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Why is my iMessage being sent as a text message?

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Trevor Cole Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Oct 19, 2011 7:14 AM

A couple of days ago I installed iOS 5 on my iPhone 4. Now, for my contacts who also own iPhones, iMessages seem to be activated. When I send a message, the bubble is blue, indicating an iMessage.

 

But then, a few minutes later, these messages are turning green, and underneath them is a line saying "sent as Text message".

 

Is this a bug? Why's this happening? At the moment, iMessage seems to be useless, at least for me. (I'm in Canada, working on a Bell contract. Does that factor in?)

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