5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2011 9:56 AM by deggie
TaylorLuczak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


so i heard iMessage is free international to other iPhones with the new ios5 software, is this true?


iPhone 4, iOS 5
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (46,250 points)

    It uses your data allowance but there is no per message charge as there would be with SMS.

  • Mujkocka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i am getting a shocked when i received my charges on the SMS i sent. the bubbles were blue. according to documentation that would have meant free. but no, 3 UK is charging me.

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9 (50,805 points)

    You don't need to keep reposting this, check with 3. If you sent your message as a group text and one of the persons receiving it does not have iOS 5 then it will go as an MMS and be billed as a text. But again, check with 3.

  • Mujkocka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i don't think the problem is with 3. when imessage makes a decision to out a message, it probably verifies whether the contact end is an ios 5 iphone. i think it is a pretty good guess because before you send it, the color of the send button and the contact would be updated. it would be up to the imessage end to use the right API (whether to send via apple network (free)or the mobile network (not free)). so it looks like apple screws up.

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9 (50,805 points)

    It doesn't guess, it pings and knows the other end is an iOS 5 device, sends it as an iMessage and shows you it has been delivered as an iMessage. At this point it is not using SMS at all.

     

    I've sent a number of iMessages back and forth to several people and none of them have been listed as a text message with AT&T. So if Apple "screws up" how would it be working with AT&T but not with 3? Call them.