6 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2012 4:55 AM by impious-rocker
JPDeM Level 1 Level 1
expertise.wireless
Wireless

Both my girlfriend and I have an iPhone. However she does not have a data package. She has activated iMessage as she is often in a wi-fi zone. However when she is out and I try to send her a text message, I get iMessage and the blue bubble even though she is not in a wifi area. In these cases the message can be delayed quite a bit. I have no idea of knowing if she is in wifi or not so important or timely messages won't get to her and I know nothing about it.

Is there a solution other than disabling iMessage?

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    JPDeM wrote:

    Is there a solution other than disabling iMessage?

     

    Nope.

  • impious-rocker Level 4 Level 4

    Usually when you send an iMessage and other person is in 3G or wifi reception, it says "delivered" (In real time messaging). On the other hand, it will not say "delivered" if the other person is not in 3G or wifi reception (offline message). So, in a way you know when she is/is not in 3G/wifi reception and you can send her an ordinary text message instead. (or turn ON "SEND AS MESSAGE" feature).

  • JPDeM Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.wireless
    Wireless

    Ok thanks. I am familiar with the receipt feature but after sending a message I go back to whatever I was doing rather than keep staring at the screen to see ic it is getting through.

    The 'send as SMS' is on but there is a very long delay before the phone switches to that mode. The only way that I figured out whereby I can send her a SMS right away when I am sure she is not getting wifi is to turn off my IMessage.

  • impious-rocker Level 4 Level 4

    You need not to keep staring at the screen after sending an iMessage, because if she is in the 3G/Wifi reception, it displays "delivered" instantly.

     

    And if by "receipt feature" you are referring to "read receipts" then it is totally a separate feature.

  • JPDeM Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.wireless
    Wireless

    Sorry, I meant delivered (my OS is in french so I translated wrong, haha)

    Thanks for your input.

  • impious-rocker Level 4 Level 4

    You are welcome.