2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 8:16 PM by gpeisner
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I tried to iMessage a friend yesterday (we've been iMing for several months with no problems) and it wouldn't go through. I retried and the phone automatically sent the message as an SMS and it went through. Later I had the the same issue with an iMessage not being delivered to a different person (we've also had no problems in the past.) I retried and it failed again. When I retried for the second time the phone gave me the option of sending the message as an SMS which I did and the message went through (as an SMS.) Today I messaged friend #1 and it went through as an iM automatically but when I messaged friend #2 today, the phone automatically sent it as an SMS. Is there a reason why it's defaulting to SMS for friend #2? I'm fairly certain that friend #2 didn't disable iMessaging. How can I get my phone back to sending as an iM? I'm on an iPhone 4 running 5.1.1. Thanks in advance for your help!

iPhone 4, iOS 5.1.1