1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 2, 2013 2:25 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
CW3 Miller Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

I am on a MacBook Pro, 2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo, with 4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM, running OS 10.6.8.

I am currently deployed to Afghanistan (p.s. the internet is pretty slow over here).

I always have my iPhone with me for taking pictures, and there are a few hotspots near the USO area where I can access the wifi and use iMessage with friends and family back in the world, email, Facebook, etc..

When I am in my room, I do have wired internet that I pay for through an ISP called sniperhill.  I use my MacBook Pro here in my room.


Is there a version of iMessage that I can install on my MacBook Pro to replace iChat and then be able to iMessage my friends and family on their iOS devices (the folks I am messaging all have iPhone 4S or newer).  I found a place to download iMessage for Mac, but after a 45+ minute download, it turned out to require 10.7 or later.  D'oh!

I use iChat sometimes to video chat with my wife and kids, but they aren't always on the MacBook at the house.  If I could iMessage them while in my room on my laptop, then we could coordinate to have them power up and hop in front of the MacBook at home, then I could use FaceTime 1.0.2 to chat with them.


Any suggestions?



MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,740 points)



    Sorry about the delay.

    I also see there are 19 "Me Too" clicks.


    iMessages is the service run by Apple that basically started with the iOS devices and was a beta for a time in Lion (OS X 10.7) which also was date limited and ended on the 14th December 2012.


    It is no only available with the Messages app in Mountain Lion.


    FaceTime is available for Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) and can then FaceTime to those iOS devices.



    10:25 PM      Saturday; March 2, 2013

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"


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