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Old Oct 18th 2017, 8:01 am
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to those who have an iPhone - does your iMessage work?
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Old Oct 18th 2017, 9:21 am
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Define 'work'.

Texting, yes, voice or video calling, no.
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With a vpn everything works.
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Old Oct 18th 2017, 11:57 am
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Define 'work'.

Texting, yes, voice or video calling, no.
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With a vpn everything works.
i'm referring to when you 'text'/sms someone - previously if you text someone and they also had an iphone then the messages would appear in blue and hence it was sent/rec'd as an imessage and therefore free.
Now that 'feature' has disappeared.
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Old Oct 18th 2017, 12:57 pm
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You might need to check it's turned on. Or rather that it hasn't been turned off.

Check Settings -> Messages and make sure iMessage is turned on.
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Originally Posted by martinbkk View Post
You might need to check it's turned on. Or rather that it hasn't been turned off.

Check Settings -> Messages and make sure iMessage is turned on.
Nailed it Martin. I iMesage so many people and upon checking find they’ve bought an iPhone in the pit and iMesage is turned off by default #notauaerevenuethingatall
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Who still uses text messages?
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Who still uses text messages?
People without WhatsApp.

We're renting out the spare room in our flat and a surprising % of respondents don't have WhatsApp and text instead. It's a good way of filtering out the chaff
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People without WhatsApp.

We're renting out the spare room in our flat and a surprising % of respondents don't have WhatsApp and text instead. It's a good way of filtering out the chaff
I use whatsapp for personal stuff, texts for work stuff generally. But I reckon I send 1-3 SMS a month. Tops.
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I'm all over whatsapp.... and the same as Scamp on SMS's. Uber rarely.... All I get is spam and automated message from the bank etc.
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I'm all over whatsapp.... and the same as Scamp on SMS's. Uber rarely.... All I get is spam and automated message from the bank etc.
Which is why I have 1,825 unread SMS
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WhatsApp, LINE, Viber, Facetime usually only for video but then only as a backup to LINE and WhatsApp.
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I hate iPhones

Samsung every time!!
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I hate iPhones

Samsung every time!!
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If you look carefully at the settings you will see that you can also opt to send messages as an SMS (text) when there is no wi-fi available. Quite handy.
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I have a few friends who still insist on talking to me only via imessage, despite them having whatsapp and the only reason I can think of is that they have Mac OS and its easier for them to imessage through that. I just like the draw function in it and have become quite an expert in drawing male / female appendages in less than 10 seconds.
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