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Topic # 91661 18-Oct-2011 15:28
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I wonder what your thoughts are about the option of using iMessage while roaming. I have a feeling it would be cheaper to text using iMessage (roaming data) than 80c per text but I don't really know how to work it out.
 

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  Reply # 534765 18-Oct-2011 15:34
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iMessage alone doesn't use a lot of data BUT if, for example, someone sends you an image on iMessage or you accidentally turn on push emails you could get a nasty surprise.

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  Reply # 534772 18-Oct-2011 15:40
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Remember that you could only imessage other people with iphones who have imessage!

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  Reply # 534774 18-Oct-2011 15:42
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kyhwana2: Remember that you could only imessage other people with iphones who have imessage!

Make that any device that has iOS 5. 

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  Reply # 534909 18-Oct-2011 19:27
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And data roaming will need to be switched on (it's off by default) giving any app licence to use the network.




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  Reply # 534915 18-Oct-2011 19:34
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Also remember providers round up mobile data sessions up, so even if you send a 100 bytes message it will probably round up to the next 10 Kbytes. And soon you will lose any savings you think there are.

In other words, probably bad idea.






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  Reply # 534945 18-Oct-2011 20:30
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So in theory should work, but it is fraught with danger. Sounds safer to not go there. Cheers

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  Reply # 535025 19-Oct-2011 06:43
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Of course if you use free wifi then iMessage will be free too.







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  Reply # 535059 19-Oct-2011 09:51
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Is there an iMessage client for the mac /pc? Being able to txt easily from computer to someones phone would be mondo handy.




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  Reply # 535112 19-Oct-2011 12:28
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gjm: Is there an iMessage client for the mac /pc? Being able to txt easily from computer to someones phone would be mondo handy.

No but if I had an iOS device I could probably analyze the protocol and make one. 

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  Reply # 535130 19-Oct-2011 13:38
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gjm: Is there an iMessage client for the mac /pc? Being able to txt easily from computer to someones phone would be mondo handy.


Nope. It is reportedly XMMP over SSL, but the servers aren't federated and not interoperable with any other XMMP/Jabber services.
 

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  Reply # 535134 19-Oct-2011 13:43
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kyhwana2:
gjm: Is there an iMessage client for the mac /pc? Being able to txt easily from computer to someones phone would be mondo handy.


Nope. It is reportedly XMMP over SSL, but the servers aren't federated and not interoperable with any other XMMP/Jabber services.
 

SSL doesn't automatically mean that it can't be intercepted. 

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