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Is iMessage useless on a wifi only iPad 2?


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I downloaded ios5 and wanted to try to message my friend. He has an iphone4, I don't know if he has ios5 yet. It would not send a message at all. The apple website said when referring to iMessage:
"*For iPad with 3G, normal carrier data rates may apply."

Does that mean iMessage for wifi iPad 2 is just a useless app?
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This is from the Apple website, which I found by typing "iMessage" into google. :p

Apple - iOS 5 - See new features included in iOS 5.

"You can send unlimited messages via Wi-Fi or 3G from you iPad...."
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So I guess I should ask everyone, is there anyone out there with a wifi only ipad2 that has iMessage up and working?
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The person you're sending the message to has to have iOS 5. I've been texting all day on my wi-fi iPad2.

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It's working on my WiFi iPad I 16GB. People on the other end have to have IOS5.
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Working here too.

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Figured out the picture question, iPad only apparently. Sorry to thread-jack.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Billyw715 View Post
So I guess I should ask everyone, is there anyone out there with a wifi only ipad2 that has iMessage up and working?
Works for me, was using it last night.
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I tried this last night from my iPod Touch to my friends iPad with Wi-fi. Like the others stated, it's free, but only with other iOS 5 users.
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Hi, this thread is very interesting. I have an iPhone 4 and an iPad 1. Both now on IOS 5. iMessage on iPhone working fine exactly as described. My son has iPhone 4 with IOS 5 and we're texting to one another over wifi with no problem. My iPad will not send or receive a thing. Any ideas? Thanks
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Sorry, should say the iPad is wifi only but iCloud all enabled etc.
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