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iMessage with someone out of the country?
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: March 05, 2012 12:01PM
If someone is out of the country (in this case, on a cruise), and they are in the Caribbean on one of the islands with wi-fi nearby, can you use iMessage to communicate free of any kind of international roaming charges? I know Apple is circumventing phone carriers in general but didn't know exactly how it'd work. Thanks.
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Re: iMessage with someone out of the country?
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 05, 2012 12:13PM
Yep. If you send it over WiFi it will be free. I am planning on doing that exact same thing with my daughter next week.





Alpharetta, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: iMessage with someone out of the country?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: March 05, 2012 12:15PM
Yes---iMessage from iOS5 device to iOS5 device is free over the internet---think of it like email over the internet
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Re: iMessage with someone out of the country?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: March 05, 2012 12:16PM
There are other apps like TextFree Unlimited that do the same to other non iOS5 phones over the internet.

iMessage is great!!!
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Re: iMessage with someone out of the country?
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: March 05, 2012 12:24PM
Ok, thanks :-)
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Re: iMessage with someone out of the country?
Posted by: LaserKun
Date: March 05, 2012 12:38PM
Yep, been able to do the same thing for years using iChat - free and can see each other - video chatting, aka, talking as on a phone... Cannot beat free from all over the world. Wifi, wifi, that is. I am almost to the point of thinking I will never need an iPhone, etc., because with an iPod touch and wifi ubiquitous as it is, hey, it works great. Well, I don't know if I would want to do much talking over wifi at McDonald's, StarBucks, etc., but hotel room is fine.
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Re: iMessage with someone out of the country?
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: March 05, 2012 01:09PM
Worked like a charm!!

TA
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Re: iMessage with someone out of the country?
Posted by: testcase
Date: March 05, 2012 02:34PM
Just make sure they are connecting via WiFi and not the phone!
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Re: iMessage with someone out of the country?
Posted by: tenders
Date: March 05, 2012 03:22PM
Same with FaceTime - over wifi, no fee.
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