What is iMessage?
iMessage is the built in texting service that Apple provides on all of it's iPhone and iPad devices. This means as long as a data connection is available, you can send a text from one Apple device to another - no talk / text plan required. Please note, iMessage is not a feature available on Android devices.
Calls and text will come from your iCloud account and not your FreedomPop phone number. This is helpful because even if you run out of texts messages in your FreedomPop plan, or simply want to preserve your text messages, you will still be able to send an iMessage to another iPhone or iPad owner.
How it works
This feature should be enabled by default. However, if you'd like to make sure iMessages are turned on, you can check your Settings. Click here for instructions.
How to send a message
To send an iMessage, tap on the native texting application on your iPhone or iPad. You do not want to use the FreedomPop application for this.
Next, enter the phone number of your recipient. Remember, iMessage only works between two Apple devices.
You cannot send an iMessage to an Android user, even if your device is an iPhone or iPad. Both sender and recipient must have Apple devices.
Finally, type your message and tap Send. MMS (Picture or Video Messages) and Group Messaging is available through iMessage, even if you do not have our MMS and Group Messaging service!
If you are sending a valid iMessage (meaning both devices are Apple devices) the message will appear in blue. If the message is invalid -- meaning, it was sent as a regular SMS instead of through iMessage -- it will appear in green.
If you are sure that both sender and recipient have Apple devices, but the messages keep showing up green or they are undelivered, make sure iMessages are Enabled from within Settings on your device Click here for instructions. Both parties need to have iMessages enabled. For additional features, like forwarding a message, deleting messages, or sending your location to someone through iMessage, please visit Apple Support pages.
If you have any additional questions regarding iMessages, or questions about our service in general, please click here to learn how to get in touch with us.
If iMessage is still not working for you, it may be because you are using a VoIP number. Please upvote the post here by clicking "I have this question too". If it gets enough attention, Apple may make iMessage a smoother process on VoIP phones.