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iPad® and iPhone® Tips and Tricks (Covers iOS 6 on iPad, iPad mini, and iPhone), Second Edition by Jason R. Rich

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7. Communicate Effectively with iMessage

In this Chapter

• How to use the Messages app on the iPhone or iPad

• How to send and receive text messages on your iPhone using your cellular service provider’s text-messaging service

• Send/Receive text/instant messages using iMessage

Today’s tweens and teens have a different way to communicate, and it’s quickly spreading to adults as well. Most young people are equipped with a state-of-the-art cellphone or smartphone these days. But, instead of talking with their friends over the phone (and using up minutes of their airtime plan), or even conversing face to face, they often “talk” via text messaging and instant messaging.

Using short, text-based messages, and a special “language” composed of abbreviated ...

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