iMessage on Fantasy?

  • Buzzster

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 30, 2007
    Basically you can iMessage and will receive notifications but I was not able to do anything more without activating the WiFi package. Example, I could see MLB notifications of scores but if I tapped the notification to the app it indicated no connection. Also, no pictures in texts. It was very useful though as we could text back home. Wish I had not bought the ATT cruise phone package. Could have saved money for more drinks.
     

    ramblingjen

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 8, 2019
    Basically you can iMessage and will receive notifications but I was not able to do anything more without activating the WiFi package. Example, I could see MLB notifications of scores but if I tapped the notification to the app it indicated no connection. Also, no pictures in texts. It was very useful though as we could text back home. Wish I had not bought the ATT cruise phone package. Could have saved money for more drinks.
    This exactly! If you can see all you notifications, but you cannot get into the apps themselves without WIFI. And iMessage works, but not no pictures.
     
  • Dug720

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 16, 2012
    This exactly! If you can see all you notifications, but you cannot get into the apps themselves without WIFI. And iMessage works, but not no pictures.
    Ditto on the Dream.

    NBD to see the numbers pop up for notifications IMHO. Or to have to wait to send pictures.
     

    Buzzster

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 30, 2007
    No, just connect to the DCL WiFi You will use this for the DCL App anyway. iMessage works automatically.
     
  • Pooh93

    <font color=blue>Proud mom of 2 dd's<br><font colo
    Joined
    Sep 19, 2000
    Is iMessage working on the Dream? Thanks in advance!
     

    Dug720

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 16, 2012
    Yes.

    Unless they lose satellite connectivity which they did for about 24 hours during the 7/21 cruise. Even the app could not refresh and you could not check your account on the app.
     

    squirk

    Saw what you did and knows who you are.
    Joined
    Apr 9, 2011
    I'm wondering if opening up these push notifications as part of the "free" onboard wifi has improved the chat functionality of the DCL app itself? Has anyone tried messing with it and noticed any improvement?
     

    Bonnie1222

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 9, 2016
    Just checking, if you have an Android phone your out of luck or will your text messaging work as well?
     

    lilsonicfan

    <font color=teal>The TF knows Canada VERY well!!<b
    Joined
    Jan 20, 2003
    Just checking, if you have an Android phone your out of luck or will your text messaging work as well?
    Out of luck. iMessage is proprietary to Apple devices. Ordinary SMS texting even from an iPhone to android won’t work without internet.
     

    hamm1207

    Alaskan DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 20, 2010
    Not too technologically advanced here..... When we cruise, I usually turn all data off on my iphone and then put it in airplane mode. I turn on wifi to use the DCL app. To use imessage through the free wifi, do I just pull up a text message like usual to text any other iphone?
     

    ramblingjen

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 8, 2019
    Not too technologically advanced here..... When we cruise, I usually turn all data off on my iphone and then put it in airplane mode. I turn on wifi to use the DCL app. To use imessage through the free wifi, do I just pull up a text message like usual to text any other iphone?
    Yes. Airplane mode and WiFi with the DCL app. iMessages are in blue. Texts in green won’t send.
     

    drcoulsey

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    May 23, 2012
    Since iMessage seems to be more reliable than the messaging part of the DCL app, it makes sense to use iMessage while on board the Dream or Fantasy to contact family on board. We will be on the Dream in 2 weeks. Being able to use iMessage sounds very positive.
     

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