How am I still able to text?

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    How am I still receiving text message from other iphone 4s?? I haven't paid my phone bill in 2 months. everything else is cut off though, it even says I have no service on the top left hand... is there a built in device in the new iphones? or did they just forget to cut the texting part out?
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    Seems a bit odd... might want to touch base with your wireless provider. However, they probably won't be much help since you haven't paid your bill.
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    Well I guess I'm lucky :)
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    Perhaps... until the wireless provider catches on months from now and tries to charge you a lump sum for the text messages that you've sent and received w/o being in a messaging plan. Paying per text can rack up the $$ quite quickly!
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    Well I was thinking in the new iphones, they have something built in them where iphones can text iphones without service. The reason I say that is because No other phones can text me, or call me except the new iphone.
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    When texts come in... what color are the bubbles?
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    Here's a screen shot

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    that's iMessage, you have it enable in your iPhone and your contact is having it as well, iMessage is not part of your carrier network services.
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    It's iOS 5.0 or 5.0.1. Not the new iPhone. It's most likely any iPhone running this iOS... And I'm sure it's being sent and received over wifi.
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    Similar to an iPad that's wifi only and not on a cell network.
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    Those would be iMessages... interesting.
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    my friend is weird lol.

    So is it free of charge? since I'm running it on wifi?? and how long will this last???
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    Your spelling on the those messages in not very good.

    Sent from my 64gb iPad
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    Lol thanks?
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    I use a spellchecker. Works quite groovy.

    Sent from my 64gb iPad
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    Yeah it's free of charge and will work always as long as you have a wifi connection and your correspondents are also having iMessage activate in their iPhones.
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    Thank you so much!
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    I had another thought that just came up, how am I going to receive text messages when they give my phone number away? I haven't paid my phone bill in a few months due to unemployment.
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    I believe you can use an email address.
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    Correct. It will be using your email address. Once again...iMessage has nothing to do with your phone bill or company.
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