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Sat Sep-21-19 01:40 PM by handle


>This has been documented over and over again for years. I'm
>not sure what's so confusing.

Why? Because you can't get an immediate read receipt? Because it works over wi-fi?

Literally the reason people are staying is because they prefer the product - that's not lock in that's CHOICE.

Lock in is not: 1 company makes something better than another --SO then that company MUST make a version (and free/opensource too) for it's competitors or you are "locked in!!"

There are Hundreds of messaging clients for EVERY OS.

This is about choice - not about "LOCK IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Please, show me the documentation where it's not about preference - or the "hassle" of getting your social circle to agree on another messaging application.

Note:I am aware that there was a bug in iMessage where if you switched phones to Android and took your SIM card AND didn't turn off iMessage on your old device then you'd miss messages. That bug has been fixed for like 4 years.


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Quesiton: What's wrong with tech writer's brains?? [View all] , handle, Tue Sep-17-19 11:29 AM
Subject Author Message Date ID
There's a lot you can do in iMessage that you can't do in basic sms
Sep 17th 2019
this is a very weird complaint.
Sep 18th 2019
If you read The Verge or their affiliated podcasts
Sep 19th 2019
      you gotta fix you in that.
Sep 20th 2019
It's hard to upgrade to Android once you're locked into iMessage
Sep 18th 2019
      a: that's not what lock-in means.
Sep 21st 2019
      So lock in means: Has a better piece of software as a standar feature?
Sep 21st 2019
           lock-in means it's designed specifically so that if you switch
Sep 22nd 2019
           and yes, that's exactly what happened.
Sep 22nd 2019
      Shit is still "broken"
Sep 21st 2019
I don't care either way because iPhone, schmyPhone
Sep 19th 2019

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