I recently purchased the new iPad (WiFi) for my mom (Actually, my brother purchased it in USA and shipped it to India). I have a iPhone 4S. They created a contact with my name, added my number (I live in UK, in the following format +44 7XXXXXXXXX). I have created a contact called Mom on my mobile with her Apple ID (i.e., the email address).
When I create a new message...I am able to pick the contact and Message turns to iMessage. The "Send" button turns from (hulk) green to (blue). I send a message. It is sent, but I do not get a delivered report.
When my mom creates a new message, she is able to pick my contact and Message turns to iMessage and "Send" turns from (hulk) green to (blue). However, it fails and comes up with the red exclamation mark.
Any ideas what could be the problem?