I'm concerned about it and I really want to use it. I haven't used it and I need some tips so someone please tell me if it needs wifi.

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No - iMessage works over any viable network connection.

Assuming you are on an iPod touch, since WiFi is your only viable network, then it follows you need WiFi, but it's not a limitation of iMessage as much as it is of your hardware. iMessage works fine over ethernet, cellular data equally as well as WiFi.


You'll require internet for iMessage. And you can have access to internet through WIFI or 2G/3G/4G on any of the device. Thus if you can access a website you can use iMessage.

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