No, you won't get those messages. As an former iPhone user who recently switched to Android I will attest to the fact messages from your friends who use iOS go into a black iMessage hole. The messages are not forwarded out of iMessage to a traditional text message. The iPhone must be reconfigured to opt out of iMessage before text messages will be delivered to a non-iOS phone.
iMessage fails over to text ONLY if you're using an iOS device. It doesn't fail over, as you might expect, if your mobile number moves to a non-iOS platform. It's a total pain in the ass. I can only believe it's designed this way to promote vendor lock-in.
I'm still trying to figure out why we even have a need for a kill switch.
The answer to that seems fairly apparent: To prevent or stifle a popular uprising against those in charge. Our government no longer works for us. In many ways, it works against us.
It's far from the financial whirlwind everyone wants to believe it is.
Oh, it's a whirlwind alright. The big organizers, promoters and builders whirl in, scoop up all the money and whirl back out of town. Leaving the locals within some hundreds of kilometer radius holding out empty bags if not outright saddled with debt.
I'm sure they would have gotten right to the bottom of this mess and straightened things out ASAP. </sarcasm>
statistically next to 0% of planes were hijacked, exploded, or crashed into big buildings until fairly recently.
Statistically, 0% of airline flights have been hijacked, exploded or crashed into big buildings