Why can’t my friend write to me on my iPad mini 2 from his phone and not on the iPhone?

I cannot receive or send texts to my friend on his phone, which is not an iPhone. The error message is “This phone number is not registered with iMessage”.

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iPad can submit and receive iMessages only. If your friend doesn’t have any devices from Apple (iPod, iPad, Mac, iPhone), he can’t send a message via iMessage. Use another chat service. (Like Messenger from Facebook or WhatsApp)

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