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Old May 28, 2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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Keep getting iMessage activation alert

I restored my phone and I'm on 5.1.1 and for some reason I keep getting he activation alert telling me my carrier might charge me for the SMS activation. The same happened for FaceTime, I kept getting an alert but I turned it off and I stopped getting it but somehow now it's back on but I'm getting alerts r iMessage instead.
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Old May 28, 2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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I've also noticed that when people iMessage me on my number I get it and also if they send it to my Apple ID but when I iMessage them they receive it from my email although I have my caller ID set to my phone number
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I've tried 5.1.1 twice now and it won't seem to activate iMessage or FaceTime. I went back to 5.0.1 and I don't have this problem. Any ideas why?
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Which network are you using the iPhone on?
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Which network are you using the iPhone on?
3 Ireland. This is really annoying. If I turn off FaceTime it starts doing it for iMessage. I notice I only get this when I'm not on wifi.
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Something similar happened to me on 5.0 when I went for a trip and used another sim then replaced it w/ my orig carrier sim and the iCloud phone number activation go stuck without me even realizing it until people started telling me why I was not answering their imsjs back... I went to settings for each thing and for example in message settings I turn it off then on and that seemed to activate it properly; did the same w/ all the other apps.... If not maybe try resetting the network settings?
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Something similar happened to me on 5.0 when I went for a trip and used another sim then replaced it w/ my orig carrier sim and the iCloud phone number activation go stuck without me even realizing it until people started telling me why I was not answering their imsjs back... I went to settings for each thing and for example in message settings I turn it off then on and that seemed to activate it properly; did the same w/ all the other apps.... If not maybe try resetting the network settings?
I tried turning off iMessage and FaceTime. Let me try resetting network settings. The weird thing is this is the 2nd time I restore and setup as new and it's happened both times.

edit: also something weird I've noticed is that in Settings > Phone > My Number isn't actually my number even though when I text or call someone, my number shows up.

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I tried turning off iMessage and FaceTime. Let me try resetting network settings. The weird thing is this is the 2nd time I restore and setup as new and it's happened both times.

edit: also something weird I've noticed is that in Settings > Phone > My Number isn't actually my number even though when I text or call someone, my number shows up.
let me know if resetting fixed it for you.
Are you jb? do you use a sim interposer? which hacks are you running if jb? Are you using a number that was not the one registered w/ the iPhone? in iCloud do you have the sim card # or is it another one?
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So I've noticed that I get these activation messages whenever I restart my phone and it's fine until I restart again. My number in FaceTime and iMessage are correct but in Phone it's not my number. It's a temporary number which 3 was provides until my number is switched from my old carrier (Vodafone). I switched months ago so not sure why it's showing up now.

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let me know if resetting fixed it for you.
Are you jb? do you use a sim interposer? which hacks are you running if jb? Are you using a number that was not the one registered w/ the iPhone? in iCloud do you have the sim card # or is it another one?
Nope. Doesn't seem to have fixed it but at least now I only get the activation method when I reboot. I am jailbroken but never had this issue on 5.0.1. My phone is factory unlocked. I'm using the same tweaks as I did on 5.0.1 so I doubt that's the issue. Not using iCloud at the moment.

Reading some posts from here and and it seems like I just need to get a new sim card. I'll try that tomorrow. I hope this fixes it. I'd rather stay on 5.1.1 than go back to 5.0.1 https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
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