iMessage forever waiting activation. (plus old number showing)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LeandrodaFL, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

    LeandrodaFL

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    Hey everyone. I have this bug that already plaged several iphone users. I m gonna post my specific problem and I hope someone can share some insight. Screenshot bellow. 2 Questions:

    Lets begin, so 3 of the main Carriers in my country are "Vivo", "Tim" and "Claro"

    I bought 2 unlocked iphones. On the 1st, I put a "Vivo" chip. On the 2nd I put a "Tim" chip.

    On Vivo, iMessage activated. On Tim, it keeps forever waiting for activation. Afterewards, I took out the Tim chip and put a Claro chip on the 2nd iPhone. iMessage activates.

    Then, I got a second Tim chip and placed on the 1st iPhone. iMessage keeps forever waiting for activation.

    So, I am curious why the carrier Tim is not working properly with iPhones. There maybe some similar case worlwide, or even someone in this forum familiar with this particular carrier, so I tought this was worth posting.

    1) Why does this happen?

    Now the second question wich is the most important. As I changed carriers (from Vivo to Tim, and numbers in the process) iMessage is not activating, at least not getting the new number. When I got to "send and receive" it shows my old number greyed out and not "checked" (old number is cancelled and SIM in the trash)

    Cause I do have an apple ID, I can log in into imessage using my icloud email, and therefore I have iMessage functionally working. My iPad and phone are gettint the same messages, everything looks good, even tough we know it isnt.

    2) So, regarding security, do I need to worry? Eventually, my old number will go to someone else. When this happens, will this someone get my iMessages? When someone messages this old number, will I receive the messages instead?
     

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  2. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

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    Maybe just be patient? When I got a new SIM card and number, it took 24 hours for iMessage and FaceTime to activate on my new number.
     
  3. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a

    LeandrodaFL

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    2 weeks already
     
  4. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

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    In that case, might want to call Apple. That's what it says on their iMessage troubleshooting page.
     
  5. Clevans macrumors regular

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    my iMessage had to be reset this week because it went into activating status. I had to turn off iMessage and FaceTime, then go in and reset network settings. Once the phone turned back on I went in and turned on iMessage and FaceTime and then my iMessage worked
     

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