iMessage / UK / O2 - receiving automated SMS but not activating

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by psynnott, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. psynnott macrumors 6502

    psynnott

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    I did a full erase + reset of my 3gs. Running 6.1.3.
    Trying to activate iMessage and I get "waiting for activation". A few seconds later, an SMS arrives that looks like:
    ?????@@REG-RESP?v=3;r=xxxxxxxxx;n=+44xxxxxxxxxxxxx;s=xxxxxxxxxxx

    From what I understand , this is the configuration information that iMessage needs. But for whatever reason, it's coming through as text to me rather than data to the app.

    I have followed many guides online to get iMessage working. I have reset all contents and data on the phone and set it up as a new phone, not connected it to any Apple service and then activate iMessage. Same thing - an SMS comes in and iMessage doesn't activate.

    I've spent 4 hours looking at this. Also spoke to O2 and they say nothing is wrong with my account so it should work.

    Please help!
     
  2. Dee2001 macrumors member

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    I'm having the exact same problem with my 5s on O2. Keep getting the configuration information as texts. I'm wondering if it's an O2 problem as there was a carrier update today.

    I've ordered a 3 nano sim just to check and see.
     
  3. psynnott, Sep 20, 2013
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    psynnott thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Dee2001 macrumors member

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    When I was trying to get iMessage working I restored to a fresh copy of 7.0.1 and iTunes told me that there was a carrier update.
     
  5. camperdown9 macrumors regular

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    I've got the same issue. Brand new iPhone and O2 sim.

    I have just tried a Vodafone sim in the handset and iMessage activates correctly and everything works as it should.

    Looks like is an O2 issue.

    Alex
     
  6. Dee2001 macrumors member

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    They've figured out what was causing it at that link you posted.

    Seems if you use TuGo it stops the silent text reaching iMessage. Deleted my TuGo account and iMessage is now working.
     
  7. psynnott thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeap, that also worked for me :)
     

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