iMessages being sent from my email?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by willryan42, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. willryan42 macrumors regular

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    Whenever I send an iMessage, the recipient responds by asking why I'm sending messages from my Gmail (the same email I use for my apple ID). I tried going under "receive at" in the iMessage settings, but my phone number isn't listed there, only my gmail. Does anyone know how to fix this issue?

    I've tried a lot of the responses in this thread (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3385682?start=15&tstart=0), but none of them have worked.
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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  3. willryan42 thread starter macrumors regular

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    T-Mobile. Jailbroken/unlocked iPhone 4 on iOS5.
     
  4. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    Is this on an iPhone or on an iPad or touch? I don't think there currently is a way to "receive at" your phone number if you're not on an iPhone, which really bothers me too.
     
  5. willryan42 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, iPhone 4. I've tried everything I can think of but nothing seems to work...
     
  6. Eric Noa macrumors 6502

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  7. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    that's why.. your number needs to be activated on an official carrier.

    same problem here in Canada with my friend. he's using the iPhone on an unsupported carrier (in terms of them carrying the iPhone), and it won't let him activate his number..
     
  8. willryan42 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahhh even if imessage works fine? If this is the case then that's a real bummer...
     

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