new iphone 7 and when I did a restore from old phone I lost the new phone number.

1chrischan

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 6, 2015
23
5
Midwest USA
Got new iphone 7 and when I did a restore from old phone I lost the new phone number. I got it from freedompop, all set up with a new number, but I wiped it and then did a restore from icloud backup from old lame phone. Now it actually receives calls to my old number, but not to the new number that freedompop gave it. I want the new number. My imessages settings says waiting to activate, as does my facetime. What can I do to get this phone to have the right phone number?
 

Modernape

macrumors regular
Jun 21, 2010
191
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In settings, tap your name at the top, which takes you to your Apple ID. The first section there takes you to phone numbers. Next to the "Contactable At" section, tap 'Edit' and add the number you want.
 

1chrischan

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 6, 2015
23
5
Midwest USA
In settings, tap your name at the top, which takes you to your Apple ID. The first section there takes you to phone numbers. Next to the "Contactable At" section, tap 'Edit' and add the number you want.
Unfortunately, it wants to send a verification code to that number and at this time, the phone thinks it has the number of my old phone and can't receive messages on the number that is supposed to be assigned to that phone.
 

dotme

macrumors 6502a
Oct 18, 2011
903
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Iowa
Unfortunately, it wants to send a verification code to that number and at this time, the phone thinks it has the number of my old phone and can't receive messages on the number that is supposed to be assigned to that phone.
That's really weird. The phone should read the SIM for phone number. Can you sign out of iCloud, then restart the phone? Once restarted, before signing in, see what phone number it thinks it has.