Officially unlocked iPhone sends MMS messages by itself to ex-operator

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rikesh, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. rikesh macrumors newbie

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    In the UK, had my O2 iPhone officially unlocked by them. iTunes showed the message 'congratulations your iPhone is unlocked' so it went through ok.

    When I first had the phone unlocked I ported my number over to Vodafone. Everything works great - but looking at the online billing I found a charge for an MMS sent to '1010'. I recognised this as the O2 MMS number used to set up a new phone with picture messaging.

    Now I don't really use MMS so I just disabled it to prevent further messages being sent. Recently, I updated the iPhone firmware to 3.1.3 with a clean install. All my settings were lost so MMS was back on by default.

    Predictably, another message was sent from my number to '1010'. I was of course charged for it.

    This is really starting to get on my nerves. It is a legally unlocked iPhone and yet here it is sending messages by itself. Any tips?
     
  2. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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  3. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    Contract shouldn't matter. If he has an Vodafone sim card, and his number is on Vodafone, I really can't answer.
     
  4. rikesh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It wasn't even on contract, it was on pay as you go.

    I know O2 never actually delete ex-customer accounts, they simply 'deactivate' them. I might write a letter requesting they delete my account to see if this helps.

    But I am quite certain the problem is phone-specific rather than either networks' fault.
     

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