By looking on apples support community, I can tell that this is a huge issue. I am now wondering if any of you have a solution. If possible, I would like to not completely restore. Keep in mind that so far, I have: Reset network settings removed sim card deleted icloud account deactivated sms AND imessage Had my friends with iphones switch my contact to just mobile Had my friends completely re-create my contact. Any help is appreciated. sorry for strange capitalization. EDIT: sorry, i wasnt thinking as i was typing and subconsciously typed a curse word.