18827 Views 24 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2013 4:14 PM by Atari ST
I also live in Brazil, and have bought an iPhone 4 on Jun 25th, in London.
I'm also receiving the same SMS....... (intime, +44 refers to an UK number, not French)
If anybody can help us, it'd be great!
RodrigoiPhone 4 32GB, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2010 8:12 PM (in response to Rodrigo_V_U)I'm at Sao Paulo, I did not received any sms, my Facetime still "waiting activation ..." I called Apple @ 1-888-FACETIME They promise call me back, but nothing yet.
I also tried some of the tutorials, anyone can help us?MacBook Pro Core i7, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
yes, you're right.... the FaceTime has turned itself off (I don't know how), that's why I no longer was receiving the SMS....
When I switched it to on again, the messages came backiPhone 4 32GB, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2010 5:56 AM (in response to Rodrigo_V_U)Any news? Only a couple of BRazilians could enable the Facetime normally.
Did you guys call APPLE? They are close now, but it seems to be our only hope, please let me know any evolution.MacBook Pro Core i7, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Almost 5 working and testing, this seems To be a problem with Claro carrier, some ported numbers are also no activating, but only with Claro it's getting this Error SMS.MacBook Pro Core i7, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2010 7:26 AM (in response to Rodrigo_V_U)I'm already using ViVo non-ported number, works very well. My friendnwith ported line from Tim To Vivo is also working. Brazilian users please share your experiences! I'm already in contact wit Claro iPhone team To try To resolve this issue, until now, I don't know a single user with Claro and Facetime activated.MacBook Pro Core i7, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Have a look at this thread for more info, FaceTime relies on a couple of background texts to Apple servers. If they don't get sent and returned correctly then Facetime won't work. Not all carriers are processing the texts or maybe Apple is blocking them on some carriers:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2483442&tstart=150MacBookPro OSX 10.6.4, Windows Vista, x64
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2010 7:38 AM (in response to henleygraphics)I bought 2 iPhone4 in Paris (for me and for my wife).
Back in Brazil I inserted a SIM from TIM with a old pre-paid plan on both phones to use while we didn't get a 3G plan.
Both phones were able to get the numbers from the SIM and use the SMS to activate FaceTime and I used the FaceTime for a week without problems.
Since TIM's 3G is very poor where I live, we switch our numbers to Claro where we received temporarily numbers until our original numbers were ported from TIM to Claro.
With those temp SIMs from Claro, the iPhone was never able to retrieve the phone number from the SIM so I had to input the temp numbers by hand (+55 11 xxxx xxxx) and we weren't able to turn on the FaceTime.
I thought that, once the numbers were finally ported, I would be able to use FaceTime again and that the phone would be capable from retrieve my number from the SIM automatically. What, ofc, didn't happen or I wouldn't be posting here.
After reset, my iPhone still isn't being able to retrieve my number from the SIM (So I did that by hand again, what I think it can be part of the problem when Apple try to send me a SMS back for the activation) and FaceTime is still waiting for an eternal and disappointing activation. (It works out of the box bs)
(SMS is working just fine for any other purpose)
What is that "Claro IPhone Team" that you guys are in contact with? How can i reach them??
Since I'm switching homes right now, I don't have a way to download the new upgrade (500++Mb FTL) to test it. Does that solve the problem?
The instruction at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4246 were changed to "upgrade, try again, pray and gtfo if didn't work". Any Brazilian using Claro tried that?iPhone4, iOS 4
Murilo you have two problems.
My Claro SIM can retrieve the number from the SIM, but even that is not possible to activate Facetime, When you tried to activate yours, do you get the SMS Error from +44 7786 205094 ? Because my ported number from Claro to Vivo, don't work at all, (even with Vivo), I don;'t get any erro SMS, my other (and new line) from Vivo works "öut of the box". until now I could not find anyone from Claro with FaceTime working. My only option was buy a new line from Vivo (non-ported).
With 4.1 Beta still the same (Since I'm Dev, i did not try 4.01 on iPhone4)MacBook Pro Core i7, Mac OS X (10.6.4)