Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 8:42 AM (in response to LeeBrenda)
If you registered your phone with Apple & your Apple ID, you can remove the phone from your support profile. If you didn't do that, other than putting your sim card in another iPhone & turning iMessage off, I'm not aware of any way to stop this.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to wjosten)
When you mention "support profile", you mean my Apple ID login page? If yes, I tried this, but it shows my number in my friends iMessage.
As for the iPhone, I'm no longer using it (sold it). So my SIM is no longer the micro SIM. So can't put it into any iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to LeeBrenda)
If the phone is listed under your support profile, remove the phone.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 9:45 AM (in response to LeeBrenda)
No phone number listed.
You're looking for your old phone, not a phone number. If the phone is listed, click Edit Products, then click the x that appear to the right of the phone to delete it.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to LeeBrenda)
I have exactly the same problem. I ported my number to an Android phone, and kept my iphone to use as an Ipod touch. I have taken the sim card out, wiped the phone. put the sim card back in to restore and turned off imessage completely. Nothing works. Its like my phone number is stored on some Apple imessage server somewhere and any of my friends iphones automatically see my number as an iphone still and default to imessage. Then the messages they send are never received by anything. My only course of action is to ask them to turn their imessaging service off. It is deeply frustrating.
I also tried to check if it was registered but it apparently never was (I had bought a refurbished iphone from AT&T). If I login to my apple profile their are no products registered.
Apple needs to get this fixed pronto, because some of us are still customers even though we may have switched our phones. And I am not a very happy customer right now.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 1:09 PM (in response to LeeBrenda)
SO has this been fixed? I am having the same issue which is extremely annoying. The fact that my profile does not show any products on my profile, shows that apple has serious bugs in their system. I own an ipad and macbook .. neither are showing up there either. Apple really screwing up big time on there end with this.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2012 9:21 PM (in response to evanm978)
this is exactly the problem I have...I move my SIM from a 3GS Iphone to Android phone, and now people with Iphones can't SMS me (as the message goes via Imessage / icloud (whatever))... I did remove my number from support profile 15min ago .. but I still not getting SMS..
Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2012 6:36 PM (in response to LeeBrenda)
My wife went to an S3 today I figured out how to fix this problem
Have your friends or any one you know delete you from their phone.
Have them restart their phones (power down then back on completely)
Have them text your number
Make a new entry for you.
This worked for me. However your milagros may very. Or just have them reboot their phones and see if that works
If it doesn't you will need to put your sim in their phone and turn iMessage off from your sim. If they are All on another network other than AT&T then I am at a loss however you may be able to go into AT&T and use one of their iPhones. To do this. If you are on a anything other than AT&T this also probably will not help.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2012 1:17 AM (in response to LeeBrenda)
what a joke this is, i also switched to an S3 (best choice ive made!) and now i cant get texts from anyone from an iphone
this is absolutly unacceptable
ive called apple and they simply said 'go to messages and turn off imessage, which clearly doesnt work
what a stupid product
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2012 2:23 AM (in response to LeeBrenda)
I contacted Apple support, they are pretty useless.
But now I found online the fix couple of weeks ago.. luckily I still had my old 3GS in the bottom of the junk draw.
- Put the SIM back in the iMobile.
- Startup the phone, let it register with the carrier
- Turn ON Imessage: under Messages menu there is an option for Imessages . (if already on, turn off, and then on again)
- Turn OFF Imessage: Messages menu etc..
During this process the Iphone will send a couple of SMSs in the back ground, when the mobile changes Imessage status.. so it will cost money..