Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2012 5:20 PM (in response to Pepper12)
If I understand you correctly, you switched from a CDMA iPhone to a GSM iPhone and ported your number to the new phone. If you registered your CDMA phone with Apple, try unregistering it by:
- Go to: https://supportprofile.apple.com/MySupportProfile.do
- Log in if not already logged in
- Click on ">" to the right of the CDMA phone listing
- Click "unregister"
After doing this I would wait a while for this change to be updated witht the servers, then turn iMessage and FaceTime Off, wait a couple of minutes, then turn back on.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2012 5:23 PM (in response to randers4)
Thanks for your idea...I was using a HTC phone but maybe your idea will work anyway.. by doing this will I lose my settings of any kind?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2012 5:32 PM (in response to Pepper12)
No, it won't effect anything on your phone but unregistering I doubt unregistering your GSM iPhone will help. My suggestion was an attempt to clear up any confusion on the servers with which phone was active. If your issue is that you see the message "waiting for activation" under iMessage in Settings>Messages, then this has been a widely discussed issue in these forums and there doesn't seem to be any one clear solution. Some of the things that you can try include:
- Go to Settings>General>Date & Time, make sure Set Automatically is set to On.
- Be sure you are able to send and receive messages.
- Call your carrier to see if they are blocking premium texts or third party texts (a silent message is sent to the activation server to activate these services)
- Also make sure in Settings>General>Date & Time that Set Automatically is turned to ON. If not turn it on then go to Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings
- Change the DNS servers on their wireless router to 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11
You can search the forum for "waiting for activation" and you'll find many posts. Perhaps you will find one that works for you.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2012 5:40 PM (in response to randers4)
Thanks again for your time and ideas. Like you said there are hundreds of posts out there regarding this and I think i have tried every solution suggested, including the Set Automatically thing...to no avail. Actually Apple tech support suggested that one as well. Maybe I am just doomed to never have it work right..
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2012 5:53 PM (in response to Pepper12)
Yea, there are a lot of them out there. Couple other "fixes" I've read are:
- Go to Settings>Messages>Receive At, tap your Apple ID, tap Change Location and select the country you are in if it's not correct.
- Try signing out of your Apple ID for iMessage, resetting your phone, then sign back in.
Good luck though.