Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 3:23 AM (in response to sumeetmulani)
I tried again today. It said "Activation error" after 4-5 tries and got stuck at "Waiting for activation". I don't know what is the problem!
It seems like there's no solution for me
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 3:47 AM (in response to sumeetmulani)
Finally, my Facetime and iMessage works now. Thank god!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 8:20 AM (in response to Schuff)
Dude I m having same problem !! Please tell me wt solved your problem !!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 4:24 PM (in response to Batistag)
Mine is finally working, I just leave it alone working only wih the email and almost a week later I just turned off iMessage and turned back on. 24hours later it start working with my phone number
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 12:16 PM (in response to Schuff)
Can u be kind enough to mention all the steps you did before Imessage started working.
I tried reseting network connections
Edited number under my number
signed out of my apple ids and did hard resets. imessage n facetime both stuck at waiting for activation forever.
i'm using airtel 2g connection and i do have wifi. imessage and factime was working fine through apple id email but i want it to work through phone number as most people try sening imessage to me through phone and not ipad.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 12:18 PM (in response to irshad.d)
imessage activation can take up to 24 hours
leave it on and do not toggle imessage on/off
each time you do it reset the activation timer
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 1:35 PM (in response to sayadil)
I did all steps listed in all this discussion.
but I always got the "waiting for activation" and after 24H the error unable to verify my phone number.
I kept it that way for a week and one day just turned off/on imessage again. waited 24h hours and my phone number was validated.
just make sure you have international sms activated
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 1:56 PM (in response to Batistag)
I left Waiting for activation for few hours got a little grey note under imessage on/off saying activation unsuccessful. turned it back on and same waitin for activation and now im waiting.
also i wanted to know what number format should be under myinfo i'm based in India so it shows +91 9XXXXXXXXX at settings/phone/my number
but on appleid.apple.com under phone numbers it doesn't let us type +91 in country code so i typed just 91 as some user suggested ... also i left area code blank.. and then my 10 digit number.
my apple store purchases r working fine.. and everything else works fine except imessage activating over cellular phone and not Appleid emails.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 6:28 AM (in response to Schuff)
Awesome, Do you mean to say that your phone number is showing under imessage-send and receive and is ticked?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 5:02 PM (in response to bradfromwinnipeg)
I too was having this problem. I tried resetting the network settings, switch to airplane mode, hold the home and power button together to reset, etc.
Up to this point it was still not working.
It was not until I physically switched the power off, counted to 5, then power up again. Once I did this, both iMessage and Facetime was working.
As I tried a cocktail of the things mentioned here, I don't know which one thing fixed.
Hope it works for you too.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 10:31 PM (in response to bradfromwinnipeg)
Im having the same problem with my iPhone 5. Was working fine & now its forever activating ... Ive tried everything & nothing has worked What do I do now? Ugh so frustrating. Help please.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 1:19 AM (in response to Cameramen)
I just signed out for my Apple ID from everywhere (iTunes, Game Center, Messages and FaceTime) and tried activating. It activated that day. But today, I had to restore my iPhone and had to activate iMessage again. But the same problem. It's stuck on "Waiting for activation".
Either there's a problem with Vodafone India network or simply Apple doesn't give a **** about Indian customers!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 11:21 AM (in response to Schuff)
this has a brief jist of whats happening with vodafone mumbai.....check it out
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 7:41 AM (in response to bradfromwinnipeg)
iMessage on our iPhone 5 for me and my wife both are waiting for activation for ever.
I have tried few stuff but still no luck.
It was working fine till we decided to switch our sim for some reason.
iMessage on the email side is working fine its just the local phone number is not working.