Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 4:05 AM (in response to Cameramen)
Hi am facing same issue, using Vodafone mumbai, Iphone 4 IOS 5.0.1
tried most of the usual tricks mentioned. NO solution still stuck on waiting for activation.
Can send/recieve on email but not on phone number.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 12:41 AM (in response to Vidur Malhotra)
Did you try resitting your GPRS settings at the store? However, the airplane trick has worked for most but at the same din't work for another friend of mine last week.
Did anyone else get to crack this?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 1:11 AM (in response to Cameramen)
as aftr speakin to apple it is quite clear that the issue is with vodafone side, apple said this is not an issue with their side.
i not only reset the settings but also got a new micro sim both of which did not start
apple has stated that der r only 2 partners for wireless in india ie airtel and aircel
so i doubt itll work in future also
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 11:47 AM (in response to Vidur Malhotra)
Hey Vidur check this link out we r facing the same problem.Iam trying my best to get it resolved.Hope it works again
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 8:51 AM (in response to Adu Macbook AIr)
what is the update? did you hear back from vodafone.
Also ask them to reset the GPRS settings(guess thier is bunch of reset that happens along with GPRS) and buy a new sim. Activate imessage after 24 hrs (so that the previous timer is resetted) this should definelty work.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 12:48 PM (in response to Cameramen)
Like i had mentioned before i got an airtel prepaid sim card.Works Perfect!
No silly waiting for activation like on Vodafone India Network.
So clearly for me its a Vodafone carrier issue,where vodafone is blocking something which airtel isnt.
So Pls the Vodafone Representatives on this forum take some initiative and get this solved.
Otherwise I will be dissconnecting Vodafone and continuing airtel postpaid.
So pls Vodafone do something.....
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 9:22 PM (in response to Adu Macbook AIr)
IT'S WORKING! Got a call from Vodafone asking to reset network settings and deactivate iMessage. Works fine now. They said they had to do some system reset at their end. Going forward, if this happens again, the only way to get help is by posting on twitter with their handle @vodafonein. This always gets a response and a call from a Vodafone rep who is far more knowledgeable than the standard customer service reps.
Try resetting network settings and restarting iMessage. Should work fine. If not, post I'm twitter and you'll get a call back within a day. Good luck
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 9:53 PM (in response to sammy284)
For those of you who are facing this issue in India (specifically Vodafone).
Vodafone servers have an update, so turn both imessage and facetime off > reset your network settings > and then activate with Wifi or 3G. This is working and should activate well within 2 mins
Btw thanks for the update Sammy. yes it is working for most of them!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 10:55 PM (in response to Cameramen)
Mine worked with this. This is the only solution
Try this it worked for me on iPhone 4S and my friend using iPhone 5
1. Switch off iMessage
2. Switch off FaceTime
3. Add the following number to your contacts: +44 57 7314 2076 and save it as 'Activate iMessage' in the first name field.
4. Send an SMS to the above number with 'Activate iMessage' without the quotes.
5. Switch on iMessage, press OK when prompted
6. Send an SMS to the above number with 'Activate FaceTime' without the quotes.
7. Switch on FaceTime
Please note: The capitalisation is important