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Can not receive sms without data plan.

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Vu.Quang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 2, 2013 1:39 PM



I really need help.


I have Iphone 4. After my contract end, I switched to voice only plan. So I turn off my IMessage.  But some thing strange happen.


All my friends who are using Iphone can not send me SMS anymore. It is always going through Imessage by default and I can not receive it. And there is NO WAY to make it going through regular SMS. I hear that when Imessage does NOT work, It will send via regular SMS. For some raison, It does NOT send it through regular SMS. 


I have try many tricks I found on Internet. None of them work.


1) Change Apple ID.

2) Unregisted My Iphone.

3) remove any phone number or email from IMessage.

4) Reset password Apple ID


5) Call my carrier, but they said they can not do any thing for me because I can receive sms from android device. So there is nothing wrong with their network. They said that I have to call Apple support.


6) I call Apple support: here is what they told me.


I have to turn OFF Imessage for at least 90 days before the message are going through regular sms again.!!????????


It doesn't make any sens. I am so frustrated right now.


Please help...

iPhone 4, iOS 6.1.2
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