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iPhone 5 secretly sends SMS to unknown numbers

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super me Calculating status...
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Jun 25, 2013 7:16 AM

My iPhone 5 is secretly sends SMS to various  numbers several times per each month; such as

 

(00447860015021

 

00447860015022

 

00447860015023

 

00447860015024

 

...etc)

 

I've talked to my carrier but they said they don't have nothing to do with is issue!!

 

 

 

any help will be highly appreciated

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,460 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 7:20 AM (in response to super me)

    If you are using your phone on a unsupported carrier and you activate iMessage or FaceTime, you will see the activation messages. On supported carriers, those messages are invisible and uncharged.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,460 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to super me)

    Was the phone legitmately unlocked through AT&T? Or was it hacked? What carrier are you using it on?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,460 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 9:54 AM (in response to super me)

    Let's try again. Did you buy the phone factory unlocked from Apple? Or was it originally an AT&T phone that was later unlocked (as the fact it had an AT&T SIM would lead me to believe). If so, how was it unlocked? By AT&T? Or someone else?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,460 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 11:05 AM (in response to super me)

    No, AT&T phones are NOT considered factory unlocked outside of the U.S. They are locked to AT&T unless AT&T unlocks them or they are hacked. The only factory unlocked iPhone 5s in the U.S. are ones that are purchased at the Apple Store without a SIM (Verizon iPhone 5s are also unlocked but may not work on other LTE networks). So, it sounds as if your phone was not properly unlocked from AT&T. Therefore, the APN settings may not be correct, features may not work as expected. This would explain the behaviour you're seeing.

  • pdroth Level 5 Level 5 (4,810 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to super me)

    So it's not unlocked by AT&T.   There ya go.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,495 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 12:54 PM (in response to super me)

    No, I don't believe it. AT&T phones are NOT unlocked for the rest of the world unless AT&T unlocks, them, they were purchased as unlocked from Apple, or they were hacked to unlock them. I answer hundreds of posts from people who take their AT&T phones to other countries and are disappointed that local SIMs don't work.

     

    The fact that you are seeing the automatic, normally hidden FaceTime and iMessage activation SMS messages further demonstrates this.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,950 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 1:04 PM (in response to super me)

    super me wrote:

     

    Then believe or not : ) Apple iPhone 5 AT&T (MD645LL/A) (Model:A1428) is unlocked outside the United States

    Sorry. You are wrong.

  • Gibna Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 1:12 PM (in response to super me)

    well if it accepted your Saudi SIM without any hacks on your phone then that means that it IS unlocked. Perhaps your network and country in general block iMessage and Facetime. Check with your carrier if they support these services.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,950 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 1:28 PM (in response to super me)

    super me wrote:

     

    Well, all what I'm sure of is that upon activation I got a "congratulations" message stating your iPhone has been unlocked!!

    And if you'd said that up front, unstead of making a demonstrably false blanket statement about AT&T phones being unlocked outside of the US, you would not have made yourself look like a fool.

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