Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2013 1:19 PM (in response to Criblenud)
Put your SIM card in your old iPhone, then deactivate iMessage and Facetime.
You should actually read this to completely free yourself from your old phone:
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to Criblenud)
You need to deactivate iMessage on your iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2013 1:27 PM (in response to pdroth)
I am using Verizon and do not have a SIM card. What else is there to do?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2014 6:33 PM (in response to Criblenud)
My son just replaced his iPhone with an android and we were having these same text message/iMessage issues. We tried all sort of "fixes" found on the internet. Here is what work for us. I still have an iPhone and I had to go into Settings>Messages on my phone and turn on send as SMS, send him a text that went thru properly on the first try. Then I went back in and turn it back off and he could receive SMS texts from me after that.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2014 7:21 PM (in response to Criblenud)
It sounds like you did the right thing and removed your number from the iMessages settings on your old phone. However, make sure to also remove the AppleID from the iMessages as well.
Also, IF you had an AppleID also associated with your iMessages seting, then that is likely the reason that others cannot text you. If, like most people, they start new iMessages to you by using an existing iMessage thread that was related to your AppleID instead of your phone number, then it will not get through to you. You need to contact anyone that can't text you from an iPhone and have them delete all previous iMessages from/to you. Then, if they compose a brand new SMS text addressed to your phone number, they should be able to text you.
In other words, your new non-Apple device cannot do iMessages yet your former recipients are using old iMessages (non SMS texts) to try to reach you. Many folks don;t even ever realize that messages delivered using iMessage protocol are in blue whereas SMS texts are in green. Any blue messages that they reply to will never reach you any more so they might as well delete them to avoid confusion.
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