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
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.....
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
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!
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
To add to the above - I had exactly the same issue both Facetime & iMessage would not activate after doing a restore...tried everything listed and everything Apple Support suggested to no avail.....finally resolved it myself.
Logged onto my iCloud account from a desktop computer ( won't work if using an iPad / iPhone) and change my Apple ID password. Logged off, turned iMessage & Facetime back on in my iPhone settings, entered new Apple ID password and activated immediately.
Hope this helps someone!
I just solved my iMessage problem and it may help others.
The iMessage activation sends "invisible" SMS to the UK (I am living in Australia). If you don't have credit (like with Aldi mobile - must have PAYG credit) or ability to send message overseas the SMS is NEVER sent and the Activation after 24 hours is unsuccessful.
Once I had the right type of credit the SMS went true and after 30 seconds the iMessage was activated!
Hope it will help.