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super me Level 1 (0 points)

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 9 (50,862 points)

    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.

  • super me Level 1 (0 points)

    it is AT&T iPhone 5 but I'm using it on other carrier which is already listed in Appel website as supported carrier, so I don't know if this make any difference!!

     

    anyway, if I deactivate iMessage and FaceTime through phone settings will this solve the problem?

     

     

    thnx

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,862 points)

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

  • super me Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually it is an officially-unlocked iPhone 5 but I didn't use AT&T SIM to activate the iPhone. I just removed (AT&T) SIM card then inserted (Mobily) SIM card and the iPhone was activated immediately, that's all !

     

     

     

    -(Mobily) is a Saudi carrier

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,862 points)

    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?

  • super me Level 1 (0 points)

    : )

     

    AT&T iPhones 5 are considered as a factory unlocked when they are used "outside" the US and Canada - which is my case here-

    So, yes it is originally an AT&T phone but neither me nor anybody else has unlocked it, hacked it, cracked it or whatever they call it!

     

     

    I got a brand new sealed box form the US>removed an AT&T SIM>Inserted a Mobily SIM .... and.. here.. we ..are!!

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,862 points)

    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 (5,100 points)

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

  • super me Level 1 (0 points)

    Then believe or not : ) Apple iPhone 5 AT&T (MD645LL/A) (Model:A1428) is unlocked outside the United States but does NOT work on other LTE networks outside of North America, on the other hand, the Verizon iphone 5 (CDMA) (Model:A1429) is also unlocked outside  the United States AND it works just perfect on LTE networks almost all over the world because it supports a wide range of cellular bands more than AT&T does.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 (34,986 points)

    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 9 (50,310 points)

    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.

  • super me Level 1 (0 points)

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

    if you have anyway to find out whether my iPhone was hacked or not lets try it!

  • Gibna Level 1 (100 points)

    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 9 (50,310 points)

    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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