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Topic # 160108 23-Dec-2014 20:31
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Just got my vodafone bill and it has a sms to a UK number that I don't recognise or have as a contact, nor do I have a sent message on the date/time it states.
I can't really be bothered waiting on hold to vodafone to get my 20c refunded but just wondering if I should be concerned about it showing up on my account (ie am I going to get more, is my phone doing something weird?) or if its most likely just a random error?

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  Reply # 1202906 23-Dec-2014 20:35
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It's not an error they will be imessage or Facetime activation SMS (Google search the +44) number and you will see

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  Reply # 1202908 23-Dec-2014 20:39
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If it's +445773142076 then it's the Apple iMessage activation sent by your phone.

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  Reply # 1203101 24-Dec-2014 11:14
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Either that or any other app - WhatsApp, Viber, Secret, Wickr and so on all use a SMS to tie your phone to an account.






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  Reply # 1203104 24-Dec-2014 11:24
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berry: I can't really be bothered waiting on hold to vodafone to get my 20c refunded


Vodafone are almost certainly not going to refund this - it is almost certain that this is your phone sending an activation SMS.

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  Reply # 1203128 24-Dec-2014 11:56
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why do all those SMS come from UK +44?

do they offer cheapest international outgoing rates etc?

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  Reply # 1203179 24-Dec-2014 13:27
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nathan: why do all those SMS come from UK +44?

do they offer cheapest international outgoing rates etc?


You mean sent to the UK, No idea but they need a central place somewhere



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  Reply # 1203233 24-Dec-2014 14:07
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johnr: It's not an error they will be imessage or Facetime activation SMS (Google search the +44) number and you will see


ohhh, thanks John. Googled the number and it looks like its Facetime. A bit weird as I never use facetime, nor is this a new phone, and it was sent when I would have been driving to work! Maybe some updates made it need to reactivate or something.

Good to know its not something fishy. Thanks guys.


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