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Ultimate Geek

# 65854 7-Aug-2010 16:31
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Just checking if there is any up date with the fix for this, or, if this is in the pipeline and being actively worked on by Apple?


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  # 364714 7-Aug-2010 16:36
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What is the issue?

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  # 364731 7-Aug-2010 17:20
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Why would it matter? Doesnt it use wifi and is totally independant of the cell network?



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  # 364734 7-Aug-2010 17:29
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richms: Why would it matter? Doesnt it use wifi and is totally independant of the cell network?

Registration to the facetime server is done by SMS

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Master Geek

  # 364777 7-Aug-2010 18:38
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sbiddle: What is the issue?

Basically, it doesn't work. Issues with the activation SMS. 

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Ultimate Geek

  # 365315 9-Aug-2010 12:06
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Can someone with a iPhone 4 test this and report?

Someone for says: "I've managed to find a fix"

Settings>General>Reset>Reset All Settings>PIN>Auto Restart>DONE

You will only be required to change back your...*
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Mail and WiFi Passwords

Works great - now people can initiate a Facetime call using my ported number

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Ultimate Geek

  # 366961 12-Aug-2010 21:28
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There appears to be a decent work around for the ported number issue.

About half way down the page starting with a person called cynikal a number of people have had success in using a ported number and factime.

link  Apple forum.

Hope this helps.

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  # 367197 13-Aug-2010 14:35
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I am on Vodafone but about to port to 2degrees. Does anyone know if one (which one?) of the below will work?

1) Before I port use my VF SIM to activate then port (number will stay same, SIM and operator will change to 2degrees)

2) Before I port activate Facetime using 2degrees SIM (SIM and operator will stay same, number will change)

I'm picking 2) won't work as Facetime appears to be continually linked to number, but will 1)?


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Wannabe Geek

  # 378853 11-Sep-2010 21:26
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It is now working okay. At least for me it is.

I have an 021 number that I ported from Voda to XT and I successfully activated FaceTime today. I am running iOS 4.1. 

I first went into settings -> Phone and removed the +64 from my number and left just the 021...

Just for the reference I activated FaceTime without having any WiFi coverage at the time! 

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Ultimate Geek

  # 378876 11-Sep-2010 22:37
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Same here, its working!

Kept the +64 in the front though. I followed this - This fixes it

Good luck.

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  # 378922 12-Sep-2010 08:49
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Yep working now. I have a 021 on XT and activated it with the +64 on wireless and no reset required. Took about 45 seconds.

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Uber Geek

  # 378964 12-Sep-2010 12:24
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I got mine working the same way; followed the apple instructions from the link above. I had a muck around changing my phone number first from the +64 and now I can't remember the original format. :P Doh.

How does it go?
+64 21 etc or +64 021?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 378971 12-Sep-2010 13:06
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Yep, just the +6421....

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Uber Geek

  # 379073 12-Sep-2010 18:00
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Thanks! May the moo be with you. :)

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Ultimate Geek

  # 380328 15-Sep-2010 21:15
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Telecom New ZealandTelecomNZ 
For all the iPhone4 users on the XT network with a ported number, we have now fixed the #facetime issue ^AC via CoTweetRetweeted by you and 15 others

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