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Wannabe Geek

# 83433 16-May-2011 22:36
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Hi there first post on the forums, I figured this would be the best place to ask my question.

I've got a bunch of damaged iPhone 4's some of them arrive unactivated so one of the first things I do is activate them with iTunes to see what kind of working order they are in.

To this end I purchased a brand new Vodafone microsim the sim has no credit on it and if I leave the sim in the phone eventually I'll get a txt from Vodafone telling me I don't have enough credit to send a txt message which is odd because I haven't sent any txt's.

It's happened with all the iPhone 4's I've activated and left the sim in the phone for a bit.  I can't tell what the contents of the txt is or who it's going to.  Only thing I can think off is that there is some kind of secondary activation with Vodafone for the microsim?

Can anyone shed some light on what this mystery txt is?

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  # 469902 16-May-2011 23:03
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Could be the phone trying to activate FaceTime... Ive heard it uses a silent SMS to activate.

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  # 469905 16-May-2011 23:23
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ZollyMonsta: Could be the phone trying to activate FaceTime... Ive heard it uses a silent SMS to activate.

Ah, I think that might be it Facetime is currently showing as "Waiting for activiation".

Thanks for that.


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  # 470021 17-May-2011 11:10
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When I got my iPhone 4, I noticed on the bill two txts which were charged, and going to some very strange numbers which I didn't recognise. It was only 14c worth, but I challenged it with Vodafone, and they couldn't explain it, particularly as it didn't match the IMEI number on my phone, so they reversed the charges.

I then went out and painted the town red with my whole 14c... ;)

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