I'm receiving txts on iphone with no SIM!

December 5, 2011 at 19:42:12
Specs: IOS
I recently switched carriers from AT&T, where I used an iPhone. Today I sent a text from my new phone on the new carrier and shockingly, their reply came to my inactive iPhone. I was also able to reply and carry on a txt conversation on this WiFi only connected iPhone.

We tested several things.

I turned WiFi off, and I could not send or receive.
The other person turned off their WiFi, and could still send me a txt.
It also appears that it is only when I am texting or receiving a text from an AT&T sender that this happens.

It's kind of cool that apparently I can text all I want to somebody on AT&T, but now I have to keep an old iPhone with me, charged and connected to WiFi to get any texts from AT&T numbers.

Also, the text I write has a blue background instead of green. The other person said theirs was also blue.

What the heck is going on?



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#1
December 6, 2011 at 08:57:19
I think the problem has to do with iMessage, try this:

type your message and as soon as you press send and the bubble appears with your txt in it press and keep hold of the bubble a pop will then show and you can select the "Send as text message"


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#2
December 8, 2011 at 06:15:45
I'm not sure what this will prove. I already know that it will not send, as I previously mention... when I turn off wifi, I cannot send or receive on the iPhone.

The problem I have is that I cannot text anyone using an iPhone FROM MY CURRENT CELL CONNECTED phone on another carrier without their replying text going to my wifi only connected iPhone (I now call it my iPhod).

However, I have since discovered that if I know my contact has an iPhone I can ask them to delete my contact from their phone and then add me as a new contact. Apparently once iPhones contact each other, it updates the contact record with information saying that the number is an iPhone. This has worked so far in all three cases where my contacts texts were going to my iPhod instead of my new phone on a different provider.



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