Apple iPhone: activating iMessage & FaceTime

batman
Retired Sheriff

Apple iPhone: activating iMessage & FaceTime

As unifi mobile has not listed as Apple’s supported carrier yet, using these features on iPhone require a bit of manual settings.

 

Settings > Messages > Turn on iMessage

 

When you see this message, don't panic. activation.pngThis message means to activate iMessage, your iPhone will trigger an SMS to Apple. By doing so, you may be charged for the SMS (most probably as an IDD SMS). However, as a unifi mobile user you will not be charged for this activation fee.

 

Once iMessage is enabled, scroll down and tap “Send & Receive” imessage2.png

 

Select your Apple ID to use iMessage.imessage.png

 

For FaceTime, the steps are similar.

 

Settings > FaceTime > Turn on FaceTime.

Select your Apple ID to use FaceTime.

Facetime.png

 

Because you’re using iMessage/FaceTime with your Apple ID, things can be different when using these features.

 

Remember:

 

1) You will be sending iMessage using your Apple ID

2) You can only receive iMessage if another person send it to your Apple ID

3) You will be making FaceTime call using your Apple ID

4) You can only receive FaceTime call when another person calls your Apple ID

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NickAlfred_Jr
Contributing Citizen ✪✪

Re: Apple iPhone: activating iMessage & FaceTime

Mucho Gracias..
Kert
New-in-Town ✪

Re: Apple iPhone: activating iMessage & FaceTime

Cannot use phone number to send and receive iMessage and FaceTime? 

Using only Apple ID?

wychian
Contributing Citizen ✪

Re: Apple iPhone: activating iMessage & FaceTime

Really hope that iMessage could work with phone number soon in webe. Currently I can't enjoy the full features of iMessage on my MacBook Pro (receiving and sending SMS, phone calls, etc.)
batman
Retired Sheriff

Re: Apple iPhone: activating iMessage & FaceTime

@Kert

 

Yes, for now.

 

webe is not listed as Apple’s supported carrier at the moment. Guess we'll have to wait for that. 

izac
Contributing Citizen ✪✪

Re: Apple iPhone: activating iMessage & FaceTime

It's been awhile. You guys can have direct billing already but just not getting supported by Apple is just ridiculous. What's taking it so long? Or the team don't even bother about it at all?
lordsnow
Retired Sheriff

Re: Apple iPhone: activating iMessage & FaceTime

my 2 cents.. I was a orange telco user and it took many years before they get Apple to certified their network... I guess Apple doesn't just simply certify a new telco..

I'm Jon, I know nothing

izac
Contributing Citizen ✪✪

Re: Apple iPhone: activating iMessage & FaceTime

Thanks for the input! Hopefully we can get iPhone on webe too.

Shaddad2703
Contributing Citizen ✪

Re: Apple iPhone: activating iMessage & FaceTime

Thanks for the info. Im waiting so long to wait imessage activate. Hope apple fix this prob. I want use phone number on imessage hm

Dila
Contributing Citizen ✪

Re: Apple iPhone: activating iMessage & FaceTime

Imessage & facetime cannot using from phone number????