Annoying Vodafone spam messages

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Annoying Vodafone spam messages

by SR1 Starter Poster
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Why do I keep being sent messages every half hour telling me to top up to sent a text when I'm on a prepaid plan with unlimited texts
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Re: Annoying Vodafone spam messages

by Vodafone Ninja Vodafone Ninja Vodafone Ninja
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Hi @SR1


With iPhones, in order to use either iMessage or Facetime, your phone will send 2 silent TXT messages in the background to the UK to +447786205094. This is done in order to activate both Facetime and iMessage applications with the Apple server which is based in the UK.


If either service gets switched off, or disconnected from the server, or if you take the SIM card out of your phone for example, your iPhone would automatically send this TXT to activate it. Each text costs $0.31 to activate.


This would usually happen only once when you first start using both applications, yet if you're turning either app off for example, have no data connection for extended periods of time, then your mobile will send those international txts again to reactivate it.


Please do the following to prevent these text message


To disable iMessage:
Go to Settings> Messages> Tap the iMessage switch to the Off position.

To disable Facetime:
Go to Settings> FaceTime> Tap the Facetime switch to the Off position






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