WIND Mobile Fixes iMessage Activation for iPhone Users

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According to a report from MacRumors, WIND Mobile customers have confirmed that iMessage activation via phone number now works correctly on iPhone. Previously, a WIND Mobile customer could only activate iMessage by using their Apple ID.

Brandon, a customer of WIND Mobile, confirmed [via MacRumors] that WIND Mobile fixed the iMessage activation issue:

“Finally WIND Mobile in Canada is suddenly using native iMessage. You used to have to only use your Apple ID for iMessage and FaceTime because it was unsupported on WIND’s network. Today, suddenly it started working. I have confirmed it with an Apple Genius, and I myself am a former Apple technician as well.”

Even though Apple released iOS 9.0.2 last week with a fix for iMessage activation issues, it is more likely that the problem occurred on WIND Mobile’s end because customers using previous version of iOS are also now able to activate iMessage using their phone number.

iMessage_iOSHave you had iMessage activation issues on WIND Mobile? If so, are you now able to setup iMessage using your mobile phone number? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • beavisaur

    now they just have to fix the issue of iOS9 and not being able to send MMS messages. I confirmed with WIND tech support that iOS9 and MMS is not functioning on WIND.

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    Mobilicity still hasn’t figured out how to activate Facetime and iMessage. You would think that now that Rogers has bought Mobilicity this could be fixed. But no.

  • Marco

    Can you please have Wind Techs call Mobilicity and teach them what to do. IPhone 5c after iOS 9.02 upgrade will not send and receive MMS. Why doesn’t Rogers care about Mobilicity either?

  • Dave Truman

    Does this fix still charge you for the activation SMSs that iOS sends to some Apple server in the UK? Otherwise you’ll start seeing .25 (out of country SMS) charges every day or so on your bill.

  • Bill Brown

    I’m using WIND in Italy and cannot use either iMessage nor FaceTime. WIND say the problem is my iPhone (9.2), yet I have had no problem with the same iPhone on other networks. I unfortunately bought a WIND sim for travel on Italy specifically to use iMesage and FaceTime to keep in touch with home.
    WARNING to travellers using iPhones : Do not buy WIND in Italy

  • itguy78

    Not working anymore as of 7/26/2016 — anytime I try to activate I get an sms with a bunch of hex numbers from a number in Illinois and it doesn’t activate 🙁 Needless to say I WAS activated before, then I took a trip to the US and it de-activated it all by itself and now won’t activate again.

  • Lakh Jhajj

    Is it working now.

  • Emily Gowan

    This same thing is happening for me- is there any fix or work around?