No text messages from iphone users to android device

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I cannot receive text messages from iPhone users. I can send to them, I have turned off iMessages and deleted my phone from Apple Support...still no good.

Worked with a friend who has an iPhone to change my contact info and various other solutions. Nothing at all.

Stumped.
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Posted 5 years ago

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I believe your friends might still be imessaging you. Try texting them and instruct them to text back
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Make sure you have imessage off on all your other iDevices
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I have. Nothing back. Thier text messaging now say "TEXT FAILED" I believe its an iMessenger problem.

Problem is I cant go and ask all my business associates to change their phones just for me. This is costing me time and money.
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So, wait... are using an android device now? from the title.
If you switch off imessage on your end , it doesn't stop other iDevices trying to still imessage you, unfortunately.

I may be wrong because I haven't spent a ton of time with imessenger, bit I believe that's how it works.
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Right. I had an old iPhone 3GS and changed over last week to a Samsung Galaxy 4S mini. Contacts changed over, info changed over...can text out, etc.

Ive gone all over the internet and seen the tricks everyone recommends. Ive deactivated my imessages on my old phone, gone on apple support and deleted. Had a friend with an iPhone sit beside me and do everything that the internet said would/should work...nadda.

So now Im not getting anything from iPhone users and my friends phone says 'not delivered'
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once my friend turns off their iMessenger the text went through.
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Completely turned off imessenger? Can't he just switch to texting just for your number?
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Completely. Then it works.

I cant expect my business associates nor work partners to turn theirs off just for me as they use it for their business needs.

There has to be a one stop answer for this. This seems to utterly complicated for someone not to have developed a way to create a short cut...
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Thank Apple for that one...
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In your friend's settings I assume he turned on Send as SMS when imessage is unavailable?

Does the message send as Blue or Green when your friend tries to send (after turning imessage back on)
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Man that sucks. Lemme see if I can reel in one of our iMasters here to chip in
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Usually how iMessage works is that it tries to send the message through iMessage at first if it's activated and then if the message doesn't go through, it sends it as a normal message. For example, when I had an iPhone with iMessage on and turned it off (because I wanted to save battery life or because I closed data), I still received message from my friends with Apple devices. Also, when I changed my phone for a galaxy S4, I haven't had this problem. Everyone could still send me a message.

Try deleting your device from iCloud is all I can think atm.

Or call Apple at 1800 MY APPLE, and they will offer you free service for this issue. They will remove your phone number from the iMessage and Facetime server. The call takes about 15 min, and it takes about 24 hours for the certificate to be revoked.
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I was using a 4s for few days then exchanged it for a Nexus 5, now I cannot receive texts from Apple users, came across this article, My impression is were being blacklisted for switching to Android

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-...
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I have an Nexus 5 , Apple is responsible for this occuring
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You can call Apple to remove your number from Apple's iMessage server if turning iMessage off yourself doesn't work.

Apple isn't "blacklisting" you for switching, this is a problem that happens to current iPhone users if they don't always have an internet connection.
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I'm was temporarily using the 4s then I switched to the Nexus 5. Apple knows I'm no longer using their products why should I call and get the run around. I
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Actually Apple doesn't know. You left iMessage turned on, on the iPhone you were using. All Apple knows is that they can't deliver the message for some reason (data could be off, phone could be off, etc.) You are responsible for turning it off on the iPhone or calling Apple to have your number removed from the service.
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An easy way around this issue is for you both to download ChatOn and use that instead. It uses a very small amount of data so you won't even notice it. The app is free in both the play store and in the apple app store

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