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08-05-2010, 12:36 AM #1iPhone 4 T-Mobile Users Beware of International Text Charges from Facetime!
iPhone 4 users for T-Mobile beware!
For anyone who just unlocked their iPhone 4 to use with T-Mobile, I would check out your recent account activity. Apparently Facetime triggers an international text to this number 447786205094 in the UK which cost money even on an unlimited messaging plan.
I'm not sure how this text is triggered but I turned off Facetime for now.
I hope I can get T-Mobile to waive these charges
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08-05-2010, 01:02 AM #2
dang, how much did it charge if u dont mind me asking? and how come nobody else has said anything
08-05-2010, 01:29 AM #3
I can confirm:
****...hopefully this will only add up to a few dollars more
08-05-2010, 02:39 AM #4
You think you got it bad...
08-05-2010, 07:50 AM #5
Confirming this as well. People should know this! I don't know why it's not mentioned on a larger scale on here, or other forums. Whenever you receive the "Your carrier may charge for video calls" or whatever it is, that's the international text charge. It's about 15 cents per international text. Luckily, I only had about 5. Turn off FaceTime if you're on T-Mobile, people. Otherwise every time you resrping or reboot, you're paying for that text. Wait for a solution and stop being hard headed about it.
EDIT: Math. roflc0pters charges come out to it being $.20 per text.
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08-05-2010, 08:55 AM #6
Damn It's a good thing I deactivated mine..I got that video call message like 3 or 4 times then I disabled it. Does this mean that AT&T allows free international texting? Or only to that number? Or maybe it's trying to contact tmobile uk?? because they support FaceTime and sell iPhones.
Just because it uses wifi doesn't mean it's available to anyone, it still uses ur phone number and since our phone numbers are registered with tmobile, I believe the iPhone assumes it's tmobile uk since they are the ones who sell iPhones
08-05-2010, 09:16 AM #7
How did u get you sim card to fit the iphone4
08-05-2010, 09:46 AM #8
How are you guys getting facetime to even work w/ t-mobile US?
I dont even see the facetime button on my contacts screen.
08-05-2010, 09:48 AM #9
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08-05-2010, 11:07 AM #11
wow...JUST TURNED OFF THE facetime..
i had 36... and total equaled $7.20
this is ridiculous...
at least my EDGE WORKS!!
just tried sending MMS to myself and it went through..no error..but still havent received a txt about it yet...
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08-05-2010, 12:33 PM #14
I noticed this right away on my US T-Mobile pre paid SIM. Every time I rebooted my iPhone 4 a message would pop up saying something about MMS rates may apply on your carrier for video calling. Not that exact message but I cant remember it. But anyways, I noticed me pre paid balance was 10cents less every time this happened. So I had to turn facetime off. Sux, hope we figure this out soon.
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08-06-2010, 09:48 AM #17
with facetime toggle off...my edge or mms is not working. anyone know why? or if there is another way to have facetime off and edge working?
08-06-2010, 10:10 AM #18
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