Kogan Mobile – Enabling iMessage/Facetime

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I have been emailed this from a Kogan Mobile User on how to enable iMessage/Facetime. This is needed (at the moment) as the default SMSC will not allow the iMessage activation message to go thru on the iPhone.

1. Disable iMessage under Settings/Messages
2. Dial *#5005*7672# and make a note of what the SMSC is set to at the moment
3. Dial **5005*7672*+61418706700# to set Telstra’s SMSC
4. Dial *#5005*7672# to make sure it changed.
5. Enable iMessage under Settings/Messages
6. Dial **5005*7672*thenumberyouwrotedowninstep2# (or you won’t be able to send)
6. Reboot phone (If needed)

22 thoughts on “Kogan Mobile – Enabling iMessage/Facetime

  1. This worked a treat with my new Kogan Sim card on my iPhone 4. Just remember to change it back to +61418706275 otherwise you won’t be able to send SMS (only receive)!

  2. I had the same problem. What you need to do is add the $15 international add on. This allows imessage to verify your address with its servers in the USA. Leave the add on for a month and turn it off when ur done.

  3. APN works fine but my problem is when i open my 3g i consumes load.. but when my load becomes 0 balance 3g dosent work anymore please help me.. sorry if i posted here i have problem in registering in the forums the picture dosent show up..

  4. hello does anyone know how the get the mms to work on Iphone 4 (6.01) I can recieve text but i cant send or receive picture messages. thanks

  5. Will these codes work on an iphone 3? My daughter has my old iphone3 and I bought her a Kogan Mobile sim and she cannot receive or send MMS (She could previously with her Telstra SIM) Will the dial codes work on her iphone?

  6. My phone will not send texts it did earlier till i did this and i cant find nowhere in my phone where the APN is.. somebody please help me.. I need my phone to send texts again..

  7. I am in Australia and did not note the number at step 2!!!! Does anyone know what it is for Australia please. I have the problem many others are having and cannot send texts 🙁

  8. This is so frustrating. Has anyone had any success in activating imessages on Kogan? Should I try the trick above?

  9. Switched sim to a Nokia phone and changed SMSC to Telstra number switched sim back to iphone5 still iMessage and FaceTime waiting for activation

  10. Same here. I am in Australia on a Kogan plan using iPhone 4S. This fix didn’t work for me either. Is there some other step I am missing. My iMessage wasn’t on in the first place – so I dialled the numbers given but still can’t connect using Facetime. My number starts +61

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