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    Question iMessage on iphone 6s w/ no sim/data plan

    I have an old 6s that still works but I don't plan on using it on a carrier. (the sim is sprint but i took it out). My son wants to use it on wifi only and for imessage and facetime. for the life of me I can't get it to work. I don't remember how to. We just checked facetime audio and video and it works fine. I have a 7plus w/ ATT prepaid.

    imessage, mms messaging, group messaging are all one he's signed into icloud.

    He's signed into icloud. phone is on his icloud account.

    I know I've done this before w/ my old 4s...

    any ideas? Thanks.
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    The telephone will use iMessage as long as there is an iCloud account. MMS and SMS require an account with a wireless carrier. There would be no SMS/MMS fallback without a cellular plan from a carrier. Those type messages would fail to send of be received. One would need to receive messages from non-iPhone or iPad user through email.
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    Figured it out. I had to change MY call ID to my icloud account instead of my phone number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FallenAnjel View Post
    Figured it out. I had to change MY call ID to my icloud account instead of my phone number.
    How did ur iMessage get activated? It has to send a silent SMS to a UK number which wouldn’t be possible without a carrier account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maru View Post
    How did ur iMessage get activated? It has to send a silent SMS to a UK number which wouldn’t be possible without a carrier account.

    It didn't. You don't need a carrier to use iMessage. just an email address. That's why you can use it with an iPod or iPad.

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