Thursday, February 18, 2016

Apple iPhone sending SMS automatically 00447786205094

Hi There,

I have just noticed that my credit is being deducted from my mobile account. I am in Pakistan and using Warid Tel network. I see my mobile credit details after few hours on my screen. This facility is provided only by Warid Telecom that they provide your credit details each time you make a call or send SMS.

I checked my Message,Calls logs emails logs etc but no point where i can check that why me credit is being deducted. Absolutely nothing found. :-/ 

I called Warid Tel support center and the guy told me that there are 4 SMS that have been sent internationally from my iPhone 5. Whattt???? :O I have't sent even a single one. He was bound not to tell me the number however i found that number from Warid Tel online customer portal.

That magical number was 00447786205094.


Warid Web Self Service Portal


I googled and found that its UK number and an iPhone application Facetime/iMessage used to send text to this number for their activation without notifying user. Thanks to Warid who always send details after a credit deduction otherwise i would have never known about this.

The way i found to bypass this SMS is, when the below screen comes up, DO NOT click OK. It will send SMS to that number. Click on Settings and then just exit the screen.


I found an article saying the almost same here. You may need to translate its language.

Thank You.

16 comments:

  1. Same happened to me on WaridTel. And I did the same as you described.
    Thanks Warid for notifying and giving detail online.

    Tasawar @ http://www.developers3.com

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  2. I am glad that it helped you. Warid needs a thumbs up for this suspended service.

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  3. when i click "Ok", imsg or facetime doesnt get turned on..what to do next to turn it on

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    1. This article is about how to turn it Off. Please refer to Apple's official site for turning it On.

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    2. OR try this.

      Go to Settings> Messages , Settings>Facetime to turn it on/off

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  4. m facing problem of my balance money deduction. When I talked my service provider here in India i.e Idea Cellular, they told me that I'm sending international SMS to United Kingdom. But it's not true I'm not sending any international SMS to UK. Earlier I was not sure whether my phone is sending sms or my sim is sending but when I replaced my sim with another one the problem remained the same so I got confirmed that its a phone problem. Please resolve my problem as one international SMS is send every half an hour and it costs me Rs.5 each SMS.

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    1. I think i described the same in my post. :)

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  5. can someone tell me how to turn on facetime and imessage services on my waridtel network?

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    1. Go to Settings> Messages , Settings>Facetime to turn it on/off

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  6. Go to Settings> Messages , Settings>Facetime to turn it on/off

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  7. My phone is gionee a1. I am also suffering same problem that account balance has been deducted and my operator ensure that I'm sending international SMS but I do not know about this
    Please help.

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    1. Did you disabled Facetime? Check comments please.

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  8. thank you i am been suffering for this same
    i was on IR Roaming and i am charged 4 times almost 6$ per sms
    Facetime sucks

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