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Apple Releases Tool to Remove Numbers from iMessage

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Nov 9, 2014, 7:22 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Apple has published a tool on its web site that makes it easy for people to remove their phone number from iMessage. Phone users who switch away from the iPhone but keep the same number sometimes lose text messages from other iPhones because Apple keeps them within the iMessage service. Apple suggests that, if possible, users first turn iMessage off directly on their Apple device. People who are no longer in possession of an Apple device, however, now have another option. The web site makes it possible to deregister from iMessage by typing the phone number into the site and confirming it via an SMS code. Once these steps are completed, former iPhone users should receive text messages without issue.

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Nov 10, 2014, 12:21 AM

Way late....

While I think iMessage is great, this has been a major issue for the better part of the last 2 years or so. It's insane that it has taken Apple this long to do this but they aren't alone as the major carriers should have been pushing them for this from the start. Working in tech support, I can tell you how many calls were wasted on this issue and pushed back others.
No kidding. What an unbelievable farce.
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