iPhone 3G IMEI needed for Visual Voicemail - ehMac.ca
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Advertise


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jul 14th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #1
Honourable Citizen
 
a7mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 1,311
iPhone 3G IMEI needed for Visual Voicemail

Hi folks.

After several frustrating calls to Rogers (over 2 hours spent on the phone so far) about adding the Visual Voicemail feature to my account, I've been told by a supposed "iPhone specialist" at Rogers that I need to provide them with a valid iPhone 3G IMEI number for them to add VVM to my account.

When I provide them with my 1st gen iPhone IMEI it registers as a US cell and they cannot add VVM. They need an official Rogers IMEI.

So I have two questions for you fine folks:

1- If I were to provide them with someone else's IMEI number, will it screw anything up in their system/break VVM? In other words, does VVM depend on the IMEI number in any way, or is it just a ruse for Rogers to play hardball with v.1 iPhone owners?

2- Would anyone be willing to PM me their iPhone 3G IMEI number so I can try and get VVM working on my phone? *

* If anyone thinks it is risky to send me an IMEI number, let the forum know. I don't know personally what kind of harm could be done with someone else's IMEI number, but there may be something I'm unaware of.

Thanks,
A7
a7mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old Jul 14th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #2
Full Citizen
 
uPhone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 892
Quote:
Originally Posted by a7mc View Post
Hi folks.

After several frustrating calls to Rogers (over 2 hours spent on the phone so far) about adding the Visual Voicemail feature to my account, I've been told by a supposed "iPhone specialist" at Rogers that I need to provide them with a valid iPhone 3G IMEI number for them to add VVM to my account.

When I provide them with my 1st gen iPhone IMEI it registers as a US cell and they cannot add VVM. They need an official Rogers IMEI.

So I have two questions for you fine folks:

1- If I were to provide them with someone else's IMEI number, will it screw anything up in their system/break VVM? In other words, does VVM depend on the IMEI number in any way, or is it just a ruse for Rogers to play hardball with v.1 iPhone owners?

2- Would anyone be willing to PM me their iPhone 3G IMEI number so I can try and get VVM working on my phone? *

* If anyone thinks it is risky to send me an IMEI number, let the forum know. I don't know personally what kind of harm could be done with someone else's IMEI number, but there may be something I'm unaware of.

Thanks,
A7
The IMEI number of a Rogers Wireless customer's iPhone 3G is tied to their account. The computer systems at Rogers will flag this if you try to get visual voicemail with someone else's IMEI number, showing the system that one iPhone is being used simeltaniously on two accounts which is not allowed. This is because you would be trying to activate a service on two accounts based on one hardware device, which will not work.

When you give the CSR an IMEI number they will enter it to see if it has been registered. It will appear on their screen showing that particular IMEI number is already in use with a current account. They will likely make a note on both accounts that you are trying to do this, as it's not allowed.
uPhone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14th, 2008, 04:57 PM   #3
Honourable Citizen
 
a7mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 1,311
No offense uPhone, but based on your past comments (i.e. your habit of spouting false or unknown information as fact), I'll wait to hear from someone else.

Note: They are not using the IMEI to activate my phone in any way. I'm not trying to activate a phone. They just need the IMEI to get access to the VVM plans (which are apparently only accessible once a valid IMEI is entered).

A7
a7mc is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old Jul 14th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #4
Full Citizen
 
uPhone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 892
Quote:
Originally Posted by a7mc View Post
No offense uPhone, but based on your past comments (i.e. your habit of spouting false or unknown information as fact), I'll wait to hear from someone else.

A7


Okay,

For your information, what I posted was from the mouth of a Rogers CSR. Yes, I called Rogers for you and asked your question.

I'll take this in stride and will no longer waste my time helping you, a7mc. Thanks for the heads up.
uPhone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14th, 2008, 05:07 PM   #5
Honourable Citizen
 
HowEver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: GTEh
Posts: 15,699
What if your idea winds up buying Visual Voicemail for the person who provides the IMEI, and not you?
__________________
For sale: black iPod Classic 160GB

Morgan Figueiredo / Fleming = Scammer He's "The G3 Man" here on ehMac.

HowEver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #6
Honourable Citizen
 
a7mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 1,311
Quote:
Originally Posted by HowEver View Post
What if your idea winds up buying Visual Voicemail for the person who provides the IMEI, and not you?
Well that's essentially what I'm asking. Since I can add/removed the packages whenever I want (I'm not locked into anything) it would only be a 24 hour thing anyway. If it worked, great. If not, and I paid for someone else's VVM for 24 hours, then so be it.

A7

Edit:
Also to note: The reason I'm asking is because one of the guys at Rogers said if I could find a 3G IMEI he could add the plan for me. I'm not just arbitrarily tryingto scam someone here. This came FROM Rogers.
a7mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #7
Full Citizen
 
Cliffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Kitchener, ON
Posts: 429
A friend with an unlocked original iphone was offered vvm for $8 from a Fido rep. For $8 a month you would think they would take people's money.
__________________
#6 Yorkdale, #1 Sherway Gardens, #10 Conestoga Mall
Quad 2.5 PowerMac, Mac mini 1.42
MacBook 13" 2.4 (Aluminum)
iPods: touch 8 GB 1st gen, nano 16 GB 4th gen
Cliffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #8
Full Citizen
 
uPhone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 892
Quote:
Originally Posted by a7mc View Post
This came FROM Rogers.
So did this:

Quote:
Originally Posted by uPhone View Post
The IMEI number of a Rogers Wireless customer's iPhone 3G is tied to their account. The computer systems at Rogers will flag this if you try to get visual voicemail with someone else's IMEI number, showing the system that one iPhone is being used simeltaniously on two accounts which is not allowed. This is because you would be trying to activate a service on two accounts based on one hardware device, which will not work.

When you give the CSR an IMEI number they will enter it to see if it has been registered. It will appear on their screen showing that particular IMEI number is already in use with a current account. They will likely make a note on both accounts that you are trying to do this, as it's not allowed.
uPhone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14th, 2008, 06:47 PM   #9
New Neighbour
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 7
I have had trouble with visual voicemail on my 3G phone. The Roger's guy told me it does not work with the older SIM cards 3040 (the store used my old one, but they are supposed to provide a new 4000 series SIM). Not sure if this is relevant here, but you might want to check your SIM version.
Scottyk9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14th, 2008, 06:50 PM   #10
Honourable Citizen
 
a7mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 1,311
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottyk9 View Post
I have had trouble with visual voicemail on my 3G phone. The Roger's guy told me it does not work with the older SIM cards 3040 (the store used my old one, but they are supposed to provide a new 4000 series SIM). Not sure if this is relevant here, but you might want to check
Thanks. Good info for some people. My issue unfortunately is that Rogers can't even add the plan to my account until I provide them with a valid IMEI number.

As for uPhone's comment... wow... Rogers gave us conflicting information. What are the odds. I guess we should all just assume that YOUR rep was the ultimate rep that knows everything and couldn't possibly make a mistake.

A7
a7mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FYI - iPhone voicemail (( p g )) All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes 12 Oct 2nd, 2007 09:57 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:13 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012, ehMac.ca All rights reserved. ehMac is not affiliated with Apple Inc. Mac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, Apple TV are trademarks of Apple Inc. Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

Tribe.ca: Urban living in Toronto!