Problem: Can't send SMS and also cannot activate iMessage

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The Problem

After exchanging my iPhone 4 for a iPhone 5S (and getting new nano-SIM), SMS wasn't working!

The Analysis

After a lot of googling I decided to just check the settings[1].

  • Go to "Settings", choose "Phone"…
    IPhone5SSMSIssue01.png
  • There, choose "Telekom.de Services"…
    IPhone5SSMSIssue02.png
  • There, check the "Status Messaging"…
    IPhone5SSMSIssue03.png
  • A-ha:
    IPhone5SSMSIssue04.png

The Solution

  • Therefore…
    IPhone5SSMSIssue05.png
    IPhone5SSMSIssue06.png

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  • Footnotes:
  1. yes, this should have been obvious…