SMS for ipad2 3g posible to authorize viber?

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  1. hotstuff

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    Hi

    I'm looking for a way to receive a SMS so I can finally authorize viber to call friends abroad, viber requires SMS for all new users because they send a code to activate new accounts., I had no idea that apple blocked SMS on all iPads with 3G, that's backwards, my guess is to get suckers to buy both iPhone, iPad and have iTunes on a iMac.

    Does anyone know how to get SMS to work in order to receive messages?

    Thnks

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  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    It's not really that Apple block SMS on the iPad, it's simply that the iPad does not possess SMS or voice-call functionality (except for VoIP - which is quite separate from 'normal' GSM voice). So I'm afraid it's impossible to receive an SMS on the iPad *directly*. Several third-party service providers host 'indirect' text message send and receive services and some will even allow you to allocate your iPad SIM number to that service. Whether you could use such a service depends which country you currently reside in, because that service is not available in all countries.

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    You have any links to services like this, I really would like to try VIBER.

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    As I mentioned, it depends which country you're in. The easiest way is to look in your country's App Store for text messaging apps and see which offer you the option of choosing the number on which your SMS will be received. Not all countries have that option; I live in the UK and here, when confronted with the same problem, I had to 'phone the service provider's Help Line and convince them that I couldn't receive a text message. Eventually they gave me the code over the 'phone.

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    Solution

    It's simpler than you think:
    when installing Viber DON'T put the number of the iPAD sim but of your mobile phone (doesn't have to be a smartphone, just able to recieve an SMS).
    then you activate, revieve the SMS in your mobile phone and enter the activation code in the iPad.

    It works !! :D


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    That is a cool idea!!! Lateral thinking at its very best!! Thanks!!

    I will go away and hide my embarrassment...:(

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    I put my SIM into my m8s iPhone 4' I received a code using MY number belonging to my SIM, I then put the SIM back in the iPad and I get an error.


    She also just put my number in Viber and received a code, which again I tried on my iPad with my SIM and it still does not work,

    The only other option I found was to click on the "no code?" button on the top right, which takes you to their webpage and says that you will get a phone call with your code, I can not receive both phone calls or SMS on a iPad as far as I know., at least not to my SIM phone number.


    Any ideas?

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  8. hotstuff

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    Does not work only iPad 2 still, says activation code is not correct

    Are you using a jb iPad 1?

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    Absolutely not
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    Viber says ipad 2 is incompatible, iPad 1 and iPods are partially supported, the steps mentioned before re partial work arounds,this week viber will update the app for iPads and iPods

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