Imessage not working with phone number

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    I have done everything possible to set up my IMessage with my phone number everything works fine just I can't get iMessage to work without having to use my email. I have an unlocked IPhone 4 under tmobile
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    it also depends where you are sending the texts to and even on other ios devices the version of imessage has to be the same as well.
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    iMessage IS your email address. Why is this an issues with everyone?lol.
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    i don't understand why you would not want to use your email address in iMessage.
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    That is what I am saying. iMessage was made specifically for the use of your Apple ID.
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    yes,i can't see where theres a problem.
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    Because if you use your phone number, it will show up as your name with contacts that may only have your phone # in their contact list. If they don't have your e-mail, using your apple ID will show up as the e-mail and not have your name attached. For instance my Apple ID is xrayeyes05@...., but many of my contacts wouldn't have a clue that is me!
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    I have never had an issue with iMessage. I have it set up for my phone no + 2 email addresses.

    Go to settings >messages > receive at >caller Id.
    Have a look if your phone no or email address has a tick next to it.
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    Is your iPhone jailbroken?
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    this is an old thread therefore it is closed.
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