Any provider of wireless voice, paging or data service should be considered a cell phone carrier. Some examples are iPhone and iPad with 3G as well as the various hardware for connecting computers to a wireless network operated by a carrier, especially if it uses longer range radio frequencies than ...

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Is it possible to activate an iPhone overseas?

My parents brought me a iPhone SE locked by Sprint from US and I only turned it on here in my country (Brazil). It was not able to reach the original network. I wanted to unlock it but first I must ...
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Using an unlocked 6S on AT&T's network from Tmo

I recently "upgraded" from a totally paid off Tmo A1688 iPhone 6S to an SE. I gave the 6S to my parents, and they brought it to an ATT store. The guy at the store said the phone wouldn't work with ...
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Unlocking iPhone 4 in Canada with no SIM card

I've acquired an old iPhone 4 from a friend from California who was using Verizon as their carrier. I would like to unlock this phone from the Verizon carrier and try to use from a new carrier in ...
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Personal hotspot unavailable intermittently, “contact your carrier”

A friend has an iPhone 6 and a plan that includes tethering. A couple of weeks ago, her "personal hotspot" feature started acting up. It tends to be inactive. When you try to activate it, you get a ...
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Can cell provider disable GPS on iPhone 5s?

After I arrived in a small village in Spain, my iPhone 5 would always be "Searching" but never find a cell tower. Movistar, which I have is allegedly the best coverage in Spain, but I have roaming ...
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Does Visual Voicemail work the same across all carriers?

I have an iPhone 4s on AT&T. I'm going to want to switch to an iPhone SE and also switch to Cricket Wireless. Cricket shows on their website that you can have 20 voicemails, but they also have a ...
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What is the advantage to buying a carrier-specific iPhone over a sim-free version?

Apple sells "carrier-specific" versions of their phones, as well as "sim-free" versions. If paying in full, these are the same price (e.g. a Verizon or AT&T 64GB iPhone SE costs $499, as does a ...
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Is there a difference between iPhone LTE band support and carrier compatibility?

I have an unlocked iPhone 5s model 1533 GSM which supports LTE bands 3, 7, and 19 (800, 1800, 2600 MHz) as per this page: http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE. These are the bands used in Spain ...
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iPhone Network lock - Fact or Fiction?

Following a recent conversation with my provider's help-line, the Customer Service Rep stated: CSR: All phones are network-locked. Me: Not ones bought directly from Apple. CSR: Even ones ...
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Unlocking Sprint Network

I got a phone from a guy, his business bought him a new phone and no longer needed the phone, which i now have. His old plan was with sprint, and i use verizon. I would think his account has been ...
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What does it mean if the phone does half a ring before going straight to voicemail?

So many times, I'll call someone (iPhone to iPhone) and the iPhone will ring once, but goes to voice mail immediately about halfway through the ring. What are the possibilities? I'm assuming the ...
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Does an unlocked Sprint iPhone 6S work in India with any carriers?

I just got my iPhone 6S Plus unlocked by Sprint. Does anyone know if it'll be compatible with any carriers in India? If so, which carrier?
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Personal hotspot problem: “Set Up Personal Hotspot”

I am trying to enable my the hotspot from my iPhone 6. I am in the beta program (if that matters). I am on Verizon. Whenever I press, "Set Up Personal Hotspot" it brings up this message, "To ...
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iPhones and automatic 911 calls

Can an iPhone6 automatically dial 911? I was in a horrible traffic accident where I lost consciousness. I obtained cell phone records and was surprised to find two 911 calls originating from my ...
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Does iPhone 6s SIM-FREE mean UNLOCKED & ready to use anywhere in world?

I'm thinking to buy IPhone 6s [mabybe Plus] from Apple's website. They are offering SIM-FREE version of those. What I want to ask is ... does SIM-FREE mean UNLOCKED and ready to use iphone anywhere in ...
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Is there any way to find out cell number at conference call (Cellular network)?

Say, I am talking with persoan A over cell phone. Then person A hold my call for few seconds and call person B. Then person A add person B in our discussion as conference call. Now my question is, Is ...
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Is the T-Mobile iPhone 6s from Apple.com Unlocked?

If I buy the T-Mobile iPhone 6s from Apple for the full price (no contract), will it be carrier unlocked?
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How do the cellular capabilities differ between the different iPhone 6s/6s Plus models?

Info Apple lists the LTE band support of its iPhone models on this page: iPhone LTE Support. It lists more information about the iPhone 6s models on this page, specifically in the Cellular and ...
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I can't make or receive calls on my IPhone 5c iOS 8.1

I have a new problem with my IPhone 5c, I can 't make any calls from it, but when I use my SIM on other phone it has no problem, and when I put another SIM it can't receive calls either, so obviously ...
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iPhone Apple ID compromised

my ex gave me his old iPhone and set up the cloud thing for me. He has changed the password so I can't download apps or anything. Also he got me a good deal with Talktalk. The contract is his but I'm ...
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Do iphones require a carrier plan?

I am currently looking to purchase a used iphone4s solely for testing apps. I was wondering if there are any service requirements like "you must have a service plan or the device will not operate". I ...
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Is this iPhone alert Trojan/Malware? [duplicate]

Once in a while I get this bizarre behavior on my iPhone 5's screen with iOS 8.3.1. (The button says 'Approve' - in Hebrew). I can't say if its SMS/MMS or something else. But it feels like Malware. ...
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Unlock iPhone 5 help

I have an iPhone 5 through Virgin Mobile USA. They say cannot unlock it due to "not having the technology", they say they can only unlock iPhone 5c and 5s. They did however give me the code which is ...
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How can carrier limit hot spot connections

I have encountered this question and in accepted answer there is information that doesn't click For instance, the iPhone 5 should theoretically be able to handle up to 14 connections, but both ...
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Can the an American iPhone 5S work in Europe and vice-versa?

Background I live in the USA and I have an iPhone 5S (version A1453). It was bought under contract to Sprint and is currently locked. My girlfriend lives in the NETHERLANDS and has an iPhone 5S ...
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Is it possible to switch parts between Verizon and AT&T iPhone 5?

I have a water damaged iPhone 5 from Verizon that doesn't work. My cellular plan is also with Verizon. I just purchased an AT&T iPhone 5 from a friend, not knowing that Verizon and AT&T ...
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Is the iPhone5 and up not Network locked?

In my experience phones have been locked to the carrier, requiring a hefty fee and a contract payout to transfer them to another carrier. (Just because they can). This commentator writes: Oh all ...
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How can i get delivery confirmation for sent sms?

I recently bought an iPhone and can't get the delivery confirmation when i send an sms. I went from reading this thread at Apple forums and have some clarifications. Old phones seems to can, last ...
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How do iPhones get carrier locked remotely?

My original iPhone 5 came directly from Virgin Mobile. As such, it's carrier locked. A few months back, I had what seemed like a hardware issue, and in the process of troubleshooting it, Apple ...
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Is there a way to test whether an iPhone (5s) is failing to work on certain frequencies?

A few weeks ago my iPhone (5s, T-Mobile) stopped roaming to AT&T "4G" towers. It will still roam to older AT&T towers ("E", edge) and newer AT&T LTE towers. I'm wondering whether there ...
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What does the “EU Internet” switch do on my iPhone 5s?

I have an iPhone 5s. I recently noticed that my Settings/Mobile page has a "Data Roaming" switch and an "EU Internet" switch: The first I understand (enable data when roaming in foreign countries), ...
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Can I use a t-mobile contract free iphone 6 in europe with a sim card from a local provider? Or: How do I know if my country has a compatible network?

A friend of mine is going to NYC. I'd like him to buy a contract free t-mobile iphone 6 for me cause they are cheaper in the US. I would like to use this phone with my european sim card provider. Is ...
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Is the iPhone 6 model A1549 (CDMA) compatible with T-Mobile?

According to this site, there are three models of iPhone 6: A1549(GSM), A1549(CDMA), and A1586. It says the A1549(CDMA) model "supports all the same spectrum" as its GSM counterpart, but also supports ...
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Unlocked 5s won't connect to new carrier (docomo) data network

I recently moved to Japan and got a new SIM card, with a contract, from docomo (one of the major carriers here). I had my iPhone 5s unlocked by a third party, and inserted the new SIM card into this ...
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iOS 7 Change Carrier name/logo without Jailbreak

I know it was possible in iOS 6 to change the carrier name (or logo) displayed in the status-bar. Is there any way to do so in iOS 7, without jailbreaking the phone?
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Enable 3G button missing on iPhone 4s

I bought a secondhand iPhone 4s recently with iOS 7.0.4 installed. I'm in Indonesia and I am using Telkomsel as my cellular provider. When I am using it, the battery is decreasing fast. So I updated ...
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Change carrier settings in iPhone post iOS7, possible?

I recently moved to a new country, and got a new SIM for use over there. The sim came with an old no-name android phone, that works fine (can use data, call, text, all). When I insert the same sim ...
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Does a locked/unlocked Sprint iPhone 5 work in India with the Airtel network?

Can I use the locked/unlocked Sprint iPhone 5 with a GSM carrier (Airtel) in India with both calling and cellular data working properly? Also, how about the Sprint/Verizon phones with bad ESN? Do ...
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Does the IMEI block also blocks the Find My Phone feature?

I followed a similar question about SIM blocking and still don't know whether I should request an IMEI block. I spoke to a store and when I asked them about what happens if I give them the IMEI ...
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Activate iPhone with any sim?

I have bought an unlocked iPhone 5s (I believe it's model A1530) from the Apple Store Australia, can I use any sim to activate this phone? Could I even use my partners and then put it back in his ...
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iPad Air with foreign GSM carrier

The new iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular model will work with one of these wireless carriers: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon. But, when I travel internationally, can I use a nano-SIM card from ...
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Will I be charged any fees to use iTunes Radio with my AT&T unlimited data plan?

I just got an iPhone 5s. My wireless plan is with AT&T and includes unlimited cellular data. When I open the Music app and go to iTunes Radio, a dialog appears stating: Use Cellular Data? ...
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iOS update changed cell phone carriers - how can I change it back?

My iPhone is an AT&T iPhone but it is connected with StraightTalk. My carrier name used to be "HOME", as indicated in the upper right corner. However, last night my phone updated to iOS 7.03. ...
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How do you take a Verizon iPhone 4 CDMA phone and get it connected to Straight Talk?

I purchased a nice black Verizon iPhone 4 (CDMA) which has it's contract fulfilled. What steps do I go through to get it connected to Walmart's Straight Talk on the Verizon towers?
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Verizon iPhone 5/5s: using as hotspot (specifically using ssh) during incoming call

What will a CDMA (specifically, a Verizon) iPhone 5s do when being used by a MBP to connect to the Internet, and more specifically, to another server through SSH, when an incoming call comes in? Will ...
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Can a Verizon iPhone 5s use T-Mobile LTE?

I'm planning to purchase a new iPhone 5s outright (ie, not on contract) for use with one of T-Mobile's prepaid plans. I'm wondering if it makes more sense to buy a Verizon iPhone 5s, just in case ...
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Unlocking old Sprint iPhone 4s

I have an old Sprint iPhone 4s that hasn't been under contract for around a year now and I have a friend on T-Mobile whose contract doesn't end for another year. He still has a flip phone so I want to ...
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Which carriers will my unlocked AT&T iPhone 4s work with?

I purchased a subsidized AT&T iPhone 4s in October 2011 (model MC922LL/A). I just unlocked the phone through AT&T's unlock website and received an email confirmation. I have backed up and ...
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how do i turn the ringer on for incoming calls

how do i turn the ringer on for incoming calls for the sprint iphone version 7.0 model MD146LL/A? Ive already tried going under settings to sounds.
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Can I use basic iPhone 5/5s/5c with Aio Wireless “Aio Basic” plan?

I would like to buy an unlocked iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s, and use it with the Aio Basic plan from Aio Wireless, an AT&T prepaid subsidiary launched in mid-2013. On their web-site, Aio Basic @ 40 ...