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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Can a normal SIM be modified to work as a nano-SIM?

I just puchased an iPhone5 and want to use my current SIM from my existing phone. Is there a way to convert my existing SIM to nano-SIM?
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Disable cellphone network but keep wifi? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable iPhone Cell Antennae Is there any way to make my iPhone 5 like a simple iPod touch? I'd like to disable all cellphone functionality but keep the wifi. No ...
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Can non iPhone iOS devices (iPad specifically) be used to dial short USSD codes for carrier information?

My data carrier provides USSD code to check the voice & data balance in the sim & iPad3 doesn't seem to have a way to dial them. So how can I send USSD codes without jailbreaking my iPad? Is ...
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“Voicemail Unavailable” on iPhone 5

I recently switched from an iPhone 4 to an iPhone 5 (both on AT&T). I keep getting a popup in the phone app that says "Voicemail unavailable. Unable to initiate connection." I am still getting ...
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Using an iPhone 5 (Verizon version) in Europe and India?

I am going to try and consolidate all of the questions I have here: Can I use the Verizon iPhone5 with a GSM carrier in Europe (Vodafone) and in India (Airtel or Aircel) with both calling and ...
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Can I purchase an unsubsidized (month-to-month contract) iPhone 5 from Verizon and let my brother use it in Europe?

I have an iPhone 4S with Verizon, and I wanted to know if it would be possible for me to buy an iPhone 5 for the off-contract price and then ship it to my brother in Austria and let him use it there ...
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Is the Verizon iPhone 5 (unlocked) compatible with Rogers?

Would I get LTE from a Verizon iPhone 5 on Rogers? According to Apple's LTE page I won't be getting LTE?
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Will a factory unlocked French iPhone 4S work on Verizon in the US?

I have a factory unlocked iPhone 4S that I bought in France. I am coming to visit in California. Will it work on the Verizon network?
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Which iPhone 5 models are compatible with cellular carriers around the globe?

On this page Apple lists 3 different models of iPhone with different LTE support. My question is, if I buy an iPhone in one area (e.g. Canada), and take it back to another area (e.g. the UK), what ...
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Prepaid carriers compatible with iPhone 5 [closed]

I'm about to get an iPhone 5, but if possible I'd love to ditch a contract and get a prepaid plan (and pay for the entire phone without a subsidy). Are there any prepaid plans which can/should ...
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Can I exchange an iPhone 4 with an iPhone 5 without getting a new SIM?

I understand that for certain iPhone models it is necessary to get a new SIM if I want to exchange them. If I have a 4S and want to exchange it with a user who has just purchased a 5, is this ...
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Will the Verizon iPhone 5 be capable of accessing cellular data while on an active phone call?

I'm considering switching to Verizon for my family's new iPhones (partly due to cost, and partly due to free hotspot capabilities). The current Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S can not access ...
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Are there any disadvantages to pre-ordering the latest iPhone through Apple? [closed]

I hope to upgrade replace my existing iPhone with the new iPhone by pre-ordering through Apple, but I'm uncertain what effect this will have on my existing data plan. Are there any advantages to ...
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How can I use an iPhone on the TracFone network?

I am looking to buy a used iPhone for use on the TracFone network. I am pretty sure that it will run on the network. According to eHow, I can do it with a jailbreak and according to another eHow ...
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Will I be able to use an unlocked AT&T iPhone 3GS with European carriers?

Moving to Austria in two weeks. I have an iPhone 3GS that has been unlocked by AT&T. Will I be able to use my iPhone 3GS with European carrier sim cards once I get there?
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Can I use an unlocked AT&T iPhone 4 with european sim cards?

Moving to Austria in two weeks. AT&T is going to unlock my phone for me before I leave since my contract is in good standing with them. Will I be able to use my iPhone 4 with European carrier sim ...
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3G Speed on Verizon 4 vs 4S

I need to outfit some of my field staff with iPhones. They will primarily be used as hot spots. On Verizon, is there any appreciable gain in OTA network speed between the 4 and 4S? I know the AT&T ...
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Long wait to get Hotspot feature going on Verizon iPhone 4S

How long does it take between calling Verizon to set up the Hotspot feature until you are actually able to use it?
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What can I do with my locked iPhone?

I bought an iPhone4 from ebay, and it was marked as UNLOCKED, but in fact it was not.. After couple of emails, I gave this up, and I want to sell it. It is AT&T. The questions are: 1) What would ...
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Force carrier update on the new Ipad

My carrier (Telekom.de) updated their carrier settings (from 12.0 to 12.1) recently. Normally I should be able to update by going to Tap Settings > General > About. If an update is available, a ...
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Does iOS 5.1.1 disable Visual Voicemail on Sprint phones?

I updated to iOS 5.1.1 today, and now the voicemail button on my phone calls Sprints old, audio voicemail system. I no longer have access to visual voicemail. I suspect that the feature may have been ...
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Is it possible to use an iPhone without data?

I recently started at a new job and now work at home four days a week (I only go in to the office once a week for a company meeting). Because I'm no longer commuting regularly and obviously have wifi ...
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Was my AT&T-approved iPhone 4 unlock successful?

I called AT&T and asked them to unlock my iPhone 4 for international travel. They agreed. The support agent created a case, gave me the case identifier, and gave me an expected resolution date of ...
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If I buy an iPad 3 on Verizon, can I use my existing SIM?

I already have a Verizon 4G LTE phone with a LTE SIM card (or whatever its called). If I purchase a Verizon iPad 3 from Craigslist, can I put my own SIM card in there and use my current data plan?
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With which carriers can I use an officially-unlocked iPhone?

Recently AT&T has begun officially unlocking iPhones which are out of contract. But I know this doesn't mean that all carriers are supported, because some carriers use different frequency bands ...
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What does each cellular connectivity indicator mean?

I'm used to "3G" and "E" on my AT&T iPhone 3GS, and I understand I may see "4G" on my new iPad when I enter a 4G area. However, I recently saw "o" on the new Verizon iPad, and had no idea what it ...
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Are there any physical differences between the Verizon and AT&T iPad (3rd generation)?

Should some buyers in the US be concerned which iPad they buy? Assuming you don't prefer AT&T over Verizon while in the US, but instead want to be sure the device will have the correct antennas, ...
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iPad from AT&T or Verizon for Bell Network in Canada

I was thinking about buying an iPad 3 in the US for use in Canada (I travel back and forth a lot) and wanted to know which one would be compatible with the Bell Network in Canada. I've compared the ...
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Are the new iPads (iPad 3) for sale in the US unlocked for the UK?

I live and work in the UK, but I am in the US for 2 weeks, and was wondering if I buy the new iPad from the Apple Store here in the States, will I be able to replace the AT&T or Verizon SIM with ...
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Which cellular carriers worldwide allow FaceTime calls over 3G/4G Networks?

Do any carriers allow for FaceTime video and/or voice calls to pass over normal data channels directly from an iOS device? If not, what alternatives exist short of jail breaking or other gray ...
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Is the 3rd generation iPad Carrier Locked in the US?

Is the 3rd generation iPad carrier locked in the US to either Verizon or AT&T? Can you swap out SIM cards between Verizon and AT&T?
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Is it possible to use AT&T 3G on a Verizon LTE iPad?

According to the new iPad tech specs page, in addition to their separate LTE bands, both the Verizon and AT&T models ship with: UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); ...
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Can I change the carrier name in the iPhone Simulator 5.0?

I found numerous instructions to set SBFakeCarrier in com.apple.springboard plist but this doesn't seem to work with iOS Simulator 5.0. Is there any way to change the carrier name in the simulator?
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What does the “4G” that appears on my iPhone 4S's AT&T network indicator mean?

Since upgrading my iPhone 4S to iOS 5.1 (from 5.0.1), the AT&T network status indicator now reads "4G" where it once read "3G". What has changed from the previous version? Does this "4G" mean the ...
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Has anyone actually gotten AT&T to unlock an iPhone?

We're going to be moving to Germany in a few weeks, so I visited AT&T today and asked them to unlock our phones. They unlocked my Android device, but told me that "Apple did not give [them] the ...
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Will the 4G LTE used in an iPad bought in England also work in Sweden?

If I buy a new iPad with 4G LTE in the United Kingdom, will the 4G LTE work in Sweden (with a SIM from a carrier offering 4G LTE obviously)? I am asking not least because of statements in this ...
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How to disable iMessage on a broken iPhone?

How can I disable iMessage for a phone number if the iPhone it's attached to has been destroyed? My sister dropped her iPhone in the bath, so she is now using an older non-Apple phone. Whenever I send ...
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What data does the Carrier IQ daemon log from iPhones?

There has been little written technically about the Carrier IQ software on iPhones despite it being present on iOS 3, 4, and now iOS 5. From what I can tell, the daemons vary depending on the ...
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How do I select the right iPhone carrier

I have seen a lot of people asking about what carrier to use and what features they have. Also people have asked about Visual Voicemail, which confusingly is not available on some networks, although ...
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If I use a prepaid SIM card from AT&T retail store in iPhone, do I get 3G or GSM service?

I have an officially unlocked iPhone 4 from a non-US carrier. Now that I'm in US, if buy a prepaid SIM card from AT&T and use it in iPhone, do I get 3G(WCDMA) or GSM network? To put it in the ...
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Contact's numbers not formatted correctly on my Verizon iPhone 4S

I setup my Verizon iPhone 4S by restoring from a backup of my 3GS. Now my contact's phone numbers aren't formatted at all. They now look like 5555551234 whereas they used to be formatted like (555) ...
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Is the iPhone 4S hardware compatible worldwide with other SIM based networks?

I particularly want to know if iPhone 4S can work with other networks that use SIM cards when the device is authorized to be unlocked. With these conditions, can it take a SIM card when traveling?
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What are the steps to transfer an iPhone to someone else?

I've seen several posts on the general process of handing off an old iPhone to someone else, but there are some details I'm not clear on. I have the following scenario to start with: Person A: ...
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If I have AT&T, will the iPhone 4S work in areas of CDMA coverage only?

The new iPhone 4S has 2 antennas: both GSM and CDMA. Is there a chance that if I, who am an AT&T customer, buy one of these, that I would be able to use it in areas that are CDMA only? AT&T is ...
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Connecting Time Capsule (or AEBS) to a AT&T U-verse Router/Modem - Proper Settings and Setup?

Today I am giving AT&T U-verse a go to see if it will be better than my current service provider. The general install went fine, but there are new intricacies that wreaked a bit of havoc on my ...
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How can I convert an AT&T iPhone 3GS to a Verizon iPhone 3GS?

I have someone who is not using their AT&T iPhone 3GS. They are willing to give it to me since they have a later model. How can I convert an AT&T iPhone 3GS to a Verizon iPhone 3GS? What ...
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iphone voip services allowed?

Does Apple and either AT&T or Verizon currently allow voip services to be used? Essentially, would a user be able to have phone services by using just a data plan?
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Verizon iPhone 4 - no Exchange push?

I used to have a 2nd generation iPod Touch, and had it connected to my email account at work (Exchange 2003). The iPod got push email as expected, and would often ping before Outlook (2010) would on ...
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iPad Wi-Fi stopped working

I have suddenly lost the Wi-Fi on my iPad. Me and my friend have a Wi-Fi account with AT&T and his iPad Wi-Fi is working just fine. Why not mine?
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Moving Sim Card from One iPhone to Another

I am looking to buy an iPhone 4 from the secondary market. I currently have an iPhone 3GS. Can I just replace the sim on the new iphone with my current sim? Or is there something else that I need to ...