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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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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Is it possible to use a Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 with any other carrier or Pay-Per-Use carrier?

This is probably seems like a FAQ but I haven't seen anything definitive as of today. I have a CDMA-Only Verizon iPhone 4 (not a 4S) that recently came off contract. I'm aware that it's CDMA only ...
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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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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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Verizon contract fulfilled, yet no other carrier will touch my iPhone 4?

Several people are saying on this site and other sites that they have been able to get service for their Verizon iPhone 4 (with contract fulfilled already) on either Straight Talk or Page Plus. But ...
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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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Can I use an iPhone 4 on Straight Talk?

I have an iPhone 4 that's currently on AT&T. My 2-year contract will be fulfilled in January, and at that point (if possible) I'd like to switch my service to Straight Talk or some other less ...
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Switching to Straight Talk From T-Mobile on an iPhone 5

I am at my wit's end trying to get my wife's iPhone 5 switched from T-Mobile to straight talk. Just about a month ago my wife's old cellphone was reaching a breaking point, so she decided to get an ...
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How to know what's my iphone 4s carrier using IMEI?

I have an iphone 4s ios 6.1.3 my cousin bought it from U.S.A or so he says. He says the carrier is Verizon CDMA. However in the settings I see carrier: virgin 14.0 I am outside the USA so i need a ...
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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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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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Least expensive prepaid data roaming with an unlocked iPhone in the US

Will be travelling to the US a bit and trying to determine the least expensive way to get my unlocked iPhone online. My provider (Rogers) has a standard US data roaming rate of $30/mb but also ...
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Could a carrier update lock my device to its original carrier?

Is it safe to go for "carrier setting update" after updating to 7.0.6? Could it lock my iPhone 5 to the original carrier?
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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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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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Is is possible to move a Verizon iPhone 4s to another US cellular carrier?

Is it possible to use a Verizon iPhone 4S on another US carrier, such as GSM AT&T or T-mobile or CDMA Sprint, etc? And why if not? Assuming the devices has been legitimately unlocked via the ...
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Can I find out which country I am in from a cell tower?

I want to find out in which country (no more specific than that) the cell to which the device is connected resides. The information must be dependent on the cell location, rather than the location of ...
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2answers
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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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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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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 ...
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Activate unsubsidized iPhone 5 - can I later switch carriers?

I'm living in Germany and recieved an unused iPhone 5 A1429 without SIM or contract as a gift. I'm planning to use it abroad, likely with prepaid SIM cards. The phone is not activated yet and I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can inexpensive prepaid plans for iPhone work in the USA?

How can I minimize total cost of ownership (primarily means low monthly rate) for an iPhone if my voice and data usage is light?
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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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Will an AT&T iPad purchased from Best Buy US work in india?

I am planning to purchase iPad Mini wifi + cellular from Best Buy. The Best Buy representatives were not sure it will work in India with different service provider or not. They are selling iPad with ...
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iPhone unlock. How the iphoneosunlock.com service works?

Check this video How to Unlock any iPhone, how does the iphoneosunlock.com works? I thought that you can unlock iPhone only with Carrier Contract ID or SSN. Am I wrong? Can I do the same that the ...
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Verizon iPhone 4 on Straight Talk

I have a Verizon iPhone 4 CDMA per specs. Straight Talk now offers CDMA $45 per month unlimited and you can BYOP per Straight Talk website. If I switch to Straight Talk can I later decide to change ...
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how to clean the meid ? Alltel iPhone 4

Do anyone know to unlock the meid ? I bout an iPhone off of eBay turns out to be blacklisted and now I'm stuck with a useless iPhone. All the tutorials I see on YouTube shows every carrier except ...
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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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Will a US bought iPad (newest) on Verizon work in India?

Im looking to buy an ipad here in the US as a gift for a friend in India. I have looked at the 4G LTE bands and am not betting on if Indian carriers may end up using the same bands, but what ...
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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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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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103 views

How can I get my Verizon apple Iphone to straightalk?

I have a Verizon iPhone and I want to hook it up with Straight Talk. Can anyone help me?
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Can a factory unlocked iPhone 5 be used with Sprint?

If I were to buy a brand new factory unlocked iPhone off eBay would I then be able to use that phone on sprint?
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Buying iphone connected to a carrier for wifi

As of right now I don't have a smartphone, but am debating getting one in the near future (although not sure in how long that will be.) My old itouch just broke, so i wanted to know if it is possible ...
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Is there a better way to travel internationally with an iPhone (3GS/4 specifically)?

I've travelled to Europe and Asia quite a bit with iPhones with no problems (I live in the US), except for the fact that making calls anywhere outside the US is crazy expensive and of course I ...
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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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Which models of iPhone 5 are compatible with CDMA in India?

Can I use my CDMA sim in iPhone 5 ? I am using TATA INDICOM CDMA sim.
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Where can one find the meid of an iOS Device? (in particular an iPad)

I'm getting 4G on my iPad 2 and the Sales Rep for Verizon said that I needed to text him the meid, where in iOS might I find this meid?
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Enable iPhone Voicemail Divert

I have an iPhone 4 running iOs 6.1.3. I have just switched from O2-UK to T-Mobile. O2 supported Visual Voicemail and T-Mobile does not (at present) I have set up my voicemail by dialling 222. ...