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Short answer, no. Longer answer, you can access Wifi data while on a call, but not cellular data: If you're in an area with Wifi coverage, you'll be able to talk on the phone while using data. If you're in an area with only LTE/3G/CDMA coverage, you will not be able to talk on the phone while using data. A statement from Verizon is over on The Verge: ...


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According to this article, the problem isn't just the size. It turns out, as well as a smaller size, the Nano SIM is reportedly 15% thinner than the Micro SIM cards. So even if users cut the Micro SIM to Nano SIm size with a knife or nano SIM cutter tool, the Sim card would still be too thick to put in the iPhone 5.


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Nomenclature The terms 2G, 3G and 4G do not refer to a specific wireless standard, but a a whole bunch of different standards: There has been controversy on what standards should be referred to as 4G. When Apple introduced the iPhone 4S, they followed other companies in referring to HSDPA as a 4G standard. HSPA+ is the successor to HSDPA. DC-HSPA+ ...


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You can enable "Airplane Mode" and then turn on Wi-Fi. For phones that use a GSM sim card (even if they are on CDMA networks), if you remove the SIM card, you disable the cellular radio. Calls and cellular data stop flowing in this case. The most precise manner is in the settings app: Settings > General > Cellular > Cellular Data -> OFF


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Short answer, yes (assuming you have LTE coverage in your area by T-Mobile). But you should get the iPhone 5s from Verizon instead of getting it from T-Mobile. Also, carrier unlocking has nothing to do with 3G or LTE. Long answer follows below. The iPhone 5s models A1533 (GSM) and A1533 (CDMA) support the LTE bands that both Verizon and T-Mobile use. If ...


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AT&T has a $(25+5)/month GoPhone service plan that works with an iPhone that you acquire yourself. The $25/month GoPhone service provides 250 minutes (extra cost $0.10/minute). The $5/month data package provides 50 MB data (extra costs $5/50MB). To save 10%, don't buy credit directly from AT&T. Instead, purchase a discounted electronic refill card ...


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As you've pointed out, US iPhones are locked to AT&T. Fundamentally, that's your only real issue here. If you can unlock your iPhone, then your suggesting of just picking up a micro-sim and using it for data and calls works perfectly. In the UK, we can buy iPhones unlocked, and get our network operators to unlock them. What you described is exactly what ...


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You can't convert a GSM iPhone to run on the CDMA network, unfortunately. Neither the functional nor the cosmetic components are interchangeable. If your friend is willing to give you his iPhone and if it's still in decent condition you could probably sell it for enough to fund the purchase of a Verizon iPhone. If it's not in great condition and you still ...


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There are two separate issues here: 1. Transferring data plans This is best dealt with directly through your carrier as CajunLuke notes. For person A, a simple SIM swap should work though, for person B you'll need to cut the 3G's SIM down to micro-SIM size to fit in the iPhone 4. And you can probably swap the SIM from the dumbphone into the 3G and have the ...


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No. CDMA will only work of you buy and activate your 4S device onto a CDMA carrier. The FAQ shows that when you activate the phone it will choose one technology for coverage in country. GSM Registered phones will roam on GSM as will CDMA phones. Sprint should work in 35 unnamed countries and Verizon in 40 at launch.


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It means that you are connected on HSPA+. It's actually a 3G technology, and unfortunately, you probably won't experience any speed increase in downloading or surfing. The 4G technology for the "new iPad" is LTE, and is much faster than the existing 3G band. 4G iPhone On AT&T? New Network Indicator Causes Controversy


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No, you do not have to enter any sort of unlock code for any iPhone unlock event. iTunes contacts the registration database when a phone is restored to determine the lock status and set the appropriate carrier settings file if needed. So, in your case one of two things has happened. The database that Apple / iTunes consult hasn't been updated for your ...


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For my part, I was able to change the carrier name for the iPhone 5.1 simulator by editing this file: /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/SDKs/iPhoneSimulator5.1.sdk/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/French.lproj/SpringBoard.strings As the path suggests, I'm French. Switch to whichever ...


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It appears that very little, and it can be completely disabled. Carrier IQ, the now infamous “rootkit” or “keylogger”, is not just for Android, Symbian, BlackBerry, and even webOS. In fact, up through and including iOS 5, Apple has included a copy of Carrier IQ on the iPhone. However, it does appears to be disabled along with diagnostics enabled ...


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I asked this question so I could answer it, as I said there are a lot of people asking me about this issue. On this page of Apple's support website, you can find a list of worldwide carriers and the features they support on the iPhone.


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ArsTechnica notes that there is no noticeable signal loss when gripping it with the 'death grip'. Though due to the way smart phone antennas are designed, it still may be possible


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The iPad Mini model A1454 is designed and will only work on LTE bands 4 (AWS) and 17 (700b MHz). http://www.apple.com/ipad/LTE/ Since 4G means so much, you may have to ask your specific carrier if they use either of these LTE bands. Even if your carrier operates in those bands, there still isn't a guarantee they support iPad so you'd really need to ...


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Blacklisted IMEI or MEID on iPhones are usually one of two things: Clerical mistakes - contact the police or a cell carrier for assistance in clearing up that mistake. Stolen goods (or goods reported as stolen) - again the police or a lawyer might be your next step if you find out you have purchased stolen goods. You might want to contact the seller ...


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You should be aware that changing the SIM card is not a solution because when you go to activate, Tracfone will ask for the IMEI of the phone and this is a unique to each phone. They have a list of those numbers associated with all the phones they typically sell to the public and the one on your iPhone is not on their list so you cannot activate the service. ...


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short answer: No The iPhone 5 has the Nano-SIM The iPhone 4 and 4s have the Micro-SIM iPhone 5 is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards. found on the apple site You have to go to your mobile provider and get a replacement Nano-SIM if you're using the micro-SIM. The other way around you can use an adapter or get a replacement SIM as well. It ...


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There is one crucial step missing, after you backup your phone you must restore it. This puts it in factory fresh condition briefly and completes the unlock. After you do this and if AT&T approved unlocking your iPhone, then you will see the message indicating that your iPhone has been unlocked. You can then restore from your backup to bring back all ...


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The tech specs page lists the available network features per model in more detail. GSM model A1428: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17) CDMA model A1429: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, ...


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The simplest solution is to contact Apple Support (as this article makes clear) since they actually have engineers that can modify which devices and phone numbers are associated with your (or another's Apple ID). So, just contact Apple Support.


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I have two ideas for you: 1) There's a UK mobile network called Ovivo, basically, you order a sim with £10 on it once, and you'll have 500MB of mobile broadband for your grandma's iPad forever. She'll also be able to use the £10 for additional broadband if she runs out (either by pre-purchasing some — and maybe you could do that online for her), or it'll ...


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After I received the "unlock" message, I did the restore for 3 times and did not get the "congratulations" message. On the 4th attempt, I did. In the 4th attempt, the only thing I did different was to remove the SIM card before I started the restore. Then iTunes did the restore, and at the end, it asked me to reinsert the SIM. So I unplugged the phone from ...


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I just purchased a Verizon iPhone 5S gold and am running it on T-Mobile. I get 4G and LTE wherever it is available.


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No you won't be charged anything extra. The dialog is only warning you about the high data usage.


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You can use Carrier Editor CarrierEditor allows you to customise your iOS device’s carrier logo Works on Mac OS X 10.6 or greater on any iOS without a jailbreak, but limited to devices that support a carrier. CarrierEditor generates a modified version of a carrier update onto your desktop and you simply use iTunes to install it.


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Walmart has unlimited voice and data for $45. It is called Straight Talk. It uses AT&T cell signal and is fully functional except for visual voicemail. Your iPhone does need to be unlocked.


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The reliable way is to get the carrier to unlock it. In the US - this means Verizon's are sold unlocked in the US whether you have a contract or not. AT&T's are locked, but they have a process to get it unlocked once your contract is fulfilled. Sprint's situation is unclear. T-Mobile's are reported to be sold unlocked in 2013 when they start selling ...



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