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Yes, iBooks can function normally while not connected to the internet. As long as you have the book(s) present in the iBooks app before you get out of coverage you will be fine. If you are out of your coverage area and connect to another network, or roaming, you might have additional expenses for using another network.


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Sure. In Settings > General > Cellular > disable Cellular Data This will restrict all data to Wi-Fi For more information, see iOS: About the Cellular Data setting from Apple Support


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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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The thing about these limits is that the carriers and iPhone models are all different. For instance, the iPhone 5 should theoretically be able to handle up to 14 connections, but both AT&T and Verizon limits it to 5. As far as I have understood, it is hardware-limited, and therefore it is not affected by iOS version. I have started on a list which ...


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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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There is no reason why SMS should be tied to your data package. Turning data roaming off, indeed just turning data off (if you are not currently roaming and merely want to prove this) should still allow you to send and receive SMS messages as these are sent through the voice connection, not the data one - it's exactly how phones have always been able to ...


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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 iPhone will prefer Wi-Fi over Cellular data, so if you are connected to Wi-Fi your iPhone will use that connection instead of Cellular. To completely disable Cellular data, go to Settings → Cellular and disable Cellular Data. This will prevent your device from using Cellular data at all.


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Addressing your query head on - several US carriers have very nice planning tools: Verizon Wireless Data Calculator AT&T Wireless Data Calculator Both are quite close to what I'm seeing for my usage patterns (one calculates 2.5 GB and the other 3.15 GB) in practice. I would say to take these with a grain of salt since with iOS 7 - you now have ...


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The spinning circle icon is simply a means of indicating that network activity is taking place, i.e. loading new data in Facebook or Tumblr. It has nothing to do with which network is being used — for that, check the cellular/Wi-Fi indicator. If the Wi-Fi icon is there, then it's the Wi-Fi network being used. It's also worth noting that apps can turn on and ...


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It looks like I just didn't look hard enough. http://www.apple.com/ipad/LTE/ has all the goods on the model numbers. The iPad mini Cellular A1454 Model supports LTE bands 4 (AWS) and 17 (700b MHz). The carriers listed for this Model are AT&T in the US and all Canadian carriers (Bell, Rogers, Telus). The iPad mini Cellular A1455 Model supports LTE ...


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The comparable page you're looking for is: http://www.apple.com/ipad/LTE/. A1454 is used for AT&T and similar Canadian networks only, while Sprint, Verizon and overseas carriers use A1455. All bands are also listed on the specs page: Model A1454 GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) LTE (Bands 4 and 17) ...


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The LTE choice seems fairly clear as the Spring and Verizon models match the LTE coverage that EE has in the UK. O2 isn't listed, but you can see the information yourself here: http://www.apple.com/ipad/LTE/ Further information is available from the iPad specifications page - but the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA capabilities of both models are the ...


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This is the extent of Apple's documentation on cellular data usage: Go to Settings > Cellular Data > Usage to view your usage. Contact your carrier directly if you have questions about your cellular data usage. It doesn't sound like this is going to be very helpful. There are also threads online, such as this one, that seem to indicate that iOS6 ...


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It's very hard to track existing data usage, much less project future usage on a device that you haven't previously owned and are potentially just guessing how you will use it. Who knows what wild and wacky use cases you will find once you start using it? Other iOS devices now track data usage from iOS7 onwards, but only for mobile data, not Wifi so you ...


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The directory you're looking for happens to be /var/wireless/Library/Preferences. This is where the Settings > Cellular settings are stored. The per-application settings are stored in the database /var/wireless/Library/Databases/CellularUsage.db. If you want to add a setting manually, you'll need to add an entry for the application in two tables. The ...


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Yes there is! CaptureAudio does exactly this. It is a US$3 app for iPhone (also works on iPad, it’s a universal app, no separate purchase). Just to avoid even the appearance of impropriety, let me state that CaptureAudio is a past-sponsor of a podcast that I do. That being said, their sponsorship slot is over and has nothing to do with me posting this here. ...


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You can use an AT&T iPhone 5s on Aio wireless as well. No unlocking required. I got the iPhone 5s on launch day from Apple and went right to my local Aio wireless store here in Tampa, Florida...signed up for service, popped in their SIM card and wah-la! I ported my number over from Sprint who has the most horrible reception in Florida. I took a trip ...


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Yes, it would appear that this is allowed, but only as long as you go the Bring-Your-Own-Device route. In the Bring Your Own Device option of ordering the 40$/mo Aio Basic plan, you can search for Apple iPhone 5 and, subsequently, select the Nano SIM Card option (the only option available), where they will also ask you for your IMEI number. This also has ...


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I know from personal experience as an iOS developer and having researched this topic before that it is not possible. If the developer was savvy enough they can write code that differentiates a tethered connection from real Wifi. That, however, would be app specific and furthermore unfortunately there is no blanket setting.


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Not easily. Jailbreaking would allow various options for on-phone fire walling but that could get complicated pretty quickly. There are proxy or vpn services like Onavo that could lead to a solution, but I've not known any that allow you to selectively limit your outbound traffic. These types of service basically route all your network traffic through ...


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A simple question but there is no simple answer. You'll need to know the frequencies and protocols used by your carrier and ensure they are supported on your iPad. 3G is highly likely to be OK but it's not 100% (for exampled, much of T-Mobile's 3G network runs on a frequency that's not compatible with the current iPad/iPhone As noted, you'll need to cut ...


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The value of any particular carrier is based on the performance of the carrier in the area you will use the device. ie. My area has great AT&T coverage, Good Verizon coverage and horrible Sprint coverage. You are also only comparing the cheapest tier. Prices change and one carrier may be cheaper than another at a different level of service.


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I contacted my carrier (o2) and issue was resolved easily. It appears that Data Bolt-On, that I subscribe to, was no longer iPhone compatible. I was advised that this setting was affected by the Software Update. Not sure I really understand how or why but I was assured that the setting had now been amended and data services would be restored at midnight ...


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There have been hacks in the past to enable tethering, but in almost all cases, the carrier can tell what you are doing. I have even heard that people that tethered were individually contacted by AT&T to let them know that the tethering fee would be added if they wished to continue tethering and asked the customers to come in to chat if there were ...


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It's pretty clear that the two GSM models will not work on any CDMA carrier whether or not you jailbreak it or get an authorized unlock. It also is very clear that the CDMA model will work on pretty much any GSM carrier in the 3G/4G range of speeds (but not LTE). I have a Verizon CDMA A1429 model that works perfectly fine with my AT&T account (I've not ...


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I solved my problem! I had the same problems with my mid-2012 MacBook Air and a Huawei 122 stick. Changed the stick to a Huawei 1221 first, then did some software upgrades, which nevertheless was helpless. Yesterday, I bought a USB 2.0 Hub (from Belkin) and everything's fine! The guys from an Apple shop in Vienna told me that the MacBook Air starting from ...


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My personal experience with Huawei is that their installation app doesn't even run on a recent Mac for some reason. When I used it, I used to look into the package content to find another installation app that would actually start. If that is not the problem, please put more details. pmjordan might be right as well as far as 32/64 bit-ness of their ...



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