Questions tagged [cellular-carriers]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
20
votes
13answers
58k views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
89k views

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), ...
9
votes
8answers
66k views

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 ...
9
votes
3answers
87k views

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: iPhone ...
8
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
7
votes
5answers
62k views

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 T-...
6
votes
2answers
844 views

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 ...
6
votes
4answers
2k views

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 wouldn'...
6
votes
1answer
864 views

Lock code needed to erase Iphone data

About a week ago, I went to the Sprint store, and traded in my iPhone 6 for an iPhone 8. They told me that they wouldn't erase the data on my existing phone for a few days in case I noticed that ...
6
votes
7answers
205k views

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 ...
6
votes
10answers
120k views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
6k views

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?
5
votes
7answers
25k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
5k views

Should I jailbreak my phone or unlock it?

My sister recently gave me her iPhone 7+ from T-mobile because she has switched phone companies. The only problem is she owes T-mobile for the phone but I doubt she is planning on paying off the phone ...
5
votes
1answer
522 views

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); GSM/...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

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?
5
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
7k views

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 ...
4
votes
10answers
201k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
191k views

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 jailbreak ...
4
votes
4answers
1k views

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?
4
votes
4answers
356 views

Is the Verizon iPhone 4 susceptible to the 'grip of death'?

Of course, it's possible to get any phone to lose a bit of signal if you cover the antenna with your hands, but I'm wondering if the Verizon iPhone 4 also suffers from the attenuation issues that the ...
4
votes
4answers
487 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
31k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

iPhone Manual Carrier Selection

I have a Project Fi data-only SIM in my iPhone 6 (iOS 10). The data-only SIM allows my GSM-only iPhone (bought with an AT&T SIM) to get service from T-Mobile and would let me get service from ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
15k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
5k views

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. ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

The cheapest and reliable way to unlock iphone 5?

What is the cheapest and reliable way to unlock iphone 5? Is there any reliable free solution? The phone is now locked to U.S. Sprint service.
4
votes
3answers
876 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
119 views

How can I tell if one iPhone receiver works as well as another?

My spouse and I were driving onI84/81 in Annville, PA. Her iPhone 6S was in LTE mode. My iPhone SE was in Edge. We both have T-Mobile as a carrier. Do the two iphones have the same radios on the ...
4
votes
2answers
854 views

What are the differences between the AT&T and Verizon versions of iPhone 4?

Besides working on their respective carriers, what are the similarities and differences between the AT&T iPhone 4 and Verizon iPhone 4?
3
votes
3answers
880 views

Will SIM-free iPhone from Apple lock to first carrier activated?

Suppose I buy an iPhone 7 directly from Apple, and I select the SIM-free version. Will this lock to the first carrier it is activated with? Or is it unlocked for life so I'll be able to switch ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

When I get a phone call or text, my iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac all ring at the same time

I'm a developer and it's possible to use BTLE to determine the proximity of a device from another. Is there any way to get only one device to ring when they are all adjacent to each other? For ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
571 views

Control iPhone Remotely

Can you control an iPhone remotely using Mobile Device Management protocol? or any other protocol/service? Of course, the user's consent will be obtained before performing any actions. I am mainly ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Manually update carrier settings after dismissing prompt

My iPhone with iOS 10 recently popped up a dialogue prompting me to update my carrier settings and I accidentally pressed not now. Is there a way to re-open that dialogue? A button that should be ...
3
votes
2answers
62k views

What is the difference between the iPad Mini model numbers A1454 and A1455?

Apple lists the iPad mini models on the Identifying iPad models web page and lists two cellular models: A1454 on the iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular A1455 on the iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM) I can't ...
3
votes
2answers
184 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
17k views

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?
3
votes
1answer
10k views

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? ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

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, ...
3
votes
1answer
88 views

What can I do once my jailbroken iPhone gets a data plan attached by AT&T?

I noticed my phone bill had a data plan attached this month to my jailbroken iPhone -- is there any way to get around this?
3
votes
2answers
28 views

Reseting iPhone 6s with iTunes

My iPhone 6s is disabled. If I reset it with iTunes will I lose service with my carrier? I already know how to erase my information off the iPhone with iTunes, but I'm wondering if I do it, will I ...
3
votes
4answers
127k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Updating to iOS 6.1 disables cellular FaceTime?

FaceTime over AT&T's 4G (you know, 3G) on my iPhone 4s (with a 2GB data plan) was enabled as of a few days ago. Haven't checked the settings since then, but I just updated to iOS 6.1 from 6.0.1, ...
3
votes
1answer
57 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

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?