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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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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 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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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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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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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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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-...
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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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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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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? I've already tried going under settings to sounds.
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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 USD/...
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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 do you unban a meid on an iPhone 4?

Does anyone know to unlock a meid on an iPhone 4 for Alltel? I bought an iPhone, which turned out to be blacklisted. All the tutorials I see on YouTube shows every carrier except Alltel.
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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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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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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. ...
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Can I use a straight talk iPhone on Verizon's network?

Can I use a straight talk iPhone (prepaid) on another carrier's network - specifically Verizon? My understanding is that such a phone comes factory unlocked, so it should be possible.
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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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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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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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Can I get a 4G data plan for my unlocked iPhone 5 in the US?

I have a factory unlocked iPhone 5 bought from my home country. I'll be travelling to the US, and I was wondering if I can get a short 4G data plan (six months) from any carrier in the US? Last year, ...
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iPad mini model 1454 not supported LTE

today I went to my services provider to get the 4G network to my iPad mini and I was just knowing that the 4G will not working with ipad mini model A1454 except in USA and Canada what should I do to ...
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iPhone: once unlocked, always unlocked?

I got an iPhone from a telco carrier two years ago, as at that time, I didn't really know whether I bought the phone unlocked or was it locked to that specific carrier. All I knew was, I change my ...
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Comparing iPad mini data plans; Why choose AT&T, it has fewer countries and is more expensive?

I'm trying to choose between the various data plans for an iPad Mini. Based on this chart it appears that the ATT model (A1454) only works in North/South America, while model A1455 is supported ...
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Why does AT&T claim I used more data than my iPhone does?

I reset my data usage in Settings (iPhone 4s) at the start of every billing cycle. Every month I near my data limit of 2GB so it's important to me to be careful of this number. However it seems like ...
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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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Unlocked iPhone 5 on Verizon

I just bought an unlocked iPhone 5 and I already own an iPhone 5 on Verizon. I am transferring the cellular service from my old iPhone 5 to the new iPhone 5 which, from my knowledge, just involves ...
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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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iPad mini - same in Australia as UK?

I wonder if someone can shed some light on this. I live in the UK but am travelling to Austalia for Christmas. If I buy a cellular iPad mini in Australia, will that work when I bring it back to the ...
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Does T-Mobile's network in the US allow an iPhone 3GS work as well as the iPhone 5?

Buying an unlocked iPhone makes it cheaper to find a iPhone 3/3GS than a 4 than a 4S than a 5. Please assume that I know and am aware of all the other benefits of newer hardware like cameras, running ...
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How can I set up a UK-based iPad with simple ongoing internet access for my grandmother?

I've just donated a secondhand iPad 2 to my grandmother, with the intent that she can use it as her first foray into email, and possibly other things, given time. She has very limited experiences with ...
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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 ...
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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 jailbreak ...
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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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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 ...