9

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 ...


9

Since your device didn’t assign the name, it came from caller ID Contact your carrier for details of how and why they vet those names or if they just let people feed data claiming to be whatever sender they want and easily spoof (Lie to) the caller ID system. Your carrier and national cell phone regulator would be the people to look at if and how SMS ...


7

No - when you don’t have service, they can’t call you back. Yes - you can call out and the only location data will be which cell tower data is provided to EMS / Emergency Services - not the GPS or location of the device doing the calling. In more details: A SIM doesn't determine if you can connect to a cell tower, the phone's antenna determines it. The ...


6

It is not necessary to be in possession of the lock code to erase the iPhone, since a DFU restore can be performed at any time (until iOS 12 restricts USB access after 1 hour since last unlock). Activation Lock will remain if the device is still in your iCloud account's Find My iPhone, but it seems you've already removed it otherwise you could use the Erase ...


6

I'd do neither, personally. I don't trust or like any unlocking service or jailbreaking, so I would try to check if it's carrier unlocked by this (optionally not contacting T-Mobile to ask them yet to unlock). https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201328 If it's locked, I would take the phone to a T-Mobile shop and tell them truthfully the essential facts ...


5

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.


5

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 and/or ...


5

According to Apple a SIM-free iPhone purchased directly via Apple should be unlocked. So, it is pretty unlikely that you get locked afterwards. Furthermore you should be able to use every SIM worldwide*. *considering there are no restrictions in the chosen country like e.g. in Turkey. Edit: This answer is based on the situation in the U.S. only. Other ...


5

I receive messages from BX-ZZZZZ where ZZZ is my bank's abbreviation. So some services can message under alphabets too. They need to get registered somewhere. Searching, I stumbled upon https://www.fast2sms.com/help/sender-id-create/ which claims to register you for a time period during which all your SMSs will be sent under your custom business ...


4

Complete the form below to de-register from iMessage. It will send you an authorisation code via SMS to verify you own the phone number. https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage


4

I ran into this same issue, not with a broken iPhone though. I have a Nexus 5 to replace my old iPhone 4. My wife's texts to me from her iPhone kept going as iMessages. I found this article that helped me solve the problem. Note: If you no longer have access to the iPhone that is using the number you want to remove, reset your Apple ID password. http://...


4

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 ...


4

If the device is unlocked you can borrow a sim to activate the device. One thing to keep in mind though is you may want to skip setting up iCloud until after you remove the borrowed sim card. After you've ejected the sim go into Settings > Phone > My number. Either clear the number out (which will be the number of your borrowed sim) or type in your actual ...


4

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.


4

I believe it allows data roaming, but only within European Union countries. See http://www.cultofmac.com/288360/europeans-new-roaming-options/: Inside cellular settings, Apple has added a dedicated “EU Internet” switch alongside the existing data roaming toggle. It gives users the ability to active Internet connectivity when they visit countries inside the ...


4

Going to Settings > General > About should trigger a manual check for carrier settings updates.


4

Usually carriers distinguish minutes: for voice calls using the standard phone app, to either other phones or landlines (which can be confusing since FaceTime calls and audio use data and not voice minutes) sms (which can be confusing since the the message app uses data for iMessage and SMS for MMS and SMS) data: for all other internet traffic generated by ...


3

Not likely unless Verizon agrees to release that phone for another carrier. Have a look at this guide on identifying iPhone models: Identifying iPhone models The iPhone 4 you have is model A1349 (that should be printed on the back of the device), and if so, it is a pure CDMA phone so you cannot connect it to a GSM carrier due to differing radio technology. ...


3

T-Mobile's 3G/4G coverage for an iPhone 5 is better than a year ago but still limited so you are rolling the dice. They just released a carrier update for the iPhone that will give an iPhone 5 access to some of their 4G network. But it's still early days and the usefulness will greatly depend on your location. T-Mobile also offers a pay-as-you go plan ...


3

Yes, I've unlocked 4 myself and helped family members and friends unlock another dozen. The web interface is nice, but I also call them after 2 days if the unlock isn't done since most of the unlock requests are either processed rapidly or hung due to an error or mis-typing/missing entirely a digit or two. Once I get someone on the phone, the unlock usually ...


3

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


3

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


3

On a recent trip to France I found that enabling 'EU Internet' and data roaming did not work (no internet connection), but turning 'EU Internet' option off, allowed the regular Data roaming to work. Today, I received a txt from Vodafone confirming this and, telling all IOS8 users to turn this feature off (even if they are in Europe)... so it may well be ...


3

The simple answer to this is that the EU Internet option is to allow the use of Local Breakout (LBO) providers, who can offer data at a different rate to your "parent network" most home networks will not provide any support if you are using a LBO as the provision is provided through the "EU internet" APN (Access Point Name). In short if you don't want to ...


3

Per Virgin Mobile's Unlocking FAQ (emphasis mine): What does it mean for my device to be "locked"? The term "locked" means that either Virgin Mobile software or the manufacturers' device designs restrict the device to use with a carrier operating on Sprint's network, such as Virgin Mobile. They gave you a Sprint model at the Apple store....


3

Yes - T-Mobile phones of all versions are factory unlocked. iPhone 6s/plus will be just like the iPhone 6/plus in that regard. This year, you can buy phones unlocked on Apple's payment plan as well if you prefer that over paying full price.


3

As far as I am aware, there is no function to automatically dial 911. However, anyone with possession of an iPhone can dial an emergency call from the lock screen without unlocking the phone. Whether that's more likely than you dialing and not remembering it (whether amnesia immediately following a trauma, or shock from the impact to your body or head is ...


3

Apple sells carrier-specific iPhone models so that the carrier can do subsidizing or financing. The carrier-specific ones comes with a pre-activated SIM for the carrier that you choose. There is no advantage other than convenience when paying in full (other than the Sprint requirement). One thing, though, is that the SIM-free version doesn't come with a SIM, ...


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Voicemail transcription (beta) is available on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE with Siri language set to English (United States or Canada).


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