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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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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, 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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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+ ...


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 ...


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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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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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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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Update: The following rate plan is no longer available. 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....


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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 ...


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.


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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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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 ...


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 ...


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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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Try to log in to your iPhone with her Apple ID and turn off the settings for iMessage there. Worst case you need to insert her SIM card into your phone and do the changes.


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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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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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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 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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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 ...


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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 ...


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


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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 ...


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