Carrier Option

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by designaholic, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. designaholic macrumors regular

    designaholic

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    #1
    Just noticed a 'Carrier' option in 'Settings' which has the following options:

    Automatic

    O2 - UK
    Orange
    T-Mobile UK
    vodaphone UK

    When you replace the O2 SIM with another, this option disappears…odd.
     
  2. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

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  3. designaholic thread starter macrumors regular

    designaholic

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    Nothing…it just stops the phone connecting to O2 – you then need to set it to O2-UK or automatic.

    It just makes me think it's because of the laws in France, Germany etc.
     
  4. Pointer macrumors regular

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    It would be a brave person to try, you might end up with an ibrick.
     
  5. designaholic thread starter macrumors regular

    designaholic

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    This won't happen…this is nothing to do with hacking. It's just a setting I found, any phone with 1.1.2 (UK) will have it.
     
  6. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    It's basically due to Roaming. When you go abroad you can use that menu to pick and choose what network you attach yourself to. For example if you are in spain and a network comes up but you want to attach to Telefonica (o2) you navigate to that menu and see if it is available.

    Basically its only ever usefull if your carrier offers cheaper calls with their carrier when abroad (if you're ever in a country and you're on Three, and that country has Three, they let you use your free minutes and texts in that country)
     
  7. designaholic thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah right…cheers for clearing that one up :cool:
     

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