Carrier tab

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  1. StevePJ macrumors newbie

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    Hi, today while driving a round the state I had very little coverage. On my iPhone, a tab called carrier appeared and when I clicked on it it said automatic. We are on att. What does this do?
     
  2. bonskovsky macrumors 6502

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  3. StevePJ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But how? We don't have a everyone shares plan.
     
  4. bonskovsky macrumors 6502

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    When you get to a border, like an international one, it lets you choose a carrier
     
  5. StevePJ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But we were in extreme northwest illinois today...near the Iowa and illinois border.
     
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    I did. :)
     

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  9. bonskovsky macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, basically

    One of the first tabs you see is also supposed to be "Carrier", which allows you to select from local available networks if AT&T isn't available. Select a permanent connection through the Carrier tab, so that I can have a stable connection while near the border.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1807

    Must be roaming, you can turn off roaming. It's not really specific to a plan.
     
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