Why is it that switching from one service provider to another takes so long on the iPhone ? I travel a lot and when I change countries, my iphone takes ages - litterally AGES - to propose a list of available service providers. Previous mobile units I had would propose a list in less than a minute. The iphone takes over 5 minutes. Per se this is no big deal, except that when you get of a plane and need the phone to work to call the person meeting you, or the office, etc. a 5 minute wait is long long.