connecting to another telephone service

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aicul, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    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.

    :confused:
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    If you are roaming, the iPhone connects automatically. You are not supposed to look for a carrier unless you have a personal preference.

    Be aware of roaming terms.
     
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    #3
    The delay is there so the rest of us have a little time before we have to listen to your conversation while still in the plane.
     
  4. aicul thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I forgot to laugh .... sorry
     
  5. aicul thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have tried both "automatic" and "manual". The delays are both long.
     
  6. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Yep. I have the same problem. It's really annoying. Hopefully that's something that can be fixed...
     

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