iPhone Abroad [Israel] - Not Working (Other people on same network have no problems)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by I'm a Mac, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. I'm a Mac macrumors 6502

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    I brought my iPhone on a trip to Israel and for some reason, it can't join any of the local cell networks. All of the networks show up in the carriers- but I get an error message of network lost when I try to join them. The rest of my family (or at least the ones on AT&T) have no problem however, another person with an iPhone 3G (I have a first gen) has the same problem. I don't understand- it is a GSM phone and other people on my network have no problem- I even tried reset network setting and taking my sim out and putting it back in- is there some sort of iPhone block?
     
  2. gregk205 macrumors member

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    You have to call them and tell them to add international roaming onto your phone. You are supposed to call before you leave the USA. At least that is what I was told.
     
  3. I'm a Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes but that doesn't really make sense because i've gone to other countries where AT&T doesn't have service and I had no problem roaming there. Also, I found another person with an iPhone that has the same problem, however, interestingly enough, people in Israel who have jailbroken/unlocked there phones have no problem
     

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