"Searching... 4G" in top-left corner

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by NickH88, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. NickH88 macrumors member

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    I recently used my old iPhone 4S for the first time in over a year (it was unplugged and dead all of that time). It still has iOS 6.1.3. After charging it and using it for over an hour, the top-left corner says "Searching... 4G" instead of "[bars] AT&T 4G." The service for this phone was continually paid for throughout the period in which it wasn't used. It does have phone service (and internet via the cellular network), but had a mere 1 voicemail waiting for me, and it was from 2 days ago. There were no new text messages, and I know I have been sent many. It did later successfully receive a new text as part of a security process for my email account. My Facebook notifications aren't listed either.

    Why isn't my carrier (AT&T) listed, and where are my text messages and voicemails?
     
  2. NickH88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, it now says AT&T, and I have my Facebook notifications back, but I still don't have all the texts I should have from during the time my phone was out of use. My old texts are still there though. Are new texts deleted after a certain amount of time if they are not viewed, or what?
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    Probably. SMS is not a guaranteed delivery service.
     

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