Sprint Users: iOS 7 Beta 2 Data Issues on iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by locoboi187, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. locoboi187, Jun 25, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2013

    locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
    If you're getting a message stating "Could not activate cellular data network: You are not subscribed to a cellular data service" then you are not alone. I recently got off the phone with a Sprint tech who determined that i have iOS 7 beta and stated that many users are having a similar issue with the beta versions. He stated that it is not Apple's fault but something on their side. He said that the users who have called in about the issue will have it fixed in a couple hours max. He already called me back to check on my status and said would call again in an hour. So in the end Sprint's network baffles me…even though they are attempting to fix it. I'll let you guys know an update after I get a phone call from Sprint.

    Note that I have already tried ##UPDATE# and Reset all network settings. So this will not help but won't help to try.

    Edit: No surprise but Sprint said they will call me back tomorrow after following up with me.
  2. locoboi187 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
    Ended up getting my phone replaced. Very hesitant to go back to iOS 7 knowing that this might happen again. Can any other Sprint iOS 7 users for iPhone 5 input their feedback? Thanks.
  3. TrenttonY macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2012
  4. iThink Apple macrumors 6502a

    iThink Apple

    Aug 27, 2011
  5. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    That is a pretty well known issue that occurs under iOS 6 as well.
  6. TrenttonY macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2012
    I had that all the way through iOS 6. It was so annoying
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    If you got your phone replaced, that denotes a hardware problem. If that is the case, why blame iOS7?
  8. ercsliberty macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2011
    tried ios7 beta 2 on my sprint ip5 and also got data issues. back on 6.1.4
  9. locoboi187 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
    Because a possible modem firmware update within iOS 7 could have corrupted the radio. Additionally because Sprint technicians were already aware of the issue of iOS 7 not playing well with 3G. How they thought they could fix it on their end? Beyond me. Unless I could downgrade to an older modem or such, 3G did not work anywhere for me right after updating to beta 2. Had no problem an hour before updating to beta 2 but immediately did after. Software is able to cause permanent damage, however less common with Apple products.


    Why is that?
  10. thekpat macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2013
    Sprint iPhone 5 problems

    Upgraded to the first ios7 beta a couple of weeks ago on my sprint iPhone 5. Everything worked fine while I was using the beta. Downgraded it after a few days of use to 6.1.4. Ever since then I haven't had data, I can call and text just fine but no 3G data (and we don't have lte in our area). I've tried everything from ##update# to network restores, to full restores. No one at sprint could help me, not even their "engineers." So finally I had apple replace the iPhone since it was still under warranty, but we still had the same issue. So we had sprint replace the SIM card. And then tried the same round of trouble shooting as before. Someone even suggested I have sprint make sure my APN settings are correct, which I doubted had anything to do with it since it was a CDMA phone, but still asked sprint about it, and they said they did not use APN as I had suspected. All the other iPhones on my family plan work just fine except mine. Absolutely no one at sprint has been useful and most have been pretty rude. I've wasted almost a month now trying to resolve this issue. I'm going to try upgrading to the beta again and downgrading again to see if that help but I find that highly unlikely to work. Any suggestions as to a way I can get the data to work?
  11. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2007
    239 Area, FL
    I know of 6-7 people including me with iOS 7 on Sprint iPhone 5 and none of us have issues.
  12. hilton01 macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2009
    Sprint iPhone 5 problems

    We have two phones running iOS 7 and have been having issues with data IF THERE IS NO LTE SIGNAL. When I pick up LTE everything runs great, if it drops down to 3G it starts off ok and then within seconds it drops to 1x and I cannot get any data, use iMessage, etc. Interestingly enough this started with Beta 2, not the initial release. I'm in South Florida.
  13. locoboi187 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
    I've recognized this to be an issue with beta 2. When I went straight to beta 3 no issues. I say have it replaced keep at iOS 6 or try your luck again with beta 4 when it is out.

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