Verizon carrier settings update?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Robertsmania, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Robertsmania macrumors member

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    My Verizon iPad just told me there was a carrier settings update.

    I declined it for now.

    Does anyone know what this is?

    Are these kind of updates common? My previous iPads were all Wi-Fi only...
     
  2. Icedliptontea, Apr 13, 2012
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    Icedliptontea macrumors newbie

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    Just want to chime in...I just got that prompt a min ago. I clicked to update...perhaps foolishly...I hope not.

    Verizon IPad 64gb owner

    (not activated yet - waiting for summer travel before signing up for prepaid Verizon)
     
  3. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    Got the same thing and declined. Anyone update?
     
  4. BBY Anon macrumors newbie

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    Carrier Update

    I accepted the update, and I see no difference. :confused:
     
  5. dstar macrumors regular

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    I wonder if an update like this could impact the ability to get onto AT&T's network.
     
  6. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    I declined as well until I know what it is changing.
     
  7. Jessemtz25 macrumors regular

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    Same here I see no difference.
     
  8. ewo1992 macrumors regular

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  9. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    Lol it amuses me that people would decline. It clearly says carrier settings...
     
  10. sekazi macrumors 6502

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    It just means something will likely quit working if you do not update eventually. It is settings so you can connect to the network. All carriers require it to function.
     
  11. kimhill macrumors member

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    http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/4069/64/

     
  12. ewo1992 macrumors regular

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    I guess some people want to stick to the old towers and not use the new ones....
     
  13. 1m4tr macrumors newbie

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    Anyone having personal hotspot issues now as a result as I am having?
     
  14. kimhill macrumors member

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    Somehow my personal hotspot got turned on after the carrier update, which was weird. But it works fine.
     
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  16. Robertsmania thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! That is a lot clearer than the info I found searching before posting the question about it.

    Why not just except the update? Because I didn't know what it was. I often switch the unlimited Sim from my LTE phone to the iPad and don't know what they might try to turn off or change. "Carrier settings" seemed like it could have meant a lot of things...
     
  17. mcsenerd macrumors regular

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    Carrier settings updates are almost always completely harmless, but baseband updates...that's sometimes another story!
     
  18. Icedliptontea macrumors newbie

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    Would Verizon have capability to permanently block me from using AT&T via an over the air update on my Verizon iPad? That's what dstar #6 is worried about...that got me worried too.
     
  19. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    I wish someone would turn on my personal hotspot.

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    I highly doubt they'd be able to do that. AT&T is the only one that could prevent you from using AT&T. If you have a Verizon iPad and put an AT&T sim in it, how could Verizon possibly know what you're doing.
     
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    The carrier update for me was actually helpful. Before the update, I couldn't keep a 3G signal in my home. Not a big deal, since i use WiFi. After the update, I now have LTE in my home. Pretty sweet. Still not a big deal, because of the WiFi.
     
  22. Icedliptontea, Apr 15, 2012
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    Icedliptontea macrumors newbie

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    Here's what is on my iPad. Settings>General>about>carrier

    Verizon 12.1
    PRL 62121
    ERI 8

    I dunno what they mean.

    (my iPad already has the carrier update this thread is talking abt)
     
  23. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    Choose the option to install. It won't hurt anything, only help.
     
  24. Jtludwig macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted

    No it won't..the IPad is a fully unsubsidized device. Stop being so paranoid.
     

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