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02-05-2012, 07:00 PM #1Sprint I4s having problems selecting correct carrier with Intl sim.
Two weeks ago in Mexico I purchased a Telcel mini sim and put it in my Sprint Iphone 4s. It worked perfectly. For $2 per day (prepaid) I got all my imessage, emails and forwarded skype calls. I was so happy saving on roaming charges.
Last week in Mexico near the border I inserted the Telcel sim again. Now all I get is ATT. If I manual select carrier-Telcel, I get 1 unusable bar, then ATT.
I tried it again yesterday, same thing. I kept driving away from the border (ATT tower), about 40 miles in and an hour later I finally got Telcel, maybe because there was no AT&T signal around. My phone worked perfectly all the way back to the US with Telcel and did not pick up ATT again.
This is very frustrating. I put the Telecel sim into my wifes iphone4s and same thing happened. I have not upgraded software or changed anything, why wont the I4s detect Telcel in Telcel territory. Could an update have been pushed to my phone or something?
02-06-2012, 01:12 AM #2
Make sure to install the "other" firmware (9A406) then go to carrier turn off automatic and select telcel when you're in Mexico and AT&T when you're in Texas I was having the same problem in the Dominican Republic did this and it worked like a charm
02-06-2012, 08:04 AM #3
02-07-2012, 04:10 AM #4
yes that's what I did when I was in DR I've reinstall 9A406 it worked!
02-13-2012, 09:06 AM #5
03-16-2012, 01:30 AM #6
Sprint doesn't no longer allow international unlock (GSM unlock) they changed their policies!
03-16-2012, 07:58 AM #7
New policies? It turns out I went to Telcel, many of their Iphones are having the same issue, they said its a problem with the carrier/software compatibility. I then went to the other GSM carrier Movistar and bought a prepaid sim from them. It works perfect on both my wifes and mine. No more problems whatsoever.
A friend of mine just got her new Sprint 4s, I put my Mexican Sim in and it would not work. She will call Sprint to unlock. I will post what they say. Thanks.
03-18-2012, 11:04 AM #8
Exactly now you have to be a good standing costumer and request the unlock from sprint :/