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    Default [AT&T] I want to maintain my connection - not using roaming !

    I am sailing in the USVI and BVI. Cable and Wireless (BVI) has a stronger signal then AT&T so in some areas of the USVI I am roaming. It's easy to turn off data roaming.
    What about voice ?

    Is there a way to stay locked into AT&T ? Perhaps edit a plist ??

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    If I go to Settings>Carrier and choose my preferred network instead of selecting Automatic, the phone will display "No Service" rather than join an alternative roaming network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capntang View Post
    If I go to Settings>Carrier and choose my preferred network instead of selecting Automatic, the phone will display "No Service" rather than join an alternative roaming network.
    That's exactly what I would like to see. I am running 1.1.2 and there is nothing under settings that I can find to select preferred network. I've looked under Settings - Phone as well as Settings - General. Just can't find it.
    Help ????
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    Well, it could be that the Carrier options selection is only available on unlocked phones - I'm not sure. When you go to settings, is "Carrier" not the third option from the top?

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    It is not settings > general

    It is settings > carrier
    (3rd down from the top)


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    ATT and Cingular Sims have network selection turned off by default.

    For example on Moto and Nokia you need to seem edit the phone to over ride the sim card and show network selection menu.

    Would be great if someone figured out how to do the same with Iphone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capntang View Post
    Well, it could be that the Carrier options selection is only available on unlocked phones - I'm not sure. When you go to settings, is "Carrier" not the third option from the top?
    Nope, not on mine - I have Airplane Mode, WI-Fi and next is Usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolmar View Post
    ATT and Cingular Sims have network selection turned off by default.

    For example on Moto and Nokia you need to seem edit the phone to over ride the sim card and show network selection menu.

    Would be great if someone figured out how to do the same with Iphone.
    Would it be possible to set the SIM in another Phone if this is a sim issue or would the iPhone just override this ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by usvi4me View Post
    Would it be possible to set the SIM in another Phone if this is a sim issue or would the iPhone just override this ?
    Phone selects the network and not the sim. Just image you select T-Mobile in CA as roaming on T-Mobile in CA is allowed and forget the switch the phone back to ATT when you go on vacation to Miami where ATT is not allowed to roam on T-Mobile. Now your phone is a paper weight.

    This is not a sim issue either. Some providers around world do this to stop people from in network roaming. For example say at your house T-Mobile service is very good but not ATT services kinda of stinks as calls get dropped go to voice mail, etc. ATT does not want to pay roaming charges. So to stop people form selecting T-Mobile in native ATT area's ATT has disabled network selection option.

    Btw many unbranded unlocked phones will show network selection with a seem edit even using ATT sim's. Mostly ATT branded phones in combination with ATT sim's hide the network selection menu.

    And it is all about money as ATT want to try to avoid you roaming on other networks in area ATT has coverage even if that coverage is sub par. Remember all of ATT current plans has no roaming charges nationwide vs most providers outside of the USA do not allow free roaming onto competitors networks. There for if you want to roam and pay for it they are ok with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolmar View Post
    Phone selects the network and not the sim. Just image you select T-Mobile in CA as roaming on T-Mobile in CA is allowed and forget the switch the phone back to ATT when you go on vacation to Miami where ATT is not allowed to roam on T-Mobile. Now your phone is a paper weight.

    This is not a sim issue either. Some providers around world do this to stop people from in network roaming. For example say at your house T-Mobile service is very good but not ATT services kinda of stinks as calls get dropped go to voice mail, etc. ATT does not want to pay roaming charges. So to stop people form selecting T-Mobile in native ATT area's ATT has disabled network selection option.

    Btw many unbranded unlocked phones will show network selection with a seem edit even using ATT sim's. Mostly ATT branded phones in combination with ATT sim's hide the network selection menu.

    And it is all about money as ATT want to try to avoid you roaming on other networks in area ATT has coverage even if that coverage is sub par. Remember all of ATT current plans has no roaming charges nationwide vs most providers outside of the USA do not allow free roaming onto competitors networks. There for if you want to roam and pay for it they are ok with it.
    Thanks for your reply. The trouble is that I when I travel the East end of the Island, still on American soil, bMobile (British Virgin Islands) takes over. If there was a setting not to roam, I believe I would still receive the AT&T signal.

    There must be other "border" situations where this happens ?
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