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iPhone 5 bought in USA does not send messages in the Indian Network

3464 Views 40 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 8:52 PM by Lawrence Finch RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • Ethmoid Level 6 Level 6 (9,690 points)

    Well that is very good to hear, because if you do, at least you will have half a chance of buying an iPhone in the actual country that you want the phone to work in, rather than buying a phone at exorbitant cost from another country that will not fully work, as is the case now.

  • electronicsguy Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)

    tomorrows news: you are buying a costly product like a car:


    make sure you read in detail google, nokia and tomtom maps to make sure which car is designed for which roads... after all its your choice to buy or not buy a car.different roads are made of different materials so how do you expect a GM to definitely run on california roads. they only guarantee it can start on those roads, not actually run


    whereas ford runs on california street, but not freeways. you see freeways are a completely different ballgame and the car has to be designed for that road specifically. too bad you didn't contact engineering teams at ford before you bought your car. !

  • Alyahmadi Calculating status...

    I fond this try it

    I had the same problem but was able to find a temporary workaround until Apple/Sprint releases some kind of fix. It's not perfect, but it gets me by for now. worked for me, but I don't know if it'll work for every locale:


    I am outside the US and trying to use a GSM SIM card in a Sprint iPhone5 but could not send SMS messages (only receive)


    Try this:


    1. Go to Settings / Messages


    2. Make sure "Show Subject Field" is on


    3. Try sending a message but type your message in the subject heading instead of the main box. The key is that the subject line has to have something in it, even a " " blank space will do


    I tried sending it this way to other iphones and smart phones and both the subject and body of the SMS would go through, but to older cell phones only the subject heading goes through, and only the first 39 characters.


    Hopefully Apple/Sprint will come up with an actual fix, but I'm hoping this is of help to some people out there



  • sahil.singh Calculating status...

    can you guide me through the steps you did to resolve you problem.

  • Cybergodbj Calculating status...

    Avi ,


    Kindly can you help here , i am stuck with a sprint iphone 5 , sprint will not unlock it for some weired cap reasons and i need to get back to india.


    Will Sprint iphone and all features work in INIDA without getting the phone unlock in US ?


    Please can you mail me at the earliest convience please.


    Thanks a ton for help in adavance.

  • iOSGuy2012 Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)

    Apple does indeed sell unlocked iPhone 5s

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)

    You have just exposed your email address to millions of people, not all of them honest. Expect tons of spam in the near future.

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