tldmat

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  1. Prepaid Question

    I switched to prepaid from our previous plan. Bit of a hassle but it worked out. On our previous plan I had "no answer call forwarding" to my Google Voice # which I use for voice mail. When I made the switch to prepaid the call forwarding did not work and when I tried to set it up I got a fast busy signal. The website states that all plans have call forwarding. I called in, got transferred to a tech who was awesome. He had to set it up manually on his end and it took him a bit but got it done. Now works great.
  2. Prepaid Question

    My wife and I have iPhones that are no longer under contract with US Cell and they work just fine for our needs. We plan on keeping them a while unless they die. The Prepaid Plan seems to make more sense cost wise now that phones are paid off. Are there any downside or negatives in going the Prepaid route? Thanks
  3. Well done! Now I can go and find something else to worry about.
  4. Not being satisfied I tried a follow up: I asked the same question using Chat on USCC's website and got a completely different answer: [Amy] Hello, my name is Amy, how may I help you? [Visitor] Hi, Can the iPhone 5s be used outside the United States with a foreign sim? [Amy] Good Afternoon, yes it is a world phone. [Visitor] Will it need to be unlocked or does it come that way? [Amy] All you will need is a SIM card from your destination. [Visitor] Thank you [Amy] Thanks for contacting us. Please do not hesitate to contact us again if we can be of further assistance. Not trying to be difficult, just want the right info before I commit to an iPhone. Not being able to use it outside the US is a deal breaker. Who should I believe? 1:37pm U.S. CellularRK, I apologize for the miscommunication. Yes, the iPhone 5s is a world phone. To be able to use it overseas, once abroad, you will need to disable International CDMA (under Settings/Cellular/Roaming) as this enables GSM roaming. When you are at your international destination, you can purchase a SIM card for a GSM network. These are very commonly sold at airport kiosks. You will then power off the device and install the GSM SIM card. Once you power on the phone, you will see the international carrier's name in left hand corner display of your phone indicating it is ready for use. Phones can be used abroad for voice only. Data and Messaging is not available. Let me know if you have additional questions. ^Liz, USCC Social Team It doesn't make sense that data and messaging can't be used. They appear to be quite confused and clarity seems to be futile.
  5. At the request of forumlurker I asked the question to USCC face book team with the following results: Hi, I am getting conflicting information about using an iPhone 5s overseas. Can the USCC iPhone be use overseas with a foreign SIM? 12:41pm U.S. CellularThank you for reaching out to us for assistance RK. Unfortunately since the iPhone is not a world phone, it does not have the ability to be used overseas. Let me know if I can further assist. ^Neisha, USCC Social Team Most frustrating!!
  6. i haven't received any PMs. My son decided to order an USCC 5s this morning. I will try it when it comes in.
  7. I reached out today via chat and asked the question: [Amy] Hello, my name is Amy, how may I help you? [Visitor] Hi, Can the iPhone 5s be used outside the United States with a foreign sim? [Amy] Good Afternoon, yes it is a world phone. [Visitor] Will it need to be unlocked or does it come that way? [Amy] All you will need is a SIM card from your destination. [Visitor] Thank you [Amy] Thanks for contacting us. Please do not hesitate to contact us again if we can be of further assistance. Lets hope that she is right as the website only lists the HTC Merge as a world phone.
  8. I have read this thread with great interest because not being able to use an USCC iPhone overseas is a deal breaker for me. I am approaching an upgrade and wish to stay with USCC as they have the best signal in my rural area. I have searched for a definitive answer and what I have found on the web is USCC reps have stated that the iPhone will work overseas with a overseas sim, but I have yet to find anyone who has actually done it. There are several posts stating that it was tried overseas with no luck. In my search I found several sites that can verify the "SIM Lock/Unlock Status" on an iPhone. One is http://imei.unlockboot.com. (I no affiliation with them whatsoever) I tried my iPad 2's IMEI and it correctly shows it being unlocked. Perhaps someone with an USCC iPhone can run their IMEI number and see if it is unlocked. Hopefully someone can definitively confirm that an USCC iPhone will work overseas.