Verizon iPhones Get Carrier Settings Update

Posted on March 6, 2011 by

Many Verizon iPhone users are reporting on Twitter and Verizon forums that they have received a dialog box prompting them to update carrier settings. A contributor on the Verizon forums gave the following details about the update:

All it does is change how the phone behaves regarding data roaming: before the update, with data roaming off you only get data on the VzW network. After the update, you can also get data on their partner networks (you can roam on Sprint, US Cellular, ACS, etc, etc at no charge as part of your VzW service) with the data roaming setting turned off.That’s the only thing it changes. If you’re not in one of the “extended network” areas, it won’t affect you and is not worth worrying about.

There has been no official statement from Verizon about the update, but we will keep you updated if they do. So far users haven’t reported any issues with the new carrier settings, so it should be safe to update.

Source: iPhone Download Blog

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