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Old 6th October 2022, 19:43   #15196
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Airtel has started 5G services in Bangalore along with 7 other cities. While I was trying to enable 5G on my iPhone 13, I found that 5G mode is missing, did anyone else notice this behavior?
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I saw various articles in newspapers and publications that Apple / Samsung and other phone makers need to enable the same via software update. Most of the phone OEMs are currently in the process of testing their devices. On a followup query of why there was no testing till now or why the testing is not complete, there is no answer So it will come in sometime once phone OEMs are able to complete testing and enable the same for India.
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Old 6th October 2022, 19:56   #15197
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Any suggestions for SMS app for iPhone, similar in functionality to "SMS Organizer" that is available on Android? I recently moved to iOS, and am badly missing the features of SMS Organizer.

I am looking for options to block unwanted messages (from OLX, Cars24, etc.). I have updated the Settings, and also marked them as Blocked, but it is not working as there is no number attached to these messages. Or is there a way to mark these as Junk? Not able to find this option anywhere.

With SMS Organizer, all these messages used to be filtered, conveniently put in Promotions folder, and ignored.
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Any suggestions for SMS app for iPhone, similar in functionality to "SMS Organizer" that is available on Android? I recently moved to iOS, and am badly missing the features of SMS Organizer.

I am looking for options to block unwanted messages (from OLX, Cars24, etc.). I have updated the Settings, and also marked them as Blocked, but it is not working as there is no number attached to these messages. Or is there a way to mark these as Junk? Not able to find this option anywhere.

With SMS Organizer, all these messages used to be filtered, conveniently put in Promotions folder, and ignored.
You can install Truecaller and from settings you can choose Truecaller for sms filtering. Messages will still appear in messaging app but filtering will be done by Truecaller.
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Old 6th October 2022, 21:14   #15199
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Surprising that operarors did not use Iphones during trials to test
They might have found them costly and avoided them
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Airtel has started 5G services in Bangalore along with 7 other cities. While I was trying to enable 5G on my iPhone 13, I found that 5G mode is missing, did anyone else notice this behaviour?
Apple is currently testing this for handsets in India, it should be available through a software update soon for iPhone 12 and above.

https://www.bgr.in/mobiles/apple-to-...chief-1330858/

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Any suggestions for SMS app for iPhone, similar in functionality to "SMS Organizer" that is available on Android? I recently moved to iOS, and am badly missing the features of SMS Organizer.
I have been using Verosms extensively for the last 3 years because of the ability to fine tune your own whitelist and blacklist keywords. It also uses crowdsourcing for the keywords. As it is an Indian developer, the keywords are India centric. I have also paid for the app to support the Indian dev (one of the few).

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/verosms/id1269693537

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Guys need some help. I had an office iphone 13 mini which I started using from today. I converted the physical sim from my iPhone XR to an e-SIM in the iPhone 13. I did not do a phone transfer but manually set it up because the 13 was already in use and did not want to lose any data. Now the message (SMS) app is not working. I am not able to receive or send messages. In settings, I have selected the new sim for messaging but its still not working. Can anyone please help?

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Guys need some help. I had an office iphone 13 mini which I started using from today. I converted the physical sim from my iPhone XR to an e-SIM in the iPhone 13. I did not do a phone transfer but manually set it up because the 13 was already in use and did not want to lose any data. Now the message (SMS) app is not working. I am not able to receive or send messages. In settings, I have selected the new sim for messaging but its still not working. Can anyone please help?
All incoming and outgoing messages will be blocked for 24 hours after you convert your physical SIM to eSIM.
You might have received notification for the same from your carrier.

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All incoming and outgoing messages will be blocked for 24 hours after you convert your physical SIM to eSIM.
You might have received the notification for the same from you carrier.
Ah! Thank you so much. That's a relief.
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My ship will be goin to the US in a few days. I wanted to pick up a phone for my wife (She wants an iPhone). I have shortlisted the iPhone 14 Pro Max 256 GB and the Pixel 7 Pro 512 GB. Now if I was buying for myself I would choose between the 2. However this being the iPhone thread, I'm sure everyone will recommend the iPhone. So let me not ask that question. However let me ask something else:
- The US model has only e-Sim. My wife is using BSNL and Airtel both prepaid. Is there any issue with using Airtel on a US model. Regarding the BSNL, she'll probably keep a secondary Android phone for that till BSNL starts e-SIMs.
- The price difference is quite a bit between India and the US. However I will not get warranty and the Sim tray. Is it worth taking the risk with no warranty?
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iPhone have international warranty so no issue, also Esim from airtel will work without any issue.

Also esim is probably the future just like how we went to nano sim, In couple of years we will only get esim.

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Vert interesting thoughts.

This was a bit unsettling. Why not ? (Spend on them, why not spend on yourself as well? )
Thanks brothers!

Of course, I spend on coffee! For everyone else, its just 50 Shades of Bitter


For me, the only threshold I care is the phone camera. 7T crossed it though I was very disappointed with the 1+ 9Pro camera. With the son now old enough to comply for photos, I no longer need an iPhone camera for its low light speed as i did in the iPhone 6 era.

Its like my car - the Ford Aspire 1.5 DCT was a comfortable sleeper boyracer (vs the Polo's rear seat). Why spend a penny more?

Plus work related exposure to android ecosystem is a must. No energy for a separate android test phone. BTDT all of 2019. Pain.

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Well, you are justifying your forum handle, aren't you

I like your ideology but it's good to sometimes splurge on yourself too as well. We live only once. If family is comfortable then we are allowed to take care of ourself too. That's what i believe in.


e.g Courtesy 1.5 decades of back pain, I now sleep on the floor almost everywhere (even in 5* hotels) even though I'm pretty much recovered. No mattress discomfort issues plus appeals to the stoic in me!
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iPhone have international warranty so no issue,
I was told that International warranty is available only on MacBooks and Wifi only devices.

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also Esim from airtel will work without any issue.
Good to know. Hope BSNL starts e-Sims soon. Both me and wife have 1 BSNL & 1 Airtel Sims. I heard that VI is not that great. I want to avoid Jio as far as possible.

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Also esim is probably the future just like how we went to nano sim, In couple of years we will only get esim.
As of now only Apple, Pixel and a few Motorola and Samsung Models support e-Sim. Also for me physical Sim is a big convenience as I usually pick up a local Sim in every port if we have more than 2 days stay.
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My ship will be goin to the US in a few days. I wanted to pick up a phone for my wife (She wants an iPhone). I have shortlisted the iPhone 14 Pro Max 256 GB and the Pixel 7 Pro 512 GB. Now if I was buying for myself I would choose between the 2. However this being the iPhone thread, I'm sure everyone will recommend the iPhone. So let me not ask that question. However let me ask something else:
- The US model has only e-Sim. My wife is using BSNL and Airtel both prepaid. Is there any issue with using Airtel on a US model. Regarding the BSNL, she'll probably keep a secondary Android phone for that till BSNL starts e-SIMs.
- The price difference is quite a bit between India and the US. However I will not get warranty and the Sim tray. Is it worth taking the risk with no warranty?
At US prices it not even a contest between the iPhone and the Pixel, iPhone it is. eSim should not be an issue as long as the phone supports the 4g/5g bands in India.

And if you are thinking about Pixel at all, I would suggest give it a few months atleast. I pre-ordered a Pixel 6 Pro last year to be used as a second phone and there were numerous bugs some small, some very serious and some which havent been resolved until today! Overheating even when you doing day to day stuff, fingerprint sensor not working at all in the sun, Wifi Bluetooth disconnections, 5g disconnections unless you go to airplane mode and back on etc etc.


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At US prices it not even a contest between the iPhone and the Pixel, iPhone it is. eSim should not be an issue as long as the phone supports the 4g/5g bands in India.
I also have same question, if we get an iPhone-14 from US , whether both e-sims will work fine in India or not. I tried getting this info from Apple service centre, but they couldn’t confirm for sure.
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