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iphone 4s want connect to sprint tower in ALASKA :-(

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Journeyman

iphone 4s want connect to sprint tower in ALASKA :-(

i just got the phone. Sprint said it needs to connect to 3g to "activate" I used itunes/wifi and ##update# prl(doesnt work because i have no signal bars to connect to anyway) so mean to tell me i'd have to send/fly to lower 48 states to really activate my phone since Iphone requires 3g network for anything to really activate? yeah im located in 99506 elmendorf,ak air force base ....this freaking sux i want be back in lower 48 till 31st shortly going to deploy after that..........well if anyone got a solution please help. The problem is it doesn't connect to a network here in alaska. It was shipped activated to 3g but the lady I called had me do a factory restore to activate my phone 😞

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Journeyman

yay it works now.....kinda meh phone tho compared to android(htc evo)

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Journeyman

So Flying down to the lower 48 actually did activate the phone?  If it really did work, I will keep my phone because I fly out next month.  If it didn't, then Sell this one.

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yes it did.

i was also having a similar problem here trying to fully activate the Evo 3d. i could get voice calls and simple texts but anything that uses data didn't work. So i got off my plane turned off airplane mode and updated my PROFILE(that was the problem im guessing) then after that I could browse the internet. So then I took out the Iphone 4s after activating it and it worked.  So looks like to activate sprint phones you have to be on their network or maybe their where just tower issues up here last month. I dnno.

Iphone 4s on sprint 3.5 out of 5(speed)

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