The owners of the Apple iPhone 14, who bought American versions of the smartphone, report that the gadgets refuse to work with Russian mobile operators, writes “Durov’s Code” with reference to his sources. However, the operators promise to solve this problem soon.
The company announced at the presentation of the iPhone 14 that in the United States devices will be sold only with a virtual SIM card eSIM, while combo smartphones with a slot for a physical SIM card will be delivered to other countries. For some unknown reason, the latest generation iPhones imported from the US to Russia do not work in the networks of Russian telecom operators, with the exception of Tele2.
According to Koda Durov’s source from the big three operators, the problem will be solved within a couple of days after the operators make the necessary changes to the software. The second source claims that the problem is on the side of the eSIM vendor and it will take much less time to solve it – by midnight the American versions of the iPhone 14 will be fully functional.
In Russia, MTS, MegaFon, VimpelCom, and Tele2, together with virtual operators (MVNOs) operating on its network, are implementing eSIM virtual SIM cards in agreement with law enforcement agencies. How wrote earlier Kommersant, citing sources, this issue has not yet been regulated by law, so users may encounter problems when trying to register a device remotely.
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