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    Carrier name changed

    This morning on my iPhone X I noticed the carrier name no longer says "Verizon" and now says "VzW". Has anyone else noticed this?


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    Mine hasn’t changed, what state are you in?
    Verizon LTE

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    Sometimes that happened to me. But nothing to worry about. If you put the phone on airplane mode and turn it off, it should display “Verizon” again.

    I can’t remember the exact reason why this happened. I recall something like it had to do with the way engineers configured something at a cell site. Not a major difference though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-MOBILE GSM View Post
    Mine hasn’t changed, what state are you in?
    Happened while I was in Buffalo, New York

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    Mine goes back and forth, I think it has to do with which towers? Not sure but certainly no biggie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbreze View Post
    Mine goes back and forth, I think it has to do with which towers? Not sure but certainly no biggie.
    Definitely, just thought it was interesting and this is the first time it's happened to me. Went back to saying "Verizon" when I was going through Rochester.

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    I notice "VZW" when my iPhone X switches to "VZW Wi-Fi".

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    Sometimes happens if the tower is LTE only- according to a Verizon engineer. Also happens when you connect to band 5. https://www.howardforums.com/showthr...0#post16967090
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    I've never seen the "VzW" alpha tag on my iPhone XS. Closest I have seen to that is "VZW Wi-Fi"

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    Yeah if you are on an iPhone with a notch the letters at the top change. I am not sure what triggers it but as was stated could be WiFi calling or a MicroCell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by THoAddict01 View Post
    This morning on my iPhone X I noticed the carrier name no longer says "Verizon" and now says "VzW". Has anyone else noticed this?
    Yes. It’s freaking amazing!
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r322...one-vs-verizon

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondLink View Post
    Sometimes that happened to me. But nothing to worry about. If you put the phone on airplane mode and turn it off, it should display “Verizon” again.
    Airplane mode just makes the phone switch to Band 13, before it then switches back to something else, including the band displaying VzW.

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    I've never heard about it. I suppose that it appears when you could connect to LTE network only.
    Check online reviews before buying your new gadget: https://www.pissedconsumer.com/categ...t-gadgets.html

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    When CDMA gets shut down, there will be more and more LTE only towers and small cells. Hopefully we’ll all start seeing VzW, however I have a feeling Verizon will screw this up and figure out a way to change it to “Verizon” because customers will get scared and confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ren7nc View Post
    I notice "VZW" when my iPhone X switches to "VZW Wi-Fi".
    Mine does that also.

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