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Can I change the APN (Access Point Name) in my iPhone settings?


Hello. I have an iPhone 5C and I am in Florida now traveling with the easy roam. Everything is working great for me. The problem I am having is trying to access websites that are only accessible from inside of the US. I can access them just fine through local WiFi networks but not through Celular Data. I believe that the website still registers me as accessing it from outside of the US. I wonder if changing my APN would help or what else may be a good option and if I need to take any precautions.

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This is a great question.  Unfortunately I dont know of any solution other than using a VPN when trying to access restricted content while back home in Canada.

If you are roaming on AT&T (as an example), you can try to use their APN, but it is not likely to work since you are still using a Koodo sim.

Thank you Dennis! I am now connected to AT&T because I am down here in Florida. I was told that you also need the providers access code to connect to them that way here in the US. Do you happen to know how to where I can find all the information? (Including AT&T's APN)
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Till wrote:

Thank you Dennis! I am now connected to AT&T because I am down here in Florida. I was told tha...

I found this APN settings for ios on AT&T website: https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/wireless/KM1218310
Till wrote:

Thank you Dennis! I am now connected to AT&T because I am down here in Florida. I was told tha...

Thank you so much Azure. I just found a solution to my problem that seems far more accessible. It is a free to download application in the iOS App Store called TunnelBear. And while using the app you can load the website. Thank you so much everyone for helping out.
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Till wrote:

Thank you Dennis! I am now connected to AT&T because I am down here in Florida. I was told tha...

Yea, editing the APN settings will do nothing for you. TunnelBear is a VPN service which is exactly what you need!
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Till wrote:

Thank you Dennis! I am now connected to AT&T because I am down here in Florida. I was told tha...

Using the VPN will also work while you are in Canada trying to access regional content
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Till wrote:

Thank you Dennis! I am now connected to AT&T because I am down here in Florida. I was told tha...

@Till: Nice, it is good that you are happy with VPN, TunnelBear was free up to 500MB though.

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Till wrote:

Thank you Dennis! I am now connected to AT&T because I am down here in Florida. I was told tha...

Yeah, that's why most of them are paid. When used for streaming, finding a free one is not the easiest task. If you do, they're slow as hell.
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Till wrote:

Thank you Dennis! I am now connected to AT&T because I am down here in Florida. I was told tha...

I like using Tor or their Onion browser

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