Drico Drico - 1 month ago 15
Objective-C Question

Is the carrier name returned in iOS a network carrier name or a sim carrier name?

I need to know if iOS returns the sim operator name, or the network operator name.

In iOS, I'm accessing carrier informations the following way :

CTTelephonyNetworkInfo *networkInfo = [[CTTelephonyNetworkInfo alloc] init];
CTCarrier* carrier = networkInfo.subscriberCellularProvider;
NSString* iOSCarrierName = carrier.carrierName;


In Android, There are 2 explicit methods to get one or the other :

import android.telephony.TelephonyManager;
String networkCarrierName = telephonyManager.getNetworkOperatorName();
String simCarrierName = telephonyManager.getSimOperatorName()

Answer

The documentation says that subscriberCellularProvider is

A CTCarrier object that contains information about the user’s home cellular service provider—that is, the provider with whom the user has an account.

So it is definitely the sim operator name. More info