Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 15, 2008, 04:09 AM   #1
fab5freddy
macrumors 65816
 
fab5freddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Heaven or Hell
WiFi Only on iPhone WorkAround....?

Is it possible to use the airport wifi only while
in airplane mode....?

Basically what i want to know is, Can you surf the internet with wifi
without using the Edge Network....?

thanks!

Last edited by fab5freddy; Mar 15, 2008 at 01:22 PM.
fab5freddy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2008, 04:13 AM   #2
wrboyce
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
There is an application that can do this but I can't for the life of me remember what it's called, sorry.
__________________
Regards, Will Boyce
u: http://willboyce.com
wrboyce is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2008, 12:41 PM   #3
fab5freddy
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
fab5freddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Heaven or Hell
what i meant is can you use wifi
when the phone part is off....?
fab5freddy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2008, 12:49 PM   #4
Cyclotrode
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Virginia
From the iPhone User Manual:

Quote:
When airplane mode is on, (the airplaine icon) appears in the status bar at the top of the screen, and no cell phone, radio, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth signals are emitted from iPhone. You can’t make calls, send or receive text messages, stream YouTube videos, or get stock quotes, map locations, or weather reports.
Cyclotrode is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2008, 01:21 PM   #5
fab5freddy
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
fab5freddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Heaven or Hell
that sucks!

Isn't there a workaround ??
fab5freddy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2008, 02:04 PM   #6
Sonicjay
macrumors 6502a
 
Sonicjay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by fab5freddy View Post
that sucks!

Isn't there a workaround ??
Sure. The iPod Touch.
Sonicjay is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2008, 09:39 PM   #7
skubish
macrumors 68030
 
skubish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Quote:
Originally Posted by fab5freddy View Post
Is it possible to use the airport wifi only while
in airplane mode....?

Basically what i want to know is, Can you surf the internet with wifi
without using the Edge Network....?

thanks!
Why would you want this. The iPhone will always use wifi when available before going to EDGE so this setting is unnecessary.
__________________
iPad 3G 32GB
iMac C2D 24"
iPhone 3GS 32GB Black
iPod Nano 8GB Blue
skubish is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 15, 2008, 09:50 PM   #8
houdinize
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
lock your SIM card

this appears in another post about taking your iPhone overseas. In order to avoid fees for EDGE use but still using free wifi you can take out the SIM card or create a pin for your card in settings, turning off then on the phone and when prompted leave the SIM locked. This will basically downgrade your iphone to an ipod touch.
__________________
13" Macbook Pro 2.53 GHZ, 16 GB iPhone 5, TV2, 32 GB iPad 2
houdinize is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 16, 2008, 04:44 AM   #9
fab5freddy
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
fab5freddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Heaven or Hell
yeah, this is what i meant !

When using the iPhone Abroad without
being charged through the kazoo, to surf the internet at a cafe !

So is there a way to surf the internet abroad without being charged EDGE fees ?
fab5freddy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 16, 2008, 07:15 AM   #10
MacsAttack
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Scotland
Quote:
Originally Posted by fab5freddy View Post
yeah, this is what i meant !

When using the iPhone Abroad without
being charged through the kazoo, to surf the internet at a cafe !

So is there a way to surf the internet abroad without being charged EDGE fees ?
Settings->General->Network->Data Roaming - Set to OFF

When this is set to Off and you are unable to connect to your native network, the iPhone will not use data services unless on a WiFi network. Apparently
__________________
Security: “You are coming to a sad realization. Cancel or Allow?”
PC: “…… Allow.”
MacsAttack is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 16, 2008, 07:23 AM   #11
houdinize
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Data Roaming

However, people have posted that you can still receive calls, which will run up a bill. So locking or removing the SIM is the best bet I have found. I can only assume that preventing charges to your bill is the only reason to use wifi only?
__________________
13" Macbook Pro 2.53 GHZ, 16 GB iPhone 5, TV2, 32 GB iPad 2

Last edited by houdinize; Mar 16, 2008 at 07:24 AM. Reason: Re-read, duh!
houdinize is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 16, 2008, 07:29 AM   #12
MacsAttack
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Scotland
Perhaps telling people not to call you???? Just redirect to another number back at home?

Always best never to give out your number. People will only disturb you all the time.
__________________
Security: “You are coming to a sad realization. Cancel or Allow?”
PC: “…… Allow.”
MacsAttack is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grandfathered Unlimited Verizon Internet Gone w/iPhone 5 upgrade: Workaround? HappyDude20 iPhone 18 Jun 22, 2013 05:54 AM
Workaround to bypass time intervals for locked iPhone ThE.MeSsEnGeR iOS 6 3 May 8, 2013 12:27 AM
Any workaround to put songs on iPhone 5 without iTunes? mattkilla420 iPhone 5 Mar 26, 2013 04:00 PM
IYO will this work - Verizon iPhone Upgrade Outright Workaround? smssoleimani iPhone 5 Oct 17, 2012 12:02 PM
ATT just hooked me up with a sweet workaround to allow me t upgrade to the new iPhone egeek84 iPhone 39 Sep 10, 2012 12:54 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:15 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC