Am I h2o wireless compatible?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have an iphone 4s that was originally purchased from SaskTel (canadian cell provider). It is on ios 5.0.1 and baseband 4.11.08.

    I am in the US and want to use h2o wireless, but have gotten many different answers from everyone I talk to (including h2o staff).

    I noticed a network carrier option in the 4s menu allowing me to choose from automatic or manual. When I press manual, eventually I see options for AT&T or T-Mobile...which makes me wonder what that means...

    Any info will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Diode

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    The phone needs to be unlocked to work with H20 if you have a non-AT&T phone.

    If this is the case than you should be ok.
     
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    So an h20 sim card will work in an att phone without any hacks/unlocks?
     
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    AT&T branded and locked phones need to be jailbroken for MMS to work otherwise you are correct. If you don't care about MMS than you can get away with a non-jailbroken AT&T phone.

    AT&T disables APN editing for iPhones while on their network hence the need to be on an factory unlocked phone or a jailbroken phone (with something like tether me installed) to enable this setting allowing you to input H20's mms's setting.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    well...

    I went to the h2o store today and this is what they told me (contrary to what the h2o rep said over the phone)...

    1) Your phone has to be jailbroken for the mms & data to work. (h2o phone rep said that only the mms wouldn't work if the phone wasn't jailbroken)
    2) Store rep said that it didn't matter whether or not the phone was unlocked. He stated that the phone would only work for voice if it wasn't jailbroken.

    Mind you, I think the store was just trying to get people to pay them to jailbreak their phones because according to the h2o website, the phone settings simply need to be altered for the data to work on it.

    I wish I could get a straight answer from someone who isn't just looking out for their pocket!

    I'm now wondering if I can just get a microsim of my own and avoid even going to the h2o store again.
     
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    good info and reassurement here..

    http://youtu.be/P_0eO3jEY60

    See the above video. He shows that on a new iPhone 4s, no unlock or jailbreak is necessary. Whoop-tee-do..I can live without MMS until a jailbreak is released for a $50/month plan :-D

    Don't let anyone else con you into any more money. I just bought two precut microsims off ebay for $1.99 (shipped) manufactured by h2o wireless and they both come unactivated. From what I understand, both can be activated via the h2o website. No need to even go to a dealer anymore.

    Hope this helps. I've been looking everywhere for some solid info and this guy confirms it all.
     
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    Hell yeah. haha. ;)
     
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    This is all correct
    Apple keeps the APN setting hidden, so to get the H2O settings for MMS entered a jailbreak is required to expose the settings

    AT&T phone does not require being unlocked

    You can cut a full size H2O sim down to micro size, actually very easy or even easier, find a friend with a sim cutter

    I do not know if you can activate generic micro-sims thru website.
     
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    miss.manson

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    I heard you could use the tmobile trick.
     
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    That work around will only work on a factory unlocked phone.
     
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    Now thats a good question. To jaibreak or not to jailbreak. I plan to buy and iphone but this keeps bugging me. To get the best out of H2O i need to jailbreak it but the thing is i don't want to mess too much with my phone and with the jailbreak you have to be careful if you phone runs of out juice you have to tinker with it too much to get it back. Why I ask this because im tired of messing around with my android phone.
     

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