Rude default hotspot password on iPhone 5 w/ T-mobile sim

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by noodlelegs, Jan 11, 2013.

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    I recently went into a t-mobile store to ask for a blank or deactivated t-mobile sim. I wanted it to do the t-mobile sim swap trick for getting MMS to work on the iphone 5. The 2 unfriendly t-mobile employees just stared at me blankly and I then I asked if I could just buy a blank t-mobile sim. They said no. They wanted so badly to deny me of what I wanted. So I eventually get it out of them that they can sell me a $10 t-mobile prepaid sim that comes with 5 days of service. So I bought the sim and they set me up with a new phone number and everything.
    I get home and pop the sim in and I was playing around with settings and I noticed that the default hotspot password was "fibber0445" - quite an odd default password if you ask me. Is that something that these 2 employees could have set up on my sim card while I was making the purchase? I was thinking that by "fibber" they were implying that I was lying to them about something.
     
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    Zwhaler

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    While unfriendly and rude, you're definitely over thinking the password thing.
     
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    I thought I read that the default password would be the last 4 digits of my phone number or something like it. I guess my question is... is the hotspot password embedded on the sim card and can you change the default password when activating the sim?
     
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    It's just a random password, my default was "sick5210".
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    maybe if it was like

    fyou420 or something,

    too much thinking bro relax
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    Agreed. Not everyone is out to get you OP.:p
     
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    jeremiah239

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    My friend just got a new router and the default WEP passcode was slowapple191 I laughed and said **** you netgear lol
     
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    why is it such a big deal to you? You got what you wanted.... IF they wanted to "get" you they probably would of made it a much worse password.
     
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    scaredpoet

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    No. It's a random password generated using a word the phone has picked out of the dictionary, followed by some numbers. If you want, you can wipe your phone and reset it, and you'll see that it'll generate a whole new password in a similar fashion.
     
  10. macrumors 68030

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    What's a blank or deactivated SIM-card, and why would they be free?
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    SIM card without a phone number that hasn't been provisioned. Users with unlocked devices on unofficial carriers have found a trick to be able to edit their APN settings by hot-swapping a blank T-Mobile SIM and performing a couple of other steps.
     
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    Oh, okay. Thanks. So the "unfriendly" response from the employees that the TS was talking about was about as expected as walking in to a gas station asking to have a hose and a jug in order to steal gas?
     
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    It's randomly generated from the dictionary, nobody's calling you a fibber!
     
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    sulpfiction

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    Wow. Are u kidding? U can't be that paranoid, can u? And if the employees chose to call u a "fibber" intentionally, the joke is on them for using the term "fibber" in the first place.
     
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    gsugolfer

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    I'd imagine its more like asking for a free cup from the fountain drink machine.
     
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    macingman

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    Why would you care? What difference would it make? Just move on.

    FYI the iPhone just chooses a random password, nothing they could have done.
     
  17. macrumors 68030

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    I see, I interpreted it as if he would use the T-mobile SIM card so he could enter their APN and then use it for MMS without having to pay them.
     
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    Yes, they're messing with you dude.
    You should go back there, throw the sim card back at them and slap them both twice :D
     
  19. Guest

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    For the op...please don't actually do that.

    lol, afraid he might take that post too seriously ;)
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    You think "fibber" is rude? Wow. I wonder what you'd think about some of the words I would use to describe this thread. :)
     

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