What Are The Steps To Set Up Data and Text Messages On An Unlocked iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by beeinformed, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. beeinformed
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    Hi,

    I am a first-time iPhone user and would like to know how to set up data and text messaging on my unlocked iPhone 5? I would like to add that I will be using this phone on my T-Mobile plan.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions/ideas to help me set this up! :)
     
  2. Mrbobb
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    The phone will typically come with those enabled.

    You have to get a sim from the carrier and sign up with one of their plans, after that it's pretty much automatic.
     
  3. beeinformed
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    Are you sure the phone typically comes enabled with the data and text messaging as I have T-Mobile service and have read in an article that the setup is difficult to do on the T-Mobile network?
     
  4. Jare
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    You have been misinformed.
     
  5. Mrbobb
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    U maybe getting feeback fr Grandpa. In the ole days of flip phones and the dawn of cellular data it was a little hairy back then yes.
     
  6. AnorexicPig
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    Pop the sim,make sure cellular data is turned on,you are good to go :cool:
     
  7. upnorth85
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    refer to the documentation on T-mobile web site

    You will need to follow the instructions to set your APN etc by following T-mobile's instructions. Putting the sim card will allow phone and data (if you have a plan) and imessaging. For SMS and picture messaging you need to follow instructions outline on the t-mobile web site. I am not sure if web links are allowed but here is the link to T-mobile documentation for an iPhone.
    http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-2383
     
  8. Interstella5555
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    I know this is totally insane and probably won't work, but have you tried calling T-Mobile?
     
  9. andyx3x
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    That is insane.
     

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