Differences (speed, price) between the T-mobile APN settings

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by StangGT909, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. StangGT909 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2008
    I've read over the past few months that people have had various success with multiple APN settings including:


    I personally got it to work epc.tmobile.com

    I understand that t-mobile sells different internet packages including:

    The old T-zones ($5.95)
    Web2go ($9.95 or $19.95 with text)
    Blackberry ($19.95 - #34.99)
    Smartphone ($24.99 - $34.99)
    G1 Plan

    Has anyone figured out if the different APN settings correlate to a specific internet package? I'm thinking they should but every page I read people seem to suggest a trial and error between the APN choices and there has to be some logic behind it. Such as, T-zones could possibly be the wap. one because it was intended for wap phones like a RAZR.

    Second, if anyone has had success with multiple APN settings, did you run a speed test? Are they similar or has anyone proven that one of the APN choices is significantly quicker?

    I'm very pleased with my T-mobile rate plan but I do think the data speed is kind of slow. If internet2.voicestream.com is quicker than wap.voicestream.com for example, and if web2go is connected to internet2, I would say it could be worth the extra couple bucks a month to upgrade.

    If anyone understands the rhyme or reason to the choices/speeds, I'd love to hear it.

  2. StangGT909 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2008
    ? Does anyone understand the differences?

    I keep reading there are speed differences ... I think everyone would like to know what APN on t-mobile is the quickest and what data plan is required for that to work.
  3. techage14 macrumors regular


    Aug 4, 2007
    I've heard that the old T-Zones hack that's $5.95 has generally slower speeds than epc.tmobile.com. I personally used hiptop.t-mobile.com for my Sidekick Data Prepaid plan when I had 2.2.1 firmware. And, epc.tmobile.com never worked for me. So, I guess it just depends.
  4. y0m0uth macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2008
    are these plans available by themselves? or can you only add them to an existing plans like "400 whenever minutes etc?"

    and it they are stand alone plans do i still get free nights and weeks?

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