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

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

    internet2.voicestream.com
    internet3.voicestream.com
    wap.voicestream.com
    epc.tmobile.com

    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.


    Thanks
     
  2. StangGT909 thread starter macrumors member

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    ? 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

    techage14

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    California
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    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

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    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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