Disable Data on iPhone 3G with T-Mobile... A Few Questions

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  1. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

    andreab35

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    Hi guys!

    I have an iPhone 3G that I'll be giving to someone. It's unlocked, jailbroken, and all ready to go. However, they are looking to use T-Mobile.

    With T-Mobile, they want to know if they can disable all data and use Internet surfing just by Wifi. Additionally, they want to confirm that they can still send and receive picture messages as well.

    Currently, the phone is running 4.0.1. I know to disable the data, I would have to go to Settings > General > Network > Cellular Data is switched to off. In this way, I would have him just use data from having Wifi be turned on.

    However, if data is disabled, doesn't that mean you cannot receive MMS?
     
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I know this is an old thread but I post this in case it helps someone else.

    Most AT&T phones converted to work on T-Mobile work just fine on wifi with no data plan. Many of the independent t-mobile shops will unlock the AT&T phone for you (for a small fee of course), however, MMS does not work for most of these phones (at least most T-Mobile dealers will not guarantee it to work) even if you have a T-Mobile data plan.

    Cheers,
     
  3. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    If you don't want data then just purchase a pre paid plan through tmobile. Problem solved.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  5. STravisC macrumors regular

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    Not true! I use it ALL the time WITHOUT a data plan and i dont get charged.
     
  6. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    So you are able to send picture and video "text" messages, and not just plain text messages?
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Weird, every time I try to get MMS to work on Tmobile without data it never goes thru.
    Are you on 4.+ firmware or lower?
     
  8. STravisC macrumors regular

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    Im on a 3g so i dont have a video camera. But yes MMS and SMS work fine.
     
  9. STravisC macrumors regular

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    Im on 4.2.1. Sending AND receiving is perfect!!
     
  10. gc18 macrumors newbie

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    Do you mind elaborating on how you were able to pull that off? The only way I was able to disable my Edge also ended up killing my mms. I'd love to hear how you did it so i can copy ya...
     

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