Find My iPhone - Does it work without a 3G subscription?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mgpg89, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering if the Find My iPhone feature would work without a 3G subscription?

    If so, it would be one of the main reasons for me to get MobileMe.
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Wait...what, as opposed to an edge connection?

    You'll need some type of connection to the internet on your iPhone for that function to work. Clearly your adversary won't hop onto every open wifi connection found enroute to their hideout, so in order to make the most of the FMiP feature you'd be advised to get a tower based data plan be it Edge or 3g. If not, your phone will have no way to communicate with the mobileme service and vice versa unless connected via wifi.
     
  3. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

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    i tried it with my first gen iphone on wifi only and it will only report the location if its connected to the internet.
     
  4. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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  5. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    Around $60-$70 on Amazon. The family pack is about $90 if you have more then 1 phone.
     
  6. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Its $99 per usual but get it cheap from ebay...
     
  7. sychee macrumors member

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    Not unless u lock your phone, anyone who takes your phone can disable the feature right from the device.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    They should make Settings password-protected, just like account verification on the MobileMe site.
     
  9. C0die macrumors newbie

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  10. iGary Guest

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    Yes, it works perfectly on my first-gen iPhone with EDGE and Wi-Fi.
     

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