H2O Wireless

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dtbratt, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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    I'am from Canada and will be going to the US soon. Looking to buy an H2O Sim on Amazon. I have an Unlocked 4S.

    Are their SIMs, MicroSIMs? Or will I need to cut to fit?

    Im pretty sure Iam just going to use Data as I have Skype and such. When I activate the SIM will it work no problem or will I have to change carrier settings within my 4S?

    Another option I was thinking is just a iPad Data Plan from ATT but I won't be letting them know its for my iPhone :)

    Any opinions would be great.
     
  2. tandaman macrumors newbie

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    Don't do it man, H2O is a nightmare. Constantly changing their plans and the worst customer service ever. Their data is throttled pretty badly as well. I just ported to Red Pocket and couldn't be happier. I'd check them out, or maybe jolt mobile, before going the H2O route IMHO. http://goredpocket.com
     
  3. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Great information tandaman :)

    Wasn't sure what other GSM pre-paid providers actually ran off of ATT's network but now I know 2 more! Thanks :D

    Btw how did you find out about these two? Is there a prepaid website or something that tells you all of the ATT pre-paid providers?
     
  4. dtbratt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But don't you have to play with the carrier settings to use Red Pocket? Or can I slide the SIM in and works with no issues?

    Is the Red Pocket a MicroSIM?
     
  5. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Stupid question here, does the 4S need to be unlocked to use these carriers? Never heard of them before.
     
  6. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    How badly is red pockets data throttled and does it actually support HSPA+?
     
  7. miss.manson macrumors 6502a

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  8. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Red Pocket and H2O are MVNOs on AT&T, so you can usually use an AT&T phone with them (including an iPhone) - but if the iPhone is a Sprint or Verizon device then that obviously wont apply.
     
  9. tandaman macrumors newbie

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    Trial and error mostly. I started with H2O, and had a bad experience like most people do... but I found that Howard Forums was a good resource for info.

    With these MVNOs, you don't need to mess with settings except to get the data and MMS to work. Easiest way is to go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz/ and use their APN changer tool. Its pretty brainless (and it doesn't jailbreak your phone or anything).

    Only way I know to get MMS working is if you have an Unlocked iPhone (either jailbroken/unlocked or factory unlocked).

    It isn't, at least the one I got off ebay for .99 wasn't. But you can get a sim cutter on ebay for about 5 bucks. Or if you're brave, use an exacto knife.

    I'm not sure about HSPA+. But if it is throttled, its only slightly. As you can see in my attached screenshot, I'm getting pretty good speeds on Red Pocket. On H2O, I actually averaged only .35 down. That's right, 0.35. And one time, I got .01 down using speed test. So.... pretty sure H2O throttles...
     

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