iPhone APN Changer?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Turbohog, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Turbohog macrumors member

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    Hello all! I'm going to buy an iPhone 3gs in the oncoming months, but I don't want data. I've done some research, and this site seems to do just that:
    http://www.unlockit.co.nz/
    But what exactly does it do? Could I turn that on the day I get my iPhone and not get billed for data for that entire month? Would it work on the newest iPhone OS? Thanks
     
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    No that doesn't currently work with the latest 3.1 OS. Your best bet is try get your carrier to block the data. Will your carrier even sell you the phone without a data plan?
     
  3. Turbohog thread starter macrumors member

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    AT&T will not...Hopefully people will get it working with 3.1. Is there a way to downgrade from 3.1 currently?
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    If you buy the 3GS through Apple its a moot point because you have to have a data plan.
     
  5. Turbohog thread starter macrumors member

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    If you buy it through Apple? I assume you mean AT&T? And isn't this tool supposed to let you not get charged for data on AT&T?
     
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    But if you have to have a data plan to buy it....
    Unless you get it unsubsidized somewhere else.
     
  7. Turbohog thread starter macrumors member

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    But if you run this after buying the phone with data, it's supposed to remove it? Right?
     
  8. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    No it wouldn't as you will have 3.1 stock which won't allow this to work. That only works for 3.0.

    Even if it did you would still be paying for unlimited data.....Just not able to use what your paying for.
     
  9. Turbohog thread starter macrumors member

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    Then what in the world is the point of an APN changer?
     
  10. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    It existed for 3.0 as it worked back then. I am sure they are trying to find a way to get it to work with 3.1 but as of right now it doesn't.
     
  11. Turbohog thread starter macrumors member

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    You seem to have misunderstood me...What is the point of it? Is it to ensure data won't be used if you already are not on a data plan?
     
  12. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Thats correct. For example at one point in canada you could buy the iphone without data. Also if you bought it used and then set it up with t-mobile or att without a data plan you could use this to add another block so that you don't accidentally use data.
     
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    When the iPhone was first released in NZ it was only officially possible to use it on a monthly plan. UnlockIt allowed you to "unlock" the phone and use it on prepaid. More recently, it allowed the use of the phone on other carriers. It's a bit historical now, since Apple has broken the APN-changing functionality.

    iPhones sold in NZ aren't locked, in the sense that you can use a SIM from any carrier. This site was just to get the required settings in there.
     
  15. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, www.unlockit.co.nz should work as it isn't using a custom IPCC file.

    It is using a profile to configure the APN settings which is still allowed. The tool, when you go to the webpage on your iPhone is bascially a web version of Apple's iPhone Configuration Utility
     
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    I actually thought that was the case, but trusted whoever said it no longer worked :p
     
  17. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't actually applied it, but going through the steps it wanted to install a signed profile onto my phone.

    Profiles still work so see no reason why this shouldn't.

    Applying custom IPCC files also sort've works. It doesn't enable tethering, but I use one to remove the "Call Forwarding Active" prompt and set my APN settings which saves some time.

    However, switching between 2 profiles is far simpler and quicker
     
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    Not enabling tethering is the big sticking point here in NZ. As I mentioned above, NZ-bought phones are not locked. My carrier is perfectly happy with tethering, but as of 3.1 Apple won't allow it! I've actually logged it with Apple as a bug; a non-locked phone should by definition give unrestricted access to carrier settings.
     

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