noob question about data plan (yes ive searched)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by pcpshortbus, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. pcpshortbus macrumors member

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    im looking to get an iphone 3g. i had a few of them, but have always ended up selling them because i am on a family plan and it doesnt work out well. i have jailbroken before, and i know about how to use cydia to fake apn numbers. what i was wondering is if there is a way to fake an apn number or block 3g (and edge if the phone would revert to it) on an iphone 3g so that i would only be able to use internet while in wifi WITHOUT jailbraking the phone. if this has been asked before, i am sorry but i did search lol.
     
  2. Knolly macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, ask your carrier to block all data to your phone.
     
  3. pcpshortbus thread starter macrumors member

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    doesnt att force you to have a data plan? and if you dont pay for one and they find out, they can tag one on to your account
     
  4. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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  6. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    It shouldn't matter, from what I understand this is not some sort of deep hack or trick.

    It's easy to confirm-

    1. Apply the hack
    2. Turn off wifi
    3. Open Safari and try browsing the internet

    If it cannot access the internet, then you know the phone is unable to access cellular data. Let us know what happens!
     
  7. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    I don't think that will happen, they can't just start automatically billing you a new monthly charge without your confirmation.

    But what they will do is charge for the data that you are transferring. And it will be a pretty hefty rate, since you don't have a plan.
     
  8. pcpshortbus thread starter macrumors member

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    i remember someone finding it in the user agreement which stated that if att found that you were using the iphone without paying for the data, they could tab it onto your bill without letting you know. it was back when the 2gs were out and i remember someone posted it on this board because they didnt think it was fair
     
  9. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    unlockit.co.nz
    You can go to that place and block ur apn.


    Since we're on the topic of Data, is it possible to just have $20 iphone edge plan on a 3G phone. 3G sucks in my neighborhood and I wonder if i can block the 3G access on an iPhone. I could use my current 2G iphone to set up the data plan so thats not a problem.
     
  10. pcpshortbus thread starter macrumors member

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    never mind this post. thanks for the help guys
     

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