Prepaid T-mobile Sidekick Plan on Iphone= unlimited tethering, web, text for $1 a day

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  1. JauCeKaden macrumors newbie

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    Posted this elsewhere but decided to rename it. Basically I got a prepaid tmobile sidekick plan to use with my iphone. You pay $1 a day and get unlimed data all anonymously and with no contract. Mobile WAP FTW!!!
     
  2. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    While I agree the price is GREAT-uggh I just can't imagine tethering on Edge. I do an occasional unofficial tether on 3G now and it is almost completely unbearable.

    If I had to tether on Edge I think I would blow my brains out :)
     
  3. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    So some months you'd be paying $31 for edge service? How is that good?
     
  4. chstr macrumors 6502a

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    plus unlimited texts, no contract, no att bullsh*t

    my tethering often works better than my att edge tethering did. lately its been slow but it might be my location as Im traveling
     
  5. parapup macrumors 65816

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    T-Mobile EDGE is faster than ATT 3G in some locations - and reliable too!
     
  6. chstr macrumors 6502a

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    and in february only $28. did I mention the unlimited texts yet?
     
  7. Woahskigner macrumors newbie

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    Does this still work...?

    I have an unlocked 2G, and I am seriously considering the 1$/day Sidekick deal, I think it's super sweet, + I will just use fring or skype for phone calls and save cash on that. But yeah, does this work for internet?

    If so can you tell me the settings that I will need to make it work?

    Okay, so I checked it... and this is definitely sweet. I just changed my plan on the tmobile site and bam, internet, etc. Very cool for $1 a day. Especially with fring and skype.
     
  8. hiddenpremise macrumors regular

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    hehe, my T-Mobile sim card is on its way to me!
     
  9. hiddenpremise macrumors regular

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    Get internet working http://collegexperience.net/technology/unlocked-iphone-2g-3-0-t-mobile-edge-not-working/

    Get MMS working http://collegexperience.net/technology/get-mms-picutre-messaging-on-iphone-2g-3-0-t-mobile/
     
  10. JauCeKaden thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. techage14 macrumors regular

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    I can confirm that this works. I have an iPhone 3G with a T-Mo sim and unlocked via ultrasn0w. Internet and txt works flawlessly. Would recommend to people who don't talk much on their phones but, use internet and txt constantly. :D
     
  12. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    I use a blank apn. Anyway to get tethering working?
     
  13. JauCeKaden thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay...update time. So I guess I jumped the gun a bit with claiming tethering works. I cant seem to get it to work on the prepaid plan although the carrier bundle I got from cydia claims it enables tethering. I tried to get an updated tmobile mobileconfig from http://help.benm.at but after installing my phone says I dont have a data plan, so had to uninstall. Kind of a bummer since the whole point of this (for me anyway) was to use this plan as a mobile WAP. Anyone have any ideas?

    Its not all bad though. If you dont talk much, or use skype, its still a REALLY good deal. All the functions of the iphone, minus 3g, for 30 bucks a month and no freakin att contract...or any contract for that matter.
     
  14. hiddenpremise macrumors regular

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    Ok, so picture messaging is proving to be difficult.
    The settings for wap.voicestream.com don't work for me, as a matter of fact, I can't change my apn at all. When I do, it just unsets it.

    Has anyone else gotten mms working on the sidekick plan?
     
  15. webhill macrumors newbie

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    The "cellular data network" tab is under settings > general > network on my iPhone running 3.0.....
     
  16. jdmstar macrumors member

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    mans got a point his perk is on a good month its 28 bucks and on a bad month its 31 but he gets unlmtd texting.

    i on the other hand pay 9.99 for my line, 30.00 for unlimited 3g and 20.00 for unlimted text,

    so thats roughly 60 bucks a month, plus minutes, but i got a way around that as well, i got the cheapest plan lmao. And i make all my calls over 3g :eek:
     
  17. herooftime2 macrumors newbie

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    If you do this can you also add prepaid minutes at the lower rates?
     

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