Quick Q regarding "No Service" after JB and disabling EDGE/3G via ATT manager

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by crashwins, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. crashwins macrumors member

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    Hello all

    I'm new to forums (just got my first iPhone yesterday). So, I jailbroke my Touch no problem this summer. After getting my iPhone, it took me about an hour to get the same done (I realized I had the wrong firmware, which was keeping me in the "waiting to reboot" mode awhile). But, I was successful, and the phone is jailbroken -- cydia, sbsettings, the whole 9. The kicker is: I get no service with my SIM (I'm an ATT user). I had read before putting my SIM in that some people were having issues staying off 3G and EDGE despite bossprefs and sbsettings (thereby racking up huge bills -- I don't want data, just wifi and texting) so I decided to visit my buddy at ATT (a manager) and have him totally disable EDGE and 3G for my whole family plan. Right when I left the store (before I put in my SIM in the iPhone and was using a crappy Pantech) I noticed there was no more "E" on my phone. I'm wondering, why am I not getting service? Do I need to unlock the phone now? Does the fact that I had him do this prevent me from using the iPhone because it needs some communication with EDGE or 3G? Anyway, any help would be appreciated. Thanks a lot for reading -- just want to join the club. Here are my specs (below)

    iPhone 3G 8GB
    FW: 3.0 (7A341)
    Jailbroke with redsnow 7.2
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    You don't need to unlock it because you are using AT&T. I thought that you needed edge to make phone calls, but I'm not sure. Have you tried rebooting the phone or toggling airplane mode?
     
  3. crashwins thread starter macrumors member

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    I never did toggle airplane mode. I can try that. I didn't "unlock" the phone -- just jailbroke it because I like using 3rd-party apps. Maybe I do need EDGE to make calls, but would I be paying for this if I asked ATT to turn it back on? I guess I shouldn't have done this with ATT -- just don't want to pay any internet charges. I just read another post where I guy made sure his internet was disabled so his kid didn't incur any charges...Any other thoughts? Thanks
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    I would disable edge by putting in incorrect APN settings on your phone (that should prevent edge). You can mess up the APN settings by pointing your Mobile Safari browser to;

    http://www.unlockit.co.nz/unlockit/
     

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