T-Mobile iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sexyst3v3n, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. sexyst3v3n macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    hey im new to all this but i wanted to the buy the iphone and i have t-mobile and did not want to switch to at&t. i found the links to unlock the phone but i was wondering do i Need any kind of internet plan with tmobile to go on the internet or can i just use any wifi connection such as my home or like starbucks to connect. and to anyone who has a tmobile iphone how is it? i mean does every app work on it?
    and just one more what about ringtones? i go to phonezoo.com and make my own ringtones and then send them to my phone, is that possible with a tmobile iphone?
  2. rjohnstone macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2007
    PHX, AZ.
    An iPhone will work with T-Mobile.
    You will not have Visual Voicemail as that is an AT&T network service.
    If you want to use all the other apps, a data package is handy, but not required.
    If you live in an area with a lot of (free) WiFi hot spots, a data package would not be needed at all.
    As for ringtones, the only "official" way to get them is either through iTunes or if you have a Mac, you can make your own in Garage Band.
    phonezoo ringtones are not compatible.
    There are tutorials here on how to make your own though.
  3. sexyst3v3n thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    thnx a lot but what is the visual voice mail? does that mean no one can leave me a voicemail/message?
  4. Edrubin macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2007
    Visual Voicemail

    Visual voice mail is quite possibly the greatest change to come to cell phones in recent years and it's thanks to apple.

    If you use an iphone on t-mobile you can get voicemails just like you would with any other cell fun. But if you have At&T you get visual voice mail. Visual voice mail is a simply a screen on the iphone that lists the name or number of the person who called you and the time...something like this:

    Mom 9:40
    Dad 10:20
    Sister 12:00

    What this means is when you have multiple voicemails you can choose the order you want to listen to them in. You don't have to listen to the voicemails consecutively and wait to get to the last one if that is the most important one. Also when you click on each name or number you can fast-forward or rewind the message just like a song on the ipod. If the person left you a number at the end of the message and you didn't write it down in time you can just fast-forward the message and get the number without having to listen to the whole message. Visual voice mail is truly amazing.
  5. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    works perfect, I have no issues with anything and I dont miss visual voicemail :)
  6. mandolin macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2008
    no voicemail with unlocked iphone on t-mobile

    just unlocked iphone. voicmail doesn't seem to work. NOT visual voicemail. no voicemail period. phone won't call voicemail. rings then goes busy, or does nothing. also, doesn't count how many messages. just red dot with no number. is this common? anyone help? please? thanks.
  7. thatdude90210 macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2007
    I remember when the iphone was first hacked to use other carriers, there were some that had issues with voicemail. There was a fix for that, I don't know if it still applies but there are some sites that posted it, like this one:
  8. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    No mine voicemail works perfect with tmobile, I get the dot, but if i hit it i go to voicemail:)

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