T-Mobile or AT&T prepaid? Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by hobo, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. hobo macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2005
    My pal is looking to get an iPhone and use it on a prepaid (GoPhone or T-Mobile) plan. The thing is, he does NOT want any wireless data available.

    Does anyone know how to block data on either carrier? I know on AT&T it's quite easy if you have a plan, but I do not know on a prepaid plan. I have no idea how you'd go about it on a T-Mobile prepaid plan.

    And I suppose he could use a program like BossPrefs to block data, but I don't want him to have an issue with it as I've heard some have.

    Which will be cheapest and easiest for him?
  2. munroe macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    I believe that you could prevent EDGE access simply by removing the EDGE settings (Settings/General/Network/EDGE). The phone will try to connect if it doesn't have a WiFi signal, but it won't be able to.
  3. g-funkster macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2008
    i just got tmo prepaid. you can't get data on it even if you wanted it. You do have access to like 4 mobile sites for free as a bonus (tzones portal, cnn mobile, espn mobile & abcnews)
  4. hobo thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2005
    Another - T-Mobile has the unlimited plans for $1 a day for sidekick. Will those work?
  5. Jenheta macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2008
    I am quite happy with tmobile (prepaid).
    According to a vendor, data plans are available to postpaid plans (and AT&T plans suck no matter how you think about it). If I had to use EDGE I
    would get one of these.

    But...the way I see it, I am saving 60 bucks per month by sticking to tmobile prepaid. Since I paid 250 bucks for my iPhone, in 4 months it will be free.

    Could not be happier than now. :)

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