T-Mobile or AT&T prepaid? Suggestions?

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

  1. hobo macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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