Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jdzialak, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. jdzialak macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    In 2007-2008 I went from a Razr, to a BB pearl, to a BB Curve.
    Then iPhone.
    I have had an unlocked, jailbroken 2G (3.1 7C144) running on T-Mobile since December 08.
    I love my iPhone almost as much as my MacBook Pro.

    But I'm missing out on a few things with this phone.

    -No MMS. Every single time i try to get the app from Cydia, or anything from Cydia, my phone bricks. Pineapple screen of doom for hours and hours. I end up in DFU re-doing pwnagetool. ugh
    -No 3G, just EDGE. Even if I got a 3G and unlocked it, it won't work on T-Mobile.
    -No GPS
    -New firmware updates are a crapshoot, since I don't really know enough about how not to brick my phone...i've been lucky so far.
    -Not leaving T-Mobile. Been with them for years. I have good coverage, and a great plan that can't be beat. (Family Plan, 4 phones, unlim text, unlim tmo-tmo, unlim internet and data, 2500 mins a month, etc...$205 a month.
    -i still suck at typing on the touch screen.

    I'm due for a phone upgrade in Feb.
    I'm looking at:
    the Touch Pro2, but have NO experience with Windows mobile.
    BB Curve 9700

  2. FarSeide macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    Earth Lane
    I don't get this post. What's our point ? U won't switch to different carrier because you like your TMobile plan yet you want to switch to droid on verizon. Again, what's the point ?
  3. stockscalper macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2003
    Area 51
    You need to get a new 3 Gs iPhone on AT&T. Every shortcoming you mentioned will be addressed with that phone on the AT&T network.
  4. jdzialak thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    Topic title edited from Droid to Android

    Sorry for my ignorance. I did not realize Droid is exclusive to Verizon. I thought it was a nickname for the Android OS.
    I'm NOT switching to Verizon.

    When I was shopping for Family plans, AT&T didn't have nearly as many minutes for the price, that T-Mobile had. Maybe thats changed? I'll check, I guess, but I'm still under contract with T-Mobile.
    I have 2500 mins, 1500 of which are mine, and I split the rest of the 1000 between the other 3 phones using the Manage Family Allowances web tool.
    Even before the Family plan, my single plan had 1000 mins and unlim data, text, and internet for $85 a month.
    AT&T is not that cheap, last time I looked.

    I got an unlocked iPhone because T-Mobile had a crappy phone selection at the time.
    Now with the new BB Bold, MyTouch and HTC options, I have some nice choices.
    I just wish the iPhone would be like RIM and be on multiple carriers. How could that possibly NOT be in their favor, at this point?

    The good thing is, when I get a new phone, I can demo it for a couple weeks and return it if I don't like it, and pop my SIM card back in my iPhone.

  5. PhxBlue macrumors regular


    May 24, 2008
    The Valley, AZ
    I wont bash you, bro. I did the same thing as well, as did many others here. One thing is certain, you'll be back. Good luck! ;)
  6. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    My plan has:

    450 minutes
    Unlimited Text
    Unlimited Data

    I know the minutes are significantly less than your 1000 (and I'm not sure how many you use) but I barely use half of them, and I have over 1000+ rollover minutes. I'm not sure if T-Mobile has rollover minutes.

    But yeah, that plan IS more expensive but only by 4.99. If you really love the iPhone, you wouldn't mind that.
  7. jdzialak thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    That's cheaper than I expected. I use about 1000 mins a month. My cell is my primary phone.
    T-Mobile does not have rollover minutes.
    I did a mock up family plan on AT&T to see how comparable it is, since I have 4 phones on in my family.
    $149 for 3000 mins with 2 phones
    $9.99 each for 2 more phones
    $30 for iPhone data
    $20 iPhone unlim text
    $10 for Family unlim text

    Looks like $230 before taxes, etc..
    Is not as cheap as T-Mobile

  8. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    Joe, here's a simple question, why not just upgrade to 3GS?

    -No MMS. solved
    -No 3G. solved
    -No GPS solved
    -New firmware updates are a crapshoot. solved, bricking is almost impossible unless you really try
    -Not leaving T-Mobile. partially solved, 3GS is unlockable, but then you lose the 3G
    -i still suck at typing on the touch screen. practice
  9. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008

    ATT Plan is as follow:
    3000 minutes
    First Line $140.00
    each add'l line $9.99
    Unlimited mobile to mobile with rollover.

    Messaging unlimited: $30 for the whole family plan

    Data poses as some problems, as there isn't a shared plan.
  10. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    Thank god you made this post.
  11. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Yeah, because none of that information is found elsewhere on the web. :rolleyes:
  12. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    I was being sarcastic because it was painfully obvious that he didn't understand the thread.
  13. eshroom macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2006
    You could buy a factory unlocked European iPhone 3GS from a site like this would give you full functionality (3G too) just no visual voice mail. No need to jailbreak unless you want too either.
  14. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    No model iPhone supports 3G on T-Mobile US (because they run their 3G network on an unusual frequency).
  15. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit

    that $1300 us dollars for the 32 gb that's a hell of a mark up there! I think op was trying to save a few bucks not blow it!
  16. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    Yeah, the terms were prly mixed up. And about your sig, I AM a Mac, by birth :p
  17. aristotle macrumors 68000


    Mar 13, 2007
    Well apparently a lot of people on here see to have no understanding of how to use google since so many simple questions are asked on here every day that could be solved with a simple google search.
  18. jdzialak thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    I suppose I coulda googled and found the $1300 unlocked 3Gs...
    I was assuming I'd have educated iPhone users from here give me some ideas and options, instead of some random knuckleheads opinions on 4500 pages of google searches.
    Thanks for clearing that up.

    I'll google and see how cheap I can find a 3Gs without a contract and how to unlock it myself.

  19. bobthecat23 macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2008
    get the sony ericsson xperia x10 thats what im switching to when it comes out here in the us.

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