Turning off Edge on iPhone (1st gen)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Phatpat, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

    Phatpat

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    I have AT&T, but I don't want to pay for the iPhone data plan, nor do I need it. Is the best way to do this to jailbreak 1.1.4 and install Bossprefs, and turn off edge from there? That would be my only reason to jailbreak it.

    I was just thinking now that 2.0 is out maybe there's an app that will do it without jailbreaking.
     
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    You can do that and the only way to get an app to do so is to jailbreak it. There's nothing in 2.0 that does it as far as I know.

    You can also add an additional letter to the end of your network settings but I can't find it in 1.1.4 now...
     
  3. Knolly macrumors 6502a

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    You can call AT&T and turn off Edge data. I believe it's called WIX Blocking.
     
  4. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    Iphone without data plan=useless. Might as well just sell it and go with a razor.
     
  5. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Yea, because there aren't enough available wi-fi networks in the world...
     
  6. rayward macrumors 65816

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    Not really true, especially now. It's easily the best music-playing cell phone. Easily the best video-playing cell phone. And with the on-board apps (no data connection required) it's a fabulous handheld computer and gaming device.

    And, as pointed out above, there's always WiFi. Especially if you live in a city.
     
  7. Phatpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. I want an iPod touch and a phone, but in one device. Simple enough.

    I might just wait until the 2.0 jailbreak is released and go from there.
     
  8. showtime macrumors 6502

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    It's not actually as useless as something like a blackberry without a data plan. The iphone can do anything everything it's suppose to do even when connected to wifi. Can't say the same for a blackberries. For some reason they need service books pushed to them from the providers in order for the internet to function properly.
     
  9. DarkFlame macrumors regular

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    I just want to strangle people that say that iphones without data are useless. They're just trying to justify their extra and forced 720 dollar expense and a crappy 2 year contract by saying so. I go to college, work, and home and have wifi at every single location. I live in the city and 9/10 I can pick up free wireless if I need it pretty much anywhere.

    I wish there were more free apps for 2.0, they should be coming soon.
     

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