unlocked iphone 3g and pay as go data plan

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  1. dseth macrumors newbie

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    i bought a new iphone 3g - unlocked & jailbroken. tested my sim of ATT and T-Mobile . No problem . configured wifi - no problem . i have go phone plan . i saw a option of buying data plan under go phone category . so i bought $20 of data plan - 100 MB for 1 month . i tested it and it didn't work . What could be reason of data plan not working on iphone . Is it not working as iam using iphone ? I don't want to buy expensive plan for voice and data . i want to keep go phone and data option so i can use it to call and if needed surf around also.

    please suggest . I can't call ATT support as this is an unlocked phone and as per them go phone plans are not supported on iphones.
     
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    What message do you get when you try to load a page in Safari?
     
  3. MrBrekke macrumors 6502

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    you need to type in the correct APN + user name + password for cellular data network.
     
  4. efp1 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe you haven't configured the APN settings? You can search for those on google.
     
  5. dseth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no APN option

    on error message i get from safari.
    "
    safari cannot open the page as it cannot connect to internet.
    "

    i couldn't find an APN option under General -> Network . I did googled and lots of people suggested doing different thing like installing APN base drive from cydia , i tried but it failed with some error in the script ? i tried with unlockit.co.nz but no success . Any suggestion .

    the phone is 3G , version 3.1.2 (7d11)
     
  6. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Go to http://www.benm.at/help/help.php on your iPhone and browse to the U.S section under mobile configs and then select the one for AT&T. This will install a profile on your phone that will enable data.
     
  7. dseth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks at lot . Going to http://www.benm.at/help/help.php and installing APN for ATT worked . i can connect to the network now except its really slow for you tube v/s other non-grapic stuff like stocks/email etc . Is the go data plan will have some slower response v/s people on plan . Do they get premium stuff . just checking .
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No the type of data plan shouldn't make a difference in speed. You got 3G turned on right?
     
  9. dseth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes , 3G is turned on . i will monitor it for sometime .
    I have ATT go plan - 3 month $25 . i bought $20 data plan which is part of go phone feature. its gives 100 MB for a month , which may be little expensive . is there way i can get a unlimited data plan for $30 and continue to use go phone . my calls are less but internet browsing is little more.

    any suggestions .
     
  10. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    The $20 data plan is the biggest one available for GoPhones. You can't get the $30 plan unless you go with the regular 3G iPhone contract.

    Back in the summer, I called AT&T asking if I could go on the old no longer available $19.99 unlimited data and was told it was no longer offered of course. A day later, they told me to take the customer service survey and I told them I wanted the unlimited data package. About a month later, I was offered the unlimited data for $19.99 and got it added to my GoPhone pick a plan and have been using it ever since. I got it added on at the end of September. I think I was offered it because of my call to AT&T and the survey because no one else has been able to get it added on. They just get told it's no longer available. It was discontinued last January.

    I do think the GoPhone data plans are a bit slower in speed compared to my regular iPhone data plan. I do have tethering enabled on my 3G using my GoPhone sim and it tested at just under 2MB on my MBP.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If it tested around 2MB then it's good. How fast do u expect 3G to be?
    On average I get around 1 to 1.5mb with my 3GS. 2MB if I'm lucky here and there.
     
  12. dseth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks guys . how to enabled tethering on iphone . i did google on enabling tethering but as usual there are too many ways . please share me how you did it so i can follow the similar procedure.

    appreciate your help.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Add this source/repo in cydia
    www.sinfuliphonerepo.com/
    Then look for and install the enable tethering for 3G addon.
    Reset network settings and restart iphone.
    Done
     
  14. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Well that's what it tested out when I was tethering to my MBP. When I test it on the phone itself using the speedtest.net app, it only tests as about 10-40Kbps which is nowhere near what it shows on the MBP. I don't know what to believe.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    10-40 is very low.
    I dont see why it would make a difference in speed if you're using a MBP or an iphone app though.
    It all depends on the coverage and area you're in also.


     

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