Using T-Mobile without EDGE on iPhone 1st Gen

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by asdfTT123, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. asdfTT123 macrumors regular

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    I just purchased a use unlocked and jailbroken iPhone 8GB 1st Gen a few hours ago. I intend to use this unit with my current T-Mobile plan for a few months before switching services. My plan is very basic without data (EDGE), and only a handful of text messages. I want to avoid all unnecessary charges as possible. My question is as long as I turn off EDGE though Bossprefs and use internet through Wifi should I get any extraneous charges? Are there any other precautions I should take? I also know that iPhone uses visual voicemail...is it possible for T-Mobile to charge me for something similar for just checking my voicemail? Is there anything else I'm missing? Any tips would be great...thanks!
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    If you select Voice Mail on a network without VisualVoicemail (which uses EDGE) it will dial your Voice Mail system (basically your own phone number).

    TEG
     
  3. asdfTT123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tidbit of info regarding visual voicemail! Does anyone have any suggestions regarding EDGE or any other problems I might encounter?
     
  4. imfrog2002 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think that you'd have trouble. If you want to be safe, you could just get the $5.99/mo package, and be sure that it won't charge you a ton. If you turn off EDGE, though, you should be fine.
     

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