Want an 3G Iphone but want T-Mobile

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wantdaphone, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. wantdaphone macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2008
    I've been saving my money and have a part-time job that will pay for service but for personal reasons I'd rather not have AT&T. What plan or plans can I get for T-Mobile? Is there anything in the $20 -$30 range? Can I get a simcard from them or do I need to buy a used one from ebay? I'd like a voice and data plan so I can access the internet as well as call friends. And lastly, what is T-zones and is it really $5.99 a month? Is it unlimited too? Thanks for helping a noob.
  2. 226896 Guest

    Sep 13, 2008
    iPhone 3Gs can not be software unlocked yet. You're gonna have to get the sim tray unlock thing or w/e it is, if it works, to get on T-Mobile I believe.
  3. 11800506 macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2007
    Washington D.C. Area
    Just know that an iPhone 3G on T-Mobile will only be capable of running on EDGE since T-Mobile's 3G uses different frequencies.
  4. f1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2007
    The iPhone will work in T-Mobile's 2100 mhz 3G coverage areas not the 1700 mhz. However, you'd still need to find a way to unlock it.
  5. technojinn macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2008
    yeah it is possible. what you to do is to get a gevey 3g turbo sim from this guy. Insert it in the iphone 3g along with your tmobile sim. and Voila. If you are running a mac you can jailbreak and activate so that you can sync the phone to itunes without the annoying message about an invalid sim.

    Tzones works fine. I am currently using an iphone 3g on Tmobile. There is no software unlock, but the sim unlock works perfectly.
  6. wantdaphone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2008
    Thanks guys for all that, but what I mean is what is the cheapest plans to use for both voice and data? I can't go nuts and pay the high cost of the AT&T plans and I need something managable or my folks won't let me get one. That's why I was wondering about the T-Zones?
  7. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    Maybe this phone is just too expensive for you if you are so limited in budget.

    Maybe take a break for a month and decide from a practical sense not a "want" sense.
  8. chox99 macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2008
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    Looks like no ones giving you straight answer. Iphone 3g with sim unlock works fine. Edge works but not 3g. Cheapest tmbile plan is 29.99. No mtm or night min. T-zone is 5.99 and you can use apc.tmobile.com works like a charm with 3g. No prepaid with tzone tho. Ill say best bet is going with 39.99 and t-zone. Good luck
  9. Inukami macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    You can get the $30 plan that has 300 minutes and unlimited weekends. After that you can jailbreak the iphone and install T-zone hack to get the internet working. T-mobile has a $5 internet package i think... they are changing it to 100MB cap a month.

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