wap on iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mmnoname, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. mmnoname Guest

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    Hi I have unlimited wap browsing on the iphone but I do not have a data plan. How can I access wap websites through the iphone? Is there any browsers I could use or settings I could set up?

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  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    WAP uses data. Most sites that have WAP pages will direct you there automatically, in Safari. I know Amtrak and MLB.com will only allow you access to their WAP pages, even when on WiFi.

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  3. mmnoname thread starter Guest

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    So how would I go about using the WAP network?
     
  4. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    When you get in range, connect to the Wi-Fi network that you get unlimited for (for example, AT&T's would generally be called attwifi).
     
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    What I was trying to say is that there is no difference between Unlimited Data and Unlimited WAP as they are one and the same.

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  6. mmnoname thread starter Guest

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    so I should be able to easily access it if I only had a browser that could interpret it correct?
     
  7. Rigsby macrumors regular

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    Um. Use Safari?

    WAP is, essentially, just a cut down version of the internet that was designed for early 'web' phones. My first WAP phone was back in the late 90s, and dialled in for a connection so I could visit a very limited set of websites that were designed for WAP access. But whether you load a WAP page or an HTML page you are still accessing data - I'm not sure how you've got unlimited WAP but no data.
     
  8. mmnoname thread starter Guest

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    Fido in Canada offers this.

    So if I were to turn on the 3g and edge on my phone and accessed a wap website it would count as WAP surfing?
     
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  10. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    Thank you. I was about to post that there seems to be a LOT of confusion as to what WAP is. WAP is just the design of a website to suit limitations of the browser on a mobile platform. That's it, thats all there is to it. I have no idea why the OP was talking about data plans, etc. Completely unrelated.
     
  11. mmnoname thread starter Guest

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    ahh but you see GPRS is not included in this deal! I always thought that WAP was different from GPRS. If I were to surf in GPRS mode on any of my old phones I'd get charged 5 cent a kb. WAP surfing on the other hand is unlimited.

    ok Trip.Tucker thanks for the clarification. So in this case, how can I limit the phone to only browse WAP websites?
     
  12. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    That sounds more like a conditional restriction with the carrier/service.
     
  13. Rigsby macrumors regular

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    Bizarre. I remember when I got my WAP phone (a Nokia Matrix job) it was already seen as pretty poor - and that's when there wasn't any other way to access the internet from a mobile! I'm actually quite shocked anyone is offering it nowadays.

    I'd check your terms and conditions. You're using data to visit a WAP site, but they may be looking to limit your data usage - perhaps by filtering your web usage or having a low 'fair usage'.
     
  14. barryallott macrumors member

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    CALL your provider and ask, i remember back in the day that FREE WAP meant the providers WAP sites only.
     

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