Skip to comments.Modifying APN settings on an iPhone 3GS
Posted on 02/10/2011 5:12:01 PM PST by GOPsterinMA
Would anyone mind giving a step-by-step on how to edit the APN (or any other settings) on an iPhone (3GS w/iOS 4.1) to run on TMobile's network? The phone has been jailbroken and unlocked; I talk on it and can get on the internet with it via WiFi. Being a TMobile customer, it won't run 3G, so I need to run it with EDGE, which I want to set up.
Thank you very much!
While EDGE (Enhanced GPRS) is a GSM standard, you would need a complete chipset replacement.
Just to clarify the prior post, the iPhone 3G runs on 1900 mhz, Tmobile uses 1700 and 2100mhz.
From everything I can find, you basically have an iPod Touch. I quickly scanned all the phone hacking forums I frequent and they all point out the same thing, different frequency chipsets.
3G on an iPhone with TMobile is out of the question.
I don't want to go to a TMobile store because they will make me sign up for a smartphone data plan. Although the iPhone is a smartphone, since it won't run at smartphone speeds, I see no need to spend $20+ per month for than when their Web2Go EDGE plan is $5 to $10 per month.
Were those who claimed that in Europe? It seems in Europe, T-Mobile uses the 1900/2100 mhz frequency instead of the 1700/2100 in the States. Voice and upload runs on the first frequency, download on the second frequency.
It will totally work. Try the settings on this page:
TMO uses 1700/2100 for their 3G network in the US, but they also have a large 1900 network that the iPhone can use (edge only). Slower, but works.
I'll be da*ned, the info's right there from TMobile themselves.
I'll swap the SIM into a dumphone and call TMobile to get EDGE turned on and after it's turned on, swap out the SIM try out the iPhone.
No, here in the USA. T-Mobile has the iPhone in Europe, only in the USA is it an issue.
Sure she would, but the cheap bastard in me isn’t paying $20+ a month for a data plan or getting locked into a contract.
That’s a bummer. So you’re running on EDGE then?
Thanks for the info on battery life.
3G isn't an option for me, unfortunately.
I wonder if I was to get an iPad if that would run on WiFi/EDGE too?
Thanks again MrShoop! Works great!
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