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Originally Posted by capttanhowdy some of you people amaze me... Why do some of you feel the need to correct every little typo people make in these threads... So he
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    Quote Originally Posted by capttanhowdy View Post
    some of you people amaze me... Why do some of you feel the need to correct every little typo people make in these threads... So he said jailbreak instead of unlock... Big deal... Fact of the matter is that you probably look for just as much guidance on here as everyone else... So get off your little computer nerd high horse and cut people some slack... Better yet... Go out and meet a girl...
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    i canceled my t-mobile contract for the 3gs. looks like another cancellation is on the way. not to mention a new iphone sigh.....better start saving $ lol

    just wondering verison is fooling around with 4g network correct?

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    considering my 3G plan ends next spring, I'll be looking forward to the change.

    I hate AT&T's packages and stinginess with tethering. the only reason i'm still running OS 3.0 is so that I can continue to tether (because tethering rocks my socks).

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    The only other choice is tmobile gsm in the USA and we don't know WTF apple is going to do next

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    Tmo is not an option. If you live under one of their towers maybe, but get on the road and it is over. I do hope they get it though then we can expect pricing wars which I will gladly benefit from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPhonePilot View Post
    In fact they use the very same basetower equipment. Nokia Node Bs UMTS Equipment. the difference is the operating frequencies and this is a vey easy fix on the iPhone to transmit the correct freqs.
    Not that it matters, but AT&T doesn't have any Nokia UMTS sites, only Ericsson and Lucent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
    You don't jailbreak to get a different carrier. You unlock the phone to change carriers.
    You're partially correct but to get to an unlock you must jailbreak first. You can't soft unlock without jailbreaking the device in advance. Then, you change carriers.

    Quote Originally Posted by xgus69 View Post
    I heard it was confirmed on New Years eve they will be the most expensive carrier in the US... freaking verizon.. and verizon doesnt use sim cards... wtf?
    They do use SIM cards actually. The BB Storm uses a SIM card to connect to VW network. My plan is if apple does go to VW then i'll get a storm, take the SIM card out and plug it into my iPhone and pray that it works. If it does then i've got it made!

    Quote Originally Posted by adrian1480 View Post
    considering my 3G plan ends next spring, I'll be looking forward to the change.

    I hate AT&T's packages and stinginess with tethering. the only reason i'm still running OS 3.0 is so that I can continue to tether (because tethering rocks my socks).
    I envy you sooo much. The other day my orginal 3GS failed me and would not charge. I had everything on there! My tether was the best plus i was planning to jailbreak in a few weeks before i headed to canada for a trip. now i got a replacement and 3.1 is on it....no tether...no unlock. i'm soo sad. Even sadder the day after my phone stopped working..my Rogers pay-as-u-go SIM card arrived. WHAT A SLAP IN THE FACE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
    You don't jailbreak to get a different carrier. You unlock the phone to change carriers.
    Actually you jailbreak first then unlock. So actually you do jailbreak to get a different carrier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPhonePilot View Post
    What are you talking about???

    First of all T-Mobile is already doing HSDPA 7.5 in their current network AND is only a software upgrade away scheduled for the fist of Dec on the HSUPA running at the same speed. PLUS T-Mobile DOES have the spectrum readily available and almost completely "UNCROWDED" unlike the AT&T cluster-crap they have... This is where the 4.2 billion (yes BILLIONS!!! more than any other carrier in US history!!) they spent on the spectrum a couple of years back is now going to REALLY pay off..

    Truth of the matter is that AT&T has been ridding on the iPhone waggon WAAAAAYYYY too long while locking millions of suckers out there to a two year contract. they loaded the hell out of the VERY poorly designed network. They have less than half of the available bandwidth than Tmo has therefore providing SUBPAR service (to put it nicely), then add the worst customer service of ANY company and you have the perfect recipe for failure- and fail they will...

    In the end, it will be Verizon and T-Mobile standing and everyone else below. The question is- do you really want to pay hard earned money for Verizon's unreal price tag when you have as good of a network, if not better in most metro cities (if you dont believe me please refer to Consumer Reports.com and read for your self...) for half the price?? Personally not even if I was in a better financial situation I was a couple of years back would I even consider going back to Verizon now that I have experienced T-Mobile; Specially in todays economy- I definitely won't leave T-Mobile; Same if not better system as Verizon at HALF the price, JD Powers Best Customer Service award for the last few YEARS (yes years NOT quarters!!) in a row, what else can you ask for?? ...

    just my 2 cents




    Verizon is definitely out (unless they completely redesign the "guts" of the iPhone)

    Yes T-Mobile they both use the same technology- GSM/UMTS.

    In fact they use the very same basetower equipment. Nokia Node Bs UMTS Equipment. the difference is the operating frequencies and this is a vey easy fix on the iPhone to transmit the correct freqs.

    Lets NOT forget that T-Mobile just merged with Orange in Europe (arguably making t-mobile the largest carrier in the world now ) and Orange does have the iPhone...

    just an FYI...


    Finally someone that knows what they are talking about and not just chalking up T-Mobile as some crappy 2nd rate service when its not. Everyone only talks about ATT and Verizon because of what? ADVERTISING. anyone that has been a customer with tmobile usually sticks with it. I have been a customer since the powertel days back pre-2000. Their system in the U.S. has been around longer than att or verizon giving them better tower placement and longer history of the network. Their networks are prestine that if you could use the t-mobile 3g service on an iphone today it would be faster than att.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPhonePilot View Post
    What are you talking about???

    First of all T-Mobile is already doing HSDPA 7.5 in their current network AND is only a software upgrade away scheduled for the fist of Dec on the HSUPA running at the same speed. PLUS T-Mobile DOES have the spectrum readily available and almost completely "UNCROWDED" unlike the AT&T cluster-crap they have... This is where the 4.2 billion (yes BILLIONS!!! more than any other carrier in US history!!) they spent on the spectrum a couple of years back is now going to REALLY pay off..

    Truth of the matter is that AT&T has been ridding on the iPhone waggon WAAAAAYYYY too long while locking millions of suckers out there to a two year contract. they loaded the hell out of the VERY poorly designed network. They have less than half of the available bandwidth than Tmo has therefore providing SUBPAR service (to put it nicely), then add the worst customer service of ANY company and you have the perfect recipe for failure- and fail they will...

    In the end, it will be Verizon and T-Mobile standing and everyone else below. The question is- do you really want to pay hard earned money for Verizon's unreal price tag when you have as good of a network, if not better in most metro cities (if you dont believe me please refer to Consumer Reports.com and read for your self...) for half the price?? Personally not even if I was in a better financial situation I was a couple of years back would I even consider going back to Verizon now that I have experienced T-Mobile; Specially in todays economy- I definitely won't leave T-Mobile; Same if not better system as Verizon at HALF the price, JD Powers Best Customer Service award for the last few YEARS (yes years NOT quarters!!) in a row, what else can you ask for?? ...

    just my 2 cents




    Verizon is definitely out (unless they completely redesign the "guts" of the iPhone)

    Yes T-Mobile they both use the same technology- GSM/UMTS.

    In fact they use the very same basetower equipment. Nokia Node Bs UMTS Equipment. the difference is the operating frequencies and this is a vey easy fix on the iPhone to transmit the correct freqs.

    Lets NOT forget that T-Mobile just merged with Orange in Europe (arguably making t-mobile the largest carrier in the world now ) and Orange does have the iPhone...

    just an FYI...
    Your 2 cents means nothing especially since its a biased opinion. T-Mobile does have the best customer service but in the U.S. They don't measure up and that's just fact. Analyze all 4 major network maps in the US and tell me which you see is the lowest rank of all. 7.5 HSDPA? Tell me how many cities on T-Mobile network actually have that data rate? Them merging with Orange does nothing for us here. Verizon is the next best choice since they pretty much own the entire U.S. when it comes to network reliability. T-Mobile can never catch up that quick it will take them a long time before they even put a dent in that. They are only good for people who want a low priced phone plan with minimal needs of 3g connectivity. And as far as a 2 year contract i'm sure T-Mobile would offer a 1 to 2yr contract to get the phone with a discounted price..like every other carrier.

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    I just love these types of pissing matches over the internet. It's like arguing what kind of pizza you like or do you prefer Coke to Pepsi. Just use what you want and if you don't like it change. Just be happy you have an Iphone. Over and out!

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    ^^^^^^^^tmobile is the only other gsm carrier besides AT&T in the USA now verizon sprint would either convert from CDMA to gsm or the next iPhone models would be CDMA with the serial number under a removable battery hint hint

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    I personally like ATT except for the price of their plan...
    This is getting a lil' ridiculous...

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    Where does it say they "may" lose exclusivity anywhere in the near future? It doesn't . Sure, eventually it will happen. Look how long AT&T had the rights to the Razr. What was it, 5 years? And until Verizon lets go of its proprietary (did I spell that right?) software on its phones, you know Apple will not go to them.

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    Wow so your a text message pro too... I bet your swimming in hunnies...

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    Honestly, AT&T and T-Mobile are the only major GSM carriers in the country. Unless they wanted to build an entirely new phone (they would have to at least change the 3G radio for T-Mobile), the winrar would have to be T-Mobile.

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    Hate to complain about At&t but this year down in Florida where I am at their service is so terrible that I feel like throwing my phone out the window!

    No one can hear me, drop calls like crazy its just awful down here. Matter of fact I called today and complained! I even tried 3Gs also and same results not to mention my phone getting so hot it burned off the finish from my case...

    Hate to say this but would stay with At&t if I had to but if Verizon was able to handle the iphone I might switch to them....

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    Thank you hollow0 and sandstorm77. I guess I made a little mistake LOL. Hope it comes out for Verizon. If it does not, I won't cry.
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!

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    If there's going to be other carriers for the iphone, then Apple would have to build different spec iphones to work on whatever carrier that has it...and news of that will leak long before any carrier actually starts selling it.

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    ^toothfairy, u should unlock ur 3gs get a tmobile prepay sim then use tmobile prepay onurunlock iPhone and get better service since AT&T is that bad in ur location cuz the iPhone is really the best phone made

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