Sunday, May 24, 2009

Apple Iphone Unlocked support

Everyone knows how great the iphones are and for those of you like me who have unlocked it to use on tmobile here are some great tips and tricks to help you out.


You need to first get an internet plan. Call tmobile or go to and add any internet plan other than blackberry or G1 since those only work on either blackberry or the g1. The smartphone web for 24.99 is your best bet unless you want unlimited messaging as well which comes in a great bundle for 34.99.

If you have a internet plan you just need to add the apn to the phone. Do the following:

-On the phone go to Settings.
-Select General
-Select Network
-Turn Data Roaming-ON, and if your have a 3g iphone turn 3G-OFF (you will not get charged for data roaming inside the United states for T-mobile, and the 3g does not work on tmobile as at&t uses different frequencies.
-Select Cellular data Network (or EDGE if your firmware is less than 2)
-Type in for APN "" or "" (if you have vpn internet)
-Leave username and password blank
-Test internet!


-The Iphone doesnt have a Native mms application, but I do know one that works if your Iphone is jailbroken like mine is. If you open CYDIA and download and install "Swirly MMS" you can do your picture messaging and I have the settings you need.

-Open the SwirlyMMS application.
-Tap Settings.
Enter the following information:
NOTE: This is not an active link. It is an address used in configuration.
Username: [Leave Blank]
Password: [Leave Blank]

-Tap Save.

-Please note; Swirly MMS is not a free application, you get a 10 day trial i beleive then its like 8 dollars to own it forever. Its up to you, but for me it works great!

Enjoy :)


Troubleshooting FAQS:

-The apn keeps deleting itself?

-This issue was fixed I believe in the newer firmware versions but if your still having this issue then Download "Sticky APN" off of Cydia to fix it

-I added the apn and I know I have internet on my account but it still wont open?

Reset your network settings and try again. To do so, do the following:

-Reset Network Settings
-Your phone will reset
-Then reinsert the APN using the walkthrough above

If that doesn’t fix it still, your sim card is probably having troubles connecting to tmobiles network using the iphone and you are most likely using a sim cover like a turbo sim. Try this.

-Put the sim card into a tmobile branded phone and go to Menu>Tzones.
-When tzones opens put the sim back into iphone and try again.

-What if I don’t have EDGE or Cellular Data Network?

-Sometimes this happens when you unlock your iphone. There are two things you can do to edit the APN. If your phone is Jailbroken and you have CYDIA. Get some wifi connection like at a local starbucks or library or home. In CYDIA search for "APN EDITING" Download that and reset your iphone. Try the Internet walkthrough above once again. If you still can’t find the apn then try this:

-Open safari on wifi connection-Go to on Continue to next page (Or donate if you feel generous). There are three options you can click on. I know it says 3G phones but it works perfect on Gen1 phone.-Select “Customer APN”-Type “” or “”-Select download/accept-Let it install-Restart Iphone-Test out GPRS/EDGE connection-If fails reset network settings-Then try again

Any other questions or if this doesn’t help email me or comment this post and I will reply to it ASAP.

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