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    iPhone 2G with T-Mobile

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    iPhone 2G with T-Mobile
    Sorry for asking something that has probably already been documented all over the internet but I keep just running into talk about the 3G rather than what I am looking for.

    I was wondering how the iPhone worked (2G) on the T-mobile network and if everything fully works if unlocked.

    Also if the 3G would have any chance at being unlocked/ working on the T-mobile network if it was unlocked.

    I am considering getting the 2G as the entire 3G speeds do not really cause me to want to switch to AT&T and pay a cancellation fee etc... I have seen the 2G in action and it runs fine in my opinion.

    Anyone?

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    iPhone 2G with T-Mobile
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    Everything works fine except Visual Voicemail.

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    iPhone 2G with T-Mobile

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    Alright cool, would you still recommend using the 2G if you are not super inclined to have the amazingly spoken of 3G connection?

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    iPhone 2G with T-Mobile
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    Quote Originally Posted by Namingweary View Post
    Alright cool, would you still recommend using the 2G if you are not super inclined to have the amazingly spoken of 3G connection?
    Yes of course. I just purchased myself a 2G off of Craigslist not too long ago. I have no 3G coverage in my area so I had to reason to buy the new iPhone. The original iPhone will work just as well, especially with the new 2.0 firmware.

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    iPhone 2G with T-Mobile

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    Ah cool =) You also use T-mobile?

    Will the new 2.0 firmware worked with an unlocked phone?

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    iPhone 2G with T-Mobile
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    Quote Originally Posted by Namingweary View Post
    Ah cool =) You also use T-mobile?

    Will the new 2.0 firmware worked with an unlocked phone?
    No I use ATT. However, it is widely known that the iPhone 2G w/ 1.1.4 firmware works fine with T-Mobile as long as the phone is unlocked.

    Im not sure about the 2.0 firmware working with an unlocked phone just yet. I believe they have found a way but I would wait a couple of weeks for everything to be worked out.

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    iPhone 2G with T-Mobile
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    as Eric has already said the 2g iphone works fine unlocked with tmobile. If you don't care about visual voicemail then I say dooooo it

    I was on the M-F honor roll for month : May 2007

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    iPhone 2G with T-Mobile
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    T-Mobile will be soon switching to 3G, I think.

    Random, sort of, but maybe someone would find that useful or if I could get validation or re-assurance.

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    iPhone 2G with T-Mobile
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    Hi, I just got my "new" 2G iPhone running on the 2.0 software. It is on T-Mobile, and it works just fine. You do have to go in to the store and add a data plan for $20 a month though, if you don't already have it. Everything is working perfectly. I used the Pwnage software.

    Here is a video: http://cnettv.cnet.com/9742-1_53-50003159.html
    It's all good.

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    iPhone 2G with T-Mobile

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    The 3G has been unlocked to work on tmobile but it requires you to jailbreak the phone and use a sim adapter i.e. bladox,Turbosim SE or Yessim.

    Although it is fairly easy to do... It is still new and is very buggy.

    your biggest problem with the 3G unlocking is obtaining a 3G outside of At&t for a reasonable price.I got 2 of them off ebay and sold one.

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    iPhone 2G with T-Mobile
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    Why go to carrier with crappier coverage, pretty similar prices and no visual voicemail?
    'cause when it rains, you know it pours.

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    iPhone 2G with T-Mobile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meyvn View Post
    Why go to carrier with crappier coverage, pretty similar prices and no visual voicemail?

    I go with Tmobile because it is significantly cheaper for me. And where I live the service is much better than At&t.

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    iPhone 2G with T-Mobile
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    I have been using 2.0 jail broken and unlocked for T-Mobile using the new Pwnage tool, and every thing is working flawlessly. Visual voice mail doesn't work, but come on, that's not a big deal. I have talked with friends on AT&T, and most of the time I am getting significantly better service. Plus my monthly bill with minutes, texting, and data comes out to $55 or so compared to the $90 I would be paying for AT&T. I can't really complain. EDGE is a little annoying, and I do plan on going 3G some day, especially since I have a new job with quite better cash flow. As of right, it is very good, no problems to speak of.
    It's all good.

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