Categories: at&t, blackra1n, carrier, GSM, iPhone, jailbroken, TMobile.
iphone OS 3.1.2 has been jailbroken again, allowing users to do whatever they like with the gadgets they’ve bought.[Source]
The iPhone can use any carrier particularly TMobile instead of at&t. I had an iPhone for a long time, but ultimately the GSM bottleneck of the device is a tremendous downfall. On at&t MMS took unnecessarily too long, and I cant tell you how many times my calls were dropped. At one point I was calling tech support just so the call would drop with them on the phone. I called for a month traight, toward the end of my at&t experience, resulting in over 10 dropped called per day. Ultimately I got a rep that credited me $200 because of the amount of dropped calls. I was doing pizza delivery at the time, and literally could not drive through town without getting a dropped call. I used the $200 credit to cancel my acount without having to pay the early contract termination fees. Worked like a charm!
The worst thing is the at&t map says there is full coverage in my neighborhood. That was relative bullshit. I say relative because I also used another at&t phone, that was operating at 1 bar, but the calls did not drop. Apparently the iPhone requires a stronger signal strength as compared to other more simple phones.
I eventually jailbroke my phone, but did not have good experience with TMobile either. I ended up ditching the iPhone, even though I loved and still love it, for Verizon. I went with the Blackberry storm.
I still have my iPhone with a TMobile prepaid sim card. Its a $10 prepaid sim card, and the iPhone has full edge internet access for three months at a time, resulting in a net cost of $3 per month.
I rarely use the iPhone, but I still love it. I also love my Blackberry. There is no winning and you can never have the best of both worlds.
In this post I show an at&t coverage map of my neighborhood that is completely incorrect.