1. shermie's Avatar
    could anyone please help me out. I baught a used 2G 8G jailbreaked/updated with 3.1.2 software. For what I really want to do, I think i may be fine, but maybe i should just get the new 3G 8G for 100 bucks? I'm locked into my Tmobile contract until next year so I'd have to jailbreak it. Any thoughts? HELP!
    01-01-2010 03:05 PM
  2. Tramain's Avatar
    If you can afford the 3G I'd suggest getting it, The $100 iPhone is with a 2 year AT&T contact.
    01-01-2010 03:10 PM
  3. shermie's Avatar
    Thanks. So I can't buy the 3G without the AT&T contract? I can't get out of my tmobile until next year. Can I buy the 3G and jailbreak it to put my sims card in there? If i can, I'll just get the 3G. Would love it!
    01-01-2010 04:48 PM
  4. Tramain's Avatar
    Thanks. So I can't buy the 3G without the AT&T contract? I can't get out of my tmobile until next year. Can I buy the 3G and jailbreak it to put my sims card in there? If i can, I'll just get the 3G. Would love it!
    No, If you want the 3G you can probably get it for $350 on ebay/Craigslist. Yea you can jailbreak/unlock the 3G.
    01-01-2010 05:05 PM
  5. flyingember's Avatar
    No, If you want the 3G you can probably get it for $350 on ebay/Craigslist. Yea you can jailbreak/unlock the 3G.
    if you get the 3G and put it on tmobile you won't have 3g service.
    01-01-2010 05:37 PM
  6. shermie's Avatar
    I know it sounds stupid, but I really don't know much about the iphones. So 3g service is?....I think the girl at tmobile said Iwouldn't get some stuff but I didn't go into details with her. So if I do get the 3G, jailbreak it, and use my tmobile sims card and add the data service, I'll still be missing some stuff? Sorry, I know it's frustrating talking to a newbie ....
    01-01-2010 07:38 PM
  7. applejosh's Avatar
    The 3G in iPhones doesn't work with the T-Mobile (US) 3G. The benefit of a 3G or 3GS would simply be the updated hardware (GPS, faster processor, memory, etc.)

    Clarification: Any iPhone will just make use of T-Mobile's EDGE service only.
    01-01-2010 07:43 PM
  8. shermie's Avatar
    oh thanks so much applejosh! So what would that look like, the tmobile EDGE service only? Man, I feel so screwed! I'd loose a ton of money if I bail on my contract, but I hate my blackberry pearl so much. It totally sucks! IF I could toss it, believe me, I so would. I love the iphone ease and it's so intuitive. I baught a used 2G 8G that's jailbreaked/unlocked. I can use it with tmobile and get this EDGE service? would you mind explaining this EDGE service?
    01-01-2010 07:54 PM
  9. Tramain's Avatar
    oh thanks so much applejosh! So what would that look like, the tmobile EDGE service only? Man, I feel so screwed! I'd loose a ton of money if I bail on my contract, but I hate my blackberry pearl so much. It totally sucks! IF I could toss it, believe me, I so would. I love the iphone ease and it's so intuitive. I baught a used 2G 8G that's jailbreaked/unlocked. I can use it with tmobile and get this EDGE service? would you mind explaining this EDGE service?
    Edge means the internet on your iPhone will be slower because you will not be able to use T-Mobile's 3G Speeds.
    01-01-2010 08:00 PM
  10. shermie's Avatar
    Got it! Well, that would not be the end of the world for me. I just want the ease of texting the iphone provides and it would be cool to do everything fast,but I've never had a phone with internet before so I guess I would think it's awesome no matter what. That could get old fast! Man, an expensive learning curve for sure. Thanks so much for your help!
    01-01-2010 08:03 PM
  11. Tramain's Avatar
    Got it! Well, that would not be the end of the world for me. I just want the ease of texting the iphone provides and it would be cool to do everything fast,but I've never had a phone with internet before so I guess I would think it's awesome no matter what. That could get old fast! Man, an expensive learning curve for sure. Thanks so much for your help!
    Always glad to help!
    01-01-2010 08:05 PM
  12. shermie's Avatar
    I do have one more question. If I do put my sims card in the jailbreaked/unlocked iphone I got, can I still download apps? I hope so. There so amazing.
    01-01-2010 08:08 PM
  13. Tramain's Avatar
    I do have one more question. If I do put my sims card in the jailbreaked/unlocked iphone I got, can I still download apps? I hope so. There so amazing.
    Yes, You can still download apps. You will need to make a iTunes Account though.
    01-01-2010 08:09 PM
  14. shermie's Avatar
    is that different than what i use for my ipod? When i update my ipod is that kind the same thing or a different account?
    01-01-2010 08:13 PM
  15. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    I don't think visual voicemail will work either on T-mobile, but I may be wrong... Can someone chime in?
    01-01-2010 08:22 PM
  16. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    its identical and you can use the same apps on your ipod touch for your iphone, you wont need to rebuy them, just use your same itunes account
    01-01-2010 08:23 PM
  17. shermie's Avatar
    man, thank you all so much! I think even starting out with this used 2G8G that I got, will be a good starting iphone for me. I think I may stop pulling my hair out each time I text now!!!! Thanks again so much. Can't wait to upgrade to a better iphone soon.
    01-01-2010 08:28 PM
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