$5.99 T-Zones for T-Mobile

burniksapwet

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So I was helping out my friend who bought an iPhone and is with t-mobile. I told her to call them and have them add her the $5.99 rather than the $19.99 plan for t-zones. When she called t-mobile they asked her what phone it was for. She said it was for a nokia but they say that it was showing in there system that she is currently using an iPhone and it needs to be the $19.99 plan she needs to add. She inssisted that she was only "testing" the iPhone and the plan was really for her nokia phone. Didn't realize that t-mobile can actually see the type of phone you currently have. Plus do you guys have any idea why they would insist on going for the $19.99 plan aside from the obvious of making more money?
 

wd_stroke

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the 19.99 is the blackberry plan (smart phone).
 

jjvaldez

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tell her to take the sim out then try that... or if she can get a old phone put the chip in that then get the 599 plan then put the sim back in the iPhone....

wait.. they where ok with her having the iPhone?
did ask why or how she got it..
 

burniksapwet

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tell her to take the sim out then try that... or if she can get a old phone put the chip in that then get the 599 plan then put the sim back in the iPhone....

wait.. they where ok with her having the iPhone?
did ask why or how she got it..
She still got the 5.99 plan because she insisted that it was not for the iPhone but for the nokia phone that she has. They didn't ask her but she did tell them that the iPhone was not hers. She was merely trying the iPhone out. What puzzles me though is why tell her to use the 19.99 plan when a 5.99 plan would work fine. I'm guessing that the 5.99 plan is for older phone and uses wap but if someone out there has a better answer I would love to hear it.:)
 

THEHNIC

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They told her that cause all smart phones need a data plan. The $5.99 only works cause the hack that was made for the iPhone. Without the T Zone Hack you could not use the $5.99 plan.


She still got the 5.99 plan because she insisted that it was not for the iPhone but for the nokia phone that she has. They didn't ask her but she did tell them that the iPhone was not hers. She was merely trying the iPhone out. What puzzles me though is why tell her to use the 19.99 plan when a 5.99 plan would work fine. I'm guessing that the 5.99 plan is for older phone and uses wap but if someone out there has a better answer I would love to hear it.:)
 

wd_stroke

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I'm not sure, but from what I understand, the tech dept. at T-mo can give you the settings for either T-zones or the t-mobile total internet.
Bull, I'm not using the t-zone hack...

NOTE: Uninstall all T*Zones hacks (1.1.3 and 1.1.4) currently installed

1. SSH into iPhone download preferences.plist from one of these locations:

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library/preferences/systemconfiguration
var/preferences/systemconfiguration
private/var/preferences/systemconfiguration
-----------------------------------

EDIT the preferences.plist file.
(so that it points to the correct location of the proxy.pac file)

(Located inside the preferences.plist file)

<string>file:///private/var/root/proxy.pac</string>

*changed to*

<string>file:///private/var/preferences/proxy.pac</string>

Save and SSH back into iPhone. Make sure it's the same file in all 3 locations.

-----------------------------------
library/preferences/systemconfiguration
var/preferences/systemconfiguration
private/var/preferences/systemconfiguration
-----------------------------------

2. Now, download proxy.pac from one of these locations:

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library/preferences
var/preferences
private/var/preferences
-----------------------------------

EDIT the proxy.pac file.
(it should look like this)

function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
{
if (isInNet(myIpAddress(), "10.0.0.0", "255.0.0.0"))
return "PROXY 216.155.165.50:8080";
else
return "DIRECT";
}

Save and SSH back into iPhone. Make sure it's the same file in all 3 locations.

-----------------------------------
library/preferences
var/preferences
private/var/preferences
-----------------------------------

3. Alternate method: download these pre-edited files and put in locations (as stated above).

http://www.savefile.com/files/1479690

4. EDGE Setting:

Setting / General / Network / EDGE

APN: wap.voicestream.com
Username: <leave blank>
Password: <leave blank>

Turn off your WIFI to verify it's working.

Works for me:
Safari, Stocks, Maps, Weather
RSS, Navizon (put my location in the Bay <--- water, I'm 15 miles from beach),

Doesn't work for me:
YouTube, MxTube, LocateMe
 

burniksapwet

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Bull, I'm not using the t-zone hack...

NOTE: Uninstall all T*Zones hacks (1.1.3 and 1.1.4) currently installed

1. SSH into iPhone download preferences.plist from one of these locations:

-----------------------------------
library/preferences/systemconfiguration
var/preferences/systemconfiguration
private/var/preferences/systemconfiguration
-----------------------------------

EDIT the preferences.plist file.
(so that it points to the correct location of the proxy.pac file)

(Located inside the preferences.plist file)

<string>file:///private/var/root/proxy.pac</string>

*changed to*

<string>file:///private/var/preferences/proxy.pac</string>

Save and SSH back into iPhone. Make sure it's the same file in all 3 locations.

-----------------------------------
library/preferences/systemconfiguration
var/preferences/systemconfiguration
private/var/preferences/systemconfiguration
-----------------------------------

2. Now, download proxy.pac from one of these locations:

-----------------------------------
library/preferences
var/preferences
private/var/preferences
-----------------------------------

EDIT the proxy.pac file.
(it should look like this)

function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
{
if (isInNet(myIpAddress(), "10.0.0.0", "255.0.0.0"))
return "PROXY 216.155.165.50:8080";
else
return "DIRECT";
}

Save and SSH back into iPhone. Make sure it's the same file in all 3 locations.

-----------------------------------
library/preferences
var/preferences
private/var/preferences
-----------------------------------

3. Alternate method: download these pre-edited files and put in locations (as stated above).

http://www.savefile.com/files/1479690

4. EDGE Setting:

Setting / General / Network / EDGE

APN: wap.voicestream.com
Username: <leave blank>
Password: <leave blank>

Turn off your WIFI to verify it's working.

Works for me:
Safari, Stocks, Maps, Weather
RSS, Navizon (put my location in the Bay <--- water, I'm 15 miles from beach),

Doesn't work for me:
YouTube, MxTube, LocateMe
So youtube does not work with the $5.99 service? I didn't know that. I would have to tell my friend that.
 

wd_stroke

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I hear there's a fix for that...I do not know what it is though.
 

alexrs

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I have 5.99 T-Zones 1.1.4 hack installed and working.
My comments:
YouTube doesn't work (so far) I use MxTube
Wiki2Touch doesn't work, as it uses the web server at localhost (127.0.0.1). I fixed this changing my proxy.pac file to:

function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
{
if (shExpMatch(host,"127.0.0.1")) {return "DIRECT";}
if (isInNet(myIpAddress(), "10.0.0.0", "255.0.0.0"))
return "PROXY 216.155.165.50:8080";
else
return "DIRECT";
}