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jlibertto

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Hello everybody!

i new to this site and just thought id say hi. i recently bought my husband an iPhone, and gave it to him today.

i know NOTHING about the wifi for iPhones, and never used one..hell i never held one before. when i put his sim in (its unlocked for tmobile) it wouldn't connect and a whole bunch of crap. im actually pretty tired, so ill be back to ask my questions, and i hope i can get some answers :laugh2:

i look forward to it!

have a great night/morning all

Jackie
 

jlibertto

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ahahaha

the game was awesome. i wanted to giants to win, of course...ny is the best baby!

but i kinda felt bad kicking the pats but. they won so many..it was kinda sad..almost brought a tear to my eye...but then, i remembered who had beat the asses..and yet again a smile
muahahahahaha!
 

aggieman

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Im a die hard Cowboys fan and usually I'd rather walk across a football field of burning hot coals than cheer for the Giants. But I found myself enthusiastically cheering for them the whole game. I just couldn't pull for the Patriots.

Oh by the way, welcome to the forum.
 

AWY

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Welcome to the boards. You're going to have a wonderful experience, here. The people here are very knowledgeable and friendly.
 

Hondamaker

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Welcome to EIC! Don't bring up iPhoneringtonemaker, restoring the iPhone, or bashing anyone named macmanpro, and you'll have an enjoyable stay here! J/K :p

OMG: my 1000th post! (maybe 3 were useful, the rest---just taking up space!)
 

jlibertto

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hello

i recently bought my husband an iPhone. its unlocked and came with i think its called a nextsim generation 4 chip. we have tmobile and when i turned it on its fine. you can make and receive calls. but when i try to go onto youtube, the internet, maps, etc...it says theres no connection.

now i know NOTHING about wifi. we have internet at home, but it isn't wireless. i was at someone elses house, who has wireless...and it detected the connection, but wouldn't let me join the network. it said the password was wrong which it wasn't. i talked to geek squad, and they said it would cost 129 bucks to have someone hook it up and show me how to do it.

now do i need to get wifi for it to work?
i know people who bought an iPhone from Apple, and they get a connection all over. and if it is that we need to buy it for the house..when he leaves the house, will he still be connected?!?!

please help me. i know nothing like i said about wifi, or even iPhones for that matter.

thanks a lot : )

jackie
 

Hondamaker

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hello

i recently bought my husband an iPhone. its unlocked and came with i think its called a nextsim generation 4 chip. we have tmobile and when i turned it on its fine. you can make and receive calls. but when i try to go onto youtube, the internet, maps, etc...it says theres no connection.

now i know NOTHING about wifi. we have internet at home, but it isn't wireless. i was at someone elses house, who has wireless...and it detected the connection, but wouldn't let me join the network. it said the password was wrong which it wasn't. i talked to geek squad, and they said it would cost 129 bucks to have someone hook it up and show me how to do it.

now do i need to get wifi for it to work?
i know people who bought an iPhone from Apple, and they get a connection all over. and if it is that we need to buy it for the house..when he leaves the house, will he still be connected?!?!

please help me. i know nothing like i said about wifi, or even iPhones for that matter.

thanks a lot : )

jackie
Your wi-fi will work as long as it is in range of a wi-fi signal. If you have it at home and your husband leaves the house, he'll have to find another place where there is a wi-fi signal, or he'll have to use the slower EDGE.
 

jlibertto

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hmm, thanks.

is there anyway to check and see what wifi signals are close? like a website that shows where they are?

it might sound stupid but im just asking : )
 

Hondamaker

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hmm, thanks.

is there anyway to check and see what wifi signals are close? like a website that shows where they are?

it might sound stupid but im just asking : )
I think there is a website that shows wi-fi hotspots, but I dunno what it is. Also there are little gizmos you can buy that'll tell you when you are near some wi-fi signals. Most places advertise if they have free wi-fi, like most hotels, Mcdonalds, Burger King, most malls.
 

GolfNut

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hello

i recently bought my husband an iPhone. its unlocked and came with i think its called a nextsim generation 4 chip. we have tmobile and when i turned it on its fine. you can make and receive calls. but when i try to go onto youtube, the internet, maps, etc...it says theres no connection.

now do i need to get wifi for it to work?
i know people who bought an iPhone from Apple, and they get a connection all over. and if it is that we need to buy it for the house..when he leaves the house, will he still be connected?!?!

please help me. i know nothing like i said about wifi, or even iPhones for that matter.

thanks a lot : )

jackie
Jackie:

My phone is not unlocked, meaning I'm using AT&T, but I can tell you how it works with that.

It does not require Wi-Fi for Internet browsing, YouTube, Maps, etc. iTunes on the iPhone DOES require Wi-Fi to work (at least that what it keeps telling me..grin).

I hope this helps.

John
 

jlibertto

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Jackie:



It does not require Wi-Fi for Internet browsing, YouTube, Maps, etc. iTunes on the iPhone DOES require Wi-Fi to work (at least that what it keeps telling me..grin).

hello john,

whenever i would try and get onto the internet, or use the youtube, and get into the maps, its shows like its loading..or trying (the circle thing moves around, and then i get impatient) and turn it off. how long should it take to open?

:eek:
 

GolfNut

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hello john,

whenever i would try and get onto the internet, or use the youtube, and get into the maps, its shows like its loading..or trying (the circle thing moves around, and then i get impatient) and turn it off. how long should it take to open?

:eek:

It really depends on how good your cellular reception is. Sometimes, when I'm in areas with not-so-good reception, it tells me it can't connect. It's not abnormal for it to take 20-60 seconds when it's got good reception.