My unlocked iPhone can not access the internet now that I am in Turkey using Turkcell, the largest cell phone service provider here. Turkcell people tell me that so far Apple does not have an agreement with any company here and that is the reason that I dont have internet access. Is there any way of going around this problem?
i have an unlocked and working iphone. the WiFi workd fine. i want to use my orange contract sim inside it but dont have any free wap minutes or allowances.
is it possible to use the phone without the edge settings so i wont have internet access anywhere apart from when im in WiFi zones? and will the iphone trying to connect or doing whatever it does charge me anything on my contract?
basically im asking if i can just use the iphone like any other normal phone with my orange contract sim without being charged for anything?
Access to edge or other data services depend on the isp, not the cell phone manufacturer. For example, if you unlocked your phone and put a tmobile sim in it, you would have to get data settings from tmobile to be able to get the internet. You need to talk to the tech support people. And of course you can use the wifi on the apple phone for internet access.
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There are two nation-wide cell networks that allow you to browse the internet. The EDGE network (for original iPhone) and the 3G network (3G is faster, but not as widespread and can only be accessed through the iPhone 3G ). iPhone monthly plans include unlimited use of the internet, without using up your calling minutes.
If you can take advantage of a nearby wireless hub, you'll have much better speed than when you're on a cell-phone data network... but even without wireless, you can still browse, email, work and play via the EDGE or 3G cell-phone network.
it's hard to diagnose your situation with out knowing a few things.. who's your carrier, is this a wifi or edge issue.. if it's wifi does your phone connect to the wireless router at all? if it is seeing your router fine can any other device or computer properly access the internet using the same wireless protocol. if it's edge. what are your edge settings. but if it's edge, you'll get the best support by contacting your cellular carrier.
The youtube app on the phone is provided by the network (original provider of the phone) so unless t-mobile provide that (and other services) you can't use it... but you can connect to the normal youtube by using safari it just wont be optimised for the iphone like the app is
iphone uses wi-fi for first preference to connect to internet then drops to 3G if wi-fi not available then finally E (Edge) if you do not have either of those showing on your phone then it may be you are in an area where not even edge is available... try checking in different locations inside/outside your home.. down the street a ways or even a different part of your town. If you still cannot get at least the E on your phone maybe your service provider does not provide sufficient coverage for your location.. this does happen
On an unlocked iphone for the T-mobile carrier you need to add the full internet package to use the internet.
The apn is internet2.voicestream.com or internet3.voicestream.com if you have VPN internet.
Wap.voicestream.com may work, but it is not for sure, and might not give you the full internet. Only wap pages which are different than html.
To add this you go to settings>general settings>network>cellular data network or edge and then put the apn in the apn field. Make sure data roaming is turned on, and 3g is turned off.
Do not put in a user name and password, and go back to the main screen. Make sure your wifi is turned all the way off, not just disconnected.
Try to browse. If this fails you may need to reset the network settings. To do this, go to settings>general settings>reset>reset network settings. DO NOT reset anything else or it may re-lock your phone. Then when the phone resets go back and input the apn again, and turn off wifi.