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Master Geek

# 61554 18-May-2010 22:30
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Next month im going to the US for a bit of a o.e. and im taking my 3g iphone and i want to use data on it, but not use my vodafone sim and get charged crazy amounts for roaming data. I have been researching round the internet.

Best solution i have come up with:

  • Buying a at&t gophone sim card

  • ringing customer service and request a data plan

  • Then go to on a wifi connection and installing the custom at&t apn.

I have also found that you can do a similar proces with t-mobile, but i am picking you would mainly get a edge data connection? has any one had any experence with this? how was it?

More questions:

  1. Am I able to do the first senario with at&t and has somone sucessfully tryed this recently? As i have heard of at&t blocking the data even with the reconfigured apn from

  2. Can i install multiple apns before i leave to cover my bets? eg keep the current vodafone apn and add in at&t and tmobile. Just incase i have trouble finding a wifi connection to access

I have also researched but this seem to be a very expensive way to buy a sim car, but there would be less risk involed.

Any advice or experiences would be much appreciated


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  # 331646 18-May-2010 22:32
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Why do you need when the APN can be changed on the iphone very easily


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  # 331827 19-May-2010 12:21
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johnr: Why do you need when the APN can be changed on the iphone very easily


Seems like less hassel being able to just pick pre-cofigured settings. But i will find out and write down the apn settings for the carriers incase i neeed to change them manualy.

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