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1214 Views 23 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2012 11:04 AM by ngmach RSS
  • ngmach Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 9:42 AM (in response to KiltedTim)

    Do you like your carrier being able to lock you out of the phone settings?

     

    I don't jailbreak my phone. I pay for my carrier service. Can you also construct that to say that I want to circumvent carrier controls?

     

    Since you're calling me a troll I now find mysef in the inviable position of naming you, sir, a fanboi. One that cannot tell a company doing right from wrong. Use your brain.

     

    Apple can make this right and they need to see that we care.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,995 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 9:45 AM (in response to ngmach)

    And just what setting(s) EXACTLY are they locking you out of that you think you have a legitimate right to access? You want to set up tethering without having to pay for it? Sorry. Doesn't work that way.

     

    Be careful, you're beginning to sound like the guy who complained to the cops that someone stole his weed...

  • ngmach Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 10:02 AM (in response to KiltedTim)

    Like I said above, I cannot set the MMS settings. I cannot send pictures over messaging.

     

    Specifically, I mean the accessing the "cellular data" settings: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2283

     

    You never knew these settings even existed, did you?

     

    (Oh, my. Now you got me worried. They will go after rme because I want to configure my phone to use a paid service. Gee. I'm glad you pointed that out. Thank you!)

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,995 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 10:05 AM (in response to ngmach)

    There is no need to modify these settings. Settings for all supported carriers are in the phone. Unlocked phones can modify the settings to work on any carrier they need to. You are using an AT&T locked iPhone on an UNSUPPORTED plan.

     

    You want to be able to use MMS? Then sign up for a supported plan from AT&T as they require for all iPhones on their network.

  • ngmach Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 10:46 AM (in response to KiltedTim)

    "No need modify these settings." Are you for real?

     

    My iPhone is factory unlocked. I said so already. I do not jailbreak my devices (jailbreaking is another time waster).

     

    It makes no difference. It does not matter if the iPhone is sim-locked or not.

     

    Users of the iPhone -- customers of Apple -- cannot modify those settings for some carriers, including AT&T.

     

    Why? Because Apple wants it in that way. That way is wrong. Apple prefers to catter for the carriers then the users.

     

    Don't take my word for it but you will not find anyone that had their GoPhone account cancelled because they were using a iPhone and you will not find anyone that can change the "data celullar" settings on the iPhone on AT&T.

     

    Finally, the issue is not AT&T. It's Apple removing options for users of their devices. That's just wrong.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,995 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to ngmach)

    Believe whatever you want. You're using an unsupported service. If you were using a SUPPORTED plan as AT&T requires, you would have no problems at all.

  • ngmach Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 10:57 AM (in response to KiltedTim)

    Issue is not AT&T.

     

    And I'm not complaining about AT&T.

     

    Apple allows carriers to block access to network settings.

     

    Bad Apple.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,995 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 11:01 AM (in response to ngmach)

    Ignorance is correctable. Stupidity is for life.

  • ngmach Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 27, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to KiltedTim)

    Indeed. Cheerio.

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