2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2010 12:20 PM by sangeet.b
sangeet.b Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I'm using the iPhone 3G locked with Bharti Airtel in India. Airtel, for a brief time was authorized to unlock the iPhone 3G after the completion of contract period of a year but, now it doesn't.
Airtel has three network settings but I'm unable to change the settings. I need to change it to use unlimited data plan. Is there any official way to change it? and if not, will it possible to change the settings after I unofficially unlock it? Please suggest.
P.S. I'm running the latest iPhone OS 3.1.3

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  • Dr_AL Level 3 Level 3 (670 points)
    sangeet.b wrote:
    I'm using the iPhone 3G locked with Bharti Airtel in India. Airtel, for a brief time was authorized to unlock the iPhone 3G after the completion of contract period of a year but, now it doesn't.
    Airtel has three network settings but I'm unable to change the settings. I need to change it to use unlimited data plan. Is there any official way to change it?

    The ability to change the APN settings on the iPhone depends on the carrier file. Basically the carrier has told Apple if they want the settings to be enabled or not. In the case of the iPhone in Canada all carriers do not allow for the APN settings to be changed, and it would appear that Airtel is the same.

    If the iPhone is being used properly with the carrier that the iPhone is locked to there should be no reason to change the APN settings.


    sangeet.b wrote:
    will it possible to change the settings after I unofficially unlock it? Please suggest.
    P.S. I'm running the latest iPhone OS 3.1.3

    As far as unlocking the iPhone goes the only way it to see if your carrier will unlock it for you. According to Apple you are correct in saying that Airtel does not offer unlocking, but you can always call them to double check.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1937
    Hacking the iPhone is not recommended, and can not be discussed here on this forum. You can search Google, but if you are running 3.1.3 hacking your iPhone to unlock it might not even be an option.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3743
  • sangeet.b Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    If the iPhone is being used properly with the carrier that the iPhone is locked to there should be no reason to change the APN settings.

    Thanks a lot for your help. You solved my problem. But the only preset APN settings, Airtel is offering at present with iPhone 3G is pretty expensive. So I was wondering if I could change the APN settings to the one (another from Airtel) which has unlimited data. But seems that is impossible. I'll have to wait and see what Airtel comes out with, in future. That was the only reason for what I wanted to jailbreak and unlock it. Otherwise Airtel is the leading carrier here in India. I would never need to change it.