Posted by Watson under Tips on Wednesday Apr 1, 2009
My wife got her iPhone (Not Maxis Package) last month and she happily browse here browse there, get application downloads and surf facebook on it. And guess what? I got the Maxis bill now (her line under my subline), I saw a WOOPING RM264.34 charge for 27MB of Data transfer!!!
Posted by Watson under News on Wednesday Mar 25, 2009
I am not sure this is a good news or bad news for all of us. AT&T will launch Contract-Free iPhone 3G into US market by tomorrow (26th March 2009).
Not quite sure whether you all know, the way we bring in iPhone from US.
For iPhone 2G 8GB last time, we can buy the phone direct from Apple with the cost of USD399, then with Tax at about 6-7%, and you are good to go with your iPhone. Whether you going to sign contract with AT&T or Jailbreak it, it’s non of the shoppers business.
But for iPhone 3G now, AT&T changed the way. First, you need to be US citizen to get the iPhone 3G with USD199. If you are not, you need to pay USD500 “deposit”. AND you need to sign the package with your credit card. The “plan” with AT&T is about USD60 per month. So, no matter you use the phone in US or not, you need to pay the USD60 every month for 24 months, from your credit card directly. So, this way doesn’y work for us. If you want to cancel the contract, you can pay an one off USD200 to cancel it (not sure is going through legal way or not). It is a HIGH price to get one of these, right?
Now, AT&T Launch Contract-Free iPhone 3G!
Posted by Watson under Tips on Tuesday Mar 24, 2009
As all of us know that, there are no “Official unlock” iPhone in Malaysia from any of our Mobile Service Provider until Mid of March 2009 (Maxis come out plan for iPhone 3G by mid of March 2009, you can get it with Holy High price).
For those who get their iPhone 2G or 3G from whatever way and use them in Malaysia, normally is Jailbreak set.
What do we mean Jailbreak? iPhone, by default, is locked to one of the Mobile Service Provider, like AT&T. You can only use AT&T simcard and service if you go through the “normal” way. It will NOT work on Maxis, Digi, or Celcom.
So, how do we enable an iPhone in Malaysia and use with our Local Mobile Service Provider? We jailbreak and unlock the iPhone.
Before you continue, please read this carefully! One step wrong will brick your iPhone and make it no more usable! Do it at your OWN RISK!!!
If you found yourself confuse with what I write here, please DO NOT continue to do the job yourself. Find someone who can know this, or better still, pay someone to do the job for you, so that you DO NOT brick (brick in iPhone term, means you corrupted the firmware and even baseband, and the phone is NO MORE bootable) your iPhone!!!