Accessing internet on iphone via 3G on the 3 network

14 replies
Found 14th Jul 2009
Hi I sold an iPhone on eBay and it was unlocked/jailbroken. The customer is on the 3 network and is going crazy that he can't access the internet on the go via the 3G (not the Wifi as that works fine).

As far as I know (and I may be wrong) you can only use 3G if your on O2 but I wanted to know if there was anyway around that so the guy can use the internet through his network provider rather than through wifi.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

  1. Misc
  2. iPhone
Groups
  1. Misc
  2. iPhone
13 Comments

He will need a 3G sim (doesn't have to be an 02 one).

He's put the correct settings in for 3 hasn't he?

Babbabooey;5746743

He will need a 3G sim (doesn't have to be an 02 one).


3 only do a 3g sim

Hah ! Another eBay numpty getting knickers in a twist because of something like this.

He should just go on O2, better than 3.

Original Poster

kyalion;5746755

Hah ! Another eBay numpty getting knickers in a twist because of … Hah ! Another eBay numpty getting knickers in a twist because of something like this.



This guy is a psycho! Because I said the phone is 'unlocked and works with any sim' he thinks that because the internet is not working, I mislead him and wants his money back.

I mentioned on the auction that I don't accept returns (I would if the phone was faulty) but he's adament that he wants his money back and also threatened to come pay me a visit and that he wasn't afraid to go to jail over this (LOL)

My argument is that he should have known about the capabilities of the phone before purchasing.

Does he have grounds for a refund or am I in the right?

Original Poster

Babbabooey;5746743

He will need a 3G sim (doesn't have to be an 02 one).



He is on the 3 network and is using that sim, he rang his network up and they said the phone is blocked even though he gets reception and can make calls. Aren't all 3 sim cards 3G?

galactico;5746822

This guy is a psycho! Because I said the phone is 'unlocked and works … This guy is a psycho! Because I said the phone is 'unlocked and works with any sim' he thinks that because the internet is not working, I mislead him and wants his money back.I mentioned on the auction that I don't accept returns (I would if the phone was faulty) but he's adament that he wants his money back and also threatened to come pay me a visit and that he wasn't afraid to go to jail over this (LOL)My argument is that he should have known about the capabilities of the phone before purchasing.Does he have grounds for a refund or am I in the right?


Has he got the correct settings for 3 in the Iphone, 3g internet needs settings.

Original Poster

No he hasn't got the settings, he said he rang up 3 to get the settings but they didn't come, does anybody know them so he can input them manually?

galactico;5747328

No he hasn't got the settings, he said he rang up 3 to get the settings … No he hasn't got the settings, he said he rang up 3 to get the settings but they didn't come, does anybody know them so he can input them manually?


Thats not your problem it's his.

Original Poster

Paddy_o_furniture;5747346

Thats not your problem it's his.



True, I think I should leave him to it. Definetly the worst customer I have ever dealt with!

Thanks for the input anyway guys, as long as I know it's possible and I don't have to refund him. Hopefully he doesn't come back with another problem!

Banned

there is a simple solution to this. i have an jailbroken/unlocked iphone 3gs, and 3g & wifi working fine. to get the internet to work via 3g on the 3 network all he has to do is click, settings, general, network, cellular data network, and in the box at the top with the heading Cellular Data enter three.co.uk in the APN box, leave everthing else blank as password and username not required and leave all other boxes below this blank, thats it, 3g should fire up, if not just reboot then should be ok...

Original Poster

Roccostan;5751222

there is a simple solution to this. i have an jailbroken/unlocked iphone … there is a simple solution to this. i have an jailbroken/unlocked iphone 3gs, and 3g & wifi working fine. to get the internet to work via 3g on the 3 network all he has to do is click, settings, general, network, cellular data network, and in the box at the top with the heading Cellular Data enter three.co.uk in the APN box, leave everthing else blank as password and username not required and leave all other boxes below this blank, thats it, 3g should fire up, if not just reboot then should be ok...



Thanks for that, I'm going to keep that info for myself and let the guy figure it out himself cos he's given me way too much hassle lol.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text
    Top Discussions
    1. saying of the day89412
    2. Stay well this winter, help any vulnerable people you know too1042
    3. Did you know?2953
    4. Without giving away your age, name three things that remind you of when you…51112

    See more discussions