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Sep 7, 2012, 9:02 PM

Iphone 3gs gets text and phone works but No INTERNET

I unlocked the phone in april and have the latest os and use an at&t sim that has worked for four months and use the straight talk service from walmart. I could use wifi no problem but outside of that it has a message of unable to connect to server. I went to network under settings and it shows vpn not apn. Does that mean that at&t sent an update that locked the phone again? I went to unlockit.co.nz and like the first time thought after I deleted the old info and added the new apn info it would work but no luck. Any thoughts or suggestions? I am a non techie so if you can explain in a simple way that would be great! Thank you!

Jul 29, 2012, 1:13 AM

Is the 3GS still relevant?

Like, does it still work and will it still be great in a few years if I buy one now?

Mar 29, 2012, 1:02 PM

Iphone 3GS Can you use it with "Straight talk"

Is there a way to use the 3gs iphone with straight talk which is 45 dollars or everything which is run through walmart. If so how would you go about it do you need some sort of hardware ie sim card and from who? at what cost? A software update or fix to change the carrier from at&t to straight talk? Will the speed go down because of it being a different network or is it the same type of network? Thank you.

Sep 18, 2011, 12:09 AM

Email help

Today, my Yahoo email was hacked. I logged in and changed my pw and since then, when I go to Mail on my phone under settings, several options are grayed out (the first 4). Any idea how this happened or how I can get it fixed?
Hitur Petar

Apr 25, 2011, 11:18 PM
over in the "Apple Sued Over Location-Tracking Scuttlebutt" discussion:

The Android defense

I wonder if it'll work in court lol. "But your honor, Android does it too..." Good luck apple. As usual, they make excuses that have no merit and don't make any difference regarding their disrespect for customer privacy. Every time they cry about what other companies do, it makes them seem just like everybody else...
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Apr 26, 2011, 12:45 PM
over in the "Apple Sued Over Location-Tracking Scuttlebutt" discussion:

I think the difference is what is being done with the data.

The iPhone stores the data locally, on the phone itself and on the users computer when it is synced. Nothing is sent back to Apple, no one has access to the data but the user (and anyone the user has given permission to use his/her phone/computer)

Google tracks user location, has it sent back to them and stores it for a period of time. They use the location database to make more money in advertising.

I don't know why the iPhone stores user data, but it doesn't appear to be stored by Apple or used by them in any way whatsoever.

This does not warrant a lawsuit.

Apr 25, 2011, 6:26 PM
over in the "Apple Sued Over Location-Tracking Scuttlebutt" discussion:

Stirring the pot...

I'd be happy to play Devil's Advocate on this one.
OK, we all know location based services aren't free; data is acquired and sold for market analysis and ultimately creates the revenue streams that pay for this cool stuff.
As I understand it, the difference between what Apple has done vs. Google is that Google uploads data to its servers directly. Other than cookies in your browser or maybe an encrypted cache on your phone (depending on how you’ve set it up) that's pretty much it. It pushes data so far upstream that you basically become a face in a huge crowd - sort of a ‘safety in numbers thing’. Sure someone can analyze your habits, purchases etc. but that’s pretty far outside access by any one individual. It would...
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Apr 25, 2011, 2:45 PM
over in the "Apple Sued Over Location-Tracking Scuttlebutt" discussion:


Ya there are privacy issues with apple doing this, but i just think these guys just found a quick way to make some money. This country is full of sue happy people.
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Apr 25, 2011, 11:12 PM
over in the "Apple Sued Over Location-Tracking Scuttlebutt" discussion:

Mountainview CA.

Why not go to the source?
SUE GOOGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Apr 25, 2011, 2:44 PM
over in the "Apple Sued Over Location-Tracking Scuttlebutt" discussion:

The only thing that is interesting....

is the fact that the Headline uses the word Scuttlebutt. 🤣
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Apr 25, 2011, 4:22 PM
over in the "Apple Sued Over Location-Tracking Scuttlebutt" discussion:

I called it!

In the first story on here about it... lol... no surprise at all. lol

Mar 17, 2011, 10:28 AM
over in the "Opera Announces Opera Mini 6, Opera Mobile 11" discussion:


This doesn't really say *when* this is gonna debut. I was all excited to see what they had in store for Meego (and even S60 on my old 5800.)

Mar 14, 2011, 6:34 PM

Vibrate button

Here lately, I've noticed my phone vibrating in my pocket. So, thinking I'm getting a text or call, I take it out of my pocket to check. No messages or calls. Then, I noticed that I can barely touch the vibrate button on the side and the vibration goes on and off repeatedly, even while it's still in the down position (turned off). Is the button damaged, or is there something else I can do to fix it?
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Dec 23, 2010, 11:52 AM

Saving apps after an HD Wipe

So, a while ago, I wiped my HD disc clean. It was catastrophic failure mode, and needed to give it a good scrubbing... I didn't really have a whole lot of "Gee, I should save this" time before it happened.

Thus, everything that's on my Iphone is more or less an orphan. There's no files on my computer whatsoever. I had to redownload Itunes, so there's no memory whatsoever of anything essentially.

The music is one thing, if that can't be salvaged, so be it. I had that backed up elsewhere, and although it would be a pain in the butt to re-sync, there's like 2000 songs on there that I never listen to that could use a good purge anyway.

But my apps... I really have no desire to lose everything saved on them. That would make me cry.


Nov 22, 2010, 2:43 PM


Does anyone know if swype is available for the Iphone 3gs? I love it on my work phone but want to know if I can get it on my iphone. Thanks!

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Oct 9, 2010, 3:08 PM

may sound stupid but a simple question

How do you open an iphone 3gs?


I feel like a retard. lol.
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Jul 12, 2010, 1:11 PM

Time to upgrade. Wanting to buy the 3gs, but I don't want to change my data plan. Any sugestions?

As of right now, I am currently using a Pantech Matrix Pro. Before that, I was using a Blackjack II. My current data plan is unlimited messaging and unlimited internet usage. Can I carry this over to the 3gs? I don't want to shell out the $30 "Apple" plan. Do any iPhone users out there have any advice or stories that could help me?

Jun 7, 2010, 10:15 PM

Alarm when phone is off

Does the 3gs and eventually 4g have an alarm that will sound if the phone is off? I have had Blackberries and they do.

May 13, 2010, 11:20 PM

Anyone know when the release date is for the new 4.0 update??

Alright... I know there are a lot of people in these forums that work at various cellphone service retailers and have got the inside scoop on a lot of confidential info....

Does anyone know when is the ETA for the new 4.0 update? Also, the online rumor mill has been going crazy with "leaked" images and info of a new iphone 4G.... I'm sure that Apple will release a new iPhone sometime soon since they have released one every year since the original when they release the new updates. Does anyone know when the new iPhone will be on the market? I've heard rumors that Verizon is getting the iphone, but then I've heard that they need to work on their system before bringing the iphone to their line up. All I'm hearing are "rumors" and would ...
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May 5, 2010, 10:22 AM

Turning off an Iphone without using the top button? Possible?

Basically, the top button on my iphone (which locks and turns on/off the phone) has ceased to work a few weeks ago. Restore done and nothing doing...

Is there a way to turn my iphone off that doesn't require using that button? I'd like to reboot the thing, as it's been searching for a signal for the last hour, but I'm not sure I can without simply draining the battery...

If anybody has any ideas, let me know. :-)
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