Thursday, September 25, 2008

AT&T Blocks MMS on Iphone Plans even if you pay for it!!!!

We should all be aware by now that if you are one of the few of us that actually played by the rules (to a certain extent) and actually have a legit Iphone through AT&T in the US, Swirly MMS will not work and your sim chip will not allow you to send MMS from any phone you put it in! This is because AT&T blocks this feature in their system by using a profiler that runs every night to disable MMS if you have the iphone plan! This is rediculous and I think AT&T should at least here it from us. Even if you do not feel as strongly as I do, please take the time to let them know that what they are doing is not OK.

Contact AT&T

If anyone else feels as strongly as I do about how AT&T blocks mms on the iphone send a letter to corporate complaints, or email them:
5020 Ash Grove Road
Springfield, IL 62711
or go here AT&T Corp Comments

I sent them a comment on the corporate site above and got a phone call back from a corporate complaints rep. I have attached the message I sent below. BTW she basically told me it was impossible if the iphone plan was on my line because the profiler runs and night and changes it back.

Sent this to AT&T, Maybe if they get enough complaints they will actually listen!

I am writing to complain about something that AT&T is blocking on Iphone users. I currently have an Iphone 3G on my family plan with unlimited messaging. I also have another phone that I would like to use from time to time in order to send and receive Multimedia Messages (a feature included on the family texting plan i pay for). I was very upset to learn that the MMS feature is blocked on my line because I have an Iphone, regardless of whether I pay for it or not. This is a major issue because your website clearly states “With just one package - ALL lines in your FamilyTalk group can send and receive UNLIMITED text, picture, video and instant messages with anyone in the US.” I was on the phone with a customer service representative for 45 minutes who was oblivious to the fact that AT&T blocks this before she realized that this is common practice for iphone lines. Once she was told by a supervisor, she relayed the message that there was nothing she could do. I asked to speak with the supervisor which took another half hour to get on the line to speak with me. The supervisor was not helpful, I told her what your website states and she told me not for the Iphone because it doesn’t support it. I told her that I am paying for a feature that AT&T is deliberately blocking and I demand the restriction be lifted and she refused. I am a loyal customer to AT&T and have been for over 10 years and I simply cannot figure out what the reason is for this restriction. Something as simple as lifting a restriction can make your customer happy and after an an hour and a half on the line with AT&T support, they refused to unblock a service I pay for. AT&T does not block this service on any other phone, regardless of whether or not it supports MMS and to block something that I pay for is preposterous . Especially after asking a supervisor to lift this restriction. Please feel free to call me with any questions you may have or for more information regarding my issue.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Every morning I wake up and browse through a bunch of one deal a day sites (ex: and I just came across a new one that is pretty cool. basically the same idea as woot. They ship real quick and they have some cool stuff. They also do the random crap like woot does but we can actually buy it without their server crashing (for now). My last $10 random crap purchase from them came with 20 earbud style headphones, a usb a to b cable with LED's and a Linksys cordless standard/VOIP Phone!. The phone is both a standard DECT cordless phone, and also works with VOIP., It's a pretty cool site to add to your list of places to checkout :)

Friday, March 28, 2008

The application indesign has unexpectedly quit c3 running leopard

OK, so I haven't posted anything on my blog in a looooong time but this problem was so annoying and I couldn't find a fix anywhere. I got my girlfriend a new computer for her birthday and from day one Indesign CS3 wouldn't load, I kept getting "The application indesign unexpectedly quit". I went through all the recommendation of deleting the adobe indesign folder from the user library/preferences folder with no luck, checked for updates etc. I created a new user and indesign worked fine. Sure I could have had her log in with a new user account but she just customized her profile to her liking and I really wanted to figure it out without having to inconvenience her. I ended up fixing it by changing the permissions recursively on the indesign folder in applications. Easiest way to do it would be to highlight the folder and hold the apple key and push the letter i on your keyboard. This will bring up the information for that folder. In my case, the permissions were set correctly so I simply gave system and admin read/write permission and user read permission. I also made sure to click on the little gear under the permissions and apply it to enclosed items, this is the same as writing it recursively. Another way of doing this would be to launch the terminal and give the following command

sudo chmod -R 775 /Applications/Adobe\ InDesign\ CS3

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

YouTube Fix for unlocked iphones (cannot connect to youtube)

Step 1

Download this zip, and unzip it somewhere.

Step 2

Get your activated iPhone ready, and connect to it via SCP or SFTP or whatever you have that lets you access the file system.

Tip: iNdependence is a wonderful program for the Mac that can install SFTP in one click. I recommend this, and Transmit to connect to the SFTP on the iPhone (remember, user “root”, password “dottie”.)

Step 3

Navigate to /var/root/Library/Lockdown on the phone, and upload those three files you unzipped. Overwrite the stuff on the phone.

Tip: Paranoiacs always back up.

Step 4

Navigate to /var/root/Library/Lockdown/activation_records. See that long numbered plist file that looks like “88921140141031443517.plist” or something? The name varies, but you’ll see it. Open it up in your favourite text editor.

Step 5

Find this bit.

Illustration of the bit you need to select

Select what I have selected there.. the bit under DeviceCertificate.

Step 6

Replace that bit with the following:



Save the file back onto the phone. Just make that modification to the phone’s file, upload it to the phone.

Step 7

Reboot the iPhone — you’re done, and can watch Chocolate Rain ten times a day.

props to SuitCase, 3rd of September, 2007.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Apple Drops Iphone prices by $200

That's right. Apple has dropped the prices of brand new (not refurbished) Iphones by $200, bring the 8gb to $399 and the 4gb to $299. Apple also introduced a new line of Ipod's including the Ipod Touch (pictured above) that's basically and Iphone without the phone piece.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


New Jersey teen unlocks Apple iPhone, uses on T-Mobile network
Friday, August 24, 2007 - 02:03 PM EDT

"A teenager in New Jersey has broken the lock that ties Apple's iPhone to AT&T's wireless network, freeing the most hyped cell phone ever for use on the networks of other carriers, including overseas ones," The Associated Press reports.

"The New Jersey teen collaborated online with four other people to develop the unlocking process," AP reports.

"George Hotz, 17, confirmed Friday that he had unlocked an iPhone and was using it on T-Mobile's network, the only major U.S. carrier apart from San Antonio-based AT&T that is compatible with the iPhone's cellular technology," AP reports.

"The hack, which Hotz posted Thursday to his blog, is complicated and requires skill with both soldering and software. It takes about two hours to perform," AP reports.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Ryan" for the heads up.]

Buy it here

Read his blog Here!

Checkout his videos on youtube too! George Hotz is the man!