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  1. 1

    Facebook User

    Pretty Cool!

  2. 3

    Facebook User

    Congrats on the new blog Gina! Love the design too btw…

    One question though, how the heck do i comment if i don’t want to use my facebook account?

  3. 4

    Gina Trapani

    Hey there–you can register for an account here (takes less than a minute!) if you don’t want to use Facebook. :)

  4. 5

    Facebook User

    Nice. Do you have any data network issues? Are you able to hit the 3G network as well as Edge?

  5. 6

    Gina Trapani

    Are you able to hit the 3G network as well as Edge?

    I had a first-gen iPhone, so I was never 3G. I guess I don’t know what I’m missing, because Android works just fine without it. (Obviously it’s slower.)

  6. 7

    Viss

    Glad you like it :)

    Let me know when the RC33 update comes down to you. It’s supposed to be the one with the google latitude updates in it and some other goodies

  7. 8

    emailtoid.net/i/6943258d/…

    Glad to see you’re back Gina! Quick question, does it have to be an iphone sim? I have a Moto Q on ATT and would like to try this :-) Thanks!

  8. 9

    Gina Trapani

    does it have to be an iphone sim?

    No, it doesn’t. Check out this video (first one), where Loic gets it working with an Orange SIM.

  9. 10

    adampash

    Awesome. Making… me… jealous!

  10. 11

    emailtoid.net/i/8b32d53d/…

    I am pretty sure that T-mobile’s 3G network is on different frequencies than AT&T, so it is not possible to access AT&T 3G network with the G1, only edge.

  11. 12

    Gina Trapani

    I am pretty sure that T-mobile’s 3G network is on different frequencies than AT&T, so it is not possible to access AT&T 3G network with the G1, only edge.

    That may be true, I haven’t tested firsthand, but thanks–updated the post.

  12. 13

    presterjohn

    Yay! Now I know where to get my Gina Trapani fix. =)

    Nice post. I love my first-gen iPhone but Android’s tighter Gmail integration makes me want to at least take it out for a spin.

  13. 14

    emailtoid.net/i/6f0bf0b0/…

    I can confirm that an unlocked Android phone won’t be able to access AT&T’s 3G network due to the different bands (which is hardware, it seems, but I’m not 100% sure if it is).

  14. 15

    Al Zwikker

    RE Step 7 “Now, if you’ve got a never-before-used G1”
    Is a never-before-used G1 a requirement? or will a used one work?

  15. 16

    Gina Trapani

    Is a never-before-used G1 a requirement? or will a used one work?

    No, it’s not a requirement that the G1 has never been used, but if it’s already been set up, Android will boot as usual, you’ll just have no connectivity. At that point you can head into the Settings in the menu to set up the AT&T APN, so the flow will be a little different from my instructions.

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    Steve Nik

    Don’t quote me on the numbers, I believe T-MO 3G works on 1700MHZ band for downloads. AT&T uses 850/1900MHZ. Therefore 3g doesn’t work in the above scenario. Edge should and honestly it’s OK for standard phone browsing.

  17. 18

    BFKelleher

    Hello.I know there is at least one way to buy a T-Mobile G1 without a contract, but I haven’t been able to locate one online. Could you please help me out?

  18. 19

    Lazarus

    I received RC33 a couple days ago. New mail indicator now works, IM is more stable. Overall less crashing that Ive noticed. I love my G1. I run only Edge since theres no 3G coverage where Im at and overall the experience isnt dreadful.

  19. 20

    Lazarus

    Oh, and good to see you again Gina! Looks like your new home is right up your alley.

  20. 21

    lbodrozic

    Does this mess with my iPhone at all? If I decide I don’t like the G1 can I pop my SIM card back into my iPhone without consequence? Relatedly, does this mess with my voice/data plan? Love the new site, Gina!

  21. 22

    me.yahoo.com/a/xmfuBPRum…

    Any word on when or if Android is going to be ported to a phone on Verizon’s network? I’m dying to get my hands on it, but I can’t leave Verizon…

  22. 23

    dlogic

    Gina. Big fan, love your work, yada yada yada.

    I’m curious if you have to keep the AT&T iPhone data plan or if you can switch to another, similar plan that would be cheaper?

    Also, I assume since no changes have been made to the SIM card, that you can switch back and forth between the G1 and iPhone if necessary.

  23. 24

    me.yahoo.com/a/d9lYa9p9x…

    Does this allow you to switch back and forth between your iPhone and the G1 at will, or does this in some way bind you to the G1?

  24. 25

    Gina Trapani

    If I decide I don’t like the G1 can I pop my SIM card back into my iPhone without consequence? Relatedly, does this mess with my voice/data plan?

    Good question. I just popped the card out of my G1 and back into the iPhone, and everything worked normally (including a new voicemail notification!) so yes, you CAN switch between the G1 and iPhone at will.

    AFAIK, this doesn’t mess with your voice/data plan… I’ve got unlimited data on Edge with 200 text messages, so whether I’m on the G1 or iPhone it shouldn’t matter.

  25. 26

    Lazarus

    Something to keep in mind is that some carriers keep track of a phone’s IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. This number is transmitted everytime you make a call. I know for a fact that this number is tracked by AT&T. Just something else to keep in mind. Not saying not to do this, just that this popped into my head on the way home from the office after reading this earlier today.

  26. 27

    Lazarus

    I should clarify my last post real quick. IMEIs are also used to block a specific mobile device from accessing a particular GSM carrier’s network. So technically its possible for AT&T to block all HTC Dream (G1)phones from accessing the AT&T’s GSM network, but I doubt they would. More info on IMEIs here.

    PS. When will there be a Preview function on here? I think WordPress has a number ofplugins for that feature.

  27. 28

    stevenik

    For those wondering how to buy a G1 without a contract, go to http://www.android.com/market/ and sign up as a developer. Then buy the phone. $399.99 I think.

  28. 29

    rwhe

    I have a Sony Ericsson phone with AT&T service. Can I use the SIM card from that phone as described above?

    Still mourning the Kogan Agora…

  29. 30

    Joseph Antico

    AT&T 3G is incompatible with G1. The reason behind that is the T-Mobile 3G operates on the AWS spectrum (1700-2100 Mhz) while AT&T utilizes, if recall correct, the 850Mhz and 1900Mhz band.

  30. 31

    1gerlaine

    Does the G-phone have all the apps that iphone has?

  31. 32

    vnangia

    Gina – T-Mobile uses 1700MHz, the so-called “AWS” frequency. AT&T uses 850MHz and 1900MHz, so no, the G1 will NOT run at 3G speeds on AT&T’s network.

    Hope your battery isn’t dying as fast as mine is. Charging has become a daily occurrence, and it saddens me.

  32. 33

    Oscar Bartos

    So who gets your old iPhone now?

  33. 34

    BFKelleher

    Has anybody tried it with a Sprint SIM? If so, does 3G work?

  34. 35

    Jeffrey Canton

    @BFKelleher – Sprint won’t work because the G1 is GSM

    @Gina – just got through following your advice on this one: it worked like a charm! 😀

  35. 36

    Miguel Wickert- Pineiro

    I already have a phone with T-Mobile and want to move over to the android- how would I go about doing that? Would they make me redo the contract? What steps would I have to take? Thanks!

    -Mig

  36. 37

    Curtis Hollibaugh

    Just did this today. Love the guide. Followed along and everything turned out perfect. Thanks a lot!

  37. 38

    Miguel

    Hey Gina,

    Is now a good time to get the Android or should I wait? Is there another upgrade I should wait for? Thanks for helping.

    -Mig

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