Oh woe is G1 data…

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Well today today marks the end of the one week free data period offered by T-mobile for those who pre-ordered the G1. Some customers report their data plan has been switched off by an obvious technical glitch inside T-mobile somewhere that is reverting them back to their previous data plan held prior to G1 ownership. *Warning, facepalm alert!*

Apparently the paid service which is necessary to access the phones features is not added on, thereby stranding G1 users without any data access. Just imagine grown men breaking down when they realize their Gmail isn’t syncing, which is quite the crisis if I do say so.

Fear not, the fix is quick and can be done via a quick call to T-mobile’s award winning customer care or by mytmobile and re-adding the feature all on your own. Imagine that, you can fix the problem all on your own, I just love it when that happens.

Have you suffered from this data debacle? Let’s hear if you’ve been affected in the comments.

Via Androidguys

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  • Kevman420

    @D
    I always liked the G1. I hated what was happening to me. Only normal I would think when my bill is over $400.00 for this thing plus service.
    I am keeping it.
    The only reason I am is cause I am currenly not working.
    If I was working, I would HAVE to give it back as it would NOT get me through the 10 hr. work day.
    What can I say? Its the truth.
    Having said that, I love it.
    Still no patch and my POP does not work, but I am getting by with Google.
    Kinda think thats what they wanted. Thats why I was so angry.
    I mean I came from Blackberry where messaging is just NOT and issue. PERIOD!!! Not email or SMS text. Which I do still have issues with, I am just very patiently waiting for patch which STILL has not come.
    PEACE

  • bonh

    pwned

  • SheShe

    I got the text too :D

  • D

    @sheshe
    You got the text saying u will get an update soon or you got a text containing the update?
    @kev
    I understand man.I hope your issues are fixed soon.
    @macho
    I don’t have that issue with my aim although it happened to me with my wing with one person.that issue is with aim.I haven’t had that prob yet.also the connection prob is also with aim as it used to happen on my wing all the time.

  • T1 Connect

    what did it say sheshe

  • SheShe

    I’m talkin about the data I didn’t read all the comments

  • D

    @sheshe
    Lol you pulling a holloween prank on us huh.Be more specific next time.
    I started getting excited think maybe my update msg is on the way.

  • macho
  • the.arctic

    My data services stopped yesterday. Though when I called Tmo they seemed to think that killing my data was the normal way to do things. They apologized, but this was apparently their plan all along.

  • T1 Connect

    i know someone who’s gotten thier rc29 at 7:40am this morning but im still waiting in mine. and waiting and waiting…..

  • Kevman420

    Hey see if anyone can figure out what RC29 string is for update. Maybe we can manually do in that update screen.
    Anyway still waiting here in Jersey. I think I am gonna go do some 4×4 ATV riding in the woods. Test my G1 GPS. Ya thats sounds like much more fun. Going to test G1 in the wild! Yamaha Grizzly 350 here I come. G1 mounted on handlebars!! Hope its vibration proof!!! LOL
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL!!!

  • T1 Connect

    wait for me kev lol but i did that last week in long island gps is off target. and i dont think its a link cause i asked the person for the link and they said i could happen like that.

  • david

    market down…or is it my G1 acting up…….No RC29 yet SF, CA

  • D

    Market is working well I think maybe ur 7 day triak is finished lol.
    It seems the more and more I read up on the top apps I’m more excited for jan to come so they can start charging us because that’s when the real apps are being realeased.don’t wanna pay but i’d rather pay like 5 bucks sooner to get my apps than wait 4ever.

  • Tyler

    I just got mine and the touchscreen stopped work. :-(

  • WheresMyG1

    For people who have gotten their update or know someone else who has…what differences do you see??

  • 713 STUNNA

    Im starting to get pissed ever since they switched my data 2 days ago i been having nothing but probs with this phone it loses signal all the way alot that i cant even make calls or i cant browse the net or get on the market at all and this is happening alot.

  • macho

    so in Jan nothing will be free ? i thought it was like the iphone some app are free and some you pay for

  • T1 Connect

    its just like what u said macho except we will get more free than paid. they way the market it going now theres probably gonna be a thousand free apps by jan and when the charging starts well we just gotta pay up if its worth it.

  • Kevman420

    713 Stunna
    They def got some issues with there network.
    I got same issues.
    Kinda frustrating aint it. Especially when you know it was working fine.
    Now have fun trying to get it resolved.
    Anyway
    took G1 in the woods for GPS use and it performed great. I use the cardio program to track my riding. I need an ATV program to track my quad mileage. Cardio program works well. I just want to be able to see MPH through GPS. I bet its on its way.

  • D

    @macho
    There will still be free apps but the best useful 1z such as video recording and qwerty touch pad I would think is not free.
    If u think of how much money an app like that will make even if its $1 then I will say that i’d also charge to.

  • Tyler

    Nevermind, false alarm with the touchscreen

  • 713 STUNNA

    Kevman420 It is real frustratin because it is true what your sayin bout it was working fine before 2 days ago now its actin up and not actin right at all.

  • macho

    i agree the real cools ones youre gonna have to pay for i dont mind

  • T1 Connect

    @d i finally got a program to transfer my msn contacts to gmail perfectly

  • Kevman420

    Wow just took survey for TMO. Gonna take another and get paid $20.00 bucks to do so. Gotta keep it confidential. Content that is.
    They gonna get honest answers from me. Feel honored to be able to give input!!
    Real input not made up stuff!!! I’m as honest as they get!!!

  • D

    @T1
    whats the program u found to forward msn to gmail?it would be a big help because i hate having to use mobile msn although its the same.i just like pc version to everything lol

  • Kevman420

    What great therapy a G1 and the woods can be! I feel great!
    Man I love this G1!!!

  • T1 Connect

    ok im gonna setup a video for you and hit u with a url cause i just got super busy but ill find you and kev what is g1 therapy????

  • Kevman420

    Mannnn Im talking bout totally connected, complete communication, deep in the woods. GPS tracking. Photo’s. Man I had 3 Red Tail Hawks fly over head 3!!! One huge White tail Buck look right at me and my G1 in hand. ATV tracking and trails I traveled. Awesome!!!
    Dats G1 therapy!!! LOLOLOL!!!

  • Kevman420

    They gotta get me a video app though I will be REAL happy!!!
    And speed my dang camera up the freaking deer ran away!!!

  • Kevman420

    Then I go to pick my kids up at school only to use G1 again. I notice the school got their wireless network wide open. Notify the principal and save tha day!!!
    Man this G1 is alright!!!

  • T1 Connect

    David I don’t know what u did but tmonews looks sweet right now on the g1 eveything is so organized and clean

  • T1 Connect

    Oops that’s me my bad still looks sweet and I have no idea what I did

  • bonh

    Anyone wanna forward their update text to me? :D

  • Tyler

    :-( My touchscreen has fully stopped working. T-Mobile has no idea when I can get a replacement.

  • D

    @T1
    Thanks man.Can’t wait for that video ur putting up.big help.thanx again.
    @kevman420
    My gps is off so utr lucky to have 1 that’s accurate.They need to make a fix for the gps to make it accurate.

  • T1 Connect

    Ok my friend told me that rc29 is hardly noticable. Didn’t see any difference in places areas except 1 the mail, yes everyone were getting a fix so be patient I guess and u know good things are coming.

  • USCmed

    I got the update two days ago and i have noticed zero changes meaning that my g1 is still working fantastically. is that a word??? in any case, still have had no issues and keeping my fingers crossed. my buddy came up to me today and was really impressed with the phone and is probably gonna get it now. viva le revolucion!

  • DiZzY

    It happened to me. I didnt have any signal at all. I tried looking for a network and there was an error with my sim card or something. I restarted my phone a couple of times and when it restarted I had 3g signal but lost it soon after. I called tmobile and the fixed. So that problem was fixed but my whole restarted by itself and freezing problem has yet to be solved lol…

  • macho
  • T1 Connect

    ladies and gentlemen i have just updated my g1 to rc29 from my sd card and it was easy. very very easy

  • T1 Connect
  • dat chyk

    Got my update this morning but there really are no visible changes because I wasn’t having problems with it anyway. Seems like my battery has been real drained today tho and I’m on edge. Oh well, as long as it fixed the security leak…I’m good. :)

  • T1 Connect

    now they’re is a little usb icon on top of the screen when u plug it in.

  • D

    Guys i just spoke to T-Mobile and the update will be on everyones G1 by the 11th as they also now have an android help dept.I think i’ll wait out because the 11th is not far plus it will be done by the 11th.My phone works perfect so im gonna be patient and not take the risk of manual update.
    ALSO you guys have to get dial zero app from the AM as it works very well.i hate having to here the automated system.Direct line is much better.GO G1 Woo Woo!!!
    @T1
    Dont forget that forwarding video

  • D

    See boys with patience comes virtue.As im bloging this my update is updating.I was in a phone call and the call dropped and said you have an update….Yah.Woo.Woo
    Also you can have wifi on cause mine is on.Enjoy everyone as im part of the new update gang lol

  • T1 Connect

    @d ill take care of that when i get home later. yea but i tried dial zero yesterday to call customer service and it worked went straight to a rep. its a nice app

  • D

    Yeah i love my dialone app.it work for me 2.

  • T1 Connect

    I finally took my g1 to the place where I first saw the g1 back in august on the here she is post that tmonews posted. I remember I was feining for news about the phone and that article popped up on my wing as a new rss feed. I also remembered we all saying how ugly the phone was and was debating if it was the actual g1. well it was and she’s not so ugly. ahhhhh memories.