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STC data settings for the iPhone 3G (and iPhone 3GS)

For tethering: How To: iPhone tethering with STC Jawalnet. As we have established before, the iPhone 3G/iPhone 3GS sold in Saudi Arabia by Mobily is unlocked no matter what Mobily employees claim. So you can use an STC SIM card if you really want to. As for the 3G data settings on the iPhone 3G, here’s what you need to ...

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Etisalat Launches Prepaid Option for iPhone 3G

Etisalat announced the availability of “prepaid” iPhone 3G plan in the UAE. The iPhone 3G 8GB will cost AED 3,121 and the 16GB model for AED 3,570. Just like Saudi Arabia, it includes free 250MB of data for the first 6 months. Saudi Arabia’s Mobily already had a similar “prepaid” plan: same 250MB data for the first 6 months. The ...

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Mobily ruins the iPhone 3G’s first month?

I am subscribed to the iPhone 3G 8GB Postpaid 99 bundle. I paid 2,255SR for the iPhone 3G and 99SR for the first month, even though it’s a postpaid plan I PREPAID. That’s the first oddity. Now I got a bill for 146SR which includes what’s called “package rental monthly fee” of 123.75SR and 31.88MB internet usage for 65.4SR?! Haven’t ...

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Protect your iPhone 3G

Now that you bought a shiny new iPhone 3G from Mobily it’s time to accessorize it. The first thing you should get is a protection sticker/shield. They are usually a transparent layer of film that protects your device from scratches. There are many brands to choose from. Here are some them and their reviews: ZAGG InvisibleShield for iPhone 3G: iLounge ...

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Issues with the Saudi iPhone 1: Arabic Support

This is the first of a series of posts highlighting the issues with the Apple iPhone 3G in Saudi Arabia by Mobily. We hope it will help Apple and Mobily to improve the iPhone 3G experience in Saudi Arabia. Update: Apple will preview their next iPhone OS update, version 3.0 in a few days. We hope for Arabic support soon! ...

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iPhone 3G screen is yellow by design

There are many people complaining that the iPhone 3G’s screen is yellow (Arabic forum post, and another example on how bad Mobily employees are handling the iPhone 3G!). Looking back at July 2008 news when the iPhone 3G was first released we find the following article:

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iPhone 3G with Mobily: Only for VIP?

We reported earlier about new Mobily iPhone 3G bundles, the new bundles had an asterisk on each one with “* Conditions and terms apply” in the footer. What Mobily did not reveal was what those terms and conditions are. You had to go to a Mobily store and ask them. But apparently most customers can only get the original 99SR ...

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Official from Apple: iPhone 3GS & 3G in Saudi Arabia is unlocked

Update: The iPhone 3GS from Mobily is unlocked too. You can use STC’s SIM cards. I have been receiving e-mails stating that Mobily employees are claiming that the iPhone 3G is locked to the Mobily SIM cards. Other employees claim that the next iPhone 3G shipments will be SIM locked. We and others tested the iPhone 3G and we confirmed ...

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iPhone and Mobily… a world of oddity

Mohammad Nahdi blogged about his experience on the first day of the iPhone 3G release in Saudi Arabia by Mobily. The blog post which is in Arabic titled “iPhone and Mobily… a world of oddity” talked about how the staff at the Riyadh branch of Mobily had no knowledge about the iPhone 3G. When he asked about their iPhone 3G ...

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New iPhone 3G Bundles in Saudi Arabia

Mobily, Saudi Arabia’s iPhone 3G provider, has extended their previously four iPhone 3G bundles to 10 bundles. The new bundles are very strange, for example the 199 bundles offer the same minutes, SMS and data they only changed the device price and monthly fee. For example 8GB Postpaid 99 cost after a year is 3443SR and Postpaid 199 is 3228SR, ...

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