T-Mobile, iPhone, WebConnect plan

While driving home around 8:30 last night, I couldn’t send an email from my iPhone via Edge. Couldn’t browse the web either — I tried it as a test.

Today, still no Edge for email and web. But I can update feeds with Newsstand.

Today, however, when I tested web browsing, I got a web page saying

To connect to the Internet with the device you are using, you’ll need a webConnect data plan.
Please call Customer Care at 1-800-937-8997 to make
sure you have the correct webConnect data plan

I’m very disappointed. Currently, I’m a very light Edge user. I have a 100MB per month $9.99 data plan from T-Mobile and since 3 August 2009, I’ve used 33.1MB (2.5MB up, 30.6MB down).

I hope this is actually a temporary outage, but I’m not holding my breath. If this continues, I may just switch back to AT&T. Blech.

This is a material change in terms of service. If I leave, I want out of my two year T-Mobile contract without any penalty fee.

Here is a discussion of this I found via google.

Good news: This post from that discussion worked around it for me!