Originally Posted by jlopatin
i know that in here in CHicago, T-Mobile GPRS has been unavailable since 8:30am. Sometimes the devices will show a gprs connection... sometimes they show GPRS, but usually they show GSM. data is not working at all.
T-Mobile has assured me they are working on the issue. Perhaps it affects you too...
Not a GPRS issue with me. This is specific to the 'SMS over GPRS'. Its basically a way to get free SMS w/o having to pay extra for an unlimited SMS plan or the per SMS overage fees. Its how people get around having to pay for the IM clients that use SMS-based messaging to deliver messages.
The rep I spoke to stated that it was likely a billing issue that they disabled SMS over GPRS (i.e-people were 'cheating' the system with an available technological workaround). When I first questioned her about it, she said something along the lines of 'Nope, I have no idea why they would do that' almost in a manner that she didn't approve of the decision to do so. But she did know what I was talking about when I questioned the disabling.
I'm guessing this is will be permanently disabled, as well. For the love of money...