Can I put my normal AT&T sim card in an iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by xXEvanatorXX, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    A friend gave me his old 3Gs and I want to put my sim card from my HTC Tilt into it. The Tilts data plan is turned off. If i put the card into the iPhone what will happen? Will AT&T start charging me data fees? Or upgrade me to a two year plan?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Guest

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    I believe that you'll get a text informing you that your plan has been upgraded or otherwise changed to an iPhone data plan. It'll tell you to contact ATT for more information.
     
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    SpaceKitty

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    This is correct. AT&T doesn't give warnings anymore. They will automatically upgrade a user to an official iPhone data plan or add one if there is no data plan.
     
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    eastercat

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    If you want to avoid a forced data plan, go with AT&T's pay as you go.
     
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    ibarnett

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    So they know it's am iPhone?
    Even if you don't tell them the EMEI?
    I'm interested as I will be visiting USA with an unlocked iPhone 4 & was planing to use prepaid(pay as you go) & give EMEI from another phone as I heard that if you try to add data on a GoPhone sim it will be denied once they know it's an iPhone!
    This leaves no 3G companies for visitors, I would have to go with T-Mobile.
     
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    chargit

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    well no matter what they CANNOT force you into a 2 year plan. they can put data on your plan but if you do not buy a phone from them or apple the 2 years is out the window! but its worth $15 unless you have 5 phones on your account like I do......
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Yes.
     

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