Unlocked iPhone w/o data. Will AT&T auto-add a data plan?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by theNEOone, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I have an unlocked iPhone and want to use data over wifi-only. I've disabled 3G and 2G (via SBSettings, there's a 'Data' option which I've disabled). Will AT&T still add data to my plan if I don't use their data network? Is the setting I've enabled in SBSetting sufficient to suppress all data requests over the cellular network?


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    UngratefulNinja

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    Maybe. It's happened to some here and some it hasn't. It's a gamble.
     
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    maturola

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    Yes, most likely

    No, SBSsetting is NOT sufficient.

    However as mentioned before you "MAY" get lucky as some user had before but this is due to an overlook or glitch than anything else, the system will know you have no data plan and it will add it.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. macrumors 6502

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    if its a factory unlocked iPhone, you should be fine. But if it was an iPhone that came locked from ATT, they have that IMEI on file and can tell when its used, and they'll attach that data plan
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What if it was a factory unlocked iPhone (purchased overseas) that was subsequently brought into the US, and then used as an iPhone (w/ a data plan and all on AT&T), then had the plan cancelled? It's been re-jailbroken and unlocked (a bit unnecessary, but w/e).


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  7. macrumors regular

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    I did this for a year, no problem. They did not add a data plan. Some say it's hit or miss, so I guess for me it was a miss...or hit depending on how you look at it. ;)
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    I had an unlocked 3GS purchased in Asia. AT&T added a data plan as soon as I inserted the sim card.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    They will add it sooner or later.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Call them to block data from you cell phone! Piece of cake!
     
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    awadeee

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    Their systems will detect sooner or later (probably sooner) that you are using an iPhone sans data. You will eventually have a data plan added.
     
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    eastercat

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    T-mobile and at&t's pre-paid doesn't add a data plan.
     

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