3g iPhone without data?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wolfattack, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. wolfattack macrumors member

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    Sorry if this has already been asked, but i couldn't find it by searching.

    I decide that I am going to jump onto the iphone bandwagon and buy a 3g iphone. I know it is silly, but is it possible to get a 3g iphone without a data plan?

    I just moved to Los Angeles to go to college, and everyone at my work chipped in and bought me a 200 dollar apple gift certificate to buy an iphone. Well, i am already in a fairly new at&t contract, meaning with their 200 dollar gift card, it will still cost me 200 more (399.99 for at&t customers who are not available for an upgrade).

    Anyway, LA seems to have so many wifi spots that i think i will be fine with just using wifi instead of edge or 3g. Will i be able to do this or will apple force me to sign up for a data plan? I read that for the first gen iphone, you didn't have to get a data plan, hopefully it is the same.

    thanks!!!

    josh
     
  2. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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  3. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    You searched and didn't find anything? That's weird, there's been several threads on the issue (not to be pissy or anything, just sayin').
    Short answer, a couple people have said they've managed to drop it after initially signing up for it, a couple people say it depends on which rep you talk to. YMMV.
     
  4. oclor macrumors regular

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    You should be eligible for a discount since you are a student. Go here:

    https://www.wireless.att.com/business/authenticate/


    You can get a discount (%12 I think) on your monthly bill and I think there is a discount on the data plan too (not sure though).
     
  5. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    That's correct, edu. discounts apply to voice and data.
     
  6. wolfattack thread starter macrumors member

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    awesome, i wonder if i can just apply this to my current plan that is under my parents name (but i am a co-signer or whatever they call it) or if it needs to be totally under my name, i guess i will have to call and ask. thanks everyone.
     

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