3Gs with iPad sim for data only?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MaxBurn, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

    MaxBurn

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    From what I am reading here this appears to be possible right? I only very occasionally need/want a cell data connection and this seems like an ideal solution for when I don't want to lug the iPad. I don't need voice at all because I have a work phone.

    Looking to get a 3Gs that is 4.0.2 and 05.13.04, will get a sim adaptor. Not jail broken or unlocked but it looks like I could do both.

    I assume i can use the phone like an iPod without the SIM in it?
     
  2. sirslaysalot macrumors member

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    hypothetically, it should work. i've got a data-only blackberry sim right now. no phone calls - just mail
     
  3. MaxBurn thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. bwrairen macrumors 6502

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    Completely do-able. DL the textfree app and you get a free local phone number, free texting, and dirt cheap voice minutes (1.99 for 100, I believe).

    All you have to do is change the access point name to "Broadband" on the iphone. Visit http://www.unlockit.co.nz/unlockit/ (in mobile safari). It is self explanatory. Change the APN and leave all other fields blank.
     
  5. MaxBurn thread starter macrumors 65816

    MaxBurn

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    Cool, thanks I will give it a try.

    I guess if they give me hell about it I will cancel the iPad sim and get something from them or another carrier on a pay as you go plan. At first glance pay as you go with AT&T doesn't look very good on the data side.
     
  6. bwrairen macrumors 6502

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    The trick in not getting hell about it is not telling them in the first place!!
     

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