A few questions from a newbie

josseppi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 6, 2010
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ok so i'm getting a 3gs from a friend and i have an account with at&t. i haven't signed a new contract with them since before the iphone first came out. here is what i'm wondering. can i put my sim card in to the iphone and block the data from the 3g/edge network (i only need the wifi) and use it for calls and texts? most of the things i have been reading on forums and such say they will charge me because my contract says that iphones require a data plan)is this true?), but i haven't signed a contract since the iphone so my contract wont have this clause.

i have read that i don't need to jailbreak to block data. there are different websites that i can use to block the phone from getting data. is this possible? i plan on calling at&t and asking to block all data before i try anything.

would it all be easier if i did jailbreak my phone? if so any good techniques/advice would be greatly appreciated. also i'm a bit scared of the bricking thing...how common is this? i'm not a complete computer idiot; i've just never done anything more than call and text on a cell phone (did i mention i haven't changed phones since before the i phone?).

thanks
 

NoStopN

macrumors 6502
Jul 13, 2010
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Murfreesboro, TN
He said that he plans to use wifi. VOIP apps will work on wifi. The major pain is being away from home & trying to find a hotspot. Everyone so far on this forum has said that when the iPhone gets onto the AT&T network, it sends some kind of info/signal/signature that identifies itself. Then AT&T will hit you with a data plan. If there is/was a way around it, I haven't seen anyone tell how.
 

josseppi

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 6, 2010
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ok so it works by the way, the question i have now is if i restore the iphone will it cancel out the activation? im having issues getting it to import my music etc from itunes. thought that might be the way but i dont want to screw it up.
 
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