Anyone tried this - Activate original phone, unlock 3G, lower pricing?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by powerbook911, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Has anyone tried this who had an original phone?

    Put the 3G card into your old EDGE phone.

    iTunes activates it and converts you to the old $20 data plan.

    Unlock the 3G phone and put the card back in it.

    I thought it might be a neat thing to try, but was curious if anyone else has?
  2. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    Outside of a couple iffy sim card hacks, there's no unlock for the 3g yet.

    So no one has tried that yet. :)
  3. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    You're a little off.

    What you would want is the SIM from the original iPhone. Activate it, then place it in your 3G iPhone. From what I understand, the original iPhone only accepted certain AT&T SIM's, but the 3G accepts all AT&T SIM's. I tried an activated one from a Tilt in the 3G and it worked fine.

    The only flaw in your plan is that it is my understanding that AT&T no longer offers the $20 iPhone plan, even if you buy and activate an old iPhone.
  4. powerbook911 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Thank you Sir. I did think I read that AT&T said family who you give the old phone to would get the old plan, but I guess I'm wrong, and maybe the other stuff would be hard to do too.

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