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

    powerbook911

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    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

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    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

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    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

    powerbook911

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    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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