Cancel data plan on 1st Gen Iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by CeeP, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. CeeP macrumors member

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    I just bought a used 1st gen Iphone and I activated it using itunes. Customer service is closed because its the weekend but will I be able to cancel the $20 dollar a month data plan? I plan on mostly using wifi and I'll probably disable data transfer on my phone while I'm at it. My family has unlimited texts so that will apply to my iphone also right?

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    Chris
     
  2. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    I don't think so. I recently upgraded to the 3G and want to reactivate my first gen for my kids. AT&T said I would have to signup for another 2 year contract and have the iPhone data plan. It's only $20.
     
  3. CeeP thread starter macrumors member

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    Really, I thought I heard of a lot of people doing this. If this is the case I'll just say I sold it/cancel the plan and unlock it.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  4. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    Hey don't take my word for it though. Call AT&T and gripe and moan until they do it! Talk to three different people at AT&T and get three different answers. Keep trying. If they let you, let us know....I'd like to do it for my kids too!!!
     
  5. CeeP thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll let you know. They are closed right now, so I'll either go into a store or call monday. Do you know if I still get my family's plan unlimited text plan with the iphone data plan. Does the unlimited plan override the 200 texts I get with the data plan?
     
  6. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    I have heard that you can take off the data plan online. This was months ago and might not be true anymore. I am planning on upgrading to the iPhone 3G and giving my iPhone away but I do not know if the old iPhone needs a data plan.
     
  7. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    I believe so, but I would check also. If they say yes when you call, dial 611 from your iPhone, get the name of the supervisor you talk to in case they end up charging you. That way they have to fix any erroneous charges.
     
  8. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    i think if you activate it as a go-phone (prepaid) then there is no data
    or i could be wrong who knows
     
  9. CeeP thread starter macrumors member

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    Does anyone know about the text messaging thing? I pay for unlimited for my family plan but does it apply to my iphone as well?
     
  10. atluten macrumors 6502

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    Not 100% sure but I think I've heard that the iPhone requires it's own data/text plan, so the unlimited plan you currently have does not apply to the iPhone. Maybe someone with more knowledge can chime in about this.
     
  11. CeeP thread starter macrumors member

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    Unlocking the phone keeps looking better and better. hahaha
     
  12. Salvacion macrumors member

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    I have an iPhone on a family plan and we have unlimited texts on the family plan and they apply to me too, don't know about data though.
     
  13. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    Family Unlimited text means unlimited text on all your phones on the at&t plan it is associated with. Doesn't matter what phone...so yes it applies to the iphone too.
     
  14. CeeP thread starter macrumors member

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    just talked to a rep at my school

    and he's said off the record you usually have to use the data plan for a couple months then you can cancel it. Also unlimited texts on a family plan applies to all phones even the iPhones. I'll call AT&T cs later and see if I can cancel the data plan anyways and I'll let you guys know how it goes.
     
  15. CeeP thread starter macrumors member

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    So I just called customer service. She said I couldnt use the iphone without the data plan. I told her that I was just going to switch back to my old phone (samsung flip phone) so she activated that phone and took the data plan off my bill. However, my iphone still connects to the AT&T network and I am able to place calls/text. Looks like I got the data plan canceled!

    On a side note, she said I wasn't able to cancel data capabilities on the phone (don't want to rack up usage by mistake) because I have the unlimited text plan which requires data transfer for picture messages. I guess I'll call back later and say to cancel it anyways. Hopefully its possible.
     
  16. dreed macrumors newbie

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    iPhone data plan 2g 8gig Remove???

    Hey man.... So heres what happend to me. I bought an iphone from my uncle. Then i took my sim card and put it in the phone and plugged it into the computer and connected with itunes. Well, i then subscribed and all that and it supposidly changed my plan and added the Data plan and got rid of my old plan of unlimited text. I was like freaking out.... about how expensive it had got so i called atnt and told them that i didnt want the iphone if it had a data plan like that. They said you cannot have an iphone without a data plan. I have read many tags online that you can manage but no one ever tells the full aspects of it. Anyways so i had them take the data plan off of it and i told them i wanted to go back to my old motorolla v551 and they asked for the IEME number or whatever its called from the phone. so i told them that. They said that the data plan is now removed. and im ready to go on my v551 however, i found on the net this one site that is like unlockit.co.nz and you install this APN fake it thing so i installed it using my wifi connection from the house. It installed and i then turned off the fetch thing and set it to manual so i guess my updates will only occur when i want them too. My phone still works and i called back to make sure the data plan was not on there with another customer rep... they said that im on a motorolla V551 and i had my unlimited text once again.

    So am i like free of any charges? does anyone have any additional info that i need to consider? I dont want to get like charged alot of money and get screwed. I know several people have had luck but they never fully explain it. I dont care about pic messages or stuff like that so i feel like im free from the data plan thing... i guess ill continue calling and asking later in the month... i thought they were able to know if your were using a apple iphone...???? or am i really tricking them . Please respond asap.

    Thanks.
     

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