College Student Seeks iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Zapatista, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Zapatista macrumors newbie

    Zapatista

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    I'm in college and i am really wanting an iPhone. I have two-hundred dollars saved up to get an iPhone 4, but it's becoming complicated. I want to try and do this without having to sign up for a 15 dollar a month data plan. Signing a two-year contract shouldn't be an object, i'm part of my parents family plan and will continue to be until i leave college. Anyway, i basically have two questions, 1) Is there a way i can get an iPhone without a data plan (i have Wi-Fi in my room so it's all good) and 2) Would a new iPhone be able to work on the family plan?

    Thank you all in advance!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    1: No, AT&T requires a data plan.
    2: Yes, the iPhone can work on a family plan.
     
  3. labman macrumors 604

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    see if the campus has a discount plan with AT&T some do worth checking. ;)
     
  4. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    You could buy a used iPhone and use a AT&T GoPhone Pay as you go SIM without a data plan.
     
  5. Zapatista thread starter macrumors newbie

    Zapatista

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    So i could put an iPhone on the family plan and simply switch out the SIM cards? that would be awesome.
     
  6. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    I said _used_

    If you buy a new one from AT&T (family plan or not) you have to continue the regular AT&T service+data plan for the 2 year contract requirement.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, you cant put a prepaid account on a family plan.
    If you're on post paid monthly plans AT&T requires and will add an iphone data plan to your account.
    If you use a prepaid AT&T gophone sim you wont need a data plan.
     
  8. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    prepaid maybe

    otherwise as said, if its a regular pay/month apple will see your EMEI ID and add a data plan to your bill
     

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