Do you "have" to have a data plan on a iPhone 3GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Imola Ghost, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

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    My son has a iPhone 3GS and he never uses the data, I'd like to get rid of the $30 data plan.
     
  2. drenline macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, because switching carriers is a viable solution. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. thermal macrumors regular

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    Do you have to have a data plan?

    No.

    Purchase the phone at full retail, use any plan you want.
     
  6. drenline macrumors 6502a

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    I've been unlocked with Tmobile for years now without a data plan but recently decided to add one for the hell of it. It is not impossible.

    Jailbreak first, then unlock.
     
  7. rick98761 macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure he doesn't use data. Things other then the Internet use data. I just can't imagine a younger person owning a iPhone and not using data. My wife doesn't use much, but the use is still there.
     
  8. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    i guess wifi doesn't exist where you live?
     
  9. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    The only way to avoid it is to go pre-paid, jb&unlock to use on t-mobile or use it as an ipod touch.
    You can also get the 200MB plan for $15.
     
  10. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    You'd have to switch to T-Mobile. Or prepaid AT&T.
     
  11. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    $15 for the 200MB plan is what I'd recommend. Data comes in handy not just for web browsing but also for GPS, e-mail, etc. If your kid wants directions to get back home, he won't be able to get them with no data connection (The GPS NEEDS a data connection to work).

    If you jailbreak and get a pre-paid no data plan, this will work. Just make sure to change the settings to turn cellular data off.
     

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