Do You Have to Pay for Phone Service?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zorg, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. zorg macrumors regular

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    If you buy an iPhone, do you have to pay for the phone service, or can you use it without paying?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you have to activate it first


    if not, why would people buy ipod touches
     
  3. McGiord, Mar 8, 2008
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  4. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Are you asking if you can use the iPhone or the cellular service without paying?
     
  5. catachip macrumors regular

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    In order to use an iPhone it must be activated by purchasing an AT&T 2 year service contract.

    An iPod touch can be used without buying anything extra and would provide the same features as this theoretical iPhone without the AT&T phone plan/service.
     
  6. carfac macrumors 65816

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    At least that is Apple's Line.... not exactly what happens in the real world.

    You can easily- and quite quickly- activate an iPhone, and use all that is on it with WiFi, just like an iTouch. Or you can drop in another company's SIM card, and use it on your existing plan, and never go near ATAT if you care to.

    So, yes, there are OTHER options- just not official ones.
     
  7. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    Are you asking if you can use the phone service without paying?:confused:

    You can call 911, but that's about it...:rolleyes:
     

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