Don't want data plan for 3gs but under 30 days

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mjz147, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. mjz147 macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2009
    Hi, Sorry if this is posted already.
    I purchased my iPhone 3gs two weeks ago, so i am still under the 30 day return period. I am sharing minutes on a family plan and am going to run out of minutes, i only have 700. I am a college student and don't have enough money to pay for more minutes and data. Is their any way possible that I can call AT&T and tell them I dropped my iphone in the lake while on vacation and i took my sim card out becasue i never get service their and didn't want to get charged for roaming, or something like that, and tell them that I have an old razr (which i do) and get rid of my data plan and have data blocked, then unlock or jailbreak the iphone and put my sim card back into the Iphone. I understand that AT&T can find out which phone you use by your IMEI number, but i want to confirm this. I know thats how AT&T makes money through data, but i am not trying to cheat them by paying only $15 for data, i just don't need it i can use it on wifi. I also am aware that i can by an iPod touch, which i might have to do i would just really like to not carry around two devices. Is their any way out of not getting data if i am still in the 30 day period or if i wait until after? Any help is appreciated.
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    I remember you. I told you that because of IMEI AT&T will remove that Data Block and add the Data Plan on your number. If it doesn't happen within the first billing cycle, it will eventually happen. Keep telling AT&T made-up stories will land you no where because you will still be using your iPhone and hence you will repeat the cycle of data being added.

    If you are a college student then, there are many things you can do. Example, sign up with AT&T premier (you must check if you qualify) to receive discounts on voice and data [many colleges have deals with AT&T to provide eligibility]. Also, there are promotional codes here in the forums where you can save money and also add free 200 bonus minutes.

    No matter how many times you switch SIMs back-n-forth, AT&T will find out.
  3. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

    Apr 26, 2003
    You are proposing cheating and lying - get a grip!
  4. wilderness1957 macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2009
    Fraud dude... not cool..and not smart. if you report your iphone fel in a lake and then the phone shows up on their network they could cancel your whole family account

    Why did you buy the phone if you couldnt afford it?
  5. tritonj macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    fyi, you are still cheating them, since you are suppose to have a data plan. and yes they can figure it out. so here are your options

    1. keep your calls to under 1 minute before 9:00pm
    2. convince your friends to join att and get use your free mobile to mobile minutes
    3. get a part time job so you can afford the service
    4. learn to live without an iPhone till you can afford it

    honestly i don't understand where this sense of entitlement comes from. when did it become okay to lie and defraud a person or company so you can get something you couldn't afford otherwise?

    if you can't afford it then learn to live without
  6. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    AT&T isn't that dumb

    I have switched my phone over several times in the last year the reason doesn't matter. I was never under contract and was never trying to defraud AT&T but I can tell you 100% after about 15-20 minutes they will know exactly what phone you have make and model. don't believe me take barrow a friend at&t phone not Iphone and switch sims see how long they figure out you both switched in other word you will see his phone on your phone description at AT&T wireless. so your attempt to lie to them won't work see if you can get a fan discount also if your friends are joining AT&T tell them too say you referred them $25 or one data plan paid.
  7. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    Get a part time job...Ta da! Now you can afford the phone.
  8. Skystar macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    Since you are into fraud and tricking AT&T, why not just unlock the phone and use it with a T-mobile prepaid plan? Would have been cheaper to get an older 2G iPhone, since having a 3G/3Gs without a data plan is just as good as the 2G (unless you plan on using GPS).
  9. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit

    under contract and he is under a family plan me thinks the family doesn't mind him having a phone but doesn't see why his bill is higher then there is, best advice work a little to pay for the luxury or trade it in under your 30 days and get a more budget minded phone. you could get some good school apps and try to convince the family it's a need not a want. that could be a tuff sell though. ;)

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