FYI, you can use an old iPhone without data plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Michael CM1, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I don't know how long this would last, but it does work. I'm upgrading my mom with my old iPhone 3GS. Since I couldn't get in touch with AT&T to update the SIM/IMEI number, I swapped SIM cards. She's got a functional phone and can use apps and such as long as she's on WiFi. So it can be done.

    I do plan to get her fully activated once I can call AT&T during business hours. She was already hooked just by having all 3300 photos available on her phone.
     
  2. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I'm thinking about switching the sim from my wife's (a.k.a. The Techophobe) phone for a day to see how she handles it.
     
  3. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I originally tried to get my mother on my old 3G, and it was too slow. So I am going to be Craigslisting or eBaying for her an iPhone 3GS.

    Or upgrade her to a 4.
     
  4. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    I got away with it for almost a year on my wife's phone. Kept it on edge. Not sure if that made the difference or not.
     
  5. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

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    i always thought that AT&T would realize this by the IMEI now being an iPhone and automatically add the data plan....I know thats how it usually works at least
     

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