Giving my dad my iPhone..but one problem.

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  1. Windz macrumors newbie

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    Alright so I'm getting the new iPhone 4 from AT&T tomorrow and I would like to give my old iPhone 3G to my dad. However, there's one problem; he doesn't use the internet. So I'm wondering if there a way to make it so AT&T doesn't detect his 3G? Like, blocking the APN, unlocking the 3G, ect. Or is it impossible to hide it from AT&T?

    Any advice would help, thanks! :)

    Edit : More one thing, we're both on a family plan and he's currently using a flip phone
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    No. However, at $15, it's not that big of an expense, and he may find use for the internet.
     
  3. Windz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ahh I see...what about this?

    "Beginning September 6, 2009, customers who activate or upgrade to a Smartphone will need to sign up for an appropriate data plan. Existing Smartphone customers active prior to September 6, 2009 will be grandfathered and exempt from the new policy."

    Would my dad's flip phone be exempted from this policy since he's not "upgrading" to a new phone; he's just getting an old one lol.
     
  4. SnowDX macrumors 6502

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    They say existing "smartphone". Isn't his flip just a regular phone?
     
  5. Windz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ****, you're right. I guess that means there's no other options. :(
     
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  7. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    AT&T will detect the iPhone on it's network and add data automatically.
     
  8. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    the only way would be to put the 3G on a prepaid plan. If it's a regular plan they will know he is on an iPhone...
     
  9. crazycanucks macrumors regular

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    Settings>>General>>Network Turn off 3g and Cellular data
     
  10. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    It still will add the plan. It will check the imei and download it automatically.
     
  11. Turkeywrap macrumors regular

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    This ^, AT&T will notice its a 3G IMEI and add a data plan onto the line.
     
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    Pretty much.
    They will eventually detect it on post paid accounts and add the data automaticly.
     

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