I want an iphone BUT do not need data plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ingenioso, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. ingenioso macrumors newbie

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    But the data plan is mandatory. is it possible for me to cancel the data plan the next month after I buy the iphone?
    Or can I get my iphone unlocked and then remove the dataplan?

    Thanks
     
  2. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    1. Buy a first gen iPhone.

    2. Call AT&T (or whoever your provider is), and tell them to turn off any internet signal from going to your device.

    3. Insert your sim card and jailbreak/unlock it.

    You now have a working iPhone with WiFi, but no data plan.
     
  3. ingenioso thread starter macrumors newbie

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    where can i buy a first gen iphone from? from apple? cingular?
     
  4. Snatha1061 macrumors newbie

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    go with tmobile

    you would have to buy it from someone like on craigslist.
    but i would reccomend unlocking it then using it on tmobile....then if you want you can get the 5.99 plan and install the hack, to use it.
     
  5. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    Uhhh... No. Those are long gone.

    You will have to buy used.

    You could try eBay, but you will probably have good luck with Craig's List, which is a plus, because since you're dealing locally, you can actually see and try what you're buying before giving them your money.
     
  6. maxxscholten macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    Cingular went away years ago....
     
  7. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Are first-gen phones a hot ticket for things like this? I have one and am holding off on upgrading until they get at least to a 32GB phone. If I could sell my first-gen phone for $400 or so, I'd do that in a heartbeat once such an iPhone existed.
     
  8. mattocs macrumors member

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    On eBay it seems all 2g iPhones are unlocked, so if you unlock yours, right now you can get $400 or so. I was just looking at a few 8gb unlocked 2g iPhones and they are ending in a little bit, and they are all around $350 - $450. I don't know what the value would be later when/if a 32GB 3g comes out...should still be around $300 - $400.
     
  9. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    As long as the iPhone 3G isn't able to be unlocked by Pwnage the iPhone 2G will still pull a good amount of money. It'll drop to 200-300 when the 3G finally can be unlocked.
     
  10. ingenioso thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought you could unlock it alreaady???!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    3G can only be unlocked with hardware mods. There's no software mod for it yet.
     

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