If I already have an iPhone do I have to get a data plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Greenhoe, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Greenhoe macrumors regular

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    When the new iPhone comes out I will be able to upgrade to the new iPhone at the upgrade price. So I will have my old iPhone 3G. If I give my old iPhone 3G to my girlfriend will she have to pay for a data plan even if she doesn't want one?

    From my understanding ATT subsides the iPhone since you are paying the extra $30 a month for the data plan.

    So as long as she owns the iPhone when signing up for ATT can she just get a normal plan and block all internet access to her account?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    If she wants to be on AT&T, she would need a data plan.
     
  3. nicheco macrumors member

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    it's 30 dollars a month for iphone 2g. there is no way around it.
     
  4. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Also keep in mind that it is a 2yr. contract. The 3G iPhone just came out last year. Usually the earliest you can get the subsidized pricing is 18months.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Incorrect. Data can be taken off the iPhone 2G. The iPhone 3G must have a data plan.
     
  6. Greenhoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just don't understand why?

    If I own the phone how is the iPhone any different then say a basic flip phone that has no data plan?

    It shouldn't matter to ATT what phone I'm using as long as I own the phone in full.
     
  7. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Guess you'll need to ask AT&T why. But I've read the same thing - if you have a 3G iPhone, no service without a data plan.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    what about once your contract goes up? i hope you have the option then
     

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