I'm buying a used original iPhone. Need data plan? Activation?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Doc69, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Doc69 macrumors 6502

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    My wife wants an iPhone but I see no point in paying $30 per month when she's not going to use the internet features. I already have an AT&T family plan for both of us. If I buy her a used original iPhone, can it be used without a data plan? Does it need to be activated? If so, what's the activation procedure?
     
  2. angel1286 macrumors member

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    it is activated through itunes and the minimum data plan for the 1st gen is $20. i do believe that you have to have a data plan when the iphone is activated with att.
     
  3. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    The data plan is required with the iPhone activation which can only be done through iTunes. There is no plan offered that doesn't include a data plan.
     
  4. 7on macrumors 601

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    You can always unlock the 1st gen and use no internet.
     
  5. leodavinci0 macrumors 6502

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    If you buy a used 1G iPhone then you can cancel the data plan, for a total bill of $47/month, after you activate it through iTunes. I, and many others, have done this. There is now a way of cancelling the data plan online on AT&T's website under "Manage Features" in your account settings.
     
  6. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    I plan on holding off on the 3G iphone and buying a used or refurbished gen 1 iphone. If I purchased a RAZR phone off ebay and had it activated I wouldn't have to sign up for a contract. Im curious if I purchase the gen 1 iphone if I will have to sign up for a contract or if it will work like the RAZR?

    I figure the old data plan ($20) will be gone when the 3G iphone comes out. Thats not confirmed but I wouldn't think they would offer the gen 1 plan anymore since they no longer sell the phone.
     

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