Iphone 2G data plan info

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  1. r^22555 macrumors newbie

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    Ok so i currently have a phone, not an iphone, and i have a plan for unlimited data and messaging for $30 a month. A friend of mine has an iphone 2G he's going to sell to me and i was wondering if i can still use this plan ($30 a month for data and messaging). I know that I don't have to have the 3G plan since its a 2G phone, but can i stay with the $30 a month for data and messaging? Any help is appreciated, and the sooner the better :D

    thanks everyone!
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    i believe the unlimited Edge data plan is 20 bucks.
     
  3. Surely Guest

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    When I had the 1st gen iPhone, my data plan was $20 and it included 200 text messages.

    I'm pretty sure that AT&T will have you use that plan when you activate the iPhone.
     
  4. r^22555 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do you mean when i put my sim card in? so if i used it, it would get rid of my current data/messaging plan and i would have to get a new one?
     
  5. DrewG5 macrumors member

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    No such thing as an iPhone 2G... The phones ARE iPhone, iPhone 3G (representing the 3G network connectivity), iPhone 3GS

    If anything you should call it a iPhone Edge... :eek:
     
  6. Surely Guest

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    People refer to the first gen iPhone as the 2G, because EDGE is aka as 2.5G.

    Come on now......
     
  7. r^22555 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh sorry, i just referred to it as a 2G because i thought that most people would recognize it as that. Despite what i called it however, i still haven't gotten an answer. So, to clarify, i have a phone with a data plan and I am considering buying an iphone from someone and simply switching my sim card. The phone is not 3G so there is no need for a 3G data plan so, could i simply keep my current data/messaging plan or will i be forced to switch.
     
  8. DrewG5 macrumors member

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    Point is still the same Apple never made a iPhone 2G
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    I'm pretty sure a couple of us have given you answers. Call 611 and ask them yourself.




    Do you go to all the I-Touch forums and correct them too?:rolleyes:
     
  10. r^22555 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    okay, just to clear things up, I really don't care about the name or what it is referred to as. You are right it is not a 2G, does that settle this? Can we get back to the actual question at hand here please? Thank you.
     
  11. Surely Guest

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    EDGE/EGPRS is implemented as a bolt-on enhancement for 2G and 2.5G GSM and GPRS networks, making it easier for existing GSM carriers to upgrade to it. EDGE/EGPRS is a superset to GPRS and can function on any network with GPRS deployed on it, provided the carrier implements the necessary upgrade.


    It is not inaccurate to refer to it as 2G.
     
  12. joebobthehob macrumors member

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    Plans for the original iPhone start at $20, which includes 200 messages. For unlimited data + text, you'll end up paying $40 total.

    Once you start using the iPhone you'll get a notification about having an incorrect data plan for your phone. If you ignore it, eventually a system sweep will automatically do the change.
     
  13. r^22555 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok so do i need to cancel the current data/messaging plan i have, or will it just switch, i know you said it would switch automatically but i just want to make sure i mean i don't want to pay for two plans or anything haha. do you know what messaging plan is one step lower than unlimited, isn't it like 1500 for $15 a month? if it is i may just get that so i only pay 35 instead of 40 a month total
     
  14. Surely Guest

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    611
     
  15. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Unlimited Data + 200 texts = $20/month
    Add $15 and $30 to that for extra texts
     

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