iPhone 3G w/o Voice Plan?

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  1. nintendude macrumors 6502

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    is it possible to get an iPhone 3g w/o the voice plan since VOIP apps will be allowed and the phone will be connected to the internet so does anyone know if this is possible?
     
  2. goblues11 macrumors newbie

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    do you mean buy it with no plan or just buy with data plan?
     
  3. nintendude thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    What would be the point of buying a phone and not using the phone feature?
    You cant buy an iphone without a data plan
    The iphone data plans can't be bought separate from the voice plans.

    Ultimately you will get the run around on the phone with att if you call em.
    Let me save you the trouble

    No.

    And if you want voip then dont buy an iphone get an ipod touch.
     
  5. alphajerk macrumors member

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    How would voip work on an iPod Touch?
     
  6. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    hack a mic on it and work some wifi interwebs magic
     
  7. nintendude thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1. not interested in hacking for mic
    2. even if i did get a touch, i wouldn't have edge/3g in most areas w/o wifi
     
  8. izibo macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure deaf people have gotten iPhone plans without a voice plan.
     
  9. ljump12 macrumors 6502

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    haha that would be very funny to have go in with a friend, and try to have him explain that you;re deaf, and you could just sit there all spacy pretending not to listen to the conversation.
     
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Yes...hilarious.
     
  11. justanothernerd macrumors member

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  12. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Correct, the terms of the SDK say VoIP can only work over WiFi, not 3G or EDGE. So the only option, if the OP wants 3G, is to buy the no-commitment phone when available, and once 2.0 is jailbroken, do that and install an unofficial VoIP app. There's no way to do it otherwise. AT&T won't let you have a 3G iPhone without a voice plan and any VoIP app from the App Store will not work over 3G/EDGE.
     
  13. justanothernerd macrumors member

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    Do you think it would be possible to have a VoIP app that would tie into my number? I wouldn't mind being able to use the iPhone on the go, but when I'm at home/work and have wifi, I would like to use VoIP so I can save on my minutes...
     
  14. nintendude thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for clearing up the confusion in my head
     

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