Iphone 3G without data plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by djdsas, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. djdsas macrumors member

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    I know this has been posted before, but my question is a little different than you might think...

    When the Iphone 3G came out, AT&T allowed the Iphone 2G to be used
    without a data plan.

    I just preordered the Iphone #3G S to replace my iphone 3G and would
    like to give my Iphone 3G to my wife but only if I don't have to shell
    out an extra $30 bucks a month for the data plan.

    Does anyone know now that the Iphone 3G S is out if AT&T will allow the
    iphone 3G without a data plan, just as a phone. I know you can use
    a blackberry without the data plan, just as a regular phone.


    Thanks
     
  2. golden3159 macrumors member

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    Doubt it, considering they are still actively selling the 3g. However, I wonder something.

    I know you can use the iPhone 3g without a data plan and AT&T can add it at any time, but has anybody actually had it added to their account? I've never heard a case of them actually doing anything about it. Anybody know?
     
  3. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    I have used my 3G without the data plan. When I came back from a 5 month trip, and had my phone reactivated, it did not have data for awhile. The only problem without having data is that you will NOT and I repeat, will NOT have voicemail. They are two in one. Voicemail and data are paired together. So no data=no voicemail. Don't ask me why.
     
  4. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    If your wife has a normal phone she can just put her sim card into the iPhone, transfer sim contacts and just use it to call and text.
     
  5. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    And you mean visual voicemail
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can do it.
    Just make sure you block data so you dont get crazy charges.
     

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