iPhone 4 without data?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by marker227, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. marker227 macrumors 6502

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    I know this has probably been asked before, but I searched and could not find it... I want an iPhone 4, but don't want a data plan. Is there someway to get around this?
     
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  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not if you're on postpaid account. They will automatically add an iPhone data plan to your account.
     
  4. marker227 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What is a postpaid account?

    I am on a family plan.. I have a really cheap $30 phone from walmart. I got rid of my iphone 3GS months ago to get the iPhone 4, but decided I really don't need data.

    So, I take it there's no way to accomplish this?
     
  5. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like you're actually in the market for an iPod touch. Why not get one and use a dumbphone?
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Where you get a monthly bill, not a prepaid plan.
     
  7. crawsfire macrumors member

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    You can get rid of data permanently as long as you don't have a contract with AT&T. If you have a two year contact there is not much you can do about it until it ends. If you have a postpaid monthly contract, terminate it, and start using a different carrier that uses the AT&T network.
    These are the options you have that I am aware of:
    AT&T pre-paid
    Pure Prepaid
    Pure TalkUSA
    7-11 Speak Out wireless (be careful some use sprint and some AT&T)
    Consumer Cellular
    GTC wireless
    Jolt Wireless
    Locus Mobile (be careful some use Verizon and some AT&T)
    TracFone (be careful they use multiple providers including AT&T)

    Personally, on the phones I do not want data plans on I use Pure TalkUSA. You can buy a Sim only with minutes that rollover for $10 and as little as $10 a month to keep it going. For their family plan you can add another line for $5 a month.
     
  8. marker227 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a contract with AT&T, but aren't sure when it ends. Valued customer since 09/10/2008. I don't have an iPhone upgrade till February.

    What are the steps to do this?

    I can't switch cell phone companies as I am the account holder for everyone who is on the family account.


    I really want an iPhone because of the sync capability; address book, ical, itunes and for those times you want a good camera.
     
  9. labman macrumors 604

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    actually if you check AT&T requirement Data is required anything above a 2g in or out of contract. there are cheaper data plans from att $15-30.if you don't want to spend $15 a month sell your i4 buy a touch! if you swap the sim in a dumb phone. they can tell you switched and it's a matter of time before they catch it.. been discussed a million times. here this will help a little.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20006534-1.html
     
  10. marker227 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I've seen info about that.

    I guess I can't really avoid it then... I literally have no use for data when I'm away from my computer.
     
  11. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you just get the $15 data plan and only use it when you really need it?
     

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