iPhone data plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by quadman, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. quadman macrumors newbie

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    Can you drop the iPhone data plan after you activate the iPhone? I just want to use the wifi conection.
     
  2. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    I am sure many people would like to do that but no we cannot drop the unlimitted internet package for the iPhone.
     
  3. mets1125 macrumors regular

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    wait till they get around the 1.1.1 update then unlock (when every1 says its ok) then just stick your att sim into the iphone.
     
  4. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Why would you want to drop the data plan? It would gimp the phone and cost you a fortune if you used any internet features without wi-fi nearby.

    $20 isn't much money, but opinions vary i suppose.
     
  5. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

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    No. I believe AT&T makes you use a data plan with any iPhone or PDA they sell. It makes sense to me, considering you are buying a phone that has internet, youtube, email, stocks, weather...etc.
     
  6. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    All though I agree with the others that dropping the $20 data plan (which is only really $15 if you consider 200 texts cost $5) will severely gimp the phone and end up costing the same if you only spent a couple of minutes looking something up in safari.

    But you didn't ask my opinion you asked if it could be done. I have heard reports from other users that also didn't want a data plan on their bill so they just called AT&T and got it taken off. They might give you guff but I do believe that the minutes and data are separate charges on the bill so they should be able to keep the minutes and drop the data.

    I say call them and let us know.
     
  7. quadman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't text messages and I doubt I would use the internet that much. If I did need it, I could always use a wifi connection. I don't really want to unlock it, but will if I have to. I'll see what they say when I buy it.
     
  8. Geffen macrumors 6502

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    Did you make your iPhone purchase yet? if so how did everything go?
     
  9. method525 macrumors member

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    They strongly suggest that you get a data package but on all the other pdas you can use them without a data plan. They either remove it themselves or call up CS. Of course that can lead to some rather high bills if they use the internet. I've seen my fair share of those. The iphone is the ony phone that a data plan is required. It can't be taken. Well it can but they tell us not too.
     
  10. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    I personally think it would be a good business practice to offer the iPhone without the data plan. I would still buy the data plan as I love surfing from my iPhone aswell as checking email and such, and as pointed out $20 is rather cheap for EDGE. There are too many times when I do not have access to wi-fi and I want to check my email.

    It would seem like the majority of people would still pay the $20 and for those who wouldn't when they did check their email from the EDGE network they would be looking at the bill grow and grow and then they might change their mind.
     

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