Iphone plans & sim card

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SMirarchi87, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. SMirarchi87 macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so I have a Motorola Q9(with AT&T) I have a 3G sim card unlimited data already on my plan and unlimited texting and everything. If I get an iphone will I have to change my plan and get a new sim card or what?
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

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    yes
     
  3. SMirarchi87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so will it just wipe out my data plan n be cheaper or WAY more expensive?...shoot me some prices plz
     
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    The 3G data plan for the iPhone will be $30 + the cost for SMS. A data plan for the first generation iPhone will cost $20 and includes 200 SMS. The cost for minutes just depends on how many minutes you want.

    I have two iPhones on a family talk plan and they run just under $140 a month, one is 3G and the other is the original iPhone.
     
  5. SMirarchi87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so if I already have unlim txt n data it doesnt matter. i still have to get a hole new plan?(sry im an idiot)
     
  6. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    me and my dad both got an iphone 3G 8GB on release and were expecting that we'd have to go on a seperate family plan from my sister and cousin. But idk if it was just due to the bricking issue it was just added on to our regular family plan. Then we just raised our minutes and then mine and my dad's lines got unlimited data and we already had unlimited txting so really we're now just paying the regular family plans plus data. Confusing im sure, hard to explain but yeah. All in all, you do get a sim card already in the phone, but your only plan difference might just be whatever you decide to change.
     
  7. SMirarchi87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So my plan would basically stay the same? and what is the bricking issue?
     
  8. Grock900 macrumors newbie

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    yes, the new plan will overwrite the old plan, unless you get ahold of a 3g phone without activating it and stick your old sim in it, then you can keep the old data plan
     
  9. SMirarchi87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    would it end up costing anymore I have a 30$ unlim data right now
     
  10. CrackerjacksM88 macrumors member

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    I went to an ATT store and they told me that I could get an iPhone and keep the same plan I have (Unlimted Data + 1500msgs $40). However, I haven't seen anyone here that has keep their old ATT data plan....
     
  11. mrmayor92 macrumors 6502

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    yeah i think you can do that...


    i think those plans on the att web site are only for new att customers:eek:
     
  12. SMirarchi87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so an old customer w. unlim. data n txt w. close to unlim mins gets the shaft w. the iphone?
     
  13. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    you can simply buy the phone and just insert your sim card, and it would work just fine.
     
  14. mrmayor92 macrumors 6502

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    no. they give you the option to keep your current plan and just add the iphone data plan
     
  15. SMirarchi87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what does that consist of? and how much more is it a month?
     
  16. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    iphone data is unlimited data at $30.
     
  17. mrmayor92 macrumors 6502

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    tis unlimited...


    you cant run out and its 30 bucks a month
     
  18. SMirarchi87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so could i jus drop my unlim data that i already have n jus go iphone 30 n it b the same amount or do i need both?
     
  19. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    If you're moving to an iPhone, all you need is $30 unlimited data, which is required, and whatever text plan you want.
     
  20. mrmayor92 macrumors 6502

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    you need to sign up for the iphone plan for 2 years

    so just cancel your current data plan and start the iphone one and itll cost you the same amount of money that your spending now
     
  21. SMirarchi87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    awesome news, now i jus need to wait till im eligible for a dscount cuz 500 is a way big strech i jus got the dam Moto Q9 n im stuck w. it till march till i can get a discount..BOO
     
  22. mrmayor92 macrumors 6502

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    oh wow that blows man.


    hopefully getting mine in september if i get my job D:
     
  23. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    check and see what EBay price is for Q9 and maybe it'll sell for $200.
     
  24. mrmayor92 macrumors 6502

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    OR you could unlock your phone and make it sell for more on ebay : )

    its running wm6 correct?
     
  25. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    I thought unlocking is a given...
     

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