Iphone WiFi only--No Plans, Is this Possible?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by photosteve212, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. photosteve212 macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2010

    I'm thinking of purchasing an iPhone to use only in Wifi hotspots (for now at least) to browse the web and make calls through Skype.

    I understand that I would need to purchase the voice and data contracts initially but would like to cancel them and keep the phone. I also understand that I would have to pay an ETF of $175, right?

    Has anyone done this and is this possible?
    I would need to use an app to create a fake APN, or is this not necessary?

    Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks.
  2. outz macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    can't you just get the new ipod touch for less $ and do what you want?
  3. eplchamps0305 macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2009
    You would have to keep your plan for at least a month. You can then cancel and keep the phone and pay the 175 ETF. It's kind of an expensive ipod, but with a camera and gps. I understand what you are trying to do and it can be done. You will not need the fake apn since your iPhone will not have any service. This is why apple will not put a camera in the touch. Bastards.
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Why would you bother with an iPhone when an IPT will do this ? :rolleyes:

    Skype for iPhone and iPod Touch

    OP didn't say he wanted camera or GPS ??
  5. jutte64 macrumors regular


    Apr 28, 2009
    Fort Recovery , OH
    but they put one in the shuffle..
  6. eplchamps0305 macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2009
    The shuffle has a video camera and not a still camera, plus the shuffle is not a PDA device n
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    If that's what u want as long as you pay the ETF you can do anything you want with your iPhone.
  8. phpeters87 macrumors member


    Nov 9, 2009
    I think ATT has figured that out.

    Read the fine print as their is an activation fee and a pro-rated fee in addition to the $175.00 cancellation fee.
  9. eplchamps0305 macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2009
    Activation fee can be waived (mine was). Yeah, your first bill would be prorated fit about 8 days, and then the next full month. Your bill would be around $120. Plus cancellation of 165. You are looking at a minimum of $500. Is it really worth it?
  10. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    I don't really see the point in this. The iPod Touch can do everything the iPhone can do, minus the camera and compass. Are those two features worth the ETF & prorated fees?
  11. eplchamps0305 macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2009
    Personally I don't thinks so. It's just too much. Op you can get the iPhone and use it on Att without a data plan after your first month. Your bill will only be 40 plus tax.
  12. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    The iPod shuffle does not have a video camera.

    The iPod nano does.

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