Iphone with data only plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FearNo1, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to buy a subsidized iphone 4 and get a data only plan from at+t? tmobile has data only plans for cell fones. I figure I'd use VOIP.
     
  2. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    The closest you can get is combining pay as you go with a data plan. However, you'd have to buy the phone at the full price, since you're not getting a contract.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, they dont have that option available on a subsidized i4. You have to have voice.
    Or pay full price for one and maybe use an ipad sim for data only.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Get an iPad, its data only, other then that you cannot do it.
     
  5. dylanursula macrumors 6502

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    OP - What about an IPOD Touch then - cant you use that with VOIP? Not 100% sure but wanted to give a different route.
     
  6. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    You can do it with an iPod but that is wifi only, plus there is no mic on it and you always have to use a headset.

    I'm using an iPad sim on the cheap 200mb plan, not enough for VoIP but I can do messages and email on the run.
     
  7. voidcomp macrumors newbie

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    There *is* a mic on the iPod Touch 4G and wifi is everywhere. It's making less and less sense to have a contract for a feature (voice) that's hardly used. If voice is essential everywhere use the Touch in tandem with some dumb phone.
     
  8. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    could get an iPod touch, and then one of those 3g hotspot things, would still probably be cheaper
     

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