iPhone Without Data Plan

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Yaris, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Yaris macrumors regular

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    My RAZR broke so I decided to get an iPhone. From what I understand, the $30 per month additional data plan is not optional and I am forced to buy that. I don;t need a data plan. All I want is calling and texting, and for internet I'll use WiFi. I'm considering buying an unlocked iPhone 2G from eBay and getting a basic 450 minute plan with texting but without the data plan, and using the sim card in the unlocked iPhone. Would this work? I want to make sure because I'm buying soon.
     
  2. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

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    A data plan is optional. The only requirement is that you either refresh your current plan for 3 years (or is it 2 years in the US?) or get another plan (any plan) for 2-3 year contract.
     
  3. Yaris thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm, on the AT&T website it says "Please note: Data plan for iPhone is required for the life of your iPhone service and cannot be removed in the future."
     
  4. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

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    Huh... okay then. I thought Rogers in Canada and AT&T in the US had the same policies but I guess I'm wrong.

    Sorry about that.
     
  5. qnc macrumors member

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    If you buy the phone from them the data plan will be manditory.
    If you buy one off craigslist/ebay and insert your sim they can not force you to get the data plan. The phone was not subsidized.

    My wife has had an iphone on a regular AT&T plan for over a year. I turned off the the Edge connection so we will not get charged for data. The phone shows up on our account, but no notice from AT&T.

    I would advise to buy phone second hand and activate a line with features that you want and get a free phone, you will be in contract anyway.

    Then put in the SIM later. **just make sure that you turn off the edge connection with BossPrefs or SBSettings to not have the phone connecting to data. you will be charged.
     
  6. teaguecole macrumors member

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    or you can get rid of edge or 3g by disabling the APN by installing this profile from www.unlockit.co.nz

    make sure you access it from your iphone on wifi... it is a completely different site on your iphone then on your computer...you will see what i am talking about when you go on the site from your iphone.

    its a lot easier and you dont have to jailbreak
     
  7. qnc macrumors member

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    Thanks for got about that I'm so use to jailbreaking
     

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