iPhone work with regular AT&T sim?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by vansemmanuel, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. vansemmanuel macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to Mac Forums (technically, I do visit a lot but first time posting) and I have a Samsung Flight with AT&T. My cellular plan includes unlimited messaging and data with at&t. I am thinking of buying an iPhone 2G from eBay but I'm not willing to sign for the iPhone data package. Can I still use the iPhone with my current average data pack or do I have to sign over to the iphone one? Will it work? I have heard from some that they have had their accounts frozen and some were switched without knowing to the data plan for iPhone. Would I be better off with getting a prepaid sim from eBay?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    How much is your data and text plan now?
    They will notice your using an incompatible data plan with an iPhone.
     
  3. vansemmanuel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure on hand, but it's the average $30 unlimited messaging and data. What will they do when they find out? Would they find out if i were to use a prepaid sim?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    So switch to the iPhone data plan. It's the same but without texts. I'm not sure if they are still offering the $20 unlimited data and 200 text plan.
    They will notify you that u have the wrong plan for your device and they might switch it.
    On a prepaid u prob won't be able to get data.
     
  5. vansemmanuel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So mainly your just saying, when get the iPhone, just put in my at&t sim and use at normal and they will switch the plan anyways? Thats mainly all I'm wondering because I was in the mindset that they would add it onto of what I already am paying ($30 already being paid plus another $30 for iphone data). Also, I heard of some who use it with a T-Mobile prepaid sim and they are able to go along fine, is that something recommended(since unlocked iphones are made to work on networks other than AT&T itself). I wouldnt have to worry about AT&T terminating my account or any unexpected charges.
     

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