is a data plan required for first gen iphones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sr5878, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007
    hey everyone,

    sorry for my noob post, but i was mislead at an at&t store today and i want to get my facts straight.

    i just bought my sister a 4gb iphone (only paid $200!) for use on our at&t familytalk plan. i was under the impression that you could cancel the data plan after activation and still access phone/text as well as any internet functions via wifi. she'll be at college next year, so she will have constant wifi access.

    will i be able to do this?

    thanks :)
  2. greenmymac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    Tulsa, Ok

    to my knowledge yes!
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    If you badger AT&T, I was under the impression that they would take it away.
  4. leodavinci0 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2006
    Yes you can, I've done it. You can turn it back on by accessing your account on the website as well (I haven't tried deactivating it this way though). Keep in mind you lose SMS, since it's part of the plan, and need to set up regular voicemail.
  5. sr5878 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007
    this is fine, since my family has messaging unlimited. thanks for your input :)

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