No Data Plan Sim Card In An Iphone Without Jailbreak

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Whiteshadow9, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Whiteshadow9 macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    I am looking into buying a used iPhone 3G off eBay. I right now have an LG Xenon for a cell phone. I do NOT want a data plan with the new iPhone. I already have AT&T and my LG phone uses a 3G SIM card. I am NOT going to jailbreak it.
    Can I just put the SIM card I have already in the iPhone and the iPhone will work right off the back? Or will I have to get the phone regesterd to my AT&T account? I have data blocked on my SIM card so that I don't go on the Internet without meaning to.
  2. gullaa macrumors member


    Mar 1, 2008
    the iphone will still work without a data plan.... you just have to do all your web browsing through wifi
  3. CJisohsocool macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
  4. bigtrip macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    AT&T's system will recognize that your sim card is being used with an iPhone and automatically add the iPhone data plan.
  5. Whiteshadow9 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    I keep seeing it will need to be activated from iTunes, will it need to be if it was restored by the previous owner. And will AT&T know I have an iPhone?
  6. 007bond macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    DFW, Texas
    I have used an iPhone without a data plan for almost 6 months now. Couldn't afford unlimited data. Anyway, you should be ok. Just Jailbreak because the 3g lacks on features.

    Edit: yeah, im on AT&T

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