Old 2G iPhone: Activate without Data Plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bob616, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. bob616 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2008
    #1
    Hi I want to give my old 2G iPhone to my mom to replace her old phone. However she does not need a data plan and does not want to accidentally access the internet. The phone is currently hacked and unlocked. So what do I have to do to:
    1st Cancel the iPhone data plan
    2nd Put a data block on the account

    Also we are using AT&T
     
  2. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2006
    Location:
    In my imagination
    #2
    I don't think you can do that as far as I know because the iPhone uses visual voicemail which uses the data plan.

    I am not to familiar with the hacks so I could be wrong .... that is if you aren't going to use AT&T. If you are, there is no way around it.
     
  3. astrorider macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    #3
    When I originally added a iPhone 2G to my Family plan I had ATT disable data on the line. I couldn't access visual voicemail, but I could call the voicemail number like most phones and access my voicemail that way. I've since added data to the line so I don't know if things still work the same way; this was ~1 year ago. I can't recall if the voicemail icon showed new voicemail, meaning you may have to call to even find out if you have voicemail.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #4
    You cant activate it officially thru itunes and not pick a data plan.
    What you can do is JB it and then stick your simcard in.
    Before you do that call up AT&T with any regural old flip phone and tell them to put a block on carrier data on your account.
     

Share This Page