Planning on getting iPhone 4 but i have a few noob questions.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by lordking65, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. lordking65 macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2009
    San Diego, California, USA
    Is a data plan REQUIRED to USE an iPhone? i was planning just to use wifi. i cant afford the data plan...

    if no:

    Is there a setting where i can have the iPhone ONLY connect to wifi and not my network when connecting to the internet?

    And Also can i use and connect apps [and the app store] through and just wifi?

  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
    you can buy the iPhone with no-commitment, but a data plan is required.

    You can place the iPhone is wifi mode, but seriously, if you can't afford the data plan, you shouldn't get getting an iPhone at all.
  3. applerocks macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2005
    Like was said above, AT&T requires you to have a data plan, even if you're not under contract. You can usually get away with it for a couple months, but they'll notice eventually and force you to put a data plan on. It can just be the $15/month one that has very limited data requirements. You can turn Cellular Data off in the new iOS 4 software, so you won't go over on your data at all.

    Apps access data the same way applications do. If your iPhone is connected to a wi-fi network, it will use that. Otherwise, it uses the Cellular Data (unless, of course, your Cellular Data is off).
  4. zombieflanders macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2007

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