Question, will my idea work?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jack18889, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. jack18889 macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2011
    If i cut up my sim card, that is 3g compatible and has imei number for like a sony ericson bar phone, into a micro sim card and use it for an iphone and sign up for like a $10 unlimited data plan for att non-smartphones, will that work?
  2. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Huh? When you buy the iPhone, you have to choose a plan. If you then cancel the plan, you pay early cancellation fee.

    I'm not sure where you are going with this.
  3. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    I can't answer the technical portion of the question, but I have a feeling that carriers have policies and defenses in place for this type of circumvention. I doubt you'll get away with it.
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    No, that wouldn't work. AT&T knows what kind of phone you are putting your SIM card into, and once they detect the iPhone, they'll make you add a $15 or $25 plan.
  5. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    At least in Canada, the "non-smartphone" data plans (don't exist anymore) are only for WAP browsing, so any normal smartphone that uses HTML will not be able to use it, so you would have to change it to a normal data plan.

    From what I've read about AT&T, they do random checks for what IMEI is actually active rather than the one that's scanned in the system, and if the plan doesn't match the device, they will change it.

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