Questions w/ iPhone @ Cingular

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by soda97, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. soda97 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I am going to purchase an iPhone from the Apple site
    but right now I began to wonder...

    1. I currently using a Cingular 3G sim card, can that be used along the iPhone or do I have to use their sim card to activate in order to use the phone?

    2. With my current 2yrs contract undergoing, if I could use my existing 3G sim card, do I still need to sign up for another 2yrs contract or simply renew/extend the one I am having right now?

    3. Do I "have to" have the iPhone data plan or may I just keep my Media Max? Will I lose any features (ex: visual voicemail) under that data plan on the iPhone rather than the iPhone data plan itself?

    Please reply to any that you may know
    Hope to get some answers and ideas from you


    Thanks,
    soda97
     
  2. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    1. I currently using a Cingular 3G sim card, can that be used along the iPhone or do I have to use their sim card to activate in order to use the phone?

    You have to activate it with there SIM card and your SIM card now will be out of commision.

    3. Do I "have to" have the iPhone data plan or may I just keep my Media Max? Will I lose any features (ex: visual voicemail) under that data plan on the iPhone rather than the iPhone data plan itself?

    You must have the data plan i think.
     
  3. jnolas2 macrumors member

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    Chicago, IL
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    According to the AT&T website:

    1) You do have to use the SIM Card that comes with the iPhone.
    2 & 3) You can keep your same minutes plan, but you do have to sign a new 2 year contract and get their data plan
     
  4. Pattycerts macrumors 6502

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    Yes, you do have to use the included SIM, but have no fear- if you swap it back into your other phone you will still access the 3G network.

    I found that the iPhone plan has saved me a ton of money every month, but I had the pda unlimited plan. I think you'll find no price difference w/the iPhone plans, if you're not sure check apple.com for the iPhone rates.
     
  5. anamznazn macrumors regular

    anamznazn

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    Philadelphia, PA
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    how about the text messaging plan? how will that work?

    currently, i'm using my Nokia N95 w/ Unlimited Data + 200 Text (and Unlimited M2M text) for about $25

    I don't mind using the iPhone data plan but I don't want to lose the unlimited m2m texting. Is there anyway I can keep the texting plan?
     

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