Unlocked iPhone = no forcced data plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by longchina, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. longchina macrumors newbie

    longchina

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    Hey guys~

    Is that true that when you spend about $600 to buy an 【unlocked iPhone】, you will be exempted from the mandatory monthly data plan (for AT&T)?

    Any input will be appreciated!

    =)
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's false.
    They will still add an iPhone data plan on post paid accounts.
    You can go without data on AT&T but you will have to use a prepaid sim.
     
  3. ansabakhan macrumors 65816

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    no point is getting iphone without data any way
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I still think there is a point and not everyone has the same needs when using a particular device.
    I couldn't go without a data plan but there's many out there that don't want one.
    Sucks that they have no option besides going to prepaid or going with tmobile.
     
  5. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    It's funny, AT&T is the only GSM provider that will mandate a data plan on a customer owned and maintained device (as far as I know).

    I work for Glentel and in the Atlantic region (where I work) we sell Bell, Rogers and Virgin (owned by Bell in Canada). People bring in unlocked/outright iPhones all the time and opt for the $20/mo talk and text plan. None of our providers enforce it unless the phone was subsidized and the user is currently on contract.
     
  6. scousers macrumors member

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    umm..... i bought direct from apple here in canada and when i went to the US a few weeks ago i bought a gophone micro sim from at&t store and have the iphone 4s on prepaid basis down there for when i visit. no data, only voice and text. serves my needs perfectly.

    still do have a regular 6gb data plan w/unltd nationwide calling in canada though through Virgin.

    if i ever need data in the US i can buy data packages on demand too from gophone.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    In the US all official carriers that sell the iphone AT&T, Verizon and Sprint mandate an iphone data plan.
    But I agree the plans up there make much more sense.
    I like that $10 a month cheaper plans that if you bring and use your own device. That's great.
     

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