Unlocked iPhone without data plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ventro, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. ventro macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2006
    I currently have a cheap Fido voice plan for my phone here in Canada. No data plan. I want to get an iPhone, unlock it, and put my Fido SIM inside.

    I just want to use the voice part of the phone, and the iPod part, and I only want to use Wifi for data.

    Will it try and access the data network here and charge me up the wazoo? Or can I tell it that the data network doesn't exist so it doesn't try to connect to it when there's no Wifi?
  2. DeathChill macrumors 68000

    Jul 15, 2005
    By default EDGE won't be setup so no need to worry. I did the same with Rogers. I unlocked my iPhone and it's now my cell phone and by default EDGE is setup to try and access Cingular's networks, so it doesn't work. :)
  3. ventro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2006

    That's totally awesome. So when you try and go to Weather or Stocks or Safari when there's no WiFi around you get no data whatsoever? And when you are in a WiFi area you get full data access on all of those apps?

    If that's true I am getting an iPhone ASAP.
  4. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1C28 Safari/419.3)

    you should just error out when you don't have wifi access
  5. DeathChill macrumors 68000

    Jul 15, 2005
    Yep, it just says that you're not an EDGE subscriber and it couldn't connect to EDGE but once you're using WiFi it's all good.
  6. killerPhoneWant macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2007
  7. ivi7 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2007
    Edge is not used while sending Sms's.
    So it shoundn't be affected.
  8. killerPhoneWant macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2007
    So i'm an AT&T customer but don't have a data plan. can i just enter crappy settings for the edge part and thus it wont connect to edge? I really just want to use it as a voice phone + wifi for now. Has anyone tried this. If so, i'm buying one right now!
  9. jialuolu macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2005
    Really? I was wondering this exact same thing. But if it isn't using EDGE, how is it sending data over the network? Man, I'm so excited about getting an iPhone in Canada :D
  10. Skull21 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2005
    Anyone have an answer to this?
  11. SpaceJello macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2006
    A friend of mine was considering doing the same. Theorectically it works, i think there is a thread about someone using the phone with edge off but with some other carrier using the same method u mentioned.

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