Using ATT Sim without Triggering Data Plan Cost

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JA3, May 28, 2009.

  1. JA3 macrumors newbie

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    I admit I'm a new (uninformed) iPhone owner. I paid full price at an Apple store for a 3G, 16Gb phone without getting it activated. I already have an ATT sim/account for an earlier phone (not iPhone) without any data plan. I just had the iPhone unlocked/jail-broke so that i will be able to use it in Asia with Asian sim cards. Now my question is: if I put my ATT sim card in my new iPhone now, will it trigger a monthly data plan charge to my account?????:eek:
     
  2. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, When AT&T 'sweeps' the account and sees an iPhone on it and no iPhone data plan they will automatically add the plan. There are a couple threads about it here and AT&T/Cingular made the announcement awhile back.

    They 'sweep' the accounts every 2-3 hours it seems, I'm sure I'm not using the correct term but the AT&T/Cingular system will update its records as to what phone is on the acct. I can see mine change from an iPhone to a Palm by mid Morning when I phone swap @ work.
     
  3. ZhenyaF macrumors 6502

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    My girlfriend has a regular AT&T sim card in her 3G iphone and there are no data charges. I jailbroke it, and turned off edge/3g. Even though At&T website shows 3G as active on her line, they have not added a data plan, so I would say that you are safe to jailbreak and use your AT&T sim.
     
  4. skubish macrumors 68030

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    They will add the data plan eventually. Usually it takes months though.
     
  5. ZhenyaF macrumors 6502

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    Its been since December 2008...and if I'm not mistaken there is even an option to remove the iphone data plan from one of the features
     

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