What can I do w/ a Jailbroken iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gottafly, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. gottafly macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2008
    I'm trying to understand the benefits of jailbreaking an iPhone. In particular, how will I benefit from jailbreaking as far as the monthly fees/data charges? I've got a 3G that I'm not using as I've recently upgraded to 3GS. I'm considering letting my son use the iPhone on my AT&T plan but don't want to have to enroll in the data plan. Can he use it as a phone/ipod w/ wifi, but no data (and no contractual commitment)?

    Is it possible to use it as a prepaid once it's jailbroken? and how does iTunes and buying apps work w/ a jailbroken phone?

    Any insight is greatly appreciated.
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    I'll answer what I can. You won't have to sign a contract if you already own the phone. AT&T will just set you up with a new number/line. You can do pay as you go if you want. Also app purchasing works the same as it does on a non-jailbroken phone.

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