When you buy a iphone do you have to sign up for the plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by retroart, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. retroart macrumors newbie

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    When you buy a iPhone do you have to activate it? I thought about getting one rather than a touch but i didn't know if you have to activate the phone feature or anything else?
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    you have to activate it and subscribe to an AT&T plan (unless you live outside the US) otherwise your phone is just a very fancy brick.
     
  3. jakeacc macrumors regular

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    I guess you haven't read any of the 1000 of articles and news coverage about the iPhone 3G. I can't speak for other countries, but a cell phone plan is required when you purchase your iPhone. Hense why the lines have moved slower than last year.
     
  4. Algalli macrumors member

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    Sign up for plan

    Yes you have to sign up for a plan that includes the $30/mo data which is why I won't get one. My IBook takes care of my online internet surfing. As a retiree I don't need to waste $30 per month. I took this to the President of AT&T and his office told me that because of the contract with Apple they must charge for the data. I don't believe them.
     
  5. retroart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I actually have not read any serious reviews cus i thought i would never get one, but i'm glad i know.
     
  6. mkoesel macrumors regular

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    You are wise not to believe them. People have successfully canceled the iPhone data plan after purchase.
     

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