Will AT&T force me to add data to off contract iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by radiologyman, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. radiologyman macrumors 6502

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    I got a line with damb phone and now will have an extra ip4. If I cut the SIM card and disable all cellular data, AT&T network will probably still see the imei of the iPhone. Several years ago I used off contract iPhone 2g without data but I'm afraid things are different now. Any recent success stories?
     
  2. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    Yes they will. The original iPhone was the only one you could always get away with this on. Some people, including me, have had luck for a month or two before getting data added. I had data blocked as well. Not sure if that made a difference.
     
  3. beowulfPKR macrumors newbie

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    If you are off contract they shouldn't give you a problem at all. The worst you would experience is a sales rep giving you a hard time about it if you are removing one.
     
  4. steph280 macrumors member

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    not true. You will get text messages and eventually data plan added automatically.
     
  5. Radiating macrumors 65816

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    The network scans or IMEI and every month or two they do a sweep to make sure that everyone has the correct features and plans. ie smartphones are on smartphone plans and dumbphones are on dumbphone plans.
     

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