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

radiologyman

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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?
 

dave420

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Jun 15, 2010
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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.
 

beowulfPKR

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Sep 21, 2012
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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.
 

Radiating

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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.