Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GenNovE, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. GenNovE macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2008
    Hello guys

    I have an iPhone and a data plan with att. Today I decided to install BETA 2.
    So while in town I decide to use skype used it all day amazing software.
    And I am looking at my IBM THINKPAD T61 with its built in 3g modem and I decide to do an experiment. I take out the iphone's sim card out and pop in the DATA ONLY SIM from at&t and lo and behold my iphone works.

    Of course no voice data but I am able to browse the internet and since I WAS ABLE TO BROWSE THE INTERNET i figured hey let me try SKYPE.

    And what do you know I was using my iPhone with a data only sim card using skype all day to make phone calls.

    How amazing is that?

    I paid skype 29.95 for a whole year of unlimited landline & mobile. Would be awesome if it stayed this open. But we all know is temporary.
  2. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2008
    and this is what the carriers all fear: that people will realize they dont need "voice" plans anymore.

    i mean most people know the carriers are screwing them over, they just dont know how hard.
  3. rrijkers macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2007
    The Netherlands
  4. kage207 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    The thing is to get a new iPhone without a contract.

    And not always do you get a good 3G signal. As this improves I see this becoming an option. Cause my dads 3G chip isn't always so great. Or he just doesn't know how to use it. lol
  5. dazcox5181 macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2005
    Essex, UK
    With both the 3.0 betas my skype has worked over 3G, pretty dire quality mind, but its skype what did i expect?

    On o2 in UK, not jailbreaked or unlocked on normal iPhone contract
  6. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Yeah, it's the greatest, isn't it? :D
  7. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles
    im just pissed that at&t can charge for text messages AND a data plan

    talk about double dipping
  8. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Please don't expect Skype to work on anything but WiFi once OS 3.0 is finished. The beta code will be updated to close this glaring gap (at least for AT&T). Enjoy it while you can... it will not last...:(

  9. diemos macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2009
  10. GenNovE thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2008
    I know is for the beta only.

    Would be awesome to have the ability to use it over 3g.

    In other news.

    The MMS issue people are having is on ATT part.

    I put my sim on my blackberry bold noticed my account page on att
    said my device was the bold.

    And changed the messaging to att unlimited opposed to iphone text messaging.

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