iPhone 3G without data plan

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  • scubaokiescubaokie Posts: 1member
    If you are looking for a way to get an Iphone 3GS without the high costs of breaking your contract this is how I did it.



    1). You have to be upgrade eligible

    2). Go to an authorized retailer (Sam's club) and upgrade your phone with a 2 year contract

    3). They will register the imei off the new phone to your account. and add the $15 data plan

    4). Take the sim card out and put it into another phone (not iphone)

    5). Call AT&T and tell them that your sim card was in an iphone, but is no longer they will take off the data plan and have them remove the imei number from the iphone and update to the basic phone that does not require a data plan.



    This will give you a brand new iphone 3GS for the discounted contract renewal price (96 cents in my case that you can either try and use with the 3G disabled (Wifi only) or sell it for $200+ as I did. I am using and original iphone with no data plan and am paying $9.99 on a family plan or you can pop in an old AT&T sim card with no service and use it for wifi and itunes and apps just like an itouch, but without the high price tag.



    Way better than getting some cheap free phone that is pretty much worthless by the time you get it. This way you at least get something out of the 2 year commitment W/O the apple tax...
  • shelbykatelynshelbykatelyn Posts: 6member
    My boyfriend plans on giving me his old iPhone 3G. I currently do not have a data plan for my phone. Could I still put my Sim card in the iPhone and just use wifi for my internet needs?
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 39,888member
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    Originally Posted by ShelbyKatelyn View Post


    My boyfriend plans on giving me his old iPhone 3G. I currently do not have a data plan for my phone. Could I still put my Sim card in the iPhone and just use wifi for my internet needs?



    No. Not in the United States, at least. You cannot do this. You will be charged for data.



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    This DOES NOT WORK. AT&T will add the data plan. Period. No exceptions. There is absolutely nothing you can do about it. ONLY the first-gen iPhone can be used without data.
  • shelbykatelynshelbykatelyn Posts: 6member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    No. Not in the United States, at least. You cannot do this. You will be charged for data.







    This DOES NOT WORK. AT&T will add the data plan. Period. No exceptions. There is absolutely nothing you can do about it. ONLY the first-gen iPhone can be used without data.





    My boyfriend doesn't have a data plan either. So how does his work? He can't get on the internet or use apps that need internet without wifi...
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 39,888member
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    My boyfriend doesn't have a data plan either. So how does his work? He can't get on the internet or use apps that need internet without wifi...



    Then he's not in the US or he's unlocked on T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, or one of the other unofficial carriers. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint will not connect your iPhone without data.
  • shelbykatelynshelbykatelyn Posts: 6member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Then he's not in the US or he's unlocked on T-Mobile, Boost Mobile, or one of the other unofficial carriers. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint will not connect your iPhone without data.



    He's on an AT&T plan with his parents, and yes. He does live in the US.
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 39,888member
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    Originally Posted by ShelbyKatelyn View Post


    He's on an AT&T plan with his parents, and yes. He does live in the US.



    Well, unless he's using a first-gen iPhone himself, he'll be getting data added to his plan soon.



    Sorry, but that's their extortionate rules.
  • shelbykatelynshelbykatelyn Posts: 6member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Well, unless he's using a first-gen iPhone himself, he'll be getting data added to his plan soon.



    Sorry, but that's their extortionate rules.



    Isn't the 3G the first one?
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 39,888member
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    Originally Posted by ShelbyKatelyn View Post


    Isn't the 3G the first one?



    Second. Also, ignore the following:



    (See, everyone?! Regular people don't know these things! They don't expect 'iPhone 5'!)
  • shelbykatelynshelbykatelyn Posts: 6member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Second. Also, ignore the following:



    (See, everyone?! Regular people don't know these things! They don't expect 'iPhone 5'!)



    Now I'm completely confused.
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 39,888member
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    Originally Posted by ShelbyKatelyn View Post


    Now I'm completely confused.



    The first iPhone has an aluminum (so silver) back. It can be used on AT&T without a data plan.



    The second one is the iPhone 3G. It has a black back (did they come in white? I forget.) and cannot be used on AT&T without data.



    The third one is the iPhone 3GS. Came in black and white and cannot be used on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint without a data plan.



    The fourth one is the iPhone 4 (not a coincidence). As before, it cannot be used on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint without a data plan.



    The fifth one is the iPhone 4S. Can't be used without data.



    So ignoring the first model, you can't use one without data period, no exceptions. If you want to not have data, you have to go to T-Mobile or someone else without an iPhone.



    Unless your boyfriend has the same phone as me (and since he's giving you his 'old iPhone 3G', I doubt that), eventually AT&T will find him using an iPhone without data and automatically change his plan (without his consent or knowledge) to the proper one with data.



    Same goes for you if you try to put your current SIM in that iPhone 3G.
  • shelbykatelynshelbykatelyn Posts: 6member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    The first iPhone has an aluminum (so silver) back. It can be used on AT&T without a data plan.



    The second one is the iPhone 3G. It has a black back (did they come in white? I forget.) and cannot be used on AT&T without data.



    The third one is the iPhone 3GS. Came in black and white and cannot be used on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint without a data plan.



    The fourth one is the iPhone 4 (not a coincidence). As before, it cannot be used on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint without a data plan.



    The fifth one is the iPhone 4S. Can't be used without data.



    So ignoring the first model, you can't use one without data period, no exceptions. If you want to not have data, you have to go to T-Mobile or someone else without an iPhone.



    Unless your boyfriend has the same phone as me (and since he's giving you his 'old iPhone 3G', I doubt that), eventually AT&T will find him using an iPhone without data and automatically change his plan (without his consent or knowledge) to the proper one with data.



    Same goes for you if you try to put your current SIM in that iPhone 3G.



    So, what is this that I hear about the "airplane mode"? Can I put it on airplane mode, and still make and receive calls and texts? And what if I jailbreak it?
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