help with 2g/3g iphone which one?
I am wanting to get a Iphone But im 6 months into my contrct with AT&T they did not start selling the Iphones at our Sam's (walmart) untill after i bought my LG VU.... so im wanting to sell my LG VU and get a Iphone instead. My question is, i have been looking on EBAY and have found several 2g 8gig iphones for resonable price ($200-$260) and ther are some 3g 8 gig for $400
I know i can cancel my contract and get a new contract with a iphone but i would rather not do that unless i have to. i have tried to do some research but have not found much info, what is the difference between the 1st gen 2G 8gig and the 3g 8gig... i know you can do a software update but im really only wanting it for the phone and to use wi-fi on at work im not watning to use the 3g service unless i have to our work has a company wifi network for its people to use.
Can i use it with just the wi-fi? and would i still be able to use the apps and stuff like that on the 2g 8gig?
i was looking at a 2g phone untill it makes more sense to get a new one after they come out later on.
If i do get a new one later down the road will they make me get a data plan with it?
im really thinking about getting a older one and unlocking it to use on a diff network i hate ATT
any help would be awesome thanks! I hope this is in the correct section i looked in the sticky post but it didnt have a answer for this/
Last edited by Blaze98; 05-26-2009 at 10:02 AM.
- 05-26-2009, 12:22 PM #2
right but my contract is not up for a while and if i can get a 2g for now untill i can cancel my contract or get a new iphone when i renew again is what im wanting to do. just wanting some info on if i can use the apps with the 2g phone. all though i see what your saying it would be nice to have a 3g but i dont want to pay through the nose for one yet.
- 05-26-2009, 03:54 PM #4
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- 05-26-2009, 04:11 PM #7
i think in a year maybe a year and 3 months.... i was told Sams (walmart) was not going to get the iphone for a while and i needed another phone.. and sams does not mark up their phone like AT&T does. so i signed a new contract and got the LG VU for next to nothing where as at&t was going to charge almost 100 buck for it along with a new 2 year contract. about 3 months after i got it they started selling the Iphone. i cant justify spending 400 bucks on a iphone when i could get a new one for 200 with a new contract OR get a used 2g untill my contract is up then get a new iphone.
my phone (LG VU) is selling on ebay for about 120-145 and i have seen 2g phones for around 200 so i wouldnt be far off selling my Lg Vu and my Palm Life Drive i should have enuff to get a used one.
- 05-26-2009, 04:22 PM #9
I honestly think you are setting yourself up for disappointment going with the 1st gen iPhone. Also, you should log into your account and check when you are eligible for upgrade. They let you upgrade before the end of your contract and start a new 2 year, but it depends how much you spend monthly to determine how early you can upgrade.
As a reference the charges on my line are about 140 and I bought the 3G on July 11th and I'm eligible for upgrade on July 12, 2009.
- 05-26-2009, 04:23 PM #10
Basically, wait until after WWDC to see if there will be a new hardware model this year.
- 05-26-2009, 05:48 PM #13
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- 05-26-2009, 05:58 PM #17
if i were to get a new 3g phone, i would get it for 200 bucks,+ activation fees+ normal phone service bill ($60) and a additional $30 plan for 3g that i will not use? and the $30 data lan does not cover txting right? if not its another 15$ for txting... please tell me if im wrong..
Last edited by Blaze98; 05-26-2009 at 06:12 PM.
- 05-26-2009, 06:17 PM #20
The data plan does not cover texting, right, but they do have a $5 plan for 200 texts, I believe.
As for upgrading early, the upgrade price I was quoted for a 3G two months before my contract is up, is $499.
$499? thats insane!!! $5 isnt bad but i go thru 200 txts in a week and thats a minimum...if i already have service ( my phone i have now) and the line is already activated cant i just take the sim card out and put it in the used 2g and it work and i wont have to activate it (again)with at&t?
thats why i wanted to know if i use my account i already have and my unlimited txting i already have will this work without having to take it to at&t and get a data plan(which i dont want to use) all i want to use is wi-fi on it
Last edited by Blaze98; 05-26-2009 at 06:36 PM.
- 05-26-2009, 06:42 PM #22
You can change the sim card, but you will still need to activate the phone itself.
From what I have read on here, once it is plugged in and iTunes recognizes it, it will require you to go through the activation process. The activation process will automatically set you up with a data plan. If you take it in to an AT&T store, they will do the same.
If there is a work around to activation, I am not sure, as it is required to get the phone to work on the network.
- 05-26-2009, 06:51 PM #23
- 05-26-2009, 06:59 PM #24
so no matter what you are going to have a $100+ cell phone bill? and there is no way to cancel the data plan within the first month? when i got my first smartphone i got a discount if i got the data plan and the guy told me i could cancel it the next month and it was fine... i just think its wrong to have the used phone you have to activate it and get a data plan even if your gonna use only the phone/txt/and wi-fi....
is it like this if i jailbreak it and take it to sprint or verizon or Tmobile?