IPhone 4 ATT without data plan?
I have an ATT account but am currently grandfathered from having a data plan. If I buy an iPhone 4 from a friend (who wants to upgrade to a 4s) can I still use the phone with my current "no data" plan? My wife has an iPhone and a data plan so I don't feel like adding $25 a month to an already $130/ month bill.
Will I be able to use the iphone Internet on wireless?
Can I use the same sim card that I have in my blackberry?
Thanks in advance to anyone that can help!
Last edited by jtredsox; 10-10-2011 at 06:35 PM.
- 10-10-2011, 06:43 PM #2iMore Intermediate
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If you want to use the iPhone on AT&T you will need a data plan. They require it. You can, of course, not activate the iPhone and use it as an iPod touch-like wifi device.
As for the SIMM, unless it is a micro-SIMM as used in the iPhone 4 it will not fit. You can get a SIMM cutter to trim it down to size though.
- 10-10-2011, 06:46 PM #3
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- 10-10-2011, 07:40 PM #7iMore Intermediate
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AT&T requires a data plan with any "smart phone" used on their network.
- 10-10-2011, 07:43 PM #8
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- 10-10-2011, 08:26 PM #11
Like I said before I am currently grandfathered from having a data plan. I shut off data on my phone shortly before AT&T forced you to get a data plan with a smartphone. That was when I had a Samsung Blackjack II. When that broke I bought an aftermarket Blackberry 8820 (Oct 2010), and was able to use the phone without having a data plan. When I bought the BB, data plans were mandatory and the AT&T site immediately recognized that I changed phones but they didn't force me to have a data plan.
I'm not sure if I'm laying out the story clearly enough, but maybe I shoud take my wife's iphone 3GS, stick in my SIM card, and see what happens. I guess that would be the fastest way to find out.
- 10-12-2011, 07:35 AM #13iPhone Newbie
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This might be unrelated, but I thought it was cool. I currently have an iPhone and a customer gave me a cheapo Nokia phone after they upgraded. I thought it would be an awesome idea to bring this phone camping so I didn't have to worry about breaking my iPhone.
So a friend of mine gave me an adapter for a micro SIM card. A little plastic piece that fits the iPhone SIM so you can put it into any other phone.
Instead of cutting down your current SIM card, go activate an iPhone SIM (they might charge ya though) then buy one of these adapters from eBay.
Just a thought.
- 10-26-2011, 11:45 AM #15iPhone Newbie
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I had an iPhone 3GS that we weren't using anymore. It still had 18 months on the contract. I worked with the ATT cancellation center and they removed the data plan from it to keep the account. You have to talk to them as they have more options at their disposal than the regular reps. They also let me put one of the old 200 messaging plans that they don't advertise anymore.
- 10-26-2011, 08:58 PM #16