1. mitchnome's Avatar
    i'm a newbie so i apologize in advance

    i have an at&t iphone 4 handed down from a friend
    i currently use a "dumb" phone with only voice plan from at&t as well
    my friend told me that if i install my sim card into the iphone, at&t can detect i'm using an iphone and will charge me for data usage even with data option disabled
    i read some blogs and users seem to confirm this but with no solutions

    is there a workaround?
    what about changing the APN on iOS 6.0.1? VPN?
    if so, how do you change it?
    jailbreaking/unlocking required? any cydia apps?


    any advice would be appreciated
    cheers!
    11-10-2012 06:08 PM
  2. moegumby's Avatar
    No way around it, all carriers require a data plan on any smartphone.


    Sent from my iPhone 4
    11-10-2012 06:54 PM
  3. bigmel02's Avatar
    Not true... Love the way people are soooo quick to answer this.. U must work for att...anyway we have had 2 iPhone 2g with NO data plan for years, without any problems..
    12-09-2012 07:57 AM
  4. Massie's Avatar
    It's not that it won't work, but that if AT&T catches on they WILL add a data plan. This is all well documented, and just visiting the AT&T site will show that all smartphones require a data plan.
    12-09-2012 08:10 AM
  5. vietalogy's Avatar
    Not true... Love the way people are soooo quick to answer this.. U must work for att...anyway we have had 2 iPhone 2g with NO data plan for years, without any problems..
    Correct the original iPhone does not require data plan any other iPhone after that and any smart phone now does require one now.


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    12-09-2012 11:33 AM
  6. ThaKrazyOne's Avatar
    As stated before, any smart phone has to have data service. The only reason the the OG iPhone does not require one is because it is a legacy device i.e. 2G. Any Smartphone that uses 3G and up is required to have a data plan. You can throw a SIM into the iPhone 4 and it will work fine for a little while with no data, but once AT&T's servers catch wind that the device is without data, it will automatically be added on for you whether you ask for it or not.
    12-10-2012 10:04 PM
  7. danimal1968's Avatar
    As stated before, any smart phone has to have data service. The only reason the the OG iPhone does not require one is because it is a legacy device i.e. 2G. Any Smartphone that uses 3G and up is required to have a data plan. You can throw a SIM into the iPhone 4 and it will work fine for a little while with no data, but once AT&T's servers catch wind that the device is without data, it will automatically be added on for you whether you ask for it or not.
    Or you can turn off cellular data on the iphone so that it only uses wifi and continue to use it as a dumb phone when not in a wifi area.
    12-12-2012 11:45 AM
  8. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Or you can turn off cellular data on the iphone so that it only uses wifi and continue to use it as a dumb phone when not in a wifi area.
    Once the sim card is inserted into the phone, AT&T network will detect its an iPhone even with data turned off.
    12-12-2012 12:24 PM
  9. vietalogy's Avatar
    Work around is transfer your service to straight talk to use a smart phone for lower rates. It's prepaid service and uses att service.


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    12-12-2012 05:48 PM

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