1. questionableuser's Avatar
    I will soon be getting an iphone 4s, the person I'm getting it from doesn't want it anymore because they upgraded. The problem is, I don't want to get or use a plan on the iPhone. When you set the iPhone up, I noticed in videos it automatically connects to a phone carrier. Are they automatically getting ready to charge you? If I set up the phone (so to speak) and it showed AT&T but I turned off the data when I was done setting it up, will I still get charged and have to get a plan? I just want to use it as a "iTouch" so to speak, use it without a plan and without being charged. I just want to use it with Wi-Fi is that possible? Any help?

    Thanks.
    07-25-2014 05:54 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    When you set up the iTunes, it will contact Apple's servers for activation purposes. You can continue to use the device as an iPod and Wi-Fi only device. You will not be charged by a carrier. Besides, how would they know to charge "you"?
    07-25-2014 09:11 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore Q

    As mentioned above you will not get charged and will be able to use it connected to wifi
    07-25-2014 09:22 AM
  4. questionableuser's Avatar
    I've read before that once you set up the iPhone it automatically sets up a data plan for you. That is in correct, right?
    07-25-2014 03:48 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've read before that once you set up the iPhone it automatically sets up a data plan for you. That is in correct, right?

    That's incorrect. What if you buy a used device? What if I simply cancelled my service? See my point?
    07-25-2014 03:51 PM
  6. questionableuser's Avatar
    Last time to be certain, after I sign in with my Apple I.D & activate the phone, as long as I turn off data asap I will be fine? One last thing, does it matter if when I activate the phone there is a SIM card in it that was used with the phone before when the person I'm getting it from had a data plan?
    07-25-2014 03:56 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    When I got a new iPhone 5, my old iPhone 4 still worked on wifi for email, Safari and everything except Verizon services like calling and SMS messaging. My old iPhone 4 became an iPod Touch. I wish now I had kept it. I'll be hanging on to my 5 when I upgrade to the 6.


    Sent from from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
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    07-25-2014 04:03 PM
  8. questionableuser's Avatar
    And all you had to do was turn the data off that old phone?
    07-25-2014 04:07 PM

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