1. Talbot#IM's Avatar
    Hi everyone
    Yesterday I bought an original iphone. When I brought it home I plugged it in and opened up itunes. It then told me I needed to register the phone with at & t. So I did, thinking that I afterwards I could unlock the phone and take the "iphone data plan" off my at&t plan. I was able to unlock the phone by following a tutorial.

    Then when I went to the at&t website it didn't let me take the "iphone data plan" off. I even changed my current phone to not show an iphone.

    Anyone know what I need to do? I really don't want to pay $20 a month.

    Thanks
    04-29-2009 10:57 AM
  2. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    AT&T knows you are on an iPhone via your sim card. I don't believe there is any way of removing the data plan. Once AT&T sees the iPhone, they add it back on.
    04-29-2009 11:06 AM
  3. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    Yeah there is no way to do that. If you give them a dumbie IMEI number or that of a another phone, and you pop your SIM Card back in the iPhone. Regardless, the iPhone is going to rack up data usage. In the end costing you more than $20 data.

    I would just keep the $20 data on there. Every PDA on AT&T has a $30 data plan.
    The first gen iPhone also comes with 200 texts. So in the end it's a bargain.
    04-29-2009 01:41 PM
  4. Talbot#IM's Avatar
    Ok I understand.

    What I'm trying to do is get rid of the $20... add the $5 200 text feature and have no internet coming from the phone signal. I'm only going to be using it wireless internet spots so I see no point in paying $15 extra for something I'm not going to use.

    I'm pretty sure there is a way to do this... so I'm just going to keep looking.
    04-29-2009 05:13 PM
  5. blakejackson's Avatar
    good luck!
    04-29-2009 06:26 PM
  6. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    exactly... good luck!
    04-29-2009 09:44 PM
  7. sting7k's Avatar
    Ok I understand.

    What I'm trying to do is get rid of the $20... add the $5 200 text feature and have no internet coming from the phone signal. I'm only going to be using it wireless internet spots so I see no point in paying $15 extra for something I'm not going to use.

    I'm pretty sure there is a way to do this... so I'm just going to keep looking.
    Sounds like what you need is an iPod Touch and a normal phone.
    05-01-2009 08:03 AM
  8. GMJeff's Avatar
    AT&T requires the iPhone to have a data plan on the device for as long as the phone is on their network.
    05-10-2009 05:19 PM
  9. ericUT's Avatar
    What would be the point of not having the data plan on there? It makes the phone almost useless. I see some reason for doing this but in the end, you're going to get a much better experience by coughing up the $20 a month.
    05-10-2009 05:36 PM
  10. Tramain's Avatar
    There is know way to remove it. And you can use internet with every on the iphone
    05-11-2009 04:28 PM
  11. Beloved's Avatar
    Did you upgrade your phone thru Att? If so, you will have to pay to charge during the life of your contract no matter what phone you use. I got my son the new Propel with the upgrade price. 3 weeks later he lost it. Was going to downgrade the phone to a cheapy and found out that I still had to pay for the Internet package so had to shell out for another Propel at retail.
    05-17-2009 10:39 PM
  12. Ghecko's Avatar
    HMmm thats odd
    05-17-2009 11:05 PM
  13. pascal333#IM's Avatar
    You said:
    Hi everyone
    Yesterday I bought an original iphone. When I brought it home I plugged it in and opened up itunes. It then told me I needed to register the phone with at & t. So I did, thinking that I afterwards I could unlock the phone and take the "iphone data plan" off my at&t plan. I was able to unlock the phone by following a tutorial.

    Then when I went to the at&t website it didn't let me take the "iphone data plan" off. I even changed my current phone to not show an iphone.

    Anyone know what I need to do? I really don't want to pay $20 a month.

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    I bought an unlocked iphone 4. Hold on...Then I bought a "phone book" sim on ebay and put it in my iphone 4 (had to cut the sim down for the iphone 4, which you would not have to do) and it worked fine for getting me itunes and internet. I did not have to register with AT&T to get that. However, my phone being "unlocked" probably makes a difference. You can unlock yours easily and for free. It is totally legal. If interested, just google "unlock iphone".

    I think you do not want an AT&T sim or an AT&T locked phone.
    Replace the sim and unlock it.
    I think that will do the trick.

    pascal333

    You may get some response to this.
    10-13-2010 12:41 AM
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