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  1. 2beCarbon's Avatar
    Ok here goes i am getting a iphone 3g for my birthday soon and right i am deciding to get it or not.
    I have a blackberry with no data but only SMS and is on the Att service.
    I plan to get a iphone 3g from ebay or craigslist and unlock/jailbreak it and put my BB sim card in the iphone.
    I dont want data on my iphone but only use it for SMS/MMS. When i get the Iphone unlocked will Att still somehow contact me that i need a data plan for my Iphone?
    And the reason why i want the iphone is cause to send MMS for the BB you need data (which ticked me off) so i decided to maybe get the iphone and unlock it.
    Please help me out thx.
    Who ever has a Iphone Unlocked with no Data reply to this thread, it will help me alot
    Last edited by 2beCarbon; 10-25-2009 at 01:16 PM.
    10-25-2009 12:27 PM
  2. DRTigerlilly's Avatar
    Yes AT&T is going to make you sign up for data if you have the phone on their network.

    All smartphones on their network, must have a data package.
    10-25-2009 12:52 PM
  3. 2beCarbon's Avatar
    i know that but what if i unlocked it or jailbreak it where they cant catch me for even having a iphone
    10-25-2009 12:55 PM
  4. DRTigerlilly's Avatar
    it has been covered several times on the forum, At&T does systematic IMEI sweeps, and your device can be identified (as an iphone) by it's IMEI.

    So once it's picked up on the IMEI sweep, you'll either get the notification, or the data plan will be added.
    10-25-2009 12:56 PM
  5. 2beCarbon's Avatar
    So is there anyway not to be detected then?
    10-25-2009 12:59 PM
  6. DRTigerlilly's Avatar
    no there is no way to avoid detection.
    10-25-2009 12:59 PM
  7. 2beCarbon's Avatar
    i know a handful of my friends where they didnt get caught. they must of done something to not get detected.
    10-25-2009 01:01 PM
  8. DRTigerlilly's Avatar
    and how long have they been doing it? as far as i understand It's just a matter of time before the sweeps pick them up.
    10-25-2009 01:04 PM
  9. 2beCarbon's Avatar
    One of them almost a year and the other i think 3 months but he has a 2g instead of 3g
    10-25-2009 01:06 PM
  10. DRTigerlilly's Avatar
    Well then i suggest you ask your friend what he did, but from my understanding as i stated before, AT&T doesn't sanction it, they do random sweeps and they can add the data plan w/o informing you.

    I'm not sure if the data plan mandate applies to the iphone 2g.
    10-25-2009 01:09 PM
  11. 2beCarbon's Avatar
    I did some research where you can turn off your egde from your Iphone but you need to unlock it and or you call att and tell them to block off all data usages
    Idk if they did that or not.
    10-25-2009 01:15 PM
  12. DRTigerlilly's Avatar
    they do that for the 2g not the 3g, based on my own google search.
    10-25-2009 01:24 PM
  13. 2beCarbon's Avatar
    i dont know what to say now
    as bad as i want a iphone i dont the data!
    10-25-2009 01:34 PM
  14. DRTigerlilly's Avatar
    i'd suggest you check with your friend, or consider going with tmobile.
    10-25-2009 03:02 PM