1. Reaktor5's Avatar
    Not surprising.

    The iPhone 3G has a REAL radio in it to handle the data separately from cell calls. It is physical hardware in the new iPhone 3G (which is why the old iPhones **can't** access it.) My analogy wasn't an accident.

    You are saying you don't want to use it / can't use it -- so you dont' want to pay for it. However - it is in there - waiting to be used. So if you decide to travel to somewhere where there IS 3G - then you will be able to use it. You are paying more for the ability to access the 3G network - whether you do or not is immaterial.

    If you don't want to pay the money for 3G - then you need to get a phone that doesn't even SUPPORT it. Then AT&T can be sure you aren't using it - and can offer you a lower data plan.

    Anyway - hope this helps.

    -Daniel
    Trust me, I WANT to use it. Back home (currently in college) I'd get 3G signal when traveling to Boston or even just a few miles south south from my house. Even though it was rare, it was surely welcome over EDGE.

    It just doesn't seem fair to me. I'm sure AT&T has a way to turn 3G off for certain phones or know when it is connected to the 3G network.
    09-04-2008 08:12 PM
  2. dweidman's Avatar
    It just doesn't seem fair to me. I'm sure AT&T has a way to turn 3G off for certain phones or know when it is connected to the 3G network.
    Anyone?

    I don't think they do.

    I could be wrong though...

    -Daniel
    09-04-2008 09:11 PM
  3. Jeremy's Avatar
    Anyone?

    I don't think they do.

    I could be wrong though...

    -Daniel
    Now I am not 100% sure but I do not think so. Reason being is I had a tilt along with a first gen iPhone and I could put the iPhones sim card in the Tilt and 3g would work just fine. Nothing ever happened with my bill etc...
    09-04-2008 09:20 PM
  4. cardfan's Avatar
    i can't turn off evdo with my wife's centro or pick between evdo rev0 or rev a. You'll have to get over it.
    09-04-2008 11:03 PM
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