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Want an iphone to use on At&t without data plan
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I am currently with At&t & not under contract and would like to purchase an iphone from ebay and use it on my At&t network without paying for a data plan. What should the iphone listing say to make sure it's compatible and how do I make sure I'm not paying for a data plan? I want to use the phone purely to text and call and do not care for other features such as internet. Thanks

I am currently with At&t & not under contract and would like to purchase an iphone from ebay and use it on my At&t network without paying for a data plan. What should the iphone listing say to make sure it's compatible and how do I make sure I'm not paying for a data plan? I want to use the phone purely to text and call and do not care for other features such as internet. Thanks

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Not just freedom of choice, but also trying to not to have more and more junk.

Less electronics manufactured meaning less toxic to the environment. (New charger/AC/dc,.... LCD's .. LI batteries and PCB's
Not just freedom of choice, but also trying to not to have more and more junk.

Less electronics manufactured meaning less toxic to the environment. (New charger/AC/dc,.... LCD's .. LI batteries and PCB's

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"why do people keep asking this? its been posted a million times."

I do hope that 10% of this cell phone users switched and/or did something to show them "G" carriers that they can make their voice count!!
"why do people keep asking this? its been posted a million times."

I do hope that 10% of this cell phone users switched and/or did something to show them "G" carriers that they can make their voice count!!

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IMO a smartphone without a data plan is useless.

If a family is budgeting with kids then they should not be looking at smartphones.

IMO a smartphone without a data plan is useless.

If a family is budgeting with kids then they should not be looking at smartphones.

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Edited by tikblang on Feb 27, 2013 at 11:08:29 AM

So you mean a $600 phone will just collect dust (in your cabinet) and buy replace it with a $10 chinese/korean made clamshell phone to do alpaha numeric texting on a number thumbpad and on a 1 inch screen?

 

I think it will be fun memorizing the keys, finding the question mark and emoticons with those cheap phones.

So you mean a $600 phone will just collect dust (in your cabinet) and buy replace it with a $10 chinese/korean made clamshell phone to do alpaha numeric texting on a number thumbpad and on a 1 inch screen?

 

I think it will be fun memorizing the keys, finding the question mark and emoticons with those cheap phones.

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tikblang wrote:

So you mean a $600 phone will just collect dust (in your cabinet) and buy replace it with a $10 chinese/korean made clamshell phone to do alpaha numeric texting on a number thumbpad and on a 1 inch screen?

 

I think it will be fun memorizing the keys, finding the question mark and emoticons with those cheap phones.


If you can afford to use a $600 phone, surely having to pay an extra $30/month for a data plan isn't gonna kill you financially...will it?


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So you mean a $600 phone will just collect dust (in your cabinet) and buy replace it with a $10 chinese/korean made clamshell phone to do alpaha numeric texting on a number thumbpad and on a 1 inch screen?

 

I think it will be fun memorizing the keys, finding the question mark and emoticons with those cheap phones.


If you can afford to use a $600 phone, surely having to pay an extra $30/month for a data plan isn't gonna kill you financially...will it?

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Edited by tikblang on Feb 27, 2013 at 2:31:21 PM

You guys still don't get it do you?

 

I have 15 ac chargers, 5 cell phones, 4 laptops, 3 desktop PC's and 2 toaster ovens and they are all collecting dust. 

 

AT&T is shoving up to my as$ ("assked to be removed) an additional $20/month for texting using a fully functional phone. It seems they want more money instead of helping its "LOYAL" customer save some cash. 

 

Even though I am not a native english speaker, I know one word that best describe this behavior. It is "GREED"!

 

Taken from the web;

 

Greed is the inordinate desire to possess wealth or objects with the intention to keep it for one's self, far beyond the dictates of basic survival and comfort.

You guys still don't get it do you?

 

I have 15 ac chargers, 5 cell phones, 4 laptops, 3 desktop PC's and 2 toaster ovens and they are all collecting dust. 

 

AT&T is shoving up to my as$ ("assked to be removed) an additional $20/month for texting using a fully functional phone. It seems they want more money instead of helping its "LOYAL" customer save some cash. 

 

Even though I am not a native english speaker, I know one word that best describe this behavior. It is "GREED"!

 

Taken from the web;

 

Greed is the inordinate desire to possess wealth or objects with the intention to keep it for one's self, far beyond the dictates of basic survival and comfort.

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tikblang wrote:

You guys still don't get it do you?

 

I have 15 ac chargers, 5 cell phones, 4 laptops, 3 desktop PC's and 2 toaster ovens and they are all collecting dust. 

 

AT&T is shoving up to my as$ ("assked to be removed) an additional $20/month for texting using a fully functional phone. It seems they want more money instead of helping its "LOYAL" customer save some cash. 

 

Even though I am not a native english speaker, I know one word that best describe this behavior. It is "GREED"!

 

Taken from the web;

 

Greed is the inordinate desire to possess wealth or objects with the intention to keep it for one's self, far beyond the dictates of basic survival and comfort.



tikblang wrote:

You guys still don't get it do you?

 

I have 15 ac chargers, 5 cell phones, 4 laptops, 3 desktop PC's and 2 toaster ovens and they are all collecting dust. 

 

AT&T is shoving up to my [removed] an additional $20/month for texting using a fully functional phone. It seems they want more money instead of helping its "LOYAL" customer save some cash. 

 

Even though I am not a native english speaker, I know one word that best describe this behavior. It is "GREED"!

 

Taken from the web;

 

Greed is the inordinate desire to possess wealth or objects with the intention to keep it for one's self, far beyond the dictates of basic survival and comfort.


No you are the one that does not get it - deal with it or go to another carrier. Just make sure to pick a lower tiered carrier since none of the top 3 carriers will allow you to add a smartphone without a mandatory data plan.


tikblang wrote:

You guys still don't get it do you?

 

I have 15 ac chargers, 5 cell phones, 4 laptops, 3 desktop PC's and 2 toaster ovens and they are all collecting dust. 

 

AT&T is shoving up to my as$ ("assked to be removed) an additional $20/month for texting using a fully functional phone. It seems they want more money instead of helping its "LOYAL" customer save some cash. 

 

Even though I am not a native english speaker, I know one word that best describe this behavior. It is "GREED"!

 

Taken from the web;

 

Greed is the inordinate desire to possess wealth or objects with the intention to keep it for one's self, far beyond the dictates of basic survival and comfort.



tikblang wrote:

You guys still don't get it do you?

 

I have 15 ac chargers, 5 cell phones, 4 laptops, 3 desktop PC's and 2 toaster ovens and they are all collecting dust. 

 

AT&T is shoving up to my [removed] an additional $20/month for texting using a fully functional phone. It seems they want more money instead of helping its "LOYAL" customer save some cash. 

 

Even though I am not a native english speaker, I know one word that best describe this behavior. It is "GREED"!

 

Taken from the web;

 

Greed is the inordinate desire to possess wealth or objects with the intention to keep it for one's self, far beyond the dictates of basic survival and comfort.


No you are the one that does not get it - deal with it or go to another carrier. Just make sure to pick a lower tiered carrier since none of the top 3 carriers will allow you to add a smartphone without a mandatory data plan.

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Edited by tikblang on Feb 28, 2013 at 9:48:12 AM

No you are the one that does not get it - deal with it or go to another carrier. Just make sure to pick a lower tiered carrier since none of the top 3 carriers will allow you to add a smartphone without a mandatory data plan.


 

Are you guys aware that they shove "2" and not 1 year contract to my basic plan. i don't need this line. My company was paying for my Verizon Cell. If  they tell me to return everything and pay for the restocking  fee then I will not be ranting in this forum or better yet, If they at least offer a refurb device so I can use it IN "the" upgraded PLAN then probably I wouldn't feel bad.

 

Instead they let me use it for more than 90 days and suddenly upgrade my plan without ASKING!!

No you are the one that does not get it - deal with it or go to another carrier. Just make sure to pick a lower tiered carrier since none of the top 3 carriers will allow you to add a smartphone without a mandatory data plan.


 

Are you guys aware that they shove "2" and not 1 year contract to my basic plan. i don't need this line. My company was paying for my Verizon Cell. If  they tell me to return everything and pay for the restocking  fee then I will not be ranting in this forum or better yet, If they at least offer a refurb device so I can use it IN "the" upgraded PLAN then probably I wouldn't feel bad.

 

Instead they let me use it for more than 90 days and suddenly upgrade my plan without ASKING!!

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tikblang wrote:

No you are the one that does not get it - deal with it or go to another carrier. Just make sure to pick a lower tiered carrier since none of the top 3 carriers will allow you to add a smartphone without a mandatory data plan.


 

Are you guys aware that they shove "2" and not 1 year contract to my basic plan. i don't need this line. My company was paying for my Verizon Cell. If  they tell me to return everything and pay for the restocking  fee then I will not be ranting in this forum or better yet, If they at least offer a refurb device so I can use it IN "the" upgraded PLAN then probably I wouldn't feel bad.

 

Instead they let me use it for more than 90 days and suddenly upgrade my plan without ASKING!!


You can argue all you want about AT&T upgrading your (data) plan without asking but let's cut through all the smoke and just announce for the record what you're really upset about--namely, that AT&T won't let you to use an (old) iPhone without being required to subscribe it to one of AT&T's smartphone data plans.  You want to use an iPhone without being required to subscribe to a smarphone plan?  IIRC there is at least one way to accomplish just that--just Google on how to set up an iPhone on a Go Phone plan and you can get your wish...otherwise, either put up or leave (AT&T) like you keep threatening to do.

 

Please, I think we both know it has very little to do with you wanting to reuse an "old" iPhone but more about you wanting to use a phone in a manner that best suits you, regardless of whether it goes against carrier policy.   I mean, what's the difference between using an "older" model iPhone and a newer one?  Are you saying that had it been an iPhone 4S insteadof an older iPhone model, you wouldn't be asking about wanting to use it on AT&T without a data plan?


tikblang wrote:

No you are the one that does not get it - deal with it or go to another carrier. Just make sure to pick a lower tiered carrier since none of the top 3 carriers will allow you to add a smartphone without a mandatory data plan.


 

Are you guys aware that they shove "2" and not 1 year contract to my basic plan. i don't need this line. My company was paying for my Verizon Cell. If  they tell me to return everything and pay for the restocking  fee then I will not be ranting in this forum or better yet, If they at least offer a refurb device so I can use it IN "the" upgraded PLAN then probably I wouldn't feel bad.

 

Instead they let me use it for more than 90 days and suddenly upgrade my plan without ASKING!!


You can argue all you want about AT&T upgrading your (data) plan without asking but let's cut through all the smoke and just announce for the record what you're really upset about--namely, that AT&T won't let you to use an (old) iPhone without being required to subscribe it to one of AT&T's smartphone data plans.  You want to use an iPhone without being required to subscribe to a smarphone plan?  IIRC there is at least one way to accomplish just that--just Google on how to set up an iPhone on a Go Phone plan and you can get your wish...otherwise, either put up or leave (AT&T) like you keep threatening to do.

 

Please, I think we both know it has very little to do with you wanting to reuse an "old" iPhone but more about you wanting to use a phone in a manner that best suits you, regardless of whether it goes against carrier policy.   I mean, what's the difference between using an "older" model iPhone and a newer one?  Are you saying that had it been an iPhone 4S insteadof an older iPhone model, you wouldn't be asking about wanting to use it on AT&T without a data plan?

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Edited by tikblang on Feb 28, 2013 at 10:59:11 AM

To tell you the truth - It is the principle! I don't want to live like a horse pulling a carriage with its eyes covered just to see one direction.

 

if they let me out of this contract and pay 35% and return the unit, I would do that in a heartbeat.

 

I just cannot swallow the fact that they upgraded my plan without my consent! It is acceptable to me using an antiquated IPHONE to talk and text and pay close to a hundred dollars for the next 19 month but getting surprised that my plan got SWITCHED and shove a plan that I did not need, I got upset!

 

To tell you the truth - It is the principle! I don't want to live like a horse pulling a carriage with its eyes covered just to see one direction.

 

if they let me out of this contract and pay 35% and return the unit, I would do that in a heartbeat.

 

I just cannot swallow the fact that they upgraded my plan without my consent! It is acceptable to me using an antiquated IPHONE to talk and text and pay close to a hundred dollars for the next 19 month but getting surprised that my plan got SWITCHED and shove a plan that I did not need, I got upset!

 

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Come April 2, good bye AT$T  DSL and Home phone

 

Wireless = I'm STUCKED!!

Come April 2, good bye AT$T  DSL and Home phone

 

Wireless = I'm STUCKED!!

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tikblang wrote:

Come April 2, good bye AT$T  DSL and Home phone

 

Wireless = I'm STUCKED!!


No you are not, you can etf out and call it quits across the board. Just don;t expect to go to verizon or sprint, they have the exact same policy no smartphone without a data plan. I think you can go to t-mobile still with a BYOD and not be required to have a data plan. Anothe point, is your current gsm phone eligible for a unlock?


tikblang wrote:

Come April 2, good bye AT$T  DSL and Home phone

 

Wireless = I'm STUCKED!!


No you are not, you can etf out and call it quits across the board. Just don;t expect to go to verizon or sprint, they have the exact same policy no smartphone without a data plan. I think you can go to t-mobile still with a BYOD and not be required to have a data plan. Anothe point, is your current gsm phone eligible for a unlock?

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Using AT&T's prepaid GoPhone service is the only way to use an iPhone (or any other smartphone for that matter) without having to subscribe to a data plan. I love my GoPhone service - wouldn't change it for any other carrier at the moment.

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Using AT&T's prepaid GoPhone service is the only way to use an iPhone (or any other smartphone for that matter) without having to subscribe to a data plan. I love my GoPhone service - wouldn't change it for any other carrier at the moment.

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I had a text phone break.  We had a spare smartphone.  It was advanced enough to disable wireless data.

 

How does using a phone like that cost ATT anything more than the previous phone did?

 

I can see having a data plan requirement for a new 2 yr phone, but for an old phone it seems one-sided.

 

I think we need to contact our public service commisions and attempt to get rules like this changed.  The carriers do use our public airwaves.

I had a text phone break.  We had a spare smartphone.  It was advanced enough to disable wireless data.

 

How does using a phone like that cost ATT anything more than the previous phone did?

 

I can see having a data plan requirement for a new 2 yr phone, but for an old phone it seems one-sided.

 

I think we need to contact our public service commisions and attempt to get rules like this changed.  The carriers do use our public airwaves.

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mr_albert wrote:

I had a text phone break.  We had a spare smartphone.  It was advanced enough to disable wireless data.

 

How does using a phone like that cost ATT anything more than the previous phone did?

 

I can see having a data plan requirement for a new 2 yr phone, but for an old phone it seems one-sided.

 

I think we need to contact our public service commisions and attempt to get rules like this changed.  The carriers do use our public airwaves.


No, they use broadband spectrum frequencies that they paid a lot of money and in some cases re-occurring yearly charges to the goverment and the FCC to be able ot use it. In no way shape or form is it "public airwaves" nor is it any wway shape or form free. Niehte is the infrastructure that the carrier builds out in the same of towers, right of way, public easement or private payments for use of the land that the towers are built on.

 

thier infrastructure, their rules


mr_albert wrote:

I had a text phone break.  We had a spare smartphone.  It was advanced enough to disable wireless data.

 

How does using a phone like that cost ATT anything more than the previous phone did?

 

I can see having a data plan requirement for a new 2 yr phone, but for an old phone it seems one-sided.

 

I think we need to contact our public service commisions and attempt to get rules like this changed.  The carriers do use our public airwaves.


No, they use broadband spectrum frequencies that they paid a lot of money and in some cases re-occurring yearly charges to the goverment and the FCC to be able ot use it. In no way shape or form is it "public airwaves" nor is it any wway shape or form free. Niehte is the infrastructure that the carrier builds out in the same of towers, right of way, public easement or private payments for use of the land that the towers are built on.

 

thier infrastructure, their rules

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I thought on prepaid you have the option to select a data plan. Fox, the $65 unl talk/text comes with 1gb of data. Would this work on an iphone?

I thought on prepaid you have the option to select a data plan. Fox, the $65 unl talk/text comes with 1gb of data. Would this work on an iphone?

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lavette_artis wrote:

I thought on prepaid you have the option to select a data plan. Fox, the $65 unl talk/text comes with 1gb of data. Would this work on an iphone?


unknown, search the net for this information - if may or may not work, if it does not you can;t go to ATT for assistance


lavette_artis wrote:

I thought on prepaid you have the option to select a data plan. Fox, the $65 unl talk/text comes with 1gb of data. Would this work on an iphone?


unknown, search the net for this information - if may or may not work, if it does not you can;t go to ATT for assistance

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I have prepaid and they do have a $65 plan that includes 1gb: 

$65 Smartphone Monthly Plan with Data HelpPlan includes 1GB of Data usage. Unused data allowances do not rollover. When data usage exceeds 1GB, data usage for the remainder of the 30 days will be charged at 5¢/MB, and will automatically be deducted from your account balance

$65.00/monthUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited1GB

 

SO, if it works on a iphone is questionable and no assistance is available. Is this just for iphones or any smartphones?

I have prepaid and they do have a $65 plan that includes 1gb: 

$65 Smartphone Monthly Plan with Data HelpPlan includes 1GB of Data usage. Unused data allowances do not rollover. When data usage exceeds 1GB, data usage for the remainder of the 30 days will be charged at 5¢/MB, and will automatically be deducted from your account balance

$65.00/monthUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited1GB

 

SO, if it works on a iphone is questionable and no assistance is available. Is this just for iphones or any smartphones?

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Also, they allow postpaid csutomers to convert to prepaid all the time..So, I am not sure as to why it would not work

Also, they allow postpaid csutomers to convert to prepaid all the time..So, I am not sure as to why it would not work

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lavette_artis wrote:

Also, they allow postpaid csutomers to convert to prepaid all the time..So, I am not sure as to why it would not work


correct - but the iphone is not supported as a prepaid device, you are on your own if you have problems with getting it to work, no att technical assistance


lavette_artis wrote:

Also, they allow postpaid csutomers to convert to prepaid all the time..So, I am not sure as to why it would not work


correct - but the iphone is not supported as a prepaid device, you are on your own if you have problems with getting it to work, no att technical assistance

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Key word supported and that includes other brands best call and confirm.

Key word supported and that includes other brands best call and confirm.

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An iphone without data plan will be expensive than one with data plan.

An iphone without data plan will be expensive than one with data plan.

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tohapply wrote:

An iphone without data plan will be expensive than one with data plan.


Perhaps when it comes time to purchasing the phone at the unsubsidized price, but using an iPhone on a prepaid plan will be significantly cheaper in the long run as opposed to paying for a data plan every month on a postpaid plan. Data plans for smartphones are not mandatory on GoPhone plans, but users may opt for them if they'd like. 

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tohapply wrote:

An iphone without data plan will be expensive than one with data plan.


Perhaps when it comes time to purchasing the phone at the unsubsidized price, but using an iPhone on a prepaid plan will be significantly cheaper in the long run as opposed to paying for a data plan every month on a postpaid plan. Data plans for smartphones are not mandatory on GoPhone plans, but users may opt for them if they'd like. 

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It is possible! http://ipod.about.com/od/internationaliphone/qt/iph_data_roam.htm

I called At&t and turned off my cellular data
It is possible! http://ipod.about.com/od/internationaliphone/qt/iph_data_roam.htm

I called At&t and turned off my cellular data

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cheapfemale wrote:
It is possible! http://ipod.about.com/od/internationaliphone/qt/iph_data_roam.htm

I called At&t and turned off my cellular data

If you have a standard contract, att will turn it back on. read your terms of service, no matter what you will get charged data per the legally binding agreement that you signed. Actully find it amazing that they actual agreed to turn it off in the first place since the account showed a smartphone on it. Lets add to teh fact your link talks about data roaming, and not a data plan - two completely different things


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It is possible! http://ipod.about.com/od/internationaliphone/qt/iph_data_roam.htm

I called At&t and turned off my cellular data

If you have a standard contract, att will turn it back on. read your terms of service, no matter what you will get charged data per the legally binding agreement that you signed. Actully find it amazing that they actual agreed to turn it off in the first place since the account showed a smartphone on it. Lets add to teh fact your link talks about data roaming, and not a data plan - two completely different things

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I believe that you can block data on a phone, however, you still need to pay the data plan, even if data is blocked, which defeats the purpose unless you want to avoid international data roaming
This is a user to user forum. I am a user, just like almost everyone else on the site.
I believe that you can block data on a phone, however, you still need to pay the data plan, even if data is blocked, which defeats the purpose unless you want to avoid international data roaming
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I believe that you can block data on a phone, however, you still need to pay the data plan, even if data is blocked, which defeats the purpose unless you want to avoid international data roaming

Beleive it has been stated here they will not even allow a data block to be placed on a smartphone


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I believe that you can block data on a phone, however, you still need to pay the data plan, even if data is blocked, which defeats the purpose unless you want to avoid international data roaming

Beleive it has been stated here they will not even allow a data block to be placed on a smartphone

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kdfederer wrote:
I believe that you can block data on a phone, however, you still need to pay the data plan, even if data is blocked, which defeats the purpose unless you want to avoid international data roaming

You don't need a data block to prevent international roaming with an iphone. Simply turn off data roaming in the settings. I'm not sure about other smart phones but would expect they have the same capability.


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I believe that you can block data on a phone, however, you still need to pay the data plan, even if data is blocked, which defeats the purpose unless you want to avoid international data roaming

You don't need a data block to prevent international roaming with an iphone. Simply turn off data roaming in the settings. I'm not sure about other smart phones but would expect they have the same capability.

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Edited by freediverx on Mar 31, 2013 at 3:29:38 AM

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#1, stop telling people to "quit being cheap." For someone on a budget who has good access to wifi internet at home and at work, it is perfectly reasonable to want the option of a smartphone without the ridiculously priced data plans that mobile service providers offer.

#2 when shopping for an iPhone on Apple's website, the page containing details on different carriers and service plans seems to allow an AT&T plan option without a data plan. In contrast to the TMobile and Verizon plan pages, the AT&T page seems to allow you to select a voice plan while text and data plans appear to be optional.


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#1, stop telling people to "quit being cheap." For someone on a budget who has good access to wifi internet at home and at work, it is perfectly reasonable to want the option of a smartphone without the ridiculously priced data plans that mobile service providers offer.

#2 when shopping for an iPhone on Apple's website, the page containing details on different carriers and service plans seems to allow an AT&T plan option without a data plan. In contrast to the TMobile and Verizon plan pages, the AT&T page seems to allow you to select a voice plan while text and data plans appear to be optional.


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Just because something is in the contract doesn't make it any less evil.
Just because something is in the contract doesn't make it any less evil.

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