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Want an iphone to use on At&t without data plan

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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Re: Want an iphone to use on At&t without data plan

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.

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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
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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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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.
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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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

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

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ACE - Expert

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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.

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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@graphite07

 

#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.
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