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

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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.
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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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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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@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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