03-04-2012 2:49 PM
Recently, I bought a cell phone (a Pantech Link II), without a data plan. Since it was new I obvoiusly recieved a new SIM with it.
Here's my idea: My dad's old iphone 3 (not 3gs, just 3g) is still functional (I actually use it as an Ipod). Can I put the SIM from my new phone into the iphone?
I know that I physically can put it in (in fact, I already have. The iphone gives me a notification that the phone is activated).
I was just wondering if this is legal and what not. I'm not using data, of course, bc that was not paid for with my plan and I don't want extra charges. Will AT&T force me to buy a data plan, or will I be able to use the iPhone for texting and calling only?
03-04-2012 3:49 PM
From what I recall, someone told me if you don't launch the browser on smartphone, att won't force you to get a data plan.
03-04-2012 3:59 PM
03-04-2012 5:16 PM
Yes, you can physically place your SIM card in the iPhone 3G. Keep in mind that all smart phones, including the iPhone, require a data plan. AT&T can detect the IMEI of the phone you are using and once they catch you using a smart phone without a data plan they will automatically add one for you.
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