Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.
01-28-2009, 03:25 AM #1Data plan with Jailbroken unlocked iphone?
I have a 1st gen. iphone that is unlocked and jail broken and want to know if I still have to have a data plan for it by AT&T ?
01-28-2009, 07:43 AM #2
The data package is not required by AT&T.
If you do have AT&T currently: Pop your SIM in the iPhone.
If you do not have AT&T currently: Get a free phone from your local AT&T store or online. If you took your iPhone into the store, they will require you to get a data package, don't blame them, they know no better. So it's easier to just get a free phone (to sell on eBay of course). Once you have the free phone, pop it's SIM into the iPhone.
Next is crucial: Call Customer Care (611) and tell them that you do not want any data to/from the phone. Be sure to say "No Pay-Per-Use, and no data Package, I have WiFi at home and work, so I don't need it". If you just say that you do not want a data package the rep might think that you want pay-per-use, which is duper expensive as the iPhone is constantly sending/recieving data, little bits at a time.
BTW: You do not need to have your iPhone unlocked and/or jailbroken to do this, you just need to stand firm with CS, they may try to tell you that the data package is required; it most certainly is not.
I can atest to this method as my Fiance's iPhone has data turned off on AT&T's end, and she can recieve text messages just fine.
Last edited by Imahottguy; 01-28-2009 at 07:46 AM.
01-29-2009, 05:29 AM #3
but just remember to change the imei on the account and just tell them to completely block all data, or you'll get a high bill.
01-30-2009, 01:15 PM #4
Thanks for the info guys! Makes me want to get an iphone 3g now.. Just one more question: If I do get a 3g iphone from lets say eBay or somthing, I can just go ahead and kill off my data plan? will The iphone still get 3g speed? or will i have to use internet off of a wifi connection all the time?
02-03-2009, 04:07 PM #5
If you get a 3G and have the data package taken off, you will definitely need to have the data blocked, as the pay-per-use for 3G would be ridiculous. I cannot stress enough how much your bill would be.
You would only be able to access the internet via WiFi.