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Thread: Please help me fool ATT!
02-22-2009, 01:23 PM #1Please help me fool ATT!
Hey guys, I have a slight problem.
Okay, here goes. I originally had an original iPhone that I was using the 15 dollars/month unlimited internet with. I was able to do this because it was jailbroken and unlocked/activated. I just called an ATT rep and gave them an IMEI off an old Razr that I had and asked her to add unlimited internet for 15/month. However, I did have to forgo visual voice mail (not a big deal to me).
I recently got a 3g iphone and I would like to attempt to set up the same sort of thing. The problem is, which is different from the original iphone, the 3g has a different activation process. I jailbroke it (was unable to unlock it... PC user). When I booted it up for the first time it said "activating..." in the top right hand corner, and I got an email from att basically teling me that they knew I had a 3g phone and I dont have the 3g data plan.
Now, my question is, can I just call them and do the same thing again, give them a fake IMEI and get the 15/month unlimited data, or do I have to get the 30/month 3g plan?
Thanks in advance guys.
02-22-2009, 01:37 PM #2
02-22-2009, 02:12 PM #3
I think they are all 3G sims now. I ordered 3 new sim cards and AT&T sent me 9 new 3G sim cards. Just need a data plan like Him121213 mentioned
02-22-2009, 04:59 PM #4
Do i have to have a 3g sim to get 3g at all, or just 3g speeds, because my phone says it is on the 3g network with my current sim.
02-22-2009, 08:11 PM #5
02-22-2009, 09:10 PM #6
you can still use the old imei from the razor with no problem, i did that with my plan change it using a old phone not even have 3G and my plan is cheap and i'm using my iphone3G no problem! Only you gona get a message once in a while saying that you have a iphone and need to change your data... Just ignore it!
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02-23-2009, 10:44 PM #7
monchy how long have you been using the other data plan?
02-24-2009, 02:16 PM #8
Same thing as Monchy36, I have been using the imei off of another old At&T phone while using my iphone and paying for the less expensive plan. I have been doing it since the 3G was released.
02-27-2009, 08:57 AM #9
Ok, but how did you obtain the phone?
From eBay or from ATT?
I have a new 3G phone I got from ATT.
I have an old 2G phone I have been using with a 3G SIM from an HTC 8525.
This works fine. I would rather use my existing sim/plan then change to a new one with the 3G.
If I swap SIMS and never activate my new 3G sim...what do you think will happen?
02-28-2009, 01:23 PM #10
02-28-2009, 10:13 PM #11
I get those stupid texts telling me I dont have the correct data plan either. Just ignore them! They can't do anything. If they happen to ask tell them their system is screwed up or that u put your sim card in a friends phone the other day for a few minutes. Screw AT&T
02-28-2009, 11:38 PM #12
^Thats not completely true. I have seen a couple other members get their data service cut completely off because of this. Stupid, but true.