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    Default Question about data plan
    I just upgraded my iphone on at&t's website and as usual i was made to sign up for a data plan in order to get the phone. My question is: if i get the phone and dont activate it with itunes, but activate it with sn0wbreeze, jailbreak it and use it, will the iphone plan still kick in, or not?...

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    hey,

    yes it will.

    AT&T does not need iTunes.
    Your data plan will start once you accept IVR (terms & conditions over the phone).

    If you want to get away from that feature (you will lose visual voicemail), this is what you do:
    1. Use the phone for a little while (maybe a week)
    2. Put your SIM card in a any non-smartphone AT&T phone you or a friend has... make a couple calls to get it stamped with the tower.
    3. Call in and say you lost your iPhone and you want to switch to a different phone and get unlimited data on that phone.
    4. Give them the IMEI.
    --They will change the IMEI and switch you to MEdia Net Unl rather than iPhone Data ($20 difference if you have unl messaging... $15 diff if you dont).
    5. get on wifi with your iphone and go to:
    http://m.peacefulinsanity.com/tether.mobileconfig
    download the profile that comes up.
    6. Restart iPhone
    7. Put your SIM back into the iPhone

    And enjoy the $20 you save every month... maybe buy me a couple beers with it too

    if that helped click that thanks button for me
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    Thanks q lot man. That's exactly what I was thinking of.

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    I just tested this and it works for my 3gs 4.0 nonjailbroken iphone. Thanks.

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    does this still work as of july 7/2010?

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    It will work but no telling how long it will work for. AT&T has really been cracking down on people using iPhones with non-iPhone plans.
    Have they released the jailbreak in the app store yet?

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    I have been using a $10 family plan on the original and 3G iPhones since it was available. It just wouldn't let me use it on the 3GS without this fix. They haven't got me yet and "knock on wood" they won't either.

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    ok so im gonna try this soon just wondering if i Jb it since atm im running Ios4 on new bootrom so i cant jb it would i have to redo all of this?

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    tried it worked for bout a hr till they found out

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    What happened? Did they send you text or did you just seen the iPhone listed on your account online? So far I haven't had any changes except the iPhone being listed as being used. In the feature section, it still indicates me having the family data plan for $10.

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    it was listed for bout a hr then i got a txt saying a iphone data plan is req we have added the required plan enjoy your new iphone 3gs!
    thanks AT&T

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    That's what happened to me today as well for an iPhone 3G. I was surprised because I just upgraded my plan and am still using the iPhone 3G but suddenly I get tacked on an iPhone data plan even though I added the unlimited $15 data plan for regular phones... I'm trying once again.. Hope they don't catch me because I really enjoy the data plan, but $25 for 2GB limit? That's just stupid and expensive.

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    If you had the 15 dollar medianet and you got the text message that they changed your plan. They change it to the 30 dollar unlimited NOT the 25 2GB plan. FYI this is a neat loop hole if you really want to still get the unlimited plan!!!!

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    @techierob: I had the $15 medianet unlimited, but they changed mine to the $15 200mb iPhone plan. So, I don't think your loophole works anymore if it did for you.

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    auto changed or representative?

    The text we got said "we tried to match your original phone plan as close as possible."
    Thus giving us the 30 dollar unlimited. Imagine if you didn't know you only had 200MB now and you used your phone like you always had. The overage with be astronomical. But hey if that was what was auto changed for you then good to know...

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    My message was as follows:

    AT&T Free Msg: your iPhone requires an eligible data plan. We have added the appropriate plan for your iPhone Call 611 or go to att.com/iPhoneplans for info.
    I had the $15 unlimited data plan for a regular phone on that SIM card.

    Thanks for trying to help anyway techierob.

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    I have a jailbroken 3G and the profile download did not work. I am getting a "safari could not install profile due to an unknown error". Am I doing something wrong? Can I Ssh this thing? Please let me know. Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic1213 View Post
    I have a jailbroken 3G and the profile download did not work. I am getting a "safari could not install profile due to an unknown error". Am I doing something wrong? Can I Ssh this thing? Please let me know. Thx.
    Is this a thread highjack or WHAT!!?? What's this question have to do with data plans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by techierob View Post
    Is this a thread highjack or WHAT!!?? What's this question have to do with data plans?
    No, it is not, I was just replying to the post that yoTelphoneCuatro had made. I was following his instructions and when I got to the download I got that error and I was asking for help. Read the post then jump to conclusions.
    Thanks for your help.

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    Ok not to argue but use the quotes next time. Like you did for me. (so we can be on the same page)

    So to answer your question possibly. Are you using WIFI?

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