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Thread: All AT&T SIM Cards Work Now
07-16-2008, 01:06 PM #21
O.K. Im trying this now with my current ATT sim. The only thing is, its making me go through the iPhone activation. Is this o.k.? I don't want to end up with an iPhone plan in the end.
07-16-2008, 01:07 PM #22
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07-16-2008, 01:12 PM #23
07-16-2008, 01:15 PM #24
ok so I'm still confused. I have an AT&T sim from another phone that I've had , then I got iPhone and I got it unlocked and jailbroken. I still pay my old plan with a data plan. I want to upgrade to 2.0 but I do not want pay for iPhone plans. If I upgrade I know I will have to upgrade my plan. Am I waiting for unlock or jailbroken?
07-16-2008, 01:21 PM #25
When I bought my 3G iPhone, the AT&T guys did not set up my plan correctly. So, once I got my old 2G iPhone working for my son, and my 3G working, each were on a $20 2G plan. I could not notice much difference in Internet speed until I called AT&T and switched to the 3G data plan. Even though my phone said 3G on the signal bar, it was still fairly slow. However GPS worked and it performed at least as good as my old 2G. So, yeah, keep the old 2G data plan and 200 text msgs - but also the keep the same 2G internet speed when in 3G country.
07-16-2008, 01:21 PM #26
I got the iPhone 3G yesterday and the lady at the store activated it (so i thought). Well when i left it showed i had service and everything, but then i looked at my old iPhone which still had the old SIM in it and that ALSO had service. I used another phone to call my number and my OLD iPhone rang... I came home switched SIM cards and hooked my old iPhone up to my PC and its telling me to set up a new plan and what not. If i switch them back and try hooking up my new iPhone to my PC nothing happens... I dont get this.. I Cant use my new SIM for my new iPhone 3G, but it has service...
07-16-2008, 01:26 PM #27both
just stay on 1.1.4 unlocked/jailbroken until the dev team releases their unlock/jailbreak methods.
once they are released, you will be able to upgrade to 2.0, jailbreak/unlock it, and then continue to use your plan as it is, without having to pay the iphone plans. if you upgrade to 2.0 right now, you will have to activate it through itunes, which in turn will force you to have a 2G data plan
07-16-2008, 01:27 PM #28
Jailbraking allows any sim from the official provider of iPhone in that country to work. Eg, all O2 in UK sims would work, all AT&T sims in USA would work, T-Mobile sims in Germany etc. You get the idea.
Unlocking would allow any sim in the world to work no matter where the iPhone was bought.
I think I'm right anyway.
07-16-2008, 01:32 PM #29
well then I'm still waiting for pwnage from dev team then.
07-16-2008, 01:32 PM #30
a) will ask you to sign up for an iphone plan
b) just activate knowing it is a sim with an att plan
If the answer is a) you obviously need to wait for a jailbreak/fake activation for 2.0
*this is only because you have the original iphone, if you had a 3g then it would just work without connecting to iTunes. but trying to physically acquire a 3g iphone without a contract, that may be tough. Again this is what I gather, please correct me if I'm wrong
07-16-2008, 01:41 PM #31
07-16-2008, 01:48 PM #32
07-16-2008, 01:50 PM #33
If this is true? Then if and when and its only a matter of time before I come across a 3g iPhone on the street. I will be able to pop my current att activated sim card in that 3g and be good to go.... Freaking awsome....
07-16-2008, 01:51 PM #34
why is this significant? because the razr's connection is through medianet ($15 for unlimited access) and the iphone has its own $20 plan. ($30/3G) so... at&T thinks i have a razr, charges me the rate for the razr, i save money.
07-16-2008, 02:07 PM #35
07-16-2008, 02:14 PM #36
07-16-2008, 02:16 PM #37
im sorry for asking this, but i get lost so easily..
u guys are talkin about the $200/300 3G iphones, right? so if i buy an 8GB iphone for $200, i wont have to subscribe to a plan to get it activated it if i have a go phone simcard?
and also, if i buy the $600 (if its available and this wud be stupid if the above is true) its already unlocked for any simcard or does it still only accept at&t??
thanks alot8GB 2G OS3.0 iPhone Unlocked+JailBroken
07-16-2008, 02:17 PM #38
07-16-2008, 02:21 PM #39
07-16-2008, 02:46 PM #40
Unlocking is what allows a different carrier's SIM to work in the phone.
BTW, this is one of the most confusing threads ever.Apples taste good.