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I am no longer using my iPhone 3GS, and my dad would like to use it. But, he has no need for the dataplan. AT&T said that if we just
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    Default Is there a way to use a jailbroken 3GS phone without the data plan?
    I am no longer using my iPhone 3GS, and my dad would like to use it. But, he has no need for the dataplan.
    AT&T said that if we just switch the SIM card, they will know it's an iPhone and immediately add on a dataplan.
    Is there anything in the jailbreak world that will somehow fake the phone's identity?

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    Yea... they lie haha. I've been using my dad's old 3GS without data for a year and they haven't detected it. They too told me they would automatically add the data, but they have yet to do so. My guess is that you'll be fine.
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    It sure does sound like AT&T to feed this crap to you.
    But, since it's not for me I am not risking it.

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    Seriously... nothing will be added. In fact, I believe it's illegal for them to
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    I'm trying to do the same thing for my son for Christmas. I've got my old 3gs, previously jailbroken, but I restored it after I switched to my 4s. I'm planning on disabling cellular data and turning on parent restrictions so he can't turn it back on. Do I need to re-jailbreak it in order to keep AT&T from seeing it as an iPhone or will the disable cell data thing be enough?

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    If you don't have the sim in, the wifi functions and everything else still work. So just take that out and At&t has no way of detecting it.
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    I have heard of people being charged after inserting their sim so I took extra precautions on iphones I use with no data plans. First thing before putting the sim in the phone, I call ATT and say something like "I'm giving this number to my son, I want to block data on this line." Then I turn of all the data options on the phone, then I jailbreak it. After that I go to Cydia and install data kill, and finally insert a sim card and use it.

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    Hopefully someone here can help me. I just upgraded my phone to 4s and gave my son my 3g.

    I do not want to give him a data plan cuz he really doesn't need. The program is on MMS, he can not send/receive any pics (MMS). I've tried updating the IPCC. I've tried using BiteSMS.

    Can anyone help me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 143voltron View Post
    Hopefully someone here can help me. I just upgraded my phone to 4s and gave my son my 3g.

    I do not want to give him a data plan cuz he really doesn't need. The program is on MMS, he can not send/receive any pics (MMS). I've tried updating the IPCC. I've tried using BiteSMS.

    Can anyone help me?
    the 3G I had wouldn't receive text or pix the only way i'd get them is if I sent a text to my self then I'd get 10-20 text messages... it's probably a hardware issue... I upgraded to the 3GS after that because it got annoying.. now I have the 4.

    Quote Originally Posted by RageViolet View Post
    I am no longer using my iPhone 3GS, and my dad would like to use it. But, he has no need for the dataplan.
    AT&T said that if we just switch the SIM card, they will know it's an iPhone and immediately add on a dataplan.
    Is there anything in the jailbreak world that will somehow fake the phone's identity?


    they actually will. I put my sim card in my friends blackberry not to long ago and they sent me the rudest text message lol I then took my sim card out because I have unlimited data and do not want to lose that. since they no longer offer it.
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