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Hi-- I bought an unlocked iPhone, and want to use ATT as the Carrier. Wont they know I've done this? VOLFIE...
03-22-2008, 07:05 PM #1If I Unlock my iPhone, doesn't ATT Know about it?
I bought an unlocked iPhone, and want to use ATT as the Carrier. Wont they know I've done this?
03-22-2008, 07:16 PM #2
Maybe...But who cares? I've been running jailbroken/unlocked iPhones on my ATT account since day one. Never heard a peep out of them. They just keep takin my money every month.
Just be sure you have an unlimited Data plan!!
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03-22-2008, 08:40 PM #3
No they don't.
Nor can they do anything about it.
03-22-2008, 08:59 PM #4
i bought mine from carphone warehouse in UK and never even thought to activate it so I haven't used the contract. Apple, cpwh or O2 havn't contacted me(been good 5-8 months) so think its ok.(already got my simcard changed to p&G they were so happy to. LOL)Being an i can be a lot of pressure. you have to live right up to the small point.
03-24-2008, 05:29 PM #5
I have a question for you. I have a JB iPHone, jailbroken few days after I got it in September (and re-jailbroken to 1.1.3). I never felt I needed to unlock it because I am an ATT legit customer with unlimited data plan (standard iPhone contract). However, I go to Italy every summer. What I used to do until last summer was to swap my american SIM card in my Razor (unlocked) with an italian TIM card. Now I am considering unlocking my iPhone in preparation for my trip to Italy. Do you think I can unlock, keep using my ATT SIM card until summer, then switch to the TIM card (I used to switch the cards in my Razor on the plane), use it in Italy, then switch back on my way back to the States, and have full functionality again?
03-26-2008, 12:51 PM #6
03-28-2008, 02:07 PM #7
The iPhone is extremely versatile SIM card wise. switch and switch back. restore over and over again. ATT and Apple don't give a ****. They get your monthly fees. Good enough for them.
03-29-2008, 12:51 AM #8
Actually, they do know, but they can't do anything about it. I have an iPhone which I unlocked and I thought they would not know about it since I did not officially activate it. When I checked my online wireless account I was surprised when I saw that the device registered under my number was the iPhone.
03-29-2008, 05:51 AM #9
04-01-2008, 09:24 AM #10AJMCTAGGARTGuest
I don't think they care about Jailbreaks or unlocks as long as they are your Service Provider. That said, I bought an iPhone off Craigslist that was initially fraudulently purchased. They knew that and within 90 days hit me with the total charge for the phone on my bill. I am now dealing with the ATT fraud dept. This phone was for my mom, had no intention of unlocking or jailbreaking.
With that said, I could have taken that same fraudulently purchased (not by me!) iPhone and unlocked it, run TMO and never have a problem in the world...Oh the irony
04-15-2008, 12:12 PM #11
I've been using an iPhone for about a month now.
I checked online today and saw that they automatically detected my phone type was iPhone.
They didn't change any of the plan information except that they disabled my ability to send MMS.
Even if I try to use my old Samsung D807. :/
02-07-2009, 09:25 PM #12
itz bcuz u get a "special" iphone plan...they now wat u have but i dont think they now the programming of it though
02-10-2009, 12:32 AM #13
I have an Unlocked 2G iPhone on the OLD AT&T network (pre-Cingular merger).
I haven't been asked to change my plan, I haven't been charged for a new data plan, etc etc.
They won't know, they won't care. Don't worry about it