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 How to get a free data plan with AT&T
Unread 08-15-2009, 03:17 PM   #1
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How to get a free data plan with AT&T

i did this and it worked i also know 4 other people that did it and it worked for them as well. you need a regular at&t phone. all you gotta do is go to an at&t store and tell them someone stole your iphone and that you wanna get rid of your iphone plan and activate your old at&t phone. make sure to go to a main at&t store so they wont charge you for the sim card. make sure you add internet to your account as well. you give them the old att phone they'll set it up and put a sim card in it. after you leave you just take the sim card out put it in your iphone.

you'll still have 3g and your bill will drop around $40. i have a friend whose been doing it for about 9 months and his g/f has also been doing it as well and they've been fine. they have both saved an average of $360 each thats $720!i myself have been doing it for 4 months and been ok as well.i got my other friend to do it and has been doing it for about 2 months. they called me once and i just didnt pick up. then when i got home i called them from my old at&t phone and they said they though i had an iphone but when they looked in there computer it said i had a sony ericson! so they were like ok everything looks fine now i guess it took a while for our system to update. im guessing they called me cause i use my data plan like crazy! lol im telling you people at at&t are so stupid! whatever they tell you you blame it on there system..

let me know if anyones done this and how it worked out for you..

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1. find a regular old att phone
2.go to an att store tell them you lost your iphone
3.tell them you wanna activate your old att phone for now
4.make sure to put internet in your plan and set up voicemail
5.leave the store take sim card out put it in your iphone
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Unread 08-16-2009, 11:13 AM   #2
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Sounds like it would work to me



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Unread 08-16-2009, 11:25 AM   #3
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wow awesome.
when i switch to ATT i will try this without a doubt.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 11:41 AM   #4
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nice trick, im going to do this sometime just for the hell of it to see if it works
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Unread 08-16-2009, 11:43 AM   #5
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nice trick, im going to do this sometime just for the hell of it to see if it works
let us know how it turns out.

does anyone know like the cheapest phone i can do this with?
cause i dont wanna buy like a 100$ phone just for this.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 12:13 PM   #6
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im not sure that would work but if you say so.but i know for i fact that the other day i swaped my wifes sim card from her blackberry and i was able to send mms but when i put it back in her phone and loged on to att in her account it had a photo of an iphone.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 01:10 PM   #7
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it only works for a little while.
as eatdirt said, eventually the system does a check on ur IMEI and wammo!
no internet.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 01:16 PM   #8
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Hmmm... I'm short on cash and I want to try this but I guess perhaps I should just stay where I'm at with my service for now
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Unread 08-16-2009, 03:34 PM   #9
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I think it will only be a matter of time before AT&T catches on to you and disables your internet and makes you get the iphone data plan.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 05:49 PM   #10
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yes the system is always gonna know what phone your on but it doesn't really matter. they cant disable your 3g if that was the case then you'd be able to get an iphone plan with no 3g or data plan if you didnt want it. the reason they force you to get it is cause they cant disable it. all simcards for every phone are the same and if your iphone is compatible with 3g it will get 3g no matter what. if they had different sim cards and some received 3g and others didnt then theres a problem.even when they give you the sim card for the old att phone if you look at it it says 3g on it!! you guys should try it you got nothing to lose. if you go to a main att store they give you a free simcard. you can use any old att phone im sure everyone here has friends that have old att phones.
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Unread 09-14-2009, 10:48 PM   #11
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Does anyone know if this will work for Rogers?
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Unread 09-14-2009, 11:10 PM   #12
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I don't have an iPhone, but this seems cool, so thanks.
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Unread 09-20-2009, 04:47 AM   #13
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Unread 09-20-2009, 04:52 AM   #14
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In the AT&T plan, it explicitly states that if they catch you using a iPhone and do not have the data plan, they are able to add it w/o your consent. FYI.
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Unread 09-25-2009, 07:53 PM   #16
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I did this after one of my co-workers told mehe did it and it works. I been doing it for a year next month
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Unread 09-29-2009, 12:02 AM   #17
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I did this after one of my co-workers told mehe did it and it works. I been doing it for a year next month
great first post.. ha ha.
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Unread 09-29-2009, 05:58 AM   #18
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it only works for a little while.
as eatdirt said, eventually the system does a check on ur IMEI and wammo!
no internet.
Indeed.

Turkish how is it that with all of your very correct information and your avatar that gets everyone's attention they still seem to ignore your advice lol?
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so only one person tried it, any one else try it?
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Unread 10-29-2009, 02:25 PM   #20
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very cool idea...
offtopic but:::
my buddy buys something electronic at store, and if it breaks or wears down.. he goes back to same store.. buys identical item, waits a few days, then goes back to store with reciept and OLD ITEM, and says it stopped working, gets money back and he still has the new item @ home.
its like your own personal warranty....
unfortunately the IPOD TOUCH has serial numbers on the back that have to match reciept or i'd do it with ipt2g !!!!
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