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    Default [Rumor] Vicious AT&T story, is it true?

    I heard this rumor that if you take an AT&T SIM and put it into the iPhone, AT&T will automatically update that particular account with a data plan.

    My brother has an at&t account, but doesn't want the data plan. I need to use his SIM to test out a few unlocked iPhones.

    Is his SIM card going to get upgraded?

    thanks for the help.



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    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha


    Well, dont think thats legal, but what do I know, im not from USA

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    No!!! It's not possible. AT&T cant legally do that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdawodu View Post
    No!!! It's not possible. AT&T cant legally do that...
    Exactly! Anytime your service provider makes changes in your plan without your consent they are breaking their service agreement. When they break their contract with a customer the customer has the right to terminate the contract with the service provider without penalties.
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    If you use a non-iphone sim in an iPhone, ATT will be able to detect the phone model and your account will be updated accordingly, but as others have said, they can never bill you anything without your consent. One thing, be especially careful about using the sim if the account does not have a data plan.


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    thanks for that. Good to know.

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    im willing to bet that purchasing an iphone constitutes an agreement between the purchaser and the telco that certain fees and or charges apply to its use.

    im pretty sure all that text on the back of the box pretty much allows them to make the changes on the account in use. but why wouldnt you just sign up properly if you are on ATT anyway?

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    My brother doesn't have the iPhone (not yet, anyway). And I spend half the year overseas, so I'm not on AT&T either. So, neither of us want the AT&T data plan.

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    AT&T can do it and they did do it in the past. go through the forum and you will see that many unlocked and then inserted their sim into the phone and when checking their account online it had an extra fee to reflect a service provided to at&t customers on iphone only. reading on you will see that if they put thier card back in a normal phone it gets swiched back.

    I think when you buy an iphone you agree to a user agreement, think its also writted in fine print on the back of the box, I think it is their where AT&T gives itself power to upgrde your service and you are already agreeing to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_gts View Post
    AT&T can do it and they did do it in the past. go through the forum and you will see that many unlocked and then inserted their sim into the phone and when checking their account online it had an extra fee to reflect a service provided to at&t customers on iphone only. reading on you will see that if they put thier card back in a normal phone it gets swiched back.

    I think when you buy an iphone you agree to a user agreement, think its also writted in fine print on the back of the box, I think it is their where AT&T gives itself power to upgrde your service and you are already agreeing to it.
    Add to this the fact that a data 'plan' really isn't a plan in most cases, it is a feature. Features are subject to additions and removals by either party (AT&T or the customer) as they are never mentioned in the Terms and Conditions as a part of your contracted service agreement. This is probably different with the iPhone data plan as the data plan is included with its service agreement (when activated by iTunes).

    It has happened before (removal and replacement of data 'plans') on various members of this and other forums. I know, I got switched data add-ons by AT&T in the past (without consent).
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