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    Default [Trick] Using iPhone 2G Data Plan with iPhone 3G > Save $10 a month +200 free sms

    Well this morning i was going through a little test and evaluation process to see if this would work, heres what you need.

    1x Legit ATT activated iphone 3g with correct data plan
    1x Old iPhone 2g thats at the activation screen

    Reasons for doing this?
    You dont live in a 3g supported area and not only that, its $10 less and you get 200 free sms text

    Heres what you do.
    put the sim card that came from your 3g iPhone into the old iPhone 2g that needs to be activated. run through the activation process in iTunes, it will ask you to change your data plan to the $20 iphone 2g data package, once done you will have a legitimately activated iPhone 2g.
    Now perform a restore on the iPhone 3g so it takes you to the activation screen on the new iPhone 3g. before you connect it to itunes just pop your sim card from the legitimately activated iPhone 2g into the iPhone 3g . it will try to activate and bam there you go you will be at the main screen on the iPhone 3g with full access to everything. to verify that it worked call 611 from your phone and ask ATT to verify what plan you are using and they should say that you have the $20 iPhone data package with 200 free SMS.

    Im will not be held responsible for anything that could go wrong and or mess up your iPhone or ATT account.

    Hope this helps



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    It also just dawned on me this should also work with the Prepaid iPhone 2g data package, im going to try that shortly and ill keep you updated on the status

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    Yes i now confirmed that i can use the $20 Media Max unlimited Internet bundle and the Unlimited texting bundle thats offered to go phone customers on the iPhone, im going to restore the iPhone and see if it lets me get past the activation screen with the prepaid go phone card in it. ill keep yall updated. And as for those of you wanting to get out of your contract. Theres a simple solution, if 3g service is not offered in your area then you can call AT&T and have them cancel your account tell them that you are dissatisfied with there service and that you dont see why its necessary to pay $10 more a month for service that you can not use. and if they say that you need to return the phone to the store, tell them that you plan on using it when 3g becomes available i had no issues doing this and im currently out of my contract with att and i have a nice 16gb White iPhone that works great with my pre-paid Go phone service.


    Well As i was restoring it i left my prepaid card in it, and sure enough it activated no problems with a prepaid go phone sim card!!!
    Last edited by xbcustoms; 07-13-2008 at 01:05 AM.

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    When you do this, does your iphone get 3g speeds when you are in 3g coverage area?

    I can't see how the 3g iPhone will let you activate it with a SIM containing the old iphone data plan???

    Please explain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash31 View Post
    When you do this, does your iphone get 3g speeds when you are in 3g coverage area?

    I can't see how the 3g iPhone will let you activate it with a SIM containing the old iphone data plan???

    Please explain
    Would like to know also.


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    Yes i get 3g speeds(When in a 3g Area). From what i can understand. It appears as if when the iPhone was legitimately activated at att the IMEI is stored on the itunes server and it recognizes that its a legit iPhone, its really weird it doesnt make much since to me all i know is that it works. Its really nice that i can just pop ANY ATT branded sim card in and it simply works and even activates, now keep in mind according to ATT they will show in their system that you are using the old iPhone, not the new iPhone 3G. I think ive stumbled across a flaw in the iPhone 3G, but hey it saves me $10 a month and i get 200 free SMS, no complaining here, and just some news, ive contacted ATT and for one reason or another they can not change your rate plan to the new more expensive plan. Im just mezmorized that it actually works. and i also get 3g speeds when using my prepaid Unlimited Media Max Go Phone sim card in the phone, its awesome. I strongly encourage you guys to try it out for yourself.

    If any of yall would like to chat i am on AIM

    SN: xbcustoms
    Last edited by xbcustoms; 07-13-2008 at 04:09 AM.

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    would they know that you were using 3G data on a 3G plan? I'd love to get my old plan back as well, but I am afraid they will find out I am using 3G data on my old iphone plan and either cut me off or penalize me. Also, could they charge me per byte of 3G data since the old iPhone plan was for 2G?

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    No they will not penalize you and no they will not cut you off, look at it like this. ATT offers a media max internet plan for most standard cell phones, some 3g and some not. Lets say you were using an LG shine(which is 3G capable) in a 3g area and then using that 3G capable LG shine in a non 3g area, all ATT is going to see is that you are using more data because it loads quicker, im assuming they charge you $10 more for the new plan, firstly because they know we are desperate and will fork it out, and secondly because they know that with faster downloads and faster web page loading we will be using more data, because web pages will be loading faster we can be more efficient with our time and visit 2 web pages on 3g, compared to visiting 1 webpage on 2g (EDGE) in the same amount of time.

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    if you buy a 3g iphone at the subsidized price... if their system does not show you activating the 3g iphone, arent they going to hit you with some sort of penalty if they only see the 1st gen iphone on your account?

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    well... I can confirm that a simple sim swap from an activated iPhone 2g to an activated 3g works just fine (dont see why the need to restore the 3g iPhone: All you have to do is take the sim from the 3g iPhone and "re-activate" it on the 2g one with the old data plan, then just pop it back into the already activated 3g iPhone and youre good to go...) but like it has been said before, I'm just going to wait and see how AT&T reacts. They started automatically adjusting the mms feature when they saw the imei it was coming from. Maybe theyll do the same with the iPhone 3g imei and adjust your account accordingly. Specially since they already know you bought a 3g iPhone..
    hackint0sh user:
    "I don't know if you guys are following the "We need to talk." thread anymore. Just a heads up that I received confirmation from Jobs himself that the next iPhone firmware update is definitely going to make every effort to keep us from installing 3rd party apps."

    instant classic.


 

 
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