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    Default Using iPhone with old "unlimited data" plan

    Just got this message from AT&T:

    "AT&T FREE MSG: We need you help regarding your iPhone account. Your iPhone does not currently have the necessary data plan required for all iPhones. Please call us by Sept. 14. Just Dial 611. We appreciate your business."

    In 2007, before the iphone came out, I signed a contract with AT&T, which included unlimited 3G data for $20 per month. I got an unlocked iPhone 3G in 2008 and have been using it ever since.

    Obviously, they don't like me using the iphone on this plan, but the contract I signed never mentioned which devices I could or could not use on this unlimited 3G plan. What do you think will happen if I ignore their message?



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    Quote Originally Posted by islsk View Post
    What do you think will happen if I ignore their message?
    I think you'll have your 3G data blocked. My guess is they will enable an IMEI filter stopping all iPhones from accessing the network unless they have an iPhone approved plan.

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    Is there an way to change the IMEI?

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    Changing IMEI, yeah on the 1st gen iPhones it is possible, but it is illegal in many countries (not sure about the US, but definitely in UK) and it's not the only way to work out that it is an iPhone.

    the much disliked ziphone had the unfortunate "feature" initially that it set all iPhones that were unlocked via ziphone to the same invalid IMEI.

    Later versions of ziphone kept the ability to change the IMEI but fixed the poorly thought out feature

    However Apple will know if you change your IMEI and can definitely work out what your original IMEI was. They can find this out via the data reported during failed iTunes activations where iTunes reports the "sim card is not supported with this carrier" after restoring your iPhone OS.

    Whether they keep or report this information to AT&T is another question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islsk View Post
    Is there an way to change the IMEI?
    It would not be safe to change your IMEI. if apple can catch it then you will loose your current facilities. try for a new data plan and make sure about when it expires.


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    my iphone is on AT&T's prepaid , i also have been grandfathered in on the unlimited data for $19.99/mo. because at&t requires those with iphones to have unlimited data you in fact are already meeting their requirements, they may not be happy about it but truth is you are fullfilling your end of the arrangement. last year i got the same message and had no idea what to do in fact i was still paying for unlimited data for like 8months with out being able to access their network at all. i called them a million times talking all kinds of shit. don't know what at&t did but somehow i wasn't able to access the network. it wasn't til i rejailbroke that i realized i could have done that all along to get my data back. so i wouldn't trip you should be fine, and if i were you i'd call them and tell them you have no intentions of changing your plan. if you have an old phone take your sim out and put in a different phone and call customer service tell them you use many phones!.....depends on your mood LOL there is nothing they can do.

 

 

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