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    Is it possible to use an iPhone 4 without a data plan? I have a friend's old iPhone 4 and I'm currently using a dumbphone under AT&T. The phone is jailbroken. I hear that AT&T automatically detects if you're using an smartphone and automatically issues you a data plan once detect it. Now I'm wondering if there's any way around that, so that the phone can be used without a data plan? Perhaps by unlocking the iPhone or something?

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    My understanding on this topic is somewhat limited, but here's the little I think I know:

    I believe you can use a pay as you go SIM with no data on it to activate the iPhone and use the iPhone without a data plan. I also believe this is the ONLY way to use an iPhone 4 with AT&T without purchasing a data plan. You are correct that they will detect the IMEI number of the phone associated with the account and if it is a smartphone, they will require a data package be set with it. The only loophole here is the pay as you go, since they cannot change the pricing.

    Take a look here, it doesn't DIRECTLY touch on your question, but it indirectly does and gives the same answer -- you can activate a Pay-Go SIM without data for an iPhone 4.

    How to use iPhone 4 as a Pay-Go iPhone
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