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I'd like some proof via links or something before i would go down to att and start barking about getting the phone without a data plan...

i am aware of the crap cell phone company's do to get more money out of the customer, and its a joke...
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I'd like some proof via links or something before i would go down to att and start barking about getting the phone without a data plan...

i am aware of the crap cell phone company's do to get more money out of the customer, and its a joke...
Do 1 of 2 things.

1) Call your local ATT provider and ask for the corporate office number and speak with someone there.

2) Find out the regular ATT service number, you know when you dial 611 the people you speak with, and talk to them.

They are not out to sell you anything. They are there to service the phones. That is how I found out about the Verizon thing. I called the service number to ask questions and see about reducing it, etc. and the lady said "I don't know why the person in the store said you couldn't work with no data plan"

I laughed and said..."Oh I think we both know why...." Because technically what they sign you up for is a pay as you go data plan. So you have to make sure you remove the access numbers so your phone can't connect to their wireless data network.

For Verizon there are 2 connection profiles that dial a number #777 or #7772 with a login and password thats pre-configured. So I go in and delete those connection settings. If I soft-reset my phone...the profiles are automatically rebuilt. Once again a way for Verizon to try and screw you.

But either way...the Iphone has the connection information as well...plenty of places on google that tell you how to remove the login information etc so it can't physically connect to the network.

Oh and the last time I called Verizon service the lady actually said there was a way to put a block on it so no Internet could go out anyway. I had her do that just in case I forgot to delete the profile after a soft-reset and my wife grabbed the phone to do something and downloaded a bunch of stuff without realizing it
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Just buy it direct from apple then get a plan with a free POS phone.
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Just buy it direct from apple then get a plan with a free POS phone.
I work for AT&T and I agree with him. Don't do it. When you get an iPhone you dont HAVE to get that stupid ass data plan. I am one of the few AT&T reps that doesnt believe in that ****. The only case in which a customer ever NEEDS to "supposedly" get a data required plan is if they get a PDA phone with a mail in rebate. Otherwise you dont get the mail in rebate. Wonderful how amazing these stupid ass business' are. Anyway...so just go buy one from the apple store and call it a day. Put your SIM card in and go with it. Cheers...hope I helped.
    
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hey, can the customer just say that they do not want to make their contract at the store, but instead on itunes?
    
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can i buy the iphone at a local apple store? and then just stick my current att sim card in the phone and its all goo to go??

Or am i missing something? If i can get the iphone at the apple store, i would think i would need to extend my contract in the store before they would let me buy it...

I think the apple store is open for a few more hours today, and if they are, i'm going down there to get an iphone... the one i have is a failing hard...

So if you know for sure or not if i can get the phone at an apple store, please let me know asap so i can stop getting dicked around from att.....
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well, i went down to the apple store, and did find out that you can buy an iphone at the apple store...

The catch!! Or i would say one of the sevral catches or "hoops" that you need to jump through to even get the damn thing, is that you need to buy the iphone with a credit card....

I walked into the apple store with $400 in cash, and after i found out about the credit card thing, after i talked to the guy down there for 20 min telling him that i want the iphone, ignoring me and going off on how "cool" it is because you can check your email, and about how you can zoom in to your pictures...

I am serious when i say this, the guy who i talked to at the apple store about the iphone is literally as intelligent as a 14yr old boy is, about knowing how to pleasure a woman...

This guy was retarded... And i didn't want to give him a "bonus" or whatever, for selling an iphone to me. And also for the fact that i did not want to use a credit card, and afaik, it is a federal law to except cash for all transactions, public, or private, it says so on the damn U.S dollar, so i did not buy the phone from the apple store...

instead i went across the street literally, where there was an att store, and bought one there...

I told the guys at the att store about the retard who worked at the apple store and also about how i was not so keen to the idea of being forced to use a credit card. One of the guys that worked at the att store, was on his last day there, and he said "I'll sell you an iphone for cash." i had to buy one of those $25 plastic belkin phone protector things, so it would knock the register computer out of the "mandatory" credit card mode from scanning in the iphone. The guy was real nice in showing me that i did in fact have to buy something else, on top of the iphone so i would be able to buy the iphone with cash... That was pretty cool that he did that...

So anyways, i have an 8gb iphone with a clear belkin plastic phone protector thing...

Lets see if i can get around the whole data plan bs thing when i activate the iphone through itunes...
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I bought a referb iphone from att from there website. I am currently a T-moblie customer and i didnt really want to pay to get out of my contract with t-moblie and then pay the 500 dollar down payment att wanted for me to get a plan with them. So i downloaded a program called ZiPhone and just unlocked and Jailbroke the iPhone to work with my service. I then called t-moblie on my phone and set up my data plan the get the edge services. So the calling and texting crap she told you was a load of crap pretty much. I would just say buy one off there website wait the 3 days for them to ship it to you and activate it online over iTunes like they tell you too when you receive it.
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well, i went down to the apple store, and did find out that you can buy an iphone at the apple store...

The catch!! Or i would say one of the sevral catches or "hoops" that you need to jump through to even get the damn thing, is that you need to buy the iphone with a credit card....

I walked into the apple store with $400 in cash, and after i found out about the credit card thing, after i talked to the guy down there for 20 min telling him that i want the iphone, ignoring me and going off on how "cool" it is because you can check your email, and about how you can zoom in to your pictures...

I am serious when i say this, the guy who i talked to at the apple store about the iphone is literally as intelligent as a 14yr old boy is, about knowing how to pleasure a woman...

This guy was retarded... And i didn't want to give him a "bonus" or whatever, for selling an iphone to me. And also for the fact that i did not want to use a credit card, and afaik, it is a federal law to except cash for all transactions, public, or private, it says so on the damn U.S dollar, so i did not buy the phone from the apple store...

instead i went across the street literally, where there was an att store, and bought one there...

I told the guys at the att store about the retard who worked at the apple store and also about how i was not so keen to the idea of being forced to use a credit card. One of the guys that worked at the att store, was on his last day there, and he said "I'll sell you an iphone for cash." i had to buy one of those $25 plastic belkin phone protector things, so it would knock the register computer out of the "mandatory" credit card mode from scanning in the iphone. The guy was real nice in showing me that i did in fact have to buy something else, on top of the iphone so i would be able to buy the iphone with cash... That was pretty cool that he did that...

So anyways, i have an 8gb iphone with a clear belkin plastic phone protector thing...

Lets see if i can get around the whole data plan bs thing when i activate the iphone through itunes...
lol, I am an att rsc and let me tell you that you didnt have to buy belkin plastic thing to get it, however you do need to have service with us to buy it at an att store (which you do). About the data plan, you dont have to get it, its your decision but when you're out of your wifi there are too many things you wont be able to take advantage of like the google map feature. Now I guess what sucks for you in a way is that theres a new iphone coming out within a month or two and it will be 3g instead of edge but since you dont want a data plan i guess that doesnt really affect you.

Edit: By the way, when ever you step into a store or call customer service DO NOT be nasty to us, because we can almost do anything to help you and make you happy but I personally hate when someone tries to intimidate me and when that happens I just tell them theres nothing I can do, please dial 611 from your mobile phone and they will be able to assist you. Not that I'm saying you were being disrespectful or anything.
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i cant understand why you wouldnt want the data plan but i suppose its not for me to understand. anyway for some reason my bill went down by like $20 a month after i got my iphone which was pretty awesome
    
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