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Do you need a plan in order to use the iPhone?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: Do you need a plan in order to use the iPhone? Reply with quote

I couldn't find an answer anywhere. If I don't get the at&t plan right away, can I still use the other features in the iPhone before I get my actual plan? (For instance, the iPod?)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was listening to TWIT and I beleive it was mentioned that without activation the only thing that can be done as an emergency 911 call.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TUAW detailed a way to get it working without an actual plan, but in order to use it to its fullest and not have to go through all kinds of hassle, it is best just to get an iPhone as a phone first.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://alexking.org/blog/2007/07/02/iphone-without-service
http://www.macrumors.com/2007/07/03/iphone-as-a-widescreen-ipod-wifi-without-contract/
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure it would be boring without a plan, since you wont get all the features the iPhone gives. I just don't want to leave my current Verizon plan and get fined for it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TyPod wrote:
I'm sure it would be boring without a plan, since you wont get all the features the iPhone gives. I just don't want to leave my current Verizon plan and get fined for it.

Just wait till its up and get a 2G iphone
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that might happen. I've got a birthday coming up on the 29th, so I'll see what my parents surprise me with! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:08 pm    Post subject: idk a rumor Reply with quote

I heard from a few people that actually Verizon was supposed to get the iPhone, but they turned it down since they wanted more control over it that Apple would allow also their music store was threatened by iTunes, Apple supposedly went to them for their better data network though. The way the two companies act that seems believable.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... I would get Iphone on Verizon.... EVDO and real browsing, would be sweet.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, yeah. Phone plan diversity would be good.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no you do not have to activate it with at&t just use the activation hack that has been floating around and you can use the ipod functions and the wiress functions without activating you iphone
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