8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2008 11:21 AM by Nore
polyad Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
I want to give my original iPhone 8g to my wife. She doesn't want or need the unlimited internet package. Can she activate the phone without the internet package?

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  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,690 points)
    I don't think so, but you'll need to check with AT&T.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,375 points)
    When activating the iPhone with AT&T for your wife's line/number via the iTunes activation process, you must select the unlimited data plan which includes a 200 SMS allowance with the first generation iPhone.

    Afterwards, you can contact AT&T about canceling the data plan and if allowed, you must also request that data/internet access be disabled for your wife's line/number. If you don't do the latter, this won't prevent accessing the internet via AT&T's cellular network and your wife will be charged by the KB for all data downloaded and uploaded when doing so. This will also disable the iPhone's visual voicemail feature. All visual voicemail messages are downloaded to the iPhone via AT&T's cellular network only.
  • Nore Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    You don't HAVE to select the unlimited data plan. You can select the lesser one, but you could incur overages if you aren't careful. But, yes. She has to have some sort of iPhone data plan or they will not activate the phone.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,375 points)
    You don't HAVE to select the unlimited data plan. You can select the lesser one, but you could incur overages if you aren't careful.


    Please let us know how one selects a lesser/non-unlimited data plan for a first generation iPhone when activating an iPhone with AT&T via the iTunes activation process, which is the ONLY way one can activate a first generation iPhone with AT&T.
  • Nore Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Call AT&T and they will give you 2 iPhone data plan options.
  • Spork-n-Beans Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    it is actually under apple and at&t's terms of service for the iPhone 2/3G that you have to have the unlimited data package (20, 30,or 40 for the origional and at least the 30 for the 3G) on the line the iPhone is on. if you dont have the package on at&t is given the right to terminate your service. Text messaging isnt required for the 3G, just the data, and the 2G iPhone has to have the minimum of 200 txt package (the $20 one).

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  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,375 points)
    Copied from your original post in this thread.

    You don't HAVE to select the unlimited data plan.


    When activating an iPhone with AT&T via the iTunes activation process, you do HAVE to select the unlimited data plan for the iPhone. There IS NO way around this when activating an iPhone with AT&T via the iTunes activation process, which is the ONLY way to activate an iPhone with AT&T.
  • Nore Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Through iTunes, that is why i said call/go to AT&T.