6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 20, 2012 10:07 PM by deggie
Iphonebuyer123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am looking to buy an Iphone 4s from a friend. It is unlocked, will i be able to get a plan without data or is data mandatory? Please help

 

Thanks


iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,670 points)

    Depends on the cell provider. Be sure to shut down all access to cell data or it could cost you a fortune.

     

    Do realize if you do shut down cell data then several functions, including Siri, etc. will not work unless you are connected to WiFi. Turn by turn directions in the new maps app won't work at all.

  • Indydrummer Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    "smart" phones require data plans to do the internet and data services.

  • Iphonebuyer123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I live and Canada and would be using Rogers. Does having the phone bought outright allow you to use only a talk and text plan? I would only be using the phone at home and  work for Wifi.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,670 points)

    You would have to check with Rogers to see if they allow it. If you paying more than $65 for this iPhone I would take a pass. Any number of non-smartphones would suit your purposes, would not require a data plan, and would be cheaper.

  • Indydrummer Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    HT3406

    Using an iPhone without a wireless service plan

     

    Summary

    If you upgrade your iPhone to a newer model, you can continue using your old iPhone without an active cellular service.

     

    Products Affected

    iPhone

     

     

    Follow these steps to use your iPhone without a wireless service plan:

    1. Insert the SIM card from your new, activated iPhone or one that was previously used to activate the original iPhone.
    2. Connect the iPhone to iTunes on a computer connected to the Internet.

    Once iTunes activates the device, you're free to use the iPhone as if it were an iPod touch.

    Additional Information

    Note: It may be necessary to repeat this process after updating or restoring the device.

     

     

    iPods use wifi all of the time without cellular connection.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (48,670 points)

    He was only asking about using it without a data plan, not without voice service.