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Sep 17, 2007
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Hello everyone,

Wow, first post for me.:eek: I am wondering about the way that wifi works. Do you have to have a data plan with a gsm provider in order for it to work, or does it work just like my laptop's wireless card? Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I usually have wifi around me all day so I would rather save a little and avoid paying for a data plan. Does it make any difference if it has been unlocked to work with T-mobile?

Thanks
 

MotherTucker

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Jul 2, 2007
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Hello everyone,

Wow, first post for me.:eek: I am wondering about the way that wifi works. Do you have to have a data plan with a gsm provider in order for it to work, or does it work just like my laptop's wireless card? Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I usually have wifi around me all day so I would rather save a little and avoid paying for a data plan. Does it make any difference if it has been unlocked to work with T-mobile?

Thanks
Wow man, I don't even know enough to know if this is a dumb question or not. All I know is that the search feature in this forum is pretty good. I'm not big on guessing answers to questions. My gut tells me it's not dumb at all. :)
 

robby69

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Sep 20, 2007
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Hello everyone,

Wow, first post for me.:eek: I am wondering about the way that wifi works. Do you have to have a data plan with a gsm provider in order for it to work, or does it work just like my laptop's wireless card? Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I usually have wifi around me all day so I would rather save a little and avoid paying for a data plan. Does it make any difference if it has been unlocked to work with T-mobile? Thanks
Your iPhone needs to be activated. You can do that by signing up for a AT&T plan, or unlocking it and using say a T-Mobile Sim. You do not need a data plan to use Wifi, if you unlock it. If you use AT&T and do not unlock it, naturally you have to have a data plan, otherwise you can't activate it. You might take a look at the ipod touch if you don't need a cell phone.