iPhone Data Plan/ SIM in Another Phone- Calling all iPhone Users!

ahactor

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Heylo people of EiP! Well, I am finally getting my iPhone, haha. Although, I need a few questions answered. Before you "Google/Search button Nazis" come at me for asking these things, I did search and found many answers, but they all contradicted themselves. =] So, this following question is ONLY FOR iPHONE USERS WHO KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE, THANK YOU.

My Dad called AT&T today and they said that if I took the SIM out of the iPhone and put it into another internet phone that having the internet would be a "hit or miss" and "slim to none" because the iPhone uses a "different internet". Well, iPhone uses EDGE... soo... it uses the same internet? That confused me. Anyway, I would like to know if you have taken the SIM out of the iPhone, used internet on a different phone with the iPhone SIM, had it WORK, and the phone model, por favor. Also, is it only a type of internet service you used, such as MEdia Net, or internet in general?
 

Lincoln

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Congrats on the iPhone.

By "Different Internet" They mean Safari, iPhone's internet browser. It is unlike internet on other phones, such as MEdia Net because of it's functionality. I myself have tried placing my SIM in one of my parent's phone's and the internet did not work. When I placed the SIM back into the iPhone I had to re-sync my bookmarks. Nothing really bothersome, just syncing, but unless necessary, I wouldn't recommend switching the SIM.
 

ahactor

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Haha, they didn't mean Safari, they meant that the iPhone SIM was special for the iPhone, and that the Data wouldn't work on another phone. Thank you for the post, and I don't have it yet. I have been in this forum since about March and have been following all the iPhone stuffs, but becasue of a large donation to something that wasn't my iPhone fund, my iphone-ness-ness has been delayed. I'm hoping within the next few weeks. Thanks again, and I invite others to post. =]