iPhone PAYG users SCREWED! We Can't Update To 3.0!

Pimpboy51

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH AT&T? They sent me this text today saying

"AT&T Free MSG: A new software upgrade for iPhone will be available on 6/17. This upgrade may affect your data service. Please visit att.com/iPhone or call 800-901-9878 for a representative. If you download the software and are not on an approved iPhone data plan, your data service will be interrupted."

I have no data plan at all under my iPhone, in fact I actually asked AT&T to block any internet connection between my phone and the sim. My iPhone can never use 3G or edge, and I am thinking they might re activate data through my iPhone. I am not under that monthly pay as you go plan, I use the card reload PAYG. Am I affected too?:oops:
 

acosmichippo

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if you have no data service, then it can't be interrupted, right?
 

Pimpboy51

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I don't know. I want to call AT&T and ask but I'm afraid they will activate it all over again. How do they even know I have an iPhone 3G? Does the sim card send info to AT&T on my phone? I am skeptical of even updating it to 3.0 because it might lock my phone.
 
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I don't know. I want to call AT&T and ask but I'm afraid they will activate it all over again. How do they even know I have an iPhone 3G? Does the sim card send info to AT&T on my phone? I am skeptical of even updating it to 3.0 because it might lock my phone.
if you have no data plan now, you'll be fine. The issue is those who have a pay-as-you-go data plan.
 

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I don't know. I want to call AT&T and ask but I'm afraid they will activate it all over again. How do they even know I have an iPhone 3G? Does the sim card send info to AT&T on my phone? I am skeptical of even updating it to 3.0 because it might lock my phone.
Something tells me theres more going on here than meets the eye
 

styfle

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I don't know. I want to call AT&T and ask but I'm afraid they will activate it all over again. How do they even know I have an iPhone 3G? Does the sim card send info to AT&T on my phone? I am skeptical of even updating it to 3.0 because it might lock my phone.
Yes they can tell what phone you have. The same way a website can tell what OS and browser you are using...

If you're on the internet, you can't hide.
 

Pimpboy51

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Ohhhh sounds scary LOL. I can't hide? LOL it sounds like a movie haha. But thank god I can update!