Using 3G with iPhone(edge) SIM

djmusic5

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Yesterday I popped my SIM into a new 3G that my friend had purchased. I still have the older Edge network iPhone/Plan, but I was able to make calls on the 3G with my SIM. I was curious if this was using the 3G network, or if it uses the edge network? I didn't really have time to compare internet speeds between between the two phones so I'm unsure. really wondering if I can just buy a new 3G and not have to upgrade my plan for the additional $10/mo or whatever it is for the 3G network
 

djmusic5

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I'm not sure actually. I just put my SIM in and called a #
 

djmusic5

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so then it is definitely possibly to have the edge network plan but beable to use the 3G network if you have a 3G phone?
 

miggs1310

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3g doesn't cost extra. go to the phones section of att.com and look at all the non-smartphones that use the 3g network. my girlfriend had a crappy lg flip phone that was 3g enabled and her bill was no more than it was with the non-3g phone she had before. the extra cost is just a data plan, they made the iPhone data plan the same as everyone elses (non-iphone). you need to realize that while you were paying $20 for data, everyone else was paying $40. 3g was around for over a year before the iPhone 3g came out....
 

Twinnie

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Voice calls go over the GSM network I'm afraid, even on 3G phones.
 

iChristian

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I would definitely look into that if I were you.
 

jimmyrules712

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it's simple. The iPhone 3G will always use the fastest data available to it. The V1 iPhone data plan is not edge only, only the V1 iPhone itself was edge only. AT&T doesn't have plans that are edge only versus edge and 3G, it always comes together.

So yes, that is a work-around to use the iPhone 3G on the V1 iPhone dataplan (while still getting 3G speeds).

although AT&T may figure out a way to detect when people do that and switch them back over to the 3G plan.
 

DUKEL

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All the pros are doing this. Why would I pay $35/blackberry prices when I can have the same thing for $20!;)