Which U.S. mobile phone carrier provides iPhone
AT&T is the exclusive carrier for iPhone in
the U.S. This means that iPhone is configured
to work only with wireless service provided by
Can I buy an iPhone without an AT&T contract?
No. iPhone requires a two-year AT&T wireless
Does my iPhone come ready to use?
Yes. Your new iPhone arrives ready to start using
it. All you have to do is set it up in iTunes.
Theres no need to call or visit a store
to get started.
Can I get a new iPhone if I already have a
contract with AT&T?
Yes. Review your account to determine your iPhone
eligibility and pricing. Some plans may not qualify.
Im already an AT&T customer. What
information do I need to provide to buy an iPhone
AT&T requests the following information to
determine eligibility for new iPhone service.
This type of check will be performed wherever
you buy your iPhone whether its from
the Apple Online Store, an Apple Retail Store,
AT&T, or other retailer.
- Phone number (current)
- Billing zip code
- Last four digits of Social Security number
Does the iPhone support tethering?
Yes. You can share the fast 3G connection on your
iPhone with your Mac or PC and connect to the
Internet from just about anywhere no Wi-Fi
required. Just select the 2GB + Tethering data
plan when you set up your AT&T account.
Can I transfer my current phone number?
Yes. Your current phone number is transferred
to your new iPhone after you receive your iPhone
and set it up in iTunes. Then you can start making
calls using your current phone number.
Can I use my current rate plan with an iPhone?
Yes, if you currently use iPhone 3G or iPhone
3GS, you can keep your current rate plan. But
if you have an earlier-generation iPhone or other
phone, you may be able to keep your current voice
plan, but you are also required to have an iPhone
data and messaging plan. Get started by checking
your eligibility and reviewing the AT&T rate
Can I keep my current AT&T unlimited data
Yes. If you currently have an unlimited data plan
for your current iPhone or other AT&T smartphone,
you will be able to keep it when you purchase
your new iPhone.
Im a new AT&T customer. What information
do I need to provide so I can buy an iPhone online?
The following billing information will be used
to perform a credit check with AT&T:
- First name
- Last name
- Email address
- Billing address
- Phone number (current)
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Primary place of use
If you want to transfer an existing phone number,
you will also need to provide your account number
and password with your current carrier.
Can I purchase an iPhone and use it abroad?
Yes. Outside the U.S., voice and data usage, including
data usage incurred by Visual Voicemail messages,
is charged at international rates. AT&T offers
four discount international data packages that
can significantly reduce the cost of using data
How do I decide which data plan to select?
AT&T offers two 3G data plans for new iPhone
customers. For $15 a month, the DataPlus plan
offers 200 megabytes of data; for $25 a month,
the DataPro plan offers 2 gigabytes of data. If
youre an existing iPhone user, you can find
out how much data you've downloaded in previous
months by logging into your AT&T Wireless
account. Or you can estimate how much data you
might use by visiting the AT&T
Data Calculator and entering information such
as how many emails and web pages you view in an