Can you do pay-as-you-go on iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ej3ffrey, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I was just wondering because I might do that with mine for now.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    if you want to pay $599 for it off contract
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    If you are in the uk then Orange,O2 and Tesco arnt selling the payg handsets yet but you can buy sim free from apple and just get hold ofa payg sim and do it that way.If you are in USA then pick up a uunlocked iphone off ebay.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i already have an iphone 4 and i'm in the US so i can't use anything but ATT for now.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    I'd like to know this as well. I've heard that you can just put in your at&t pay as you go sim card into the iphone 4 and it'll work. You might need to cut down the sim card so that it fits into the microsim slot though.
     
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    If you are from uk giffgaff are the cheapest payg network by far. They are offering free data until October too.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    YES. Yes it does

    Yes it does, I can confirm. I am an iPhone 1st. 3G , 3GS and iphone4 owner on t-mo.
    So I bought my ip4 and thought I'd wait for JB & unlock
    But then I wanted to try out my ip4
    After a couple of tries I finally got pay as you go to work on my iphone4 bought on the very first day at the non-commitment price
    I will tell you how
    FYI. Did not have to cut my sim, YES. MicroSim on payasugo
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info.
    Just ordered a sim :D
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    yes you can use iPhone 4 as PAYG option. i'm actually on prepaid right now on my iPhone 4.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so how did you do it? just go to an att store and bring the iphone with microsim in and they can activate it?
     
  11. macrumors member

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    non commitment iphone4???

    i did mine over the AT&T pay as you go activation site
    and enterd the simcard # of the microsim
    and entered the imei of the iphone4 the one on the sim tray
    it took 2 attempts the 3rd worked
    the first two got hung up on "waiting to activate" screen
    but third time was the charm
    tested the call and B ingo worked


    https://www.wireless.att.com/activations/
    pick pay as you go ( on the right hand lower side)
    enter your sim, imei, pick a plan ( i picked the simple plan $60 unlimited calls and text) did not add any data YET
    using wi-fi
    go try it ..... go.....NOW
     
  12. macrumors 65816

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    If you signed a contract (got a subsidized iPhone) you'll have to break it and pay the ETF, then initiate the pay-as-you-go. If you bought if full retail ($599/699), you should be fine.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just tried it and i keep getting "GP104: The SIM number entered does not exist.Please check the number and enter it again." i'm still using the same microsim that was originally in the iphone. do i need to get a new one?
     
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    Yes
     
  15. macrumors member

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    Martin, Looks like obviously you need to get a new one
    Did you buy your ip4 non commit?
    Or was it an upgrade?
     
  16. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i used my friends upgrade to get the phone so it used to be activated with her number. but she switched back to her old phone. i still have the microsim tho and that's what i used to try to get the payg but it says that i was already activated. so i can't get passed the "sim number" part of online activation.
     
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    I have an activated pay go SIM with unlimited data. Will it allow me to transfer my account to a micro SIM? Or should I just try and cut it down and place it in an iPhone 4.
     
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    I don't know about the USA, but in the UK if you buy it on PAYG then get a SIM only contract for 2 years it's cheaper than the normal contract, with exactly the same minutes etc.
     
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    How did you get a Micro SIM card prepaid? Did you cut down your go phone SIM and insert it in the iPhone 4? Or did AT&T allow you to transfer the prepaid account to a micro SIM?
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    I cut the sim card to the size of the micro sim.
    Just be careful if you go this route.

    I dont think att transfers prepaid account from regular size
    Sim to micro sim.
     
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    Orange do sell the iPhone PAYG, O2 will release it on PAYG soon, and Tesco haven't released any plans at all.

    As far as I'm aware, all UK networks who carry the iPhone 4 will also have a PAYG option.
     
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    Did you buy a no contract iPhone 4? Did you have to change the APN to get data working?

    I ordered a SIM cutter for $25 to make sure it's cut to size correctly. (I know too much for something I will use only once but I wanted to make sure I don't screw up my SIM card)

    Here is a video of the Micro SIM cutter
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zedkHEUA8b0&feature=player_embedded
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    Its an upgrade from a friend of mine. He activated the phone and took the
    Microsim afterwards and i just cut the sim card.
    You didnt have to pay that much amount for
    Something thats one time use! I used my friends ipad sim and just traced it. Its a pain but the trick
    Is to do it slowly.

    I didnt try to use cell data. I actually turned cell data off in the settings menu coz it might accidentally eat my prepaid credits. Im always in or near a wifi connection so it doesnt bother me much.

    The only thing i havent tried is facetime. I dont know if its gonna work on prepaid sim.
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    Those of you on AT&T, how much do you pay with unlimited data? Is there a pay as you go with minutes, text and data?
    Thanks
     
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    Yes there is but AT&T no longer offers unlimited data unless you are grandfathered in from a previous data plan.
     

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