How to Use Tracfone Service with Unlocked iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mustnotsleep, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I have been using T-mobile prepaid for a while now with an iPhone 4, but it only has minutes/texts with no mobile internet. I have read that buying an E71 from Walmart and switching sims would work for an iPhone, but I cannot find any specific details. Does this method still work? Is it 3G speed? What are the plan details exactly? $45/mo?

    Basically, I just want a detailed description of what needs to be done before I spend $250 on the E71. Has anybody had any problems?

    Thanks.
     
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    NikFinn

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    I haven't looked entirely into the specifics, but at the very minimum you're going to need to trim the sim card from the E71 into a microsim, assuming you're going to use an iPhone 4. They sell things online that'll cut it for you, but if you have scissors/a razor blade you can cut it yourself.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is the least of my worries. I do have an iPhone 4 and I have been through the SIM cutting process before. I am mainly curious if I can get 3G internet for $45/mo through the Tracfone process and how reliable it is.
     
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    NikFinn

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    Do you know what band 3G tracfone uses? This, in theory, would be the only limiting factor.
     
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    If tracfone is piggybacking on t-mobile's service, it'll be edge data only. However, if it's piggybacking off at&t, you should be able to access 3G bands.
     

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