Buy a prepaid microsim for the iPhone 4 with AT&T

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Theappmachine, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Theappmachine macrumors member


    Apr 24, 2010
    I will spend 3 weeks in the States and I would like to know if it's possible to buy an AT&T prepaid microsim for the iPhone 4 without contract.

    I would use it mostly for 3G connections to check my emails, no more than one time per day.

    I don't live in the US so I don't have an american address.

    Does anyone could provide me some information?

    Thanks a lot :)

  2. ny2nctova macrumors member


    Mar 2, 2008
    Hey you can buy a micro sim from online then go to att go plan site and activate it, you will need imei number and sim number to activate the sim. No contract needed.
  3. Theappmachine thread starter macrumors member


    Apr 24, 2010
    I can't just go to an At&t store?

    Thanks for your answer anyway :)

    I'll be in San Francisco in 2 days... I'll go to a store and I'll ask :)
  4. mckvakk macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2005
    Oslo, Norway
    I wonder about this too..
    I'm not going until the end of august, so i have time to buy one from ebay. But Since almost everyone sells them for 10USD plus shipping i would guess it's cheaper straight from AT&T.

    On this website they say that AT&T would be unwilling to give me a prepaid Micro-SIM when i have an iPhone.

    Any way around that? Maybe tell them i bought a used 3G iPad and need a sim for that, and then just activate it as a regular prepaid card?
  5. hackthatphone macrumors 68000


    Jul 28, 2010
    You can go to Best Buy and get the O2 SIM for $9.99 and it will work in the iphone 4, I've done it. Can't speak to whether it will activate the phone for you if not already activated however. They are a few Best Buys around S.F and Colma.

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