(Cheap) Prepaid iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Unprocessed1, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    Currently on Verizon, but really want to get an iPhone 4.

    My basic needs are: lots of texting (500-1000/month), very minimal voice/minutes (100-200 minutes), and I would probably skip a data plan since I have wireless access 80-90% during the day, and as long as I can get texts/calls, data isn't needed every single second of the day.

    What's the easiest way to get a cheap/convenient SIM card for this to work? I don't know much about how GSM works, so this is all pretty new to me.

    Is getting a GoPhone and putting the SIM in the IP4 my best bet?

    Any advice/expertise is much appreciated!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can get a prepaid gophone sim and use it on an iphone 4.
    No visual voicemail or MMS though. Rest will work fine.
     
  3. Unprocessed1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    The 25 cents per text is a killer though. Do voicemails counts against your minutes?

    I would seriously consider using google voice and something like Text+ to use to lessen the need for buying lots of minutes - would that be a viable solution if I'm constantly on wireless?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, I believe if you call voicemail it will take minutes off since you wont have visual voicemail.
    Also I think the texts where 10cents but Im not positive.
     
  5. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    You're a PERFECT candidate for either prepaid (GoPhone) from AT&T where you can get unlim talk and text for $60, and light data plan ($20 per 100 mb), or just pay per minute talk, and then subscribe to a prepaid text plan (ie $10 for 1000)... or since data isn't important, do t-mobile... their rates are much lower, you're just limited to EDGE since the iPhone's 3G doesn't have their frequency, but sounds like that's a non-issue since data wasn't on your must-have list. If I could do without data I'd be w\ T-Mobile hands-down! That's always the kicker where people get stuck having to go with ATT and on a post-paid account. You want the data, you're stuck with ATT in the US. Of course there are alternatives now-a-days... the Virgin Mobile MyFi puck is $40 a month flat, and you get unlimited internet, so u can always carry that. People carry cigarettes so what's carrying a MyFi puck. lol
     
  6. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    http://www.mysimplemobile.com/Index.aspx

    Unlimited text and minutes for $40 or if you want data, you can always add on unlimited edge data for $20. It's edge because it's on the T-Nobile network and their network doesn't support 3G on the iPhone.

    Your iPhone would need to be unlocked.
     
  7. Block macrumors 6502a

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    T-Mobile's Pay As You Go plans seem enticing. $15/month for unlimited texting and 10c per minute for calling. So for 100 minutes it will cost you 10 bucks, making your monthly cost only $25!
     
  8. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

    hackthatphone

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    You can also use H2O (they have SIMs at Best Buy).
    https://www.h2owirelessnow.com

    Your iphone doesn't need to be unlocked and the H2O SIM will activate the iphone 4 as well.
     

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