Cheapest iPhone plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tbb07, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. tbb07 macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2011
    Hi, I want to get an iPhone eventually (probably will wait for the 5th gen), but anyhow, what is the cheapest plan I can possibly get? I went to the AT&T store and they said the least expensive is $15, with 200mb of internet. That seems too much for my taste (I know, I'm frugal).

    But then I saw Ebay and Craigslist and noticed many were buying their iphones off of there. If I were to buy it off of ebay/craigslist, can I just insert my SIM card, under a family data plan, in the iphone and get it to work as a phone?

  2. BurntReality macrumors 6502


    Jun 21, 2010
    Tyler, TX
    ATT has software that will detect you are using an iPhone. Unless it is a pay as you go plan then they will eventually add the 15 dollar data plan to your phone.
  3. sbddude macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA
    There's no such thing as a family data plan.

    Options to go cheap:

    1. family plan to share voice minutes, no texting, $15 data. Google voice for texting.

    2. GoPhone, no data plan

    3. Straight Talk $45/month. Data included. You have to buy a nokia phone however with some additional upfront cost.

    You can try to fly under the radar with AT&T by getting a dumbphone with a data block, but they may eventually detect the iphone anyway.

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