Cheapest iPhone plan?

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

  1. tbb07 macrumors newbie

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BurntReality macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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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