Cheapest iPhone plans (USA)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by noobinator, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I am looking to drop AT&T to save a few bucks and go with another option. I will be bringing my 5s and my wife's 5. What are the cheapest options in the USA (specifically Tampa, Florida)?

    I am thinking the prepaid options might be the cheapest. We will need some minutes but not a ton.
     
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  3. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    Prepaid or contract?
     
  4. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    It's prepaid. You can only get by signing up on the website.
     
  5. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

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    Check out airvoice wireless, they have a $10, $30, and $40 decent plans
     
  6. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    T-Mobile has a $30 month-to-month plan.

    http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans
     
  7. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    Also, straight talk is a viable option. Uses the at&t network, with LTE at 2.5gb and unlimited texting and calling for $45 a month.
     
  8. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    Our phones are both locked to att (I assume?) so would att unlock if I paid an etf?
     
  9. zmon macrumors member

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    They should as long as you do pay it.
     
  10. m1key macrumors member

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    Yep. Once that phone is paid off one way or another (through a contract or ETF) it's yours to unlock.
     
  11. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    So you saying paying a ETF will be cheaper than paying the rest of the contract?

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    MVNO plans, I believe tend to run throttled data. Fine for the casual cellular data user.
     
  12. 617aircav Suspended

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    It usually is.
     
  13. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Just be aware that if you pay the etf and then unlock your phone you lose your phone number. My bf switched from att to tmobile and had to get tmobile to help with the unlock through a website or att would toss his number back into the pot and tmobile would have to give him a new one. I believe it's still technically a legal unlock (no jailbreak). After unlocking his 4S and getting set up with tmobile, he paid his etf with att and things have been fine since. He did trade out the 4S for an actual tmobile 5 because of service issues. Unless things have changed since summer you'll only get HSPA+ not LTE.

    Any of Tmobile's plans are reasonable. If you bring your own phones, even the postpaid ones are pretty reasonable.
     

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