Cheapest plan for 3G iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Inukami, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Inukami macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
  2. Jayden0606 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2008
    Bergen County, NJ
    Prepaid would be the cheapest I guess. Would you use internet?
  3. Inukami thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    nah i don't think so..internet plan is costly. I was looking at the prepaid, some expire after 30 days, some after 90, others after a year.

    Hmm also i have to take into account that ATT prepaid offers 3G right? But with T-mobile i would be stuck on 2G. I don't really care and my area doesn't have 3G yet anyways =/

    How much is internet plan+basic phone plan for T-Mobile?
  4. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Either prepaid AT&T or prepaid T-Mobile in your case. Or you can sign up for T-Mobile's contract plans for the sole purpose of myFaves. myFaves saved my ass quite a few times in terms of running up the cell minutes (and draining the iPhone battery down until the 10% battery remaining notice :D)
  5. Inukami thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    Does prepaid suck my minutes or something if i try to access data? Would that even work?
  6. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    If you don't really want a phone or a data plan, why not get an iPod Touch and a cheap prepaid cell?
  7. Inukami thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
  8. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    You can wipe out $100 in just a few minutes of data usage on a prepaid plan. This is why data plans are so important. Loading a map in Google maps will cost at least $3. A webpage can cost a few dollars. Data is very expensive when you don't have a data plan.
  9. Inukami thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    i heard that sometimes your iPhone gets incomming data. How would i go about completly blocking them so that it doesn't happen.
  10. cWeems macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2008
    if u get the att hybrid pick your plan u can get a basic 29.99 300 minute plan and add unlimited internet for 15 or 20... jus those plans have to be automatically deducted from a credit/checking acct.

    data would be 1 cent per kb transferred otherwise
  11. iblastoff macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    because poor people want to look cool too.
  12. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

    Sep 25, 2007
    New England
    Cheapest Plan available


    Someone else paying for it :)
  13. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
  14. jdmstar macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2008
    1. tyou cant go prepaid with iphone through AT&T. YOu can go trhough TMOBILE i know a few people who use it and are satisifed plus they ahve some cheap data plans.

    2. wtf is a turbo sim.

    3. But overall the costs of contract through att is way too much money you can get a cheaper deal on minutes and data through tmol and just unlock it.

    But since you have a 3g i doubt you would be able to use it on tmol you can only use the phone on att and jailbreak for custom apps.
  15. Samoyed macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2009
    Hi guys,

    I am thinking about getting the iPhone and unlocking it, but only if I manage to get an affordable data plan. I don't talk that much and for me, paying 70$ a month to AT&T is too much. Right now I have T-Mobile pay as you go. Yesterday I went to a T-Mobile store to ask for a cheap data plan. They offered one for 20$, but they said that I needed a voice plan as well, and the cheapest was 30$. So in total, the cheapest they offered is 50$ a month.

    Some of you have talked about using a cheap data plan combined with T-Mobile's prepaid plan, if I understood well, so how do you do that? According to the guy at the store that is not possible... Also, if you know any other cheap way to get a data plan please let me know, that is a critical point for me for getting the iPhone.


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