How do you activate PAYG?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chriskzoo, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. chriskzoo macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2005
    I want to drop my current plan (450 minutes/Unlimited data for $60/mo + taxes, so around $70 total) and switch to PAYG $0.25/minute and use Skype whenever I can, as I'm almost always near a hotspot, but want the PAYG as a backup and for in-bound calls.

    So once my contract is up or I buy it out, how can you convert to the PAYG plan? I know there was a way to start ou in PAYG if you entered a bogus SS# upon first getting the phone, but what is the process once you have already had normal service?

    Also, can you block data once you go PAYG? I don't want to accidentally click on email or Safari when I'm not on Wifi and pay $0.01 per kb.
  2. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Do you want to keep you existing phone number?

    The Serial number trick only worked with the original iPhone. AT&T does not offer a GoPhone type option with the iPhone 3G. To use a GoPhone option with the iPhone 3G you will have to get a new GoPhone SIM (think Walmart) and just activate it via the web.

    SIM Activation:

    This link provides detail on the GoPhone options but note the minutes expire so you will need to manage your account. There is no default Pay Per Use data plan;


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