iPhone 4S with prepaid service? help?

DrewQuinz

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 11, 2012
65
0
New York
I am going to be surprising my girlfriend with an iPhone 4S for her birthday but she has Att Prepaid (goPhone) if I take her sim out of her current phone and cut it down and put it in the 4S will it work? or do I need to do anything special?
 

alent1234

macrumors 603
Jun 19, 2009
5,654
122
go with straight talk

AT&T has crazy rules and prices for their prepaid. straight talk goes over AT&T and is cheaper than AT&T's branded prepaid
 

DrewQuinz

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 11, 2012
65
0
New York
go with straight talk

AT&T has crazy rules and prices for their prepaid. straight talk goes over AT&T and is cheaper than AT&T's branded prepaid
Will data work?

----------

go with straight talk

AT&T has crazy rules and prices for their prepaid. straight talk goes over AT&T and is cheaper than AT&T's branded prepaid
Sorry for all the questions...Will I be able to bring over her prepaid number?
 

nburwell

macrumors 601
May 6, 2008
4,629
1,633
DE
Yes, data will work. You will need to set up APN settings for her once the Straight Talk SIM is in her phone and activated.

She will be able to bring her number over to ST.
 

RotaryP7

macrumors 6502a
Aug 31, 2011
689
11
Miami, FL
Just go with h2o wireless. My girl has her iPhone 4 on there. It works perfect. Same coverage and speed as my 4S on AT&T. And yes, it's prepaid. They rent towers from AT&T.
 

DrewQuinz

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 11, 2012
65
0
New York
Yes, data will work. You will need to set up APN settings for her once the Straight Talk SIM is in her phone and activated.

She will be able to bring her number over to ST.
So I buy the straight talk card, put it in the iPhone 4S, set up the APN for her and it will ask for a phone number and I type it in? or when I am ordering the sim card for her I request the number transfer?

----------

Just go with h2o wireless. My girl has her iPhone 4 on there. It works perfect. Same coverage and speed as my 4S on AT&T. And yes, it's prepaid. They rent towers from AT&T.
I'll look into them too
 

alent1234

macrumors 603
Jun 19, 2009
5,654
122
Just go with h2o wireless. My girl has her iPhone 4 on there. It works perfect. Same coverage and speed as my 4S on AT&T. And yes, it's prepaid. They rent towers from AT&T.
$60 for the 2GB plan? no thanks

ST is $40-$45 for "unlimited" data
 

nburwell

macrumors 601
May 6, 2008
4,629
1,633
DE
So I buy the straight talk card, put it in the iPhone 4S, set up the APN for her and it will ask for a phone number and I type it in? or when I am ordering the sim card for her I request the number transfer?

----------

You will put the ST SIM into her 4S, then use the ST web site to activate and transfer her number. Once the transfer goes through and you can make calls on her iPhone, make sure you connect to wifi and go to: http://unlockit.co.nz/ in Safari on her phone. From there, you will set up the APN settings so she can get cellular data on her phone.
 
Last edited:

DrewQuinz

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 11, 2012
65
0
New York
You will put the ST SIM into her 4S, then use the ST web site to activate and transfer her number. Once the transfer goes through and you can make calls on her iPhone, make sure you connect to wifi and go to: http://unlockit.co.nz/ in Safari on her phone. From there, you will set up the APN settings so she can get cellular data on her phone.
thanks!! :)