iPhone 4S with prepaid service? help?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DrewQuinz, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. DrewQuinz macrumors member

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    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?
     
  2. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    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
     
  3. DrewQuinz thread starter macrumors member

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    Will data work?

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    Sorry for all the questions...Will I be able to bring over her prepaid number?
     
  4. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  5. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  6. DrewQuinz thread starter macrumors member

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    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?

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    I'll look into them too
     
  7. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    $60 for the 2GB plan? no thanks

    ST is $40-$45 for "unlimited" data
     
  8. nburwell, Sep 25, 2012
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    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.
     
  9. DrewQuinz thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks!! :)
     

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