iPhone 5 no contract options

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dinosaur1, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2007
    I'm going to be leaving at&t because I simply hate contracts. Will the iP5 work with Straight Talk? Do they really have a 2gb limit though? Any other good mo contract carriers I should consider?
  2. NoCleverSNForMe macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2003
    Your other options are:

    • Verizon Wireless, month-to-month (no difference in cost for monthly plan…just no contract and you pay full price for a device)
    • Virgin Mobile (plans as low as $30/mo) is set to get the iPhone 5 soon. However, it runs on the Sprint network and no one knows whether they will allow it to have access to Sprint's LTE network.
    • Cricket
    • Wait for unlocked version to come out, get a prepaid SIM to T-Mobile or Straight Talk. As for your question about ST, yeah - there seems to be a vocal crowd that lost their phone number by using over 2GB data. If you don't care about your number, then go ahead - if you get cut off, you can just get another SIM for $10. If you do care about your number, go to T-Mobile...they'll just throttle you once you hit a cap.

    One more thing - Cricket, Virgin Mobile, and Verizon Wireless are all official carriers. So if you get one of those, you will have visual voicemail and you don't have to tinker with any of the settings. Just a friendly FYI.
  3. RNVarma macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2010
    I'm on Straight Talk with my 4S, and they have a 2GB soft cap.

    Other services to try are Simple Mobile and prepaid T-Mobile.
  4. dinosaur1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2007
    If I go with Verizon my iPhone 5 won't work over there will it? I bought it from at&t. I noticed that Verizon's monthly cost is $80 compared to the others.


    Why can't I cut their sim down to a nano sim on my current iPhone 5 and just use Straight Talk?


    Nexus 4 uses a microsim. Would that work with Straight Talk?
  5. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    no you can't use AT&T phone on Verizon. You need a plan for straight talk and idk
  6. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    A friend of mine got a full price AT&T version yesterday at an Apple store. Unlocked out of the box and working fine on T-Mobile.
  7. RNVarma macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2010
    I purchased my factory unlocked iPhone 5 this past Thursday, and it's been working fine with Straight Talk.

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