pay as you go, another way

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Alleyoop, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Alleyoop macrumors member

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    I have an iPod Touch and can take the teasing no more...I need an iPhone. Unfortunately I can't spend $70 a month, plus the fees to break from Sprint.

    So do I have this right? I can get a cheap Pay as you Go phone from AT&T and pre pay for the voice plus data. I can then activate the GoPhone and then pop out the sim and pop it into an iPhone 3Gs (that I would buy used). I don't *think* I need to jailbreak and unlock to do this, right? Even if I do, no big deal.

    The Pay as You Go phone data plan-enhance feature-charges .01 per KB for data. Does that mean you pay 1 cent for each KB that is viewed? When I used to do websites I know many simple pages were 70 KB. This isn't what they are talking about is it? Because if so a few clicks could be a few bucks...Do they measure KB in another fashion?

    Anyway, I would mostly use WIFI anyway; just use the data in certain limited situations. Is there an easy way to turn 3G off and guarantee I could just serf the web using WIFI? I have read you can take out the sim to do that; but is there another way that is less of a PITA?

    I am sorry if this stuff is almost common knowledge, but I read and read and just want to make sure I get this right before I shell out hundreds of dollars on a new iPhone, plus the price of the GoPhone..

    Totally appreciate anyones knowledge in this area or even suggestions on how to do it another way.

    Thanks!
     
  2. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Yes, all of this is correct.
    Data in this manner is expensive. Could be a few dollars just to load a webpage that has allot of graphics on it.
     
  3. Macgic macrumors 6502

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    Ya, you would have to jailbreak and unlock. Once you jailbreak download sbs settings and turn off 3G and edge. There are hundreds of threads on that. If you need a walkthrough to JB and unlock I would use iclarified.com
     
  4. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    You need to jailbreak, and you would need to buy unlimited data if you want to browse the net on it.
     
  5. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Unlimited data in not possible with pay as you go on AT&T. They discontinued that plan last year when too many iPhone users took advantage of it.

    To get an unlimited plan, you would need to use the sim from a smart phone that already has an unlmited plan as part of its service.
     
  6. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

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    you do not need to jailbreak so long as the sim card you put in is the same network as the official for your country [​IMG]
     

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