Pre-Paid iphone 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by leomac08, Aug 19, 2009.

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Would you buy a Pre-Paid iphone?

  1. Yes (even if a 16GB pre-paid iphone cost $650 and 32GB would cost $750)

    8 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. I would never prefer a pre-paid iphone service.

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Pre-Paid Service is bad.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. leomac08 macrumors 68020

    leomac08

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    #1
    So far in the United States, AT&T has not offered a pre-paid service with the iphone 3G S. However when I went to my home- country of El Salvador, I saw the iphone 3G (not 3G S) was bearly being introduced. As a huge mac-geek, I went to the store that sold it (Claro). Me and my friend asked how much is the iphone? A lady told me there is 4 options.

    1st option:
    1 yr contract, $45 bucks a month (included 200 minutes, 100 SMS, and 100MB of Data) iphone 8GB cost $490.00, 16GB $600

    2nd option:
    18 month contract, $45 bucks a month (included 200 minutes, 100 SMS, and 100MB of Data) iphone 8GB cost $390.00, 16GB $480

    3rd option:
    24 month contract, $45 bucks a month (included 200 minutes, 100 SMS, and 100MB of Data) iphone 8GB cost $290.00, 16GB $400

    4th option:
    PRE-PAID!
    $630 for 8GB
    $750 for 16GB
    13 cents per minute
    0.005 cents per KB
    All you need to add is pre-paid cards, that come in a variety of $5, $10, $15 etc....

    (if u want to see the full iphone 3G phone plans for El Salvador for Claro and Movistar go to http://translate.google.com/transla...+in+el+salvador&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en-us)

    Now, how cool would it be to have a pre-paid iphone!:D

    However, I noticed for AT&T when I had a go-phone, I would love to use the MEdia Net, but AT&T charges 1 cent per KB.

    A Pre-Paid iphone Data Plan would probably waste more money than a contract phone.

    When I had my Pantech Slate Go-Phone, I would buy the 1MB Data plan for $4.99 such as the examples down below

    http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/cell-phone-plans/prepaid-feature-packages.jsp

    However I would like to see a pre-paid service in the Future.

    So I decided to put a Poll, So please vote.:D And sorry if the poll questions are a little bit limited...

    (and sorry if this is a repeated thread, I looked up for any similar threads and I didn't find any!)
     
  2. renewed macrumors 68040

    renewed

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    No offense but those poll questions are terrible... the last two mean the same thing and the "NO" could be used with one of the last two reasons in mind...

    Also I would of said yes until the $600+ on the Yes... maybe broaden the scenarios a little more...

    Cool question just terrible options..
     
  3. leomac08 thread starter macrumors 68020

    leomac08

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    lol, sorry man,

    what i meant to say

    No- You would not like to buy a pre-paid iphone.

    I would not like a iphone pre-paid service- I meant that since the iphone uses a data plan, the iphone would literally waste all the pre-paid cards you add to the phone due to it's HTML browser that waste a lot of KB's.

    Yes- yes, you would love a pre-paid iphone; I was going to put more scenarios, but I thought I would put more than 10 options if I did.
    I was also asking if you would buy an pre-paid iphone 3G S in the U.s, with the same price as the iphone price in El Salvador.

    I know that a pre-paid iphone, costing $650 may sound a little to big!:D

    but maybe for another thread. lol:)
     
  4. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T Go Phone offers a 100mb data package for $20. pricey so I don't get it very often.

    does El Salvador have something similar?
     
  5. leomac08 thread starter macrumors 68020

    leomac08

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    yeah i remember go-phone 100MB for $19.99 for 30 days, on my pantech slate, (good old days):D

    anyways

    Nope, only a $45 monthly plan, on a 1 yr or 2yr contract which includes 100MB of data.

    for pre-paid, you pay some 3/4ths of a cent per KB ($0.005) on Data. Similar to paying 1 cent per KB on AT&T

    I know it sounds so expensive on pre-paid for data.:p
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I use my phone too much for a pre-paid plan to be cost effective.
     
  7. leomac08 thread starter macrumors 68020

    leomac08

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    good point...

    that's why i said "A Pre-Paid iphone Data Plan would probably waste more money than a contract phone."
    :cool:
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

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    I wasn't even looking at the data I use. I use around 400 minutes and about the same number of texts a month.
     
  9. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

    instaxgirl

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    I'll never buy a phone linked to a contract again. I change my usage habits too often to be locked into one contract for 18 months. (I've changed contract 3 times in the past year :eek:)

    I buy a phone outright then choose the contract separately (and always go on the rolling contracts which I can cancel/change whenever I want). And I go on prepaid whenever I'm single.
     
  10. comptr macrumors 65816

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    I would buy a pre-paid but I would prefer a unlocked iPhone so that I can use it on any carrier and when I travel overseas I can just remove my sim card and place a prepaid one for temporary use.
     
  11. slabwax macrumors member

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    I would buy a pre pay. It would just be easer to get a new Iphone and unlock it. If Apple would just sell me the darn thing with out making sure I was a ATT user then no problem.
     
  12. leomac08 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I wonder if the unlocked iphones are the same thing as pre-paid phones? i'm guessing yes, but i have never jailbroken a phone or ipod:confused:
     

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