Prepaid 3G/4G plan for US

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by waliu, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. waliu macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I will spend almost a month in the US and have an unlocked iphone 4. So I need a prepaid plan with lots of data available - 100-200 MB is not an option.

    Here are the options that I found on the internet:

    1) Simple Mobile - $50 - unlimited nationwide talk, text and 2G web
    Well, yes, they also offer speeds up to 4G for $60, but their support told me, that they don't support iphone 4, so i will be able to use only 2G.
    http://www.mysimplemobile.com/Simple-Mobile-Plan.aspx

    2) AT&T GoPhone - $50 + $25 - unlimited nationwide talk and text for $50/30 days, or $2/day; 500MB for $25.
    I'm not sure if 500MB is enough for me though .... I definitely prefer "unlimited" data plan.
    http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-ph...ans/pyg-cell-phone-plans.jsp?_requestid=64530

    3) T-Mobile Monthly4G - $70 - unlimited nationwide talk, text and 5GB high speed data, then 2G speed. For $50 you get 100MB high speed data, then 2G speed.
    The big question here is - can I use the 4G network with my german unlocked iphone 4?

    And here is my rating:
    Option 2) is not suitable for me, because I need a lot of data! Even if the 500MB were enough for me, the plan costs $75/month, maybe $100/month for 1GB.
    Option 3) is obviously better than option 1) - the same price, but at least the first 100MB are 4G. And if I want to - I can spend $20 more to have whole 5GB 4G traffic. So, I tend to the $70 prepaid plan from t-mobile. Could anyone tell me for sure, that they have 4G support for iPhones, especially iPhone-4?

    And, of course, are there any other options for prepaid plans?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

    Kyotoma

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    No carrier has 4G support for the iPhone since the iPhone itself does not support 4G connections.

    Also, if you got with T-Mobile, you will be stuck on 2G speeds because the radios in the iPhone 4 are not set up for T-Mobile's high speed network.
     
  3. sou1 so1di3r macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

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    Yeah as far as I know AT&T is the only carrier that you will be able to get 3G speeds with in the US.


    Sucks I know. PAYG SIMs are a lot more popular and cheaper overseas, it just hasn't caught on over here as everyone still signs up for contracts.
     
  4. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't even bother researching any further. ATT is your only option for 3g speeds.

    As others have said the iPhone does not support 4g so that is not an option.
     

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