Prepaid Iphone question :)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tmarie715, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. tmarie715 macrumors newbie

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    Boy, am I glad I finally joined the forum to get a straight answer instead of asking a bunch of other people who kinda sorta know what they're doing. :)

    Anyway, about three months ago I got a really cheap iphone off of craigslist that had a cracked screen. At that point I wanted to see if I would end up liking it better than my Verizon service. Well, I do...so I'm going to cancel verizon. Actually, the other two on the family plan went out and got their iphones and they're about to cancel the plan. So now I have to figure out how to make this work for me. lol.

    I did the prepaid thing with the 2G iphone. (I have 118 dollars credit on my pick your plan acct, so I wil like to keep the acct) However, it is so damaged that I won't be able to make calls (that's what I did with my verizon phone, so it wasn't much of a problem before).

    My main question: Can I buy a used (Craigslist it) 3G and pop my sim card and have everything work seamlessly? Or will I have to search high and low for a 2G? (just cant seem to find a used one in my area)
     
  2. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    obviously visual voicemail wont work, but otherwise i dont see why not. just dont think this is a long term solution because eventually att will start policing data plans.
     
  3. tmarie715 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How soon do you think it will go to their attention?

    I'm just trying to find an okay solution to keep awesome features with the iphone without losing the 118 I have in the acct to go with the prepaid plan.
     
  4. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    well there was a report last week about att policing plans in texas as a test run. i was reading on another forums that eventually it will become official policy and will be enforced.

    obviously until it becomes a reality you can use the prepaid sim.
     
  5. tmarie715 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well when I went to ATT yesterday, they said that it was legal to have the 2G as pick your plan.

    So, would it be more cost effective for me to find a used 2G that works? Instead of going out and getting a 3G phone that may be worthless shortly after?
     
  6. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    buy a gevey turbo sim and a cheap cheap tmobile phone wih sim.. (for 20 bucks I got a tmobile phone, sim and $25 dollar prepaid card for free.)

    It will work right away but i recommend switching it to the sidekick plan on tmobile website which cost $1 dollar a day and .15 cents a minute with unlimted txt and internet (for me the internet works (edge only) but many people say it doesnt for them but it works flawlessly for me.. I get about 200Kb a sec internet speed.
     
  7. tmarie715 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We don't have Tmobile here, so would the service work?

    Also, I would like to try and stay with ATT since they have 118 dollars credit on my pick your plan iphone.
     
  8. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    were do you live that you don't have tmobile....and what are you talking about 118 dollars credit... wern't you using verizon..
     

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