Prepaid iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dimi94941, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. dimi94941 macrumors regular

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    Hello, I just came to study in US from Europe. I bough a factory unlocked iPhone in Europe so I won't take the plan at AT&T or anything, all I need is an US number. I have been searching through Google but they have complicated prepaid plans, I haven't realized there are also plans for prepaid SIM's. I just want a US number and fill it with like $5 card, you know, pay as I go. You know where I can get that?
     
  2. macingman macrumors 68020

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    You can just sign up for an AT&T pay as you go plan. They will probably upgrade you to iPhone data plan eventually though. You can try t-mobile but their will be no 3G.
     
  3. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

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    I'm using an iPhone 3GS on go phone right now, works great. Just pop in the sim. You may or may not have to unlock.
     
  4. dimi94941 thread starter macrumors regular

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    And how do you pay that? Do you buy cards and fill the phone with let's say $5? Or do you have to go to AT&T so they can fill you up?
     
  5. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    For the GoPhone (AT&T's prepaid options), you can add money online, over the telephone using a Credit Card, or by using a pre-paid card (sold pretty much everywhere).
     
  6. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I just call 611 and they can add money via my my credit card or add features like data or messaging through the money I put in there.
     
  7. snowman1 macrumors regular

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    Actually, AT&T won't upgrade you to a data plan at all. They usually leave the pay as you go customers alone. I've used my iPhone 4 (LOCKED) on a pay as you go plan for more than 6 months. No problems with data at all. :)
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
    The mandatory iPhone data is for post paid accounts.
    Prepaid you don't have to.
     
  9. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

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    True
     

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