Prepaid question...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by VoodooDaddy, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    I think Im going to order an iPhone and go the prepaid route. I still am under contract with Tmobile for another 9-10 months, and dont want to pay $600 ETF.

    Here are my questions:

    1) Ive read about everything I could find on going the goplan route. Seems that it works for most ppl, but some Ive read say they arent offered the goplans, only says to call the 800# or go to an ATT store. Whats the verdict here? If you enter 999-99-9999 as the SS# will you always get the goplan offer?

    2) How exactly does the goplan work if you dont use the iPhone to make calls? Since I still have Tmobile, I intend to use my voice minutes with them, and just use the iPhone for data. I currently have a Blackberry and would cancel data on that with Tmobile.

    From my understanding, you pay $29.99 for the 200min voice plan, then $20 data add-on. When you make calls your remaining balance (29.99) goes down. So what if the balance never goes down? Am I charged 29.99 every month for minutes I dont intend to use? Or if I have a balance left do they apply that towards the 29.99?
     
  2. Navintar macrumors member

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    I used 999-99-9999 for mine and it worked. Some say that AT&T/Apple has disabled this loophole. It's hard to confirm since each of us only get to do it once and the result were mixed.

    Yes. You're charged for $29.99 each month even if you never used your minutes. The balance will get "rolled over" for 3 months.

    If I want to use iPhone for its ipod+internet functionality, I'd try iActivator.
     
  3. VoodooDaddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So let me understand something....the purpose of entering the SS# is to run a credit check to see if you even qualify for a post paid account. If you fail that you can either put down a deposit or you are offered the gophone plans?
    So essentially if you pass the credit check you cannot opt for the gophone plans?? What kind of crap is that?
     
  4. VoodooDaddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    All 9s for the social sec # still work, at least it did in my case.
     

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