US pre paid plan for iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sigurd18, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Sigurd18 macrumors newbie

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    Dear all,

    My son got my old iPhone 3G (a European, unlocked version). Now we wonder whether it is possible to buy a pre paid plan with a sim card from a US carrier so that he can make calls (but only use data through Wifi). Any help would be appreciated.

    Cheers
    Sigurd
     
  2. mactancoc macrumors newbie

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    You sure can. I got mine,a prepaid plan with a sim card from InTouch SmartCards a few months ago. For data use through wifi, you can download iSip from them as well. Happy new year!
     
  3. snowman1 macrumors regular

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    Yup! You definitely can. GoPhone from ATT works (just go to any ATT store, ask for a GoPhone account and then ask for a microsim instead of a regular sim). Prepaid from t-mobile should also work (since the iPhone is unlocked) though you can only use the EDGE network of t-mobile (shouldn't matter that much, however, because your son will only use wifi for data). The only thing with t-mobile is that you might have to physically cut your sim card (since they don't provide micro sims as far as i know).
     
  4. Sigurd18 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply. The phone is an old model, 3G, so no need for a microsim however. What worried me was that a person working at a Radioshack store suggested that it wouldn't work. But if someone already has tried it succesfully, that sounds good.

    Thanks
    Sigurd
     
  5. martiansoldier macrumors 6502

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    The person at RS was probably trying to scare you with his suggestions and then get you to sign up for a voice plan so he could get his commission.
     

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