Using Hong Kong iPhone 4 in the States, need data

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  1. plucesiar, Jun 25, 2011
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    plucesiar macrumors newbie

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    I want to find a no-contract monthly plan to use in the States for the Hong Kong iPhone 4 I received as a gift. Looking for a talk+text+data plan, and I use data quite a bit. I thought that the Hong Kong iPhone came carrier-unlocked, but the other day at the mall I visited several of the major cell phone service retailers and they all said that I can use the phone only under AT&T and T-mobile, and the latter will only put me on their EDGE network. Apparently this is because AT&T and T-mobile are the only GSM network providers (ie. provides a SIM card) whereas the other carriers use another protocol called CDMA that don't have SIM cards?

    Is this true, or is there any way around it? Eg. can I use my phone with a plan from Virgin Mobile? Some people mentioned on other threads to use AT&T GoPhone prepaid plans on the iPhone, but the data included is not enough for my use.
     
  2. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    If you want no contract monthly then call AT&T they can set u up. It won't be cheap.
     
  3. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    The cheap AT&T option is a go phone smartphone plan. It is prepay, walk away when you want to. They can do it for iPhone now.
     
  4. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    And yes AT&T and t mobile are the only ones you can use here for that phone, and on t mobile you only get edge, their 3G is a different frequency.
     

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