Using the Edge on the Prepaid Iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by oSutrooper, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. oSutrooper macrumors member

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    Anyone in the US that is using this I have a quick questions?????

    Is the speed of EDGE different when using the prepaid feature then using the non prepaid option. I had read that somewhere if anyone can help....
     
  2. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    In the U.K. you cannot get EDGE with a hacked pre-paid (PAYG) iPhone.
     
  3. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    No edge is the same on prepaid GoPhone as it is on a monthly plan. Edge is simply too expensive to use on prepaid however, loading a google map will cost about $2.
     
  4. oSutrooper thread starter macrumors member

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    I thought you could add edge for 20 dollars a month with the pay in advance or pick your plan what ever it is when you don't pass the credit check
     
  5. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I know that I can add a data package that incudes Edge for .01 cents a KB. I have two iPhones that were activated on a regular monthly plan and then I now use one of them as a GoPhone by placing my sim from my GoPhone into the iPhone. There are a few differant data plans you can add but again they are expensive and they don't include a huge amount of data transfer like the normal monthly rates.

    If a plan costs $29.99 that includes 200 talk minutes and you decide to surf the net for an hour, that's going to deduct .01 cent per KB from the 29.99 which will take away your available minutes. I hope this is easy to understand and like I said, loading a google map will take about $2.00 off of that 29.99 so you see how fast those minutes can vanish.
     
  6. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    They do have a unlimited data plan for $19.99 as well just like with the regular iPhone plans.
     
  7. oSutrooper thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the information. I take it the speeds are the same then?
     
  8. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Yes the speed is the same.
     

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