What other prepaid carrier provider an I use with my iPhone?

miss.manson

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My iPhone is locked to AT&T and I'm currently with H20 Wireless and they are absolutely horrible and I want to switch. Anyone know of a carrier(prepaid) that would work with my iPhone without signing a contract?
 

NT5.2

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You can use straight talk. I think you can also use red pocket and jolt.
 

spin360

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If I have a Verizon 4s and would be able to potentially unlock, can I use it on some CDMA prepaid providers such as page plus?
 

miss.manson

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NT5.2 said:
How would I go about getting the GoPhone? Just get a GoPhone sim card and go?
You can just get a gophone sim to work but you have to change the APN settings for data to work
Is there a profile I could install for that? How would I go about activating the sim card? Would I get mms?
 

NT5.2

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Once you get a gophone sim, just put some money on it ( I usually put $25.00 to start). Phone and text messaging will work after that. After you verify it is working, purchase some data from the paygo website. Then from your phone on wifi go to unlockit.co.nz/ and change the apn for att network. Data and MMS should work after you have done all that. Howard forums has all the information.
 

ap3604

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Once you get a gophone sim, just put some money on it ( I usually put $25.00 to start). Phone and text messaging will work after that. After you verify it is working, purchase some data from the paygo website. Then from your phone on wifi go to unlockit.co.nz/ and change the apn for att network. Data and MMS should work after you have done all that. Howard forums has all the information.
Hypothetical situation question:

Could you simply put your iPhone on the data package of 500mb for $25/mo and not have ANY voice minutes / text???

If so that sounds like a nice option to have (only $25/mo) since I almost never make phone calls and I only text through google voice using data :)
 

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Sure you can. I am on the 10 cent a minute plan and purchased the 500 mb data. The good thing is for 5 dollars a month after that the unused data rolls over. The only problem is I get unknown data usage like everyone else here that posted so you have to keep an eye on it.
 

ap3604

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Sure you can. I am on the 10 cent a minute plan and purchased the 500 mb data. The good thing is for 5 dollars a month after that the unused data rolls over. The only problem is I get unknown data usage like everyone else here that posted so you have to keep an eye on it.
!!!

Wow :eek:

Do you mean that if I purchase the $25/500mb option that data won't roll-over... but if I purchase $5 more ($30/mo total), say by using 50 cell minutes at $0.10/min ... then my unused data does roll-over to the next month?

Sorry if I sound like an idiot but I just want to be sure because if I can get data roll-over you made me a VERY happy man :D

Thanks for the quick reply btw
 

drenline

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?!?!??!?!!?!?!?

Wow :eek:

Do you mean that if I purchase the $25/500mb option that data won't roll-over... but if I purchase $5 more ($30/mo total), say by using 50 cell minutes at $0.10/min ... then my unused data does roll-over to the next month?

Sorry if I sound like an idiot but I just want to be sure because if so you made me a VERY happy man :D

Thanks for the quick reply btw
Unused data won't roll over to the next month, just unused minutes.

You can hop on the 10 cent per call plan or the $2 per day plan and still add your 500mb/month data.
 

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Unused data DOES rollover as long as you renew it by adding $5 at the end of the month. Data and texts rollover as long as you renew it.
 

drenline

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Unused data DOES rollover as long as you renew it by adding $5 at the end of the month. Data and texts rollover as long as you renew it.
source?
 

miss.manson

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Once you get a gophone sim, just put some money on it ( I usually put $25.00 to start). Phone and text messaging will work after that. After you verify it is working, purchase some data from the paygo website. Then from your phone on wifi go to unlockit.co.nz/ and change the apn for att network. Data and MMS should work after you have done all that. Howard forums has all the information.
I've heard that AT&T will detect you have an iphone and add a data plan to your account..Is that true? And all I have to do is buy the sim card, activate it, and put it in my phone?
 

drenline

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I've heard that AT&T will detect you have an iphone and add a data plan to your account..Is that true? And all I have to do is buy the sim card, activate it, and put it in my phone?
Nope, when I went up to the AT&T store and asked them to activate my iphone using a GoPhone sim card, they told me to hold off on adding data until I figure out a way to tweak the iphone to get data, THEN come back to the store to add data later (if I wanted to).
 

miss.manson

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Nope, when I went up to the AT&T store and asked them to activate my iphone using a GoPhone sim card, they told me to hold off on adding data until I figure out a way to tweak the iphone to get data, THEN come back to the store to add data later (if I wanted to).
Why did they tell you to hold off on adding data?
 

drenline

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Why did they tell you to hold off on adding data?
Because the GoPhone micro sim card is different from the original AT&T sim card so the iphone isn't going to work with data unless you change your APN settings. Obviously, AT&T reps aren't going to show me how to do it, but they did suggest that I google it because they know it is possible.
 

Arisian

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How would I go about getting the GoPhone? Just get a GoPhone sim card and go?
If you think h20 sucks, just wait for one month with the gophone. I live overseas and so I need a truly pay as you go plan when I come back to America.

I switched from goPhone after one month to h20 and liked it much better.

Here's the thing with both of them. The data speeds are crippled and their customer service is some of the worst I've ever experienced.

Good luck!
Brian

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Because the GoPhone micro sim card is different from the original AT&T sim card so the iphone isn't going to work with data unless you change your APN settings. Obviously, AT&T reps aren't going to show me how to do it, but they did suggest that I google it because they know it is possible.
That's spot on. Even if you know what you are doing, getting data to work with a gophone plan can be a real pain in the butt.

My theory is that they are trying to make the experience suck so bad that you will beg and plead for a two year contract. AT&T is pissed that goPhone exists and that the market demands it - they want you where they can control your money over time.
 
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