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vukodlak75
Nisam Ti Dude
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join:2001-10-27
Willoughby, OH

[iPhone] Prepaid

What are my options to get a prepaid card for my old iPhone 4 (AT&T)?
I want to give it to my daughter for when she is away from home.
Mostly for emergencies.
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skeechan
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I am happy with my $30/mo 100min unlim txt and data plan from T-Mobile.
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Octavean
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join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
kudos:1
reply to vukodlak75

I found this article informative:

Our New $10.00 Per Month iPhone Plans

Other then that:

Redpocket
H2O Wireless
Straigh Talk

And so on,.....



Stacy
FotoDogue
Premium
join:2001-11-02
New York, NY
reply to vukodlak75

I'm using StraightTalk's unlimited plan for $45/month on my 3GS. No Visual VoiceMail but the menu driven VoiceMail serves my purposes.

We did have some problems getting a SIM card for my daughter's iPhone 4. So far we've been unable to activate it and StraightTalk hasn't been particularly helpful.



pike
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join:2001-02-01
Washington, DC
kudos:3
reply to vukodlak75

Have you unlocked the phone? If you have satisfied your contract with AT&T, this can be done online here: »www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/

Otherwise there are third-party unlocking services that other members here have used with success.



Stacy
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New York, NY

said by pike:

Have you unlocked the phone? If you have satisfied your contract with AT&T, this can be done online here: »www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/

Otherwise there are third-party unlocking services that other members here have used with success.

Some pre-paid services don't require you to unlock the phone. StraightTalk, for one, uses AT&T lines, so it's just a matter of inserting a compatible SIM and downloading the settings.


vukodlak75
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join:2001-10-27
Willoughby, OH
reply to vukodlak75

Thanks everyone. I will look into all the info you guys gave me this weekend.
The iPhone is unlocked. It was my old phone before I upgraded to the iPhone 5.
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nunya
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join:2000-12-23
O Fallon, MO
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reply to vukodlak75

I'm using Good2go mobile with my old iPhone4 from AT&T. It is JB and unlocked. I've got MMS working just fine and I use Youmail instead of VVM.
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RobNyc
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join:2002-03-06
New York, NY
reply to skeechan

said by skeechan:

I am happy with my $30/mo 100min unlim txt and data plan from T-Mobile.

Can U share this info? I tried private messaging you but it says you have msgs blocked


Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
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Just search for the T-mobile monthly4G plans:

»prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans

They shove it all the way at the bottom of the page now:
$30 per month - Unlimited web and text with 100 minutes talk
100 minutes talk | Unlimited text | First 5GB at up to 4G speeds

I'm using a t-mobile SIM in my iPad mini with this plan right now - it works great.

Just a note: you'll be stuck on Edge most of the time with an older iPhone unless your area has been upgraded to LTE or previously refarmed (which makes 3G available on the frequency supported by the iPhone). I'm currently in San Jose, which is an LTE city, but the iPad will occasionally fall back to Edge when reception is bad.
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RobNyc
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join:2002-03-06
New York, NY

said by Thinkdiff:

Just search for the T-mobile monthly4G plans:

»prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans

They shove it all the way at the bottom of the page now:
$30 per month - Unlimited web and text with 100 minutes talk
100 minutes talk | Unlimited text | First 5GB at up to 4G speeds

I'm using a t-mobile SIM in my iPad mini with this plan right now - it works great.

Just a note: you'll be stuck on Edge most of the time with an older iPhone unless your area has been upgraded to LTE or previously refarmed (which makes 3G available on the frequency supported by the iPhone). I'm currently in San Jose, which is an LTE city, but the iPad will occasionally fall back to Edge when reception is bad.

Thanks, so how do I get it exactly? I only see them listing that option but doesn't really say how to go about it.


Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
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When I signed up, I just ordered one of their prepaid SIM cards. When activating the card online, the 5GB plan was an option.

»prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/phone-sim-card

If you have an iPhone 5, you'll either have to cut down the Micro SIM to nano size, or call t-mobile and ask if they can send you a nano SIM.

BTW, they sometimes regularly have $0.99 SIM card deals. Usually around holidays.
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acadiel
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reply to skeechan

said by skeechan:

I am happy with my $30/mo 100min unlim txt and data plan from T-Mobile.

+1

That's what I have my teen set up with.


vukodlak75
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join:2001-10-27
Willoughby, OH
reply to skeechan

said by skeechan:

I am happy with my $30/mo 100min unlim txt and data plan from T-Mobile.

I went with this.
Thanks everyone.
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Money can't buy you happiness ... But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.


nunya
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join:2000-12-23
O Fallon, MO
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Curious. I've always heard that and iPhone 4 cannot use 3G on T-Mobile. Is this not true?
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If someone refers to herself / himself as a "guru", they probably aren't.



Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
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said by nunya:

Curious. I've always heard that and iPhone 4 cannot use 3G on T-Mobile. Is this not true?

T-Mobile is moving their 3G service out of the AWS band to the same frequency AT&T currently uses for their 3G service. This was done to support iPhone users (and other AT&T specific phones) and also make room on AWS for their LTE service.

Not all T-Mobile towers have been refarmed (and it's possible some never will be), so there are plenty of spots where the iPhone 4S will revert back to Edge. In any city where T-Mobile has announced LTE service, you should have decent coverage, though.

The newest iPhone 5 has been approved for both LTE and 3G on AWS, so it'll work on both of T-Mobile's 3G frequency bands.
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University of Southern California - Fight On!