iPhone 3G Cheapest iPhone 3G Plan?

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  1. friedmannn

    friedmannn New Member

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    I'm planning on getting an iPhone, but don't want to pay a massive amount of money a month.
    What would be the cheapest way to get an iPhone 3G with:
    - Unlimited Data
    - 1000 (or unlimited) Texting
    - Cheapest Minutes Plan (not zero)

    About how much would that cost? Thanks!
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    eff3ctz New Member

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    You wouldn't be able to get 3G capability on the cheap, so no ATT. You would have to go with TMobile, and get the basic phone plan, and the "cheat" to get T-Zones (look it up...google "TZUNL599") I think it would run $35-$40/month and thats with some minutes (dont know how much off the top of my head), and unlimited data. Not sure on texting.

    I use the TMobile Prepaid Sidekick plan. It is $1/day + $0.15/min calling. Unlimited email, internet, texting, etc. GREAT deal.
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    friedmannn New Member

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    That Sidekick plan looks awesome :O
    So I'm a little confused on how this would all work. I obviously need an iPhone that's deactivated (I can do that). So then I jailbreak it, download yellowsn0w from Cydia, then I put in the SIM card and I'm good to go? How do I get the SIM card that has that plan on it? I don't know much about phones, lol.
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    Well basically if you use your own SIM from another company, you will use the plan of the SIM you have used.
    But if you got a plan with the iPhone (monthly plan), you will still pay the price for it every month.
    I hope I explained right since I am tired and I am off to sleep now.
    Good night.
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    Yep, I have it. Unlimited everything data related.

    This is what I did:

    1.) Bought an unlocked iPhone off of eBay, or you could buy a regular iPhone off of eBay and unlock it yourself.
    2.) Bought a TMobile Prepaid SIM card off of eBay.
    3.) Bought a TMobile Prepaid ACTIVATION CODE off of eBay.
    4.) Put my sim card in my iPhone and called 611.
    5.) Go thru it all with the lady and she'll ask you for the IMEI number. DO NOT TELL HER YOUR iPHONE'S IMEI number! I just said "It's all worn out, I'll have to call you guys back later and give you the IMEI number." she said that's fine, but it won't work properly. THAT'S FINE!
    6.) Afterwards, enter hiptop.tmobile.com as your APN, and walaa...bingo.
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    Learn something new everyday thanks for the information eff3ctz.

    I am on a normal T-Mobile plan but they no longer offer the T-Zones. Thats damn good to know that it is still possible to get it on the prepay plans.

    Thanks!!
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    Well, T-Zones isn't on the prepaid plan, I just find the prepaid plan better than T-zones.

    In order to get the same thing out of T-Zones, you'd have to pay $30/mo for the voice plan, $??/mo for unlimited text, and then $5/mo for Tzones. Prepaid sidekick is the way to go. I've been using it almost a month with zero problems.
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    Could you post links for a Prepaid SIM card and a Prepaid Activation Code off eBay for me? I searched for them, but couldn't find any that I was sure were the right ones. Thanks, you've been a huge help!
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