iPhone 3g - Pay As You Go [AT&T]

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    Unlike the old iPhone, the iPhone 3G works without a contract for both voice and data, completely unmodified. No jailbreaking or unlocking required: use any AT&T Pay As You Go SIM card with a data plan and it will work. The process is quite simple, just replace the SIM card with the Pay As You Go card and you'll be doing calls and accessing the internet instantly. The question is: Why?

    Would this work for international trips with other Pay As You Go cards? That's the only scenario that seems logical to me, because at this point, you can't buy an iPhone 3G without a contract with AT&T. Being able to use a Pay As You Go card defeats the purpose, as far as I can see. Since you have to pay the monthly rate anyway, why use Pay As You Go?

    In any case, if you can think into any useful thing to do with this, Erica at TUAW details how to attach an unlimited 5GB plan to a SIM:



    • Call 611
    • Select "Buy Features"
    • Select "Media Net"
    • Select "Unlimited"
    • Select "Buy It"

    Sources: Gizmodo, TUAW
  2. Steaps

    Steaps New Member

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    Your a couple months late. Your just hearing about it now because TUAW just confirmed it, it's been confirmed before, just not by TUAW, that's why they just posted now...
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    Oh, oops. It was the first time I heard about it.
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    What? I did not even know this xD
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    Wait wait... so what would it cost then... ?
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    That's why I got my iPhone!

    You can just cancel the 2 year thingamajig, or just buy it off eBay/Amazon etc. (Which is what I did)
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    20 bucks for 30 days of internet
  7. deleted account 92

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    So do you do the pay as you go thing?
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    Soooo... On top of.... $_ _ _.00 a mo.? Or you can't use the "phone features"?
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    I'm confused myself. I wish someone that does this could thoroughly explain it, because I want to know how much you have to pay for the pay as you go voice.
  10. Apple Guy

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    Ok, so you buy the iPhone. You cancel the original plan.

    You get a Pay as you Go SIM Card.

    Then you add minutes to your account, then you call people!

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