iPhone (or any smartphone in general) and their plans

04-12-2012, 10:45 AM
#1
iPhone (or any smartphone in general) and their plans

Obviously I'm a couple ages behind and I need to upgrade to a smartphone. However, I simply just don't want those $60 plans. Not that I can't afford it, but it'd be a waste of money as I won't be using all those minutes. From what I've checked, the cheapest plans for the iPhone (whether it be 4, 4S, or 3GS) is $60 with ATT, and that's with just 300MB data, but 450 minutes. I probably only need 100 minutes a month with 1G of data, but the smallest plans that can accommodate these needs that I've seen are 200 minutes and 2G data. Is it possible for me to get an iPhone with 200mins/2G data? If not, what are some other comparable smartphones with this kind of plan?

Also, another poster said they were planning on getting an iPhone 4S as a pay as you go phone. Is this possible?

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04-15-2012, 10:40 AM
#2
Nobody at all? I'm sure some of you have smartphones, particularly Apple ones, around here!

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04-15-2012, 02:04 PM
#3
I'd look at Sprint if I were you. I have AT&T with 450 minutes and 3 GB for about $100 a month, which is ridiculous. I plan on switching as soon as my contract is up, unless they can offer a better price, especially since I've been with them for almost 4 years now.

I do have unlimited texting though, which shoots it up even more. My college discount doesn't take very much off either.

I did get free unlimited mobile to mobile recently too, but I don't know if that's for everyone or only "loyal customers".

It depends on your needs really though, if data and messaging isn't important, AT&T might be okay, otherwise your gonna be paying an arm and a leg for those features.
04-16-2012, 06:36 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by Paradiso View Post
I'd look at Sprint if I were you. I have AT&T with 450 minutes and 3 GB for about $100 a month, which is ridiculous. I plan on switching as soon as my contract is up, unless they can offer a better price, especially since I've been with them for almost 4 years now.

I do have unlimited texting though, which shoots it up even more. My college discount doesn't take very much off either.

I did get free unlimited mobile to mobile recently too, but I don't know if that's for everyone or only "loyal customers".

It depends on your needs really though, if data and messaging isn't important, AT&T might be okay, otherwise your gonna be paying an arm and a leg for those features.
Yikes. Do you know what the cheapest plan you can get for an iPhone is?

Doesn't Sprint only have unlimited plans for the iPhone, which are much costlier?

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04-16-2012, 08:13 PM
#5
I'm not 100% sure on Sprints plans, but I know they're the only ones with unlimited data anymore, which is a selling point for me.

Cheapest iPhone plan for AT&T is $79 for 450 minutes plus a minimum like $15 data plan. That doesn't include messaging though, and that's less than a gig of data.

I don't know about Verizon.

I'm happy with AT&T in every department except for price and data options.

But like I said, it depends on what you need.
04-17-2012, 04:30 PM
#6
Well like I said, I'm looking for no more than 200mins/2GB data.

I know ATT has a Senior 200 minute plan for 29.99 and then a 300MB plan for 20, which would be 49.99 in total. Not only would I need to get a relative in for to get the senior plan, I'd might as well get ATT's cheapest iPhone plan at 59.99.

I really wish Virgin Mobile would get the iPhone in the US already, as their $35/mo plan is definitely a perfect fit for me. 300 mins with unlimited everything else is sweet.

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04-17-2012, 05:03 PM
#7
lol

hahaha i pay $20 a month and i get $500 of calls/ texts and 5gb internet
04-17-2012, 05:14 PM
#8
for me, texts are useless. most all my close friends have smart phones, so i only use minutes and data plans, and i suspect that within a year from now i will probably only use data so minutes will also not be used.

so my suggestion is get the best data plan possible. i have a 2GB plan and i use about half of it per month, but it grows every month.

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04-22-2012, 12:06 PM
#9
Looks like T-Mobile has a $30/mo plan with unlimited web and texts and 100 mins. This is the perfect plan for me, and they have it with the new Nokia Lumia. Problem is, apparently you can't access HTTPS websites like Yahoo, Gmail, and Facebook?! Is this true?

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04-23-2012, 11:30 AM
#10
You can use a pay-as-you-go service with an iPhone. My wife is using my hand-me-down 3GS with a pay-as-you-go sim card and it works perfectly. I just took the sim card from her dumb phone and put it in the iPhone and it works perfectly and it's supported by the OS - it pops up a message after each call telling you how many minutes you have left. Mind you she does not get data service, but you do have WiFi. They also offer contract-less plans that work just like normal ones, and can have data, but they aren't particularly cheap.

Of course AT&T doesn't offer pay-as-you-go for iPHones out of the box. I'm pretty sure you are stuck with a 2 year normal contract if you buy a new iPhone, but if you buy a used one that is off contract, you should be able to pop in a pay-as-you-go sim card and use it. But note that while the 3GS uses a normal sized sim card, but iPhone 4 and 4s use the smaller size card.