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Bobby Digital

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I Have a prepaid account and every five minutes I get a reminder of how much my last transaction cost even if I didn't do anything that would cost. Bottom line is everytime i try to use my iPhone I have to click ok ten or more times to confirm my balance. And my battery dies early. Has anybody figured out how to make this stop. AT&T Cant fix anything and Apple wont apparently. Please help.
 

Conan

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I had a prepaid nokia phone my mom got me a long time ago which I used for like 2 days before those messages got to me and I had to shut it down. I could never figure out how to turn them off or even tone the frequency of them down.
 

ps49556n

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I Have a prepaid account and every five minutes I get a reminder of how much my last transaction cost even if I didn't do anything that would cost. Bottom line is everytime i try to use my iPhone I have to click ok ten or more times to confirm my balance. And my battery dies early. Has anybody figured out how to make this stop. AT&T Cant fix anything and Apple wont apparently. Please help.


That sounds like it could get annoying, I have never used a prepaid iPhone but I would suggest you call Apple support as you are probably not the only one experiencing this.
 

burniksapwet

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I Have a prepaid account and every five minutes I get a reminder of how much my last transaction cost even if I didn't do anything that would cost. Bottom line is everytime i try to use my iPhone I have to click ok ten or more times to confirm my balance. And my battery dies early. Has anybody figured out how to make this stop. AT&T Cant fix anything and Apple wont apparently. Please help.
Isn't it more cost effective to have a line instead of prepaid?
 

burniksapwet

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Yes it is more cost effective but some people do not have good credit and don't want to pay high depsits in order to get a contract.
Does this mean you can actually buy an iPhone and not be on a two year contract? I thought that the only way you can activate your phone is to have a two year contract.
 

Franco

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I have some bad news for you, there is really not a way to get rid of those reminders, it's part of the network protocol when comes to pre-paid accounts.
As it was mentioned here, if you can't get a normal contract, sad to say, you out of luck.
 

burniksapwet

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I have some bad news for you, there is really not a way to get rid of those reminders, it's part of the network protocol when comes to pre-paid accounts.
As it was mentioned here, if you can't get a normal contract, sad to say, you out of luck.
Welcom to everything iPhone Franco:)
 

OJsakila

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I have some bad news for you, there is really not a way to get rid of those reminders, it's part of the network protocol when comes to pre-paid accounts.
As it was mentioned here, if you can't get a normal contract, sad to say, you out of luck.
I don't know about that. It seems to me that I remember reading right here on this forum a way to calm down the messages. I don't use prepay so I'm not exactly sure but if you do a through search here you might find a little help. I think.
 

Norwest

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Nope. You can make them a little less frequent by turning off the automatic email downloading but they still come.

VERY irritating. I switched mine to a contract because of it.
 

Mark Booth

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I had the GoPhone (prepaid) option on my iPhone for the first two weeks. I was "forced" to activate with GoPhone because my credit was denied. NOT because I have bad credit (far far far from it) but because I subscribe to LifeLock (lifelock.com). LifeLock protects you from identity theft by putting fraud alerts on your credit reports. The fraud alerts prevent anyone from getting credit in your name (including yourself) without answering some very private questions IN PERSON. Since iTunes can't ask me those questions in person (face to face), my credit with AT&T was denied.

Anyway, I subsequently converted the GoPhone (prepaid) account to a regular (postpaid) account by going to an AT&T store and applying for the credit account IN PERSON. And I wish it hadn't taken two weeks for AT&T to be able to do this (I tried to do it just 3 days after getting the iPhone but they weren't yet set up for it) because those usage/balance remaing alerts were EXTREMELY annoying! To the point of wanting to just turn the damn iPhone off until I could get it converted to postpaid.

I feel for ya! But it's not just the iPhone that gets those usage alerts. ALL prepaid (GoPhone) accounts on AT&T get alert messages. It's SOP for prepaid accounts and, nobody, not even an AT&T supervisor, could turn them off for me.

Personally, I think it is a torture method intended to get prepaid users to find a way (deposit, whatever) to convert to postpaid and sign a contract! :)

Mark
 

Bobby Digital

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for SOME people its more cost effective to have a line but I don't use it as my primary phone yet due to me working at best buy and having free unlimited service from all the major Cellular providers SO Why pay $60 a month like all you guys..when through my employee plan, since we don't carry the iPhone, I can get everything you all get for only $20 but it has to be pre-pay. SO cost effective for me...DEFINITELY! My credit is fine
 

Bobby Digital

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HAHA I don't care what torture method they use Im not going fully into a contract until they get me an employee plan that works for me. I have five active phones that are unlimited and only pay about $60 a month.
 

petalmom

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HAHA I don't care what torture method they use Im not going fully into a contract until they get me an employee plan that works for me. I have five active phones that are unlimited and only pay about $60 a month.
You may be waiting a very long time then. The way I understand it, there will be no discounted plans for this phone.
 

Bobby Digital

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THIS JUST IN! It seems that since the last update I haven't received ANY unwanted updates. I Think they fixed it. thats just fantastic. My first day with battery left when I get home from work...YES!