iPhone Pre-Paid Plan?

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Bender

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phonescoop.com

Date Posted: Tuesday, 4:52 PM
Source: AT&T
AT&T today announced that GO Phone users can now purchase blocks of messages, megabytes, and off-peak minutes. Pre-paid subscribers can buy 200 messages for $5 or 3000 for $20, 1 MB of data for $5 or 5 MB for $10 and 3000 off-peak minutes for $20. These packages are good for 30 days however unused portions will roll over if a subscriber renews the package before it expires. Go Phone users will still pay for voice calls by the minute. Many other pre-paid carriers allow subscribers to buy "hybrid" plans that include a monthly allotment of voice minutes, messages and data at a discounted price.

Could this mean that the iPhone will be available without a contract? We could only hope. :laugh2:
 

wjp09

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Without a contract yes/no. You will kinda be in a contract with cingular. Because if you don't add x ammount of $ to the phone they shut it off. Even if you still have a balance.
 

ColsTiger

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Without a contract yes/no. You will kinda be in a contract with cingular. Because if you don't add x ammount of $ to the phone they shut it off. Even if you still have a balance.
But if you're already a Cingular/At&t customer, you could buy the Go version iPhone and then never activate the pre-paid SIM card. Just slide in your post paid SIM card and you've got an iPhone without a contract.
 

ColsTiger

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If your already a customer you already have acontract
But, it won't be a NEW contract that would be for two more years. If the Go PHone version is the same price as the post-paid version that would be the way to go. Don't see that happening. If they offer the iPHone in a Go PHone option, look for it to cost more than the posted prices of $499/$599.