thanks everyone! I haven't seen the pay as you go plans yet for the iPhone. i'll go find the manual mentioned above.Well, you don't HAVE to go right to prepaid. You have to have fairly weak credit, or no credit at all, to not pass the check. If you do have poor credit, you can put down a deposit that they give back after paying your bills on time for a year. If that doesn't float your boat, you can go prepaid.