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Mon, Mar 4, 2013 8:58 PM

GoPhone service on iPhone or other 4G devices

Good news! You can now use GoPhone service on your iPhone and other 4G devices!

 

We know you want prepaid options for the latest devices. That's why you can activate GoPhone prepaid service as long as your iPhone or other 4G device isn't under contract. You can purchase a new iPhone or other 4G device with our no-commitment pricing option.

 

With GoPhone for your iPhone or other 4G device, you can use the following services:

 

  • Wi-Fi data only (including AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots)
  • Voice
  • Text Messaging
  • Picture & Video Messaging on iOS5.x and prior versions
  • Voicemail
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jamileh

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8 y ago

Here's an article with more details: http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB110787

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OttoPylot

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I'm not familiar with the GoPhone so would it be compatible with the MicroCell if the primary number on the account is not still on a contract?

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Osttiroler

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8 y ago

At&t have a $ 65,-- Plan for smartphone but don´t want to use them with a iPhone?

 

Does that make sense? 

 

Operators here (in Austria) would not exclude certain devices when using their network.

 

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8 y ago

This sounds confusing its says wifi data only. Makes no sense sinse wifi is essentially a free service. I can go to panera bread where they have att wifi and use it And im on tmobile. The real question is can you get 4G using gophone plan.
Osttiroler

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I am more confusing about this: 

 


GoPhone doesn't support iPhone and other 4G device cellular data service, so some applications won't work or have restrictions. Visual Voicemail isn't available. We don't recommend GoPhone for Blackberry as it doesn't work properly.

 

 

I think I need to go to T-Mobile, I will get only edge but I will get cellular data service.

 

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8 y ago

Basically it is the same thing as before nothing has changed.  I have a nexus 4 that works on hspa+ so it doesn't apply to me but other phones which require LTE are out of luck

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@gaboonviper96 wrote:
The real question is can you get 4G using gophone plan.

You're right; that is the real question. I know quite a bit about prepaid GoPhone service, but I am not sure on the 4G HSPA+ service aspect or even true 4G LTE...

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Wild Banchi

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@Osttiroler wrote:

I am more confusing about this: 

 


GoPhone doesn't support iPhone and other 4G device cellular data service, so some applications won't work or have restrictions. Visual Voicemail isn't available. We don't recommend GoPhone for Blackberry as it doesn't work properly.

 

 

I think I need to go to T-Mobile, I will get only edge but I will get cellular data service.

 


I can definitely understand how this could be confusing. That statement does seem a bit contradictory to what was stated in the other link. Basically, people who want to use an iPhone or other smartphone without having to have a data plan PERIOD look into GoPhone service. 

 

Do you have intentions of using an iPhone or other similar device on a prepaid GoPhone plan? There is a way to get cellular data, but it involves changing the APN settings, which is forbidden to be discussed here. We can tell you what needs to be done for it to work, but unfortunately, we cannot tell you the exact step-by-step process on how to do it. 

 

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8 y ago


@Wild Banchi wrote:

@gaboonviper96 wrote:
The real question is can you get 4G using gophone plan.

You're right; that is the real question. I know quite a bit about prepaid GoPhone service, but I am not sure on the 4G HSPA+ service aspect or even true 4G LTE...


LTE isn't "true 4G" either.  Nothing offered in the US right now meets the original definition of 4G or 100Mbps throughput.  LTE-Advanced is in the pipeline; that will meet the original definition of 4G.  The current definition of 4G is anything that is faster than 3G.

Osttiroler

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8 y ago

Thanks for your answers!

 

I know that I need to visit NZ before I can use GoPhone data.

 

But I'm afraid if I charged my GoPhone account with $ 130 - AT & T shuts off my data service before the 2 months are spent.

 

So how he fared:

 


pistol44pete wrote:

 

so i know the iphone is "not supported" with the Go Phone plan but last month i signed up, installed the SIM card, changed the APN settings and Voila My Iphone was working perfectly fine. Refilled my plan this month, and my Data does not work any longer. called customer care and they told me the IPhone is not supported, which i understand but if it worked last month and i used my iphone, what is now the difference, i paid for the service, if i got my phone to work why does AT&T care what type of phone i  use it on. i think it's a bunch of [word filter avoidance] and now will have to change provider, i guess AT&T does not need my $65 a month. 


 

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8 y ago

So , this only for postpaid customers? Can you be prepaid and purchase and iPhone and get service?

Wild Banchi

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8 y ago

No, iPhones are available to use with prepaid GoPhone service as well. This thread is to let people know that it's available. You can use an iPhone on a prepaid plan.

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I visited an AT&T store this morning. The rep gave me a SIM card and told me I needed to call customer service to set up my iPhone 4 on a prepaid plan.

 

So I called customer service and they said it can't be done. I referenced the web page listed in the first reply and she couldn't find it. She said these forums aren't monitored by AT&T so it was probably was a fake.

 

Has anyone successfully with AT&T's blessing put their iPhone on a prepaid plan?

 

Thanks for any help.

 

 

 

 

21stNow

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8 y ago


@sullystuff wrote:

I visited an AT&T store this morning. The rep gave me a SIM card and told me I needed to call customer service to set up my iPhone 4 on a prepaid plan.

 

So I called customer service and they said it can't be done. I referenced the web page listed in the first reply and she couldn't find it. She said these forums aren't monitored by AT&T so it was probably was a fake.

 

Has anyone successfully with AT&T's blessing put their iPhone on a prepaid plan?

 

Thanks for any help.

 

 

 

 


If you remember the rep's name and the store location, please forward that to @ATTHelpForums.  AT&T reps should not call forum posts fake, especially one started by an AT&T employee.  It's one thing to not know something; the rep should find out more information.  It's another thing to accuse other people of dishonesty to mask his own ignorance.

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