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I live in a rural area with very spotty cell service.  I have had a Tmobile sim in my iphone and was able to put about $10 a month on it which was all I ever needed.  Unfortunately Tmobile no longer works with the cell towers in my area so I have purchased a prepaid AT&T sim.  I can't figure out how to just buy a small amount of pay as you go minutes.  The activation of the sim instructions say I have to enter a code for which prepaid plan I want, for a minimum of $30 a month.   Am I missing something?  Is there something cheaper and easier?  Thanks for any help.

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Re: Pay as you go minutes

Yes, there are pay as you go plans also. I’m pretty sure it does not matter what code you use to activate the SIM card because once activated, you can choose any prepaid plan you want, including the “pay as you go” plans. ATT has two pay as you go plans, $0.25/minute and $2/day.

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‎10-22-2018 4:59 PM

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To activate the phone the first time, a recording will insist you chose a plan with data for smartphone.  No worries, you only need to activate that way, you will be able to chose a cheaper plan before you pay.   The cheapest plan options are $2 per day on days used allows as much talk and text as you like for that day.  Or the 25¢ per minute plan.  Both deplete your funds for calls or texts as used.  

  The cheapest option is $25 for 90 days.  If you sign up for auto pay, or pay before expiration, your funds roll over.  

 

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Re: Pay as you go minutes

Many Thanks!  That is very helpful.    Will I need to purchase a prepaid phone card to put minutes on the phone?

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Thanks very much!

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