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    GoPhone plan for iPhone 5S?

    I am giving a friend of mine for her birthday an [unlocked] iPhone 5S.

     

    I have some done some inquiries and she has the $50 smartphone prepaid plan that gives her unlimited talk, domestic and international messaging. But this plan has no data (it says WiFi only).

     

    I was under the impression that iPhones were required to have a valid data plan or has this changed? Will she have any problems using the phone?

    GoPhone plan for iPhone 5S?

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    Sep 17, 2013 10:15:38 PM
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    I'm not aware of any requirement that prepaid iPhone needs a data plan. Smartphone plan yes, which the $50 smartphone plan obviously is.

     

    Also, iPhone itself can function just fine with data disabled, it's less fun to use when there's no Wi-Fi but it's certainly still a capable phone, but she shouldn't have any problems using voice/text (the phone will automatically fall back to SMS instead of iMessage for all texting needs).

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    dmapr is correct - prepaid smartphones such as iPhones are not required to have a qualifying data plan unlike postpaid smartphones. Hence, one of the benefits of prepaid. Smiley Happy

    Your friend should have no problem using the phone for texting, calling, and Wi-Fi browsing purposes. She would have to switch to a different plan if she were interested in using a data package. Data packages are not available for smartphones on the $50/monthly plan.

    On another note, it is very kind of you to grant such a gift for your friend. I am sure she will appreciate it very much!

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    Edited by ranron on Sep 24, 2013 at 1:35:49 AM

    Interesting. I haven't used prepaid before, so I didn't know you can get smartphone plan without data on prepaid.. Personally I can't imagine using the iPhone without any form of 3G data since I'm often away from WiFi.

     

    I asked if she wanted to switch to the $60 plan, but she says she is always on WiFi and when she isn't she is not concerned that much about using her phone.

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    Sounds like she's good to go, then! Smiley Happy

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