Pay As You Go IPhone Plans posted by Ashley Kratky on March 27th, 2014 - 8:18 am | iPhone
Overview of Pay As You Go IPhone Plans
If you own an iPhone, then it is possible to use it as a pay-as-you-go phone via the AT&T Go Phone program. While you may not think that the AT&T Go Phone program supports an iPhone, it can be done without having to jailbreak your phone.
Works with iPhone 3G and 3GS Voice Calls
The type of iPhones that it works with include the first iPhone, as well as the 3G and 3GS. In order to do this, you must first buy a prepaid GoPhone SIM card. This SIM card will be used to replace the current SIM card inside of your iPhone.
It doesn’t matter what kind of phone the GoPhone SIM card comes out of, so it may be best to find a cheap one from somewhere that you can buy for a low amount of cash. Then, all you have to do is removed its SIM card and put it in your iPhone. It can then be used just like you would use any type of prepaid phone and should work to call anyone you like.
Works with Data Calls
However, even though it should work for calling people, it likely won’t work for hooking up to the Internet unless you are using WiFi. There is also a way that you can fix this up so your iPhone will work for accessing the Internet. First, you have get online via a WiFi connection. Then use the Safari browser and go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz. Go to custom APN, then pick AT&T as the carrier. Pick create profile and download the APN profile. Then, once the phone asks you to download and install a new profile, choose install and replace.
After this, you can test your prepaid data plan to see if it works by checking to see if there is a 3G or other similar symbol showing instead of WiFi. If so, that means the process has been a success.
The same thing should possibly work with an iPhone 4 but that phone requires a micro SIM card, so you would have to somehow trim down a prepaid SIM card, which may or may not work.
The bottom line is that it is possible to make some kinds of the iPhones into a pay as you go contract by using the above directions for voice and data calls.