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Data-plan for the USA

I'll be living in the US for 6 months soon and I'm looking for a way to use my unlocked iPhone 4 on a pay-as-you-go plan with data. Do you guys know anything good?


You can only use T-Mobile or AT&T. Note that they have different 3G frequencies, and you might have difficulties using 3G on T-Mobile. To the best of my knowledge these are the only GSM networks in the US.

Note that AT&T are very protective of their iPhones. They have a rule that if you put an iPhone on a non-iPhone plan they switch you to the iPhone plan automatically (they can tell which model you're using). I don't know if they allow iPhones on prepaid plans; they definitely don't sell any of their own this way. You could consider a month-to-month plan instead, and it would probably be cheaper if you're going to use a lot of data.

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  • I didn't even know they do month-to-month plans. That sounds like a great solution. Do you know if it will be a problem if I don't even have a bank account the US yet? – Maciek Albin Mar 26 '12 at 19:15
  • @MaciekAlbin they don't care about your bank account, they care about your credit history. If you don't have any - they'll probably ask for a deposit. – littleadv Mar 26 '12 at 19:17

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