this?<br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>..."For those who are counting pennies but want to remain on the<br>official side of AT&T iPhone plans, the $49.99 Pick Your Plan<br>prepaid plan offers the cheapest official plan. You get just 200<br>minutes a month with unlimited data and 15-cent SMS messages. Your<br>unused minutes roll over from month to month. For those of us who don't<br>spend a lot of time on the phone, that rollover can build up very<br>quickly.<br>You must ask for this plan specifically from AT&T. Getting it to<br>work given Apple's current iTunes activation paradigm can be<br>frustrating. Call AT&T, tell them what you want and ask them what<br>social security number value to enter into iTunes so you will be<br>offered this plan.<br>In the past entering 999-99-9999 worked because that is or was the<br>AT&T official "no social security number was offered" entry (you<br>have the legal right to refuse to hand over your SSN) but I've been<br>told that that has changed over time. Never just make up a social<br>security number to enter into the credit check. This is the plan I'm<br>personally on and it took me several days and many hours on the phone<br>with AT&T to get it going."<br><br>Full story: http://www.tuaw.com/2008/06/08/how-much-will-an-iphone-cost-you/<p><hr></blockquote><p>and the response by tuco<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Tuco says:<br>Mon Jun 09 19:18:57 PDT 2008<br>Re: Apple and AT&T drop revenue sharing, boost data plan costs<br><br>The "pay as you go" plan currently available is $10/month less than the least expensive of the original three plans offered when the iPhone was released. The pay plan has 250 minutes less per month and you pay for every text (as opposed to the first 200 free) in the basic plan...<br><br>Regarding the invalid SSNs, I can't answer that one because I use the basic plan. It sounds like when you sign up for the pay as you go plan, AT&T assigns you some bogus SSN in order to activate the phone in iTunes.<p><hr></blockquote><p>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
Good to have options.<br><br>At the end of the day, the subsidized model is BAD for consumers, and Apple gave in. Maybe they had to. The $199 phone sounds good on paper, but they old system was actually cheaper.<br><br>Still, it's 3G, and they've got me where they want me <br><br>I will buy one!<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
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I've read several places that the pay as you go plans were nixed with this version. I'd love to hear someone mention it still works ...but I guess we won't be finding out until the new phones are selling. <br><br>zweisoft<br>
i heard that as well . . . these tended to be for folks who had bad credit. now, folks with bad credit will either not get to have an account or will do the 2-year plan.<br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
Can you disable receiving SMS messages on the iPhone?<br><br>Apparently the new plans have 0 text messages for free (which is exactly how many I need!) but if someone tries to send me a text message, I want it to fail... not cost me .20 to receive and another .20 to reply telling them to stop (Or worse, they sent me half a dozen before I stop them!)<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
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