It might be wise to transform your iPhone 4 into a GoPhone if you want to keep an eye on your expenses. You can, for instance, convert it in a trip phone that you can use for navigation purposes or when you reach the Disneyland madness. No matter your ultimate goal, a pre-paid plan may be what you need, so let’s see how you can get to use a prepaid plan on your iPhone 4 without jailbreaking it.
To turn your iPhone 4 into a GoPhone you need to first purchase a GoPhone. You should go for the less expensive one, because you won’t be needing the device. What’s important for our current task is the SIM card included in the package. So, after you make the purchase, extract the SIM card from the package and make sure no one places it inside the GoPhone. Instead of installing the card in the phone you just purchased you need to visit AT&T’s GoPhone activation site, because you need to activate the SIM card you have just bought. To complete the activation you will need the SIM’s AT&T card number that you will discover somewhere at the bottom of the card. You will also be required to introduce the IMEI number of the GoPhone. This number can be found on the package.
Once you are done with the activation process you need to choose a prepaid plan that suits your future needs. For example, in exchange for $75 you can go for a plan that includes unlimited text and talk and 200MB of data. After analyzing and choosing the right plan for you, it’s also necessary to load up the card with the money necessary for covering the first month of use. That means you will have to load an amount that’s enough to cover the cost of the plan you chose. In the process you will also discover your phone number.
After you take care of all these details you can finally place the SIM card inside your iPhone and turn it on. You should see displayed on your iPhone the typical AT&T signal bars and the 3G indicator if the plan you chose includes data. If the plan you chose includes only minutes and messages you can start enjoying your iPhone 4 turned into a GoPhone. Otherwise, you will also have to activate the data features of the plan. To do that you will have to connect your iPhone to a wireless network, visit the unlockit website with Safari and create there a profile after choosing “Custom APN” and the carrier.
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