Pay As You Go iPhone – Kiss The Contract Goodbye

If you can pick yourself up an iPhone somewhere in the US, it looks like you might get away on the two year contract deal with AT&T – the iPhone is available on pre-pay.

Apple iPhoneA read around the web this morning and one of my favourite Mac blogs (TUAW) reveals news that hackers have made the iPhone available on a pre-paid option allowing you to run your iPhone on an AT&T pre-paid card for as little as US$10.

What it means to iPhone users in the US is that you can use any Cingular / AT&T sim card in your iPhone, whether contract-based or pre-paid. If you’re on the low budget Cingular plans you can avail of cheaper text messaging ($0.05 send and receive compared to $0.15 on iPhone plan).

Could it be the first step to unlocking the iPhone completely? Quite possibly! Give it a read here – iPhone + Disposable Cellphone + Prepaid Cards + New Activation Tool = Holy Cow


  1. Stephen Nolan September 16, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Ken,

    Do you know if the iphone is pre-pay in ireland. If so how much?

  2. Ken McGuire September 16, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Hey Stephen,

    It’s not pre-pay yet in Ireland though it’s gone that way in the UK as and from today. 8GB iPhone should be £349.99 and the 16GB version is £399.99.

    O2 Ireland’s iPhone details can be found here…

    If it does hit prepaid here I’d imagine we’ll see the cost of the handset close to the 500 euro mark, a long way off where I’d like to see it!

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