Pondering pay-as-you-go for iPhone data? Might want to think different.

MikeTRoseSure, you can put your iPhone on a pay-as-you-go SIM and take your data a few cents at a time… but be warned, you may end up with a substantial chunk missing out of your wallet without noticing that you’re leaking cash. TUAW tests the plan and shows us the bill.[…] Thanks to MikeTRose for providing this nice story on Digg.

What other users say about this:

Silince: I use a gophone pay as you go sim without ever being charged one cent for data. It requires changing two lines on an iPhone config file and is quite easy, you’re already hacking your iPhone, this is a simple, easy extra step. Search the Hackintosh forums for, “Disable Edge”.

zongamin: ” searched for Ethiopian restaurants ” – I wouldn’t bother – the portions are tiny!

TheDragon: I haven’t even read the article, but I’m going to digg this for the cute title.

sorensilk: “No, look at AT&Ts iPhone pay-as-you-go plans. http://www.tuaw.com/gallery/iphone-prepaid-gallery … they all offer unlimited data. This guy purposefully hacked his iPhone to activate it as a regular cellphone with a non unlimited data plan.”

That’s prepaid, this article is about pay as you go.

cooties: The Lord has no mercy on retards. Hasn’t this guy ever checked the size of his ‘Temporary Internet Files’ folder? Oh, I forgot. He’s most likely a DUMB-ASS APPLE USER!!! Why would anyone visit a graphics-intensive website (lots of MBs for you Apple folks) with a 5MB limit? And he even watched a video!! (Yes, for you Apple users, watching online is the same as downloading.) Anyway, with MediaNet and a 5 MB limit, he should only be visiting WAP sites like http://us.m.yahoo.com/ or http://www.google.com/mobile/ which are just text and run at 3K per visit. It’s not fancy, but it gets the job done.

donelson: Why is there no consumer protection in the US anymore?

Many years of Republican corporations-are-your-friend, and the consumer-hating Cheney-Bush administration, have allowed Americans to be treated like suckers.

They are fleeced of their money and their children (Iraq) with NO DAILY MARCHES of protests.

We get exactly what we deserve. We are sheep.

IMPEACH CHENEY and his stooge, BUSH. Convict them and Send them to prison!

frsrblch: Wow, you needed to do an article to figure out not to go with their per-KB plan? GG.

Those prices are pretty funny though. $5/MB? I pay $15 (that’s in Canadian dollars mind you, so it’s about… oh, $15 US) for unlimited internet, messaging and call display. My packet data usage is usually around 15 MB per month, depending on how much I use it and what I use it for.

Chris10121: #1 Reason why iPhone sucks: it’s made by apple.
Here’s a bunch more.
http://www.nerdsofthenorth.net/2007/03/25/why-the- …
http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/blogs/index.cfm …
http://www.who-sucks.com/tech/15-reasons-why-apple …

Chris10121: #1 Reason why iPhone sucks: it’s made by apple.

Here’s a bunch more.
http://www.nerdsofthenorth.net/2007/03/25/why-the- …
http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/blogs/index.cfm …
http://www.who-sucks.com/tech/15-reasons-why-apple …

pentak: enough already – fuck a iPhone

thisdaysucks: we need more tests like this to prove how the corporate world fucks up our daily lives.

Chris10121: i phone is garbage and belongs in tom dicksons blender. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg1ckCkm8YI
Why iPhone sucks:
http://www.nerdsofthenorth.net/2007/03/25/why-the-
http://www.who-sucks.com/tech/15-reasons-why-apple
http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/blogs/index.cfm

ClOlD: Why isn’t data data charged at the same per-KB rate as voice data/SMS data? The spectrum doesn’t know the difference.

Because the free market makes more money that way. And you all said regulation was bad for the consumer.

EpidemiK: This is grate!

solidus636: Nice test. I was actually thinking about doing this, but this has stopped me.

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