Thanks for the info johnsu. I had to re-register to reply, so now I'm pidg2, still the OP. And yes, it's TMO prepaid voice & text only.
Where can I find a 3S for $150? - on ebay factory unlocked are $375+. Or is $150 for jailbroken iphones?
I want to be able to reset the phone & use the app store via wifi or itunes, so I'm not interested in Cydia, and I thought a factory unlocked iphone would mean I could avoid all the aggrivation that goes along with jailbreaking??? Except for the MMS issue, which appears fixable, and is not an issue for me if I don't get MMS, but I want SMS.
Does MMS work if I don't have a data plan, but will have wifi?
Why would you paid >$375 for 3GS on ebay when apple is selling the new factory unlocked 3gs for $375? Ok, the apple has only 8G of memory but still.
Anyway, I have a few friends using factory unlocked 3GS on tmobile prepaid without data. I do get calls and SMS from them, so I think call and sms works fine.
Thanks - you verified what a TMO rep told me and other research that indicated it will work with prepaid. With all I've read about the 4S & Seri, I decided to go big-time and ordered a 4S from Apple. Should be quite a step up from the Treo I've been using for years.
MY QUESTION IS ANSWERED, but I can't change the status of the original post, cause I had to re-register as pidg2.
im not entirely sure, but you may have to adjust your mms settings in the iphone to match tmobiles. I know I had talk and text unlimited and still got MMS just fine, but I was told to adjust my settings since its the iphone. As to your answer on the 3GS, i got mine off craigslist for 130. Apple is also Unlocking non contracted iphones for free if you call them now, so theres that option.