You can use a Blackberry on pay as you go. AT&T rules seem not to apply. Check out Crackberry to find how to remove IT policy from your device. Then you can use the native Browser with wi-fi and data. You can not use BBM or Email, but it works great for me. Posted 08-24-2010, 10:34 PM I am using a BB8320 on AT&T. They are aware and do not care. I went with a BB8820 originally because I worked at a Defense Company. They changed their policy about camera phones in 2008. They just ban all phones in Classified areas. The 8820 is cheap on ebay and has gps that rivals solo devices. Wifi is what made me get both phones. You can quickly surf the web when needed. My main purpose is a PDA and music player. I have an 8 Gig Sd card in now. Check out ebay for good prices. Posted 03-29-2010, 11:56 PM Great Thread. I have been using a BB8820 on Pay as you go since last year. Before that; a Treo650 on same ATT plan. The one bit of advice is on the 200 text plan. Send MMS instead of SMS. Alternative to emailing someone is mms to their phone with text content. 1000 Characters vs sms 160 Characters. Plus they can then reply to the email address. The not-so-secret secret here is that most wireless providers assign their subscribers an email address based on their phone number. If you send an email to that address, it’ll get delivered as a text message—if you attach a photo to that message—say, using the iPhone’s built-in photo emailing—it’ll get delivered as a picture message. The trick is just knowing the address of the contact you want to send the message to. The folks at Uneasy Silence have compiled a list of the most common providers. Alltel = email@example.com AT&T = firstname.lastname@example.org Boost Mobile = email@example.com Cingular (AT&T) = firstname.lastname@example.org Einstein PCS = email@example.com Sprint = firstname.lastname@example.org T-Mobile = email@example.com US Cellular = firstname.lastname@example.org Verizon Wireless = email@example.com Virgin Mobile = firstname.lastname@example.org And to make it even easier, you can just enter this address as an additional email in your contact’s address record. For receiving messages, the same principle works in reverse. Your iPhone, after all, has a robust email client built-in. And just like the wireless provider has email addresses for every phone, most phones can send text and picture messages to email addresses. So instead of having your friend send that snapshot to your phone, have them send it to any email account that you have set up on your iPhone. *777# - message with your balance at no charge. *777*1# -text message with your nights and weekend minutes balance. *777*2# -message with your remaining text messaging and picture/video messaging *777*3# -message with the remaining kilobytes available as part of Data Package.