@kachoo22 a reason not to get an iPhone is data usage. Imessage uses data to send/ receive when not on wifi. If you buy an iPhone and then get the $15 plan which only gives you 250mb then its a waste of time. Stay safe.
@gblackma FYI: there is no requirement to use iMessage on an iPhone. Just turn iMessage OFF, and turn ON SMS/MMS and it will behave like an Android. 🤣
I have the $10 plan and use an iPhone with no problem.
yes, this iPhone should work just fine with PM. And there is absolutely no need to use iMessage... I never do.
Kachoo, I have had an iPhone 8 for 1 year, would recommend it if you can somehow find a new one at a good price $200 - $300, it was discontinued a few months ago. My only complaint with the 8 is the battery life is low, but tolerable if you are a light user. The 6, 6S, 7, 8, and the new SE are all very similar in size and format. I almost got an iPhone XR but the smaller sizer and price of the 8 worked out fine for me.
If you can afford a higher price, check out the new iPhone SE. If you can wait, new iPhones will be announced sometime before mid-October and there may be a new iPhone of interest, and reduced prices on the current iPhones.
Not sure if you've bought the phone yet or not. I have bought a few refurbished iPhones from getorchard.com and never had any issues. Prices are good, delivery very fast and customer service excellent. They even helped me when I was having issues trying to get my current phone unlocked so that I could transfer over to Public Mobile.
Might just be worth taking a look.
@kachoo22 Don't be nervous. Almost all phones that work here also are GSM compatible. For the phone, they're just saying that it takes sim cards.
I've had an iPhone for years without data. I just kept my data off and my iMessage ran fine in wifi. Out of wifi, you hold your finger on the message and a pop-up window comes up with "send as text message". iMessage for me was great for sending photos as my old cell provider did not offer that with the cheap plan.
Now that I have a little data, I make sure the "Wifi Assist" is turned off on cellular settings and I use very little of my data.