The Sidekick Prepaid Plan is a $1/day data option that offers unlimited data, plus unlimited SMS and MMS. It is far cheaper (arguably infinitely cheaper) than AT&T GoPhone’s rate of 100 MB for $20. The plan has been well-known since its inception for being used on a broad range of devices other than Sidekicks; iPhone and T-Mobile’s G1 being the two most popular in the enthusiast community.
T-Mobile representatives claim that non-Sidekick phones were never intended to use Sidekick Prepaid Data, even going as far as to refer to the offering as a “breach of security.” T-Mobile did agree however that users were not abusing the network, in accordance with FCC regulations and recent rulings.
Pay By The Day joins a growing family of prepaid options from T-Mobile, including Pay As You Go (previously named T-Mobile To Go) and Sidekick Prepaid (previously named Sidekick To Go). With no annual contract, no credit check, and no monthly bill, prepaid plans are a simple, direct way to go mobile.
Following our coverage last week, where we broke ground on how to (legally) use the on T-Mobile Sidekick Prepaid, T-Mobile has decided to shut down all access to non-Sidekick devices on T-Mobile prepaid data.