02-08-2012 10:12 AM
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  1. speedtouch's Avatar
    If you call T-Mobile on the phone, 877-453-1304, they'll sell you a SIM card for $2.99 + tax with free shipping. If you're thinking of moving to T-Mo without a contract, this seems to be a real good deal. They have their SIM cards available from their website for free, but it's only if you get a 2-yr contract. The $2.99 SIM card from the phone order doesn't require a contract. Unless I misheard the T-Mo rep at my local store, the stores charge about $25 for the SIM card.
    01-31-2012 07:49 PM
  2. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    A few months back, there was a deal where the SIM was free and the shipping was free and it didn't require a two year contract. I got two. :P

    I find it kind of stupid of them to require a two year contract just so they can give you a free SIM.
    01-31-2012 11:30 PM
  3. speedtouch's Avatar
    LOL, and here I am thinking I found some great deal. Oh geez...
    02-01-2012 10:22 AM
  4. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Well I think it's okay deal, but I think you can get them on Amazon or eBay for about the same price.
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    02-01-2012 03:58 PM
  5. speedtouch's Avatar
    Well I think it's okay deal, but I think you can get them on Amazon or eBay for about the same price.
    Really? I am so new to this GSM carrier stuff...if you didn't know already. I had no idea you could buy T-Mobile SIM cards from anywhere other than T-Mo. I learn something new every day!
    02-01-2012 05:01 PM
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    02-01-2012 05:02 PM
  7. scottcraft's Avatar
    So I could buy one of these sum cards, buy a t-mobile phone off eBay and I would be able to get a monthly plan?

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    02-01-2012 07:45 PM
  8. speedtouch's Avatar
    So I could buy one of these sum cards, buy a t-mobile phone off eBay and I would be able to get a monthly plan?

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    I know you can do that if you buy the SIM from T-Mo. But that link I gave to the Amazon item I am not sure about. It appears that SIM is just a replacement, though I don't understand why it wouldn't work anyway.

    But yes, all you need is a new, never-activated SIM card and a GSM phone (unlocked or locked to T-Mo) off eBay and you can get a monthly plan on T-Mobile.
    02-01-2012 08:11 PM
  9. scottcraft's Avatar
    I might have to look into this. A cheaper plan is always interesting.

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    02-01-2012 09:05 PM
  10. Probaholic1's Avatar
    Yup, I just did this last week. And they got that deal where off contract 30 bux, for 100 minutes, unlimited text and web 4G upto 5 gigs.

    Picked up a sim card for 2.99 plus tax came to 3.24 with said plan, and picked up the Radar 4G for 170. Can't afford sprint anymore even with discount
    02-01-2012 10:01 PM
  11. scottcraft's Avatar
    I might have to reconsider. I went to the t mobile site and I can't get a plan that does what I need for cheap enough to justify switching from Verizon.

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    02-01-2012 10:32 PM
  12. speedtouch's Avatar
    Yup, I just did this last week. And they got that deal where off contract 30 bux, for 100 minutes, unlimited text and web 4G upto 5 gigs.

    Picked up a sim card for 2.99 plus tax came to 3.24 with said plan, and picked up the Radar 4G for 170. Can't afford sprint anymore even with discount
    That's a really good deal. I just wish they had a plan with better amounts of minutes. Something like 800 minutes, 250 texts, and 2 GB for $50. That would be awesome. 100 minutes is just far too few for me. I am on Sprint now, and even with my 25% discount it's getting too expensive with all the taxes, fees, surcharges, regulatory costs, and the worst of all the total BS "$10 Premium Data addon charge" (essentially 4G access, which I can't use).

    Gosh, a Radar at $170 is an amazing deal. Hmmm...
    02-02-2012 09:09 AM
  13. speedtouch's Avatar
    I might have to reconsider. I went to the t mobile site and I can't get a plan that does what I need for cheap enough to justify switching from Verizon.

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    You were looking at these, right? Monthly4G Prepaid Plans | Prepaid Data Plans | T-Mobile
    02-02-2012 09:10 AM
  14. scottcraft's Avatar
    Yes, that's what I was looking at. The $60 plan is the most interesting to me. That and the $50 plan are closest to what I have with verizon. I have a family plan with 1400 minutes, unlimited messaging and data. I recently added a home-connect line which is $10 extra a month. Right now my bill in around $145 a month. I don't know how T-Mobile coverage is around me, so I don't know if switching over would be much benefit to me.
    02-02-2012 11:48 AM
  15. speedtouch's Avatar
    Yes, that's what I was looking at. The $60 plan is the most interesting to me. That and the $50 plan are closest to what I have with verizon. I have a family plan with 1400 minutes, unlimited messaging and data. I recently added a home-connect line which is $10 extra a month. Right now my bill in around $145 a month. I don't know how T-Mobile coverage is around me, so I don't know if switching over would be much benefit to me.
    The great thing about the T-Mobile Monthly 4G plans is that what you see is what you pay. All the taxes and fees are already included in that $60 plan. Real nice.

    Check your coverage: http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=8goSMBQr
    02-02-2012 11:55 AM
  16. scottcraft's Avatar
    The do have a really nice family plan. Unlimited calling, texting and unlimited data with up to 2 gigs of high speed data for $49.99 a line for two lines. I'm going to look into their coverage. That plan would be pretty nice.
    02-02-2012 12:00 PM
  17. speedtouch's Avatar
    The do have a really nice family plan. Unlimited calling, texting and unlimited data with up to 2 gigs of high speed data for $49.99 a line for two lines. I'm going to look into their coverage. That plan would be pretty nice.
    Keep in mind that particular plan requires a 2-yr contract.
    02-02-2012 12:03 PM
  18. scottcraft's Avatar
    Keep in mind that particular plan requires a 2-yr contract.
    Even with a two-year contract that's a pretty good plan. Unfortunately the coverage isn't that great. Voice coverage is moderate signal strength at home and work and data is 3G at work and 2G at home according to their map. There isn't any 4G available in my area. That's assuming the coverage map is accurate.
    02-02-2012 12:07 PM
  19. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    The great thing about the T-Mobile Monthly 4G plans is that what you see is what you pay. All the taxes and fees are already included in that $60 plan. Real nice.

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    Oh, I forgot to mention, you can save on your refills by buying from a reseller! I use Calling Mart.

    Calling Mart - T-Mobile Monthly Plan

    For the Monthly 4G plans it's 1.5% off, but usually there's a coupon. Right now it's 5% off with the code "NY12-5" but it expires today.

    The only thing with Calling Mart is the first time you buy from them, they may need to verify your information or something like that to prevent fraud. They'll call and ask a couple questions, then you're good to go.
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    02-02-2012 12:10 PM
  20. speedtouch's Avatar
    Oh, I forgot to mention, you can save on your refills by buying from a reseller! I use Calling Mart.

    Calling Mart - T-Mobile Monthly Plan

    For the Monthly 4G plans it's 1.5% off, but usually there's a coupon. Right now it's 5% off with the code "NY12-5" but it expires today.

    The only thing with Calling Mart is the first time you buy from them, they may need to verify your information or something like that to prevent fraud. They'll call and ask a couple questions, then you're good to go.
    Neato. Are you on T-Mo? I thought the Monthly 4G plan customers were billed by T-Mo on a monthly basis. Do you have to reauthorize the line every month with a PIN?
    02-02-2012 01:26 PM
  21. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Neato. Are you on T-Mo? I thought the Monthly 4G plan customers were billed by T-Mo on a monthly basis. Do you have to reauthorize the line every month with a PIN?
    Nah, I'm on Straight Talk. My dad is on T-Mobile prepaid, but not the Monthly 4G plans.

    Monthly4G Prepaid Plans FAQs | T-Mobile

    According to that, you need to have sufficient refills for your plan to renew for the next month. So I assume the answer is yes, you need to refill your account. If you're not sure, just call up T-Mobile or head to a store and hopefully they can clarify it.

    How does my Monthly4G plan renew?
    A: Your Monthly4G plan will automatically renew if you have redeemed sufficient refills at the end (midnight) of your thirtieth day of service. Also when your monthly rate plan renews, your applied refills are made available for 90 days. If you have not redeemed sufficient refills to cover your Monthly4G plan, the features included with your plan will no longer be available. This will restrict you from using voice and text services. You can continue to use your remaining refills for downloads.
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    02-02-2012 01:37 PM
  22. elibohnert's Avatar
    That's a really good deal. I just wish they had a plan with better amounts of minutes. Something like 800 minutes, 250 texts, and 2 GB for $50. That would be awesome. 100 minutes is just far too few for me. I am on Sprint now, and even with my 25% discount it's getting too expensive with all the taxes, fees, surcharges, regulatory costs, and the worst of all the total BS "$10 Premium Data addon charge" (essentially 4G access, which I can't use).

    Gosh, a Radar at $170 is an amazing deal. Hmmm...
    I got my Radar for $150 11 days old :)
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    02-02-2012 02:02 PM
  23. Probaholic1's Avatar
    Yeah, Sprint is getting expensive too. And there data is crap now so if Tmo is even remotely on par then I will be okay. I think it's also a good deal because I don't really use talk anymore more text then anything,

    Edit: I lie maybe 50 to 100 more minutes won't be a bad idea
    02-02-2012 02:52 PM
  24. speedtouch's Avatar
    I got my Radar for $150 11 days old :)
    Where and how?
    02-02-2012 04:05 PM
  25. speedtouch's Avatar
    The great thing about the T-Mobile Monthly 4G plans is that what you see is what you pay. All the taxes and fees are already included in that $60 plan. Real nice.
    OK, a little update. I activated my wife's Lumia 710 on T-Mobile today on the $50 Monthly 4G plan. You know, the one that is supposed to have all the taxes already rolled into it so you just pay $50 flat a month?

    Yeah, about those taxes. They're not rolled into the $50. It's $50 + Tax monthly. I was told by four different T-Mobile sales reps at 877-453-1304 that the Monthly 4G plans have taxes already included, so I'd just pay $50 a month and that's it. The names of these reps are Thomas, Tully, Jeri, and Jared.

    And just a moment ago I called Kevin at that sales number and he again said the $50 plan includes tax. BS!

    I am beyond PO'd. The whole reason I switched to T-Mobile is because I was going to save considerable money based on the flat rate of $50 a month. Well, at least I am not on contract. What a shame, T-Mo, in all likelihood you lost a customer in under 3 hours of service with you. Bravo.
    02-05-2012 12:43 PM
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