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T-Mobile.com / Walmart: Prepaid $30/month - Unlim Text, 5GB Data*, 100 Voice Mins (New Activation Only)

porkrinds 425 October 3, 2011 at 06:39 AM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (8) More T-Mobile Deals
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Short: NEW Activations only.
Buy sim card + activation kit/code (required).
Activate online at t-mobile.com, choose $30 plan. Done.

Any unlocked GSM phone will work. Maybe others, YMMV. NO SPRINT/VERIZON (unless they are unlocked and accept SIM cards... typically "world phones"). Also no Blackberry.

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#5371
Just ordered an International HTC One X (S720e) Cool and don't see any mention of it in the thread sticky. Any thoughts on using this phone on the $30 / mo plan?? I read the Jelly Bean update fixed the tmobile sim issues some folks were having last year so I'm hoping it's good to go on TMo.
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World dominator and rebel
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#5372
guys, can I activate on a minutes/data plan first to see how well my phone will work with it and then if I decide, cancel it or whatever and sign up for this plan instead? i have two sims, so if not, I can just use one to try it and then the other one to sign up for the plan.
thanks in advance

Quote from grenadier View Post :
Just ordered an International HTC One X (S720e) Cool and don't see any mention of it in the thread sticky. Any thoughts on using this phone on the $30 / mo plan?? I read the Jelly Bean update fixed the tmobile sim issues some folks were having last year so I'm hoping it's good to go on TMo.
where and how much?
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#5373
Quote from ltgisabeachbum View Post :
"We’re sorry, we’re still working to process your activation.

"Hey i had that error too. I went through the setup again and picked a different city code within my area code and it went through.

City code, not area code.
That did the trick for me, and I still got a PDX-503 number!! Thanks so much!!
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#5374
Quote from SDRebel View Post :
guys, can I activate on a minutes/data plan first to see how well my phone will work with it and then if I decide, cancel it or whatever and sign up for this plan instead? i have two sims, so if not, I can just use one to try it and then the other one to sign up for the plan.
thanks in advance


where and how much?
Bought is used from Amazon Warehouse Deals for $368.92 - used amazon gift cards bought at bestbuy for a 20% discount so it only really cost me $295.

Way cheaper than used international S3's with the obnoxious pentile screens or a new One X or One X+. Should have better battery life than the HTC J Butterfly too without LTE / 1080p. As far as I'm concerned it's like a Nexus 4 without a glass back that breaks and an overheating quad core. And you can actually buy one Big Grin
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#5375
this plan is amazing
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#5376
There are some reports on other forums confirming that existing pre-paid customers were able to get their number and remaining balance transferred to this plan, despite the fact that it is only 'new activation plan'. Any one here can confirm that?
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#5377
I'm using this plan on my Nexus 4 that I just activated a few days ago. No problems at all with the activation online, even using the original IMEI from my N4 so I didn't have to use the IMEI workaround trick. What impressed me most was my number ported over from AT&T (postpaid) in less than a minute!

I installed and ran the Speedtest.net (Ookla) app and it reports that on T-Mobile's HSPA network, I got 12.08 Mbps download and 2.83 Mbps upload (at work).
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#5378
Quote from unlimitedx View Post :
Does this plan allow tethering or tmobile just doesn't enforce it?
I haven't heard them enforcing it... but YMMV. I've been tethering just fine.
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#5379
Been on this plan for months. LOVE IT. Works like a charm with a Nexus 4.

With the new HD voice, Unlimited tiers, and LTE advanced build out this year, T-Mobile is going to start giving Verizon and AT&T a scare in pricing. Still glad I ditched Verizon.
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Quote from onedollar View Post :
I'm using this plan on my Nexus 4 that I just activated a few days ago. No problems at all with the activation online, even using the original IMEI from my N4 so I didn't have to use the IMEI workaround trick. What impressed me most was my number ported over from AT&T (postpaid) in less than a minute!

I installed and ran the Speedtest.net (Ookla) app and it reports that on T-Mobile's HSPA network, I got 12.08 Mbps download and 2.83 Mbps upload (at work).
that is sweet

Quote from grenadier View Post :
Bought is used from Amazon Warehouse Deals for $368.92 - used amazon gift cards bought at bestbuy for a 20% discount so it only really cost me $295.

Way cheaper than used international S3's with the obnoxious pentile screens or a new One X or One X+. Should have better battery life than the HTC J Butterfly too without LTE / 1080p. As far as I'm concerned it's like a Nexus 4 without a glass back that breaks and an overheating quad core. And you can actually buy one Big Grin
not bad at all. I bought a one vx for $220, though it's for att only...thinking about doing straight talk
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#5381
Quote from grenadier View Post :
Bought is used from Amazon Warehouse Deals for $368.92 - used amazon gift cards bought at bestbuy for a 20% discount so it only really cost me $295.

Way cheaper than used international S3's with the obnoxious pentile screens or a new One X or One X+. Should have better battery life than the HTC J Butterfly too without LTE / 1080p. As far as I'm concerned it's like a Nexus 4 without a glass back that breaks and an overheating quad core. And you can actually buy one Big Grin
If I understand correctly International HTC One X (S720e) doesn't support T-mobile 1700MHz band so no HSPA+ support? Only get EDGE speed in many places?
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#5382
Quote from MozartA View Post :
If I understand correctly International HTC One X (S720e) doesn't support T-mobile 1700MHz band so no HSPA+ support? Only get EDGE speed in many places?
As far as I know it'll work on tmobile's 1900mhz HSPA+ 21 in DC where I live Cool . If I'm lucky it'll work on HSPA+ 42.
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#5383
Quote from Szyszka View Post :
There are some reports on other forums confirming that existing pre-paid customers were able to get their number and remaining balance transferred to this plan, despite the fact that it is only 'new activation plan'. Any one here can confirm that?
confirmed. YMMV, though (it was last May or June).

I activated a new SIM on the plan and then asked to transfer my old # and balance to the new sim. My excuse was that my old SIM was ancient and that I was advised to switch to a new SIM for faster data speeds (which was true). It wasn't totally smooth and took a couple of calls, and in the end I think they did it as a courtesy since my number that number originated as (and had remained) a TMO number since 1998 or so. I don't think they wanted me porting out -- even out of prepaid. Balance was around $100 at the time.

Hope that helps!
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#5384
Quote from dogstar1 View Post :
confirmed. YMMV, though (it was last May or June).

I activated a new SIM on the plan and then asked to transfer my old # and balance to the new sim. My excuse was that my old SIM was ancient and that I was advised to switch to a new SIM for faster data speeds (which was true). It wasn't totally smooth and took a couple of calls, and in the end I think they did it as a courtesy since my number that number originated as (and had remained) a TMO number since 1998 or so. I don't think they wanted me porting out -- even out of prepaid. Balance was around $100 at the time.

Hope that helps!
Thanks for an update. I am with T-Mobile pre-paid since 2006; I guess I will find out soon how it will work for me. It it quite clear from the posts that it may take more than one phone call for sure until you get the rep who truly wants to help you.
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#5385
I saw that platinumtel uses tmobile network now.Do you think this one is better with a free sim card and first month $20 unlimited everything throttled at 250 mb or $30 first month throttled 2gb

http://slickdeals.net/f/5791142-Free-SIM-Card-First-Month-of-Unlimited-Everything-20-free-shipping?v=1
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