1. quandary's Avatar
    T-Mobile has a $30/month prepaid plan where you get unlimited text and data and 100 minutes. But you have to buy the phone brand new from either walmart or tmobile.com to activate the plan.
    I was wondering if I can buy a cheap phone, even a prepaid flip phone or something, activate the plan, and then take the sim card out and put it in another unlocked
    phone.
    Would this work? Would I have to change plans or anything? Could I use the sim for an iPhone too?
    11-05-2012 03:09 PM
  2. Subsound's Avatar
    Why wouldn't you try to find an unlocked phone on ebay or craigslist. t-mobile doesn't care what phone it is.
    11-05-2012 03:17 PM
  3. quandary's Avatar
    That is what I planned to do. But I dont want to have to pay a bunch of money.
    So would I be able to get a cheap flip phone on that plan and then take out the sim card for an unlocked phone?
    11-05-2012 03:20 PM
  4. Subsound's Avatar
    If you are referring to basically testing the carrier with the cheap phone and if you don't like it no harm done, rather than buying a smartphone for 350$ maybe and not liking the service you can always sell the phone in that case. But yes you should be able to move the sim to a new device and still get service with the new device if that's what you mean? the iPhone might not work because that's a micro sim. In that case you would need to buy a Micro SIM cutter to make the current SIM compatible.
    11-05-2012 03:28 PM
  5. ramonm2's Avatar
    yes you can do that. you can also get the sim and bring in your own phone as long as it's gsm and unlocked.
    11-05-2012 03:33 PM
  6. quandary's Avatar
    Does it have to be specially unlocked or can I just get any phone(from craigslist) that is from at&t or tmobile?
    11-05-2012 03:50 PM

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