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    Default T-Mobile on Nexus 7?

    Currently I'm using my Nexus 7 with the AT&T SIM card that it shipped with and the 3GB per month for 30$ prepaid plan. Well, I already used 440mb of that. Sure, it's the initial "neccesary apps downloading" (I don't have WiFi!).

    I know it doesn't work with Sprint or Verizon, but I didn't hear anything about it not working on T-Mobile. And since I found a nice prepaid plan there (30$ for 5GB of fast Internet, then slowed down to Edge, plus texting which I won't and can't use on the tablet). Since I don't think that AT&T slows me down after the 3GB but rather cuts the service, this plan is more appealing to me. More data, and they don't cut me off, and Edge Speed for a few days is not a bad thing for me.

    So does T-Mobile work on the Nexus 7? Do they even offer MicroSIM on Prepaid Cards? Cause if so, I'll switch. I only worry about the coverage, but my sister-in-law gets 4G in this area, so why worry?

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    Default Re: T-Mobile on Nexus 7?

    I am not sure if it has the right radios, but I'm guessing it does.

    If it does work, I do know that t-mobile has micro sim cards for prepaid that cost $1 online. So it wouldn't hurt to try them out for a month, especially since it is prepaid. If you don't like the service, you can always go straight back to AT&T :-)
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    Default Re: T-Mobile on Nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by kimikookskookis View Post
    Currently I'm using my Nexus 7 with the AT&T SIM card that it shipped with and the 3GB per month for 30$ prepaid plan. Well, I already used 440mb of that. Sure, it's the initial "neccesary apps downloading" (I don't have WiFi!).

    I know it doesn't work with Sprint or Verizon, but I didn't hear anything about it not working on T-Mobile. And since I found a nice prepaid plan there (30$ for 5GB of fast Internet, then slowed down to Edge, plus texting which I won't and can't use on the tablet). Since I don't think that AT&T slows me down after the 3GB but rather cuts the service, this plan is more appealing to me. More data, and they don't cut me off, and Edge Speed for a few days is not a bad thing for me.

    So does T-Mobile work on the Nexus 7? Do they even offer MicroSIM on Prepaid Cards? Cause if so, I'll switch. I only worry about the coverage, but my sister-in-law gets 4G in this area, so why worry?

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    I've seen reports that the T-Mobile $30 plan will not work with the Nexus 7 or other tablets. They can detect that the SIM card is being used in a tablet and will block service.

    Sent from my SGSIII
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    And what's wrong with using it on a tablet? They even say in the description " Great for video chat, streaming music/movies/TV, playing online games, and more.", so I don't see why tablets should be blocked from that?!

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    Default Re: T-Mobile on Nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by kimikookskookis View Post
    And what's wrong with using it on a tablet? They even say in the description " Great for video chat, streaming music/movies/TV, playing online games, and more.", so I don't see why tablets should be blocked from that?!

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    I use the $30 T-Mobile plan with my Nexus 4 and considered getting the Nexus 7 with cellular data capability, and looked into whether I could use my existing plan with the Nexus 7. Apparently, it doesn't work.

    T-Mobile sells tablet data plans that cost more, which presumably is why they block the $30 phone plan from working with tablets.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 12-22-2012 at 11:30 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotJustAPhone View Post
    I use the $30 T-Mobile plan with my Nexus 4 and considered getting the Nexus 7 with cellular data capability, and looked into whether I could use my existing plan with the Nexus 7. Apparently, it doesn't work.

    T-Mobile sells tablet data plans that cost more, which presumably is why they block the $30 phone plan from working with tablets.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    Couldn't you tether your N7 to your N4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathelm View Post
    Couldn't you tether your N7 to your N4?
    Yes, that works fine. The N4 is a secondary phone so I was interested in finding out if I could use the SIM card directly in the N7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotJustAPhone View Post
    Yes, that works fine. The N4 is a secondary phone so I was interested in finding out if I could use the SIM card directly in the N7.

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    Please forgive what might seem like a dumb question but I ask that you cut some slack for an old guy

    I am going to purchase a Nexus 4 and use it with Net10 unlimited service. Can I set the phone as a hot spot and use a Nexus 7 from that data plan ?

    Thank for not busting my chops for being old and ignorant about all the technology.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Double Tap; 12-25-2012 at 09:09 AM.
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    yes....
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    Default Re: T-Mobile on Nexus 7?

    Double tap

    I am currently using a galaxy nexus as hot spot for the N7. Pure Android by default offers free hotspot out the box. So the N4 should be able to provide WiFi for your tablet.

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