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  1. gtt1's Avatar
    The simplest way to activate any unlocked phone that is supported on T-Mobile is simply to buy the Walmart activation kit and not bother trying to get a cheap or free sim from T-MO. Cost is $39.88 and gives you first month of service.

    T-Mobile SIM Kit: No-Contract Phones & Plans : Walmart.com

    This kit includes your first month of $30.00 and is a snap to get started and ensure you get the right plan
    01-10-2014 06:25 PM
  2. Hawnz's Avatar
    I couldn't activate on the web. So I called T-Mobile from the phone to get the $30 5GB plan.

    Sent from my XT1034 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-10-2014 10:10 PM
  3. Tony Vc's Avatar
    Im planning to buy the sim card from tmobile and bring my own phone (sony xperia z1s) and go for the $30 plan. But in the tmobile website i dont see how to access to that plan. It only tells you that it has to be generated from walmart or tmobile.com but cant find right link. Could tou share it? Thanks

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    Did it work?
    02-03-2014 02:28 PM
  4. Tony Vc's Avatar
    Is that chip the same 99 cents one sold by tmobile?
    02-03-2014 02:29 PM
  5. Infinity's Avatar
    Is that chip the same 99 cents one sold by tmobile?
    Buy the right size sim from the below link (currently $0.99). With the sim card you will also receive an "activation code" - this code is what will allow you to pick the $30 5GB plan.

    SIM Card details from T-Mobile
    02-04-2014 02:26 PM
  6. laelaps's Avatar
    Emphasizing what others have said, you can buy the sim from t-mobile's site and activate online, but if you call or chat with a tmobile rep, they will insist that it's a Wal-Mart only plan. I even pointed a rep to a thread on their support forum that had another rep saying that the plan can be activated without the Wal Mart kit -- she told me that the thread was three months old and that they have since "clarified" some of the rules. I activated online with the sim I bought from tmobile.com, but it wouldn't let me transfer my old number. I took a new number for my new phone and then called a rep a few days later. Evidently, they won't let you port a pre-paid number to another pre-paid account online, but she didn't have any problem switching the number for me.
    02-27-2014 12:13 PM
  7. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    03-04-2014 04:55 PM
  8. tube517's Avatar
    Sim cards are free right now. Get them while they last.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=T104Q3u4

    Make sure you get the right size for your phone
    03-06-2014 10:54 AM
  9. zorak950's Avatar
    First 200MB data @ 4g then its throttled. Im better off paying the $50 for 2.5 GB
    Are we talking about the same thing?
    03-09-2014 03:30 PM
  10. NotJustAPhone's Avatar
    First 200MB data @ 4g then its throttled. Im better off paying the $50 for 2.5 GB
    Are we talking about the same thing?
    There's a T-Mobile plan for $30/month with 5 gigs of high-speed data (throttled to Edge after the cap), unlimited text, and 100 voice minutes. If you're in a good T-Mobile service area and don't use many voice minutes, it's a great option.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II
    03-09-2014 03:58 PM
  11. zorak950's Avatar
    Does T-Mobile have any plans with 200mb? I'm just trying to figure out what itic is talking about.
    03-09-2014 04:14 PM
  12. NotJustAPhone's Avatar
    Does T-Mobile have any plans with 200mb? I'm just trying to figure out what itic is talking about.
    I seem to recall there's a plan for $30 or $35/month with higher limit (or unlimited) calling and texting, but with a very low data allowance.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II
    03-09-2014 04:31 PM
  13. zorak950's Avatar
    There used to be a $30 plan that came with 1500 credits that could be divided any way between voice minutes and SMS and some insignificant amount of data- I think like 30mb. I don't think that exists anymore, though. Last time I checked it appeared to have been replaced by a $35 plan that just had unlimited talk & text and zero data.
    03-09-2014 07:37 PM
  14. dizzyx's Avatar
    Hey folks,

    I also recommend looking at the kit sold on Amazon which includes a micro sim and first month activation for $28.99 (no tax), which is cheaper than what you pay at Walmart. I just did this a couple weeks ago for my unlocked Moto X and activated on T Mobile's website. I did have to cut the sim down to nano size, but that took only 5 minutes to do.

    Amazon.com: T-Mobile Micro Sim Starter Kit With $30 Initial Value
    03-09-2014 10:20 PM
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