Moto X: Use included T-Mobile SIM on $30 plan? (GSM Unlocked Model)

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The Moto X - GSM Unlocked model comes with a T-Mobile SIM. Can that be activated online with the $30 plan?

I hear the prepaid and postpaid SIM cards on T-Mobile are different somehow, even before activation. I would hope the "Unlocked" model comes with a prepaid SIM but don't want to assume. The kit in Walmart stores appear to be micro (3FF) rather than nano (4FF) size.
 

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Even if it doesn't work, you can go to Walmart and purchase a cheap phone that can use this plan (I bought one for less than $30), and use the sim inside to register. That's what I did for my Nokia phone.
 

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OP is looking for confirmation that this plan would be available -
$30 - 100 minutes talk | Unlimited text | First 5 GB at up to 4G speeds
Ry is correct. That's the plan I have on my Nexus 4 and want to do likewise on my Moto X when it arrives.

When I ordered my N4 from the Play Store, I also ordered a Tmo prepaid sim online. Once they both arrived, I activated on T-Moble.com. Easy peasy.
Since the Moto X - GSM Unlocked model comes with a Tmo sim, I'm trying to find out if that will work for what I want, or if I need to order one that will.

Thanks! :D
 

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Ry is correct. That's the plan I have on my Nexus 4 and want to do likewise on my Moto X when it arrives.

When I ordered my N4 from the Play Store, I also ordered a Tmo prepaid sim online. Once they both arrived, I activated on T-Moble.com. Easy peasy.
Since the Moto X - GSM Unlocked model comes with a Tmo sim, I'm trying to find out if that will work for what I want, or if I need to order one that will.

Thanks! :D

It will work. I switched from an iPhone 4 to the Moto X and just called t-mobile and told them I got a new phone and they moved my plan and service to the moto x SIM.
 

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No. I already had the plan. I activated a SIM I bought at target for the iPhone 4. When I got the moto x it had a SIM installed so I called T-Mobile and told them I got a new phone and gave them the info.
 

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Now I'm confused. How do you know if it will work if you haven't done it?
Are you trying to set up a new number or transfer your existing service from the Nexus 4 to the Moto X? If you are simply going to transfer your current phone number to the Moto X SIM it's very simple. Just call t-mobile and give them the IMEI number etc.
If you want to activate a new phone number then you would need the SIM activation kit - I bought two micro sim from Target and activated both online with the $30 plan. Or you could get a nano sim kit from tmobile online and activate that. I have read that you could buy an activation kit from a retail box store and then use that to activate the nano sim in the moto x or iPhone but I have not tried that myself.
Hope that helps.
 

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