Carrier Free 200 MB / month T mobile

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  1. Jack Tripper macrumors member

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    Anyone use the nano SIM from T mobile on an unlocked 5 or 5S to get 200 MB free each month? How many voice minutes do you get?
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    The 200MB free is for tablets not for phones.

    Phones come with a base of 500MB for the cheapest plan. After 500MB your speeds get throttled to 2G.
     
  3. Jack Tripper thread starter macrumors member

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    So if you put the SIM in, you won't get 200 MB free, but the same SIM in a tablet you do?
     
  4. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    I tried putting in my sim from my iPad 3 that I just got on the 200mb plan into an unlocked iPhone 4 and couldn't get any service even trying a couple different apns.
     
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    They have different rate plans for Mobile Broadband (tablets) and phones. The sims are provisioned differently depending on the device.

    So you cannot swap sim cards between tablets and phones.
     
  6. DMaki650 macrumors 6502

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    Not only that but the carrier can tell what device your using when you place the SIM card in the device.
     
  7. pikachu2k7 macrumors regular

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    Tmobile is smart enough to prevent you from grabbing that 200mb for phones.

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    Throttled to 2G? Dang. I thought the speeds were throttled to 3g
     
  8. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    I got it working on a Verizon iPhone 5, and Droid DNA.


    Change have to change the APN
     
  9. DMaki650 macrumors 6502

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    Give it a few days or weeks and T-Mobile well eventually catch it. My friend got it working and after about 4 days T-Mobile finally caught it.
     
  10. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    I was actually pretty surprised I didn't at least get the T-Mobile banner up top, said no service no matter which APN I used.

    I tried more just out of curiosity, however sure would have been nice to have worked. A Free 200mb a month (and pay a bit more on the months you need it) portable device would have been a game changer - especially for those who who don't need voice or only use it enough that a VoIP service is sufficient.
     

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