good t-mobil phone to buy for iphone?

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  1. PACMAC macrumors regular

    PACMAC

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    my contract just expired today and i have family plan and my family dont want to use t-mobil any more and i dont want to use ATT..

    what a good one to get so when i order it i can just pop the t-mobil sim to my iphone. will the free one from t-mobil will work fine and do i have to get one that offers the web browsing for that phone so i can get my EDGE to work..

    thanks:apple:
     
  2. EHUnlucky7x9@ao macrumors 6502

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    Don't get any of the Sidekicks....if you get the data plan for the sidekick, it won't work with the phone. You need to get a blackberry... like the Pearl... and get the T-Zones... it will then work for the iPhone
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm confused... so you have T-Mobile now, and your family doesn't want to use it anymore (they want to use AT&T), but you are overriding them and are staying with T-Mobile?

    You don't need a new SIM in that case... I got a SIM with my Nokia 3650 in 2003, and later used it in my RAZR in 2006 and my Blackberry in 2007, and it's in my iPhone now.

    Or are you asking about a phone that you can buy and then resell?

    Or do you not have T-Mobile now?

    It would really help if you take the time to use reasonable grammar.... less mind reading on our part.
     
  4. PACMAC thread starter macrumors regular

    PACMAC

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    well they want to use a different contract and i want to get my own personal contract by my self and stick with t-mobil ..so dose it matter what phone i get from t-mobil or dont matter? just order any phone from them with contract and when i get it just swap that sim to my iphone then ill be back to normal..?
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Yes, that's right, as far as the SIM goes. Once you get the iPhone, you want some combination of:

    - a personal voice plan (since you're an existing customer, do this through a customer service person -- don't just do it online. You deserve a better deal. E.G. My current deal is $39.99 for 1000min/unlimited nights and weekends. They started offering that deal relatively recently for $49.99, but I've had it at $39.99 for more than two years now).
    - T-Mobile Unlimited Internet ($19.99), which includes hotspot access
    - A messaging plan if you want one.

    So I pay a few cents under $70, inclusive of fees, for 1000 min, nights/wknds, 500 SMS / mo, unlimited data, and hotspot access. You can change all those plan details without renewing your contract. You might not even need to start a contract.

    You should also ask if you can just convert your existing account to a single customer account without a new contract. You may be able to do that.

    If not, my advice would be to order a phone that doesn't cost you too much, but for which there's a good used market, and then just re-sell it at a profit. E.G. buy something you can get on contract from T-Mobile for $50 or 99 (that part may also be negotiable) and then turn around and sell it off for $200 or more. There are typically some smart phones and so on that you can do this. Maybe the new RAZR in a cute color. You can check on eBay for what's easiest to sell....
     

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