Carrier How do I cancel my 200 MB free data plan from T-Mobile

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  1. dbrewer80221 macrumors regular

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    Like many others, I took advantage of the free data T-Mobile was giving away when the iPad Air came out. Then last week, AT&T started offering a $100 bill credit for adding a device to your mobile share value plan. So I got an AT&T nano sim and added my iPad to my plan.

    Now I need to figure out how to cancel the T-mobile plan. I guess I could go into a T-Mobile store and do it, but I was kind of hoping to do it online.
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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  3. Jtludwig macrumors 6502

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    Just throw out the SIM. Why do you need to cancel it? It's free.
     
  4. ron7624 Contributor

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    Me too. I can't even find that sim now but still get verification emails every month.
     
  5. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    If you remember your email and password you used to set it up, go to https://mim.t-mobile.com/primary/openPage Once you sign in, go to view data, add change monthly plan, Looking to cancel link.
     
  6. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    Just pyt the sim CARE asise.
    Nothing to cancel.
     
  7. Wolffie macrumors regular

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    IF you don't connect to the network for 3 months the service is suspended. No issues.
     
  8. ron7624 Contributor

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    Not too sure about- that it's been at least 6 mo or more, and I still get the emails.
     
  9. JuryDuty macrumors 6502

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    I'd just give them a call or stop by the store. In my experience, they don't have a hounding customer service. They'll likely disconnect you with no hassle at all.

    AT&T on the other hand made it very difficult for me to leave. :p
     
  10. ron7624 Contributor

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    I followed your link/advice and got my account closed. Thank you.
    I received a very nice email from t-Mo confirming and offering to re-up at any time.
    It really bugs me that I can't find that sim lol
     
  11. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Why bother. The plan is free for life so keep both plans.

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    I'm pretty sure I read that it's a year.
     
  12. east85 macrumors 65816

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    I read the same about it being a year.
     
  13. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    I had the 1GB free data offer, and it expired, so now they're charging me the $10 a month. They promised to extend it indefinitely, so the next bill I got I was charged again. I called and the agent had no clue about having been promised free. I'm done dealing with their BS.

    What's this AT&T deal you speak of? $100 bill credit is nice, but that's only 10 months free, and it's not really free, because it just deducts data used from the pool that you're already paying for anyhow... so they're just basically "allowing you to use what you pay for for 10 months" then you have to pay to be able to use the data you already pay for.

    I have an account with 8 lines on it with ATT so I could add it to the pool, but it defeats the purpose. The T-mo promo was 1 GB free, and they didn't tell me that promotion was only good for a year until it expired. I'm pissy.

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    It's just silly. In 2015, 200mb is basically a joke... it's T-Mo's way of boosting their net-adds to make themselves look like they're growing faster than they really are. It'd be one thing if they offered 200mb LTE as a carrot, then throttled down to HSPA after, but they don't, 200 and you're toast for the rest of the month. While people say "but it's free" ... who cares? It's like the people that line up around the block when starbucks does their free grande coffee afternoons. How much is your time worth dedicated to standing in line to get a $1.75 cup of coffee? And if 1GB of data is worth $10 including throttling unlimited once you pass it (and also includes free international roaming), I'd put a value of the 200 mb (the dies and no intl) at about $1 per month AT BEST.

    It's not worth the hassle to me to even look online to see if I have any data left when I only get 200mb a month. $1 isn't worth it to me. Sorry.
     
  14. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    If you want to pay for a monthly plan, the extra 200MB is probably not worth it.

    Otherwise, it's great for limited checking of email, getting directions, etc. when you are not on wifi.
     
  15. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    By limited you mean very very little haha
     
  16. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Not at all unless you want to stream music or video. In that case, you pay for a monthly plan.
     
  17. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Or view non mobile web pages. Hell if you load the desktop version of cnn.comjust loading it takes 18 mb. That's 10% of your data on one page
     
  18. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    Dude,

    The point of the 200MB plan is so you can try out their network to see how well it works in your area without the need to sign up for a plan and then cancel it.

    The fact that it's free month after month it's an icing on the cake.
     
  19. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, your credibility ends when you begin with "Dude..."
     
  20. Jtludwig, Mar 29, 2015
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    How do I cancel my 200 MB free data plan from T-Mobile

    So after a year of no use it'll stop working?
     
  21. east85 macrumors 65816

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    Dude, no.

    Dude, yes.
     
  22. Jtludwig macrumors 6502

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    Thanks dude!
     
  23. ron7624 Contributor

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    I had the t-mo plan and just cancelled:
    If you remember your email and password you used to set it up, go to https://mim.t-mobile.com/primary/openPage Once you sign in, go to view data, add change monthly plan, Looking to cancel link.
    It was for life. Not a year. Dude.
     
  24. westrock2000 macrumors 6502

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    Pretty much this :cool:
     
  25. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    Are you seriously whining about free data? Plus your free coffee example is not similar at all. I don't have to wait in line or do anything for the free data? It costs me $0 and 0 time. And the 2 or 3 times a year when I need to go over 200mb, buying an one-time 1GB or 3GB data package is literally 3 taps on the ipad - mere seconds.
     

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