how do I get Tmobile service on iPhone 5 paid in full?

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  1. ansabakhan macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

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    I bought Tmobile iphone 5 on apple.com, for full price... got the phone today...came with Tmobile sim card..but no activation card (My impression was I need tMobile activation code to activate).

    Called T-mobile, customer service telling me they need to pull my credit in order to sign me up for a service which will give me 4.5 GB data with hotspot (i need 2GB + hotspot a month) else non of the prepaid plan would give me hotspot over 500 MB, plus they need to mail me out a new sim card...

    Is that right? in order to get service from Tmobile I need a new sim, cant use the one which came from Apple ? isnt there a prepaid plan with over 500MB hotspot?

    iTunes in not getting to the ACTIVATE YOUR DEVICE page as it does for AT&T phone... Help!!!
     
  2. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    That is right. iTunes will not activate a T-Mobile iPhone. You need to activate it and do the credit check. If you have a nano sim already activated you can use that sim instead.
     
  3. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    and then swtich plans ????

    I need a plan with 2 GB or more hotspot.... tmobile customer service told me ..only way it to get a credit check and signup for a 4.5gb data plan which includes 4.5gb of hotspot as well...
     
  4. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    You can do the credit check and sign up for 2.5gb of data which also can be used for hotspot purposes. It's $60 since you've already paid for your phone. You don't need a new sim since your phone already came with one. When you activate just give them that SIM card number.
     
  5. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    You can change to any plan after getting the phone activated but as you already know, the only way to activate it now with that sim is to call T-Mobile and activate it.

    I ordered a Nexus 4 on T-mobile back in February that came with just the sim. I called and activated it and got on the $70 unlimited. Cancelled the plan after paying the first months bill and then ported the # over to a prepaid.

    Be aware though that the $70 prepaid plan include no tethering and you can not add it on because the plan is unlimited.
     
  6. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

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    thanks ! i had a prepaid dumb tmobile phone i just cut my sim and put it in iphone 5.. its working and I am trying to change a plan on it now..

    my question is $60 unlimited every thing includes hotspot (for 1st 2.5 GB)?
     
  7. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    I have the $60/mo. plan and from what I understand, it includes the tethering allotment equivalent to the amount of data allotment=2.5GB.
     
  8. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

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    yes thats right thanks ! .... for some reason t mobile rep on phone wanted to run my credit for a $60 unlimited plan .. i did it online without doing the credit thing..
     

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