iPhone Prepaid on T-Mobile?

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  1. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone Prepaid on T-Mobile? (The Prepaid Cards, not Month2Month)

    If you Unlocked the iPhone to work on T-Mobile and inserted a T-mobile To Go SIM, would it be able to place a call? This has the best rates by far since i only use ~35 min a month.

    (Perhaps someone who unlocked can try and post their results)
     
  2. dennisSYNd macrumors newbie

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    yes

    I just unlocked my iphone today and also bought a prepaid tmobile sim card just to test out (10 bucks + tax for 10 mins) and it works. I can call out and receive calls. Hope that helps.
     
  3. marioman38 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet thanks! How about net. This is not possible right? Or does it charge XX per KB etc. ??

    and WELCOME TO MR dennis!
     
  4. dennisSYNd macrumors newbie

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    i dunno about prepaid net. i think there is though since they make prepaid sidekick phones, but right now i just use wifi for all my data stuff (youtube and internet)
     
  5. Nemisis macrumors member

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    Wow...this free unlocking that works and talk about prepaid TMobile...it really makes me think about getting an iPhone.
     
  6. tomrinny macrumors member

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    Yeah, I need to know also if it will work with the net. This is the deciding factor on me getting an iPhone.
     
  7. daysleeper macrumors member

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    So, if I want a prepaid t-mobile sim card, I can just go to a t-mobile store and buy one for $10? I don't need to buy a phone too?

    I also would like to know about data on the prepaid card. I can't find anything on that.
     
  8. rjflyn macrumors regular

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    Typically you can only find the prepaid SIM cards sold with a phone. But then again you can sell the phone on ebay, for example a couple years ago I had a Nokia 6010 I got for $30, I unlocked it, kept the SIM card, sold the phone for like $40 at the time and came out a head.

    I am still trying to figure out the data question however, see my question in the large unlocking post. I like the 10cents a min based on the $100 refill card with the 1 year expiration date on those mins but, the only thing I can find for data is some Sidekick plan that is $1.00 a day unlimited data/email and 15cents min for calls and for that based on my minute use is going to run $60/mo- I estimate a 1000 min refill otherwise will last me about 3 months. i might as well go with a regular plan if I have to pay for data at $1/day.

    For what its worth the prepaid mins expire at 90 days until you have bought $100 then they last a year and rest to another year with each purchase.


    Rj
     
  9. mkstewartesq@co macrumors regular

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    Actually, my experience is the opposite. I went into a TMobile store day before yesterday to buy a prepaid SIM for my daughter to use in a phone we already had - guy told me it was no problem and that they routinely sell the SIM-only. I was able to buy the prepaid SIM by itself for $10 (included 10 minutes of calling) and I added 130 munites on top of that for a total of $35 plus tax, all activated before I left the store.

    M

    (edit - just to be clear, I'm not a TMobile customer and never told the salesman I was, so this SIM-only sale wasn't some concession TMobile made to an existing customer. It appears to be their standard practice for anyone coming in off the street.)
     
  10. rjflyn macrumors regular

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    Let me restate that if you go to a tmobile store you have to ask for about buying a SIM only, they dont advertise the fact you can buy them alone, or display them at all.

    Rj
     
  11. marioman38 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone tested EDGE on prepaid Tmobile yet? Does the sidekick $1 unlimited work? It this $1 only on the day that you use your phone, or $1 a day no matter what? Thanks ;)
     
  12. spydr macrumors 6502

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    Data cost for Tmobile will be good to know - we have one iPhone and another oldie with prepaid Tmobile, which I am teetering to replace now that I can get another iPhone for so cheap! If it is $1 for unlimited data only on usage dates it will be great. Because the iphone gets wifi at work and office, only on about 10-15 days a month, I envision edge data usage. This will come out quite cheaper than an additional ($50) a month to go for a family plan with AT&T.

    iPhone T-mobilers do share your data costs!
     
  13. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1C28 Safari/419.3)

    Maybe 10 million sold in 2007! Going long with AAPL.
     

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