Carrier T-Mobile 5gb for 5 months

Discussion in 'iPad' started by melman101, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Hey guys,
    I just got a new iPad Pro 9.7" and I would like to sign up for the 200mb plan but not if that would disable the option for 5GB for 5 months plan?

    Do I need to sign up for the 5GB upon activation?


  2. BurgDog macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2012
    The 200mb for 30 days plan is available by default in for all tablets if you sign up for t-mobile no matter what you do and you basically can't get rid of it. It can be overridden by other plans but when they run out the 200mb plan goes back in effect. The 5GB for 5 months is a pre-paid plan and is not available to post-paid customers. I found that out when I had to switch to pre-paid to get it.
  3. melman101 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Yea what I'm asking is i have a brand new iPad Pro. I would like to do the free 200mb plan. Do I need to purchase the 5gb now before I sign up for the 200mn plan?

    Or can I sign up for 200meg free plan? And then 3 months later sign up for 5gb for 5 month (if still available)
  4. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    I'm only speaking for myself here but here's what I see happening. I got an iPad from T-mo a few months ago and signed up for the 2Gb plan on the spot. Each month the iPad automatically uses the 200Mb first and then switches seamlessly to the 2Gb. I can see this happening every month under Settings - Cellular Data -> Manage T-Mobile Plan.

    I don't know if this is normal. I don't know if this will happen to you but that's what happens on my account.
  5. lax28 macrumors regular


    Sep 28, 2014
    New Jersey
    You can get the free 200mb plan right from the start. I did that myself, but since I will be traveling and using my iPad and already ran out of the 200mb. For a one time charge of $10 and 5GB that you have 5 months to use, you really can't go wrong with that promotion while they are offering it.
  6. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    I bought the 5GB plan a few months ago but have yet to exceed the free 200MB plan. I hopefully will use it on a trip this week.
  7. Booji macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2011
    The 200mb plan is for life - you get 200mb every month. When you sign up, you automatically get the 200mb plan. With the 5GB, you first use up the 200mb for that month, then it starts to draw down the 5GB.

    It's a fantastic deal.
  8. ecschwarz macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2010
    I have the 200MB plan only right now and have had it active for about 2 months. I can still see the 5-month promo plan on my list of options (and will probably pick it up eventually). The way their services work, if you buy some sort of data plan, the 200MB/month will be tacked on to that and reset every month and when you stop paying for any extra data, it will go back to 200MB/month. Pretty nice deal, as it keeps the SIM card active and gives you a bit of data to fall back on (Verizon SIMs supposedly expire after 5 months of non-use, and AT&T/Sprint expire after a year of non-use).
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Yes, this is exactly what I did. Sign up for free 200 mb first, then bought the 5gb for 5 months later.

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