Carrier T-Mobile question: Cost of SIM card for Simple Choice Plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by B.A.T, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. B.A.T macrumors 6502

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    I currently have my phone service with T-Mobile and want to move my wife and two kids away from Sprint and onto a Simple Choice Plan with me. I went to a store yesterday and was told that for all three of their phones I need to purchase a sim kit for $15 each. When I look online it appears that I can purchase the SIM starter kit from T-mobile for free.

    My question is if they will allow me to purchase 3 iPhones in the store and let me use my SIM cards that I purchase online? Does anybody have any experience with this?
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    No there's no way of getting around the $15 fee. It's like an activation fee. Even with your own SIM cards you'll have to pay the $15. When they ring out a new activation in the system the $15 is added to each line by default regardless of where the SIM card actually came from.
     
  3. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    The sim cards that you can buy on the T-Mobile website are only for bringing your own device and activating it online.

    I ordered three sim cards online yesterday just to have on hand between all my phones and iPad/Nexus 7.
     
  4. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    If you get service over the phone instead of online or in the store they will send you the sim for free and waive the activation fee.
     

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