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 6502a

    Oct 16, 2009
    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

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    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 Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    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

    Dec 28, 2009
    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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