Will the unlocked iPhone 3GS work on a T-Mobile $30 prepaid plan?

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  1. G-Ziss macrumors regular

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    My mom needs a new phone. She doesn't need anything too fancy or expensive, and Walmart has this for $200. It says it's GSM Unlocked. Will that work on a $30/month prepaid plan with T-Mobile?

    Does anyone have any experience with this phone? Will upgrading it to ios 6 make the performance suffer?

    Also, how much longer do you think they'll be selling this phone?
     
  2. KuchiKopi macrumors regular

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  3. G-Ziss thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why would this be a joke?
     
  4. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure he's just being snooty.

    Yes, this should work with T-mobile. For the same price, you could probably grab an iPhone 4 off of Swappa. Did you look into that?
     
  5. G-Ziss thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, but I will, thanks for the idea.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Had a friend whom I gave my old 3GS to earlier this year. He got the phone unlocked from AT&T and uses it on MetroPCS. I mention that because T-Mobile bought MetroPCs. So, if he can get it to work you shouldn't have an issue with T-Mobile itself I should think.
     
  7. Menel macrumors 603

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    3GS and, 4, and 4S dont cover all of Tmo refarmed 3g/4g specturm.

    So you might have a lot of edge.
     
  8. G-Ziss thread starter macrumors regular

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    Pardon my ignorance - does this mean the service/coverage won't be as good?
     

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