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We moved recently, ...
[Advice] How to get service on T-Mobile without a contract ?
OK, I'm a noob, but I searched and didn't find an answer.
We moved recently, and my wife canceled her ATT/iPhone account because of poor coverage in our new location. She went to a Blackberry on Verizon. I was thinking I'd give her iPhone a try on T-Mobile and see if it worked any better. So, I've done the jailbreak and unlock thing. How can I get a T-Mobile SIM? Can I just walk into a T-Mo store and say "I already have a phone, but I'd like to get a SIM?" I can't find anything on their web site about this. Oh, and of course I'd like to avoid getting a contract, too, if I can. Is there a way to do this?
Thanks for your help, patience, and tolerance!
Welcome to the forum.
Please spend some time reading the guideline and rule.
Your title is not conforming to the rule. I'll make an exception and change it for you.
How do you know that your phone is unlocked correctly? What did you use to unlock it? What firmware is running on the phone?
Regarding getting a t-mob SIM. I don't know if you can get prepaid SIM from t-mob. But if you can, that will work.
Last edited by dtube; 06-25-2008 at 08:16 AM.
Yes, you can purchase ONLY a SIM card from T-mobile.
When I first got the iPhone, I wanted to try it on T-mobile pre-pay (without contract). I didn't see any SIM cards for sale, but they had the 'cheap' $50 pre-pay phones (with SIM card inside), so I thought I'd just buy the phone and move the SIM card.
When I was filling out the paperwork at the store, I noticed a "SIM card only" checkbox on the form. I asked the sales person if I could just get the SIM - and it was OK. At least that's the case for pre-pay - I assume you can do the same with 'contract' phones/SIMs.
Keep in mind: with T-mobile pre-pay, you can't add a data plan (so, it's only good for voice + text messaging). If you want data, you need to sign-up for a 1-year contract. You can start with the pre-pay and convert that SIM card to be a contract+data plan later, if you like. Any credit you already have on the pre-pay will be 'lost', though.
t-mobile has a new set of plans thats called flexpay.
it uses the same plans you get as with the regular plans, but with no contracts, and it has to be prepaid instead of postpay.
the only reason for them to do it is because some other companies like metroPCS do it the prepay way and such and that does not require a credit check, good for people with no credit or bad credit. Its also good for people like you that wants to try it out for a month or two, my cousin lives in europe and comes visit twice a year and stays here a good time, she looses the number but service and price is great.
Sorry about that, dtube. I actually just did some looking around and I can't even _find_ any guidelines or rules, other than the brief "don't be a dirtbag" rules I agreed to when I registered. Thanks for fixing my title (I don't recall what it was originally, actually). Come to think of it, though, perhaps my q belonged in "general" rather than "software unlock".
Originally Posted by dtube
I unlocked the phone using PwnageTool using instructions I found via links from here, IIRC. The phone's running 1.1.4, Modem FW 04.04.05_G (according to the About screen).
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