Post by Steve Pope Post by Bhairitu Post by Steve Pope
I notice that T-Mobile no longer has the $30 plan with mobile
data they were offering around a year ago, but many users are
legacied into it.
Still available at Walmart and probably direct from T-Mobile. I got
mine direct from T-Mobile though it was hard to find on the site.
When I renew my monthly ($50) plan it does not list the $30 mobile
data plan as a possible option.
But recent data in the T-mobile customer service discussion area
seems to say that an existing customer can buy a $10 "activation kit"
(from either T-mobile or Walmart) and then contact T-mobile to
change ot the $30/month service.
I have no idea if this works.
I went to the local T-Mobile store and they just gave me a SIM card.
Probably was they didn't give me an activation code. So I emailed
T-Mobile and they told me I needed to order the SIM card online but I
think the charge was only 99 cents. It also took about a week for my
existing number to transfer to T-Mobile (and I did complain to their
It would be nice if the proposed T-Mobile tower would have gone in on
this block but the neighbors fought it though I think the city was ready
to approve. But then the AT&T merger proposal came along taking the
tower off the table.
The phone (Samsung Galaxy Nexus) I bought from Google Play at $50 more
than the Samsung 2 Galaxy deal that Walmart had (though the managers
didn't know about it).
Also on the prepays I had to yell at T-Mobile when I changed the credit
card for autopay and they failed to renew even though I did everything
right to update the payment method.
The $30 deal makes sense for those of us who don't use talk a lot and as
I saw it if for some reason I went over 100 minutes the additional
charges would brake the bank. And then if it became a regular thing I
could just upgrade the plan. None of this "locked in" crap you get when
you buy a phone "on contract."