Ordered a free sim online and they were able to get it activated for data when I called in awhile back for free tablet data. They have free sims all the time as they would love to upsell for more profitable services. When I called in they didn't seem to understand I had just a data only ipad. Kept asking if i had another reloadable sim. Also when I went to the store they wouldn't sell me just a sim by itself. They said the device had to be activated in the store and I needed to buy a plan with it.
So I ordered one online. Problem is coverage hasn't been so great and the like. But it did get me to try a network I never would have before since they did honor the free data commitment but the network quality has been poor.
I need to try the device at another location.
The store would not sell me just a SIM card. I had to get it online.
Last batch I got did not include any money in the kits. Any ideas if these include any money now? Just got around now to test an AT&T iPhone that was supposed to be unlocked (it is), but balance is zero.
Testing the network I reported flaws back to Tmobile on my specific location. Weak coverage and speeds in locations. I have Tmobile SIM in right now since I use wifi mostly and get 200 MB free and haven't subscribed yet to anything for data plans.
Pissed at Verizon or some scammer for calling me from 3 separate numbers asking for someone who was the account holder and not me on my phone after I told them to stop calling. Claimed it was on behalf of Verizon. They threw a PBX at me and recorded a message in a loop and hung up on me when I tried to pick up the last time.
Tmobile has a lot of future potential if they merge with Sprint and if they improve coverage density. So I'll keep Tmobile for free data as needed in addition to wifi.
Tmobile has no data overage fees and free international roaming at slower speeds and seems to be a better deal with more flexibility and super fast speeds coming to urban markets as these features are offered to postpaid paying customer data plans.
My experience has been: If you have an existing plan you can switch to one of these sims. Go to T-Mobile.com/sim and you can swap sims. The old one will be rendered useless, unless you contact their support desk within 24 hours and ask that they reuse it. If you have no plan, they will want you to buy a sim. The $10 sim charge is really an activation charge, they just don't want to call it that. As always, YMMV
GWBush said: Anyone with experience using the prepaid sims for postpaid phones care to share?
I got 3 free SIM cards from the last time they were offering them. Switched to T-Mobile so they would pay my ETF. They'll let you use them but it doesn't matter cause they'll charge you to "set up" the SIM cards to your account regardless. Like JonnyRock said, the $10 sim card fee is really just an activation fee.
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