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Old January 6th, 2013, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does Tmobiles 30 dollar prepaid plan charge taxes and fees?

for the past couple months i have been debating on going prepaid tmobile 30 dollar plan

suits me well i dont even need 100 minutes just text and data i need ..

with the Prepaid plan on tmobile its 30 dollars... how does this go about is it 30 dollars a month or is it 30 dollars before taxes and fees?

if you have the 30 dollar tmobile plan do you pay a solid 30 dollars a month?

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for the past couple months i have been debating on going prepaid tmobile 30 dollar plan

suits me well i dont even need 100 minutes just text and data i need ..

with the Prepaid plan on tmobile its 30 dollars... how does this go about is it 30 dollars a month or is it 30 dollars before taxes and fees?

if you have the 30 dollar tmobile plan do you pay a solid 30 dollars a month?
hint .. hint

Buy it off fleabay. They avg about $27.

There is a website that email me and get discount also. Its callingmart something. Already give you hint. There might be others out there.

Buy at Target, T-mobile etc. of course you have to pay tax.

I will start using T-mobile when my Sprint contract is over. So these are all I know.
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There is another website I get $50 ppd cards for $40
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The only tax you may need to pay is sales tax and the e911 emergency fund (typically 50 cents to a dollar). The 911 fee depends on your local area, most people aren't charged the fee. Personally, I've been using callingmart.com to buy a $30 T-Mobile card. I pay about $28.50 and no tax using a 5% discount code, you can typically find a discount code if you search the web or even ask here at AF.
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The only tax you may need to pay is sales tax and the e911 emergency fund (typically 50 cents to a dollar). The 911 fee depends on your local area, most people aren't charged the fee. Personally, I've been using callingmart.com to buy a $30 T-Mobile card. I pay about $28.50 and no tax using a 5% discount code, you can typically find a discount code if you search the web or even ask here at AF.
can i ask you for the discount code?

i actually just bought the Tmobile S3 unlocked for 450 shipped

got it thru ebay but i bought it outside of ebay for a better deal since original price was 490

now i need to sell my 32gb Sprint S3
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There is another website I get $50 ppd cards for $40
didnt see this post

where do you go for it?
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didnt see this post

where do you go for it?
I use Boost too so I get cards for both Boost and Tmo here. They sell out so you have to keep checking. Check out this thread:

$50 Boost refill for $40!!
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can i ask you for the discount code?

i actually just bought the Tmobile S3 unlocked for 450 shipped

got it thru ebay but i bought it outside of ebay for a better deal since original price was 490

now i need to sell my 32gb Sprint S3
The last discount code I used was hldys125, though it was supposed to expire on Jan. 3. I haven't seen a new code yet.
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The reason I choose T-mobile is bc of SIM card. ( been using non SIM every since I got a mobile phone). I dont want to have 2 phone when I go overseas.

I just hope T-mobile never got sold to ATT! What was the regulators thinking ???
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I just hope T-mobile never got sold to ATT!
T-Mobile merged with MetroPCS
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T-Mobile merged with MetroPCS
That is alright. Just as long as no big company buy any similar smaller company.

PCS != GSM . Different technology. I am confused.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 11:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That is alright. Just as long as no big company buy any similar smaller company.

PCS != GSM . Different technology. I am confused.
From what I understand, even before the merger, Metro had announced that they were switching over to GSM. As I understand it, while Metro may remain a separate identity, both T-Mobile and Metro phones will be on the T-Mobile network (with the Metro network refarmed to be part of T-Mobile's network).

The big advantage to this is T-Mobile will already have LTE in the cities where Metro operates, once they get the towers added to the T-Mobile network.
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Sorry this isn't really correct. Metro wasn't going to switch to GSM, Metro was going to shutdown their CDMA network and just have VoLTE, so their timeline on CDMA shutdown hasn't really changed.
What will now happen is T-Mobile will be using the same frequency as Metro for LTE so where Metro already has LTE established so will T-Mobile after the merger.
Over the next couple years Metro will transition their customers to GSM phones and in 2015 Metro will shutdown their CDMA network which will then be refarmed to T-Mobile's 3/4G frequency.
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Good choice. GSM and SIM card is far superior. The world uses SIM card.

I would just think T-mobile buy MetroPCS user accounts and grab some of the Mhz. :-) I cant believe Sprint let this get away since Metro use Sprint.

Will Sprint and Verizon do SIM card?
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Buy at Target, T-mobile etc. of course you have to pay tax.
Retailers aren't allowed to charge tax on prepaid dollars/minutes, just the phones.
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Retailers aren't allowed to charge tax on prepaid dollars/minutes, just the phones.
That is likely only in your state. Most states charge sales tax on the prepaid phone cards.
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From what I understand, even before the merger, Metro had announced that they were switching over to GSM. As I understand it, while Metro may remain a separate identity, both T-Mobile and Metro phones will be on the T-Mobile network (with the Metro network refarmed to be part of T-Mobile's network).

The big advantage to this is T-Mobile will already have LTE in the cities where Metro operates, once they get the towers added to the T-Mobile network.

Wait. Does that mean metropcs operates on band 4 LTE? Because I know T-Mobile's version is...
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Wait. Does that mean metropcs operates on band 4 LTE? Because I know T-Mobile's version is...
According to Wikipedia, Metro uses bands 4 and 2. From what I can find, Metro uses band 4 and included band 2 in many of their phones for roaming on Sprint.
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The $30 plan with 5GB and 100 min can only be bought at those 3 sites? I cant get it anywhere else right?
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The $30 plan with 5GB and 100 min can only be bought at those 3 sites? I cant get it anywhere else right?
i ordered a sim from tmo.com and activated that way thru their website
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The $30 plan with 5GB and 100 min can only be bought at those 3 sites? I cant get it anywhere else right?
I don't think I understand your question. The $30 plan has to be activated at either Walmart or online through t-mobile.com. You can either buy a T-Mobile Monthly phone or order a SIM from t-mobile.com

You can buy T-Mobile prepaid cards for the T-Mobile Monthly $30 plan at a number of locations or you can add money to your account by credit card (either online or over the phone). It doesn't need to be a $30 card, the money gets added to your Monthly account, you just need to have $30 in the account when your monthly payment is due. There are several people here who buy $50 cards from eBay and use them on the $30 plan.
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mogelijk,

I have confused about this on T-mobile prepaid on their website for the $30 100 min 5GB data:

New activations only. Available exclusively in-store at Walmart, on Walmart.com, and T-Mobile.com.

I thought this plan you can only buy thru Walmart and T-mobile.com
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mogelijk,

I have confused about this on T-mobile prepaid on their website for the $30 100 min 5GB data:

New activations only. Available exclusively in-store at Walmart, on Walmart.com, and T-Mobile.com.

I thought this plan you can only buy thru Walmart and T-mobile.com
i personally just ordered a sim thru tmo's website when i received it i activated online dont know others experience
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I have confused about this on T-mobile prepaid on their website for the $30 100 min 5GB data:

New activations only. Available exclusively in-store at Walmart, on Walmart.com, and T-Mobile.com.

I thought this plan you can only buy thru Walmart and T-mobile.com
I'm counting Walmart and walmart.com as one, especially since if you order from walmart.com, you still would need to go to t-mobile.com or a Walmart store to activate the SIM card. Once the SIM is activated, it will work in any T-Mobile compatible phone; it doesn't matter where the phone was purchased.
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How do you call your own cellphone to hear your own voice mail using Vonage?

It didnt work for me.

Trying to make sense of the $30 with the 5GB data plan using this thing.
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To all the people that use callingmart.com, is this the one you choose for the $30/month, 100 minute/5gb plan?
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I got this in the email just now on Callingmart.com:

Use coupon code MLK125 in shopping cart to get the discount! Offer expires 02/05/2013.

From what I read, I thought the first time you have to do this plan on T-mobile website. Then after that, you can get any refill $30, $50 or $100 and just deduct from it.
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or you can go on ebay some guys got the $50 card for 40
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