Does Tmobiles 30 dollar prepaid plan charge taxes and fees?

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  1. dannytech_lt

    dannytech_lt Well-Known Member

    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?

  2. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

    There is another website I get $50 ppd cards for $40
  4. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    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 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.
  5. dannytech_lt

    dannytech_lt Well-Known Member

    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
  6. dannytech_lt

    dannytech_lt Well-Known Member

    didnt see this post

    where do you go for it?
  7. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

  8. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    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 ???
  10. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    T-Mobile merged with MetroPCS :)
  11. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    That is alright. Just as long as no big company buy any similar smaller company.

    PCS != GSM . Different technology. I am confused.
  12. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    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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  13. Joshb101

    Joshb101 Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    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?
  15. adaaaam

    adaaaam Well-Known Member

    Retailers aren't allowed to charge tax on prepaid dollars/minutes, just the phones.
  16. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    That is likely only in your state. Most states charge sales tax on the prepaid phone cards.
  17. NeXuS4

    NeXuS4 Well-Known Member

    Wait. Does that mean metropcs operates on band 4 LTE? Because I know T-Mobile's version is...
  18. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    The $30 plan with 5GB and 100 min can only be bought at those 3 sites? I cant get it anywhere else right?
  20. eljefe0000

    eljefe0000 Well-Known Member

    i ordered a sim from and activated that way thru their website
  21. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    I don't think I understand your question. The $30 plan has to be activated at either Walmart or online through You can either buy a T-Mobile Monthly phone or order a SIM from

    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.
  22. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member


    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, and

    I thought this plan you can only buy thru Walmart and
  23. eljefe0000

    eljefe0000 Well-Known Member

    i personally just ordered a sim thru tmo's website when i received it i activated online dont know others experience
  24. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    I'm counting Walmart and as one, especially since if you order from, you still would need to go to 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.
  25. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

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