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T-mobile/Walmart $30 plan. Can you buy extra minutes?

Discussion in 'T-Mobile' started by y0bailey, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. y0bailey

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    Hey folks. I am trying to be sneaky and get this stupid $100 a month phone bill as low as possible, all while enjoying the new Nexus4.

    I ordered a 99c miniSIM card from T-mobile. I ordered the Walmart 100 min/unlimited text/unlimited web card for $30. I am fully committing to my google voice number and not giving out my "real" cell phone number.

    I have been experimenting with VOIP Groove IP/talkatone/Simdroid and am not 100% pleased. I think at home I can live with it and frankly I will just use my computer to make any longer calls, but I do travel some and want to make sure I have at least one reliable way to get my calls out.

    On my current plan, I use around 150 min/month. Is there a way I can just "pay as a I go" for the extra minutes using the T-mobile pre-paid card. If I have an extra balance on my account or something? How do I set this up if it is possible? Anyone doing anything similar?
     

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    No, unfortunately, you cannot add minutes to the $30 plan. However, you can go on the Pay as You Go plan and add as needed. They are 2 separate plans so you will have to be in one or the other but not both.

    I use GrooveIP (Paid version) and it works fine because I have good Tmo coverage. YMMV.
     
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    Isn't it 10 cents a minute after 100 minutes? So you'd just have to have additional funds on the account to continue using talk time.
     
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    You are correct.

    Sorry, my bad, I use GrooveIP/Google Voice and don't go over at all. :D
     
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    jusy keep a couple extra bucks in your account in case you do go over, but this is what i do as well with groove ip and voice its basically everything unlomited hahahahahahahhahah:smokingsomb:
     

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