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Tmobile prepaid smartphone used on a Tmobile postpaid plan?

Discussion in 'T-Mobile' started by aashian, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. aashian

    aashian Lurker
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    I was wondering if its possible to buy a cheap Tmobile prepaid smartphone (not activate it) and use it on a Tmobile postpaid family plan? can i just stick my sim card from my (old regular cellphone) from my postpaid into a prepaid phone and it will work? all i want is talk (calls). my family has only talk on a family plan. i dont care about using texting or the web (data plan). i DO want to use texting (with google voice?) and web using wifi. has anyone tried this or know that it works for sure? you may be wondering why i dont buy one with an offer and the answer is i dont want to be bogged down with a 2 yr contract with a data plan.

    Thanks for any help!
     



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  2. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    What you want to do will work. Just buy a cheap T-Mobile phone outright or a used phone. Dial 611 for more info.
     
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  3. aashian

    aashian Lurker
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    thanks for your reply. :) can anyone else confirm?
     
  4. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    I used 2 unlocked European phones on TMO - stuck SIM in and was good to go.
     
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  5. !on

    !on Android Expert

    Yes as long as it's not other carriers phone 'cos it will be locked to that network.
     
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  6. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love

    Welcome to Android Forums, Aashian!:)
    We are glad you are now a member of the friendliest Android Community on the Web.

    I have moved this thread into the T-Mobile forum for further discussion.
     
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  7. aashian

    aashian Lurker
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    oops. sorry damewolf. didnt know there was a tmobile for forum.

    thanks everyone. i'm gonna look for a cheap tmobile phone.
     
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  8. tusculum22

    tusculum22 Lurker

    I had a similar question. I wanted to buy an unlocked GSM Galaxy S3 from Amazon and then sign up for T-mobile's prepaid 4G 30 dollars unlimited date and 100 minutes plan.

    This will work? I just want to be doubly sure before spending so much on the phone.
     
  9. mogelijk

    mogelijk Android Expert

    You need to make sure it as the frequencies to run on T-Mobiles network. T-Mobile uses a 1700mhz frequency that most GSM phones don't seem to have. Since the 1700mhz frequency is used for 3G/4G, you will have slow data speeds if it doesn't support the frequency.
     
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