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[Q] Is T-mobile Prepaid $30/month Plan (5 GB data, 100 min talk) Possible on Note 3?

3rd December 2013, 01:39 AM   |  #1  
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I've searched the internet and this forum, but could not find the answer, so please excuse my oversight if I have missed one. I'm planning to buy a T-mobile Galaxy Note 3 and was wondering whether it would be possible to get the $30/month (5GB data, 100 min. talk) plan with the Note 3? I'm asking because the T-mobile website seems to suggest that I would need a "prepaid" device in order to get this prepaid plan.

If yes, what would be the best way to purchase this option? Device from T-Mobile website, and simcard+plan from Walmart?

Also, is it possible to buy the Note 3 with the 24-month payment option instead of full pay with this prepaid plan (instead of regular plans)? Thank you all!
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3rd December 2013, 01:59 AM   |  #2  
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I don't think a prepaid plan comes with the payment plan for 24 months

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3rd December 2013, 02:23 AM   |  #3  
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You can certainly use the Note 3 on that plan. I am and it works great! That said, there's no financing available for any prepaid plans - financing comes with standard post-paid "pseudo-contract" plans. I paid $680 up front for my Note 3 on swappa, got it in 3 days, got my prepaid SIM switched out to a MicroSIM at the T-Mo store, popped it in the Note 3, and it came right up. I originally set up the prepaid plan on my AT&T Note 1 (SGH-I717) which I cancelled my AT&T contract on, unlocked, and took to the T-Mobile store to get a prepaid SIM for. They had no issues setting up the $30 plan on a new SIM for bring-your-own-device use.
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23rd December 2013, 03:14 AM   |  #4  
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Just paid off my Note 3 and activated a SIM card back to my old prepaid $30.00 plan. Damn I love it along w $3.99 Skype U.S.A. unlimited call plan.

Is the tethering plan included in prepaid plans too?

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Just paid off my Note 3 and activated a SIM card back to my old prepaid $30.00 plan. Damn I love it along w $3.99 Skype U.S.A. unlimited call plan.

Is the tethering plan included in prepaid plans too?

Tia,

Ian B

With the $30 plan i get 100mb for tethering. that's what it show in Tmobile MyAccount app.
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23rd December 2013, 03:21 PM   |  #6  
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Just paid off my Note 3 and activated a SIM card back to my old prepaid $30.00 plan. Damn I love it along w $3.99 Skype U.S.A. unlimited call plan.

Is the tethering plan included in prepaid plans too?

Tia,

Ian B

I assume the Skype calling uses data instead of cell minutes, yes? How is the quality of Skype on T-Mobile's 4G network? Are calls clear on your end, or do people complain about your sound on the other end of the call? I wouldn't mind paying $4 per month for decent unlimited calling.
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I assume the Skype calling uses data instead of cell minutes, yes? How is the quality of Skype on T-Mobile's 4G network? Are calls clear on your end, or do people complain about your sound on the other end of the call? I wouldn't mind paying $4 per month for decent unlimited calling.

Correct, it uses data. I use Skype for calls when on wifi and the 100 mins for when not in wifi. Calls are crystal clear on both ends. Give it a shot.

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That is sick. Might just pay mjne off an go with that I'm never talking on the phone so really I use less than 100 minutes a month

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That is sick. Might just pay mjne off an go with that I'm never talking on the phone so really I use less than 100 minutes a month

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Exactly and the unlimited text and 5gb of data makes it a better plan than the base post paid plan at $50.00 bucks.

Been using the plan for 1 year now except for the 3 months that it took me to pay off the Note 3.

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Know I'm a newbie here; but can confirm that I jumped straight into the $30 "Walmart" plan with a brand new Note3 without issue. I too bought mine on Swappa. Ordered a couple activation kits from Walmart online (were actually a pain to find), picked them up later and activated my Note3 at home with no problem. I will say that at first TMo makes it seem like you need to give them another $30 straight off; but that's not the case. When you get to the point of the registration process in which they want a credit card / more money, ignore it and use your phone. Did the exact same process on my wifes Lumia.

My thanks to Mr. Ian B for mentioning the Skype plan. Think I heard about it before; but have since forgotten. My wife went over 100 minutes in no time flat. Not sure I want to go through the hoops of making Google Voice work on her WP8 device for the next six months before Google kills the 3rd party access... so chances are Skype it is!

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