My attitude is, I will get you through college but then you are on your own and you better realize how lucky you are that your parents can get you through college. Lots of kids aren't so lucky.
Actually T-Mobile doesn't have contracts anymore, so you should be able to throw down 99 bucks, get the iphone 5 and get him the 50 dollar plan for the first month only. After that, since there aren't anymore contracts, switch the plan back over to pre-paid and you can then get that data plan your talking about. T-Mobile also has another 30 dollar plan, which is 1500 minutes or messages (this means 1500 total, so 1000 minutes + 500 messages, or any combination you can come up with basically). Those 30 dollar plans aren't specific to Walmart, they're actually T-Mobile plans. T-Mobile's pre-paid website is different from their post paid site, so do a search on Google for T-Mobile pre-paid first to get the right contact number. You should be able to call them and switch over to pre-paid after that first month. Remember though, you still have to pay off the rest of the phone, but that's easy with the T-Mobile payment plan, which is zero interest and only 20 bucks a month for 24 months. At least you don't have to buy the whole phone outright and leave your pockets bleeding. T-Mobile's Iphone 5 is actually 70 bucks cheaper too over all, at about $580 vs $650 at ATT. T-Mobile gives people tons of options now, they just need to work on their network. They have some very good areas, but also some really garbage service in many others. I'm in the NW, so that's home base for them.
I plan to buy it unlocked from Apple. There is a good chance that he may spend a year in England for school. This will afford him the capability to just switch to a pay as you go there and then switch back when that's over.
I don't want him to have to pay me as that makes it easy to just pay whenever or miss a payment. If its his plan to manage, granted with money that I give him, he has to make sure he pays on time or his phone won't work.
If he misses a payment with you, just call your provider and have the phone suspended until he pays you. He's still learning responsibility. Just a thought to make things easier for you. I know that's what I did when I was in high school and college with my parents. And now my mom and dad are on my family plan and they pay me monthly. Granted, I'd never suspend their service, but it's just a thought.
For the OP, I've activated two different unlocked AT&T phones on this plan. Since I didn't have a tmobile imei number to use while going through the online activation, I just used the imei number they give you as an example. It's on a screenshot of a box when you go through the activation. I've also read that if you just put in all 9's as the imei it will work.
So I have a tmobile IMEI laying around since I used to have a galaxy s2 & I kept the box. My iphone 5 factory unlocked came with a tmobile nano sim card which I don't currently use & that has the 19 digit code I need to activate. So all I need is an activation kit number. I went to the T-mobile Store & they said I have to deal with Walmart to get that activation kit. So where the heck can I get the activation kit?
I've found activation kits on eBay
Anytime Minutes UNLIMITED
Mobile to Mobile Calling* UNLIMITED
Text Messaging UNLIMITED
or $60/mo with only 500MB of data.
*(with Verizon Wireless customers)
I got my iPhone 5 from Verizon , and of course it's unlocked for GSM SIM cards, even AT&T and tmobile, everything that uses SIM cards. I use my iPhone 5 from Verizon on AT&T.
So I have a iPhone 5 from Verizon the white 16gb model and I use it for AT&T. How would I set this up? I will get a nano SIM card, then activate online for the $30 a month plan. I wanna know if there's good coverage in the Cowlitz County in Washington or something. Do you guys think T-Mobile has good coverage? Would the 4G work on my iPhone 5 for Verizon? Or 3G or something, I just want Internet lol because I have unlimited texting an 250 minute for calling . But I want Internet to so is this plan worth it?
I just made a thread on my experience. When I had verizon I use to only use about 50 min a month due to Free Nights and Weekends. When I went to Tmobile and got the 30 dollar plan I ran through the 100 min 3 or 4 times and switched over to the 70 dollar plan. The 70 dollar plan is good, Tmobile Just sucks indoors where I`m at right now and at my job. It works good at my moms house though. If Tmobile had wifi calling for the iphone i would suck it up, but I`m going to VZW in the AM and porting my number back to them.
Yes, it is true, just check if you go with T-Mobile Talk directly or as a T-Mobile SIM-compatible, but now, when I visited the site Walmart, ST TMobile SIM is not available for ZIP Chicago'm codes seem to regret if I understand you.
The only thing I have noticed is that the Walmart plan seems to require that you buy a phone from Walmart was not T-Mobile iPhone 5 just to talk directly to the iPhone 5 website.
That actually sounds like a really good plan I will never find a plan that have that much for that price in Canada.. But I can't complain I have a good plan myself so I feel
Quick question, so if I buy an iPhone at the apple store, " it will arrive with a nano-SIM card already installed". Do I need to get this activation kit from T-Mobile nonetheless to get the 30$ plan?
Yes that $30 plan is only Walmart Exclusive. You have to buy this activation kit at either Walmart Online or at your local walmart store. T-Mobile SIM Kit: No-Contract Phones & Plans : Walmart.com Once you buy that ignore the micro sim that came with it, use the new sim card you haven't activated yet that came with your iphone 5, then use the activation code on package and input your phone imei # on the Tmobile site to activate. Once you pick a new phone number the $30 plan should show up. I've been using this plan since Early June and it works well.
Verizon's iPhone 5 is GSM unlocked for any carrier. check this link out: SIM Card details from T-Mobile
and you will be able to type in and check out what type of phone will work with t-mobile prepaid
Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint iPhone 5's are all compatible with T-mobile.