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t-mobile prepaid SIMs available free (get 200MB/month free for your iPad)
Posted by: clay
Date: April 14, 2014 08:03AM
for those of you interested in getting the 200MB/month free data for your iPad (referenced in recent thread:[forums.macresource.com] ), T-mobile is offering their sims free for a couple of days. Pick up a few here:

[slickdeals.net]
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Re: t-mobile prepaid SIMs available free (get 200MB/month free for your iPad)
Posted by: rz
Date: April 14, 2014 08:56AM
And if you miss out, just wait a few weeks. I got my free sims a few months ago and have noticed they announce the free deal every few weeks.

I haven't used the free data as much as I thought I would. Unfortunately for me, T-Mobile's signal is very weak where I work.
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Re: t-mobile prepaid SIMs available free (get 200MB/month free for your iPad)
Posted by: carl
Date: April 14, 2014 08:59AM
I ordered my sim a few minutes ago, I have no current T-Mobile acct. Hopefully I will be able to effortlessly set up the free 200mb/month deal when I receive the sim. I'll post my experience after the sim arrives.
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Re: t-mobile prepaid SIMs available free (get 200MB/month free for your iPad)
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: April 14, 2014 09:05AM
You can use TMobile sim in ATT iPad?



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Re: t-mobile prepaid SIMs available free (get 200MB/month free for your iPad)
Posted by: clay
Date: April 14, 2014 09:05AM
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GuyGene
You can use TMobile sim in ATT iPad?

yup, I did it with a 1st Gen ATT iPad last fall.
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Re: t-mobile prepaid SIMs available free (get 200MB/month free for your iPad)
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 14, 2014 09:41AM
Hmm.

I have a SIM in my desk that is years old (from a prepaid phone) that I never used. Is this the same thing? It's never occurred to me that I could use it for this purpose.
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Re: t-mobile prepaid SIMs available free (get 200MB/month free for your iPad)
Posted by: gabester
Date: April 14, 2014 09:48AM
Any recommendations on a compatible hotspot that I can buy? Or should I just spring for a Nexus 5?
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Re: t-mobile prepaid SIMs available free (get 200MB/month free for your iPad)
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: April 14, 2014 11:31AM
And if you need a little more data Red Pocket offers a $10, 1GB/month data-only plan (running on T-Mobile).

Some people use it for their phones (VOIP calls only).

You do have to buy the SIM/microSIM/nanoSIM ($10):

[goredpocket.com]

Red Pocket also is beta-testing a cheap ($20/month,) 300 minute/unlimited text/1GB data plan running on Verizon:

[goredpocket.com]

Must bring your own device (BYOD), which must be a Verizon 3G phone (not Sprint flashed to Verizon or Verizon 4G flashed to 3G)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/14/2014 11:41AM by Bill in NC.
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Re: t-mobile prepaid SIMs available free (get 200MB/month free for your iPad)
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 14, 2014 11:54AM
I have a SIM in my desk that is years old (from a prepaid phone) that I never used. Is this the same thing?

Maybe somebody knows more, but I wouldn't assume they're interchangeable. I suppose it couldn't hurt to try for the free MB.

The site shows two different SIMs for tablets and phones. One may be a data-only SIM, if there is such a thing.




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FInally!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 14, 2014 01:34PM
Ok, SIM is ordered, though I had to give a credit card number.

I'll keep the ATT sim as T-Mobile's coverage may be a problem.

If I can get to WiFi, that my not be much of an issue.




I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: t-mobile prepaid SIMs available free (get 200MB/month free for your iPad)
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: April 14, 2014 03:01PM
Morons won't accept a billing address that's a PO box... which happens to be my only address (since I have no residential mail delivery...).

So... I'll stick with AT&T.



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Re: t-mobile prepaid SIMs available free (get 200MB/month free for your iPad)
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 14, 2014 05:49PM
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Paul F.
Morons won't accept a billing address that's a PO box... which happens to be my only address (since I have no residential mail delivery...).

So... I'll stick with AT&T.

you can order at the school where you work.
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Re: t-mobile prepaid SIMs available free (get 200MB/month free for your iPad)
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 14, 2014 07:35PM
Morons won't accept a billing address that's a PO box...

I feel your pain.

Same thing with me. My POB is my billing address and that's occasionally a problem when the billing address needs to be a street address.

T-Mobile didn't budge when I told them ATT uses my POB for billing.

So I just used my buddy's street address. I'll try to correct that later, but I don't have much hope.




I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: t-mobile prepaid SIMs available free (get 200MB/month free for your iPad)
Posted by: carl
Date: April 20, 2014 05:21PM
I received my free T-Mobile sim card yesterday and got around to putting it into my iPad today.

I inserted the T-Mobile sim card, powered up the iPad and followed the prompts. It created an account providing 200Mb of free date per month. It did give me an option to pay a fee and get more data per month. I said no to the more data prompt and it created the account and is working fine. I never had to enter a credit card number.

It's not a lot of data, but it's enough for me. I usually have access to a wireless signal, but when I don't this will be great.

Bottom line, painless activation and receiving 200Mb of free cellular data for my iPad.
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