T-Mobile Adds New Monthly4G Plans, Special $30 Plan Now Live

T-Mobile’s newest additions to their Monthly4G lineup are now alive and online. Starting today, October 16th T-Mobile is introducing three brand new additions to their already popular Monthly4G lineup.

As a quick reminder, the $30/month T-Mobile plan is only available from T-Mobile.com and Wal-Mart. 

With the addition of these new Monthly4G offerings, T-Mobile is certainly looking to expand the depth of their Monthly4G lineup with plans that attract both heavy data and heavy voice users all without the worry of a contract.  The addition of these plans provides T-Mobile with a host of offerings that by all accounts, looks to have something for everyone.

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  • Steven Rash

    nice!

  • Steven Rash

    nice!

  • Anonymous

    So I can’t choose the new $30 plan from My T-Mobile account. I see it listed like above, but when I log into my account, it isn’t listed as an option for me to choose under the change plan list. :(

    • J.P.

      Yeah, me too! I don’t know how to get on this plan if I can’t change my existing $50 plan to this $30 plan b/c I hardly use any minutes!

      • Guest

        You can call T-Mobile Customer Service and they will change it for you, but you will loose all unused minutes/text you currently have and will have to refill your account for another $30. Or you can wait till your account is up for renewal and it will give the new $30 plan option online automatically.

        • Anonymous

          I was unable to change it via phone, and the chat guy told me to buy a $30 card. I did, then he said “LOL nvm I can’t really change it.. you’re out $30 dude”.

        • Anonymous

          After speaking to a few different CSR at T-Mobile they were able to tell me that this plan is only available to new subscribers.  You have to activate a new number and cannot change an existing account to this plan.  Also if you change from this plan you are not able to change back to it. Again, according to T-Mobile CSRs, you must activate a new number to get this plan, there is no other way around it.

        • Anonymous

          thanks, pretty lame indeed. Oh well, better luck next time I guess.

        • Jordan Bond

          Huge bummer. Thanks for the info!

  • hanjin1

    you could probably just call tmobile and change your plan that way

  • Anonymous

    Does this mean I can buy an unlocked GSII and put it on this 30$ plan?

  • Anonymous

    Does this mean I can buy an unlocked GSII and put it on this 30$ plan?

  • Anonymous

    Does this mean I can buy an unlocked GSII and put it on this 30$ plan?

  • KWB

    Yes, it means you can use any locked or unlocked Tmobile handset (I am using the new Amaze), on this or the other $30 Monthly 4G plan. I’ll be making the switch from the $30 1500 Talk/Text 30MB data plan to this one once I reach my current monthly expiration date!  Go TMO!

    • who are you?

      how did you do this, it would be helpful if you explain! thank you

    • Anonymous

      How did you activate the phone?

    • Anonymous

      How did you activate the phone?

  • KWB

    Yes, it means you can use any locked or unlocked Tmobile handset (I am using the new Amaze), on this or the other $30 Monthly 4G plan. I’ll be making the switch from the $30 1500 Talk/Text 30MB data plan to this one once I reach my current monthly expiration date!  Go TMO!

  • who are you?

    i just chat with a t-mobile representative and it told me i can use any unlocked phone with the $30 month plan, but first it ask me if i was a t-mobile customer and i said no, but this tells nothing to me, i need to know if we can use my g2 by just inserting the prepaid sim card? 

    • KWB

      Yes you can use your G2, but you’ll have to do more than just inserting the card.  You’ll have to call them to activate it or do it online.  From what I’ve seen online (on my-Tmobile account), the program may not be available there just yet to select from, so I suggest the “calling them” route.

    • KWB

      Yes you can use your G2, but you’ll have to do more than just inserting the card.  You’ll have to call them to activate it or do it online.  From what I’ve seen online (on my-Tmobile account), the program may not be available there just yet to select from, so I suggest the “calling them” route.

  • Izzybrexx

    The 2$ option is perfect if you have wifi n stay home all day!

  • Izzybrexx

    The 2$ option is perfect if you have wifi n stay home all day!

  • Jj

    Fail !! If u restrict local dealers from selling a plan like this.

  • Guest

    Does Walmart sell a 4G phone?

    • Sam Walton

      Yes. Exhibit II

    • Sam Walton

      Yes. Exhibit II

  • Guest

    Does Walmart sell a 4G phone?

  • Anonymous

    Apparently this isn’t working easily for existing customers. Chat rep had me add a $30 card and then said (summarized) “oops, new customers only. Thanks for the $30 though”.

    • KWB

      Doubt that some “chat rep” knows the particulars of this program. There are no disclaimers on TMO’s site regarding “new customers only” and therefore would be skeptical. Look, it’s new, just released today, so don’t expect some of these reps (on a Sunday), to know the full details.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, this guy knew what I was talking about. He said “oh yes the new plan, one moment” and then had me add a $30 card so he could process the rate change. About 15mins later he came back and said “sorry it’s for new customers only”. So now I’ll just play the waiting game. I’m not mad, just frustrated that I had to add $30 just to be told after the fact that it was for new customers only.

        Maybe T-Mobile shouldn’t start popular new rate plans on a Sunday if it’s going to be a training issue.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, this guy knew what I was talking about. He said “oh yes the new plan, one moment” and then had me add a $30 card so he could process the rate change. About 15mins later he came back and said “sorry it’s for new customers only”. So now I’ll just play the waiting game. I’m not mad, just frustrated that I had to add $30 just to be told after the fact that it was for new customers only.

        Maybe T-Mobile shouldn’t start popular new rate plans on a Sunday if it’s going to be a training issue.

      • TMoChris

        Its available to anyone but you must port your number in from another carrier or get a new number. You cant migrate your number from an existing tmo prepaid account.

    • netlander

      To get around “new customer only” offer, port your existing number to Google Voice $20 one time fees. Then get this new offer from t-mobile with new number. Then forward all calls from your Google Voice to your new t-mobile number. All these will be transparent to all your friends since they still call the old number, and you still get their calls on your mobile handset.

    • StevenJ

      Try emailing one of their PR people.  Here’s one contact Michelle.Taylerson at T-mobiledotcom.   Im sure they will refund your money if you form a stink.   This is totally not right.   (If not, Id call a consumer reporter.  This is outrageous!)  Im getting really tired of the incompetent reps.  Ive had similar things happen on live chat.  The things they tell you are ridiculous.  The other day they told me that you have to buy an international calling plan to receive incoming calls from foreign countries.  I told them that was not true because I received calls all the time from family in canada and friends in Australia.  They said thats not possible.  I said ok – not gonna argue.  And if you read my other posts, you read the other crazy things that reps have told me.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently this isn’t working easily for existing customers. Chat rep had me add a $30 card and then said (summarized) “oops, new customers only. Thanks for the $30 though”.

  • who are you?

    ok what i dont understand is if get just the prepaid sim card is the prepaid activation code gonna be included? activation code: the activation code is listed on the activation card, included in your prepaid phone box.  ???

  • who are you?

    ok what i dont understand is if get just the prepaid sim card is the prepaid activation code gonna be included? activation code: the activation code is listed on the activation card, included in your prepaid phone box.  ???

  • Does anyone see this plan offered on WalMart’s site?  I was really hoping WalMart would be offering an actual 4G phone, to go with it’s 4G service.

    • They said they would be. I’m gonna call my store, their website is not reliable at all.

    • Update. Just called my Walmart store. They only had the Spark, Dart, and LG GS170

    • TmoChris

      no 4g phones and your local walmart will only carry a couple phones 

  • Anonymous

    It’s only avail. to new subs.. being prepaid, you can become a new sub in some seconds with an activation code and a sim card.. not a big deal. T-Mobile should know better if they actually want to reduce their prepaid churn.

    • Meagan

      Does it require a special sim?

      • Respawn

        Any T-Mobile SIM card …

    • Ilubspam

      No big deal except I’m in NYC and we don’t have any walmarts here.

      • Guest

        And that why you go to new jersey to get that

        • Anonymous

          I’ve heard New Yorkers don’t go into New Jersey

        • Anonymous

          I’ve heard New Yorkers don’t go into New Jersey

    • StevenJ

      Not sure if you people are talking about the  Walmart plan or all prepaid?  Many reps don’t know what t heyre talking about.  If you already have a Tmobile phone and you’re out of your contract, you can just call Tmobile and ask them to switch you from postpaid month to month to prepaid.  There is  no fee or activation code or need for a new sim card.  Maybe its different for the Walmart plan but I just did it for t he other prepaid.  I had to keep calling because many reps told me all sorts of different stories from my having to buy a $10 new sim card to I had to go to the Tmobile store.

  • Dealer Cohagen

    I figured it would be for new customers only, so now I have to purchase SIM card online..wait for it to arrive and then activate, when I could of easily just log in to my account now and change my plan, it’s no wonder T-mobile are losing customers.

    • Anonymous

      Now I have to buy ANOTHER new SIM, wait a week for it to arrive like the last one, choose one of their current crappy plans since a chat rep had me add $30 to put me on the new plan but said ‘oops, new customers only’, get my $30 worth, and then try again.

      • getitright

         or just request to change to this plan next time you refill your account moron

        • Anonymous

          lol. moron? *new* customers. Can’t change to this plan the next time. Have to get a whole new account and phone number.

        • Ilubspam

          I just tried doing this. They say that this plan is only available for new activations. So what porkrinds said is true. Moron.

      • Anonymous

        Just go to Wal-mart they offer the same plans, plus there is Walmart Family Mobile for $45/month unlimited talk+text with a promo for free web for 3 months.  Bring in your own phone its just $25 to get activated.

        • Meagan

          But is it 4G with WalMart tmo plans?

        • Sam Walton

          Yes

    • TMoChris

      or you could stop being a cheap bastard and you can get a contract? lmao

  • Meagan

    does it require an activation fee?
    Does it require you to purchase a prepaid mobile at full price or can you byom?

    • Yancy

      No activation fee becuase there is no contract, and it does not require you to purchase a handset. You can use your existing handset.

    • StevenJ

      Tmobile reps told me  you had to buy a special prepaid phone but you don’t.  There also is no activation fee.  You can use Tmobile prepaid or Simple Mobile reseller (they do $40 unlimited on 3g and $60 unlimited on 4g).  If you’re bringing your own phone, Id check both to see w hat works best for you.  I don’t know if Simple Mobile is legit.  I ve just seen them advertising as a Tmobile reseller

  • Anonymous

    I may do that $2 per day for when I’m nearing my minutes at the end of the month

    • anonymous

      If you are on the $30/1500 minutes or texts, you don’t have to wait the end of the 30 days to renew, you can do it earlier, all you have to do is refill your account and then call customer service. One more thing: if you’re consuming your minutes by day 25th you are paying $36 in a month; if you’re consuming them by day 20th you are paying $45; if by the 15th you are paying $60 (double). Here is the formula: devide 900 by the number of days you have consumed your minutes, example, 900 / 25 = 36.

      • Meagan

        Why do you call CS after refilling?
        What does CS do for you?

        • anonymous

          What CS does for you is start a new month from that moment. If you don’t call them you’ll be without service until after your 30 days, when it’ll renew automatically as it was programmed. But remember on thing, if you call CS to start a new month you’ll lose any remaing minutes you may still have, that’s why I say it’s better to have the account refill or at least have a refill card ready for when you are at the end of your minutes or have no more minutes and then just call CS.

    • anonymous

      If you are on the $30/1500 minutes or texts, you don’t have to wait the end of the 30 days to renew, you can do it earlier, all you have to do is refill your account and then call customer service. One more thing: if you’re consuming your minutes by day 25th you are paying $36 in a month; if you’re consuming them by day 20th you are paying $45; if by the 15th you are paying $60 (double). Here is the formula: devide 900 by the number of days you have consumed your minutes, example, 900 / 25 = 36.

  • Bkidko13

    Do you still get night and weekend minutes?

    • TMoChris

      no not on the $30 plan

  • Girth Brooks

    Not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but they are also now including the unlimited tethering (normally $15/mo. postpaid) included in the $70 prepaid plan for a limited time.  It always worked but they would block it if you used to much.  Now it is included no matter the usage, however throttling would still apply at 5GB

  • Fp

    It says up to 4G data speeds so if i use a 3g device will 3g work?

    • Guest

      Yes you would only get 3g service

    • StevenJ

      You wouldn’t get 4g speeds on a 3g device

  • Ryan Cordero

    I have a phone and a sim card, how the heck do I get it activated? It’s asking for an activation code. Anybody got a direct link? Or is this something C.S. has to take care of?

    • Ggdfgdfg

      If you dont have an activation code, you must buy a new sim activation kit…which will include a sim and a activation code.  Preferably you buy it on t-mobile website for $7.  Keep in mind the sim have to be new and not activated, as of right now this is only for new customers.

      • StevenJ

        If you are already a Tmobile customer (Lets say you were postpaid, your contract is up and you still have a working phone and want to switch it to prepaid to save money) – CALL TMOBILE AND ASK THEM TO SWITCH YOU TO PREPAID.  YOU DONT HAVE TO BUY A NEW SIM CARD OR ACTIVATION KIT OR PAY ANYTHING.  Tmobile reps kept telling me I had to buy a new sim card (some said I had to buy a new phone), but you don’t.  They will even give you a $5 credit on your first month.  Just beware, the prepaid cust serv is outsourced and they have no idea what they are talking about so I wouldn’t trust anything they say.   But if your contract is up and you were on the 79.99 unlimited with 2g data plan, why would you not switch to the prepaid $60 plan.  You just saved $20 a month. Probably more, because I found out that with prepaid, I no longer had to pay all those Taxes, 911 fees, and Tmobile surcharges…so you will end up saving even more.  I had a different plan but my bill went down almost 40% in the first month of service.  The other good thing is if at some point you wan ted to go back to Tmobile contract service, you are considered a new customer and will get the best deals.  Maybe Im missing something but it seems like anyone who was on that 79.99 plan and has a phone that they are ok keeping should switch immediately to the $60 plan.

        • Anonymous

          Do you know if you can keep discounts, specifically the student discount (15%)?

        • kir

          haha. yeah and the phones are all free. just pick which one you like. everything is better

        • StevenJ

          I don’t know…I would guess probably not but you’d have to call.  Maybe one of the many smart asses on here will know.  Its not worth even posting on here or trying to give people information.  There are so many angry haters.  From now on, Im not even going to look at comments.  Its a waste of time.

        • Anonymous

          @matteorodrigo:disqus,
          “……Tmobile reps kept telling me I had to buy a new sim card (some said I had to buy a new phone), but you don’t….”   *wrong*

          If you go into a store and you do want to purchase the prepaid plan.  you will have to purchase the prepaid phone which has the prepaid sim card and activation kit ALL IN ONE BOX. that’s what they mean when they say,  “buy another phone”.  just buy the cheapest prepaid phone $19.99 Nokia1669 w/ Sim & activation kit, activate it over the phone & then put the sim into your premium handset. (IP, HTC or Blackberry)

        • Young21

          Thats absolutely not true. U can just buy a sim card activation kit AND THATS IT. The reps who told u u had to buy a phone too lied to u.

        • Anonymous

          I am a account manager for tmobile and my accounts are Sam’s and Wal-Mart.  SO, NO YOU CANNOT JUST BUY A SIM IF YOU ARE IN A WAL-MART. THE SIM IS IN THE PACKAGING WITH THE PHONE AND ACTIVATION KIT WITH THE ACTIVATION CODE.  IM PRETTY SURE YOU CANNOT JUST BUY A SIM TO PUT ON PREPAID AT A RETAIL STORE, EITHER. 

          From what i have seen in the field.  you cannot activate prepaid with out the following:

          (1) purchasing the MONTHLY 4G Prepaid phone. 
          (2) inside the package is:
                     a. The SIM Card
                     b. The Activation Kit & Number
           

        • Steven

          If you are an existing customer, you don’t need to buy a new sim card. My wife and I just switched from post paid to the monthly 4g and will still have the same sim cards. We’re on the $50 plan, I don’t know about the wal mart plan.

        • StevenJ

          I wasn’t going to reply to all the nonsense responses but no thats not what they meant.  I had the conversation with the rep so don’t try to tell me what they said or meant.  It was very clear. They told me I could not switch from postpaid to prepaid over the phone even though my contract had expired.  They told me I could not use my current phone. They told me I had to buy a new pre-paid SIM card, a new pre-paid only phone, and that I had to pay $10…They told me I had to go in-store for them to do all of that and then Id have to wait a day or two because I would get a different number and would then have to wait to see if they could port my number.  They also told me that incoming calls were not deducted from a prepaid account, among other falsehoods.  Luckily I read a post here that said all of that was wrong and that I could keep my phone, my sim card, and just have my account switched.

        • Anonymous

          @matteorodrigo:disqus
          “….The other good thing is if at some point you wan ted to go back to
          Tmobile contract service, you are considered a new customer and will get
          the best deals….”

          The only way you can return as a NEW CUSTOMER is if you have satisfied your full 24 month contract period. You can’t just jump off contract for a few months then go back and be expected to be considered a new customer because that will not happen…

        • Anonymous

          Just know in January of next year, prepaid accounts will be charged the same service fees and 911 tax fees as postpaid accounts. Uncle Sam wants his share from the prepaid crowd.

  • If I were to swap to the walmart one, would it be possible to keep my phone number?

  • who are you?

    i just put the new sim card with the new plan $30, and i have no data at all!

  • who are you?

    on my g2 that was sorry

  • StevenJ

    If they aggressively market this and provide affordable 4g phones (why does their prepaid site only list a very limited # of phones if prepaid can be used on all phones??) they could really make a dent.  Most prepaid that is offering unlimited everything for $50-55 is doing it on 3g networks…so they’d have to stress the 4g for the first 2gb.  (But they also need to decide if they are a prepaid or postpaid company, or at least differentiate the two.  We already know they operate as separate companies with separate customer service centers, accounts and even My Tmobile accounts).  Also, their reps have to stop telling customers you have to buy a special prepaid only phone, or that you have to get a new sim card or go to a store to convert from postpaid to prepaid!   I do wish they’d list more phones on their prepaid website; it again just misleads people (including their own employees) into thinking you have to buy one of those phones.  The website doesnt make it clear that any Tmobile phone would work.  But the other fear is what happens with the merger; Prepaid people aren’t under contract so will the new company honor these rates.   

  • StevenJ

    This is just another example not only of their incompetence and bad service, but their constant marketing campaigns that are all for new customers and not existing ones.  They are losing customers left and right and  yet everything they do seems to be designed to anger those customers even more and show them the door.  It makes no business sense as its much less expensive to keep a customer than the costs of getting a new one…but they keep doing t his over and over and over.  Just dumb

    • A lot of the time there’s not profitability in a tenured customer until 18 to 20 months into their contracts.  Also, it’s easier to say a ship is sinking if it looks like it’s really sinking.

      • StevenJ

        So what does that have to do with Tmobile not doing anything to get existing customers to renew.  I guess I wasn’t clear enough.  Im talking about people who pay their bills every month and are eligible for upgrades.  They don’t get the same offers as new customers.  And Tmobile has done a very poor job in enticing those types of customers to stay with Tmobile.  At least in my experience.  In the past, Id get letters thanking me for my loyalty, special offers if I renewed my contract, discounts on phone or a month free or something like that.  This go round.  I got nothing. 

    • Anonymous

      Sooooo, changing rate plans for existing and new customers was bad?   the new value plan vs the old even more plans are not for existing customers?  SoOOoOo, the new data plans are not for existing customers who could save $10-$20

  • StevenJ

    This is just another example not only of their incompetence and bad service, but their constant marketing campaigns that are all for new customers and not existing ones.  They are losing customers left and right and  yet everything they do seems to be designed to anger those customers even more and show them the door.  It makes no business sense as its much less expensive to keep a customer than the costs of getting a new one…but they keep doing t his over and over and over.  Just dumb

  • BBgeek

    I would have jumped on this if they had allowed the $10 Blackberry service for ALL plans, not just the $50 or above plans. 

    • who are you?

      you add it for the $30 plan too it gives you the option when you are set up you account for first time

      • BBgeek

        That’s good to hear, because I’ve been told that BIS is “For Monthly4G plans $50 and up.” Has anyone else heard about this?

    • JEX

      If you have a GSM Blackberry, I think Simple Mobile resells TMobile service and has a $60 unlimited Blackberry plan on 4g if that might work for you

  • BBgeek

    I would have jumped on this if they had allowed the $10 Blackberry service for ALL plans, not just the $50 or above plans. 

  • Kahlayoh

    For me, I’ll have to pass this plan! Even though you get unlimited everything for $60 I don’t feel like getting throttled at 2gb. Plus I don’t even use more then 500 minutes on both phone lines on my account! 

  • J. Williams

    i like the $30 plan. 100 mins 5gb data with unlimited text, very nice for people who use lots of data and text!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, but If i were them i would get that plan, but never use the 100mins, I’d just stick to Google Voice and get unlimited calling lol

      • J. Williams

        That’s a great idea! ! ! I just ordered my kit, lol. 5GB of data??? WOW.

      • Aaron Guzman

        Google Voice doesn’t give you free minutes…does it? Im on Sprint right now and as far as I know, its using my Sprint minutes. Please let me know if im wrong. I would love to be wrong on this one.

        • Benny950

          Check “GrooVe IP” on Android Market.

        • Anonymous

          When you install Google Voice it gives you an option on when to use it, if you missed it just go into the Google Voice settings and change it to “All ways use Google Voice for every call”

        • Anonymous

          When you install Google Voice it gives you an option on when to use it, if you missed it just go into the Google Voice settings and change it to “All ways use Google Voice for every call”

  • Unknown User

    so im confused, the monthly4G plans are for the ppl that have a cell phone already? and so what are the T-Mobile value plans for? what is the difference betwenn the two? i am so confused…

    • Kristoff119

      No contract and no family plans.

    • CRT24

      Value is contracted and if you want to purchase a phone then value plans allow you to pay a portion of the full cost in no interest installment payments. Plus no family plan option on monthly 4g…..not yet anyway.

    • JEX

      I was thinking the same thing.  I guess Value locks you into a 2 year contract and you can spread out your payments if you’re buying a new phone.  With prepaid, theres no contract and you pay for your phone upfront.  Also probably depending on the plan you sign up , you may get more 4g before being t throttled.

  • Steven

    Don’t know if anyone has mentioned this but for the Monthly4G plans picture messaging has been not working for several days and T-Mobile is aware of it, it’s a widespread issue and expects it to be a few more days till it’s fixed.

  • J. Williams

    Do you guys/gals…know if these data offerings will work with a tablet if I put my SIM in it?

    • CRT24

      No it won’t….you need to have either a pre paid or post paid mobile broadband service for a tablet

      • Guest

        Bummer…but oh well, it’s still a great plan. Thanks for the update.

        • Rangers in 6

          It does work with a tablet.. I have the Dell streak and I’m the $30 plan specifically for it and I also stick the sim into my HD2 and use the WiFi router function with it.. My pc and laptop connects to it and it works fine. 

      • J. Williams

        Bummer…but oh well, it’s still a great plan. Thanks for the update.

  • Manny V

    Got it today and using the $60 plan on my G2x!!! =)

  • Guillermo

    I just went to walmart. They do not sell monthly pre paid activation kits. According to them, they never did. The only activation kit they sell is for the family plan. There is 1 phone that has a small ciruclar sticker on top mentioning the 30 dollar unlimited/unlimited/100 plan. Its a dart and costs like 120 dollars. So if you want this plan at walmart you have to buy that phone.
    I also spoke with a rep at t-mobile, they told me that I can order an activation kit online from “my t-mobile” website and use that one to activate this plan.
    So what is the story? has anybody successfully gotten this plan without buying a new phone?

    • JEX

      Have you called the Prepaid Customer Service?  1877 778 2106.  You have to keep hitting zero about 20-30x to get a rep and then they are out of the country and don’t always know the policies but ask for a supervisor if you need to.  Otherwise, try emailing Michelle.Taylerson at t-mobiledotcom.  She’s a PR person and can definitely get the answer for you.  Just say you’re sorry to email her because you know thats not her job but that you are trying to get the Walmart plan and haven’t been able to get a straight answer.  The press release says that Walmart is increasing its line of Tmobile prepaid phones , including adding one 4g.  They might not be fully stocked yet.  The press release also mentions Amy McCune, VP, National Retail for Tmobile.  You can try to email her…She’d definitely be able to help you (Can try first name.lastname at t-mobiledotcom and see if it goes through).  Thats my advice

  • anonymous

    That’s only on the $30 with 100 minutes plan. You can buy the other plans anywere they are offered and on t-mobile stores and by phone. I switched from a t-mobile postpaid plan to monthly4g by calling t-mobile CS; after 2 days my account was converted to monthly4g and they gave me a $5 credit; by that moment I had ready a $25 card to get a the $30 plan.

  • Danny Rodriguez

    I also went to Walmart a few hrs ago and got the same results… i had to buy the dart,  they said it was the only way to get that $30 plan and no sim kits available :( why wouldn’t they sell sim kits? fukan asses don’t they want to make money? i didn’t buy the dart im calling t mobile in the morning to complain.

    • JEX

      How much was the Dart?  Is that a decent phone?  Its only 3g right?  See the cell phone is my only phone so I can’t really get away with only 100 minutes.  Im trying the $30 1500/text/talk plan with 30mb data since right now Im not using a lot of data and am working from home with wifi a lot.   I guess I need to check Walmart for unlocked Tmobile phones?  The Tmo website has such a small selection.  I wanted to see if they had an inexpensive smartphone 3g or even better 4g in case at some point I wanted to upgrade plans.  If you are on monthly prepaid…would it be cheaper to stay there or get on a value plan? (which I never quite understood if its just a payment plan for a phone or if there was really some big deal there vs prepaid)

  • JEX

    Just was thinking – If Tmobile is doing a $ 50 unlimited everything on prepaid…and $50 unlimited everything if you get 2 lines (the 49.99 deal I see ads for online every day) – why not make that 49.99 available to individuals and lock them into a 2 year contract.  They’re paying the same as the no contract folks so let them save the penny and lock them up for 2 years.  (Im not sure if the 49.99 is 4g and the $50 unlimited is 3g)  But as an individual, I always get frustrated when I see the 49.99 add and then realize it doesnt apply to me – 

  • JEX

    Cuz they make you buy a data plan on the smartphone.  When I tried to update the only non -smartphones available were phones I turned down 2 years ago.  They were crappy phones that were pricey considering I would have been signing another 2 year contract.  I had an old talk/text grandfathered plan and they basically gave me no choice of upgrades of phones.  The ones they offered were downgrades…or I could get a smartphone which would have doubled my rate.  So I cancelled, kept my phone,  and switched to prepaid until I decide what to do next

  • Sam Walton

    Go to Walmart and buy cheap starter kit. You will now see the $30 option when you go to activate. Once active, pull your Sim out and put into any phone.

    This is a Walmart exclusive. Tmo stores and Customer Care can’t help you.

  • Sam Walton

    Go to Walmart and buy cheap starter kit. You will now see the $30 option when you go to activate. Once active, pull your Sim out and put into any phone.

    This is a Walmart exclusive. Tmo stores and Customer Care can’t help you.

  • NewUser

    okay so i have a question. does anyone know if you would be able to get discount off your monthly bill if you are on Monthly 4G plan or a T-Mobile Value Plan? i work for a certain company and I was told by an associate that I would get a discount on my monthly bill BUT on a 2yr contract…

    • Jordan Bond

      Nope, you can’t get a discount on prepay.

  • Anonymous

    my friend’s step-aunt makes 70$/hour on the computer. She has been unemployed for 5 months but last month her pay was 7740$ just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it on this web site MakeCash1.com

  • Anonymous

    my friend’s step-aunt makes 70$/hour on the computer. She has been unemployed for 5 months but last month her pay was 7740$ just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it on this web site MakeCash1.com

  • Anonymous

    my friend’s step-aunt makes 70$/hour on the computer. She has been unemployed for 5 months but last month her pay was 7740$ just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it on this web site MakeCash1.com

  • Ktimman

    Walmart exclusive is not working yet…apparently only way to get it is to buy a prepaid phone (which includes activation kit)..still no guarantee that will work, since no one and their computer can select this extremely “exclusive” plan. Very disappointed

    • tititi

      thats what i did i bought the nokia 1616 for 19.99 in walmart prepaid, everything is inside the box activation kit sim card, i went online to activate it i put the activation code that was included with the phone sim card number and then it asks for the phones  IMEI  number and i put the IMEI of my t-mobile g2 that i currently have with a tmobile plan because that is the one that i wanted to use with the sim card. everything works but i do not have access to my gmail,market,facebook,twitter,my space,sites like that, i do have access to other sites, but not the market.which it sucks.

      • Ktimman

        Wow, this is really ridiculous. Just to be clear….u managed to get the 30/month unlimited text and web??

        • ypo

          Correct.

  • Therese

    So you would not be able to use your current T-Mobile prepaid phone number (pay by the minute plan) if you switch to new $30 a month T-Mobile/Walmart plan?
    When I log into My T-mobile and select change plans this new $30 plan is not listed as an option. All the other Pay By The Month plans are listed.

    • Ktimman

      Yup, the walmart exclusive plan isn’t listed on there. Even if you call Tmobile they don’t even have it on their computer. Only the 30/month 1500 minutes (not the walmart exclusive)

    • Grace

      It wouldn’t be in your mytmobile. You have to get it from walmart.com. I am looking at it too since they took the day web pass off their service.

  • yop

    ok, to everybody trying to get the $30 100 min, unld txt, 5gb of data, plan, this is what i did i went to walmart and got the nokia 1616 for $ 19.99 everything you need is inside take it home go online activate it and when you get to chose the plan select the $30 100min unld txt 5gb, and there you go, the only thing is with this sim card you dont get access to secure websites like facebook,twitter,my space, gmail,you can not even access the market in android phone, you do get access to rest of websites.

    • Ktimman

      Still ridiculous, I assume that u have to get a new phone number as well. Hope walmart actually knows how to set it up this time. I was there yesterday and no one had no idea how to get me on the plan. They even called tmobile to figure it out,but like I said no one knows how to get on this plan

    • Ktimman

      Still ridiculous, I assume that u have to get a new phone number as well. Hope walmart actually knows how to set it up this time. I was there yesterday and no one had no idea how to get me on the plan. They even called tmobile to figure it out,but like I said no one knows how to get on this plan

    • Caspari715

      No offense but that just makes the plan useless. People dont want the $30 5gb 100min plan for the minutes or to talk.   People want this plan because it has 5gb of data so you can surf the web on an Android phone.  Plain & simple.  Without web access, you were better off keeping the Nokia 1616.  In an earlier article it clearly stated we would be able to bring our current 3g/4g phones to this plan with no problems or limits.  Now it seems to be un true.    

    • Caspari715

      No offense but that just makes the plan useless. People dont want the $30 5gb 100min plan for the minutes or to talk.   People want this plan because it has 5gb of data so you can surf the web on an Android phone.  Plain & simple.  Without web access, you were better off keeping the Nokia 1616.  In an earlier article it clearly stated we would be able to bring our current 3g/4g phones to this plan with no problems or limits.  Now it seems to be un true.    

    • jasi

      why cant you access to facebook?

  • Ltgisabeachbum

    Tmonews please do the responsible thing and warn your readers about all the problems with the new $30 monthly4g plan. It is basically useless on an android phone.

    • I can do that, let me discover what exactly is going on!

      • Anonymous

        It’s not just the $30 plan. I’m having the same issue on the $60 2GB plan as well. No HTTPS access which makes an android phone useless. New SIM direct from T-Mobile that arrived 10/14. I also can’t select the $30 plan unless I cancel my account and start new again.

        There are several people complaining on Slickdeals and the TMO Forums about this if you need more information. :)

        • anonymous

          What browsers are you guys using? I’m using Opera and everything seems normal to me.

          (Note: I’m on the previous plans not the ones just released.)

          I’m pretty sure it’s some kind of technical issue and they’ll fix it, just give them 2 or 3 more days. Same to those who want to switch to the new plans, just wait a couple of days and see what happens.

      • Anonymous

        It’s not just the $30 plan. I’m having the same issue on the $60 2GB plan as well. No HTTPS access which makes an android phone useless. New SIM direct from T-Mobile that arrived 10/14. I also can’t select the $30 plan unless I cancel my account and start new again.

        There are several people complaining on Slickdeals and the TMO Forums about this if you need more information. :)

      • Jordan Bond
    • I can do that, let me discover what exactly is going on!

    • post comment

      i agree they lied. useless in my android, g2. i called them and was like 3 hours with them i talked to like 4 different persons, the last one told , uhhh yeah what happens is the a lot of use facebook so thats probably  why you cant access it… and i said no no no dont give that BS.. is not just facebook that i cant go in to is every SINGLE secure website. and the rep was like: yeah maybe is your sim card blah blah blah, t-MOBILE you are full of SH%t

    • post comment

      i agree they lied. useless in my android, g2. i called them and was like 3 hours with them i talked to like 4 different persons, the last one told , uhhh yeah what happens is the a lot of use facebook so thats probably  why you cant access it… and i said no no no dont give that BS.. is not just facebook that i cant go in to is every SINGLE secure website. and the rep was like: yeah maybe is your sim card blah blah blah, t-MOBILE you are full of SH%t

  • Ltgisabeachbum

    Tmonews please do the responsible thing and warn your readers about all the problems with the new $30 monthly4g plan. It is basically useless on an android phone.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

  • Aesystems

    Agree, warn the mass. This isn’t unlimited 4g. It’s web2go and nothing else.

  • Aesystems

    Agree, warn the mass. This isn’t unlimited 4g. It’s web2go and nothing else.

    • yop

      Well is not even web2go if I go to web2go and click the Twitter link or Facebook link it sends me to a page that says : connection required you currently do not have data service.

    • yop

      Well is not even web2go if I go to web2go and click the Twitter link or Facebook link it sends me to a page that says : connection required you currently do not have data service.

  • Mikenassour

    Folks, this WalMart 4G plan has turned into a huge fiasco.  Something has happened where a properly activated phone cannot connect to a site the requires authentication, such as Facebook, Outlook servers, etc.  I personally purchased a Samsung Dart and spent three days going ’round and ’round with TMo, switching SIM cards, reactivating, and doing everything but standing on my head until a CSR admitted that they were doing “system maintenance” and that it might take another 72 hours to get everything running.

    System maintenance on the week they launch the biggest overhaul of prepaid in five years?  No sir, that’s not what’s really happening.  TMo is blocking access to the secure websites, either on purpose or accidentally.
     

  • Jordan Bond

    Guys, send a friendly tweet to @tmobile asking for help with the data issues. Maybe we can raise awareness that way.

    • lion heart

      i did like an hour ago. everybody should do the same. so they can admit it, and at least tell us the truth.