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T-Mobile Pre-paid SIM Cards Free Yet Again, Plus Free Shipping

Not too long ago, T-Mobile was offering free pre-paid SIM cards, plus free shipping. The deal is now back on, so if you were thinking of making a switch off of your current carrier, be sure to hop on this deal. It appears that you are able to order up to two free SIMs, and they range from the regular full-size SIM cards to the Micro and Nano sizes. 

Remember that T-Mobile is pushing out their LTE network as quickly as possible, plus prepaid plans are excellent for testing out service with phones like say, oh, the Nexus 5. The $30 unlimited text and data (5GB of full 4G speeds) plan is a no-brainer.


Follow the via link below to receive your free SIM card(s).

Via: T-Mobile
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  • មករា សយ

    $30 unlimited text and data (5GB of full 4G speeds) plan is really good, but i don’t see it on tmo website

  • Prepaid Finder

    I’ve been tracking the whole prepaid market and publishing the list at http://www.prepaidfinder.com. I still think T-Mobile provide excellent value if you have coverage in your area – you can even use the 5GB data for tethering. Straight talk are probably the next best choice.

  • Jason Kahn

    Don’t forget if you have a Nexus Tablet with cellular data T Mobile has 200MB free per month. I can’t wait till January, that when my ETF with Verizon will be low enough to be more cost effective to pay it and switch to T-Mobile.

  • Bought 2 last time, now just waiting for T-Mobile to upgrade my town from GPRS!

  • valapsp

    Sorry—we’re having some trouble with the debit/credit card you provided. Please check to make sure you’ve correctly filled in all the required fields.

    that was the 97th time i tried. 3 different credit cards!

  • Maxim∑

    Should I buy the LG G2???????!

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  • CarRamRod79

    Alright so you have to buy a phone from Walmart then activate it yourself? Or buy it on Tmo online and activate it online as well then pop that sim card into a Nexus 5?

    • Pdiddy187

      From my experience the sim (no phone) must be purchased from Wal Mart or you cannot get the $30 Tmo plan. I’m so happy with their service though I’m going with the $70 unlimited everything next month.

      • Chris Hannan

        You can buy the SIM on T-Mobile’s website. The one that’s currently free is all you need.

        • Pdiddy187

          I believe I hosed myself by calling customer support because I could not find a Los Angeles phone number except in the 213 area code. Oh well, I’m happy nonetheless.

          • yankeesusa

            That is probably the reason. I followed the directions from several sites and did it all without contacting anyone and was able to do it. Of course things may have changed. I did it months ago with a nexus 4 and have since resold it and gotten on a regular plan.

      • yankeesusa

        Not true. I have tried the $30 plan myself with the activation kit from the tmobile site and it works just fine.

        • Pdiddy187

          It was true in my case. See my other comment below. Congrats to you and everyone else that was able to get it.

  • Eddie R

    i didn’t pay for the sim but still had to pay $10 for activation. they get you one way or the other.

    • yankeesusa

      I was never charged an activation. The tmobile activation is around $36 and they have been waiving that for a while now. The $10 sim charge is only charged on brand new phones you order directly from tmobile.

      • Eddie R

        weird. i ordered the free SIM online. went to the store, and they charged me $10 for activation. then they called in for the $30 deal, set it up, and i was outta there.

        • yankeesusa

          that’s why. They just saw an opportunity to charge a little extra and took it. I did mine all online.

  • David Wanless

    just switched last week….. oh well

  • $30 unlimited text and data (5GB of full 4G speeds) doesn’t appear to be open to BYOD, as far as I can tell.

    • Sankyou

      Maybe not on paper but they called it in for me when I walked into the store. They proceeded to have a looooong conversation about the best way to handle it but it definitely was a go!

      • Eddie R

        same here.

    • Pedro

      Order the SIM. When you activate it, you have the option. From the website

      “100 minutes talk | Unlimited text | First 5 GB at up to 4G speeds
      This plan is only available for devices purchased from
      Wal-Mart or devices activated on T-Mobile.com”

    • yankeesusa

      You can bring almost any phone. Checkout these instructions I used and tried myself: http://mobilereign.com/how-to-get-the-unlocked-nexus-4-on-the-30-t-mobile-prepaid-plan/

  • I would really love some clarification. Can I get this free SIM , buy a Moto G, and hop on the $30 T-Mobile plan? I thought you had to buy the SIM from Walmart to get on the $30 plan.

    • It looks like you might have to purchase a T-Mobile prepaid phone to get that plan, maybe. I took a peek at the activation process, and T-Mobile prepaid devices come with an activation code. Not sure if I’m missing something, since I don’t see anywhere else to activate it.

      • ArrowCool

        The SIM has your activation code included with it.

    • palomosan

      You should be able to use it with the Moto G without having to purchase the sim card from Walmart.

    • kentoe

      You can indeed get the free sim via T-Mobile.com and then activate online. The only way you cannot get the $30 plan is going in the store. They pretend like it doesn’t exist.

      When you activate online with the sim you ordered from the site, it shows up there on activation.

      I just did this with my Nexus 5 a few weeks back.

      • Thanks for clearing that up!

      • silentbob2003

        kinda new to the prepaid thing. when you activate online, can you add extra minutes onto the plan? i use more like 200 minutes per month, but i would love to get this plan for my n5.

        • Linyera

          Yes; you just add money to the account. Say you put $40 instead of $30, you’ll have $10 that you can use for minutes or, you could add just $20 and have the $30 for the next month.

          Minutes are $0.10 and I didn’t took into account taxes and all that to make it simple.

      • LionStone

        Right on..I was wondering what the deal was because yea, they act like they don’t know what you’re talking about in the store ha! Thanks!

    • Just remember that the Moto G doesn’t have LTE!

      • I’ve been dealing with a crap phone on a crap network. Solid 3G/HSPA+ speeds will be a huge upgrade for me!

      • kixofmyg0t

        Well if you’re in a area like mine, it may not even matter. My speeds are down to less than 1Mb now on Verizon LTE.

    • CARPDM

      yeah, I got this last time (got 2) then activate it online. I made the mistake of turning on the phone with sim in it, and it activated by calling tmo and couldn’t find the $30 plan. It’s only online, so activate it first, when you get the sim card kit in the mail there will be info. I ordered 2 more sims now, to get my brother & cousin off VZW and over to Tmo. Nexus 5 uses micro

    • yankeesusa

      Yes you can. I used these instructions: http://mobilereign.com/how-to-get-the-unlocked-nexus-4-on-the-30-t-mobile-prepaid-plan/

      there are other sites that also guide you through it. Just google it.

  • aaron nyquist

    still shows $10 card when I am going there.

  • q

    Where are you seeing the $30 unlimited text/talk with 5GB data. When I go to the t-mobile site that plan is $70.

  • maratu

    It would appear the “internet only” SIM cards, I’ll assume for the likes of tablets, are still $10 though.

  • CHRIS42060

    I am going to my parent’s in PA over Christmas/New Years so when I get my Nexus 5 I will be going with AT&T since T-Mobile only has 2G where they live, but the next month when I am back in Michigan I hope T-Mobile still has this deal going on.

    • Bryan Saroza

      Is there a expiration on sim cards?

      • CHRIS42060

        No but a free SIM card is better than paying for one haha.

      • Pedro

        When I ordered some for my N4 last Thanksgiving, they expired in 2015.
        You should be good for a couple months.

    • ArrowCool

      Just order the SIM card now, and use it when you get back to Michigan.

  • PuttsMoBilesiCit

    Went to Straight Talk on a Nexus 5. Not even considering looking back.

    • picaso86

      Hows the service? and what kind of network ST uses?

      • Dominick White

        They use att network I believe

        • picaso86

          Are you sure? I went to their website and saw something about using Sprint….

          • Chester

            Straight talk has AT&T as well as Tmobile sims to use their respective networks~

          • picaso86

            Awesome! thanks!

          • Dominick White

            From what I have seen they use att, Verizon or t-mobile depending on the phone hardware you get from them.. So if you bring your own it shouldn’t matter.

          • TekBoi

            StraightTalk is a GSM only carrier.

          • yankeesusa

            I just checked and they use AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile at the moment. They do have an Android phone on Straight Talk that will use the sprint network.The phones currently ending in “C” (except the Android) are Verizon. Ones ending in “G” are AT&T or T-Mobile. The Nokia smartphones are only on AT&T.

          • PuttsMoBilesiCit

            Oh no.. they don’t use them lol

          • yankeesusa

            They use all companies. tmobile and att. It is all dependent on the sim card you get and if its compatible with att or tmobile. The att sim cards used to be only hspa now they are LTE and you can get them directly from the straight talk website.

            more info on lte with att here: http://www.androidcentral.com/straight-talk-now-offering-att-lte-supported-phones

      • PuttsMoBilesiCit

        Service is great. There are two sim choices. ATT compatible and tmobile compatible. If you use the ATT card you get ATT service, and the same with the other one.

    • Brett Gadient

      what kind of speeds are you getting on Straight Talk?

      • PuttsMoBilesiCit

        Most of these speed tests where ran with 2 bars. Full speed is about 35/15. Even their HSPA+ network loads super quick.

    • Chester

      I went from Straight Talk to the TMobile $30 100min, unlimited 4G plan and am loving it. LTE is quite fast. I’m using GrooveIP in case I ever make long phone calls. That will keep working until mid-next year when Google stops 3rd party apps from accessing google voice, but there’ll likely be either new plans or new solutions for voice calls by then! (Crossing my fingers for a native google VOIP over google voice support……)

      • Aso

        GroveIP is going away. Google change Voice API stuff and it isn’t going to work anymore.


        • Chester

          yep yep that’s why I said it’ll work until mid next year since GrooveIP is shutting down May 15th, 2014.

          Nice thing about Straight Talk, the Tmobile $30, SimpleTalk etc is that they’re not contracts so when May 15th 2014 rolls around, I can switch to whatever is the best option at that time 🙂

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    • palomosan

      Straight Talk is sold at Walmart right?

      • PuttsMoBilesiCit

        Correct, you can also order the SIM cards and they offer auto refill of the package via their website. Support sucks. Just warning you if you ever chose to try it.

        • palomosan

          Thanks, was just on Walmart’s website and saw the micro sim cards.

          • PuttsMoBilesiCit

            Another thing. If you ever want to switch sim cards or change numbers, you need a whole new sim card. I have gone through 3 already trying the ATT one for a month and the tmobile. In my area ATT has better service. Currently waiting for Walmart to ship me my newest card so I can port my number from Verizon to them.