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T-Mobile Is there a way to buy data for a $3/month pay as you go account?

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  1. randulo

    randulo Junior Member
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    We are going to be in the USA for one week. It looks like we can only kick up to the $40/month plan and pay a full month?
    Is the a data pass to add data access for a week?
    Or is there a pro-rata calculation/refund?
     
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    Most want you to pay a boat load of cash... $3/month for anything is definitely not a feature on any of the major prepaid companies.

    Prepaid plans and features are generally not prorated and definitely not refundable.

    AT&T Go Phone has a pay by the day plan, but that's only for talk and text. Data is in another bucket and it is a $1/100 MB and it looks like that's per day also. Maybe that's what you are looking for.

    Refills are $15 and money expires after 30 days (a moot point).

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    And a refill is $10. If you have a phone, you can get a SIM kit as low as $5 at Best Buy.
     
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    This is exactly the answer I was looking for, but how do I add this to my existing prepay?
    We have had SIMs for years. They used let you suspend service completely for year. Now you have to pay the $3 to maintain them.
    A friend told me that when you turn the phone on, it has a captured portal saying "hey, you don't have any dataplan...". He said there's a way if you dig long enough. I wasn't able to find how on the web site, they hide that pretty well. Thanks for the link!

    In the end, I guess you have to call or do it on the phone.
     
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    Looks like I have been demoted to Junior Member. It was Senior Member when I first replied to this thread. Now if I could only roll-back my age!
     
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    It showed as Senior Member. No rollback for you
    Like this? I didn't want to do anymore digging since my T-Mobile prepaid plan is a old per minute plan that was stripped of the ability to add data.

    [​IMG]

    I could change to a plan that included data, but there is no going back to my grandfathered plan.

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    I don't want to change plan, I want a one week pass or one with some daily data on my PAYG, because we don't need calls.
     
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    I found you can call their toll-free number (1 (877) 464-8646) and add the data pass. I chose the 7-day ed the $10 and confirmed on the phone. The only problem is the account page on the web says "0/97.7MB" which isn't reassuring :)
     
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    Awesome. Glad that you got it working for you.

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    My case is different than yours. People who are on recent prepaid plans can add data passes without changing plans.

    My plan is so old (it's a per minute plan that dates back a decade), ANY change will force me to migrate to the newer plans. I cannot add a data pass or anything. It's no big deal to me.

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