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Switch to T-mobile with my phones?

Discussion in 'T-Mobile Forum' started by rjniles, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. rjniles

    rjniles Member

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    Location:
    Georgetown,South Carolina
    My Phone:
    MOTO E4 Plus
    Wireless Provider(s):
    AT&T
    Can I switch from another carrier and supply my own phones and not have a long term contract? Do not want to sign a long term contract when I switch to Tmobile. Thinking of buying phones on ebay (used T-mobile GSM phones) and trying go month to month? Will they go for that if I pay the activation fees? If not do I have any other option to prevent a long term contract?
     
  2. M in LA

    M in LA Mobile 28 Years Plus
    Super Moderator Senior Member

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    Location:
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    My Phone:
    iPhone 13 Pro Max, XS Max
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon (since 1994)
    You can use any unlocked GSM phone with T-Mobile. You can also use an AT&T-branded phone, provided it is unlocked, otherwise it won't work.

    T-Mobile will not have a problem with you using your own phone. You'll only need to pay for a SIM card, get it activated and you're set.

    Keep in mind, only certain T-Mobile phones are 3G capable for their network, so if you plan on using data, know your T-Mo 3G phone selection is limited. Also, if you text or do any other kind of data activity, you modify settings in the phone to make them work properly with T-Mobile's data services. There is no guarantee it will work, though.
     
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  3. tmobileman

    tmobileman Iphone Hater
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    Location:
    At my house
    My Phone:
    G1v1.5, Dash, Touch Pro 2
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Tmobile
    Also keep in mind you can buy phones from tmobile and start service without a contract, benefit being that you get the warranty for your phones supported from tmobile. If you buy a used phone no warranty option is given.
     

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