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Cheap Cell Phone Minutes: Get A Prepaid T-Mobile Cell Phone Plan

Updated on July 29, 2009

This article is for people who are interested in cheap cell phone minutes using prepaid cell phone plans. If you use more then 500 minutes a month this article will not be of much use to you. If you use less then 500 minutes a month, this article could save you hundreds a year in cell phone bills.

There was only one type of plan that was great enough in perks that I would switch from a T-mobile prepaid plan to a contract plan. It's called a Sprint SERO plan and since it's not available anymore, I can't help you with that. What I can do is give you the tips to save hundreds a year using a T-Mobile prepaid cell phone the same way I used to.

T-Mobile Prepaid Cell Phones

There are two T-Mobile Prepaid plans available. Pay By The Day and Pay As You Go. If the majority of your phone calls are to other T-mobile phones and you don't mind pay an additional $1 per day you use your phone, Pay By The Day might be for you. If you are just looking for a pre-paid without extra daily charges and your phone usage is less then 400 minutes a month. Pay As You Go also known as T-Mobile To GO, is going to be the very best pre-paid cell phone plan.

T-Mobile prepaid pay as you go plan is just as good as the next plan if you are buying minutes in small quantities. If you are able to buy minutes in $100 increments, this is the best plan available.

T-Mobile To Go (pay as you go) offers 1000 minutes for $100. That's 10 cents a minute. Plus, when you have purchased at least $100 worth of minutes, all minutes from that point on will carry an expiration date of one year. Everytime you add more minutes to your card, all prepaid minutes still left in your balance will also be pushed an additional year.

If you use 200 minutes a month, its $20 and you minutes will last 5 months. This is an awesome deal if your cell phone usage is low. So how do you get started?

Get The Unlocked GSM Cell Phone

Your going to need either a Tmobile phone, or an unlocked GSM phone. If you don't know if your old phone is unlocked, its probably not. The cheapest way to get a T-mobile phone to use on the Pay As You Go prepaid plan is to ask a friend for their old T-Mobile phone. Any TMobile phone will work for this.

If you can't find someone who has an Tmobile phone they aren't using, then your gonna need to buy one. For people with small minute usage who don't text, you don't need to spend alot of a phone. Get a cheap new or refurbished TMobile or Unlocked GSM phone on Amazon.See available phones at right -->

Your new phone should'nt need to cost more then $50. Your looking for a cheap cell phone, this is just to have access to a couple hundred prepaid cell phone minutes a month, go for cheap.

Now, Get The T-Mobile Prepaid Sim Card

Go to a T-mobile store or order a sim card online at T-mobile. The starter sim card is just $6.99 on the website right now. It will come with 10 minutes. Be sure to add your first  $100 of minutes before the expiration date or the sim card will be come inactive and you will have to re-activate it.

Get T-Mobile Pre-paid Minutes And Your All Set

Your T-Mobile Prepaid Sim Card goes in the back of your phone. As long as your phone is T-Moblie or an Unlocked GSM phone, it's gonna work. Everytime you need new minutes you just buy another $100 worth. Always buy $100 at a time to get the lowest price per minute. If you need a little more privacy, just ditch the sim card once you've used the minutes and buy another.

Search online for T-mobile Pre-Paid minutes deals whenever you need more minute. Often times there are websites that sell phone cards and pre-paid minutes with great discounts and some of these do not charge tax. It is possible to buy T-Mobile pre-paid minutes for even cheaper then 10 cents per minute.

Ebay is a great source for pre-paid minutes for T-mobile TOGO pre-paid plan.


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      Chris Crow 

      9 years ago

      This is informative and useful.

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      9 years ago

      So, I just buy a quad band unlocked cell phone then buy a T-mobile sim card?Thats it!Then just buy refill prepaid card?Is there any activation process?Thanks

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      9 years ago

      Thank you for this very informative info.This is what I've been looking for.

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      9 years ago

      they are wroth alot of money i will never buy that much for a phone.......


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