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A recent site reader, "salocin411" tried to purchase T-Mobile's $30 prepaid wireless sim starter kit when he ran into a problem I had never seen before, the kit was currently listed as unavailable. After a brief scare that the plan may have been eliminated and a little bit of digging, I uncovered that Wal-Mart simply has a new product number for that plan. On top of that, the new sim starter kit is currently on sale at the lowest price I have ever seen. While the old kit usually listed at between $36-$40, this new kit has a regular price of $39.88. Currently though it is being offered for $29.82! What makes this interesting is that the kit comes with one month of service like the previous one did, however, this kit is actually a few cents cheaper than one month of service alone is. For those of you not familiar with this particular plan, it is a Wal-Mart exclusive plan (only sold at Walmart, but users may also activate devices via T-Mobile online) and it is the service I have been subscribed to for that past couple of years. Plan highlights include:
- 100 minutes of talk, 10c a minute thereafter
- unlimited text and data with the first 5GB being unthrottled 4G LTE
- unlimited international texting from the USA to almost anywhere. T-Mobile doesn't specify exactly what everywhere means here.
- no roaming. This plan does not include T-Mobile's roaming agreements with AT&T and so coverage is more limited compared to some of their other plans.
- Music Freedom is Included (
Updated: 3/9/2016 rumors are circulating that this may no longer be included) Binge On Included
If you are interested in purchasing this plan you can pick up the $30 plan via Walmart's website.
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