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    Which Prepaid limited talk & text plan?

    I use a Samsung S10 and have a monthly plan with US Mobile for talk, text, & data. US Mobile uses Verizon and T-Mobile networks and my plan uses the Verizon network. The phone works great and the plan that I have more than meets my needs.

    A friend gave me an unlocked Easyfone Prime-A6 as back-up emergency phone. I do not want to use Google Voice and want to get a limited talk & text plan that hopefully lasts for 6 months. After that, put more dollars on the phone for another 6 months. The phone uses a nano SIM. While I am very pleased with US Mobile, they only have a monthly talk & text plan which is more than I need.

    However, I did give US Mobile the IMEI number, and if I were to go with them with this phone as a last resort, this phone is not compatible with their Verizon network. I would need to go with their T-Mobile network (GSM LTE white SIM). This is fine as I have no preference to the carrier.

    Suggestions for a limited talk & text plan that can be refilled every six months or so would be appreciated.

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    Just in case you haven't checked out this awesome resource: https://prepaidcompare.net

    It lets you search for your requirements. And clicking on any of the results shows you info on the plan.

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    How many minutes & texts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    How many minutes & texts?
    This will primarily be an emergency back-up phone. My best guess is that I might use 50 talk minutes and a few texts one month and then go months with no use.

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    -FreedomPop Walmart Exclusive (T-Mobile)-
    https://www.redpocket.com/shop/sim?i...534d544e414e4f (Can Use RP GSMT SIM Kit To Activate FP Walmart Free Plan At https://freedompop.com/activate)
    OR
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/seort/680827893 ("Official" FP Branded SIM Kit)
    $0/30 Days
    Includes 300/1000/100 Each 30 Days

    -H2O Paygo (AT&T)-
    https://www.h2owireless.com/plan/minute
    $9/90 Days ($3/30 Days) Autopay (For $10/90 Days Credit) - Unused Balance Rolls Over
    Paygo Usage:
    Voice/Min $0.05
    Text/Ea $0.05
    Data/MB $0.10

    -Red Pocket 200/1000/200 (T-Mobile)-
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/133196831828
    $30/360 Days ($2.50/30 Days)
    Includes 200/1000/200 Each 30 Days

    -Ultra Mobile Paygo (Formerly T-Mobile Paygo)-
    https://www.ultramobile.com/paygo
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/284346097281
    $3/30 Days
    Includes 100/100/100 Each 30 Days
    Paygo Overages:
    Voice/Min $0.03
    Text/Ea $0.01
    Data/MB $0.03

    The H2O and Ultra plans can be preloaded to cover 6 months at a time. But there's nothing wrong with the FreedomPop Walmart free plan, so that might be the best option.

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    The Prime A6 is basically only compatible with T-Mobile or an MVNO on their network because of VoLTE requirements. So.. I recommend Freedom Pop as mentioned above, it’s FREE and would be perfect for an extra line. No VoIP or weird workarounds for service, you get a regular T-Mobile # and it works great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IsLand_BoY View Post
    The Prime A6 is basically only compatible with T-Mobile or an MVNO on their network because of VoLTE requirements. So.. I recommend Freedom Pop as mentioned above, it’s FREE and would be perfect for an extra line. No VoIP or weird workarounds for service, you get a regular T-Mobile # and it works great.

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    Thank you.

    T-Mobile is fine. Unfortunately, I am technologically challenged. Should I be checking on these two links supplied by Boz1? Can I use the Easyfone Prime A6 that I have? Must I go Walmart to get a plan? Can I get a talk & text plan only or must I purchase data too?

    -FreedomPop Walmart Exclusive (T-Mobile)-
    https://www.redpocket.com/shop/sim?i...534d544e414e4f (Can Use RP GSMT SIM Kit To Activate FP Walmart Free Plan At https://freedompop.com/activate)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anovise View Post
    Thank you.

    T-Mobile is fine. Unfortunately, I am technologically challenged. Should I be checking on these two links supplied by Boz1? Can I use the Easyfone Prime A6 that I have? Must I go Walmart to get a plan? Can I get a talk & text plan only or must I purchase data too?

    -FreedomPop Walmart Exclusive (T-Mobile)-
    https://www.redpocket.com/shop/sim?i...534d544e414e4f (Can Use RP GSMT SIM Kit To Activate FP Walmart Free Plan At https://freedompop.com/activate)
    Those 2 links are all you need. Order the GSMT SIM card at the RP link, and when it arrives, activate it at the FP link.

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    Hi Boz1,

    Moving forward.

    I see the $2.50/month, $30/year GSMT T-Mobile plan that you are talking about that I order on ebay.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-50-Mo-Red...B/133196831828

    1. With the 200 monthly minutes of talk, if I do not use them in a given month, do they rollover over to the next month or do I start over with 200 minutes?

    2. I assume that this is good for 1-year. After the 1-year, do I refill for the next year?

    3. I am located in a 215-area code. How can I get a 772-area code assigned to the phone?


    After I receive the GSMT SIM, I activate it here?

    https://freedompop.com/activate

    Anything else?

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anovise View Post
    Hi Boz1,

    Moving forward.

    I see the $2.50/month, $30/year GSMT T-Mobile plan that you are talking about that I order on ebay.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-50-Mo-Red...B/133196831828

    1. With the 200 monthly minutes of talk, if I do not use them in a given month, do they rollover over to the next month or do I start over with 200 minutes?

    2. I assume that this is good for 1-year. After the 1-year, do I refill for the next year?

    3. I am located in a 215-area code. How can I get a 772-area code assigned to the phone?


    After I receive the GSMT SIM, I activate it here?

    https://freedompop.com/activate

    Anything else?

    Thank you!
    1. No
    2. Yes, as long as it's still being offered.
    3. It's been quite a while since I activated a line on RP. But usually there's a way to specify area code or zip code to get a new phone #.

    Now I'm confused. Your next line is talking about activating the FP Walmart free plan. You're talking about 2 different things in your post. They are 2 distinct options.

    What plan are you asking about? The $30/360 days RP eBay plan, OR the FP Walmart exclusive free plan?

    EDIT
    It appears that the link I originally provided to buy the $5 RP GSMT SIM is not static. Instead of using that link, use https://www.redpocket.com/shop/plans, and click the GSMT tab to buy that SIM.

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    Hi Boz1,

    Thanks.

    In your post on 9-7-22, you said:

    "Those 2 links are all you need. Order the GSMT SIM card at the RP link, and when it arrives, activate it at the FP link."

    So, I thought that I needed both links. One to buy the SIM and the other to activate the SIM.

    Now I see that you are saying to go to RedPocket and not ebay to buy and activate the GSMT SIM card. Correct? When I go to the RedPocket link and the 200 minutes, 1,000 text plan for $2.50/month, it sends me back to ebay to purchase it.

    https://www.redpocket.com/plans/annual

    This is a different link from the one you sent me in your last message. The one you sent me is to buy the "Red Pocket GSMA Universal High Speed SIM" (TRIPLE CUT SIM card for $5.00). Which is the right link?

    Back to the two plans for a moment. Is RedPocket or FreedomPop Walmart exclusive free plan better for my needs (I assume that I can use my Easyfone Prime A6 with the Walmart FP). I really only need some talking minutes.

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    But why are you trying to buy the RP $30/360 days plan if you want to use the FP Walmart free plan?

    If you want to save $4.99 vs buying the "official" FP SIM from Walmart, and the need to order $35+ from Walmart to get free shipping, order the SIM using https://www.redpocket.com/shop/plans, click the GSMT tab, buy that $5 RP GSMT SIM, and then activate it at https://freedompop.com/activate when it arrives.

    Ordering the "official" FP SIM from https://www.walmart.com/ip/seort/680827893 is the other option, but it will still require activation at https://freedompop.com/activate, as instructed on the package.

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    I've got question too. The free plan on Freemium webpage (10/10/25MB) is different than the one from Walmart (300/1000/100MB).

    If I buy RP simcard an activate it on https://freedompop.com/activate , which plan will be activated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nnd_newbie View Post
    I've got question too. The free plan on Freemium webpage (10/10/25MB) is different than the one from Walmart (300/1000/100MB).

    If I buy RP simcard an activate it on https://freedompop.com/activate , which plan will be activated?
    Yes.

    The FP Walmart exclusive 300/1000/100/30 days free plan.

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    Just to clarify, https://freedompop.com/activate is for both FreedomPop GSMA and GSMT offerings.
    The website offers you different plans based on the SIM ICCID you enter.


    The cardboard envelope of the official GSMT offering I bought from Walmart actually says "Activate at freedompop.com/start", which goes to https://freedompop.com/activate.

    The sleeve that came with my GSMA SIM card says "Go to freedompop.com/activate".
    Last edited by andyk88; 09-09-2022 at 05:07 PM.

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