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Old 04-05-2010, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, my son just went to the States to study for a year. As he doesn't have a Social Secuity number he hasn't been able to get a phone with a contract.
It appears that a prepaid phone is the only alternative but I want him to have a Blackberry so we can connect through BBM. I have searched and found out that a prepaid data plan is not easy to get.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
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Try TMobile in the US.
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I think Boost Mobile has the Blackberry Curve
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Try TMobile in the US.
TMO does not offer pre-paid data, let alone a pre-paid BB data plan.
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Boost Mobile is $60 for Blackberry
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Thanks to all. I just got a BB messenger message from him. He got a Curve at Boost Mobile with a $60 Unlimited Data plan, just as jbairdjr posted.
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TMO does not offer pre-paid data, let alone a pre-paid BB data plan.
http://support.t-mobile.com/doc/tm22...yLe4Ox_BQBZPvs
http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/C...-Overview.aspx

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For some reason, I thought FlexPay went away when TMO came out with the Even More and Even More Plus plans late last year (around the time I left TMO) but looks like it is still around. It is important to the OP to know that he needs to ask about FlexPay, not PrePaid for TMO.

In the FAQ referenced above, TMO differentiates FlexPay from prepaid as follows.
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How is a FlexPay account different from a Prepaid account?
With FlexPay you have the all the benefits of a monthly T-Mobile rate plan including Family Time and Unlimited plans. Simply pay in advance for each month of service. We will send you reminders so you will not forget.
Thanks Mama for keeping us all straight.
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