In October 2011, T-Mobile said "for $30 per month and no annual contract, customers can enjoy unlimited Web, with the first 5 GB at up to 4G speeds; unlimited text; and 100 minutes of talk, with 10 cents per minute after the first 100 minutes" at

To sign up for this plan without visting Walmart, purchase a micro-SIM from or mini-SIM from and phone of your choice, such as the Nexus 4 ( ) or the and then activate the SIM at with the following three pieces of information:

  • Activation code (e.g. 8273 381 6274) from the booklet that came with the SIM card

  • SIM card serial number (19 digits) from the plastic card that holds the SIM card.

  • Phone serial number (IMEI) probably after popping off the back cover phone:

You'll probably want to use whatever phone number they give you for a little while to make sure you have coverage in the places you care about. When you're ready to transfer your old number over, you'll want to call T-Mobile's Number Transfer Center at 877-789-3106. They make ask you for your PIN for your old carrier (i.e. Virgin Mobile) and may request that you contact your old carrier to give them a heads up that the transfer is coming. In my case, they scheduled the transfer for three days after I called at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

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