T-Mobile Prepaid Sim Cards offer an easy way to switch
over to their prepaid service at little cost. The cards are available at
stores or online for about $10.
If you already have a T-Mobile phone or an unlocked GSM phone, then just buy a T-Mobile SIM Card Starter Kit and you’re ready to go.
Other plans that offer SIM cards include Straight Talk, NET10, and Simple Mobile.
You can use the sim card with a dual-SIM unlocked GSM phone. If you need the phone while traveling in the USA, then a dual-SIM phone allows you to use it with two carriers without having to keep switching out the cards.
This is a great way to use your or a friend’s old T-Mobile phone. This way, even if you previously had contract service, you can switch over to prepaid or no-contract service. Re-using the phone immediately is probably much more efficient than sending it off to be recycled.
Tracfone handsets airtime mechanism is usually locked in the firmware, and it’s quite difficult for an individual to unlock.
The SIM cards used to come with 10 minutes of starter airtime, but I think nowadays you have to sign up for one of their plans. However, this is not a problem as their plans start as low as $10-15 per month for the Connect Plans.