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Family Mobile SIM Card & Activation Kit

The Walmart Family Mobile SIM Card Activation Kit includes everything you need to activate wireless service with Walmart Family Mobile. Use this kit to begin receiving Unlimited Talk, Text & Web service, with unlimited calling across the U.S. -- all with no annual contract and no credit check. The Activation Kit can be used with Walmart Family Mobile phones, or any unlocked GSM phone that takes a standard SIM.
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Questions & Answers for T-Mobile Family Mobile SIM Card & Activation Kit

Question

Do I still need to buy prepaid minutes when i buy this activation kit. Please could you further clarify what the kit contains

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Family Mobile SIM Card & Activation Kit
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Refer to my review on the activation kit.
answered 3 years ago
By
RemotelyConfused
 - Jacksonville, Fl
answer 2
Do not let them sell you the minutes until they run out on the activation kit because it include minutes. ( No,) do not buy the minites at that time.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
lehmann
 - 77833
answer 3
Ok.. Little bit of confusion here... the activation kit comes with the sim card, activation card and manuals. NO PHONE. The one line (or selected 2-5 line) COMES WITH the phones and whats stated in the activation kit.. And finaly Family Mobile DONT US MINUTES!! - It is UNLIMITED talk and text ($45 for first line, $25 for additional line - up to 5 lines).

- I hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
StevenElectronicAssociate
 - Superior, WI 1447
answer 4
The kit comes with the phone, a standard wall-charger, and 20 minutes airtime. You will need to purchase additional prepaid minutes -- it is recommended that you do this right away and activate at the time that you activate the phone. The phone kit also comes with a booklet of coupons that you can use towards the purchase of minutes. And as a bonus this phone kit comes with double-minutes for life.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Kit5526
 - south metro, MN
answer 5
This is a post-pay service, just pay for the sims and activation kit, sign up online and use, you get billed at the end of the month.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
SCM1965
 - Dallas, TX
answer 6
The activation kit is only to get the service started. You still need to select which plan you would like. You only need to purchase the activation kit once.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
assetprotection
 - Fort Worth, TX
Question

Does this sim card work for t-mobile phones?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Tatikl
on Family Mobile SIM Card & Activation Kit
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
pbchef
 - West Palm Beach, FL
answer 2
It did for mine. Nokia 5230
answered 3 years ago
By
RemotelyConfused
 - Jacksonville, Fl
answer 3
The sim card from a Walmart Family Mobile activation kit will work in a T-mobile phone.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
lehmann
 - 77833
answer 4
Yes, I have an old Nokia GSM, popped in my Walmart SIM, and it worked fine. A T-Mobile SIM however did not work in the Walmart phone, kind of a surprise. iPhones work as well with Walmart service (if unlocked).
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
SCM1965
 - Dallas, TX
answer 5
This sim card will work for any tmobile phone as well as phones that has been unlock to use tmobie service. ( I.E. the Iphone)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
assetprotection
 - Fort Worth, TX
Question

Can I use any tmobile phone with this service?

I would like to get a htc hd2 but I am not really wanting to go back to paying close to 100 dollars a month for service. When I have been paying 45 with straight talk but I want a nicer phone, I am looking at all of my options and wanted to check on this one first.
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asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Keandra
 - Longview
on Family Mobile SIM Card & Activation Kit
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I used to have T-Mobile service (for a short period of time) so I had a Nokia 5230 that I bought from T-Mobile for that service. I was able to use it. I believe if you have a phone with a Sim card, you will be able to use this service.
answered 3 years ago
By
RemotelyConfused
 - Jacksonville, Fl
answer 2
Actually, if the phone is not Family Mobile, it HAS TO BE unlocked. T-mobile and Family Mobile are different. Walmart Family Mobile is powered by t-mobile.. using only their towers. I have Family Mobile and my phone is a t-mobile htc mytouch Fender edition and it had to be unlocked to use the Family Mobile sim card. My phone didnt read the sim card until it was unlocked.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
StevenElectronicAssociate
 - Superior, WI 1447
answer 3
Yes, I use a hd2 phone with no problem
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
CellPhoneUser2
 - Raymondville TX
answer 4
No only AT&T or T-Mobile. AT&T must be unlocked.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
lehmann
 - 77833
answer 5
With Family Mobile, you would get unlimited talk & text for $45. Add a line for $25 ( up to 5 lines). As well, you could add a webpak to get data and pix messaging (pix = $0.05 / web = 1MB - appx. 80 web pages). Also, if you find an unlocked htc hd2 phone, you can use it with Family Mobile or any other unlocked phone.

- I hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
StevenElectronicAssociate
 - Superior, WI 1447
Question

Can I keep my current mobile phone number?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Family Mobile SIM Card & Activation Kit
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can port your current #.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
lehmann
 - 77833
answer 2
Yes you can BUT you need to be out of your two year service aggrement to AVOID the termination fee (if you still have X-ammount of months left from the two year upgrade). If its been a long time since you did upgrade from them, the number transfer will be a breez.
- I hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
StevenElectronicAssociate
 - Superior, WI 1447
answer 3
Yes. Follow the instructions and it'll work out.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
OregonCustomer
 - Oregon
answer 4
Yes
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
SCM1965
 - Dallas, TX
answer 5
Yes, even T-Mobile numbers can be ported over.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
SCM1965
 - Dallas, TX
Question

When you buy the activation kit do you need to have a credit check and stuff like traditional carriers?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
msprissidy
on Family Mobile SIM Card & Activation Kit
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
No..it is like a Pay as you Go plan.
answered 3 years ago
By
RemotelyConfused
 - Jacksonville, Fl
answer 2
no.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
CellPhoneUser2
 - Raymondville TX
answer 3
No credit check, no contract.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
lehmann
 - 77833
answer 4
.. I think he is trying to say is that Family Mobile works LIKE a contract BUT it is a post-paid service without the contract... meaning you DONT sign anything.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
StevenElectronicAssociate
 - Superior, WI 1447
answer 5
TracFone does not require a credit check. The activation process is much simpler than the hoops you have to jump through for traditional contract-service carriers.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Kit5526
 - south metro, MN
Question

Can I switch my current t- Mobile plan to this new family plan?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Family Mobile SIM Card & Activation Kit
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
No you cant switch your T-Mobile plan for Family Mobile's plan because Family Mobile is in competition with T-Mobile... However, you can drop T-Mobile to Family Mobile.. or vice-versa.

- I hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
StevenElectronicAssociate
 - Superior, WI 1447
answer 2
Yes, assuming you are leaving T-Mobile for this, T-Mobile does not offer a competitive plan, I tried to get them to match before switching, they would not.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
SCM1965
 - Dallas, TX
answer 3
Only if you are already on a prepaid plan. Even then you still need the activation kit.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
assetprotection
 - Fort Worth, TX
answer 4
per walmart you can switch as long as your not under contract. you can use your same tmobile phone and your same tmobile number.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
ssmaw
answer 5
No. I called TMobile and tried myself. They said they are two separate things and that they are not part of the Walmart family plan. So you would have to cancel and then move to this plan. Your phones will work though
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
JKJIJI
Question

will the family talk sim card work with my t-mobile blackberry phone?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
zippy64836
on Family Mobile SIM Card & Activation Kit
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have called the Family Mobile Customer Care and any Blackberrys will work on Family Mobile's network (T-Mobile-*soon to be*-ATT), but you can ONLY place and recieve CALLS. Absolutely no using data (webpak usage).

For more infomation upon this issue call Walmart Family Mobile Customer Care at:
1-877-440-9758
answered 3 years ago
By
StevenElectronicAssociate
 - Superior, WI 1447
answer 2
Yes, sort of. Their data plan is not actually a true Blackberry plan, you will get data and be able to make calls and text however.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
SCM1965
 - Dallas, TX
answer 3
it will work with any tmobile phone or any phone that takes a sim card and has been unlocked.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
assetprotection
 - Fort Worth, TX
answer 4
Yes if it is unlocked or you unlock it. Any phone that is GSM..(HAS A SIM ) is LOCKED to that particular network. Unlocked means you can randomly change out the SIM CARD to different networks.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
CALLMEJ
Question

With This Kit, Is The Web Unlimited, If Not What Is It's Limits?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Family Mobile SIM Card & Activation Kit
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Please read my review on the Activation Kit.
answered 3 years ago
By
RemotelyConfused
 - Jacksonville, Fl
answer 2
You pay for the data you use. If you don't use any data, what data you have rolls over to the next month.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
CellPhoneUser2
 - Raymondville TX
answer 3
Web is not limited and you can buy web packs in different denominations to suit your individual needs.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Sermilitimtim
 - Charlotte, NC
answer 4
No. There is no unlimited webpak for Family Mobile. There are three different webpaks:
$10 webpak - 200Mb
$25 webpak - 500Mb
$40 webpak - 1000 MB

*NOTE* 1Mb = 80 web pages (appx)
- I hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
StevenElectronicAssociate
 - Superior, WI 1447
Question

can i keep my same tmobile number

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Family Mobile SIM Card & Activation Kit
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, as long as you still have active service when transferring.
answered 3 years ago
By
RemotelyConfused
 - Jacksonville, Fl
answer 2
yes ,it has to be ported over. The number still has to be active.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
CellPhoneUser2
 - Raymondville TX
answer 3
there is a miss-comunication here... Tracfone IS NOT accociated with Family Mobile! You can find out if you can keep your number by going to: myfamilymobile.com

They can tell you if you can keep it NOT Tracfone.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
StevenElectronicAssociate
 - Superior, WI 1447
answer 4
Most phone numbers are transferable through the TracFone website. Your phone number must be part of a plan currently in service and allow up to seven business days for the transfer to be complete.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Kit5526
 - south metro, MN
Question

unlocked IPhone4

i have an unlocked iphone 4 (new), can i use walmart family SIM card for it?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
lanii
 - Henderson, TX
on Family Mobile SIM Card & Activation Kit
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Search YouTube. You can cut your sim to fit.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
blakeman7
answer 2
http://www.microsimcutter.com/

Try this. It will cut the sim card to fit.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
lehmann
 - 77833
answer 3
No you cant, because the iphone 4 has a mini-sim card. The iphone 3g/3gs has the standered sim card witch you can use for family mobile (if it is unlocked). BUT the iphone 4 has a totaly different sim for it, so it will not work...

- I hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
StevenElectronicAssociate
 - Superior, WI 1447
answer 4
iPhone 4 uses micro SIM and you have to contact service provider to find out if they provide micor SIM instead of regular SIM
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Sermilitimtim
 - Charlotte, NC
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