Using cash to buy a T-Mobile data pass

magenta6044241

    Can I buy a T-Mobile data pass at a T-Mobile store using cash - or is it only possible to buy a T-Mobile data pass if you happen to have a US credit card?

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      • magentatechie

        Hey there! That's a great question!  As far as I can tell, the only ways to add a data pass are through my.t-mobile.com or by calling 611.  This is for postpaid customers. Prepaid can add a pass by calling 611 or 1-877-746-0909. You will be required to provide payment information at the time of purchase.

         

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        Sorry! It doesn't look like they can be added at the retail level. 

        • magenta6044241

          So it is only possible to buy a T-Mobile data pass if you happen to have a US credit card? Tourists cannot buy a T-Mobile data pass?

            • magentatechie

              Unfortunately, it would seem so.  I dug around a bit and wasn't able to find any information that they payment system would accept a foreign card.  If someone knows or has experienced differently, I hope they'll post here!

               

              EDIT: I was able to find that the T-Mobile payment system only can accept:

              • ATM/debit cards backed by NYCE, Pulse, Star, and Accel networks
              • Credit cards backed by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover
              • Prepaid credit or gift cards with a major card logo