How do I obtain a 2nd phone for new SIM?

uptownj

    Hello DIGITS users,

     

    I am awaiting a second SIM card to use in a device. I am not sure yet which device I want yet but I have run into 2 challenges:

     

    1. When I go online to buy a new phone, it wants to have me order an "Upgrade" or to "Activate a new line". How do I just order the phone?
    2. If I want to order from retail, prepaid, etc, there are additional fees for setting up service or buying the phone. Is there any way to avoid these fees if I go this route instead?
    3. Does the T-Mobile DIGITS secondary SIM work with Windows Phone or only with iOS and Android?

     

    The retail offerings are slim so I even thought about a Wal-Mart Family Mobile phone for 40 days but the retail guy at a T-Mobile store said not to. Didn't really say why. I just wanted a cheap Android or Windows Mobile device. So I guess what I am asking is: What is the best way to get a cheap second device for the Tmo network?

     

    Thanks in Advance,

     

    Jorge

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      • tmo_kirstin

        Re: How do I obtain a 2nd phone for new SIM?

        Those are all great questions! To order a new phone on the web you would need to use the upgrade option. This will not impair your ability to upgrade at any other time it just gives you the ability to purchase a new phone without adding another line. Unfortunately there is no way to avoid the fees related to upgrading in store except to purchase online. Finally, DIGITS will not work with windows phones. We have a lot of cost effective devices on the website and hope all this information will help you get the phone you need!

        • ed630

          Re: How do I obtain a 2nd phone for new SIM?

          I'm using digits on an Amazon Motorola G4 with a couple of my old phones - fairly inexpensive and not bad phone

            • uptownj

              Re: How do I obtain a 2nd phone for new SIM?

              Hello ed630,

               

              I was just looking at those myself. There are all these brands I've never knew existed: BLU (aren't they the e-cig company?), PoshMobile, ASUS (I like Asus computers), Polaroid (really?), and of course Moto but I knew about them.

               

              So many to choose from. Glad to know they are decent cheap phones.

               

              j

                • ed630

                  Re: How do I obtain a 2nd phone for new SIM?

                  3 previous phones were Samsung, last one got bogged down, so tried Motorola

                  Since then Samsung got some kind of update and works like new

                  But now the Moto is my everyday phone

                  Cheap, has ads but I always have other notifications so never even see the full screen ads

                   

                  Edited to add

                  Could buy 3 Samsungs for the price

              • azdreamscape

                Re: How do I obtain a 2nd phone for new SIM?

                WOW!

                I thought the duplicate SIM would no longer work once the beta was over.

                 

                PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG!

                • tmo_marissa

                  Re: How do I obtain a 2nd phone for new SIM?

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