May I suggest calling 611 (customer Service) and ask them this question?
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I tried chatting and calling and received very unconvincing answers both ways. Turns out they were both misinformed and my caution was correct. See my reply to my own question wherein I explain how I had to figure it out the hard way by myself. But thank you for your suggestion.
You're welcome. I have the Pay As You Go $3 a month plan, but don't do the text or message things. Regarding calling 611 I have NEVER had any problems like some do here. I congratulate you for digging into your research and finding the solution.
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Never mind, I found the answer. The simple answer is the T-Mobile website is extremely confusing in layout and terminology. Pay-as-you-go and Simply-Prepaid are both prepaid but with very different meanings. Simply-Prepaid and Simple-Choice are similarly named but have very different meanings. If a person isn't up-to-date with the jargon it's too easy to get confused. Bottom Line:
Pay-as-you-go allows single day and 7 day data purchases.
Simply-Prepaid has data with a data cap and allows purchases of more data in units limited by quantity and time.
Simple-Choice is for non-voice, non-text "devices" like mobile hotspots, tablets, and wearables that are data-only and require purchased data in order to have any function whatsoever.
I think I got all of that essentially correct and I apologize for my slow uptake on figuring it out.