Sorry, can't be done. I've tried it already.
Does anyone know if it's possible to activate a new T-Mobile sim card on Simple Mobile?
Has anyone tried this and have they been able to use Simple Mobile service with T-Mobile's sim.
They are on the same network and a sim swap involves Simple Mobile making the switch on T-Mobile's end, I figure the Simple Mobile sim card is the same just with a different image on it.
Appreciate if anyone has any idea about this?
I would like to use a T-Mobile sim and just see "T-Mobile" displayed on the screen rather than Simple Mobile.
Sorry, can't be done. I've tried it already.
Is there anyway to take out the "Simple Mobile" carrier logo off the phone's display?
I have a BlackBerry 9360, I'm not ashamed of Simple Mobile but I rather it display T-Mobile and for people not to know that I have S-Mobile when they see my phone's display.
SIM cards are by provider and not the carrier. So if you have a Simple Mobile SIM it will show that on the screen. To my knowledge the user has no control over that.
Although we all know that Simple Mobile is routing over T-Mobile towers, it's Simple that are reselling the airtime to you under their terms.
Non of the T-Mobile features are available to you, e.g. Wi-fi calling for example, because you don't have a relationship with T-Mobile.
If carrier logo is an important status symbol, you'll have to perhaps look at T-Mobile prepid plans that meet your needs
Don't know about Blackberry but some phone OS's allow editing it or instead display what towers it's connected to. I just sold my Atrix but on it if I had a motoblur rom it would display Simple Mobile but if I had Cyanogenmod7 or 9 as well as MIUI it would display T-Mobile, it would display AT&T when I had h2o wireless. So some phones it's possible at least. There's probably no way to do it without heavy modifications though.
The reason is because as of right now, Simple Mobile offers no security to their customers account information. If someone has your #, they can do anything they want to your account at this point which makes Simple Mobile horrible in that aspect. Let's weight the pro's and con's of T-Mobile over Simple Mobile and I much rather stick with Simple Mobile.
Pro's: Wifi Calling, Roaming, Throttled Speeds after 2GB is hit (60 Kbps or 119 Kbps - anyone care to share?) instead of data being suspended.
Con's: No 3-Way Calling, No Free 411, No Free Unlimited International Text, No $5 International Long Distance Credit every month (has spectacular rates that allows you to talk a lot for the $5), $10 more a month for the 2 GB plan for BIS ($66.50 instead of $57 per month from a Calling Mart pin).
There are no other differences I can think of, forget trivial things like customer care or that T-Mobile is a bigger company, etc. The prepaid division customer care for T-Mobile is just as lousy as Simple Mobile just they aren't in Florida and they have heavy foreign accents (which is actually worse).
The lack of 3 way calling, the free $5 international calling, and the $10 extra charge every month is enough to make me stay with Simple Mobile even though you never know when someone wants to tamper with your account. It's a shame that Simple Mobile doesn't have a password system when calling in to customer care.
Someone mentioned lack of security on SM account. I did use SM for one month and the default password was the last 7 or 8 digits of the SIM#, you could change it to a password of your own choosing. So I don't see how SM are any less secure that say GoPhone or any other pre-paid provider.
Is there some other way they are less secure?
When I was with Cricket I would call CS and all they asked was my #. Last time I called SM, they asked my name and zip code, which isn't too secure but in comparison to others, it seems to stand on the same ground. I did notice that last time I made an international call, the recording asked for my account # to proceed, which is annoying though. I use Rebtel now for international calls so I don't know if SM still requires you to input your account#.
The problem is customer care doesn't ask for a password, name, or anything but your #.
So all I need to know is that you have SM and your # to be able to tamper with your # and service.
They don't have a system where they track your calls with notes and such and even when I put a note saying must ask for password xxx when calling in, they still failed to ask for any info.
Accounts should be protected by a pin when calling in.
They were discussing this issue last year, I am surprised they haven't implemented it yet.
I can confirm 3-way (6-way if your phone supports it) calling definitely works on T-Mobile prepaid unlimited talk time plans.