A poster on reddit mentioned the T Mobile test drive free Hot Spot + 30 GB for 30 days offer is back.
I had kept my Hot Spot from the previous test drive, and when signing up for the second test drive I was asked if I already had a hot spot gifted from a friend, I said yes, entered the IMEI, signed up with a different email, and T mobile just reloaded the hot spot from afar with 30 more GB for 30 more days.
I don't think the hotspots can be used apart from T-mobile, though adept hackers might be able unlock the hot spot. T Mobile basically said to throw the hot spots away or give them to a friend when one's test drive is finished, so I would imagine one could only use them after the trial if one signed up for a T Mobile data plan of some sort.
I coulda sworn somewhere (slickdeals, reddit, HoFo, or doctorofcredit) I read that other Tmo MVNO SIMs can be made to work inside. I'ma stop using my SimpleMobile SIM in less than 20 daze so maybe I'll do a silly test in ~18 daze.
Re OP, I think most of us did this ~Oct/Nov (> 6 months ago so seems possible re terms). Can we use the exact same conatct info and get re-approved?
When I signed up today, I couldn't remember what name and email I used on my first trial and so the email I tried was already used on T Mobile. I then put in another name and email and T Mobile sent a confirmation email to that address and my order was successfully completed. Putting in a shipping address was required and I used the same one I previously used for the first trial. If one is using the same hotspot from the first trial, I doubt using the same info for the second "new" test drive will pass muster. In my above post, I assumed that T Mobile would just reactivate the sim I already have, but that has not happened yet, though T Mobile says activation can take up to 2 hours. It could be, since a shipping address was required, T Mobile will be sending out a new sim card, even though nothing was stated about that.
EDIT: Looks as if T Mobile was on to me, for my hotspot won't activate, though the order was confirmed as successful from T Mobile. Also, I just tried again with another email and name and with order for new device, but got the message that I already did a trial and couldn't do a second. So it looks as if using the same shipping address is enough to disqualify one, an if one wants a second trial, a new shipping address is necessary along with a different email and name. Oh well, those are the rules. But I'll never do business with T Mobile again.
The Franklin T9 is a mobile hotspot with a small display to show signal strength, number of devices connected, battery level, and more. It supports up to 15 connections at once, has a 2450mAh battery that’s rated to last 8 hours on a single charge, and includes support for LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 25, 26, 41, 66, and 71.
Looks as if T-Mobile is sending me a new sim card for my hotspot after all. I had given up on a second sign up for the 30 day test drive and hadn't heard from T-Mobile for more than a week until yesterday's email stating they shipped me a T-Mobile Lazershark Sim card, which is I assume is for the hotspot. So one of my sign ups must have been accepted, though it took more than a week to stick.
Several years ago, I had a $3 a month T-Mobile account and for a few years, but since then, when dealing with T-Mobile, whenever I try to use the email I used for that account, I'm told I'm a customer. So I guess T-Mobile will never close that account and I must use a different email address.