I have found the T-Mobile $3 Plan has moved to their MVNO (Similar like Woolies/Aldi with Telstra) PayGo | Ultra Mobile. PayGo gives you 100 minutes of talk, 100 texts and 100MB 4G LTE data for only $3 per month. Data can be used for Mobile Hotspot. Once you reach 100, additional minutes are just 3 cents each, texts are 1 cent each and data is 3 cents per MBI have no issue with Chase so far except for when I called them which they could verify me by asking questions instead. Also when trying to set up online account too but it was sorted by a phone call. A bit of a hassle but I tried to save some $$ as well. All other alerts have been going to my GV just fine.
There is this OLD T-mobile $3/month plan (not a new one by ultramobile). It's quite difficult to find but I found one ebay seller selling it. It's going to cost $50-$60 USD just to get a sim card here (with $10 credit if higher price). I used to have this plan but was stupid and forgot to add money and lost the number (it was linked to my GV as well).
(You can turn on airplane mode but keep wifi active, it will still work. S imply dial the short code to get the information you need. only SMS/Talk will work outside USA). #MIN# (#646#) Check minute usage.www.ebay.com.au(You can turn on airplane mode but keep wifi active, it will still work. S imply dial the short code to get the information you need. only SMS/Talk will work outside USA). #MIN# (#646#) Check minute usage.www.ebay.com.au
I also found a seller on Amazon US around $USD45 shipped with $10 credit but out of stock now. He said he just sent the package to Amazon and inventory should be updated in a few days.
Another option is that new tmobile $3/m by Ultramobile but it's even more difficult to find as it was originally sold in store only and issue toppig up online etc. I don't have much information about it but heard things have changed.
The only challenge is this needs to be picked up at a store. Find a Store near You | Ultra Mobile. If you have relo/mates in the US ...this is one of the option. you can then ask them to activate the Sim for you and your Google voice.
I am not sure whether this can be shipped and get blocked at customs?