June 19th, The Mother Of All Father’s Day Sales?

Look…it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Father’s Day Sale Extravaganza.  We’ve all been trying to figure out just what exactly is in store for June 19th. We’re still working to paint a total picture of what exactly is happening that day, but the above image should give a better idea of what is going down.  As always, this is all subject to change.

These images are none other than the scripts for two commercial spots, filmed last week and airing sometime before the 19th of June.  While our sources have stated some additional details that may not be included, we’re only going with what’s actually on the picture itself.  Is this rock solid information?  No, of course not, nothing is rock solid until we can say, “this is rock solid”, but we’re confident that the above images are real and actually scripts for commercials regarding the Father’s Day June 19th promotion.

So, while it looks as though new lines or new family plans are the real sell here, there are still plenty of unknowns regarding this promotion.  As with any other rumors, we’re still trying to figure out fact from fiction. For now, hopefully, the above images will get some buzz going and allow T-Mobile to pick up some customers and actually begin a real fight for third place.

We have plenty of lingering questions, however, about what plans will this work with.  Will it be Even More and/or Even More Plus?  What happens to customers who want to upgrade AND add a line?  Plenty of questions over here, but we’ll keep hunting for details!

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  • me

    Are you seriously kidding?! Really t mobile? Really? I could have upgraded my phone over a month ago but I chose not to to see what this would be. And now I find out that I wont even be able to get a phone that I dont want for free on this day because its just for family plans? And my only other option is to pay 500 dollars for a Nexus One?
    This is ridiculous.
    This is insulting.

    goodbye.

    • thoughtSausage

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    • robo

      I don’t get it? What are you complaining about.. You can get the Nexus now for 179 w 2yr plan @ $80 month, which is only available on an individual plan. Why do you have to wait for it to be in the store?

  • marek

    I’m si tired of tmobile smart android line up where getting passed by the compatition why.tomobile was firdt now last to get android whay to go gunnie pigs

    • magic

      Dude, get your facts correct. T-Mobile had the Android phones 2 years ago before anyone else did. At this time there are 7 Android phones to choose from with T-Mobile and not to mention that their employees are trained Android experts. That mixed with the best rate plans on the market makes T-Mobile a no brainer.

  • DelRey

    “…For now, hopefully, the above images will get some buzz going and allow T-Mobile to pick up some customers and actually begin a real fight for third place…”

    Ha! Really? More like fourth place. Sprint already made a killing with the EVO.

    Picture this:
    When AT&T released iPhone: lines at most AT&T stores (and Apple stores), press coverage, etc…

    When Verizon released the Motorola Droid/Droid incredible, same thing.

    When Sprint released the Palm Pre and the HTC EVO, same thing.

    When T-Mobile released the MyTouch Slide… [insert crickets sound here].

    T-Mobile has the worse selection of phones of the American market. Their strategists and marketers must be in a deep coma.

    I’ve been a customer for 6 years now and the only thing keeping me is, the EVO is sold out. As soon as Sprint re-stocks in a couple of weeks, I am out.

    • Tmo Rep

      The reason the MyTouch slide has not been advertised is because the official release date is not until June 16. T-Mobile has more that 6 Android phones currently available with the first launching in October of 2008, long before any of the competition. I was a Sprint employee in the past and I can tell you that if you switch to them just for the Evo, you are a fool. You’re bill will go up and I can guarantee that your experience with customer service with nothing short of awful.

  • DelRey

    “…For now, hopefully, the above images will get some buzz going and allow T-Mobile to pick up some customers and actually begin a real fight for third place…”

    Ha! Really? More like fourth place. Sprint already made a killing with the EVO.

    Picture this:
    When AT&T released iPhone: lines at most AT&T stores (and Apple stores), press coverage, etc…

    When Verizon released the Motorola Droid/Droid incredible, same thing.

    When Sprint released the Palm Pre and the HTC EVO, same thing.

    When T-Mobile released the MyTouch Slide… [insert crickets sound here].

    T-Mobile has the worse selection of phones of the American market. Their strategists and marketers must be in a deep coma.

    I’ve been a customer for 6 years now and the only thing keeping me is, the EVO is sold out. As soon as Sprint re-stocks in a couple of weeks, I am out.

    • narunetto

      They make the worst phones, according to you. Just because they don’t have the latest and greatest, doesn’t mean another customer doesn’t. If this rumour is true, I’m going to be heading down there and adding my friend to my plan with a Mytouch 3G Slide because he thinks it looks good, and you can’t beat free.

    • MB

      Tmobile never did a full release of the slide yet. It was a pre launch. Full launch with advertising in June 16. Please go to sprint as soon as you can so you can leave this board

  • mike

    Has anyone done the calculations on ETF and just opening new acc and canceling after 31 days? so they can stay on EM+ but with new phones

    • UzukiC

      The math’s pretty easy – If the phone full retail was worth over 255 for a web phone, or 245 for a non-web phone, one would gain a benefit from your proposal. However, there are not many people willing or able to front 420 over the course of 30 days for two phones, and also have another individual willing to start a new account under their name (You could probably get away with putting it under a new name, but there’s probably a clause about canceling and starting new lines on the same day under the same name). Even so, Tmo’s only short 195 from the switcheroo on EM+ (assuming you use it on something expensive like the HD2)… and they’re getting shorted 200 from the free HD2 on contract, so the only thing they lose out with on the deal is the lack of contract – Wonder if they’ll let it slide, or there will be a stipulation placed on the offer on deactivation, if this is the offer.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Is anyone else having BIG problems with this website. Many of my comments have not posted in the past two days because of 404 errors, or server error messages. It’s an issue on TMoNews side.

    I don’t know who is the host for TmoNews but they should be sheetcanned ASAP.

    As TMoNews gets bigger it cannot afford to have a horribly run website. This has happened a few times over the months and even the past year.

    Nothing will lose traffic and visitors faster than a crappy comment system. Most people who take the time to draft and post comments will not return if their comments are lost when clicking the “post” icon.

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    • Robert

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  • Quervo`

    This is my first time posting. I do love the vast base of information on this site. But did yall ever consider that, just maybe verizon, at&t, sprint may be checking this on and have a sale like this the same day??? I you helpin or hurting? Something to think about

  • http://soapboxuniverse.blogspot.com/ K. Ray

    I spoke to a district manager in a mall store he told me that he did not know what the promotion was. (if he did he was bluffing). On the same visit a rep tried to sell me a my touch slide. How disappointing in comparison. I hate to say if the promotion on the 19th is not a significant option, I will be forced to consider going to At&T. I don’t like their network. I wish TMO was getting the Iphone but that will probably not be happening. The District manager could not tell me anything about the N1 coming to TMO. I would be happy if The N1 was coming out with some impressive upgrades. The only thing to do is wait untill the official announcement comes out and make a decision at that point.

    • Dashi

      I Checked With The Coperate Store By My Stand And It’s True The Sale Will Happen :( I Don’t Know Wether To BE :) Or :(

  • soon2TMO

    im actually thinking i should sign-up for tmo now even though the galaxy S is not out yet, since i have a phone that i could use with their EM+ plans i might as well use it now… the reason is, im kinda worried that tmobile might follow others’ data restrictions/limitations on their smartphones like att and sprint (data throttle).. im a little concern that by that time the SGS comes out , tmo might alter their plans again… ughhh i want unlimited data plan and not some 2gb/5gb a month!

    yikes.. so i think i’m going to a store tomorrow…

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  • Buck-Man

    Just talked to an employee at a Tmo retail location and he said they know what June 19 but that he couldn’t say anything. He did say that it wasn’t free phones. He also tried to sell me on an HD2 instead of MTslide. Go figure.

    Also said that Tmo wouldn’t be saying anything until about 2 days before the 19th so that they don’t kill any potential sales before then.

    • soon2TMO

      or maybe it is the free phones and they are just being so tight-lipped about it..

  • Bill

    Imagine T-Mobile bringing back MyFaves, maybe a Family Data Plan… no matter what they do if you’re an existing customer and are currently in a “grand-fathered” voice, text and data plan; there’s nothing they can do that anybody in their right mind would give up their old plans no matter how free these devices are. I pay $169.86 before taxes and fees on five lines of service; T&T&W and five lines is $244.98/$284.98 (Even More Plus/Even More). It will be important what the fine print will be; however existing customers this is all too familiar. It means nothing to us.

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  • Sargentt

    Well, I stopped at the tmobile store yesterday and asked about the sale. The sales person said that he was under strict orders and had to sign a waiver saying they could not tell. But….. he asked me what I had heard and said that he could not confirm or deny. I was looking at purchasing the new Android Garminfone and he was discussing the options of purchasing outright vs the contract, then he said “IF such a sale were going to happen the 19th, and I were to get the phone for free, and keep it for at least 30 day, and cancel then contract, you would own the phone for 200 less than buying it outright, and you would not be obligated with a contract” Now, this was a wink and nod kind of discussion, but I REALLY got the impression that it was free phone with a new contract. Family plan was not mentioned. This basically matches the commercial script at the top of the page. He then gave me his business card, and I gave him mine and he said he would tape it to one of the boxes of the Garminefone “just in case I came in” and he told me to call at 8:05, 9:05 and 10:05 to see if they had opened early that day. This is all simple fact of my conversation and open for interpratation, but I am calling on the 19th.

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  • T-Mo RSA

    I am a T-Mobile rep, and anyone who says they know what is happening probably doesn’t. My manager said she has no clue, but another manager said it was not the hard release of the MyTouch Slide, but something bigger that “I would want to work more hours for.”

    We are commissioned on top of hourly, so we want to be able to sell, but no rep is in the know unless they know some form of middle or upper management personally. I honestly don’t know what it is, and I have asked my manager. We all thought it was the hard release of the MyTouch slide or the buy one get one, but the buy one get one was started back up about a week ago, so that’s not it.

    Here’s what I will say…
    *Sunday 06/14 we were trained on the MyTouch Slide, $5 add a line and the benefit of family plans. Which would make you think that the free any phones (while they last) but only on a family plan makes the most sense
    *We have a plethora of MyTouch Slides and we’re expected to sell at least 20% of our phones as MyTouch Slides for the month of June, and that’s with it not being advertised until the “official” release which is Wednesday, June 16th
    *If you want a hot phone, get the Garminfone. I’ll tell you this, I played with it for only a little while, but I really want this. It does not require 3G for GPS but rather, uses the Garmin satellites and works every bit as well as a GPS and the phone software makes it amazing.
    *All T-Mobile stores are opening at 8 AM, so when you find out about the deal, get there by 8 to get the phone you want…As long as it’s still available. My guess is we’ll be out of HD2′s by noon and out of Garminfone’s early, too (our store still hasn’t even gotten one shipment of them) but considering roughly 30-40% of our stock is currently MyTouch Slide’s, those may be available for a bit longer…Although it is our phone of hte summer and the expected sales is supposed to be through the roof.

    Either way, something MAJOR is going through as the “forecast” calls for very heavy traffic, and a buy one get one doesn’t make sense…But an “any phone free” makes perfect sense w/a family plan based on what we were trained on and this “leaked” info all over the internet.

    Again, I’m not confirming or denying anything as I have no solid evidence on anything, but I will say exactly what is out there.

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      The math’s pretty easy – If the phone full retail was worth over 255 for
      a web phone, or 245 for a non-web phone, one would gain a benefit from
      your proposal. However, there are not many people willing or able to
      front 420 over the course of 30 days for two phones, and also have
      another individual willing to start a new account under their name (You
      could probably get away with putting it under a new name, but there’s
      probably a clause about canceling and starting new lines on the same day
      under the same name). Even so, Tmo’s only short 195 from the
      switcheroo on EM+ (assuming you use it on something expensive like the
      HD2)… and they’re getting shorted 200 from the free HD2 on contract,
      so the only thing they lose out with on the deal is the lack of contract
      – Wonder if they’ll let it slide, or there will be a stipulation placed
      on the offer on deactivation, if this is the offer.

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  • the perm tip

    just so everyone knows the generation of network is relative to the carrier. So Sprint is on 4G, big deal thats because their 1G was analog. So basically Tmobiles HSDPA+ is 4G for Tmobile. Some people are straight SOS and believe whatever they hear and read. The best phone hands down is the iPhone. No question. The issue is youre stuck with ATT. The overall best value for network is Tmobile. Sprint is ok too……Verizon has the best coverage but ask yourself this…..how often are you without coverage? Would you pay double to have coverage at that moment? For me its maybe 3 or 4 times a year i dont have coverage but i can tell you this, Verizon and Att are about $1000 more dollars are year for me. I would not give someone $250 each time i didnt have coverage to have coverage….you dig?