T-Mobile Formally Announces Father’s Day 2011 Sale

T-Mobile has formally announced their Father’s Day 2011 sale with 12 months of free data to new and existing customers with 18 months of contract tenure. For one day only, June 18th customers who purchase a qualifying talk, text and data plan will get 12 months of free data. Except there is a catch as that free data plan only applies to the $10 200MB plan. Customers who wish to purchase the 2GB, 5GB or 10GB plan will receive a $10 credit on their bill for one year good for a total savings of $120. Qualifying existing customers must be at least 18 months into their current contract and the account must be in good standing. Customers who purchase a Mobile Broadband Plan on a two year contract will also receive the $10 credit on their monthly bill for 12 months as well.

“T-Mobile is making it easier than ever for busy dads and families to keep in touch,” said John Clelland, senior vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “With our already affordable unlimited plans, and an exceptional lineup of 4G devices, families will see savings for a year when they step up to a richer mobile data experience.”

I have to say I’m  a little disappointed with this promotion considering last year’s bonanza free phone sale which led T-Mobile to it’s single largest sales day ever. You can hit up the full press release below and leave your thoughts in the comments!

T-Mobile.com

 

T-Mobile Celebrates Dads With Free Data For A Year

On June 18, customers who sign up for a qualifying unlimited plan or mobile broadband plan will get $120 in savings

BELLEVUE, Wash. — June 14, 2011 — In honor of Father’s Day,T-Mobile USA, Inc. is celebrating, once again, with a compelling offer that will reward customers all year long. On Saturday, June 18, for one day only, customers who sign up for a new qualifying talk, text and data plan will get 12 months of free data. That means customers will be worry free when surfing the mobile Web, staying in touch with friends via social networking, or checking their email. And, with a growing portfolio of affordable 4G smartphones to choose from, families can find the perfect gift for dad — or themselves — this Father’s Day while saving money and staying connected on America’s Largest 4G Network.

“T-Mobile is making it easier than ever for busy dads and families to keep in touch,” said John Clelland, senior vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “With our already affordable unlimited plans, and an exceptional lineup of 4G devices, families will see savings for a year when they step up to a richer mobile data experience.”

The Father’s Day free data offer is available to new customers and existing customers with 18 or more months of contract tenure who purchase a qualifying unlimited talk, text and data plan, including 200 MB of high-speed data, on a two-year contract. These customers will enjoy $10 in monthly bill credits for a year — equal to the price of the 200 MB data plan — for a total savings of $120.

Alternatively, customers can choose from T-Mobile’s other unlimited talk, text and data plans, including the 2 GB, 5 GB or 10 GB high-speed data plans — all featuring no overages fees — and receive the $10 credit on their monthly bill for 12 months.

In addition, customers who activate a qualifying mobile broadband plan on a two-year contract can also receive a $10 credit on their monthly bill for 12 months. Information about these plans, the T-Mobile 4G Mobile Hotspot, the 4G-enabled T-Mobile G-Slate™ and other mobile broadband products can be found online in the mobile broadband section of T-Mobile.com.

The Father’s Day promotion is available nationwide on June 18 at participating T-Mobile retail stores, national retail operators and online. More information about the offer is available at T-Mobile’s deals site and information about T-Mobile’s new unlimited plans is available at T-Mobile.com.

Plan features and limitations may vary. See T-Mobile.com for additional rate plan and pricing information.

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the first quarter of 2011, approximately 128 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.6 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+/HSPA+42. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visithttp://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.

For more information about T-Mobile’s 4G products, please visithttp://www.t-mobile.com.

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  • jef benigno

    This is it…?

    • So far, pretty disappointing huh?

      • macho man

        I rather have herpes for a year.

        • Brian Bloom

          Weird.. I’d take $120 over herpes.  But whatever floats yer boat…

      • PatheticLoser

        Considering supply levels of smartphones in my market – I’m not surprised. Inventory levels are low on many devices.

      • Ginkster

        Disappointing?  What’s AT&T offering that’s better?  Verizon?  Sprint?  How about a little context on what the competition is doing that’s better than T-Mobile versus simply declaring T-Mobile isn’t doing enough.  $120 off of a contract that is already hundreds of dollars cheaper than the competition is a pretty good offer for the majority of consumers in the US.  If I were eligible to participate, I’d take the free money, not complain that it’s not good enough.

      • Ginkster

        Disappointing?  What’s AT&T offering that’s better?  Verizon?  Sprint?  How about a little context on what the competition is doing that’s better than T-Mobile versus simply declaring T-Mobile isn’t doing enough.  $120 off of a contract that is already hundreds of dollars cheaper than the competition is a pretty good offer for the majority of consumers in the US.  If I were eligible to participate, I’d take the free money, not complain that it’s not good enough.

  • macho man

    lmfao…fail

  • n.g

    what a waste of payroll lol smfh

  • OMG!  I waited to buy a Sensation 4G for this?!?!

    • macho man

      That phone wouldve never been free

      • Anonymous

        Not true.  Last year it all was free.  The HD2 was in very short supply.

  • macho man

    So we are all going into work to add $10 off on data. 

  • Hoodied.Hello

    Bah! I hope some of you were able to pick up a Sensation 4G at Walmart for $148.88. Now I’m wondering if that’s the pricetag that Walmart is going with, when it is officially released.

  • Chris838

    Soooooo u can only take advantage of this if ur plan is almost over? Why doesn’t tmobile reward all their customers. Especially the ones who have been loyal and just recently renewed third contracts.

    • because they are trying to get more people that are close to the end of their contract to renew.  If you just got a $300 discount on your smartphone, they need to make their money back on you, at 18 months of contract maturity, they can reinvest a little more to get another return on a proven investment.

  • j-man

    Wow I was expecting it to be something like last year.  I wanted to buy the Sensation this day, apparently then I can buy sooner LOL

  • StefanB86

    Fail, I even put my cell phone on T-Mobile twitter to get the notification and now I’m very disappointed :(

  • Makes one think ATT is calling the shots behind those Magenta doors more and more…. Disappointing for sure..

  • Pissedoffcustomer

    Boring!

  • Gm Aharrington1

    This was a big let down. Give me some device free or I don’t know something more significant. This the best I get?

    • Aerofanbig

      why are you so entitled you should get a 400-600$ piece of electronics for free?

    • jarjon76

      Tell you what–you open a cell phone store and let me come in there and choose ANY phone I want for free, no strings attached. While you’re at it, let all of my friends and family pick free phones too. 

    • jarjon76

      Tell you what–you open a cell phone store and let me come in there and choose ANY phone I want for free, no strings attached. While you’re at it, let all of my friends and family pick free phones too. 

  • Whoooo!! Reward only people that are just boarding ship. Completely diss and ignore the people that have kept your sinking ship floating for these past few months despite the number of people jumping ship to AT&T. >_>

    • Respawn

      Actually I believe people are jumping to other companies. But then I don’t care. This merger crap is old.

    • Dswagg2k10

      Let’s see… I’m sure T-Mobile can afford to offer free phones to customer. Truth is, the immediate numbers show awesome reports. But after a few months what you realize is that what dealers were doing is activating we lines instead of upgrade to get commission and customers where getting free phones and cancelling service which is the part T-Mobile cannot afford. *But who cares they were charged an ETF* Being charged an ETF and actually paying it are two different things. #ThatIsAll

  • Jeffrey Pueblos

    I think it’s great that T-Mobile is having this type of offer but I have to agree with some of the others who feel that last year’s Father’s Day free smartphone deal was the BEST. Also, there should be some special perks for devoted existing T-Mobile customers who have been with them for 7+ years. How ’bout a free phone for longtime existing customers? 

  • Youngt82

    This sale is lame and T-Mobile will see a big or just a plain ol fall in they’re sales and distributions this day. What a waste smh

  • Anonymous

    Is there any way to buy the Sensation at Walmart and still take advantage of the $10 off data plan?

    • Pinnacle0181

      of course! you goto to your local tmobile store and they should match the price. and you can take advantage of your phone credit. gotta love em

  • Bullet

    I work for tmobile and as time goes by its becoming more clear to me ATT will be granted the acquisition….3 years ago tmobile costumers were willing to spend money on phones now they have become super cheap they want a superphone free . If ya love tmobile so much support it and stop being so cheap …otherwise tmobile will have to be sold

    • Duh Winning

      agreed. these people are idiots, freaking out about the fact that you won’t (as it should be) be able to get a Sensation for free. cheapos. we should be glad that we have the choice to pick up phones that are still great like the MT4G for free if we want to (via that online offer) and then also get a cheap data plan via this sale.

      i mean, how long have you people been living in this country? Am I one of just a few who understands that new products NEVER go on sale in this country? Oh look, MW3 just came out and it’s on sale immediately for $39.99 vs. the regular $59.99! NOT. That ish aint going on sale for a long time peeps, and for a good reason! These companies NEED TO MAKE MONEY.

      • Anonymous

        Congratulations on one of the worst analogies I have read in a long time.  The difference between discounting/subsidizing a phone and discounting a video game is that when the company subsidizes the phone, they do so with locking you into an outrageous 2 year agreement where they have guaranteed money flowing in on a monthly basis.  It’s a pretty good ROI for them and how they make their money….not from phones.  It makes even more sense to do things like that for net new customers (takeaway business) as that’s a brand new 2 year revenue stream for the company.

        The video game manufacturer though only has that one real revenue stream of the initial purchase so it would make zero sense to do any kind of a discount.

        The bottom line is that you, and the 3 other people who liked your post, are morons.

        /Oh, and the whole Charlie Sheen thing played out months ago.

        • Duh Winning

          Great, I knew all that bud. It was just a simple analogy, but I’m glad you took it so seriously.

          Bottom line: Tmob is obviously not in the financial position to offer an incredible sale. So they aren’t offering an incredible sale. Yet you think they owe us an incredible sale? Really? I’m laughing at all the people who are saying “F tmob!” just because they aren’t matching an incredible sale they offered last year. HELLO. THAT’S HOW COMPANIES WORK. Sometimes they are in a position where they can afford to have an impressive sale in the interest of making customers happy, and sometimes things aren’t going so well and they have to scale back on the incentives they offer BECAUSE THEY CAN’T AFFORD IT.

          Even better: the scale of sales that companies offer fluctuates regardless of any factors. I’m a car lover and a website I frequent had a huge sale last year (an annual sale; this one just happened to be bigger than most). That company had the same position in our car community this year but just happened to offer a much more moderate sale this year. For whatever internal reasons, companies will change the scale of sales they offer. So FAIL on all the people saying Tmob sucks just because this sale isn’t as big as last years. THAT’S WHAT COMPANIES DO.

      • Anonymous

        Congratulations on one of the worst analogies I have read in a long time.  The difference between discounting/subsidizing a phone and discounting a video game is that when the company subsidizes the phone, they do so with locking you into an outrageous 2 year agreement where they have guaranteed money flowing in on a monthly basis.  It’s a pretty good ROI for them and how they make their money….not from phones.  It makes even more sense to do things like that for net new customers (takeaway business) as that’s a brand new 2 year revenue stream for the company.

        The video game manufacturer though only has that one real revenue stream of the initial purchase so it would make zero sense to do any kind of a discount.

        The bottom line is that you, and the 3 other people who liked your post, are morons.

        /Oh, and the whole Charlie Sheen thing played out months ago.

  • Anonymous

    All those people thinking they were going to get a senstion for free are literally MORONS.  That phone won’t even be in stock on father’s day… It’ll be sold out on Wednesday.  Just silliness for even thinking that.

    • Gm Aharrington1

      Let’s see never said expected sensation to be free. Btw, have 9 phone lines with T-Mobile and been a customer since voicestream days. I deserve a phone for free. The way it works is the carrier makes it’s money from the two year contract you sign. Phone is always considered a loss. Almost fourteen years with this company and I found that they are having phones for free on father’s day. Go check their website.

      • Guest

        sorry you don’t deserve a phone for free.

        • Gm Aharrington1

          I guess no one deserves an education then?

        • Guest

          So you want someone else to pay for your free phone?

        • Guest

          So you want someone else to pay for your free phone?

        • Guest

          So you want someone else to pay for your free phone?

        • jarjon76

          What does having an education have to do with a freakin’ phone? Do you realize how silly you sound? Probably not.

      • jarjon76

        You don’t “deserve” anything. You WANT a free phone, but you don’t “deserve” one. You sound like a typical customer–always wanting something for nothing. Ridiculous.

      • jarjon76

        You don’t “deserve” anything. You WANT a free phone, but you don’t “deserve” one. You sound like a typical customer–always wanting something for nothing. Ridiculous.

        • Gm Aharrington1

          Ok semantics. Just like you want to keep your job when AT&T takes over? Remember that when your unemployed because they outsource your job. If your not a T-Mobile employee then remember that when they cut your benefits or position to help budget their costs.

        • jarjon76

          I’m not a T-Mobile employee and your post has nothing to do with you whining about “deserving” a free phone.

        • jarjon76

          I’m not a T-Mobile employee and your post has nothing to do with you whining about “deserving” a free phone.

  • Matlock

    Wow, just wow! That is the lamest thing ever!! Now this makes me not want to work on Saturday! A lot of people were hoping to get free phones, or at least a great deal on new phones, but this is going to disappoint a lot of people. I guess with the inventory issues that T-Mo is having, we should have all seen this coming. Sigh…….SMH!! 

    • Bman325i

      we recieved 100 HTC sensation the other day and i thought TMobile was offering free phone for saturday. i guess not that many people will be coming in on saturday with just this offer.  the valentines day sale was way better than this.

  • Vjballa21

    omfg really? $10 off?? thats what the BIG deal was???? The bogo sale was better than this and we didnt have to staff the whole store for that. This is the BIGGEST PILE OF HORSE you know what. atleast give the 2 gig one free. frickin t-mobile backend who made this promo should all be fired!! What frickin idiots. Its a one day promo. oooohhh 120.00 off over a 1 year contract. Sorry guys pretty upset manager over here. Im glad i told my reps not to tell customers it was going to be free phones and just to tell them its going to be a good deal.

  • Anonymous

    This is really disappointing. They shouldn’t say in the beginning paragraph that you will get 12 months of free data. Very misleading. You get a $10.00 credit/month. That’s it. I feel like a bait and switch at used car dealer or something. People will see that and sign up for higher priced data plans and then complain that they’re being billed extra for data. I know we read through it but many will only see “free data for one year,” and then wonder what happened.

    I don’t expect a free phone but a $99 phone credit for new lines and qualifying upgrades (even with qualifying data plan of 2GB or more on 2 year extension/new contract) would have been fantastic. They gave away phones free during their “twitter-night sales” over the last few months so that makes this even more upsetting. We are on T-Mobile because they have lower monthly prices already, among other things, so saving a few dollars a month on a single day promotion does not entice customers to sign up or re-up. Have you seen any other special sales at AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint saying come in and get a few bucks off a month for a year if you sign a two year contract (which is required for this deal according to the T-Mobile terms and conditions of this sale)? Me neither. Apparently our magenta is smoking something that is corrupting their minds.

    • Aerofanbig

      You’d rather have 99$ off of a phone then 120$ off your service? The 200mb plan, which is 10$ a month, is free for 12 months. All over data plans get a 10$ credit….what bait and switch is that? Seems pretty clear cut, get the lowest data plan for free for a year *shrug*

    • kenbot

      It’s supposed to grab your attention. How is it T-Mo’s fault if the customer doesn’t read the rest of it? 

  • Dom

    disjointed not because i dont get a free phone i realize tmo is a business and would lose too much money but i would like the 10$ credit for 12 months for anyone signing a new contract on a phone upgrade or new the company. I am on a family plan with my mom and i was getting the sensation 100% on Sunday assuming some good reason for it but this will not bring in big sales to me i might as well pick one up today or tomorrow since they should have them by the 15th

  • Ash

    All I saw from the screen shot was…..

    Carly Foulke….make Daddy happy…..

    • sirphunkee

      heh ditto

    • sirphunkee

      heh ditto

  • Fro

    Wow what fail, better off getting a iphone for free from verizon  not that i rally like tat deal either

    • Guest

      What the hell are you talking about? That’s not a sale but I’d jump all on that deal if I were you.

    • Guest

      What the hell are you talking about? That’s not a sale but I’d jump all on that deal if I were you.

  • Fine print says the following on their website

    “Offer available 6/18/2011, 9PM PST; subject to change.”

    So the “sale” doesn’t even last the entire day of June 18th. Unless this is some sort of typo?

  • Wel52

    I will hold out for a better deal from TM or someone else!

    • TweetMo

      Yeah, me too. I was set to sign up for 2 years for the Sensation on Father’s Day, but now I’ll wait for RadioShack’s $149 promo on June 26th, or go to Walmart.

      • CMK

        Why would you wait in order to save $50. rather than buying the sensation at a T Mobile store on the 18th for $199. after rebate and save $120. (over 12 months) ?

        • tmo emp

          Because customers can save the $120 plus an additional discount at walmart or radio shack stores. I wonder how many employees dont know customer service will add that discount for ANY new customer activating anywhere.. tsk tsk

  • Tmo Warrior

    What a joke… As a T-Mobile reseller we need all of the help we can get and this won’t help at all.  It is embarrassing but re-affirms that T-Mobile is all but checked out.  Sounds like a lame AT&T promo.  VERY DISAPPOINTED….

  • I was looking for HTC Sensation for several months and was ready to dump my old telco. I was expecting to get a better deal…..

  • E-man

    What are the chances that if I buy phones today at costco, then call up on Saturday I can get the deal on the data plan?

    • Bassplaye555

      No because you would only be a couple days in your contract’… Not 18 months in or.a new customer

  • tmo

    Im confused. It says its for new and existing customers but it says you have to have more than 18 months of tenure. I don’t get it. Is it or is it not?

  • tmo

    Im confused. It says its for new and existing customers but it says you have to have more than 18 months of tenure. I don’t get it. Is it or is it not?

    • Aerofanbig

      its not that hard. New customers = new customers. Existing IF they have been on contract for at least 18 months. So if existing customers are pretty close to an upgrade anyways (22 months) they’re comping an extra 4 months and letting people renew and upgrade just like new customers. Its about damn time Tmo!

    • Aerofanbig

      its not that hard. New customers = new customers. Existing IF they have been on contract for at least 18 months. So if existing customers are pretty close to an upgrade anyways (22 months) they’re comping an extra 4 months and letting people renew and upgrade just like new customers. Its about damn time Tmo!

    • Aerofanbig

      its not that hard. New customers = new customers. Existing IF they have been on contract for at least 18 months. So if existing customers are pretty close to an upgrade anyways (22 months) they’re comping an extra 4 months and letting people renew and upgrade just like new customers. Its about damn time Tmo!

  • T-Mobile made it VERY clear, no free phones this weekend.  If you thought that, it is your fault.  Every store manager was instructed to make sure they told everyone this.

    I was hyped up by the store manager though to expect something pretty damn good, regarding the Sensation I was told, aka a discounted price, buy one get one, something of that sort.

  • T-Mobile made it VERY clear, no free phones this weekend.  If you thought that, it is your fault.  Every store manager was instructed to make sure they told everyone this.

    I was hyped up by the store manager though to expect something pretty damn good, regarding the Sensation I was told, aka a discounted price, buy one get one, something of that sort.

    • James

      yeah we got like 90 sensations for nothing!

  • Luis

    wow ..what a lame deal… why am i working saturday for….

    • Anonymous

      Really?  Judging by your post, you should feel pretty damn lucky to even have a job.

      • No, judging by his post he understands how lame this deal is after all the hush hush hype T-Mobile had over it.

      • No, judging by his post he understands how lame this deal is after all the hush hush hype T-Mobile had over it.

        • Snoopy

          So, lack of hype, is hype now?  Your logic is impressive.  You’re right, TMO certainly didn’t live up to the non-hype hype… shame on them.

        • Snoopy

          So, lack of hype, is hype now?  Your logic is impressive.  You’re right, TMO certainly didn’t live up to the non-hype hype… shame on them.

        • Anonymous

          Really? Judging by your post, you should also feel pretty damn lucky to even have a job.

        • jarjon76

          Huge hype??? That’s funny.

      • No, judging by his post he understands how lame this deal is after all the hush hush hype T-Mobile had over it.

    • James

      yea super lame got full staff saturday for nothing!!!

  • Luis

    wow ..what a lame deal… why am i working saturday for….

  • Rayful Edmond

    REALLY! …..this is all you are gonna offer, I mean damn you could have at least gave up the 5GB plan for a year.

  • Rayful Edmond

    REALLY! …..this is all you are gonna offer, I mean damn you could have at least gave up the 5GB plan for a year.

    • Nate

      Please go see your local at&t store.

  • jba

    so…family with 2 lines…$20 off per month for a year??…or $10 off per account???…do I get a same deal if I sign my family plan throught amazonwireless.com??…thanks

  • Snoopy

    See?  The lowest day to day prices, the best customer service, and that’s still not enough for you all.  No wonder DT is washing its hands of the US market, and TMO is being sold off.  You all deserve to have TMO yanked out from under you.  If AT&T is really going to be as bad to you as all you griping babies say it is, then all I can think is you deserve every bit of it.  With customers like you all, who needs enemies?

    • Griping?  We’re not asking for anything more than an actual sale to be worth all the hype we’ve heard.  They can’t do free phones, that is understandable.  But discounted phones at least!  Especially after last years sale, and after ALL the hype this sale has had, only for $120 off of a year.  Yeah, that is a HUGE incentive. /sarcasm

      • Bumrocky

        Hmmm…Free and discounted MT4G’s….All other phones heavily subsidized. AT&T doesn’t even give away free iphones…yes, they’re discounted NOW…but they never discounted new phones immediately on a release. So, no free/discounted Sensation. We have lots of other discounted phones, and everyone nearing end of life on the contract also qualifies for these same discounts. Get over yourselves.

        • jarjon76

          People like Jkivinie think they “deserve” a free Sensation because he’s a current customer. Some people are never satisfied.

        • jarjon76

          People like Jkivinie think they “deserve” a free Sensation because he’s a current customer. Some people are never satisfied.

        • Stresshead

          When I explain to people how we as a company lose money on any new customer up front and thats why they have to sign a contract.. the standard reaction is ” thats not my problem “. Well actually it kinda is… The sense of entitlement and just damned near attitude about everything drives me up the wall. God forbid the internet goes out for 1 minute… ” oh hell no im not going to pay my bill at all because my internet didnt work… this is my business.. and that cost me a couple thousand dollars… Im a loyal customer of 30 seconds what are you going to do to keep me.? ” … BOOMMM … bullet

        • Stresshead

          When I explain to people how we as a company lose money on any new customer up front and thats why they have to sign a contract.. the standard reaction is ” thats not my problem “. Well actually it kinda is… The sense of entitlement and just damned near attitude about everything drives me up the wall. God forbid the internet goes out for 1 minute… ” oh hell no im not going to pay my bill at all because my internet didnt work… this is my business.. and that cost me a couple thousand dollars… Im a loyal customer of 30 seconds what are you going to do to keep me.? ” … BOOMMM … bullet

        • jarjon76

          Not to go off on another path, but it’s a product of today’s society. They want, want, want without having to give anything. 

          I also get annoyed by the people that sign a 2 yr contract, get a phone for a deep discount, complain about getting “bored” with their phone within 6 months, and come in here to gripe about not being able to get a new phone for free. You signed a contract–honor it. 

          And let’s not forget those who sign a contract, get a phone for a deep discount, cancel within the remorse period, and walk away with the phone. I’ve seen some people admit doing this in here. And those of us who are honest are left paying the price, pun intended.

    • Griping?  We’re not asking for anything more than an actual sale to be worth all the hype we’ve heard.  They can’t do free phones, that is understandable.  But discounted phones at least!  Especially after last years sale, and after ALL the hype this sale has had, only for $120 off of a year.  Yeah, that is a HUGE incentive. /sarcasm

    • Griping?  We’re not asking for anything more than an actual sale to be worth all the hype we’ve heard.  They can’t do free phones, that is understandable.  But discounted phones at least!  Especially after last years sale, and after ALL the hype this sale has had, only for $120 off of a year.  Yeah, that is a HUGE incentive. /sarcasm

    • Duh Winning

      This. The responses on here are ridiculous. These people think they are entitled to a bunch of free stuff just because Tmob has done that before in the past. Welcome to now, people, and for whatever reasons, Tmob cannot afford to give away a ton of stuff. So they’re doing their best to offer incentives to people while still generating enough cash to stay afloat.

      The amount of times stupid consumers harm the companies that serve them is insane. It was the same thing with the auto industry: Americans got so SUV-happy in the 90s that the Big Three had to focus all their efforts on SUVs. What we got was rapidly decreasing quality in cars till the point where they were truly producing horrible cars. But we were still all so happy driving around in our Expeditions and Tahoes… So proud to be the cause of our domestic auto industry’s crisis. Now we’re on path to ruin Tmob! WOO!

  • Noeleaser

    I am sooooooooooooo glad I planned my vacation months in advance and don’t have to work on this day!! I can’t believe that this is all that T-Mobile is offering on Saturday. I’m rather embarrassed to even tell people about this “promotion…”

    • Anonymous

      If you were an intelligent salesperson instead of an 18 yr old “cashier” then you would realize that you can market this as $69.99 Unlimited plan for the 1st year ($79.99 – $10 promo credit) and increase your sales.  Now that Sprint charges $79.99 for their Unlimited plan you could use this as a competitive advantage.

      • guest

        Good one, I’ll use this.

      • guest

        Good one, I’ll use this.

      • guest

        Good one, I’ll use this.

  • the_truth

    As an employee reading all these gripes I am discouraged. I WILL be working that day and feel that we/t-mobile don’t owe free anything to anyone. We’re a service provider–not “Free-Mobile”. Call AT&T and tell them you “deserve” something. I hope I’m there to see what their policy is on “customer free-loaders” and customers that call 5-10 times a month asking for the same undeserved credit they’ve been denied already!

  • Rayful Edmond

    @ the_truth I’m not saying we deserve or should have expected more but after their last 2 sales can you blame people for being a little disapointed…..I mean $10 a month aint shit the taxes alone will eat that up.

  • Rayful Edmond

    @ the_truth be for real $10 a month credit, dude the taxes alone will eat that up…now I aint saying we deserve more but after the last 2 sales can you blame people for being a little disapointed in this one

    • the_truth

      Talk to your legislators about taxes Dude–that isn’t a T-Mobile issue. After the last two sales we’ve been bled dry. Sorry Man.

    • the_truth

      Talk to your legislators about taxes Dude–that isn’t a T-Mobile issue. After the last two sales we’ve been bled dry. Sorry Man.

    • jarjon76

      You don’t “deserve” anything. People overuse that word these days.

  • Rayful Edmond

    @ the_truth be for real $10 a month credit, dude the taxes alone will eat that up…now I aint saying we deserve more but after the last 2 sales can you blame people for being a little disapointed in this one

  • employee

    Tmobile will make their money back by all the rebate denials for having just the $10 web. They are turning into such a shitty company.

    • the_truth

      Hope you make it to the unemployment line rather than be kept on. Rebates require eligibility is met. Talk to the rebate company–as an employee you know they have the final say..

    • the_truth

      Hope you make it to the unemployment line rather than be kept on. Rebates require eligibility is met. Talk to the rebate company–as an employee you know they have the final say..

    • the_truth

      Hope you make it to the unemployment line rather than be kept on. Rebates require eligibility is met. Talk to the rebate company–as an employee you know they have the final say..

    • the_truth

      Hope you make it to the unemployment line rather than be kept on. Rebates require eligibility is met. Talk to the rebate company–as an employee you know they have the final say..

    • the_truth

      Hope you make it to the unemployment line rather than be kept on. Rebates require eligibility is met. Talk to the rebate company–as an employee you know they have the final say..

    • the_truth

      Hope you make it to the unemployment line rather than be kept on. Rebates require eligibility is met. Talk to the rebate company–as an employee you know they have the final say..

    • the_truth

      Hope you make it to the unemployment line rather than be kept on. Rebates require eligibility is met. Talk to the rebate company–as an employee you know they have the final say..

    • the_truth

      Hope you make it to the unemployment line rather than be kept on. Rebates require eligibility is met. Talk to the rebate company–as an employee you know they have the final say..

    • the_truth

      Hope you make it to the unemployment line rather than be kept on. Rebates require eligibility is met. Talk to the rebate company–as an employee you know they have the final say..

    • the_truth

      Hope you make it to the unemployment line rather than be kept on. Rebates require eligibility is met. Talk to the rebate company–as an employee you know they have the final say..

      • Employee

        correct. but you know theres going to be people out there who get just the $10 web on phones such as the galaxy, sensation, mytouch etc. but the rebate requires $20 and above mrc. how many employees do you think will just sell the $10 web with a rebate form. take THAT!

      • Employee

        correct. but you know theres going to be people out there who get just the $10 web on phones such as the galaxy, sensation, mytouch etc. but the rebate requires $20 and above mrc. how many employees do you think will just sell the $10 web with a rebate form. take THAT!

        • the_truth

          One word–SPPH

      • Employee

        correct. but you know theres going to be people out there who get just the $10 web on phones such as the galaxy, sensation, mytouch etc. but the rebate requires $20 and above mrc. how many employees do you think will just sell the $10 web with a rebate form. take THAT!

    • the_truth

      Hope you make it to the unemployment line rather than be kept on. Rebates require eligibility is met. Talk to the rebate company–as an employee you know they have the final say..

    • Employee #2

      I agree.. I’ve only got a day and a half left working there because its becoming so asinine

      • guest

        Why work the last day and a half? With your attitude I’m sure your customers would appreciate it.

        • TweetMo

          He needs the money to pay for his Sensation now that it’s not discounted :)

        • TweetMo

          He needs the money to pay for his Sensation now that it’s not discounted :)

        • TweetMo

          He needs the money to pay for his Sensation now that it’s not discounted :)

  • employee

    Tmobile will make their money back by all the rebate denials for having just the $10 web. They are turning into such a shitty company.

  • Anonymous

    Yawn…

  • Anonymous

    Yawn…

  • Anonymous

    Yawn…

  • Anonymous

    Yawn…

  • Anonymous

    Yawn…

  • Anonymous

    Yawn…

  • BULLET

    Reason for no free phones…last fathers day phones were free phones outright,Tmobile made money but also lost plenty on cancellations (cheap duschbags got a 500 phones for 200) valentines day they sort of caught on and did it after a 100 dollar rebate giving us another opportunity …same thing happen cheap duschbags got the phone for 100 then canceled and payed the 200 therefore getting the newest phone for 300 not 500+ tax ….in order for Tmobile to really benefit from free phones promo is to raise the termination fees( aka att,Verizon…I already hear you guys crying) this is why Tmobile looses so many costumer because most of them sign up to get deal on phone then cancel and use it for pre-paid,simple mobile etc and since they are GSM who is stopong them…so thanks to all them cheap winning duschbags they no longer can afford a free phone day…..

    • jarjon76

      People abusing the system always ruin it for us honest customers. That’s life, though.

  • BULLET

    Reason for no free phones…last fathers day phones were free phones outright,Tmobile made money but also lost plenty on cancellations (cheap duschbags got a 500 phones for 200) valentines day they sort of caught on and did it after a 100 dollar rebate giving us another opportunity …same thing happen cheap duschbags got the phone for 100 then canceled and payed the 200 therefore getting the newest phone for 300 not 500+ tax ….in order for Tmobile to really benefit from free phones promo is to raise the termination fees( aka att,Verizon…I already hear you guys crying) this is why Tmobile looses so many costumer because most of them sign up to get deal on phone then cancel and use it for pre-paid,simple mobile etc and since they are GSM who is stopong them…so thanks to all them cheap winning duschbags they no longer can afford a free phone day…..

  • CO_yeti

    When you look at it rationally, this is a good deal. Who wouldn’t want to save $120 dollars… Unfortunately Tmo has never realized that the general public is irrational and therefore won’t get very excited.  Bottom line, this will make some customers happy but isn’t going to drive anywhere near the business of the last two sales.

  • Guest

    Dont be so upset people. It wont matter when this phones are nothing but bricks that work on EDGE only.

    Who cares. They are trying to front run some revenue before the sale. Giving away phones doesnt do that.

    Cant you see whats happening. ATT will not get any of this cash. TMO gets to keep it all. Expect this kind of stuff to continue until the sale.

    Its done. Bend over rover and let Jimmy take over.

  • CharlieSheen

    Hendrix, Oh yeah!

  • Hemifatboy

    What a Joke……. I am ready to step up to the plate and get a smart phone with data plan. But i can get the phone for free online and save $130.00 For SG2 and that’s more of a savings than they are offering on Sat….. Sad Sad Sad

  • F800

    It’s a smarter approach than simply giving away phones, although I think a ‘special’ price for the phone as an incentive to sign up, along with a similarly ‘special’ ETE to discourage flipping the handsets, would have made a better promotion.  I DO like the idea of the incentive coming as a monthly discount – again, encouraging loyalty.

    But $10/month is FAR from compelling and it makes me worry about the wisdom of joining T-Mobile’s ranks right now.  I was going to get a Sensation tomorrow and quite US Cellular after many, many years (they just do not have very high data speed.)  After seeing this over-hyped promotion and the 10-phone give-away, I question whether or not TMO really wants new customers, or if the current direction of management of the company is capable of keeping it afloat without AT&T.

    If you go to their web stie today, there is essentially no option for 4G handsets other than the MT4G.  Samsung S 4G – out of stock (at least the FREE new ones are, you can pay $50 for a refurbished unit), G2X, out of stock, Exhibit – coming soon (the Sensation doesn’t even get a ‘coming soon’  What’s that about?)  That’s IT!!

    To me, this indicates either a very, very poor management of their equipment stock, or it forebodes a truly dramatic development on the near horizon.  I fear it’s the later.   Someone please convince me I’m wrong.

    • TweetMo

      (the Sensation doesn’t even get a ‘coming soon’  What’s that about?)EXACTLY… what is that about?
      Those 2 promo’s are better than nothing, but don’t compare to T-Mobile’s ad record.

  • CharlieSheen

    You are right, F800! They are dumping inventory and raising money for the mothership before they dump and run.

    A quick look to the folks that have the only TRUE 4g yields….

    There is a great deal for Verizon droid Pro lovers, now you can buy one Doird Pro for $99 and get one for free from Verizon for Father’s Day…….

  • tmo manager

    so sad this promo is lame!! i feel bad now i have to send some people home because we dont need full staff for this!!!

  • Gimli89

    Where as this is not as nice as last year, It allows for National Retailers to get in on the action.  One of the Walmarts I go to is in the middle of nowhere and its is an hr drive or more for some customers and, Walmart did not officially participate in the free phones last year.  Going this route, customers are able to get something no matter where they go!  Plus, Walmart has the best pricing on phones! :)

  • Mz Perez C

    May not be as good as last year, but lets all keep in mind a sale like the one for last fathers day did in fact come back this year for valentines day.

    Can’t expect t-mbile to have two days in one year with a great sale like those.

    better yet the discount customers will be having this fathers day then nothing at all.

  • Deff

    You guys missed it. They’re giving away SGS 4g for free for the promo as well. Nothing really special.. but at least they have a free phone that’s half decent to back up their web offer.http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/Phones/cell-phone-detail.aspx?cell-phone=Samsung-Galaxy-S-4G

  • Kyle Skow

    The problem is, most of their smartphones require the $30 web to get the mail-in rebate for the full advertised price.  Some customers are going to be upset lol.  Still, $120 is nice, especially since they’re already the cheapest of the major carriers.

    • That Guy

      Nobody on here wants to recognize that $120 is a good amount of money to save. All they want to do is whine about how this sale isn’t as good as last years. I’ve already posted this elsewhere, but welcome to America, people, where sometimes companies offer great sales and sometimes they don’t because they aren’t in the financial position to do so. Tmob’s biggest mistake was offering that great sale last year which has made everyone apparently come to expect nothing less than that, even though Tmob is cheap in the first place.

    • Jess1254

      Smartphones don’t require the $30 web for the rebate.  With their new plans even the $10 web works.

    • Jess1254

      Smartphones don’t require the $30 web for the rebate.  With their new plans even the $10 web works.

      • Jmoney1017

        There are a few smartphones that can receive the full rebate with the $10 web, however the majority of the new smartphones require the $20 2GB or higher to be eligible for a mail in rebate.

  • Anonymous

    Yea, I cans just see them lining up at the doors on Fathers day for this one!  NOT!!

  • I think this is a good way for T-Mo to grab some new customers, and to get people into a smartphone where they’ll have them paying $20/month after 12 months of “free” service.  Good move for the future and AT&T.

  • I think this is a good way for T-Mo to grab some new customers, and to get people into a smartphone where they’ll have them paying $20/month after 12 months of “free” service.  Good move for the future and AT&T.

  • is it $10 off per line for one year, family plan will get $20 off right?….will i get the same promotion if i sign up with tmobile through walmart?…thanks

  • aznboy

    I have a question. I’ve had my phone for 2.5 years so I am eligible for this deal. Can I get this deal on my current smartphone, then use my upgrade to get an HTC Sensation? In order words would signing up for this deal affect the upgrade of my phone?

    • Jmoney1017

      Yes, you can enjoy both promotions. Changing your rate plan, even to one requiring a contract, will not effect your upgrade eligibility for a new device.

  • a customer

    Wow, a lot of interesting points of view on here.  I’m not an employee nor a cellular competitor, but I am a TMO customer …and have been for the last 4 years or so.  I don’t generally look for ‘something for nothing comps’, but as a customer of this company and one that pays his family plan bill every month on time, I am deeply disappointed in this years promotion, as well as some of the ‘attitude-filled’ posts from (purported) TMO employees on this thread…..shame (…and also very lame)

  • Jmoney1017

    Let me let you guys in on a little secret. This promotion may not be as good as last year but don’t think for a second that stores don’t have the ability to discount phones. Our motto is “Nobody Walks.” If you came into my store to activate new service or add additional lines to your account and all that was stopping you was the price, we would close the deal in a heartbeat, especially on a day like Father’s Day. Even though the promotion isn’t FREE phones, that doesn’t mean stores don’t have the ability to discount or even let some phones go for FREE.

    • cooltoad

      I tried to talk to a store employee to give me a deal on the phone and he clearly told me that it doesnt matter how long I have had my service ( 8 years) , he would not not give me a discount on the phone. Plus he told me me to SHOP AROUND in case I didnt like what he said. 
      If loyalty doesnt matter then I guess there is no point sticking with them.
      Rest assured , I am switching …… 

    • cooltoad

      I tried to talk to a store employee to give me a deal on the phone and he clearly told me that it doesnt matter how long I have had my service ( 8 years) , he would not not give me a discount on the phone. Plus he told me me to SHOP AROUND in case I didnt like what he said. 
      If loyalty doesnt matter then I guess there is no point sticking with them.
      Rest assured , I am switching …… 

  • eliseo

    my goodness!  some of you tmobile customers complain too much!  you already have some of the cheapest data plans available for a nationawide network plan.  and now you get ANOTHER discount and you are still complaining?  im with AT&T and I pay much more for data… trust me, you will with TMobile was back when AT&T swallows all of you.  yes, you can always switch, but it wont be another TMobile.  be thankful for what you have; it wont be around much longer!

    • M83893

      the merger will never go through man….

  • Emtbaker

    My husband and I went in to upgrade our phones and renew our contract and were told by the employees to wait until Father’s Day to do it because the phones we wanted would be at a larger discount because of the Father’s Day sale. We figured they knew what they were talking about so we were holding off. Now we see this is what the sale is which doesn’t help us much but now the phones that were on sale are no longer on sale so we lost out on that deal also. Now looking at switching to Sprint because this is not the first time TMobile employees have told us something and then found it not to be true.

  • Where is BOGO offer? I am very disappointed with the father’s day sale. It is only available if you go for their higher package. I am ready to move to T-Mobile, but need better deal.

  • Hanksterman

    I am confused.  I am pretty sure I saw a TV ad saying several smartphones were being given away free for father’s day on Fri and Sat.  This included the samsung galaxy s 2.  Is this not correct?  
    Now I see only a data plan is given away.  What is going on?