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.

Tags: , , , , , ,

  • 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.

  • 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!!

  • http://pernecky.blogspot.com Mike

    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.

  • http://pernecky.blogspot.com Mike

    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.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2W52QAU2OBVMSI4YRCC2UODOWE Jason

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/mmbutt Muhammad

    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?