T-Mobile And 7-Eleven Partner Up, No Slurpee Included

T-mobile is taking steps to make access to America’s largest 4G network even easier.  How, you may ask.  Easy, parter with 7-Eleven, a chain with over 7,000 locations in the United States.  Starting today, customers can pick up a pre-paid LG GS170 for $29.99 all around the country.  It can even get better.  With the purchase of a 50 minute airtime card you can get the LG GS170 for half off, as long as you take advantage of this offer in August.  I’ll still take a Slurpee, please.

T-Mobile USA and 7-Eleven Partner to Provide Convenient Prepaid Handset, Service

T-Mobile now offers prepaid device at participating 7-Eleven® stores nationwide

Bellevue, Wash. and Dallas, Texas — Aug. 2, 2011

2011-08-02 00:13:57Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc.  and 7-Eleven, Inc. announced the availability of a T-Mobile prepaid, no term contract handset in the retail chain’s 7-Eleven® stores. The affordable handset works with T-Mobile’s prepaid plans and services that run on its nationwide 4G network.

7-Eleven, one of the first convenience retailers to recognize customers’ desire for affordable, no term contract airtime, began offering prepaid cards in 1994. The addition of the T-Mobile handset provides 7-Eleven customers with brand-name service at a value price for those who prefer prepaid products.

Starting Aug. 1, 7-Eleven customers will have convenient access to an affordable         T-Mobile prepaid handset, the LG GS170. Available for $29.99 (plus taxes and fees), the LG GS170 offers an intuitive user interface with one-touch speakerphone, large visible keys and a high-resolution color display. In addition, the LG GS170 features a VGA camera, MP3 ringtone capability, Bluetooth® 2.1, text and picture messaging capability, and email support packaged in a sleek, pocket-size design.

As part of the expanded partnership, customers can take advantage of a special, limited-time promotion. Throughout the month of August, the LG GS170 price will be half-off with the purchase of a $50 airtime card at 7-Eleven stores.

“Industry projections indicate that prepaid service will continue its growth trajectory and is expected to comprise a significant portion of the wireless market within the next several years,” said Amy McCune, vice president of national retail for T-Mobile USA. “We believe 7-Eleven’s customers who seek accessibility and convenience will love this prepaid phone. They can expect to receive the high-quality customer service and access to a nationwide 4G network that T-Mobile users have come to expect.”

7-Eleven customers can join America’s Largest 4G Network™ with T-Mobile’s affordable No Annual Contract Monthly4G plan. The $50-per-month plan offers unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited Web with no overage charges and the first 100 MB of data at up to 4G speeds*.

“We were one of the first in our industry to offer prepaid phone service and continue to see an opportunity to provide customers with easy and accessible wireless service, which is why we’ve looked to T-Mobile to expand our prepaid handset offerings,” said Jesus Delgado-Jenkins, 7-Eleven’s senior vice president of merchandising, marketing and logistics. “To give you an idea of how many prepaid transactions we conduct, consider that if all the prepaid cards sold on an average day at 7-Eleven stores were placed end to end, they would span more than 30 football fields.”

Monthly4G plans provide access to wireless service for 30 days; capable device required to achieve 4G speeds. After high-speed allotment is used, speeds slowed to up to 2G speeds for remainder of month. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.

 

 

 

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  • Anonymous

    good bye radio shack hello 7-eleven 

    • Anonymous

      Too bad Atlanta and surrounding counties are dominated by QT (Not Nokia’s) and Racetrack….I haven’t seen a 7-eleven since I watched movies from the 80s-90s era!

  • Anonymous

    that phone was the same price at the shack. and this is showing a disturbing trend with tmobs leaning towards prepay

  • aj

    Correction: $50, They don’t sell 50 minute airtime cards. I know it’s $10 for 30 minutes on their Pay-As-You-Go plans. 

  • Youngt82

    Lame lol i am really surprised at t-mobile for doing these business deals and joint ventures even though they might be bought out by at&t next year hmm

  • Guest

    tested the Samsung Galaxy S II today,,,very lightweight, amazing clear and big screen, 8MP camera, really and Iphone killer ..

  • Guest

    tested the Samsung Galaxy S II today,,,very lightweight, amazing clear and big screen, 8MP camera, really and Iphone killer ..

  • Anonymous

    lg and 7 11…letters and numbers that no one cares for.

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  • Anonymous

    lg and 7 11…letters and numbers that no one cares for.

  • ChangeRequest

    All the carriers, T-Mobile included, need to start providing identical service for prepaid and postpaid.  Prepaid makes so much more sense for many people (pay for a service, and then use it… makes sense for the customer and provider!).

    But many prepaid customers have no idea that on most providers they do not have access to the same towers as postpaid (providers often do not have their own towers everywhere and thus roam in many locations on various other tower providers; they often fail to provide this service for prepaid customers).  This can cause dangerous and costly situations where someone thinks they can make a call but cannot.  (I have heard that you can still call 911, but am not sure; you definitely cannot call a loved one or friend to come pick you up, however.)

    I urge all providers to provide the same coverage for all plans, regardless of whether they are pre or post paid.

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      • kickemout

        why the hell is the spammer allowed to post still?

      • kickemout

        why the hell is the spammer allowed to post still?

    • Anonymous

      True.  It shows that you have bars of signal.  However, the call will not go through.  Something like, “we’re sorry, but this service is not available”.  You can still call 911 though

      • Anonymous

        Sorry but T-Mobile prepaid customers have the same coverage as T-Mobile postpaid customers.

        • Anonymous

          they do for the most part, but prepaid doesnt have the same roaming privileges as post paid.

        • Anonymous

          No, they have the EXACT same coverage.. roaming is 100% inclusive.

        • Anonymous

          Although it seems like it, it is NOT exactly the same.  Unless you go into some location not densely packed, or is considered a core market area, you won’t notice the difference.  I insist on the facts, ma’am.

    • Anonymous

      i hate to say it, but you get what you pay for

    • Cyclone

      You can call 911 from a cell phone even if you take SIM out.

  • Stephen

    Yet another example of Tmob incompetent reps.  Among other untruths I was told yesterday, the rep SWORE to me that if I signed up for the prepaid plan (which for $50 gives you unlimited), I would be charged ROAMING and thats what its better to sign up for a regular Classic Plan.  Well I hung up and went to the Tmobile pay as you go site, and on the front page, it clearly states NO ROAMING CHARGES.  Wont even go into the other things she told me that were false.  Are they lying/incompetent/ or just don’t care anymore.

    • 4i2

      thats why its always good to call more then once to make sure if the issue is addressed properly because some people that work for carriers maybe new employees

      • Deeg

        I don’t think they’re new- They’re just misinformed.  Im not sure if they’re purposely giving misinformation or what…but I don’t trust anything Im told anymore.  It sucks because they eliminated email customer support.  That way, I used to be able to get something in writing.  Now you can’t trust anything.  They literally told me the other day that incoming calls do not get deducted from your 1500 minutes on the $30 plan. Another one told me to switch to prepaid I had to go to a store, buy a new sim card, and a special pre-paid phone.  Another rep told me that you cannot receive incoming international calls without a special rate plan…even if you’re on a contract.  I told them that was false because I received intl calls all the time and they’re just deducted from my minutes and the guy kept saying that was not true.  The prepaid reps are the worst- they’re outsourced and barely speak English – It so noisy so you can tell they’re in a large boiler room and they don’t know jack about their own plans.

    • 4i2

      thats why its always good to call more then once to make sure if the issue is addressed properly because some people that work for carriers maybe new employees

    • Mopar6464

      Sure you won’t get roaming charges but the call just won’t go through.
      They can’t hit you with roaming charges if they don’t allow the call to go through like the postpaid services will even though your on T-mobile’s towers.

      • Mopar6464

        I’m testing T-Mobile’s prepaid service and Simple Mobile (MNVO) service which uses T-Mobile’s network and i get better service with Simple Mobile so far.

        • Deeg

          I was going to sign up with Simple Mobile but Ive emailed their customer service and media relations about 10 x and they have never responded once.   A company that has such poor customer service lost any chance of getting my business.

    • Deeg

      I was told the exact same thing several times.  The reps are idiots…And the prepaid outsourced reps are even worse.  I was told that on the $30 plan you would not be charged for incoming calls.. The rep swore to me this was true and I made her go to a supervisor.  Then I was told I had to go into a Tmobile store, buy a special sim card to switch to prepaid.  Another rep told me I couldn’t use my existing phone and had to buy a special prepaid phone.  They’re all so f-cked up. I don’t know if they’re just incompetent or purposely trying to mislead people. I was told the same thing about the roaming with the same MO- I was told thats why its cheaper than the contract plan because you’ll be charged lot of roaming so instead I really should sign up for a Classic plan.  Im so angry with Tmobile.  Then I finally was able to switch to prepaid and they didn’t tell me it basically cancelled my account so it deleted all my saved voicemails – including some I had saved with voices of a dear friend who passed away.   Im only with them for a little while longer since my phone is paid for…but IM going to switch as soon as I can …FED UP

  • Ilikemomo4

    Price for this same phone at store is $69
    This deal is awesome. Im a rep and often reccomend customers go buy a prepaid phone and use it on their regular plan.
    Tmo partnering with 7/11 because radio shack will stop selling tmo service in september.

  • Ilikemomo4

    Price for this same phone at store is $69
    This deal is awesome. Im a rep and often reccomend customers go buy a prepaid phone and use it on their regular plan.
    Tmo partnering with 7/11 because radio shack will stop selling tmo service in september.

    • Anonymous

      good god really? radio shack has been offering this phone for $30 for months!

    • Deeg

      But this phone isn’t 4g and yet they’re advertising it saying 7 eleven customers have access to the nations largest 4g network?  Don’t you need a special (expensive) 4g phone to access the 4g network…or am I confused as to how this works.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Wait a minute, if no slurpee’s included, why would I want this?

  • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

    I guess tmo is thinking people will want to buy a big gulp , hot dog and a phone all at the same time.

  • frigadroid

    It works well in Thailand everytime I go in to buy a slurpee someone is buying prepaid air time, including me sometimes for my little nokia on Thailand’s AIS network. They must have half the population on prepaid because its so cheap you just buy what you need.

  • really?!?!

    I bet the Guy/Girl behind the counter @ 7-11 knows more about the phones then the Radio Shack reps

  • really?!?!

    I bet the Guy/Girl behind the counter @ 7-11 knows more about the phones then the Radio Shack reps

  • really?!?!

    I bet the Guy/Girl behind the counter @ 7-11 knows more about the phones then the Radio Shack reps

    • The ATL Guy

      LOL dont get all butt hurt because Radio Shack dumped a stinking turd. 
      Tmobile hates you so why get all butt hurt over Radio Shack dumping them?

    • Anonymous

      at least the people in radio shack know english as their first language for the most part.

  • The ATL Guy

    LMAO!!! 
    Is it April 1st?

  • johnson

    partner* not parter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

    I guess this means that T-Mobile has thrown in the towel that they don’t aspire to have many more billable contract subscribers anymore, eh?

  • Pikachu

    Lets all be honest with ourselves.

    Think about the last time you walked into a radioshack. Were there even any customers in there, let alone EVER!?!? lolHow many people are in and out of a 7-11 all day? That’s what I thought

    the 7-11 company may be looked down upon socially, but it makes pretty good business sense to put products were people actually go…. LOL go TMOBILE

  • Deeg

    Its a bit misleading to be calling it a Monthly 4g plan and then promoting it with all these phones that are not 4g.  Im not a cell phone or tech expert so am I missing something?  Don’t you need a 4g (more expensive) phone to get 4g?  Yet they’re saying in the press release t hat 7 Eleven customers can enjoy America’s largest 4g network…>Can they with a phone thats not 4g?  Or am I misunderstanding the whole 3g vs 4g thing?