T-Mobile’s Value Plan Promotion For Saturday September 24th

On September 24th T-Mobile will celebrate its new Value Plan with a one-day promotion that allows customers a chance at T-Mobile’s newest handsets for a down payment of $99.99 or less after mail-in rebate. You can pick up an HTC Sensation 4G, myTouch 4G Slide, Blackberry Bold 9900 or a T-Mobile G-Slate when paired with a Value Plan with 2Gb of data or higher on a two year agreement. Every smartphone, tablet and mobile broadband product will be included in this promotion with down payments running from $0 to $99.99 after a mail-in rebate card and an Equipment Installment Plan. The good news, this deal works for both new AND existing customers!

Check out this T-Mobile link for more details and hit the press release below for ALL the info you could want!

 

Full Press Release:

T-Mobile Continues to Celebrate Value by Discounting All Smartphones and Tablets During a One-Day, In-Store Special Promotion

On Sept. 24, T-Mobile will hold the “Yes, Every Smartphone Is on Sale, Sale” during which all data- and feature-rich devices can be purchased for $99.99 down or less

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Sept. 20, 2011 — On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, T-Mobile USA, Inc. will continue to celebrate its new Value plans with a one-day promotion allowing consumers to purchase any smartphone, tablet or mobile broadband device on any of the company’s Unlimited Value™ plans with 2GB or higher of full-speed data, on a two-year agreement, for a down payment of $99.99 or less, after mail-in rebate card, at T-Mobile retail locations nationwide.

New and existing customers will be able to purchase T-Mobile’s newest devices, including the HTC Sensation™ 4G, T-Mobile® myTouch® 4G Slide, BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 and T-Mobile® G-Slate™ with Google™, for a down payment of $99.99 or less, after mail-in rebate card, when paired with any of T-Mobile’s new qualifying Value plans with unlimited data — including the unlimited talk, text and data family plan for $49.99 per month for each of two lines. Every smartphone, tablet and mobile broadband product T-Mobile offers will be included in the promotion and will range in price with a down payment between $0 and $99.99, after a mail-in rebate card, on an Equipment Installment Plan.1

“T-Mobile is committed to making 4G affordable with the latest wireless mobile Internet services and devices that fit within every budget, all on America’s Largest 4G Network,” said John Clelland, senior vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “We continue to look for ways to help consumers step up to data. Our one-day, in-store promotion will make it easier for customers to get greater savings by making all of our smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband devices available with minimal cost upfront.”

In July, T-Mobile launched its featured Value plan, with unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited data — with 2 GB of high-speed data — for just $49.99 per line for two lines.

The following is a sample list of some of the exceptional devices available through the promotion at participating retail locations nationwide:

More information about T-Mobile’s new unlimited Value plans and the “Yes, Every Smartphone Is on Sale, Sale” is available at http://deals.t-mobile.com/phone-deals. Phone promotion may not be combined with other offers.

 

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

 

1Equipment Installment Plans: On Approved Credit and 0% APR. Down payment & unfinanced portion required at purchase. Remaining balance paid in 20 monthly installments. Total post-rebate price of each device equals down payment amount plus monthly payment amount times 20.  

 

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 second 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+ 21/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 visit http://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 visit http://www.t-mobile.com.

 

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  • Dstaylo2

    This won’t keep tmobile customers around long…takes me and my 4 lines to sprint

    • Anonymous

      I would go to sprint, but I heard their 3g/4g data speed is painfully slow & network issues (delay in text, calls going thru vm and etc… :(

      • Micksola1111

        I switched a week ago, and Love it…I have coverage everywhere and 4g everywhere, I’ve been doing speed tests since yesterday and averaged 5 to 7mbps which is not bad

        • Steven Rash

          welcome to magenta, friend!

        • motu

          I think he is saying he switched to sprint?

        • Anonymous

          That’s what I’m thinking too.

          LOL @ @google-9bc8efa495b6d687bf1317936206225e:disqus

        • Steven Rash

          welcome to magenta, friend!

        • Steven Rash

          welcome to magenta, friend!

        • JT

          What is the advantage to switch to Verizon or Sprint other than higher prices?  It seems the speeds are about equal other than the LTE speeds with Verizon.

        • JT

          What is the advantage to switch to Verizon or Sprint other than higher prices?  It seems the speeds are about equal other than the LTE speeds with Verizon.

        • Anonymous

          Switched to Sprint or switch to T-Mobile? lol. I would stay with T-Mobile, but we want the iPhone and we don’t want to end up being with AT&T if the deal go through (we left AT&T to t-mobile) :)

        • tbyrne

          Good! Now you won’t have to comment anymore on this site. I’m glad you LOVE sprint soooo much! Tell Dan Hesse how much you love giving him more of your hard earned $$$$!

        • Littlesis1774

          tbyrne will you shut up already. We get it you hate the iphone but you are failing to realize isthat T-mobile needs to survives and there is a very good chance AT&T deal will not go through. At this point it all about survival and only way they need to survive is to get the iphone otherwise you will be paying Dan Hesse or CEO verizon more money.

        • Tbyrne

          You’re stupid. I’ve stated in past posts that the iphone is a great phone. Get your facts straight fanboy!

        • Tbyrne

          You’re stupid. I’ve stated in past posts that the iphone is a great phone. Get your facts straight fanboy!

      • Micksola1111

        I switched a week ago, and Love it…I have coverage everywhere and 4g everywhere, I’ve been doing speed tests since yesterday and averaged 5 to 7mbps which is not bad

      • ogopogo

        My exact sentiments. Also add to the list – the most basic thing that you want from your phone – reception so that you can make a good ‘ol fashioned voice call. In my area, they have sucked so bad that Sprint has had to waive roaming charges to those that have Sprint phones – Mind you, their coverage maps indicate full 3G/4G coverage.

        • Anonymous

          Yeh, in the Bay Area, it shows very good 3g coverage but very spotty 4g… we don’t call much, but we do need reliable data speed & overall reliable service.

          My boss has sprint and I talked to him once over the phone, and he sound like he’s talking thru a tin can LOL!

      • ogopogo

        My exact sentiments. Also add to the list – the most basic thing that you want from your phone – reception so that you can make a good ‘ol fashioned voice call. In my area, they have sucked so bad that Sprint has had to waive roaming charges to those that have Sprint phones – Mind you, their coverage maps indicate full 3G/4G coverage.

    • tbyrne

      Take them 4 lines to sprint! It’ll be fun paying more each month, won’t it? If this sale doesn’t impact you, what’s the big deal?

  • Dstaylo2

    This won’t keep tmobile customers around long…takes me and my 4 lines to sprint

  • Anonymous

    I hate the term “net down payment”…its bugged me from the very beginning. The promotion is better than the last one, but customers aren’t saving money upfront.

  • Anonymous

    I hate the term “net down payment”…its bugged me from the very beginning. The promotion is better than the last one, but customers aren’t saving money upfront.

  • Mike Bauer

    I don’t understand this promotion…WTF T-Mobile, how is this even a sale?!!? Isn’t this just a 20 month payment plan???

    Total post-rebate price of each device equals down payment amount plus monthly payment amount times 20.

    Down payment and 20 monthly payments required;

    HTC® Sensation™ 4G: $199.99 down &$15/mo.; $100 mail-in rebate card (“MIR”) avail.

    myTouch® 4G Slide: $179.99 down & $15/mo.; $100 MIR avail.

    • Ginkster

      Sensation is $249 today, so you’d save $50.  Not a huge sale, but better than nothing.

      • N2motox

        Walmart has the phone every day for $98 outright.

    • Antifan

      So let’s say I picked up a couple sensations at Walmart for $100 each with a contract extension. Annnnd.. let’s say I pay about $100 after my 15% off corporate discount for voice/text/data 2gb on 2 lines. I would be paying about $800 less to stay with a regular contract.
      2639 in contract vs $3417 for this “deal”
      That’s pretty insane.

      • JustSaying

        Exactly but not everyone gets a corporate discount that’s why its a deal… New customers would more than likely be paying less than they currently are and the price they would pay a month includes a phone… My family has a phone on Verizon ($80 , 500 min, unlim text, no data) and 3 on Virgin Mobile ($60 unlim text/cal/data, two $25 unlim text/data and 300 min) the savings aren’t more than just around 5-10 dollars but its an upgrade on the phone and there would be two unlimited lines.

      • JustSaying

        Exactly but not everyone gets a corporate discount that’s why its a deal… New customers would more than likely be paying less than they currently are and the price they would pay a month includes a phone… My family has a phone on Verizon ($80 , 500 min, unlim text, no data) and 3 on Virgin Mobile ($60 unlim text/cal/data, two $25 unlim text/data and 300 min) the savings aren’t more than just around 5-10 dollars but its an upgrade on the phone and there would be two unlimited lines.

      • JustSaying

        Exactly but not everyone gets a corporate discount that’s why its a deal… New customers would more than likely be paying less than they currently are and the price they would pay a month includes a phone… My family has a phone on Verizon ($80 , 500 min, unlim text, no data) and 3 on Virgin Mobile ($60 unlim text/cal/data, two $25 unlim text/data and 300 min) the savings aren’t more than just around 5-10 dollars but its an upgrade on the phone and there would be two unlimited lines.

    • Antifan

      So let’s say I picked up a couple sensations at Walmart for $100 each with a contract extension. Annnnd.. let’s say I pay about $100 after my 15% off corporate discount for voice/text/data 2gb on 2 lines. I would be paying about $800 less to stay with a regular contract.
      2639 in contract vs $3417 for this “deal”
      That’s pretty insane.

  • Mike Bauer

    I don’t understand this promotion…WTF T-Mobile, how is this even a sale?!!? Isn’t this just a 20 month payment plan???

    Total post-rebate price of each device equals down payment amount plus monthly payment amount times 20.

    Down payment and 20 monthly payments required;

    HTC® Sensation™ 4G: $199.99 down &$15/mo.; $100 mail-in rebate card (“MIR”) avail.

    myTouch® 4G Slide: $179.99 down & $15/mo.; $100 MIR avail.

  • IT Guy

    That’s a disappointing promo.

  • Anonymous

    Really? big hype over this?… 3 lines heading to Verizon when the iPhone comes out. Yay!!!

    • Anonymous

      im sure if you do the math you will be paying a LOT more for verizons service. I thought of switching to the big V but i realized i would be paying $75 more for less stuff!

      • Anonymous

        Yeh, I did the math already and be paying approx that much, but again reliable service is most important to me. I checked AT&T which is alot cheaper ($15 data instead of $30×3), but unreliable service & sprint has the best value plans, but slow 3g/4g, spotty 4g coverage and network issues (text delays, calls going to vm instead, etc).

    • tbyrne

      Good Riddance! Yay!!!

  • Anonymous

    So this promotion is only for people interested or on the Value plan?  It would be nice if they also had some special pricing for people who have or are interested in the Classic plan.

  • So let me see if I understand this correctly.  If I want the G Slate, for instance, I pay $299 up front.  Then pay $10 a month for 20 months and wait for a $200 rebate card.  Is that right?

    • motu

      Why isn’t that a good deal? You pay $300 total when all is said and done. That’s $50 better than even the subsidized price.

      • motu

        But I don’t see a value tablet plan tho.

        • Girth Brooks

          Value MBB – 2GB for $19.99/month… no overage, throttle after 2GB

  • So let me see if I understand this correctly.  If I want the G Slate, for instance, I pay $299 up front.  Then pay $10 a month for 20 months and wait for a $200 rebate card.  Is that right?

  • lattelady

    Wow, TMO used to set the bar for sales, now I’m not sure if they could even find it, disappointing.

  • Aaron Blain

    yawn T-Mobile you can do better than that

  • Aaron Blain

    stinking touchpad browser not posting in right place lol

  • Aaron Blain

    stinking touchpad browser not posting in right place lol

  • Aaron Blain

    stinking touchpad browser not posting in right place lol

  • ogopogo

    I’m a big TMO fan, but this is really really pathetic. This is what all the hype was about? I’m both saddened and ashamed.

    • Ginkster

      what hype?  on this website?  because TMO hasn’t said a thing about it until now.

      • ogopogo

        Yes. I’m sure that there are TMO employees on this board that can attest to the fact that they have been put on notice that the 24th would be something “special”, and to expect heavier than normal traffic.

  • I wonder what their interest rate is for this “payment plan”? I bet it’s amazingly absurd.

    • Primus42

      No interest no finance charges

    • frustrated

      It’s actually zero percent, its just the price of the phone broken down over several months.

    • Anonymous

      I believe there’s no interest rate on the payment plan.

    • TrustMe

      there is no interest rate or early pay off fee for the payment plans….

  • nerdlust

    I saw sensation at walmart for $98 no rebates and no payments

    • Girth Brooks

      Not a Value Plan either, so your plan would be $15-20 more a month per line.

    • Girth Brooks

      Not a Value Plan either, so your plan would be $15-20 more a month per line.

  • nerdlust

    I saw sensation at walmart for $98 no rebates and no payments

  • Stratspider230

    I hate rebates, give me the phone at the price advertised and I’d be a happy customer.  I know that’s a “non-profitable” way of doing things, but I think every once in a while a company should say, just once “Screw it, let’s advertise these phones at this price with no rebate for one day”.  That’s just my two cents, I guess that’s why I’m not a business man.

    • derek 21

      yeah walmart target costco  even best buy does no rebates 

  • Thomas Brezinski

    This is a painfully confusing promotion.  I’m sure the CSRs and stores are going to get some very confused customers.  Just put the phone on sale and scrap the rebate.  Value plans have an ETF which could make up for the loss if someone bails don’t they?  Or at least make the rebate some kind of automatic credit on the EIP.

  • Anonymous

    Y I just called t-mobile n one of the rep said that this deal only apply to new customers? Someone please better explain this to me because i read the post its said “this deal apply to new and existing customers”

  • Anonymous

    Boring

  • customerSince2003

    This is not a sale, it’s a rebate with a payment plan. I hate rebates. Half the time you miss a deadline or mess up something on the form or conditions then you never see a check.

    • Anonymous

      You are admitting to messing up a rebate in some way, how is that T-mobile’s fault?

      • Littlesis1774

        T-mobile got themselves into the situation

  • James Devenberg

    do you have to be upgrade eligible to take advantage of this.  I’d like to have an extra TMO phone around just incase my wife’s or my cell phone breaks.  I paid outright for my HD7, wouldn’t mind paying for another.  It’s a good phone.

    • Anonymous

      If u move to a value plan, u should be eligible.

  • Hrose1965

    Soon tmobile will have there going out of business sale it will be there best sale yet lol

    • tbyrne

      It’s “their”, not “there”! Oh, you should also have put a period after “sale” and capitalized the “i” in “it”. p.s. I guess you could’ve put a period after “yet” also. What is “Hrose? Did you mean Horse?

      • Dara0725

        I never get why people get so upset about grammar errors at the comments section of an article.  Does it give you some kind of weird pleasure correcting something like that?  Then as if that isn’t enough you have to do it in such a prick way with exclamation points to make sure everybody knows that you are so mad about it.  This isn’t english class and if you feel the need to correct someone for the odd gratification you must get you could at least do it in a friendly way.  The people on this site are getting more and more unfriendly as the days go by. By the overuse of the “s you must be one of those annoying people that signifies quotes by using your fingers when speaking to people (so cool).

        • Tbyrne

          Kinda funny you aren’t bothered by Hrose’s comment that T-Mobile’s “going out of business sale will be their best sale yet, lol” but are offended at my post. I don’t like it when someone mocks what the truly passionate employee’s and customers are going through right now! We’re sick to our stomachs about what’s going on and for you to stand with someone who could care less about what happens to our beloved T-Mobile, well, I guess that speaks volumes about you!

        • TheWayOfThings

          Then perhaps you should have spoke about the message the Hrose’s post was conveying, rather than how it was presented… If you were truly outraged by what he had to say, then why just make yourself look like a typical grammar-nazi with nothing substantial to say yourself?

          When your initial response to Hrose’s post was simply to pick apart the poor spelling and grammar, it tends to make the outrage of your being called on it by Dara ring a bit hollow, don’t you think?

        • TheWayOfThings

          Then perhaps you should have spoke about the message the Hrose’s post was conveying, rather than how it was presented… If you were truly outraged by what he had to say, then why just make yourself look like a typical grammar-nazi with nothing substantial to say yourself?

          When your initial response to Hrose’s post was simply to pick apart the poor spelling and grammar, it tends to make the outrage of your being called on it by Dara ring a bit hollow, don’t you think?

        • TheWayOfThings

          Then perhaps you should have spoke about the message the Hrose’s post was conveying, rather than how it was presented… If you were truly outraged by what he had to say, then why just make yourself look like a typical grammar-nazi with nothing substantial to say yourself?

          When your initial response to Hrose’s post was simply to pick apart the poor spelling and grammar, it tends to make the outrage of your being called on it by Dara ring a bit hollow, don’t you think?

        • Tbyrne

          No! I think it’s sad you don’t have a problem with someone laughing at T-Mobiles demise.

        • TheWayOfThings

          And again I say, you should’ve said that rather than just picking apart the grammar and spelling. Try to defend yourself all you want, it’s still true.

          Whatever your motivations were, all you did was point out the spelling and grammatical errors of someone’s post and made yourself look like a highfalutin jerk.

          Next time address content of the message, rather than how it is presented, and you’ll most likely find far more support for your own opinion.

          And I’ll be honest with you, I really don’t have a problem with someone making a joke. Sometimes that’s how a person deals with adversity is to make light of it. You don’t know what this person’s motivation for the joke was. Perhaps they are just as upset as you, but have a different way of coping with it. You cope by criticizing grammar and he copes by making a joke, OR perhaps he thinks this is not a big deal. In any case, you did not bother to inquire, thus you are in no particular position to judge.

        • Tbyrne

          You’re a touchy feely kind of guy, huh? We don’t have time for it. T-Mobile needs all the support of its customer base. If you’d rather support some guy who doesn’t know correct grammer, that’s his problem, NOT yours or mine! Stick to the facts! He doesn’t care if T-Mobile fails or not. Does he? Do You? We’re in the fight of our lives right now trying to keep T-Mobile alive and all you’re concerned about is the ABC Schoolhouse Rock cartoons! C’mon!

        • TheWayOfThings

          Keep on trying to defend an initial post that did not have anything to do with anything other than you being a pompous ass. Again, if you had a problem with the content of the message, you should have attacked the content of the message, not the grammar and spelling of the message.

          “concerned about ABC Schoolhouse Rock cartoons” .. umm.. who was the one coming on here nit-picking someone else’s grammar and spelling? Was that me? … wait.. no.. I don’t believe it was…

          “fight of our lives” indeed… perhaps if you are in the fight of your life, you should be more concerned about something other than spelling and grammar…

        • TheWayOfThings

          Keep on trying to defend an initial post that did not have anything to do with anything other than you being a pompous ass. Again, if you had a problem with the content of the message, you should have attacked the content of the message, not the grammar and spelling of the message.

          “concerned about ABC Schoolhouse Rock cartoons” .. umm.. who was the one coming on here nit-picking someone else’s grammar and spelling? Was that me? … wait.. no.. I don’t believe it was…

          “fight of our lives” indeed… perhaps if you are in the fight of your life, you should be more concerned about something other than spelling and grammar…

        • TheWayOfThings

          Keep on trying to defend an initial post that did not have anything to do with anything other than you being a pompous ass. Again, if you had a problem with the content of the message, you should have attacked the content of the message, not the grammar and spelling of the message.

          “concerned about ABC Schoolhouse Rock cartoons” .. umm.. who was the one coming on here nit-picking someone else’s grammar and spelling? Was that me? … wait.. no.. I don’t believe it was…

          “fight of our lives” indeed… perhaps if you are in the fight of your life, you should be more concerned about something other than spelling and grammar…

        • Tbyrne

          There’s nothing to defend TWOT! It’s interesting how you KEEP defending someone who could care less if T-Mobile continues to exist! That’s the real story here isn’t it? I could really care less if the poster made some errors in his post. If you’ve seen some of my posts, there’s errors also. So? You’re the one who keeps saying I’m making a big deal about his errors. I’m not. Quit pulling the smoke and mirrors game and inform me how you personally feel about T-Mobile.

        • Dara0725

          I think TheWayOfThings pretty much summed it up….you did not come across as someone defending their beloved Tmobile as much as a person horribly irritated by grammar.  If he was writing a formal essay then I could see your point but it is after all just a post.  I took it as him just merely just making a joke.  I loved tmobile just as much as the next person however after the parent company declared Tmobile USA a discontinued operation as stated in a previous article it certainly makes a person think that in the not to far future his post may become a reality.  Don’t get me wrong I think that this totally sucks but after waiting just to speak to a customer service representative for over an hour multiple times I truly do not think that this is still the same tmobile that I signed up for.  I have just gotten to the end of my contract and quite frankly I am very hesitant to re up for another 2 years with a company that clearly wants out of the US and I don’t want to spend $200 on a phone that may not even have 3g in a year. I just think that if you wanted to express your disconcern about his post you could have simply stated that and gotten your point across a hell of a lot easier. 

        • Tbyrne

          You’re the one stating “I loved T-Mobile” past tense. What’s still not to love? Stil lowest prices in the industry. Dual core phones coming out now. The future is uncertain but you’re the one that’s going to jump ship, not me! If I have to, I’ll go down with the boat. It’s people like you with the “We’ll never make it” attitude that’s going to bring a ruin to T-Mobile before anything else does.

        • Littlesis1774

          T-Mobile will bring itself to ruins. T-mobile is so much trouble that they this so called sale into the picture. If Sprint gets the iphone the next sale will be a going out of business sale. If T-mobile does go out of business then it is T-mobile fault not the consumers

        • Tbyrne

          Oh boy, another iphone fanatic! You think the iphone is the only phone that matters. That’s a shame. Yes the iphone is a great phone but so are many others. It’s called variety baby!

        • Dara0725

          I think TheWayOfThings pretty much summed it up….you did not come across as someone defending their beloved Tmobile as much as a person horribly irritated by grammar.  If he was writing a formal essay then I could see your point but it is after all just a post.  I took it as him just merely just making a joke.  I loved tmobile just as much as the next person however after the parent company declared Tmobile USA a discontinued operation as stated in a previous article it certainly makes a person think that in the not to far future his post may become a reality.  Don’t get me wrong I think that this totally sucks but after waiting just to speak to a customer service representative for over an hour multiple times I truly do not think that this is still the same tmobile that I signed up for.  I have just gotten to the end of my contract and quite frankly I am very hesitant to re up for another 2 years with a company that clearly wants out of the US and I don’t want to spend $200 on a phone that may not even have 3g in a year. I just think that if you wanted to express your disconcern about his post you could have simply stated that and gotten your point across a hell of a lot easier. 

  • Cmanning0385

    So i talked to t-mobile about this SHAM… we do not have the value plan so we do not pay full price for our phones and also CANNOT benefit from this “promotion” we also CAN’T change our plan to the value plan either…

    • Rmosley33

      i am off contract for my blackberry plan. when i tried to switch plans, t-mobile said i would have to enter into a 2yr contract to do so. that’s without even getting a new phone.

  • Pablo1215

    No sale here just rebate incentive, it’s basically a trick to lure people into the value plan and sign a two year contract.  Nice move, stay classy tmobile. 

  • This ends up costing about the same exact amount of money as their standard plans if you upgrade your phone every two years

  • i agree because these phones are priced this way already on their site.

  • Girth Brooks

    LOL everyone is so mad.  Keep in mind, T-Mobile didn’t have to do ANYTHING, so quit getting upset that the promotion may not apply to you.  I don’t see any other carrier doing a promotion, so quit acting like you’re owed something.

    • lefty

      Sure, business don’t need to do anything to attract and retain customers.  Sure.

  • Girth Brooks

    LOL everyone is so mad.  Keep in mind, T-Mobile didn’t have to do ANYTHING, so quit getting upset that the promotion may not apply to you.  I don’t see any other carrier doing a promotion, so quit acting like you’re owed something.

  • Anonymous

    I thought the value plans were contract-free?  

    • Girth Brooks

      That was Even More Plus.

    • Girth Brooks

      That was Even More Plus.

  • Anonymous

    I thought the value plans were contract-free?  

  • Ecastro27

    I guess i wont be signing for another 2yr contract, Target had sensation on sale last week for 99 dollars for upgrading customers and new customers ! i love how you have to pay the reg price 200 for a phone on the sale day and then get a rebate card mailed hate those just give us phones for 99 bucks !!!

  • Ecastro27

    I guess i wont be signing for another 2yr contract, Target had sensation on sale last week for 99 dollars for upgrading customers and new customers ! i love how you have to pay the reg price 200 for a phone on the sale day and then get a rebate card mailed hate those just give us phones for 99 bucks !!!

  • Enobenetto

    Does this apply to the Individual 500 minute value pus plan?

  • Enobenetto

    Does this apply to the Individual 500 minute value pus plan?

  • Tony in Miami

    They can keep the sale, I am NOT on contract, and the only way that I will sign a contract is with the I Phone. T Mobile, since the sale, is getting sickening

  • Cairat

    So… I could upgrade today to a Sensation for around $100 bucks, not have to worry about a rebate and be done with it, or upgrade during this “sale”, pay $200, get a $100 rebate card, and then have to pay an ADDITIONAL $15/mo for 20 months? Am I seeing that correctly? If so it seems like their “values day” is actually a Rip Off.

    • Ab155540

      It would still be 200 then you would get the 100 MIR. So its only 100 down. All you t-mobile bashers disgust me. I love my t-mobile service. Where else are you going to get 49.99 a month unlimited everything? Even with the 15 a month for the phone its still 75-100 cheaper than Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint!

      • Cairat

        I’m not a T-Mobile basher. I’ve been a loyal customer for going on 10 years now. Don’t plan to leave anytime soon. I’m just trying to figure out how any of this is remotely considered a “sale”. It seems like they’re expecting people to pay more that if they upgraded today.

        • Ali

          Value plans are way cheaper than most plans, especially smartphone plans.  Compare em and the only way you save more is on that cheapie myfaves, sometimes.

    • Cairat

      Anyone else notice THIS part of the fine print?

      “Examples shown reflect the down payment & monthly payments of our most creditworthy customers; amounts for others will vary.”

      WTF?!? Are they TRYING to punish their customers?

      • Action

        OMG quit crying already! The only amount that will differ is the down payment to start up service. If you don’t have good credit you need a down payment just like any other carrier requires as well. So if they are trying to punish their customers everyone else is also.

      • Mark

        All that means is based on the persons credit. If their credit is crap, then they’ll have to pay more for a downpayment to activate their line. Thats why it says amount will vary. 

  • Cairat

    So… I could upgrade today to a Sensation for around $100 bucks, not have to worry about a rebate and be done with it, or upgrade during this “sale”, pay $200, get a $100 rebate card, and then have to pay an ADDITIONAL $15/mo for 20 months? Am I seeing that correctly? If so it seems like their “values day” is actually a Rip Off.

  • Cairat

    So… I could upgrade today to a Sensation for around $100 bucks, not have to worry about a rebate and be done with it, or upgrade during this “sale”, pay $200, get a $100 rebate card, and then have to pay an ADDITIONAL $15/mo for 20 months? Am I seeing that correctly? If so it seems like their “values day” is actually a Rip Off.

  • Ohgeez

    Ohhh boy!!!

    I’m a TMO part time sales rep and this is going to confuse/piss off a lot of people. All they are going to see is the big $99.99….then I’m going to have to go through whole explanation of the mail in rebate……switching to the value plan…..(and that’s hard enough as it it because you have to be at least 18 mths into your contract to switch without penalty/migration fee)….then breaking down the rest of the phone/tablet into payments for 20 months.

    I know the value plan works out better in the long run but I found that most people scratch their heads while you are explaining it to them so you have to be SLOW and CLEAR about the plan.

    Everyone in my store is working Saturday so at least we will have decent coverage for the rush. I just hope customer care is staffed right.

    • Ohgeez

      One more thing…..I wished that TMO got away from this rebate crap. Costco, Walmart and other retailers can do without it.

      • Mark

        They can sell phones cheaper or free because majority of their phones are refurbished that they are reselling

        • Mastrorj

          yea thats not true at all. THere are no refurbs when a phone comes out brand new right? so when the sensation came out as were past phones u could get them through tmobile for say 199 with 100 MIR or just go to Best  Buy and buy the phone for 199 out the door. New in the box on the release date.

        • Mastrorj

          yea thats not true at all. THere are no refurbs when a phone comes out brand new right? so when the sensation came out as were past phones u could get them through tmobile for say 199 with 100 MIR or just go to Best  Buy and buy the phone for 199 out the door. New in the box on the release date.

        • Ali

          Naw, they just make you sign 2 contracts, one with T-Mobile & one with them, lol

        • Mastrorj

          yea thats not true at all. THere are no refurbs when a phone comes out brand new right? so when the sensation came out as were past phones u could get them through tmobile for say 199 with 100 MIR or just go to Best  Buy and buy the phone for 199 out the door. New in the box on the release date.

    • Mastrorj

      Yea i feel ur pain i used to run a limited store and the first thing i thought when i heard this was the sales reps are gonna have to explain this to a lot of customers that won’t get it. Glad i don’t work there any more

    • Mastrorj

      Yea i feel ur pain i used to run a limited store and the first thing i thought when i heard this was the sales reps are gonna have to explain this to a lot of customers that won’t get it. Glad i don’t work there any more

      • n@

        OR- you could just actually be a good sales rep and not run into any issues ;)

      • n@

        OR- you could just actually be a good sales rep and not run into any issues ;)

    • Mastrorj

      Yea i feel ur pain i used to run a limited store and the first thing i thought when i heard this was the sales reps are gonna have to explain this to a lot of customers that won’t get it. Glad i don’t work there any more

  • James

    This is ridiculous….this was all the hype about!!  I was hoping to get the BB9900 but a mail in rebate is kinda expensive!!  I might as well wait for the price to either go down or wait for the BB9360

    • Mastrorj

      or go to best buy where they have no mail in rebates!

    • Mastrorj

      or go to best buy where they have no mail in rebates!

    • Ali

      Um, 9900 is $100 less expensive upfront (199.99) and $200 off with the MiR…Considering online & some stores are already SOLD OUT…That’s a helluva deal man!

      • Ali

        Er, sorry, $50 less up front and $150 MiR.  LMAO.

        Well, still, $350 less than full retail price and $50 off up front with 150 off the top in the form of a MiR.  Plus you can likely sell your old one and get that $100 right back, lol

  • Rick

    I don’t understand why everyone is so mad. If you don’t like the promo, then don’t do it. Don’t go crying about it like little kids. If it doesn’t pertain to you then get off the computer and go live your life like usual. Standards for people are sad now a days.

    • NBIQ

      This is a solid promo is you are a new/migrating customer. No one can beat it.
      Plus it’s fine to run a sale before you introduce your two new models.
      People (with non-qualifying plans) are complaining about nothing.

      I actually need more than this T-Monews posting to understand this sale. I need more details. I think most posters here are reacting to scant details.

    • NBIQ

      This is a solid promo is you are a new/migrating customer. No one can beat it.
      Plus it’s fine to run a sale before you introduce your two new models.
      People (with non-qualifying plans) are complaining about nothing.

      I actually need more than this T-Monews posting to understand this sale. I need more details. I think most posters here are reacting to scant details.

  • Mark

    I guess no one even knows of the actual value plan that is in stores right now? Say you want 2 Sensations. You’re paying $100 for both lines (unl talk txt web 2GB). You put your downpayment of 200 for each phone. Over 20 months you pay $15 each phone to pay off the retail price of the phone. So in the end, all you are really doing is paying $130 for unlimited minutes, unlimited texting, and your 2 GB of web as a monthly bill for your plan. Now with the one day promo, if you still get the 2 sensations, its like getting an extra $200 back in pocket. This paying over 20 months isn’t just part of this one day sale. That’s how it is already with the value plan. The sale is just actually putting some extra money back into your pocket. Thats all. 

    • Cairat

      Okay, that right there was why I was so confused. I was mixing up the Value plans with the Classic plans and trying to figure out how that could be explained as saving money. It makes a ton more sense now. Thank you!

  • J. Williams

    Wow. That G-Slate looks temping.

  • Anonymous

    Not worth the hastle of the promo, and 2 year contract.

  • Christopher Davis

    Really, T-Mobile? I’m sick and tired of waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S II. I don’t care about any of the phones you are trying to sell with this promotion. I should have just bought one from Europe.

    • thomasb

      Calm down Bro! It’s coming out next month. Haven’t you seen the commercials? Take a deep breath. Exhale. You’ll have it in your hands soon enough.

    • thomasb

      Calm down Bro! It’s coming out next month. Haven’t you seen the commercials? Take a deep breath. Exhale. You’ll have it in your hands soon enough.

  • Dpro

     This is getting funny. I just did the math say I went with a Classic plan and got unlimited minutes and text with 2gb throttled data. It would cost me $75 a month for 24 months. I get a Sensation for $100 because you can get in a lot of places for that price. This would wind up costing me $460 for the phone.
     Now going with the same plan but the Value package it would cost me $60 a month but I am paying for the phone no subsidy.$100 after rebate plus the $15 a month for 24 months.

     Here is were it gets comical. The $15 difference between the two plans is exactly the same amount I would be paying on the Value payment plan which comes out to $460
     LOL.
    Nice one here T Mobile convince people they are saving money on the value plan but the reality is your selling them the phone for the same price regardless hence not really saving anything.
    I love T Mobile but this little sleight of hand stuff that they have started doing lately is getting sickening. Is it me or does it seem like they are just starting to act like AT&T and Verizon more and more.

    • Not everyone buys their phone online. This is for those who would rather do it in store where the price could be higher. This is a sale not a giveaway. Sales don’t always mean there prices are lower then everyone elses. It’s just lower for them.  

      • Dpro

        And your point is? To me the whole point of a sale is to get a better deal. There is no better deal here for me. In fact I don’t save money either. LOL

      • Dpro

        And your point is? To me the whole point of a sale is to get a better deal. There is no better deal here for me. In fact I don’t save money either. LOL

    • Oh and also where can you get a Sensation for $99 if your an existing customer or adding a new line? Most places bump up the price for existing customers

      • IT Guy

        If you’re due for an upgrade, Walmart has the Sensation for $98 + tax out the door. No mail in rebates or anything. I picked one up a couple weeks ago and saved roughly $168 over what it would have cost me at the he T-Mobile store

        • Joelsky

          If u get it from Walmart u can not be on a Value plan Your monthly bill then is higher.

        • IT Guy

          Oops, hadn’t thought about that. I’m on an old grandfathered plan.

        • IT Guy

          Oops, hadn’t thought about that. I’m on an old grandfathered plan.

    • Oh and also where can you get a Sensation for $99 if your an existing customer or adding a new line? Most places bump up the price for existing customers

    • Anonymous

      actually on classic plan its 79.99 per month for unlimited all with 2gb of data. you would save $5/month for 20 months and $20 for the last 4 months, equals $180 saving over two years

      people just dont understand value will always be better and more affordable than classic, customers are just weirded out for it being something new but it just benefits them and T-Mobile.

      • Dpro

        Ya but I have unlimited loyalty for $50 plus $25 for 5 gbs data and $5 for 300 text. I do not like texting so I don’t do more than $150 text. I am basically paying the same price as the value plan with more data and no contract. No savings for me on the classic plan. I can get a new phone anytime I want to. I plan on keeping the plan I have. Ya I could save $15 and get a value plan but then I would wind up using that $15 savings in 20 monthly payments which would put me at spending $400 + for a phone. For me getting a phone under contract with my current plan pays off better than either of these plans they are offering or the sale.
        Oh and yes if I wanted a Sensation bad I could find it for $100 and a new 2 year contract with no rebate and keep my current plan.

  • 24bronco

    Im not understanding why this is a good deal. The price of a Mytouch 4G slide is $199 with this promotion I pay$179.99 down and get a Rebate in the mail of $100. so I will pay $15 a month to pay off the remaining $100? Is this correct, also Im an existing customer, so do I have to sign up for the value plans or keep my grandfathered in MyFave plan? 

    • Cairat

      It sounds like, to do this deal, those of us still on the myFaves plans would have to migrate over to Value (which I can’t do without incurring a $150 migration fee). Think I’ll wait for the Ruby to come out and see where the price point for that one and the Sensation sit as the holidays approach.

      • 24bronco

        I really like the MyFaves and want to stick with it.

      • 24bronco

        I really like the MyFaves and want to stick with it.

    • Cairat

      It sounds like, to do this deal, those of us still on the myFaves plans would have to migrate over to Value (which I can’t do without incurring a $150 migration fee). Think I’ll wait for the Ruby to come out and see where the price point for that one and the Sensation sit as the holidays approach.

    • Cairat

      It sounds like, to do this deal, those of us still on the myFaves plans would have to migrate over to Value (which I can’t do without incurring a $150 migration fee). Think I’ll wait for the Ruby to come out and see where the price point for that one and the Sensation sit as the holidays approach.

    • Dpro

      No because the $179 price is you down payment price. Which is pretty much the same as a subsidized price with a Classic plan or your existing plan. Technically you are really not saving much of anything based on their current plan pricing structures as I posted below.
      It does not mean T Mobile’s plans are still an excellent value compared to other big three companies. It just means they are good at making people thing they are getting a better deal than they are. LOL Oh and yes I have a grandfathered unlimited loyalty plan and have looked at all of this closely. I do not really save any money converting to the new plans.LOL

    • Dpro

      No because the $179 price is you down payment price. Which is pretty much the same as a subsidized price with a Classic plan or your existing plan. Technically you are really not saving much of anything based on their current plan pricing structures as I posted below.
      It does not mean T Mobile’s plans are still an excellent value compared to other big three companies. It just means they are good at making people thing they are getting a better deal than they are. LOL Oh and yes I have a grandfathered unlimited loyalty plan and have looked at all of this closely. I do not really save any money converting to the new plans.LOL

      • 24bronco

        So basically its just smoke and mirrors? I will just stay with my MyFave plan and wait to buy a Samsung Galaxy S II

      • 24bronco

        So basically its just smoke and mirrors? I will just stay with my MyFave plan and wait to buy a Samsung Galaxy S II

    • Dpro

      No because the $179 price is you down payment price. Which is pretty much the same as a subsidized price with a Classic plan or your existing plan. Technically you are really not saving much of anything based on their current plan pricing structures as I posted below.
      It does not mean T Mobile’s plans are still an excellent value compared to other big three companies. It just means they are good at making people thing they are getting a better deal than they are. LOL Oh and yes I have a grandfathered unlimited loyalty plan and have looked at all of this closely. I do not really save any money converting to the new plans.LOL

    • u pay $200 to get value plan  , its bad deal bro,

  • Mark

    So what is the catch with the value plan?  I’m the hypothetical “new customer” that is interested in T-Mobile since the other carriers are getting too damn pricey.  It looks like 500 talk/unlimited text/2 GB data is $70/month with a Classic Plan, plus whatever the phone price is.  For the similar Value Plan, as I understand it, I’d pay the same price for the phone, then $60 or $65 per month (depending on the phone).  And once the phone is paid off, I only pay $50/month.  It looks like a good deal to me, so please, tell me what I’m missing?

    • Cairat

      I think it’s a far better deal for new customers than some of us who are sitting on grandfathered plans that are a better deal for our specific usage.

    • Cairat

      I think it’s a far better deal for new customers than some of us who are sitting on grandfathered plans that are a better deal for our specific usage.

    • Cairat

      I think it’s a far better deal for new customers than some of us who are sitting on grandfathered plans that are a better deal for our specific usage.

    • Plympton

      The Value plans are great for new customers, especially if you have a phone or get a used phone – there’s NO requirements for minimum data plans (you can have a Sensation w/o Data if you want, or $5 data).  I picked up a Sensation from Craigslist for $320, almost new.  MyTouch 4G’s are everywhere for $180, G2x’s too.

      I brought my AT&T iPhone 4 over, put on a 1000minute/unlimited texting family plan, each having a $5 data plan (200MB/unlimited, yeah I know for everyone else it’s 200MB + overages now, but a 2GB/unlimited is only $10! – that’s actually quite a deal!)

      Anyway, all this jiggering saves me like $30/month over AT&T – more than paying for the ETF I had to pay them to get out of my contract there.  Besides saving $, the coverage is 100x better, the data actually WORKS, calls are clear, and I don’t pay $.20/text anymore.

      The other carries ARE too pricey, not your imagination! :-)  Also, AT&T FORCES you to get a data plan, pay full-price for service, EVEN IF YOU GET A USED PHONE! (like an iPhone or Android).  That was the last straw for me.

    • Plympton

      The Value plans are great for new customers, especially if you have a phone or get a used phone – there’s NO requirements for minimum data plans (you can have a Sensation w/o Data if you want, or $5 data).  I picked up a Sensation from Craigslist for $320, almost new.  MyTouch 4G’s are everywhere for $180, G2x’s too.

      I brought my AT&T iPhone 4 over, put on a 1000minute/unlimited texting family plan, each having a $5 data plan (200MB/unlimited, yeah I know for everyone else it’s 200MB + overages now, but a 2GB/unlimited is only $10! – that’s actually quite a deal!)

      Anyway, all this jiggering saves me like $30/month over AT&T – more than paying for the ETF I had to pay them to get out of my contract there.  Besides saving $, the coverage is 100x better, the data actually WORKS, calls are clear, and I don’t pay $.20/text anymore.

      The other carries ARE too pricey, not your imagination! :-)  Also, AT&T FORCES you to get a data plan, pay full-price for service, EVEN IF YOU GET A USED PHONE! (like an iPhone or Android).  That was the last straw for me.

    • Plympton

      The Value plans are great for new customers, especially if you have a phone or get a used phone – there’s NO requirements for minimum data plans (you can have a Sensation w/o Data if you want, or $5 data).  I picked up a Sensation from Craigslist for $320, almost new.  MyTouch 4G’s are everywhere for $180, G2x’s too.

      I brought my AT&T iPhone 4 over, put on a 1000minute/unlimited texting family plan, each having a $5 data plan (200MB/unlimited, yeah I know for everyone else it’s 200MB + overages now, but a 2GB/unlimited is only $10! – that’s actually quite a deal!)

      Anyway, all this jiggering saves me like $30/month over AT&T – more than paying for the ETF I had to pay them to get out of my contract there.  Besides saving $, the coverage is 100x better, the data actually WORKS, calls are clear, and I don’t pay $.20/text anymore.

      The other carries ARE too pricey, not your imagination! :-)  Also, AT&T FORCES you to get a data plan, pay full-price for service, EVEN IF YOU GET A USED PHONE! (like an iPhone or Android).  That was the last straw for me.

    • Rmosley33

      i think there is a $100 difference on what you have to pay to walk out the store with the phone.

  • Mark

    So what is the catch with the value plan?  I’m the hypothetical “new customer” that is interested in T-Mobile since the other carriers are getting too damn pricey.  It looks like 500 talk/unlimited text/2 GB data is $70/month with a Classic Plan, plus whatever the phone price is.  For the similar Value Plan, as I understand it, I’d pay the same price for the phone, then $60 or $65 per month (depending on the phone).  And once the phone is paid off, I only pay $50/month.  It looks like a good deal to me, so please, tell me what I’m missing?

  • NO MATTER HOw much discount they offer on their phones,  the migration fee of $200 per line up to $1000 for 5 lines still stays and it is still  bad deal!  existing  customers still have to pay the $200 fee to switch to value plan. they should have done free value plan switch instead!

    • Ali

      They’re tiered.  Of course they don’t want to give you the lower rate plan when they just recently gave you a discount on a phone *facepalm*

      • JAyMo

        Ya, once your eligible for an upgrade theres no migration fee.

      • JAyMo

        Ya, once your eligible for an upgrade theres no migration fee.

        • Ali

          Not necessarily, you need to be on the 18th month of your contract to do it.

      • whats for us , with non value plans who  upgraded  our phones and contracts few months ago? no deal for us on sep 24th right? i called TMO,  the rep said $1000 fee  to switch to value plan on sep24th

      • whats for us , with non value plans who  upgraded  our phones and contracts few months ago? no deal for us on sep 24th right? i called TMO,  the rep said $1000 fee  to switch to value plan on sep24th

        • Tbyrne

          I thought you were migrating to AT&T? If not, do it NOW!

        • TheWayOfThings

          I think you are really rooting for the acquisition.. you keep telling people to go to ATT and Sprint… even though you veil it with much anger and outrage, you keep telling people to go… I think you are being very unloyal to T-mobile. It makes my heart sad to see someone who claims to be loyal to T-mobile trying to drive people away from T-mobile like you’re doing. You should be ashamed of yourself.

        • Tbyrne

          You know, I think it’s a wonderful gift you have. Being able to read a persons thoughts and knowing what their true intentions are has no doubt been a blessing for you. I’m very sorry to hear your heart is sad for me. Don’t worry about me. I’m not ashamed of being a loyal T-Mobile customer whose posts encourage people to take a closer look at what this company has to offer. Top ratings in the Customer Service and Plan Rate areas. Great devices coming out all the time. An enjoyable site called TmoNews where you can come to for up to date info for anything T-Mobile. Yeah, I’m definitely not ashamed! As for anyone who comes in here spewing out hatred toward T-Mobile and stating they’re going to leave, well, I don’t have the gift you have, you know, being able to read peoples minds, I can only warn them of the possible dangers that might await them and wish them well on their journey. Goodbye for now I’m sure we’ll have some more discussions in the near future.

        • I’ve already warned you…stop calling people “TWOT.” I won’t ask you again.

        • Tbyrne

          That’s his username abbreviation. (T)he (W)ay (O)ff (T)hings. You’re thinking of another word. It has an (A) in it. Nothing malicious was meant. My apologies for any misunderstandings.

        • I know and I understand that, but others might not see that separation and I don’t want anyone getting the wrong idea.

        • Tbyrne

          I thought you were migrating to AT&T? If not, do it NOW!

        • Frank

          Welcome to the world of buying things. Sometimes sales come up after you’ve already bought something.

          (Just because you bought somethign before and now it’s one sale doesn’t mean T-Mobile or anyone else owes you anything.) 

        • Frank

          Welcome to the world of buying things. Sometimes sales come up after you’ve already bought something.

          (Just because you bought somethign before and now it’s one sale doesn’t mean T-Mobile or anyone else owes you anything.) 

        • Ali

          Glad someone else is saying it, lol.

          It’s like the people that complain about their bill when they choose EM+ over EM in the past or now when they choose Classic over Value just because they didn’t do the math, lol.

          The point is, retail is retail.  If I bought a TV in October, and the same one is half off on Black Friday, I’m not going to run around crying because nobody told me.

  • NO MATTER HOw much discount they offer on their phones,  the migration fee of $200 per line up to $1000 for 5 lines still stays and it is still  bad deal!  existing  customers still have to pay the $200 fee to switch to value plan. they should have done free value plan switch instead!

  • Jaygqitalia

    1Equipment Installment Plans: On Approved Credit and 0% APR. Down payment & unfinanced portion required at purchase. Remaining balance paid in 20 monthly installments. Total post-rebate price of each device equals down payment amount plus monthly payment amount times 20.  
    Well there goes me doing it. Id never get approved for that. Id want the sensation. Either way id still be paying 200 bux plus tax up front for the phone. Not really a deal.

  • Jaygqitalia

    1Equipment Installment Plans: On Approved Credit and 0% APR. Down payment & unfinanced portion required at purchase. Remaining balance paid in 20 monthly installments. Total post-rebate price of each device equals down payment amount plus monthly payment amount times 20.  
    Well there goes me doing it. Id never get approved for that. Id want the sensation. Either way id still be paying 200 bux plus tax up front for the phone. Not really a deal.

    • Ali

      Think of it more as getting the Sensation for $400…That’s what it basically boils down to.

      • Jaygqitalia

        Yes but in reality , its never about how much you spend overall , its about what im paying upfront. Id rather pay ZERO upfront and pay 15 a month. Or 99. Add in taxes and everything, your probably paying about 260 upfront

        • Ali

          Well, then go ahead and pay less up front and more int he long run, lol.

          Class plan ;)

    • OKDave

      Did the math on the value plans and it was clear for my family they were clearly the best choice. Moved 5 lines (with two smartphones) from a $139/mo plan w/700 mins and NO texting to $94/month with 1000 mins and UNLIMITED texting. That’s $40/mo in the pocket (setting aside taxes/fees etc), and TMo waived part of my ETF.

      Took a look at that $40/mo diff (it would have been $50 had I not added unlimited text), and realized over the contract period and realized I’m saving $960 – MORE than the cost of one high-end smartphone, or two medium phones. Compared that to renewing existing plan and using upgrade for a $99 sensation, and I’d have ended up paying $1059 over the life of the contract for that phone. 

      Once you do the math, and get over the shock of paying off-contract price,  you may realize its a much better deal over the long haul. Won’t promise its the best deal for everyone in every circumstance, but it sure was for us.

  • Jaygqitalia

    1Equipment Installment Plans: On Approved Credit and 0% APR. Down payment & unfinanced portion required at purchase. Remaining balance paid in 20 monthly installments. Total post-rebate price of each device equals down payment amount plus monthly payment amount times 20.  
    Well there goes me doing it. Id never get approved for that. Id want the sensation. Either way id still be paying 200 bux plus tax up front for the phone. Not really a deal.

  • Anonymous

    Ok someone answer this. If i buy a G-slate for $99 on this plan.  cancel my Even more plus plan for my current phone, can i just use the new sim card i get with the G-slate with my G2 phone?  I guess the question is are the tablet sim cards and phone sim cards the same.

    • Ali

      No, different plan altogether.  Phone won’t work, data won’t work…Texting might

      • JAyMo

        Instead of doing all that why dont you just do the installment plan on your current even more plus? Well you’d have to change it to a value plan, but you dont have to go through all that hassle with cancelling lines and all…you can purchase an tab under your current plan and just pay it off as normal

    • Jason Kail

      Can’t say for certain in your case, but i have a Vibrant and i bought a second hand Galaxy Tab for the Tmo network,,,, I slap the sim card in from my vibrant and run data all the time.

    • Jason Kail

      Can’t say for certain in your case, but i have a Vibrant and i bought a second hand Galaxy Tab for the Tmo network,,,, I slap the sim card in from my vibrant and run data all the time.

      • Rmosley33

        from my experience that doesnt work because t-mobile can identify its t-849 tablets on its network. so when you insert a regular phone sim into the galaxy tab, the browser just redirects you to t-mobile’s login screen and nothing more. an at&t sim in your t-mobile galaxy tab t-849 will allow you to browse the web at edge speeds. browsing will work if you put your t-mobile sim card into an unlocked at&t’s i-987galaxy tab.

      • Rmosley33

        from my experience that doesnt work because t-mobile can identify its t-849 tablets on its network. so when you insert a regular phone sim into the galaxy tab, the browser just redirects you to t-mobile’s login screen and nothing more. an at&t sim in your t-mobile galaxy tab t-849 will allow you to browse the web at edge speeds. browsing will work if you put your t-mobile sim card into an unlocked at&t’s i-987galaxy tab.

      • Rmosley33

        from my experience that doesnt work because t-mobile can identify its t-849 tablets on its network. so when you insert a regular phone sim into the galaxy tab, the browser just redirects you to t-mobile’s login screen and nothing more. an at&t sim in your t-mobile galaxy tab t-849 will allow you to browse the web at edge speeds. browsing will work if you put your t-mobile sim card into an unlocked at&t’s i-987galaxy tab.

    • Rmosley33

      tablets may not be able to make phone calls

    • Rmosley33

      tablets may not be able to make phone calls

    • Rmosley33

      tablets may not be able to make phone calls

    • Rmosley33

      the g-slate sim is probably data only so you may not be able to make calls or text. i have a galaxy tab and it wont allow my blackberry sim card to do any web browsing. all i can do is text.

    • Rmosley33

      the g-slate sim is probably data only so you may not be able to make calls or text. i have a galaxy tab and it wont allow my blackberry sim card to do any web browsing. all i can do is text.

    • W3m1975

      The answer is yes, you can utilize the data device sim in you g2. The only issue you will face is that the plan for a G-Slate is data only, i.e. voice barred.

  • Anonymous

    Ok someone answer this. If i buy a G-slate for $99 on this plan.  cancel my Even more plus plan for my current phone, can i just use the new sim card i get with the G-slate with my G2 phone?  I guess the question is are the tablet sim cards and phone sim cards the same.

  • Anonymous

    Ok someone answer this. If i buy a G-slate for $99 on this plan.  cancel my Even more plus plan for my current phone, can i just use the new sim card i get with the G-slate with my G2 phone?  I guess the question is are the tablet sim cards and phone sim cards the same.

  • Anonymous

    Their last sale was better. I signed up for the $49.99 value plan and got the Samsung Exhibit 4G for free without any down or monthly payment. The second line was still on contract so it didn’t get the free Exhibit. Therefore I need to get a phone for the second line.

    This is what I’m thinking of doing. I’ve seen the LG G2X for free sometimes. So I want to sign up for a new individual classic plan (cheapest plan at $39.99 + $10 for 200mb data) and get the free G2X. Then I’ll cancel the plan after 30 days and keep the phone. My total cost would be about $247, which is cheaper than this sale or paying full price for the phone.

    Activation Fee: $0 waived for Corp. Dis.
    1st Month Fee with 15% off Corp. Dis.: $47 estimate
    ETF: $200

    What do you guys think? Thank you for your opinions.

    • Ali

      Fraud.

      • Anonymous

        Can you explain how it is fraud? That’s the tos, which I’m complying to. It’s not like I’m doing something against their tos.

        • JAyMo

          That won’t work, cause to get any phone “free” you’d have to get a 2gb data plan at least. “Free” usually always implies after rebate, and there aren’t any rebates for 200mb data. And I’m pretty sure even if you pay off that ETF that it can’t look good on your credit :-

        • Moi

          There is nothing about an ETF that affects your credit. Read TMOs T’s & C’s- The ETF is a normal fee, not a penalty. 

          And if you’re looking for a smart phone- look to get a data plan… very few users actually can get away with 200mb- 

          No fraud here- just a poorly designed sale…

        • Ali

          I never said it was illegal.

          I just said it was fraud.

          And this is the type of thing that leads to those $350 ETFs that everyone will whine about, just like they did with Verizon & AT&T…

      • Anonymous

        Can you explain how it is fraud? That’s the tos, which I’m complying to. It’s not like I’m doing something against their tos.

  • No

    This is horrible, T-Mobile will be losing a lot of customers, struggling to pay their cellular towers. Goodbye T-Mobile and your bankruptcy.

  • No

    This is horrible, T-Mobile will be losing a lot of customers, struggling to pay their cellular towers. Goodbye T-Mobile and your bankruptcy.

  • Anonymous

    T-Mobile is effectively giving customers a subsidy on a device with a new Value Plan activation/migration..for one day only.  My personal opinion:  they should’ve just lowered/eliminated the down payment instead of using MIR’s. The way it stands now, when looking at the upfront cost for equipment, there’s no difference.  Your savings depend on getting the MIR.

  • Anonymous

    T-Mobile is effectively giving customers a subsidy on a device with a new Value Plan activation/migration..for one day only.  My personal opinion:  they should’ve just lowered/eliminated the down payment instead of using MIR’s. The way it stands now, when looking at the upfront cost for equipment, there’s no difference.  Your savings depend on getting the MIR.

  • Jay

    Meh… so hopefully some people here know to never buy phones directly from the store. Find authorized T-Mobile dealers in malls, local gorcery stores, etc. As long as you sign a 2 year contract they can give you almost any phone for free. I got a Mytouch 3G years ago for free, I think it was like $199 retail. Friend of mine got the Galaxy S II for free after rebate a few months ago.

    • Anonymous

      You won’t get a free phone on a value plan no matter where you go. The purpose of the value plan is to get discounted service….not a discounted phone

      • Jay

        Like I said it’s not through a T-Mobile store, just an authorized T-Mobile dealer. If you live in SoCal I can refer you to several vendors. Only catch is you sign a 2 year contract but then again you do that anyways at a T-Mobile store.

    • Jtntdog

      Galaxy S 2 a few months ago? Fail.

      • Jay

        Whoopsy I meant Galaxy S and if you don’t believe me I’ll refer you to the store if you live in the SoCal area.

  • Jay

    Meh… so hopefully some people here know to never buy phones directly from the store. Find authorized T-Mobile dealers in malls, local gorcery stores, etc. As long as you sign a 2 year contract they can give you almost any phone for free. I got a Mytouch 3G years ago for free, I think it was like $199 retail. Friend of mine got the Galaxy S II for free after rebate a few months ago.

  • //BIQ

    I need MORE details than this T-Monews post to really understand this sale.
    Seems confusing from all the posts below..

    Time to visit my local manager, who can explain it to me and will have it all down to a “T”.

    //

    • NBIQ_

      I would like to convert my two lines to the $49 per line plan..
      it would save me solid money– and allow me to get unlimited texting as well as a second dataline.

      Not sure if they are waiving the $Fee for converting existing contracts, during their sale or not. They could, and it would be a great sale, but will they. I don’t see the info yet. (Wishful thinking?)

      //

      • NBIQ

        OKAY.. I read the fine print.. it still looks like the fee is still there.. frown..

        “Device Offer: New activation of postpaid unlimited
        Value plan, with min. 2 GB full-speed data & new two-year agreement
        (with up to $200/line early cancellation fee), required.”

    • NBIQ_

      I would like to convert my two lines to the $49 per line plan..
      it would save me solid money– and allow me to get unlimited texting as well as a second dataline.

      Not sure if they are waiving the $Fee for converting existing contracts, during their sale or not. They could, and it would be a great sale, but will they. I don’t see the info yet. (Wishful thinking?)

      //

  • //BIQ

    I need MORE details than this T-Monews post to really understand this sale.
    Seems confusing from all the posts below..

    Time to visit my local manager, who can explain it to me and will have it all down to a “T”.

    //

  • Willcr73

    Where the hell is the GSII??????

    • Nick

      What, you expect them to put an unreleased phone on sale?  Sheesh.

      • Willcr73

        I’m not expecting them to do that, SHEESH!!!!!! You didn’t understood my coment……SHEEEEEEEEESHHHH!!!!!!!!

      • Willcr73

        I’m not expecting them to do that, SHEESH!!!!!! You didn’t understood my coment……SHEEEEEEEEESHHHH!!!!!!!!

      • Willcr73

        I’m not expecting them to do that, SHEESH!!!!!! You didn’t understood my coment……SHEEEEEEEEESHHHH!!!!!!!!

      • Willcr73

        I’m not expecting them to do that, SHEESH!!!!!! You didn’t understood my coment……SHEEEEEEEEESHHHH!!!!!!!!

  • Willcr73

    Where the hell is the GSII??????

  • Willcr73

    Where the hell is the GSII??????

  • Best Buy is looking much better to buy an upgrade phone lately IMHO…

    • Anonymous

      Their prices aren’t great.

    • YEP

      Wirefly or Newegg is your best bet…

    • Anonymous

      Best Buy Mobile just dropped Tmobile in my area. I went in last week to get info, came back yesterday to upgrade and now they no longer carry tmo phones. Check your locak BB Mobile ASAP.

  • Best Buy is looking much better to buy an upgrade phone lately IMHO…

  • Avio07

    This is the most pathetic sale I’ve ever seen. $99 downpayment and $15 per month for the HTC sensation 4g sale? WTF IS THIS?

    Down payment and 20 monthly payments, so the sale brings the total price of Sensation to $400 + taxes… anyone else fall for this scam???

  • Avio07

    This is the most pathetic sale I’ve ever seen. $99 downpayment and $15 per month for the HTC sensation 4g sale? WTF IS THIS?

    Down payment and 20 monthly payments, so the sale brings the total price of Sensation to $400 + taxes… anyone else fall for this scam???

    • yes but that is for no contract from what i remember. I am doing that with my samsung SGS i got it for 100 down and i pay 12/month but my unlimited family plan is $20/month cheaper each month so it makes my plan cheaper. 

      • Android00

        Nope. Even value plans require a contract now.

      • Android00

        Nope. Even value plans require a contract now.

    • Action

      OK but have you looked at the price of the value plans? There is a reason for everything. Even with paying for the phone compare the prices of t-mobile to everyone else. Where else are you going to get unlimited everything for 50 on a single line or 50 each for 2 lines on anyone else? If you can show me that I am wrong and there is someone cheaper prove it.

    • Action

      OK but have you looked at the price of the value plans? There is a reason for everything. Even with paying for the phone compare the prices of t-mobile to everyone else. Where else are you going to get unlimited everything for 50 on a single line or 50 each for 2 lines on anyone else? If you can show me that I am wrong and there is someone cheaper prove it.

  • Avio07

    This is the most pathetic sale I’ve ever seen. $99 downpayment and $15 per month for the HTC sensation 4g sale? WTF IS THIS?

    Down payment and 20 monthly payments, so the sale brings the total price of Sensation to $400 + taxes… anyone else fall for this scam???

  • Rmosley33

    the 4g phones and 4g data prices are outrageous. i have a blackberry 9700 with an off contract $30 data only plan.  i will find every loophole that i can to save money before i pay these 4g ripoff  prices. for example, i bought my t-mobile t-849 galaxy tablet from a pawn shop for $325 contract free. when i found out t-mobile blocks web browsing when you insert a smartphone sim, i unlocked the g-tab and bought a prepaid at&t go phone sim. i can purchase 200mb for $15 and and have 30 days to use it. downside is that its only at 2g speeds. the t-mobile prepaid data plan for the g-tab is $10 but you only have 7 days to use it.

    • Jaygqitalia

      Curious if you realize if you have insurance and anything fails on that 9700 aka trackpad , they would send you a 9780

    • W3m1975

      OMG you are a lost puppy. What would make you want to browse at 2g speed to save such a minimal amount of cash? I bet you have a $100.00 bill in your pocket wrapped around a hundred $1’s to make you look rich too.

    • W3m1975

      OMG you are a lost puppy. What would make you want to browse at 2g speed to save such a minimal amount of cash? I bet you have a $100.00 bill in your pocket wrapped around a hundred $1’s to make you look rich too.

  • Melfdi1514

    Can anyone tell me if the offer works, by adding a line to a value plan? Thank you.

  • jacoB

    This is all very confusing…because you pay 99.99 and then you have to pay $15 or so per month (for 2 years?) and then doesn’t that end up making it the same as a classic price?  I haven’t compared each plan but its hard to compare each phone and each plan to see what the real discount is.  Also if they really wanted to promote their 49.99 plan why not let an individual customer get it  — why force it on 2 people.  I just hate when they always play these games.  But I guess its a smart move- they should be promoting it a little bit more (to a general market audience via advertising and to existing customers via some kind of communication- which I’ve gotten zilch-  because everyone is so hyped about the iphone5 and the buzz is with Sprint and many people- myself included- are waiting to see what happens with not only the iPhone but samsung galaxy etc and with the cloud of the merger and and tmob being the only one without the iPhone, they’re getting squeezed out.  people who really are budget conscious will go with boost or one of the other minor carrier that 

  • That’s ridiculous.  It’s still cheaper to buy online (when you catch there rotating sales) with a more expensive rate plan (unless you really need unlimited minutes).  Last week I saw the myTouch 4G slides for FREE in one of their after hours sales (only lasted a few hours).  I’m waiting for that one to come back around.

  • That’s ridiculous.  It’s still cheaper to buy online (when you catch there rotating sales) with a more expensive rate plan (unless you really need unlimited minutes).  Last week I saw the myTouch 4G slides for FREE in one of their after hours sales (only lasted a few hours).  I’m waiting for that one to come back around.

  • buddylee

    this “deal” is a slap in the face…I’m out.

    • Tbyrne

      Good! Now get ready to get slapped in the face wherever your going! I hear Dan Hesse wants your money. Here he comes Dan!

      • Littlesis1774

        Tbyrne please shut up. We all you know you staying on T-mobile which probably won’t be next year. You do realize that each customers that leaves T-mobile is sure sign that it will go out of business?

        • Tbyrne

          Yeah, with disloyal people like you, T-Mobile might not stay afloat! I’m sure you enjoyed the savings you had with T-Mobile. Disgusting!

  • Rick-a-billy

    hey guys this is seriously a crap deal!  the only freebee thing you get is a $100 off rebate or something, you still have to pay $15 a month till the phone is FULLY paid off at FULL RETAIL VALUE!  there’s nothing great about it, i went to 2 tmobile store to try to get a better understanding, and what i got was a half ass deal at best.  

  • Avery162248

    Lame

  • CRT24

    Look people…..obviously this is not on the level of some of the promotions that T-Mobile has run in the past but those of you calling it a scam or ripoff are just being ridiculous. Even if you get free phones on the classic plan you are still at about the same price just for the plan as you you would be with phone payments on the most expensive phones that T-Mobile offers with the value plan. This has been discussed exhaustively on this site and has not changed. Basically you are getting up to an extra $100.00 off of phones on the value plan and regardless how this promotion stacks up against previous offers, you are getting an even better price on a handset with the best rate around by far. So if it is not for you then don’t partake but this is hardly a scam as some of you are saying.

  • PatheticLoser

    Individual Value Plan
    $60.00 a month plus tax (TTW 2GB)
    HTC Sensation with promo is $100 after MIR (plus tax)
    20 Installments of $15 = $300.00
    Total Cost of Phone = $400.00

    Individual Classic Plan
    $80.00 a month plus tax (TTW 2GB)
    HTC Sensation – 200.00 after MIR (plus tax)
    Total Cost of phone 200.00

    Savings difference between Value Plan and Classic Plan
    Value is $20 cheaper than Classic – $15 installments = $5 savings over Classic
    $5 x 20 installments = $100.00
    There will be 4 months with no installments meaning the $20 is realized.
    $20 X 4 = $80
    $100 + 80 = $180

    Value Plan in this instance is $20.00 worse than the Classic Plan. If you don’t upgrade again for a little while though you do make more back in the long run.

    Other phones you would probably come out a winner on Value on. This was just an example of the math being used. Someone feel free to check my math, it IS 2AM here. But I think it’s correct.

  • PatheticLoser

    Individual Value Plan
    $60.00 a month plus tax (TTW 2GB)
    HTC Sensation with promo is $100 after MIR (plus tax)
    20 Installments of $15 = $300.00
    Total Cost of Phone = $400.00

    Individual Classic Plan
    $80.00 a month plus tax (TTW 2GB)
    HTC Sensation – 200.00 after MIR (plus tax)
    Total Cost of phone 200.00

    Savings difference between Value Plan and Classic Plan
    Value is $20 cheaper than Classic – $15 installments = $5 savings over Classic
    $5 x 20 installments = $100.00
    There will be 4 months with no installments meaning the $20 is realized.
    $20 X 4 = $80
    $100 + 80 = $180

    Value Plan in this instance is $20.00 worse than the Classic Plan. If you don’t upgrade again for a little while though you do make more back in the long run.

    Other phones you would probably come out a winner on Value on. This was just an example of the math being used. Someone feel free to check my math, it IS 2AM here. But I think it’s correct.

    • Daddym469

      Assuming you are on the Value Plan You failed to see the whole picture! That sensation will cost $ 199.99 on Saturday. The deal is rooted in the rebate of $100. You will be required to pay that rebate amount along with the 99.99 down plus the total tax on the 499.99.
      To walk ou with that phone you will out of over 200$….Take the rebate out and this deal is as sweet as it gets next to free!

    • Mk

      Value still comes out ahead of the Classic plan with the Sensation, the total cost over two years has to be compared.

      Value
      24 Months X $60 (TTW 2GB) = $1,440
      20 Months X $15 (Phone Payment) = $300
      Net Down Payment = $100
      Total = $1,840

      Classic
      24 Months X $80 (TTW 2GB) = $1,920
      Phone Cost = $200
      Total = $2,120

      $2,120 – $1,840 = $280 savings

  • Daddym469

    ANYONE CONSIDERING THIS, ” SO CALLED DEAL”, PLEASE READ!!!!
    First and foremost if you are not currently on the value plan or “credit worthy”, here is the real deal!
    I am presently a new value customer in the north Texas market. In my example here, I want to share this with those not familiar with the Value plan and how it would relate with this” big sale.”
    #1. Let’s say you want a Sensation 4G. The current price before Saturday on a value plan is, $499.99.
    Yes, I am correct because all phones on the value plan must be purchased at full retail price.
    Anyone on the value plan was or should be a former Even more plus customer, who was forced on to this plan based on the math. Value plans and features are hard to beat for a contract agreement.
    So like so many, I was baited in with some regret at this point, but two years is two years…
    #2. All value plans include a line of credit that will vary based on number of lines and account history.
    That line of credit is call EIP or Equipment Installment Plan.
    #3, Your great deal this Saturday will include a whole list of things not clearly stated in this ad. So please allow me to clear up the small print. First and foremost your primary interest here should be comparing present pricing with Saturday. Depending on the device you want the deal or saving will vary. Oddly, The retail price of the Sensation will be the same saturday as it’s current price.
    Saturday is hardly a deal once you realize what you’re in for. The crime is instead of reducing the retail price and offer you the cash off upfront, YOUR DEAL WILL ONLY COME TO LIFE VIA REBATE!!!!
    I CALLED CUSTOMER CARE AND THEY CONFIRMED THAT HORRIBLE TRICKY UNSTABLE REBATE WILL BE DUE AT THE POINT OF SALE. SO THAT SENSATION WILL COST YOU $199.99 JUST LIKE IT WOULD NOW! For even more trickery There no mention of the FACT THAT THE EIP PROGRAM IS ONLY ALLOWED TO FINANCE UP TO $300.00 OF ANY COMPATIBLE DEVICE.
    THE DEAL LIES IN THE NOTION YOU DON’T MIND WAITING TWO MONTHS TO MAYBE GET THE REBATE CHECK BACK…THATS NO DEAL!!
    #4. PLUS AT POS, YOU WILL BE PAYING LOCAL TAX FOR THE 499.99,(FOR ME)  THAT’S $41.25
    So to get that Sensation on Saturday i would have to pay, the 99.99 down, plus cover the rebate for another $100, then add on the 41.25 sales tax! Unreal! That’s $241.25 upfront with a chance to get a $100 of that back totally at the mercy of the rebate center, and they will be doing whatever they can to attempt to void the rebate the entire time you will be waiting for it! Rebates are horrible because they are designed to increase sales and lure the customer in a waiting game.
    So, assuming the rebate process works out you got the phone for 141.25……Ughhh no!
    Remember you will be paying out the unmentioned $300.for the next 20 months, So that’s $441.25 if you actually get the rebate. Requiring the rebate makes Saturday a real scam to increase revenue.

    Essentially, everything this company has implemented since ATT entered the picture has been totally self serving to to keep as many of us fools seeking a deal on the hit list. They’ve changes rate plans, switched billing due dates, made data use accountable for any smart device for those cases where someone accidentally gets on the web and wants a credit back for it…..They have done all of this self serving crap at the direction of Att and T and I regret staying on with this company. They manage to do everything but offer a better range and pricing structure for these phones. So do your own math because there are other phones that do actually come out lower if done saturday, but with the rebate involved it’s all a scam, Hope I helped someone out there.

    • Jaygqitalia

      Um everything you just wrote was common sense for anyone who knows what a value plan and a mail in rebate is .. 

    • ASDF

      You sound like a T-Mobile Employee. You know a lot of information only available to employees.

      • Daddym469

        NOPE, JUST A LONG TIME, VERY INFORMED CUSTOMER. THE PROBLEM IS IT SEEMS MANY OF YOU DON’T LOOK IN THE RIGHT PLACES FOR THE RIGHT INFORMATION. STOP CONFUSING T MOBILE THE COMPANY WITH YOUR INDEPENDENT DEALERS AND WIREFLY, AND UNDERSTAND ONLY THE ACTUAL T MOBILE STORE AND OR WEBSITE CAN INFORM YOU OF WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW.

    • Losetheflames

      I’m still using “my 5 faves” family plan….with 1800 shared minutes..this doesn’t sound like a better plan…I think I will stay with what I have.

  • tiredrep

    Your math is flawed sir.
    The value price is 20 dollars less every month. The full price of the phone on Saturday will be 200 more after rebate.
    So on the phone the value starts off with 200 dollars more in costs than the classic.
    HOWEVER, since we have already factored in the -200 difference on the phone we can only factor the actual rate plan in for the monthly pricing. You end up 20 cheaper every month.
    20*24=480
    480-200(the extra you pay on the phone) =280
    So even paying 200 more for the phone you still pay 280 less over the two years on contract.
    That being said, even at full retail off 499.99 you still save 180 of the classic price during the two years.
    I hope this helos but people have such a hard time with this concept it seems.

  • Itslubbalubba

    Go folks and get a new contract or renew and next month complain that you should have waited because the iphone5 is out.  Be fooled by Tmo’s gimmick and get stuck on contract for the next two years.  In the while next month you salivate for the iphone5 or the HTC Titan or Samsung Focus S.  And to the Android fanboys, STFU.  Not everyone wants or likes Android devices! 

    • Tbyrne

      The gimmick you were fooled by is no doubt a much higher bill than the rest of us. Enjoy paying up the wazoo fool!

  • George

    No mention of the G2x?  I would hope that it’d be available for free but outlook doesn’t look good if the Galaxy S 4G isn’t free.   If the iPhone 5 is in fact a no-go, G2x or the 4S would be my second choices.

    • George

      Oops I meant the Sidekick 4G (not the Galaxy S 4G) isn’t free according to the flyer.

  • DO NOT BUY THE LG G-SLATE!!!  LG LOCKED THE BOOTLOADER, T_MOBILE SAYS DEVELOPMENT IS NOT SUPPORTED ON THE DEVICE.  THE SLATE SHIPS WITH A CRIPPLED 3.1 BUILD OF ANDROID, NO USB-HOST, NO NETFLIX, NO USBMOUNT, STUTTERED VIDEO CAPTURE/PLAYBACK.  THIS WILL NOT WORK WITH YOUR PC WITHOUT SOFTWARE WHICH MEANS IT WILL NOT WORK IN THE REAL WORLD WHEN YOU NEED IT TO.  THIS IS UNSUPPORTED BY LG AND T-MOBILE DO NOT BUY!!!

    LET T-MOBILE DIE THE SLOW DEATH IT DESERVES, DON’T COMPROMISE YOUR INTEGRITY FOR A QUICK BUCK, AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!  OPPOSE THE AT&T/T-MOBILE MERGER!!!  T-MOBILE DOESN’T WANT ANDROID TO BE FREE!!!

    Signed, future former T-Mobile Customer
    (Thanks to M**lene in G-Slate Support)

    • Tbyrne

      Perhaps you may die a slow death. Be carefull what you wish for!! You sound like a infowars fanboy!

  • CRT24

    No matter how hard you try, the value plan will always be less:

    Value: 60.00 x 24 = $1440.00

    Classic: 80.00 x 24 = $1920.00

    Difference: 1920 -1440 = $480.00

    This is math…….no tricks, no.gimmicks, no scams. Factor in the most expensive phone that T-Mobile offers (currently the BB 9900) and the difference jumps to $780.00 on the classic with the 300.00 cost after rebate. Since you pay 600.00 for the phone on the value plan you still come out $180.00 ahead.

    This math has been done over and over again and this is yet another clear cut example that the value plan is a great option. I stated earlier, this promotion is not on par with some of the other offers but its still up to $100.00 more in savings than before. Numbers don’t lie but I am sure there will continue to be morons posting how this is a scam.

    • Meagan

      THANKS for posting this.  You showed the logic of your formula with the answer, done.  Everyone should save this to a text doc on their puter for future reference.

      • Tbyrne

        Yes Meg. This should help everyone who hates T-Mobile. Good going girl!

    • Daddym469

      I see your point, but you are not mentioning the basic facts. Most of the people on the value plan now are former even more plus, or NON CONTRACT CUSTOMERS. I personally believe at the direction of ATT, This value plan had one goal and one goal only. That goal was to gain a whole new slew of contracted accounts, and make it hard for the even more plus or non contract customer to refuse. Think about it…they in essence tricked folks like me who had been off contract for about two years to agree to get back on contract to save 50$ upfront!
      I only wish I had thought this out, but what’s done is done. Now, anyone who was not even more plus, but was just even more the value plan was not even made for you. With even more you already could buy any phone at a discount upfront because you were willing to pay more for line service. Anyone willing to pay a migration fee to switch aint looking for no deal anyway because you’re spending more money just to get a lower bill, yet be responsible for buying your phones at full price! Saturday ain’t for classic plan holders! It’s for current and new value accounts. The only way saturday will be sweet is to find out if that rebate will not be out of pocket. That rebate is again to truth in this whole thing. If I’m spending an extra 100$ only to chance getting it back via rebate…I’m screwed from the start. All of your math is on point but T mobile set these plans to only appeal to your primary interest. If you like your discounts upfront, stay on classic. If you like the flexibility of paying off a phone at full price via EIP, value is your plan. Just the fact they want you to pay them, to switch between the two should tell you most of anything this company does is becoming less and less about its customer base.

      • CRT24

        I didn’t fail to point out any facts because everyone knows that these are contract plans and no customers were tricked into anything. If you have an em+ plan then keep it and pay full price for the phone or you can move to value, save a little more money and be allowed to pay out the phone so you don’t have to pay all of it up front. You people keep trying to find problems that aren’t there…..and since when is it a shock that cell phone companies want to sign up as many people on contract as they can??…..and you claiming that “this is at the direction of ATT” is just a ridiculous statement…..I’m sure ATT really wants a bunch of people in contract with a price that is half of their comparable rate plan…..that would be foolish. Obviously there are things going on to retain customers because T-Mobile is expected to retain a certain value of assets when (if) the deal is approved but for those that say there are ATT people actually calling shots directly…..you are way off base. But bottom line is if the numbers don’t work for you and you don’t want a contract then don’t sign one……you are grown ups so take some personal responsibility and act like one.

  • Sk33m0

    this is the “all hands” day? wtf? 

  • John

    its hillarious that t-mobile frames this as a “deal,” there isnt anything different about this except for the initial down payment.  still retail for the phones, still a contract. still no upgrades. yes, it ends up being about 5 dollars cheaper each month on value, but its more or less the same thing….

  • Daddym469

    News Flash!!!! Saturday is about building more contracts!!! Also, everyone needs to firmly understand that most if not all of these so called deals and changes are being led by AT and T.
    What part of 39 billion dollars do  you not understand? The owners of T mobile don’t want T mobile. What we are seeing in any format has ATT written all over it, and I really wished I would have stayed off contract. The value plan was designed to keep all the current non contract customers offering a pricing structure almost to good to refuse, and like so many I got back on contract to save some money. At this point we all should be asking ourselves….AT WHAT COST??? T mobile will suck as long as this deal stays undone and will probably suck “Even More”….beyond that!

    • Tbyrne

      Then suck off! Go see your buddy Dan Hesse. I heard he’s just waitin with open arms.

      • Daddym469

        A REPLY SHOULD MAKE SENSE.

        • Tbyrne

          It did! You state in the above post that T-Mobile “will probably suck Even More”! To me, that comes across as someone who thinks T-Mobile sucks. Duh! If T-Mobile sucks to you then I guess you’ll be hookin up with Dan Hesse, Ivan or someone else. Let me ask you a question. I don’t know how long you’ve been or have ever been with T-Mobile. Haven’t you enjoyed the low monthly prices you’ve been paying all these years? That’s what this is all about to those who have loved T-Mobile. We don’t want to lose all these benefits we’ve been accustomed to. If in the near future we do then fine. That’s the way life can throw things at you. But those who come in here and sneer, piss and moan about what’s happening is disgusting in MY opinion. I hope this made some sense to you. I’m sorry if I come off a little arrogant. That’s not my intention. It’s to call everyones attention to what T-Mobile has been in the past and what it can be in the futurel.

        • Tbyrne

          It did! You state in the above post that T-Mobile “will probably suck Even More”! To me, that comes across as someone who thinks T-Mobile sucks. Duh! If T-Mobile sucks to you then I guess you’ll be hookin up with Dan Hesse, Ivan or someone else. Let me ask you a question. I don’t know how long you’ve been or have ever been with T-Mobile. Haven’t you enjoyed the low monthly prices you’ve been paying all these years? That’s what this is all about to those who have loved T-Mobile. We don’t want to lose all these benefits we’ve been accustomed to. If in the near future we do then fine. That’s the way life can throw things at you. But those who come in here and sneer, piss and moan about what’s happening is disgusting in MY opinion. I hope this made some sense to you. I’m sorry if I come off a little arrogant. That’s not my intention. It’s to call everyones attention to what T-Mobile has been in the past and what it can be in the futurel.

  • Daddym469

    Duuuuuuuuuuuuugh. EVEN MORE PLUS PLANS DO NOT EXIST ANYMORE PERIOD!
    THEY WERE REPLACED WITH THE VALUE PLAN. BY CHOICE YOU COULD KEEP YOUR EVEN MORE PLUS, STAY OFF CONTRACT AND PAY MORE FOR YOUR LINE SERVICES, OR GET ON VALUE.

  • Daddym469

    PLEASE READ ALL, LET IT SOAK IN, AND I DON’T WORK FRO T MOBILE!!!
    ANYONE CONSIDERING THIS, ” SO CALLED DEAL”, PLEASE READ!!!!First and foremost if you are not currently on the value plan or “credit worthy”, here is the real deal!I am presently a new value customer in the north Texas market. In my example here, I want to share this with those not familiar with the Value plan and how it would relate with this” big sale.”#1. Let’s say you want a Sensation 4G. The current price before Saturday on a value plan is, $499.99.Yes, I am correct because all phones on the value plan must be purchased at full retail price.Anyone on the value plan was or should be a former Even more plus customer, who was forced on to this plan based on the math. Value plans and features are hard to beat for a contract agreement.So like so many, I was baited in with some regret at this point, but two years is two years…#2. All value plans include a line of credit that will vary based on number of lines and account history.That line of credit is call EIP or Equipment Installment Plan.#3, Your great deal this Saturday will include a whole list of things not clearly stated in this ad. So please allow me to clear up the small print. First and foremost your primary interest here should be comparing present pricing with Saturday. Depending on the device you want the deal or saving will vary. Oddly, The retail price of the Sensation will be the same saturday as it’s current price.Saturday is hardly a deal once you realize what you’re in for. The crime is instead of reducing the retail price and offer you the cash off upfront, YOUR DEAL WILL ONLY COME TO LIFE VIA REBATE!!!!I CALLED CUSTOMER CARE AND THEY CONFIRMED THAT HORRIBLE TRICKY UNSTABLE REBATE WILL BE DUE AT THE POINT OF SALE. SO THAT SENSATION WILL COST YOU $199.99 JUST LIKE IT WOULD NOW! For even more trickery There no mention of the FACT THAT THE EIP PROGRAM IS ONLY ALLOWED TO FINANCE UP TO $300.00 OF ANY COMPATIBLE DEVICE.THE DEAL LIES IN THE NOTION YOU DON’T MIND WAITING TWO MONTHS TO MAYBE GET THE REBATE CHECK BACK…THATS NO DEAL!!#4. PLUS AT POS, YOU WILL BE PAYING LOCAL TAX FOR THE 499.99,(FOR ME)  THAT’S $41.25So to get that Sensation on Saturday i would have to pay, the 99.99 down, plus cover the rebate for another $100, then add on the 41.25 sales tax! Unreal! That’s $241.25 upfront with a chance to get a $100 of that back totally at the mercy of the rebate center, and they will be doing whatever they can to attempt to void the rebate the entire time you will be waiting for it! Rebates are horrible because they are designed to increase sales and lure the customer in a waiting game.So, assuming the rebate process works out you got the phone for 141.25……Ughhh no!Remember you will be paying out the unmentioned $300.for the next 20 months, So that’s $441.25 if you actually get the rebate. Requiring the rebate makes Saturday a real scam to increase revenue.Essentially, everything this company has implemented since ATT entered the picture has been totally self serving to to keep as many of us fools seeking a deal on the hit list. They’ve changes rate plans, switched billing due dates, made data use accountable for any smart device for those cases where someone accidentally gets on the web and wants a credit back for it…..They have done all of this self serving crap at the direction of Att and T and I regret staying on with this company. They manage to do everything but offer a better range and pricing structure for these phones. So do your own math because there are other phones that do actually come out lower if done saturday, but with the rebate involved it’s all a scam, Hope I helped someone out there.

  • Daddym469

    Your perspective is rooted in a single line of service. The sales saturday is all about the value rate plan. I am not saying the value plan is bad. It’s the way the brought these deals to the masses…..Requiring a contract keeps u locked in….prepaid pricing is only a deal if you are single. The beauty of the value plan is the pricing for both single and family customers and t mobile prepaid has existed for some years now BUDDY…IT’S ALL ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT AND ARE WILLING TO PAY. WERE ALL GETTING SCREWED ANY WAY!

  • Fluffybob474

    asds

  • Fluffybob474

    ok so what does this promotion mean to customers who are already in contracts? can we get out of the contract to get new phones and plan? it says that this proomotion is good for existing customers as well. i have finished 11 months of my 2 year contract. anu help will be appreciated. thanks.

    • firebird8

      If you have more than 6 months left on your contract, you are not eligible.

  • Tbyrne

    Listen! You just stated “don’t expect me to belittle….those who disagree with me”. You have belittled me with derogatory words which I won’t repeat. You my sir are a hypocrite.

    • TheWayOfThings

      I said I wouldn’t belittle the sentence structure of those who I disagree with. I never said I wouldn’t respond in kind to those who insult me… j

    • TheWayOfThings

      You really need to learn how to read, especially if you’re going to give grammar lessons.

    • TheWayOfThings

      You really need to learn how to read, especially if you’re going to give grammar lessons.

  • Ajbenitez10

    so im confused still… whats the best thing to then?

    • Ajbenitez10

      so im confused still… whats the best thing to do then?

  • Jaydee

    This is only for value plans, no classic plans? If the Sensation is $99 down payment, how much is it in total, retail price?

  • Jaydee

    This is only for value plans, no classic plans? If the Sensation is $99 down payment, how much is it in total, retail price?

  • Jaydee

    This is only for value plans, no classic plans? If the Sensation is $99 down payment, how much is it in total, retail price?

  • josue cifuentes

    so for me to move to this “value” plan i have to pay a $200 migration fee, really i been with tmo for 5years this is ridiculous…and i have to finance a phone on top of that no thanks

  • Joe G

    AGAIN  this is bull sh**. of course i dont qualify. i have to be on that new $50 value plan. FAIL.

  • Anonymous

    Oh for crying out loud!? Why can’t thre just for once be a head line with the title “Senior cellphone special”, and let it be prepaid, and have nationwide coverage. It’s not that I’m unhappy with my SVC tracfone, or the plan (which I don’t really expect to beat, I just do wish there were some more options out there for small timers who aren’t interested in smart phones, and unlimited plans.

  • Sean

    So one way to beat the system would be to get the value plan with the cheapest phone they have (I believe its $59.99) take advantage of the low monthly payments. Then go out and buy a phone of your choice on craigslist/ebay and not pay full retail price…I dont see a reason why that wouldn’t work correct me if im wrong.