“Yes, Every Phone Is On Sale, Sale” Requirements, Pricing

If you’re eye-balling Saturday’s “Yes, everyone phone is on sale, sale” then there at least a few things you should know before you head out to your local T-Mobile store. First and foremost this deal only works at corporate owned retail stores, telesales and general customer care. This deal is for new activations, add-a-lines and upgrading customers with 18 months or more contract tenure including FlexPay migrations, existing customers not on contract including Even More Plus customers and small business customers on the small business unlimited value rate plan.

As an example of how this deal will work, a customer will purchase an HTC Sensation 4G for $199 down payment with an EIP of $15 per month for 20 months. After the $100 mail-in-rebate the net down payment is only $99.99.

The list below indicates what rate plan customers must be on in order to qualify for specific discounts on handsets. You can see each handset is listed with the out of pocket pricing, mail-in-rebate, net down payment after mail-in-rebate and the monthly EIP expense.

Take a look at your phone of choice on the spreadsheet below to understanding what kind of pricing you are looking at. Happy sale day Saturday!

Want a full breakdown on how Value plans work? Read our guest post breaking down Value plans and their “value!”


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  • Huskyboy

    what is eip?

    • TahMoMo

      Equipment Installment Plan

    • TahMoMo

      Equipment Installment Plan

  • Aaron Blain

    This is a stupid promotion very dissapointing, you’ll be paying the same price for an upgrade for a phone and with the added 20 bucks to the “best deal ever” you’ll be pretty close to what Im paying right now with my upgraded price and I have 5 gig before they throttle me….

    • Stevejaye

      Aaron I would work on you math.

      • Aaron Blain

        Nope…

      • Aaron Blain

        Nope…

      • Anonymous

        y would u work on him?? lolololol jkjk

    • Stevejaye

      Aaron I would work on you math.

    • Stevejaye

      Aaron I would work on you math.

  • Anonymous

    So, only way to get a discount on my phone upgrade is to change to a value plan.  No deal if i want to keep my even more plan and get the mytouch 4g slide.  That really sucks.

  • JMG

    So this is only on Unlimited Value plans?  I don’t need unlimited.  1000 Minutes Talk & Text + Data would be more than enough for me.

    Bummer

    • Primus42

      You’d only have to be on unlimited til you got your rebate back

    • Primus42

      You’d only have to be on unlimited til you got your rebate back

    • Primus42

      You’d only have to be on unlimited til you got your rebate back

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Amazon and Craigslist are your friends.

    • JMG

       Can Amazon match upgrade pricing w/ EIP?  Their selection of no contract phones is pretty laughable. 

  • JMG

    I have another question concerning upgrade.  I currently have TMobile@Home which gives me a home phone line through my TMobile account.  I know they don’t sell that anymore.  Will I lose it if I upgrade?

    • Stevejaye

      Yes because the data has to attach to the line and @home can’t have data.

      • JMG

        No, I have a family plan with three cell phones (2 w/ data) and then the TMobile@Home number.  If I can’t keep it, I’m going to roll my own home with Google Voice.  Been very happy with my TMobile@Home:disqus service for only $10/mo.  It’s a no-frills VOIP compared with some VOIP providers, but can’t argue with the Unlimited $10/mo pricing.

        Thanks,

        • Meagan

          If you’re in good standing, Tmobile will allow you to keep it when you make a change.  Its an extra.  If you cancel your Home service, then you won’t be able to get it again.

        • seemsixty7

          I recently upgraded My family plan of 3 lines and one of them was a @home line too. They kept the line for me just fine and upgraded the other two lines to Value plans. I feel screwed now, though since I won’t be eligible to get the BB9900 for the 400.00. I will complain though and see if I can get this deal, since I just upgraded my lines.

        • seemsixty7

          I recently upgraded My family plan of 3 lines and one of them was a @home line too. They kept the line for me just fine and upgraded the other two lines to Value plans. I feel screwed now, though since I won’t be eligible to get the BB9900 for the 400.00. I will complain though and see if I can get this deal, since I just upgraded my lines.

      • JMG

        No, I have a family plan with three cell phones (2 w/ data) and then the TMobile@Home number.  If I can’t keep it, I’m going to roll my own home with Google Voice.  Been very happy with my TMobile@Home:disqus service for only $10/mo.  It’s a no-frills VOIP compared with some VOIP providers, but can’t argue with the Unlimited $10/mo pricing.

        Thanks,

  • Cupcake

    So if I have a grandfathered plan and can upgrade my phone, I would have to change plans?  No thanks.  That’s the reason why I chose to keep my plan…its works for me.  Will buy my phones elsewhere.   All customers should be able to take advantage of this.  I’m sure they have QUITE a bunch of customers on grandfathered plans who won’t be able to participate in this sale.

    • Ross

      I have a grandfathered plan but they are doing everything possible to force me out of it which is why Ill probably end up with Boost or Virgin or MetroPCS or something ike that because I can’t upgrade to any new phone without doubling my monthly rate.  Its just crazy.  Once my phone dies, Im out of luck.  The only way I can keep my plan is to buy a phone outright and pay full price- if I’m going to do that I might as well get a cheaper unlimited everything plan

      • Auser72

        I have made two upgrades this year and haven’t had to change my fave five plan and $24.95 data plan. They do try to unknowingly switch me to newer data plan but they always switch it back when I call about it.

        • Ross

          IT depends on the individual situation.  My plan doesn’t have data and most of the phones available to me as upgrade require data plans…I wanted to get the phone so that I would have the option down the road (6, 8, 12 mos.) to add data but they basically say NO.  The only other phones available to me are such old phones that are way worse quality than the phone Im currently using that is 3 years old.  So why would I upgrade and sign a new contract to get a much worse phone with fewer features?  Id think they’d want me to have the lower end smartphone – with the h ope that Id add data down the road – Instead, I have no option..if my phone dies, I have to go elsewhere

        • commonsense

          Why would you get a smartphone without data

        • commonsense

          Why would you get a smartphone without data

        • PhantomWraith

          I looking at it the same way as you using a blackberry pearl right now no internet. However from what I understand the smartphones nowadays have to have internet connectivity to function properly so its not a matter of owning one then getting data later.

      • Auser72

        I have made two upgrades this year and haven’t had to change my fave five plan and $24.95 data plan. They do try to unknowingly switch me to newer data plan but they always switch it back when I call about it.

  • Cupcake

    So if I have a grandfathered plan and can upgrade my phone, I would have to change plans?  No thanks.  That’s the reason why I chose to keep my plan…its works for me.  Will buy my phones elsewhere.   All customers should be able to take advantage of this.  I’m sure they have QUITE a bunch of customers on grandfathered plans who won’t be able to participate in this sale.

  • http://profiles.google.com/lostpac85 Franklin Cepeda

    for how many months is the EIP? like for the BB 9900 it says 15 …. i would have to pay 15 for 20 months? cause if is like that they can stick there promotion up there A$$

    • PhantomWraith

      that’s only if you get the “value plan”, I know its really complicated.

  • Confused

    I don’t see how this is a “sale” if, for example, I’m putting approximately $250 down for a BlackBerry Bold 9900, with a $150 rebate, but paying close to $300 (after 20 payments of $15 per month). That makes my purchase $400 in the long-run.

    • Drivethruboy168

      So you are geting $200 of the Blackberry. Instead of $600 you are getting it for $400

      • Anonymous

        You can get it at Tmobile online for $300.00 right now

  • Drivethruboy168

    So you are getting the Blackberry for $400 instead of $600! That’s a sale

  • Ross

    This really is very complicated.  I haven’t seen anything that shows what people are saving with this sale.  Also I see they have cheaper ‘small business’ plans -what do you need to qualify for those rates?  Can you buy 1 line on these plans since they’re cheaper than the regular rates?  I emailed the Tmob business contact person on the website for my state 3 weeks ago and never got a response.  more great Tmob service I guess.  And if you wanna stay with Tmob I guess that the prepaid is the cheapest way to go ; I don’t know what the difference is except fewer phone choices…but if you’re going to pay for your phone (like in the value plan) then why not get 50 unlimited (This is from a PC world article on Smartphones: For example, T-Mobile’s Unlimited Plus prepaid plan costs $55 per month for unlimited voice, text messaging, and 2GB of “high-speed” (4G) data, plus unlimited 3G data. The exact same plan with a two-year contract costs $80 each month; over two years, that’s a difference of $600.)

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      I agree Ross. Although this is an internal document so I would not expect as a consumer to understand it, I hope the marketing to the customer is simple and clear, on what this is and why it is a big deal.

      • Jimpoop

        It is complicated at face value.  Simplified, the mail-in-rebate is your savings.  Although some only have $50 rebates, keep in mind there you don’t get any discounts on Value Plan any other day of the year.

        • firebird8

          The savings is on the phones. It’s not a huge savings, as done have pointed out – from $499 to $399 on the Sensation, for example. The savings is partly from the rebate, and some of the phones are marked down a bit up front – the My Touch Slide 4G, for example is usually a $199 down payment, and they’ve made it $179.99 with a $100 rebate, so $20 off at the store as well as the rebate.

          I think they were trying to do something on phones for people, but tried so hard to keep it secret they shot themselves in the foot.

    • Gabe41521

      It is only 100mb of web not 2gb

    • Gabe41521

      It is only 100mb of web not 2gb

    • Gabe41521

      It is only 100mb of web not 2gb

  • Ross

    Why aren’t they doing a better job at promoting this?  If I didn’t read cell phone blogs, Id not even know about it.  How hard could it be to email or text your customers about it? Has anyone heard directly from Tmobile about this promotion? Just curious.  I just find their marketing suspect…esp when it comes to keeping existing customers.  But this is nothing more than trying to lock people up before the iPhone gets released and Tmob is left as the only major without it

    • IT Guy

      Probably because they’d need a 30 minute infomercial to explain it!

      • Justanaveragecupofjoe

        That’s EXACTLY what was going through my head as I got to this point in reading about it and everyone’s replies.  It just flat out makes me tired trying to figure out this crap. Just get good phones and put them on clean & simple sales with attractive and simple plans behind them. You know, like the ole days of T-Mobile.

    • Seganesjr

      Yes. They announced it on facebook.

    • 21stNow

      It was announced on Twitter!

    • firebird8

      I read that they had certain markets where they did advertising blitzes on it. I’m not sure how the markets were picked, but my understanding is they got TV ads and such.

      • Ross

        They aren’t doing a very good job; its not even on their home page.  Its like a tree falling in an empty forest and no one hears it….

  • Ross

    Does anyone know about the prepaid Tmob plan that says 1500 minutes or texts per month – how many minutes does a text count as?  Is it one minute – one text or different?  For only $30 a month that could be a good plan if you’re not heavily into data (although it says you get 30mb)  I just don’t know how a text counts as minutes and I don’t see any explanation on the website page

    http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans

    • Gabe41521

      One text is one minute so 750 text and 750 minutes would use your 1500 and the web is unlimited it throttles at 30mb

      • TahMoMo

        No data is cut off after 30MB with this plan.

        • commonsense

          Your right, my bad good catch

        • commonsense

          Your right, my bad good catch

        • commonsense

          Your right, my bad good catch

      • Hanni Rauch

        I got a pre-pay phone for the summer with this plan and the only thing they don’t tell you is that this doesn’t have the same coverage as your regular plans. There’s no roaming with it – you can’t use non-tmo towers. If you look at the coverage map, you’re pretty limited. Depending on where you’re located and where you travel, it could be great for you. However, for me in the midwest and those in the NW, there are lots of areas that you just have a dead phone.

        • firebird8

          I was always told that there was no roaming on the prepaid plans, but I saw recently they are going to deal with some extreme roamers (people roaming exclusively and not using home towers at all) so now I’m confused.

          Unfortunately, sometimes tmo isn’t the best for traveling through sparsely populated areas.

        • firebird8

          I was always told that there was no roaming on the prepaid plans, but I saw recently they are going to deal with some extreme roamers (people roaming exclusively and not using home towers at all) so now I’m confused.

          Unfortunately, sometimes tmo isn’t the best for traveling through sparsely populated areas.

  • 034rocco

    $100 for a G-Slate…getting it!

    • Jimpoop

      read again, $400 for gslate after MIR.

      • guest

        but the plan cost exactly the same as if you were on a classic plan, after 20 months, it gets $10 cheaper.  What is so hard to understand?

        • TYLERDERK

          no its not the same Value plan is better  2 lines unlimited 99.99 on Value

          on classic its 139.99  for same unlimited talk  text and web  2gb  its 10 cheaper during the 20 months if you bought two 15.00 a month smart phones after t paying it off its  40.00 a month cheaper    do the math its better,,,,

  • 034rocco

    $100 for a G-Slate…getting it!

  • Tlmaverick1

    Alll of your complaing are Tards.

    • Tlmaverick1

      you*

      • Nick

        *all
        *complaining
        *tards (lowercase, not a proper noun)

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      You need to clarify your comment.

      Your comment is a complaint so you are calling yourself a tard.  I assume such was not your intent. ;)

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      You need to clarify your comment.

      Your comment is a complaint so you are calling yourself a tard.  I assume such was not your intent. ;)

    • Not-A-Tard

      Your mommy and daddy need to more closely supervise your Internet use, Tlmaverick1.

  • Tlmaverick1

    Alll of your complaing are Tards.

  • Youngt82

    This is so stupid to me. I really wonder why are they doing this sale? Is it because they want to attract new customers and keep old customers? Or is it because they are trying to get rid of their old devices for new ones or because they going bankrupt and they getting ready for this merger with AT&T? Hmmm

  • Shastab

    I’m still unsure how this will play out but as I see it……paying full price for the HTC Sensation is $499.99 but with this sale I will get $100 back in my pocket in the form of a rebate card.  I would prefer cash off the top but will take their money any day of the week even if it is in the form of a Visa card.

  • http://twitter.com/juliuspiv Julius

    Not terribly thrilled 

  • http://twitter.com/juliuspiv Julius

    Not terribly thrilled 

  • http://twitter.com/lilstrom13 Joe Strom

    I just bought the Sensation two days ago and paid 280… any chance I could bring the reciept back and get 150 back?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Dubois/1375990829 Corey Dubois

      I got the sensation about a month ago for FREE from T-Mobile’s website.  Sucks for you.

      • Abc

        Once a while T-Mobile offers some of these phones such as Samsung Galaxy S for Free…whats so gr8 abt this deal that we need to pay 100 dollars?

      • firebird8

        You got the Classic plan then, and you are paying for your phone in the higher price of your plan, as every plan has always been.

        You did get a good deal though.

      • firebird8

        You got the Classic plan then, and you are paying for your phone in the higher price of your plan, as every plan has always been.

        You did get a good deal though.

    • firebird8

      They said no dice in the inductions for the sale to that question – but I would cool and ask the store you bought it at just to make sure.

    • firebird8

      They said no dice in the inductions for the sale to that question – but I would cool and ask the store you bought it at just to make sure.

    • firebird8

      They said no dice in the inductions for the sale to that question – but I would cool and ask the store you bought it at just to make sure.

  • http://twitter.com/lilstrom13 Joe Strom

    I just bought the Sensation two days ago and paid 280… any chance I could bring the reciept back and get 150 back?

  • Anonymous

    Looks like the phone itself is not subsidized since you will put down payment of $200-$100 rebate (sensation) and you will be paying for the rest of the phone by installment of $15 for 20 months… So if the phone is not subsidized and I quit after 14 months does that mean all I have to pay is the 6 months of $15 left.. Therefor I will have to pay for $15 x 6 = $90? or the $200 ETF still kicks in..so $200 +  $90 = $290

    Another question.. can I get a Value plan without the phone? I want to get the $79.98 family plan and not get the phone coz I want to reuse my our old phones.. Is that allowed?

    BTW, my Tmo 2 yr contract ended last wee and I want to get the $79.98 without phones…

    • PhantomWraith

      I was told that you could get the value plan as long as your not on a contract.

      • Anonymous

        So can I get the value plan without the phone?

        • tmorep

          yes

    • firebird8

      There’s no requirement to buy a phone at T-Mobile.

  • JMG

    Anyone know if you can still have corporate discount with the Value plans?

    • Gygabyte

      Yes you absolutely can still qualify for corp discounts on value. They do not qualify on no contract even more plus but do apply to all contract rate plans

  • Ali

    Yes you can still get the corporate discount on the value plans…

    • tmorep

      no, you do not.

      • LC

        Yes, you certainly do.

        • Nearmsp

          There is so much confusion here. How do we expect the T-mo reps at the stores not to be confused as well. I have decided to let this pass for 2 reasons. One is being out of contract I don’t want to be surprised after being locked in. More importantly I am not making any buying decision till I see the iPhone 5 and Samsung GS2 which are only days away from being released. This sale should have come in the summer not now!

        • Briguydjdsdfs

          who needs a corporate discount on an already hugely discounted rate plan anyway?

        • tmo rep

          No, you certainly do not. Look it up on streamline.

        • firebird8

          Streamline no longer exists. In the actual resources the company uses, it is clear customers actually do get corporate discounts on Value plans. The proof is in the pudding; I have seem the discount on customers’ bills.

        • tmo rep

          No, you certainly do not. Look it up on streamline.

  • Ali

    Yes you can still get the corporate discount on the value plans…

  • Action 6

    The truth is there is nothing on sale for new customers and nothing for existing customers. Slap in the face of existing customers actually. Tmo is really pissing me off with all these false promotion deals and lies.

    • CRT24

      Truth is you have no idea what the truth is. The sale benefits current and and new customers….if you are 18 months into your contract as an existing custimer and you want to switch to value then you can take advantage, if you are a new customer and do the value plan then you can take advabtage, if you are an existing classic or value plan customer and want to add a value data line, then you can take advantage, and if you are an existing value customer and want to add a line then you can take advantage. I have never seen so many people crying about a company giving you extra money off of a phone but it is never good enough is it?? I guess unless T-Mobile gives you free service with a free phone will you fools ever be satisfied.

      • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

        YOUR REPLY is IF YOU ARE EXISTING CUSTOMER, IF YOU ARE THIS IF THAT, if , if if, this is why there is nothing on sep24th, for existing loyal customers or new customers. IF i am a millionare, i ‘d buy a ferari, if if means NO.everyone knows there is all  fake! there is no promotions whatsoever for new or existing customers specially. they can spin but we aint gonna be fooled.

        • Primus42

          You sir are an idiot and clearly have zero reading comprehension skills…

        • Primus42

          You sir are an idiot and clearly have zero reading comprehension skills…

        • CRT24

          Actually I think it would be pretty easy to fool you…..you are truly clueless

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Let’s treat everyone how we would want to be treated!

        • CRT24

          David I respect that this is your site but to moderate that comment and leave some of the junk that this guy puts on here?……my comment was mild by comparison to the stuff this guy says

        • CRT24

          David I respect that this is your site but to moderate that comment and leave some of the junk that this guy puts on here?……my comment was mild by comparison to the stuff this guy says

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I’m going through and cleaning up a lot tonight…and tomorrow and things will be changing around here. It wasn’t personal, but it was the first one I caught. The comment sections need to cleaned up, if it angers some I’ll understand that. Personal attacks are no longer welcome.

        • CRT24

          Fair enough…..I just try to provide accurate information and call out people who put out false information….and this guy is one of the biggest offenders for the latter. I think most on here would agree.

        • CRT24

          David I respect that this is your site but to moderate that comment and leave some of the junk that this guy puts on here?……my comment was mild by comparison to the stuff this guy says

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Let’s treat everyone how we would want to be treated!

  • Anonymous

    .my best friend’s mom makes $77  an hour on the computer. she has been out of job for 9 moths but last month her check was $7487 USD just working on the computer for a few hours. read about it http://CashDone.com

  • Anonymous

    .my best friend’s mom makes $77  an hour on the computer. she has been out of job for 9 moths but last month her check was $7487 USD just working on the computer for a few hours. read about it http://CashDone.com

  • Anonymous

    .my best friend’s mom makes $77  an hour on the computer. she has been out of job for 9 moths but last month her check was $7487 USD just working on the computer for a few hours. read about it http://CashDone.com

  • Kaplashes

    Can one benefit from this sale if recently switched to a Value Plans or we are of luck?

    • firebird8

      You have to have 18 months of tenure on your contract, or six months or less left on it, however you want to say that, so no, you can’t do this if you have already switched to value, because switching to value upgraded your contract.

  • Kaplashes

    meant to say out of luck. lol

  • Habib Tarzi

    Can you get this deal with their 500 minute value plans? For example the 500 minute unlimited text and 2g of data value plan?

    • LC

      No, it has to be the unlimited everything plan.

  • Habib Tarzi

    Can you get this deal with their 500 minute value plans? For example the 500 minute unlimited text and 2g of data value plan?

  • Anonymous

    I was hoping I could upgrade and keep something like the no-voice BIS plan I have now. I guess not. Oh well!

  • Beba Tra69

    This sale include Puerto Rico?????

  • CRT24

    Just need to have a business with a tax id and get approved with a credit check on the business.

  • CO_yeti

    I don’t see the price for the iphone on this spreadsheet??? Anyone know what gives…

  • kevin sanchez

    Can you use a prepaid plan with any phone? I have a Sensation on an Even More Plus Plan ($59.99 Unlimited everything) and I was wondering if my phone would work on a prepaid plan if I switch? Are there any fees if i switch from EM+ to Prepaid? I bought my Sensation at full price so I never signed a contract

    • Shawnh91

      I don’t see why not. You would probably just have to buy a new prepaid sim ($7) and you might have to get a new #. The plan in 70 for the 5gb plan “unlimited”. The galaxy s 4g is officially supported on this plan so I’m sure it would work fine.

      • tmorep

        you can migrate your account from EM+ to prepaid. go into a store, buy a prepaid number, get the prepaid account set up, then call care and request your old number back.

        • Briguydj32

          aka, false churn… do it the right way and don’t get screwed… call care and migrate your EM+ to a prepaid… it’ll be done in 24 hours and no trip to the store required.

    • Ross

      I don’t know if its a better price for what you have but since you paid for your phone – check out simple mobile – they have unlimited plans on the tmob network for people with unlocked gsm phones.

      • Tbyrne

        Simple mobile! Simple mobile! Simple mobile! Say it enough times and maybe everyone will jump ship!

        • Ross

          I don’t want anyone to jump ship  I Just want people to check it out.  There were articles on numerous tech sites in the last few days about this company and wanted people who are familiar with Tmobile to look into it and see if its a good deal.  Read the full press release on BGR or other sites or google Simple Mobile; I don’t work for them  - I don’t have them.  Ive been a TMob customer for a long time – Ive never even been with another carrier!!!!!
          SIMPLE Mobile intros all-you-can-eat talk, text and web plans starting at $40SIMPLE Mobile announced on Friday that its customers can now sign up for several new plans, including a $40 unlimited nationwide talk, text and web option that is available for smartphone users. SIMPLE Mobile also introduced two new BYOB (Bring Your Own BlackBerry) prepaid plans including a $50 option with unlimited talk and text, and a $60 plan that supports “4G” speeds. SIMPLE Mobile is an MVNO that uses T-Mobile’s nationwide network to support its services, so customers interested in the BYOB plan should note that a T-Mobile BlackBerry will be required to take advantage of the carrier’s 4G HSPA+ network. SIMPLE Mobile also introduced a $25 4G nationwide wireless broadband data plan that provides 750MB of data per month, as well as a $45 2GB option.  

        • Tbyrne

          Okay Ross. I do see that simple mobile is not exclusive to walmart. My opologies. However, it’s $60.00 a month for what I and others here get for around $50.00. Also. I went on their website and the phone I have will only run on 3G. Other phones will run on 4G. So you see. Not everyone would benefit jumping ship.

        • Ross

          Simple Mobile has nothing to do with Walmart.  Not everyone will benefit but it sounds like a lot would if they have phones that they already bought and paid for.  I don’t think many Tmobile customers have unlimited talk.text and web for $50.  If you have that, you must have an old grandfathered plan (or maybe you have that 49.99 for 2 lines promotion)…Some of us who only need one line have to pay a lot more for that type of deal.  Classic unlimited with 2g of data is 79,99 and I think value is even 59.99 so getting unlimited talk and text and 3g data for 40 bucks would save people money.  Even on the Value plan , just unlimited talk and text is $50 so if you just wanted that, Simple Mobile would seem to save you ten bucks a month and still give you the same Tmobile coverage…so if you have a phone that you’ve bought and paid for, Id say its worth checking out.  Might not be the best for everyone but it does look like its a good deal for some – especially if they know they’ve got Tmobile coverage and don’t want to experiment with Boost (Sprint) or MetroPCS.)  $40 just for unlimited talk and text is a bargain (think of the web as a free bonus – esp people who aren’t using that a lot)..As the articles state, no one is offering that kind of price.  (except maybe Boost after 18 mos of on-time payments with their shrinkage down to $35)

        • Tbyrne

          You state $40.00 for unlimited talk & text with free web as a bonus. Are you talking strictly a WiFi connection or a data plan with a limit? Also, since you’re saying they’re using T-Mobiles network, what happens if the aquisition goes through? How will simple mobile operate then?

        • Ross

          I dont know how their business is affected by the merger; thats a good question to ask.  I haven’t seen that mentioned in any of the articles. ( Since you love Walmart so much, you know Walmart Family Mobile also resells Tmobile. )  As I said, I don’t work for Simple Mobile – All I know is what I read on their website and in the various articles on tech sites about them.  I don’t know if theres fine print or some catch –  It says unlimited talk, text (including international texting) and data at 3g speeds for $40…or 4g speed at $60. (Blackberry unlimited at 3g at $40; 4g at $60). Maybe they’re a crappy company; I have no idea…I just was surprised to read about them this weekend and thought it was something Tmobile customers should know about…especially when everyone was talking about Value Plans and buying phones at full cost.  If you’re buying the phone at full cost, then look at all your options…for some the Value plan may make most sense; for others Simple Mobile might be a better option…And for others, another carrier might be the best.  (So I need to ask you do you work for Tmobile cuz you seem most loyal to them)  Many of us have been loyal Tmobile customers but have been let down by them and are exploring our options.  As I said, Ive never even been with another carrier but Id say the odds are better than 50-50 that I will be.  Price is one thing but tmobile was always known for its superior service and Ive seen that totally fall apart in the last 2 years.  Ive even had the local store manager apologize to me and say  he wishes he could change things.  I even had something escalated to the executive offices and was shocked at how ineffective and unhelpful they were.  And Ive worked for Fortune 500 companies in public relations and was surprised at their handling of various issues in my situation – and how they lied and honestly were rude.  Also been surprised at how incompetent customer support has been as they have constantly given me incorrect and inaccurate information about Tmobile products and plans.  I could go on and on but theres no point.  I just feel people should be aware of all their options.  If they want to stay with Tmobile for whatever reason – thats great.  If they want to pay $500 a month – good for them…If they want to pay $20 a month – good for them.  A lot of factors go into people’s decisions and Im a firm believer in the more information people have, the better.  I still think Tmobile management was very stupid in having a big sale and not even informing their customers about it; a very small percentage read internet blogs…To have this big promotion and not even email or text their customers was just ridiculous…what was the point?  Anyway end of story.  If people want to check out Simple Mobile, the information is there.  If they don’t, no sweat off my back.

        • Ross

          I dont know how their business is affected by the merger; thats a good question to ask.  I haven’t seen that mentioned in any of the articles. ( Since you love Walmart so much, you know Walmart Family Mobile also resells Tmobile. )  As I said, I don’t work for Simple Mobile – All I know is what I read on their website and in the various articles on tech sites about them.  I don’t know if theres fine print or some catch –  It says unlimited talk, text (including international texting) and data at 3g speeds for $40…or 4g speed at $60. (Blackberry unlimited at 3g at $40; 4g at $60). Maybe they’re a crappy company; I have no idea…I just was surprised to read about them this weekend and thought it was something Tmobile customers should know about…especially when everyone was talking about Value Plans and buying phones at full cost.  If you’re buying the phone at full cost, then look at all your options…for some the Value plan may make most sense; for others Simple Mobile might be a better option…And for others, another carrier might be the best.  (So I need to ask you do you work for Tmobile cuz you seem most loyal to them)  Many of us have been loyal Tmobile customers but have been let down by them and are exploring our options.  As I said, Ive never even been with another carrier but Id say the odds are better than 50-50 that I will be.  Price is one thing but tmobile was always known for its superior service and Ive seen that totally fall apart in the last 2 years.  Ive even had the local store manager apologize to me and say  he wishes he could change things.  I even had something escalated to the executive offices and was shocked at how ineffective and unhelpful they were.  And Ive worked for Fortune 500 companies in public relations and was surprised at their handling of various issues in my situation – and how they lied and honestly were rude.  Also been surprised at how incompetent customer support has been as they have constantly given me incorrect and inaccurate information about Tmobile products and plans.  I could go on and on but theres no point.  I just feel people should be aware of all their options.  If they want to stay with Tmobile for whatever reason – thats great.  If they want to pay $500 a month – good for them…If they want to pay $20 a month – good for them.  A lot of factors go into people’s decisions and Im a firm believer in the more information people have, the better.  I still think Tmobile management was very stupid in having a big sale and not even informing their customers about it; a very small percentage read internet blogs…To have this big promotion and not even email or text their customers was just ridiculous…what was the point?  Anyway end of story.  If people want to check out Simple Mobile, the information is there.  If they don’t, no sweat off my back.

        • Tbyrne

          First off Ross, let me apologize once again if I came off a little arrogant. I don’t work for T-Mobile or Walmart. It’s true I was thinking of walmart when you brought up Simple Mobile. I know walmart has a plan also that uses T-Mobiles network. I am a passionate T-Mobile customer who has enjoyed years of reliable service and having a lower monthly bill than most others in the industry. Lately, many people have been coming into TmoNews with the express purpose to taunt and belittle loyal T-Mobile fans with all this aquisition crap! I now believe you aren’t one of them. However, if you have enjoyed saving money with T-Mobile in the past, please consider the consequences of losing T-Mobile if this aquisition goes through! Please stand with us united against at&t and help us support those who are trying to save T-Mobile. Thanks Ross.

        • Ross

          I sincerely appreciate your apology. Honestly it means something to me cuz I was really upset by all the comments when I was just trying to help people out.  I am totally against the ATT merger.  I would like to stay with Tmobile but I must say my experience with them over the last 2 years has been negative.  I agree with news articles Ive read that say Tmobile is stuck in the middle.  They don’t have the iPhone and the panache of ATT/Verizon to compete on the high end, and t heyre not cheap enough to compete with Boost, Virgin, MetroPCS on the low end.  So they are caught in no mans land.  I think its valid to criticize them. I think having a sale without communicating that to customers was stupid.  I think having these plans that even their own employees can’t explain is also stupid.  And they’ve done a bad job of advertising them. No one knows they even exist.  I don’t like that they’re offering a 49.99 plan but as an individual customer, I have to pay ten dollars extra.  I think a lot of Tmob people are clinging to their grandfathered plans, and if the merger goes through, those plans will eventually go away if you try to upgrade your phone.  I want to stay with Tmob but they’re making it very hard – even if I want to stay with my lower end (no data ) plan; They’ve given me no upgrade options except paying for some older phones (older than my 2.5 year old phone) that are worse and have fewer/lower features than my current phone.  Its ridiculous – thats a downgrade – not an upgrade.  I would think they would want me to get a smartphone (even a lower end one with maybe a lesser subsidy) and keep me as a customer and have me have  a capable phone that I can add data to in six or twelve months.  I emailed one of their small business people and never got a response.  Ive had bad experiences with their ‘executive’ relations department. My only positive experience left is with my local store – who recognize me whenever I come in – and whose employees and manager are so dejected by their superiors and always apologize to me for the incompetence Ive been on the receiving end from Tmobile corporate.  Its just sad.  I think Tmobile should survive, and I think there should be competition.  I wish they would get the iPhone so they could be competitive (Maybe there will be an iPhone 4s in Oct and an iphone5 in 2012 they might get; I don’t know).  I know for me – since I recently got a Mac- the choice is probably going to be an iPhone or another carrier that will give me a better price than Tmobile.  Its the point of those news articles of Tmobile being stuck in the middle.  If Im not going to get an iPhone – or Im going to get an Android smartphone – I might as well get a less expensive unlimited plan.  I don’t see that Tmobile offers me anything extra.  And like I said, Ive just been shocked that as a long term customer whose most recent contract has expired, Ive gotten absolutely NO CONTACT from Tmobile at all. In the past , Id get emails, letters etc thanking me for my loyalty, encouraging me to renew, offering me special discounts or promotions if I sign a new contract….This go round NOTHING.  And I think I speak for many- we customers have been very loyal and many of us still feel something for Tmobile but it is not being reciprocated…and from a marketing perspective, that is a mistake.

        • Ross

          One last thing about TMobile….They don’t have a great reputation out there among the general public.  Among friends and family, Ive always been the only person who has had Tmobile and have always been made fun of.  Thats not the reputation you want.  Id like to see better management.  I don’t know – maybe the merger is the only way to save them.  I don’t see that as being good for consumers but I think the way the cell phone industry operates currently in the US is not good for consumers.  We should have a system where consumers can buy their phones and use them on any network.  Period.  Have real competition.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Saying they don’t have a great reputation because friends and family “make fun of you” is pretty far fetched. I don’t buy that their reputation among the general public is that bad, they constantly win awards for good customer experiences so the actions of the company speaks against your family members point of view.

        • Ross

          Simple Mobile has nothing to do with Walmart.  Not everyone will benefit but it sounds like a lot would if they have phones that they already bought and paid for.  I don’t think many Tmobile customers have unlimited talk.text and web for $50.  If you have that, you must have an old grandfathered plan (or maybe you have that 49.99 for 2 lines promotion)…Some of us who only need one line have to pay a lot more for that type of deal.  Classic unlimited with 2g of data is 79,99 and I think value is even 59.99 so getting unlimited talk and text and 3g data for 40 bucks would save people money.  Even on the Value plan , just unlimited talk and text is $50 so if you just wanted that, Simple Mobile would seem to save you ten bucks a month and still give you the same Tmobile coverage…so if you have a phone that you’ve bought and paid for, Id say its worth checking out.  Might not be the best for everyone but it does look like its a good deal for some – especially if they know they’ve got Tmobile coverage and don’t want to experiment with Boost (Sprint) or MetroPCS.)  $40 just for unlimited talk and text is a bargain (think of the web as a free bonus – esp people who aren’t using that a lot)..As the articles state, no one is offering that kind of price.  (except maybe Boost after 18 mos of on-time payments with their shrinkage down to $35)

        • Tbyrne

          Okay Ross. I do see that simple mobile is not exclusive to walmart. My opologies. However, it’s $60.00 a month for what I and others here get for around $50.00. Also. I went on their website and the phone I have will only run on 3G. Other phones will run on 4G. So you see. Not everyone would benefit jumping ship.

    • Ross

      I don’t know if its a better price for what you have but since you paid for your phone – check out simple mobile – they have unlimited plans on the tmob network for people with unlocked gsm phones.

  • Frigadroid

    I can easily see the price value in the value plan. I also understand why people are complaining about phone cost & migration fee, and why tmobile needs to charge it. Its more to it than just do the math.
    Can I give up 5gb for 2? No way!
    Do I want to give up my loyalty discount/grandfathered family plan? Okay if I can get the 2 for $99 how much extra for 5gb data on one of the lines?
    Add the migration on two phones, down payment cost of new phones and two monthly phone payments my bill would be more than now for 20 months then I would get 4 months $30 off.
    Now can the defenders of the great sale see why some of us like the free phone sale where we pay it out over time. Besides I would rather pay a few more dollars a month and not enter into another contract even though I’m confident tmobile will be around next year, but more important its how will they compare to the competition in a year.
    Last these phones are fine but they are being pushed to make way for the new inventory. If ever it was a good time to wait and see now is the time imo.

  • Plankton

    Fools! Follow me my minions! Do not buy a phone until Dave does. This is another ploy to get you to buy bricks! 

    What do I have to do to get through to you.

    Arg! The agony!

    The merger is in the bag and so is the iphone!

    Charlie! Where are you? I know who you are and your esteemed position!

  • Blasky

    Seems like everyone seems to have an opinion of sorts regarding the various plans.  Wondering… are any of the current available plans worth giving up my grandfathered loyalty plans. I have the following: 

    Loyalty unlimited talk – $50;   Loyalty unlimited text – $10;   Loyalty unlimited web – $20

    Usually I would think the grandfathered plans are better since they are no longer available, but not sure if that is still the case.

    Thoughts anyone????

    • Derrickps3

      i would go ahead and upgrade my plan if i was you, why? because you will be paying less than what you are paying now on the grandfathered plan…..i was paying $70-$78 til the rep finally convinced me to switch on over. so i did because it was the only way i could get a upgrade for another phone (i renewed my contract today after it ended today as well) i also get $5 off of my new value plan every month all the way til my contract is up again. i don’t care what nobody say about tmo’s CS, i think they are good still, the woman who i was on the phone with was 100% american and got me on the line quick, i didn’t have to wait a hour or so like some people say they do, she even did her best to answer questions that i was asking about the att situation, i told her i was renewing my contract because i still love tmobile and i have faith that the aquisition won’t go through, and because of that sexy new bb curve coming out next week :P lol……so i would go on and make that change, just like michael jackson’s song says LOL…..just like your plan title says “loyalty”….be that loyal tmo costumer and have faith and make the switch, you will be glad you did, i had confidence when i did, for some reason, i felt relieve too, i don’t what that was about. but yea…….TMO 4 LIFE!!!

      • http://twitter.com/caseymcg Casey McG.

        Not sure that you are not being ironic, but assuming not…

        are you saying that the CS rep gave you $5/mo. off of a new Value Plan ON TOP OF today’s sale price?  

        So you are paying $55/mo for Value Plus or $65/mo for Value Premium (excluding EIP of course)?

      • http://twitter.com/caseymcg Casey McG.

        Not sure that you are not being ironic, but assuming not…

        are you saying that the CS rep gave you $5/mo. off of a new Value Plan ON TOP OF today’s sale price?  

        So you are paying $55/mo for Value Plus or $65/mo for Value Premium (excluding EIP of course)?

    • Gygabyte

      You pay $80 now. value plan including phone eip cost is 75 you get the phone for $100 after rebate. In 20 months your bill goes down to $60. Sounds like a better deal to me…

  • Anonymous

    Wait, so from what I understand from speaking to a T-mobile rep. The Sensation will be 399.99 total including all the EIP payments. Not much of a sale to me? At first I thought I would be paying $99.99 total, but then the REP told me that there is a $15 EIP for 20 months.

  • Anonymous

    Wait, so from what I understand from speaking to a T-mobile rep. The Sensation will be 399.99 total including all the EIP payments. Not much of a sale to me? At first I thought I would be paying $99.99 total, but then the REP told me that there is a $15 EIP for 20 months.

    • Briguydj32

      fool… you’re getting a $499 phone and a ridiculously cheap plan for almost nothing.

      • Anonymous

        So $399.99 is almost nothing? I don’t know what world you live in. Moron. Almost nothing would be the price of the phone. $99.99

        • guest

          Dont forget the tax on the whole 500 and upgrade fees!!!!!!

        • tmogirl

          Value plan unlimited everything is 59.99 for an individual line .. a month …30 cheaper than the classic unlimited … phone sale $99.99 and break up payments over 20 months no interest on T-Mobile bill. There is no upgrade fee on value plans.. you end up saving money monthly and on the phone
          .I work at T-Mobile ..that’s the facts on the deal

        • Ross

          Tmob should really make it simpler for their existing customers.  And I also don’t understand why they didn’t market this sale day.  If I hadn’t logged on to this site (cuz Im one of those loyal customers that’s probably going to leave soon), I wouldn’t have known.  There was nothing on your home page and you didn’t email or text or call your existing customer base.  As a professional marketer, it just seems like a stupid deal.  Its cheaper to keep existing customers than get new ones, and I find Tmob seems to be doing everything possible to drive customers away.  My experience lately with Tmob reps has been horrendous.  Cust service has declined incredibly in the last 2 years.  Even the exec office – yes Judy Salas – you…is awful in dealing with customers.  And as an upgrade, Im given such few choices when compared to new customers…and no choice if I want to keep my plan except to choose a 4 year old phone – thats worse than my current one – and call it an ‘upgrade’ – So only options are iPhone or cheap unlimited plans like Simple Mobile or Boost or the smaller companies.

        • Tbyrne

          Simple mobile! Simple mobile, Simple mobile!!!………

        • Ross

          SIMPLE Mobile intros all-you-can-eat talk, text and web plans starting at $40By: Todd Haselton | Sep 23rd, 2011 at 10:00PM
          19 Comments
          Filed Under: MobileSIMPLE Mobile announced on Friday that its customers can now sign up for several new plans, including a $40 unlimited nationwide talk, text and web option that is available for smartphone users. SIMPLE Mobile also introduced two new BYOB (Bring Your Own BlackBerry) prepaid plans including a $50 option with unlimited talk and text, and a $60 plan that supports “4G” speeds. SIMPLE Mobile is an MVNO that uses T-Mobile’s nationwide network to support its services, so customers interested in the BYOB plan should note that a T-Mobile BlackBerry will be required to take advantage of the carrier’s 4G HSPA+ network. SIMPLE Mobile also introduced a $25 4G nationwide wireless broadband data plan that provides 750MB of data per month, as well as a $45 2GB option. Read on for the full press release.

        • http://twitter.com/caseymcg Casey McG.

          Here’s why its a good deal.

          Say you want Unlimited Calls + Unlimited Text + 2Gig Data.Amount you pay for entire length of Value Plus 2 year contract including cost the phone = $1740

          Amount you pay for entire length of Classic Plus 2 year contract including cost the phone = $2120

          Over the course of 2 years you pay $380 less for exact same phone, exact same service.

          [This assumes you are currently out of contract]

        • Ross

          check the simple mobile plan – they use tmobile network and unlocked  phones you bring to the table – if i understand it correctly it is cheaper than the value plan – and i fyoure paying the full price for the phone anyway…

        • Tbyrne

          Hi everyone! Please join Ross who works for walmart. He would like you to drop T-Mobile and migrate to his store. Great sales strategy.

        • Ross

          You’re an idiot ; I haven’t said anything about Walmart.  Check BGR and other tech sites’ articles about this company Simple Mobile.  Idont work for anyone. I just read about this company that runs on the Tmobile network and you bring your own unlocked GSM phone. Why don’t you look into it first.  I can’t put the link cuz then it doesn’t get posted.  Google it yourself.  If its not a good deal, then so be it.  I don’t know where you get Walmart from…This company has nothing to do with Walmart.

        • Tbyrne

          Hi everyone! Please join Ross who works for walmart. He would like you to drop T-Mobile and migrate to his store. Great sales strategy.

    • Briguydj32

      fool… you’re getting a $499 phone and a ridiculously cheap plan for almost nothing.

    • Gygabyte

      I wont be as angry as the others, the sale is on the plan and the phone combined. Yes the phone is full cost but if your paying more than $60 for unlimited everything then your paying more than full cost anyway. Compare the annual savings not the total device cost

      • Ross

        Check out the new simple mobile plan that uses the tmobile system but gives you unlimited plans for much cheaper with an unlocked gsm phone.  so if your tmobile phone is paid for already or i assume if you’re paying full price for one – you will get a much cheaper rate than even the value plans

        • Tbyrne

          Okay Ross! We know you work for Wally World but this is a T-Mobile fan site. Quit trying to redirect people to walmart! We’re trying to save T-Mobile, not have people jump ship.

        • Ross

          I don’t work for anyone and never mentioned Walmart.  Just read on various mobile.tech blogs about this reseller called Simple Mobile that is reselling Tmobile for 40-60 bucks a month and I think its worth looking into if you have a unlocked Tmobile/GSM phone.  Check the mobile and tech blogs yourself.  It was even on the home page of BGR.  Sounds like an interesting option for Tmobile customers since they use the Tmobile network.  Check for yourself before dismissing it so you know what you’re talking about

  • http://www.ringcentral.com/phone-service/index.html Phone Service

    Hm…I admit that this ALL looks very good on paper, but I really can’t trust my own judgment on this because I have a feeling that I may be misinterpreting the offer.  Again.  So until I get a more “market friendly” breakdown of things like this, I’ll probably hold off.  But thanks for the heads-up!

  • joe v.

    being a loyal customer since 2002, i’m just about ready to leave to a dif carrier. these supposed “sales” are ridiculous. why would i want to pay $400 for a sensation..we all know the samsung galaxy II is dropping soon. and if t-mo is the only carrier without the iphone, i dont know what to say..they need to have real sales and just offer 4g smartphones for free with new 2 year contract (which they do from time to time but rarely)  it would also help to allow loyal customers to upgrade early (16-20 months into contract)

    • Briguydj32

      go to another carrier. tmo is tired of bitching customers like you anyway

    • Ross

      if you have a paid for phone you like check out simple mobile – they are offering unlimited with unlocked gsm tmob phones and are using the tmobile system

  • Johnny V.

    I’m an Even More PLus customer.  If I were to switch over to this plan tomorrow, would there be a migration fee for doing so??

    • guest

      No:)

    • guest

      No:)

    • firebird8

      That depends on if you still have a contract. Some people switched to EM+ while they were still on contract – that was allowed for a long time. Migration fees are based on contract tenure, not the type of plan you are on, so the relevant question is whether you have a contract,.and if so, how long it is. Migrations to EM+ while under contract were stopped long enough ago most people have less than six months left, which is the magic number. If you have less than six months left on a contract on any plan, there is no migration fee to switch.

    • Jabombardier

      No migration fee. I switched to a value plan from my even more plus family plan and wasn’t charged a migration fee.

  • yindraad

     I’m a bit confused as the pricing for family plan; is the $79.99 for the first two lines together instead of the initially advertised $49.99 each for the first two lines?

    • firebird8

      $79.99 is either 1000 minutes and text and web for two lines, or unlimited minutes and text before the web for two lines, both Value plans. The way the computer bills the Value plan unlimited minutes and text plan is $79.99 plus web features chosen, and any additional lines.