It’s T-Mobile’s “Magenta Saturday” Sale, Are You Shopping?

Today is November 19th which means it’s “Magenta Saturday” and T-Mobile’s big Value Plan sale on all smartphones and select tablets. We’ve broken down the pricing, highlighted the promo video, authored a guest post and of course leaked details first. Will you be taking advantage of “Magenta Saturday?” Let us know if you grab yourself a brand new smartphone or tablet today!

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  • J. Williams

    I am still wondering how the sales were.

    • BigMixxx

      Me too!  I just don’t see this as going off well.  I listened in on some conversations with customers in a couple of stores, (just to see how things were going, and yes, I just stupid that way….LOL).

      Took TOO long to explain what was going on….

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Exactly.

        The way to have done this sale is to simply say “$100 off any phone.” Shoppers can understand that.

        And their plans, TMOUS is notorious for changing plan prices, names, terms, and types every few months. (Evidence of this is simply seeing on here all the different plans posters comment having.) T-Mobile even changes the names every Sidenote: Humorous is when someone says “I am only paying $10 for unlimited data” that others call that person a liar because they don’t understand the concept that people are enjoying plans from long ago.

        Especially pathetic is when T-Mobile employees in here call prospective or current customers stupid, lazy or whiners when they can’t figure out how T-Mobile plans work.

  • Scorpioboii89

    U went to the T-mobile store to see what I was approved for I had to pay a $50 deposits so I just payed it and got a free phone I didn’t have enough to get a “good” phone but I told them id be back in 2 weeks to get my “good” phone not sure what to get though…

  • http://twitter.com/TheRealKeNNethX Ken Humphlett

    Not but I’m looking for TMO Black Friday news!

    • http://twitter.com/TheRealKeNNethX Ken Humphlett

      Well my rep said there will not be a big BOGO sale this holiday season.  There will only be  Black Friday deal on one particular phone and it will require a Value Plan.  TMO officially sucks.

      • whiskers

        That would make more since because all the ones who did take advantage of the recent sale would just return their new devices and cancel their new contract for a better one a week later.

  • http://twitter.com/TheRealKeNNethX Ken Humphlett

    Not but I’m looking for TMO Black Friday news!

  • http://twitter.com/TuckerPeterson Tucker A. Peterson

    I recently joined the TMob family and so far I am happy with everything.  I got a discount through work so it was a no brainer to leave Verizon since I will be saving about $120 per month.  Sure I had a dropped call or two but I don’t care if I drop 50 calls per month.  I am saving $120 per month!

    • Welcome to T-Mobile

      You shouldn’t get more than an occasional dropped call with T-Mobile if you have a decent phone and know where the low signal areas are around where you live. It also helps to use a holster, know where the antenna is on the phone so as not to cover it up with your hand, and use UMA or the Wifi calling app. if you have a decent broadband connection inside a building.

      I haven’t had a dropped call in quite some time. The last one was in a hilly woods under full leaf cover at the edge of a coverage area. Had I not been walking around, it probably would have held the call.

      I was on the phone last night to a client. Me on a solid T-Mobile UMA cell connection over my home wifi and him on Verizon Wireless cell inside his rural home. His less than ideal connection dropped quite a few words from our conversation, but not the call itself. I even asked him during the call if he was on a Verizon cell phone because of the cutouts. He said yes, the signal at his rural log cabin home is not perfect with Verizon. Imagine that.

      T-Mobile call quality and coverage is better than one might expect, especially considering the lower price.

  • Captaindan

    I took the bait and called CS and bought a Galaxy S2.   I have a Business plan and it cost me $297 after $50 rebate.  Kind of disturbing though, I asked the rep if he knew when the WiFi calling would work and he said that he hadn’t heard that it didn’t work?   He did mention that I should use the new sim card because the WiFi calling will not work without it.   He transfered me to the tech department that said that the problem will be fixed with an update soon;)

  • MIKEEEEE

    until the dust settles over the att deal, i’m not going to obligate myself to any deal that will force me to stay on att one second longer than i have to.

    besides, all the phones sold now will be obsolete after the takeover and b/4 their 2 year service life is up anyway.

    • http://twitter.com/TheRealKeNNethX Ken Humphlett

      Not true.  the SGSII will work on at&t 4G.

      • Plankton

        No it wont. It could but it wont.

      • Plankton

        No it wont. It could but it wont.

    • Plankton

      You have a brain which is more than most on this site who continue to throw their hard earned dollars away! 

      If people would just think first. We could have had HTC and  LG really subsidize the phones as they had soooo much sunk costs. 

      But the mindless drones keep on droning along.

      • MIKEEEEE

        if the trending of the merger continues the way it is now, there will be a t-mo when when att backs down.

        let’s all hope that a suitable white knight comes along.

        t-mo is foreign owned, there are lots of foreign telcos that would take a shot at the US wireless market like vodafone did.

        think verizon would be as big as they are if they didn’t have the deep pockets of vodafone?

    • Plankton

      You have a brain which is more than most on this site who continue to throw their hard earned dollars away! 

      If people would just think first. We could have had HTC and  LG really subsidize the phones as they had soooo much sunk costs. 

      But the mindless drones keep on droning along.

  • Excarnate

    This post didn’t help and it got me to the store.  Unfortunately we went to the closest store where the manager is a slimy weasel and the employee who helped us was incompetent.

    The “deal” is really “We raise the price of the phone, have a rebate, get you on a plan where you have to pay the total cost of the phone after rebate.”  So a Galaxy S II costs not $530, but $600.  $450 after rebate.  The $50?  What you have to pay that day.  Well, no, you have to pay $200 + tax + any fees and fill out a form to (hopefully) get $150 back.

    Once we realized what was going on we kept asking the total cost of the phone.  We heard all sorts of numbers and the weasel manager kept trying to tell us we’d save money over some other plan we weren’t talking about.

    And they switched my phone away from the Even More Plus but didn’t put on data!  And my wife’s # from Verizon — they didn’t bother to port it.  Which is good, we paid $20 to Google, hopefully that goes through.

    I’d been singing T-Mobile’s praises, but no more.  We were deceived, told incorrect things (I don’t think she lied, I just think she didn’t know what she was doing), and the work was done incorrectly.  I was going to get an Amaze but we talked out in disgust and half wish we hadn’t gone through with a new phone for the missus.  Argh!

  • Vim

    This sale did nothing for existing customers with plans they want to keep and was needlessly confusing for new customers.  It also came across as a bit shady, inflating phone prices so they could pretend the rebates were bigger than they actually were. And most people don’t like the hassle of rebates and the extra sales tax that goes with them.  Contrast that with Amazon’s Black Friday sale for new sign-ups with Verizon, AT&T & Sprint, but not T-Mobile. All phones, no matter how expensive normally, are now 1 cent for the next week.   Simple, direct, effective.  As much as I like my existing T-Mobile plan, the new HTC Rezound with its lovely 720p screen for only 1 penny on Verizon is mighty tempting…

  • MANTI5

    Changed over from Verizon because of this sale, will be saving quite a bit with our family plan with 4 people. Also was nice to have the PTA discount, now just have to get the rebates back to put towards the phones and save even more.

  • Guest

    I was really looking forward to getting a new phone for my son, only to find out that you couldn’t get the sale price (rebate card) if you wanted to buy the phone outright – you HAD to put it on the idiotic EIP. Once again, T-Mobile turns something good into a pile of garbage. Geez….

  • Excarnate

    I complained to the FTC about their bait and switch-like tactic, you can too.  Complaints are taken in aggregate, so if you dislike T-Mobile’s behavior here, go through the straight-forward process:
    https://www.FTCComplaintAssistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?Lang=en

  • Kelly

    My husband had no contract and I had the classic plan.My plan wasn’t very old so we had to pay the migration fee. We received the HTC Amaze and started a family value plan with an extra data plan. I also received my gift cards for winning the G-Slate in the VIP zone sweepstakes in the mail and I upgraded to the Tab 10.1. My husband was happy with his G2 so he didn’t get a new phone at this time. All in all we are very happy that we are saving well over $60 per month with the changes. We’ll recoup the migration fee in a few short months.

  • Aero

    I went in for the Dell Streak 7, they didn’t have anymore. Went ahead and got the G-Slate, very happy! In the end it’ll cost me 250$. Yea I have a data plan, but, I use it….sooo…what is the diff if I had to get a plan or not? Still only costs me the price of a brand new device off contract plus about 100$ for 2 years of service. Not a bad deal. The phones…meh, nothing really impressed me enough to upgrade yet.