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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  • Anonymous

    Yeah I am going today I have a “Classic” Plan. I am on a Family MyFaves plan so today I am going to get the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Amaze 4G. I am 18 months in my old 2 year contract so I will get the full benefit. I spoke to the T-Mobile Store Manager yesterday and I will be saving alot of money. My phone bill will go down by $50 a month minus taxes of course =D

  • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

    If they had the Titan and/or the Focus S I’d be shopping.  If the Springboard was included in the sale I’d be shopping.  As it is, they aren’t offering anything I want at the moment.

  • JadedNYer

    No. If I switch my three lines from EMP to a value plan I would go with the 1000 minute plan so this doesn’t work for me. I did go a “new look” store thinking they would have live phones. They didn’t. Makes me crazy.

  • JadedNYer

    No. If I were to switch my three lines from my EMP plan to a value plan it would be for 1000 minutes so this doesn’t work for me.

    I did go to a “new look” store yesterday thinking that their phones would be live. Silly me.

    • Guest

      Most stores have live phones, just not on display.  phones are too expensive these days and people treat demos phones like crap.  If you go up to a rep, they should fire one up for you!
      Hope this helps

      • Anonymous

        every phone in my store is live.

        • Anonymous

          Same

  • http://twitter.com/scuttlefield Scott Oldfield

    The super-optimistic side of me was hoping to see the Galaxy Nexus on this list. :D (Okay, we’ll call that the unrealistic side of me.)

    So, yes, I’m not doing any T-mo shopping until we get more info on the GN.

    • Anonymous

      You can buy it unlocked and it WILL work with tmo 4g

  • Tony

    No very tired of ANDROID CITY…….

  • Anonymous

    nope, i will be working the sale today.

  • Dustin

    Yep. Planning to take 1000 minute classic family plan to unlimited value plan. My nexus one is getting old. Plan to get amaze, plus two more phones that aren’t quite decided yet. Monthly cost will be up, 2-year cost lower than equivalent classic, both cheaper than last months $400 bill (only second time over on minutes in 6 years — but we site did it right this time).

    • Anonymous

      The G2 is a decent replacement for the Nexus One and you can get used T-Mobile models from CowBoom.com for $130 now. The HSPA+ support comes in handy as well. :-)

  • AXJ

    Went to get my Galaxy S II and under today’s deal the phone price is $599, if you do a regular purchase without the $150 MIR it’s the normal $529. That’s messed up, I walked out of the store.

    • anfrey

      this alone was the reason i didn’t even bother going to my local t-mo store.

    • Lawrence of Arabia

      happened to me too, I went to look for the Amaze and they told me $600 bucks. I knew it was not that expensive before the promotion.

  • JustMike

    I was psyched to go out and pick up a subsidized Galaxy Nexus for my cheaper-than-value grandfathered family plan, but then I realized that was just a dream.

  • Frigadroid

    I have had shopping fever all week since I saw this bizarre looking short rifleshotgun the rossi circuit judge at walmart ;P Unfortunately I’m not ready to ditch my vibrant and sign a contract for what’s available. I plan on keeping my phones for a while so I’m waiting for ice cream with beats or will consider a proper windows nokia. Who knows I like what someone said before how about a googlerolla.

  • Deeg

    NOPE.  But I just went to Tmobile’s home page and was shocked that there was NO MENTION AT ALL about this sale.  I don’t know who runs TMobile’s marketing but they need to be fired.  They’re doing the worst job.  If my company had a major national promotion and it wasn’t even mentioned on the company’s home page, Id be fired on the spot by the CEO

    • Guest

      You’re absolutely correct. I tried to do it on line, selected Value plan and the Amaze and sorry Charlie, no Magenta love. Looks like it will only work in store.

  • Joeybutts

    Just drove by my local store on my way to Starbucks.  Slow & dead as ever. 

    US consumers want the traditional classic style plans.  Give them a free phone on contract and they’ll run to you with open arms.  That’s what they are used to and what they want. 

    Come on T-Moble.  Make your plans simple and cohesive.  Enough with these confusing plans that jail you into one service or another with fear of an ETF if you decide to change later on.  

    Go Classic.  Bring back unlimited data.  Give away a free GS2 with a 2 year contract and mandatory data plan and people will flock to you. 

    • Anonymous

      you are right. we could have $120 plans and mask that by giving away free phones. just shifting the cost and people would flock to it. all they care about is free today

  • HoOn

    Is it sad that these T-Mobile events do not excite me anymore?  

  • http://twitter.com/RudyFlyer4 CJ

    No, Do not want to lose unlimited data :) and sign a two year contract

    • Guest

      the old plans data are still throttled at 5 gb

  • Jacop_s

    After doing the math this plan saves me almost nothing, but greatly
    increases my liability, so I am not interested. Too bad I have money for the
    HTC amaze burning a hole in my pocket, but with black Friday so close I will
    continue to wait.

  • dkd4

    It’s a total joke. Nothing is really one “sale” except the down payment. Blackberry Bold 9900 is still $600!! 

    • Guest

      600 minus the 150 rebate, learn to read

  • Gps631

    Went into a local store to check out the sale and there was only one guy manning the shop. He was helping a family of 3 who were completely clueless. They didn’t even know what “Android” was and were seeking new Blackberries.  We were completely ignored as was the individual who came in after us. After about 5 minutes, that dude left. After 10 minutes, we left.  They lost two potential sales in a 15 minute span. Sheer stupidity.

    • Guest

      Yup, same in my area. Went by the TMO store, which ironically happens to be right next to the AT&T store. You would not have known there was a sale going on. I tend to agree with numerous posters that TMO’s market package is just too confusing to many people. They better understand a phone discount, double the data, or lower price unlimited packages, etc. Too bad, I tend to think TMO actually has some nice phone, affordable prices, and love their HSPA+ 42Mbps network.

    • dothemath

      it wasn’t a corporate you went to then….if it were all employers would have been on…it was a company mandated all hands day

  • Chris A.

    I’m confused as to what kind of plans people have that they aren’t interested in this.  These value plans are amazing deals.. if consumers are too lazy to figure that out it’s on them.  I’ll likely switch as soon as I’m past the migration fee period.
      
    Just as an example.. I have 3 lines.. sharing 750 minutes, unlimited text and 2 with the old unlimited data.  Thats 140 bucks a month.  Already ridiculously cheaper than any other carrier.  If I switch to a value plan I can get 1000 minutes unlimited text and 2gb of data on the same 2 lines for 85 bucks by my reckoning.  Thats a freaking  $55/month savings.  I never go over 1 GB of data.  So if I keep my phone over 2 years I save 55 bucks a month.  Even if we upgrade 2 lines to new smarthphones every 2 years we save 15/month for 20 months(300 bucks) and 55 for 4 months(220).  That is a $550 savings every 2 years even with shiny new phones

    Either I’m not understanding this right or everyone else isn’t…

    • Guest

      No your right, for once your someone who understands the value

    • Anonymous

      Well, I have 5 Lines,
      $79.99 Family Time 1000 Minutes
      $9.99 Unlimited Messages for Family
      $5.99 Unlimited Web on 3 lines
      $19.99 Unlimited Android Web on 2 lines
      $9.99 Add a line on 3 lines
      $0.00 MyFaves
      $0.00 Family Allowances
      15% Military Discount
      Total = $151.22 per month.

      That is why I won’t change plans. Even my $5.99 Unlimited Web on 3 lines is enough to keep my Family Time 1000 plan.

      Downside of it all? I have to buy most phones at full price or just upgrade my 2 lines that have the Android web.

      The 5 phones on my account are Nokia N8 (Belle), Nokia N900 (CSSU), Samsung Galaxy S2 (GB 2.3.5), Nokia C7, Nokia C7(both with Anna 25.7)

      Tmobile reps have even asked how have I managed to keep so many granfathered features, easy, by not taking advantage of every sale/promotion and realizing what I have and if I let go (like I did for those 2 lines with Android web!), I won’t get them back.

      These new plans work for most people but not for all.

      • Chris A.

        First of all huge props on managing 5.99 unlimited web on the Nokia phones.  I guess it comes down to data usage though and how much you really use.

        I would still point out though that Value Plan 1000 minutes, unlimited text, 2GB data on all 5 lines is 124.98.  Add your 15% discount is $106.23 which is a savings of $44.99/month.

        Thats still pretty significant.  Now if you really use over 2GB of data on all those lines it’s not really worth it.

        Maybe I’m an abnormality.. I’m a power user, use my phone all the time.  But I don’t stream movies or music, just not my taste.  So I never go much over 1GB/month.

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for the information Chris. I will definately keep my mind open to the possibilities. $106.23 definately sounds better..I’ll check to see what migration fees I may have to incurr, if any.

          About the data….yes, we use a lot of data. I have only hit the 5 GB throttle when I had my G2 and the Netflix app was first released. I felt sick when my speeds were throttled and I couldn’t believe I gave in and lost truly unlimited on that line. Oh well, such are the times of tech.

          On that one line, I average about 3.5 GB a month and that is with my N900 watching Netflix and not using data compression. The other phones aren’t using much data so it feels good to pay $5.99 for internet access here and there, plus the ability to tether up to 10.2 Mbps down. I’m not sure how I will fare with the GS2 and data….big screen…fast downloads…easy access :)

          Thank you again for your time.

        • Anonymous

          I wouldn’t recommend it. You’ll lose the myFaves. If you do decide to do so, the unlimited would be the better option. 

        • Joe*D

          On our three android phones we never go over 1 gb each a month.  If I had time to watch more I would but having to keep a job gets in the way.  I have rooted tethering on two of our phones and have considered turning the wireless router of in the house and experimenting with trying to go on hspa+ for a month to see if we could drop dsl.  I think that would definitely push over 2gb.

      • Anonymous

        $5.99????? Am i reading this right???? LMAOO you lucky bastard!

        • Anonymous

          That’s right! I originally had all 5 lines with the $5.99 unlimited Web but the first 4.3 inch transformer duo packing tmo phone killed off one line and a certain G sequel took the other 5.99 away. I’m holding on to those last 3 unlimited Web features with a death grip!

    • aaron cooper

      The switching over for $200 dollars ETF is keeping people from these value plans…

    • Purenupe1

      good luck dude, i dont think it will happen for you

      • Anonymous

        and why not? i switch customers to the value plan every day and save them over $50 a month even with new phones. 

      • Chris A.

        Why not? Did I misunderstand something.. genuinely interested to know?

  • Bjall4jc

    Nope. I wanted to,but a $200 chargers ine to migrate over to the plan we already have..no thanks. Tmobile is going to be losing us over crappy sales like these…soon they will lose us.

  • Anonymous

    I went to my local store last night to scope everything out. I have the Classic Family Plan with three phones and a tablet. I’d have to pay $600 in early termination fees (for three of the four lines that are under their two year agreement) to switch to the family value plan. Plus I’d still have to pay full price for the phone I want even though my two years came and went this past spring. Even though it’s a monthly payment spread out over several months, I can’t see the value in this at all. My favorite sales rep is off all weekend so I’m going to wait until he’s back and then I’ll go and see about upgrading my phone without it costing me hundreds of dollars. If there is a good deal, I’ll do it. If not, I’ll wait as long as necessary to get one.

    • http://twitter.com/rob6465 Roberto Rodriguez

      I have a 3 line family plan and since last month been told at 3 stores that 2 lines can get a FULL upgrade on 11/21 and today i go in and they tell me it’s 11/29. I am ready to bite bullet and pay cancellation fee on 3rd line in january and go to verizon. T-mobile don’t care.

  • Action 6

    checked local store, 3 people family asked which one is latest phone with camera  the guy showed theHTC WILDFIRE, the rep kept explaining them about how this phone is the latest and greatest,  the family was asking what is DATA charge and why data charge  and so on, after 30 mins i left cos it was taking too long

    • Action 6

      i just went there to buy something with  the $60 TMO giftcard i won.

      • whiskers

        I picked up a Wildfire S for my wife and it’s actually a decent phone. 

        • whiskers

           
          And thank you TmoNews for all the info posted on this sale.
          I switched all 3 of my lines to the Unlimited Value Family Plan ($135/month)and picked up 2 HD7′s and a Wildfire for my wife.
          I now save and extra $30.00/month even after paying the extra $10.00 per line for the EIP costs of the new phones with the same service i was getting before.
          And i got the Best customer service experince i’ve ever had in the 8+ years with T-Mobile and walked out of the store with a huge smile with no regrets.

        • Purenupe1

          Good for you! you actually manged to get a new phone and not pay a migration, or  early termination fee

        • Action 6

          i just sold my brand new wildfire for $130, you made a big mistake renewing 2 yrs of contract with tmobile for this cheap crap!

        • whiskers

          That’s what my wife wanted , and she loves hers so far.

        • Action 6

          i could have given your wife th brand new cheap crap wildwifre for $100 and no contract needed, she could get GS2  for free from tmobile instead,  if that was my wife, she is in trouble! lol

        • whiskers

          She did’nt  want the GS2 , she wanted the Wildfire S.
          But hey, she’s the one using it.

        • whiskers

          She did’nt  want the GS2 , she wanted the Wildfire S.
          But hey, she’s the one using it.

  • Koko

    What a Rip Off From t-mobile

    • whiskers

      For some people it’s not.

      • http://twitter.com/rob6465 Roberto Rodriguez

        For majority it is…lol

        • Anonymous

          i guess the majority of people like paying more for wireless service than for their house.

    • zacamandapio

      I agree.  Tmobile is a big rip-off.  But when you’re done with your 2yr contract the other companies charge up to $500 more.  So they’re a bigger rip-off.
      That’s why I stick with Tmo.

  • Jabombardier

    I already have a value plan so I am not going to take advantage of today’s sale. I do want to off load my once great now buggy G2X and get a GSII. Unlike a lot of people, I don’t care about looking for a great deal on a handset unless I happen to stumble on one. That said, I will buy my GSII next week at full price no eip and trade in my G2X. Or I can be patient and hope to see a firmware update that will fix the freezing and restarts. I can easily get mad about the fact that they wouldn’t give me a warranty exchange because the rate of getting another G2X is so high and take all three lines over to verizon, but version is more money and what I am going through with this phone happens with ALL cell phone companies. So i am not going to switch. Plus T-Mobile is find still takes the sting out of having mobile service in terms of cost and hope the the at&t buyout goes down so it can continue. If it does goes through I will still stay for the versatility.

    • Jabombardier

      Correction: the rate of getting another defective G2X is high.

    • Joe*D

      Put cyanogenmod on the G2X and fix that sh!t.  I have been looking for one on craigslist just to try that with.  If a rooted rom can fix the device it could still be an awesome phone on specs.

      • Jabombardier

        I am thinking to try that. But if it doesn’t work, you want mine?

      • Jabombardier

        I am thinking to try that. But if it doesn’t work, you want mine?

        • Jabombardier

          I have heartwarming some have rooted them and it is still freezing and re-booting.

  • http://twitter.com/uebergeek Amy Alexander

    One more vote for comprehensible plans. I’m a long time T-mobile customer, currently on Blackberry, planning to move to Android. I’ve  been studying their plans for a month – thought I understood them – and went into a T-mobile store today intending to buy on sale.  Chose a phone, the guy brought it to the counter, and then I said, “let’s go over what I’m going to pay.”  Conversation turned to gibberish that sounded like a bait and switch, and he couldn’t give me a straight answer about my monthly payment.  As far as we both could tell by the end of it, after much scribbling arithmetic on the back of a flyer, buying the phone on sale would cost me hundreds of dollars more than the regular price online. I ended up walking out without a phone. 

    I’d like to think this was a one-time situation… but I walked into a different Tmo store a month ago when I first started researching and had a similar experience. T-mobile, if you’re not actually trying to rip people off, you certainly do a good job of pretending to.  All I want is a phone and a straightforward explanation of what I’ll pay for that phone. Why don’t you give it a try? 

    • Jabombardier

      What wasn’t so straight forward?

      • Jacop_s

        I called Tmobile the Thursday before the sale, and was told
        they could not tell me

        1.      
        My out the door cost

        2.      
        My monthly cost

        3.      
        How it would work with the corporate Discount I recently
        found out I am eligible for.

        Your welcome to pick any one of those as reasons it is not a
        strait forward plan.

        • Jrsmith43

          I called t-mobile’s migration department yesterday regarding getting the corporate discount program my employer makes me eligible for and switching to a value plan.  I was told I would have to pay the $200 fee to get out of my existing contract to switch to a value plan.  Plus the value plans aren’t eligible for the corporate discount only the classic style plans are.  I am still holding on to the family ultra 3000 minute plan with the original unlimited WM G1 data plan.  It’s pricey, but it is truly unlimited.  I have upgraded my phone once since I first got that plan and just told them I didn’t want any plan changes when I did the phone upgrade.  I hope to hang on to that when I get an Amaze or whatever’s more clever with a better than 800 x 480 resolution display in February at full phone discount.  (I.E. – not a GS2) Had the employer discount added to my classic plan friday for a 12% discount on my bill.  I hate to say it but if i was going to pay $200 per for contract termination, per line on my account, I would wait a little while and head to att for an lte Galaxy Nexus.  

          Magenta Saturday Fail!!!!!!!!!!

        • Juicemann

          Actually, it is possible to add the corporate discount to the value plans. Myself and a few coworkers have it on each of our value plans.

        • Jacop_s

          Another tmobile fail! If they don’t know, how are their customers
          supposed to know? 

    • Anonymous

      whats so hard about it? if you get the bold 9900, you pay $200 today, get a $150 mail in rebate and $80 a month for unlimited talk text and 2gb web.  after 20 months it goes down to $60 a month. really not that confusing…

      • W1flushing

        the difficulty id tht the phone which u just paid $600 for was actually a $550 phone without the CONTRACT… dude

        the GS2 which is $600 with this deal is $530 otherwise….. need more? 

        • Anonymous

          The bold 9900 has always been 599 since the day it came out. you are saving $150. The galaxy S II was $450 full price instead of $530.  you save $80. 

          do you not see where the savings are? 

        • Me

          So am sorry, where does the $49.99 phone price come from.

          the SALE would be if the phone was 530 and the original $15 installment would have been kept.

          You are now paying sales tax on the whole 600 instead of the $530 earlier so tht pushes ur savings, assuming tht the rebates showes up down to $50 bucks. By the way, if you have been with a cell phone carrier long enough you will realize that rebates tend to be sneaky. So good luck.

          Talk to DCA…. they will explain the savings

        • Anonymous

          Still saving money. Just sayin’

        • Anonymous

          Still saving money. Just sayin’

        • Me

          So am sorry, where does the $49.99 phone price come from.

          the SALE would be if the phone was 530 and the original $15 installment would have been kept.

          You are now paying sales tax on the whole 600 instead of the $530 earlier so tht pushes ur savings, assuming tht the rebates showes up down to $50 bucks. By the way, if you have been with a cell phone carrier long enough you will realize that rebates tend to be sneaky. So good luck.

          Talk to DCA…. they will explain the savings

    • whiskers

      Such BS , it’s spelled out in black and white exactly what your paying up front and the monthly payments for 20 months would be on the EIP , plus tax.
      What’s so hard to understand ?

      • Guest

        Obviously the TMO sales rep couldn’t explain it to her properly butthead. if they can’t provide correct numbers before signing the contract why blame the customer you twit.

        • whiskers

          Because twit head , there is always another TMO store you can go to and get better service with better informed employees.
          You would probably be the butthead that takes the first TMO employee’s word for granted.

        • Jacop_s

          Because I can’t wait to sign a two year contract with a
          company that requires you drive around town to multiple locations hoping to
          find an employee who understands the products they are selling. 

        • whiskers

          611 , CS will offer the same deals.

        • Anonymous

          No wonder people are abandoning ship if this is how TMO employees behave. I may do so myself pretty soon. 

        • Anonymous

          No wonder people are abandoning ship if this is how TMO employees behave. I may do so myself pretty soon. 

        • Guest

          Hey idiot, not everyone lives where there are multiple TMO stores. And customers should have to drive around even if there are. The sales people should be properly trained. dumb @$$.

        • whiskers

          Well idiot , there is a phone number at T-Mobile CS.
          You could get the same offer on line as well.

        • whiskers

          Well idiot , there is a phone number at T-Mobile CS.
          You could get the same offer on line as well.

        • whiskers

          Because twit head , there is always another TMO store you can go to and get better service with better informed employees.
          You would probably be the butthead that takes the first TMO employee’s word for granted.

  • aaron cooper

    Could not do anything at the store, the guy says it’s only for people on value plans and to switch me over would be $200.  Oh well….  I would have to pay the $200 ETF if I left, so I can either stay or go!

    • Jabombardier

      Great isn’t it?

    • Anonymous

      pay the 200 migration fee or pay and get unlimited service for $59.99 or pay the termination fee and pay another company $120 for unlimited service. 

      • aaron cooper

        I see. Well, I am thinking about paying the $200 to end my time with TMobile.

  • Guillermo

    300 dollars to change to Value plan from classic plan eventhough our plan expire on november 24th. Way to go Tmobile…

    • Anonymous

      If your on the classic plan your contact doesn’t expire this year

      • Guillermo

        Initially the sales rep told me that I could change to value plan because our current contract was beyond the 18 month tenure. He tried to set the new value account for us in the system unsuccessfully. After calling customer care he was told that I need to pay 150 transfer fee per line to change to value plan, he argue with them that our contract will finish soon but after two hours we were tired and I left the store. This is pointless and frustrating and sure I will have to call again today to figure it out why I could not change my plan… 

      • Guillermo

        Initially the sales rep told me that I could change to value plan because our current contract was beyond the 18 month tenure. He tried to set the new value account for us in the system unsuccessfully. After calling customer care he was told that I need to pay 150 transfer fee per line to change to value plan, he argue with them that our contract will finish soon but after two hours we were tired and I left the store. This is pointless and frustrating and sure I will have to call again today to figure it out why I could not change my plan… 

  • GinaDee

    I just want a free GS2.  Willing to sign a 2 year agreement and port my number over from Sprint.  

    These value plan promos only matter to those with bad credit who’d normally go to Metro PCS and who’d have to buy their phones at full price anyways but would rather not.  

    If T-Mo wants to offer a cheaper planned price fine.  But don’t change people an ETF when changing to another plan later on.  That is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of.  

    I don’t care if the rate plan is cheaper than VZW.  That’s T-Mobile’s problem if they can’t attract customers at regular prices not the customers. 

    • Mbey1019

      not really value plan are for customer that have good credit and want to save money on their plans not just on the phone… the whole point behind the value plan is that you will be paying the same as a classic for the first 20 months then you will be saving 15 a month

    • whiskers

      A new GS2 for free ?
      Please share your meds or kick the habit,lol.
      And it would probably be wise to read the contract your ready to sign Twice before hand so you can comprehend it thoroughly.
      Please stay with Sprint , T-Mobile does’nt need any more whinners and customers that lack reading skills before they sign contracts , then expect eveything for free.
      Next you will complain that your service is’nt for free with the free phone.

      • Dtrinh Thai

        YOU CAN DO IT!
        There have been many people who got their Samsung GS2 for free. There is a promotion for people who left TMobile and would get any smartphone for free if they come back. If you’re on TMobile and is not on contract, you can pretty much get the same thing. Oh, did I forgot to mention that you also get a $50 bill credit. Please don’t be mean unless you know what’s going on :)

      • Dtrinh Thai

        YOU CAN DO IT!
        There have been many people who got their Samsung GS2 for free. There is a promotion for people who left TMobile and would get any smartphone for free if they come back. If you’re on TMobile and is not on contract, you can pretty much get the same thing. Oh, did I forgot to mention that you also get a $50 bill credit. Please don’t be mean unless you know what’s going on :)

        • rocket

          this is interesting …i want more details!!! i am on tmobile but my contract expired almost 3 years ago. just paying my monthly bill. would love to have galaxy s 2

        • Bklynman

          He is right! My gf,who was with T mobile,then she left went to Sprint. She was with them maybe 2yrs,she call T mobile,because she own them about $300.(Tm)
          They told she didn’t have to paid them,she got 2 G2′s for free,one for her and her daughter.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      LOL… this is one of the funniest posts in this thread. Let’s recap:

      - You want T-Mobile to give you a free phone to switch from Sprint.

      - But not just any phone, you want the most expensive and newest phone T-Mobile sells.

      - You say you are even willing to sign a two-year contract in exchange for the free SGS II.

      Just how many people should T-Mobile give a FREE SGS II to get them to switch carriers to T-Mobile, only YOU or everyone who demands?

      Yeah, that’s the way for T-Mobile to get subscribers, in 2012 give away 5 to 20 million $500 handsets. Oh, wait, I forgot, you believe that T-Mobile should only give YOU a free $600 phone.

      You should call T-Mobile executive offices and tell them about your swell idea on how to increase its subscriber count, at least by one.

      To a stupid reader you are what a smart person sounds like. ;)

      • Billybob

        “To a stupid reader you are what a smart person sounds like. ;)”

        wtf does that even mean?

        • Frigadroid

          It’s a newt gingrich reference. He is the latest leader of the sounds smart to a stupid guy club. I love his latest quote the occupation movement should take a bath and get a job.

        • Frigadroid

          It’s a newt gingrich reference. He is the latest leader of the sounds smart to a stupid guy club. I love his latest quote the occupation movement should take a bath and get a job.

      • Morrissey

        Dear ItsMichaelNotMike:  Apparently T-Mobile has been listening to you and are suits are swimming in millions of new net adds.  Yeah right!

        Understand this little kid:  The carriers more than make up for the subsidy discount by forcing a 2 year contract with a 2 year data subscription.  They wouldn’t be making billions in revenue if they the business model was a failure.  

        You have to stop apologizing for a corporation who after all these years still doesn’t understand American buying habits and our need (perceived or not) for bigger and better coverage maps.  

        We don’t like the bait and switch routine here in the States.  Maybe you do and maybe you like to drink gasoline but the rest of us don’t so maybe it’s my turn to apologize on behalf of the American citizen to you?

      • Morrissey

        Dear ItsMichaelNotMike:  Apparently T-Mobile has been listening to you and are suits are swimming in millions of new net adds.  Yeah right!

        Understand this little kid:  The carriers more than make up for the subsidy discount by forcing a 2 year contract with a 2 year data subscription.  They wouldn’t be making billions in revenue if they the business model was a failure.  

        You have to stop apologizing for a corporation who after all these years still doesn’t understand American buying habits and our need (perceived or not) for bigger and better coverage maps.  

        We don’t like the bait and switch routine here in the States.  Maybe you do and maybe you like to drink gasoline but the rest of us don’t so maybe it’s my turn to apologize on behalf of the American citizen to you?

      • Anonymous

        http://wireless.amazon.com/f/pennypincher/ref=amb_link_358857402_2?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_m=A1HBSU70BXNZUG&pf_rd_s=left-1&pf_rd_r=05P6PZJ0QDCMJTKCZNKG&pf_rd_p=1331654162&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=G001 

        Every phone = 1 Penny Let us see.

        Verizon
        LTE 4G
        Droid Razr  
        HTC Rezound 
        Droid Bionic

        ATT
        LTE&HSPA+ 4Gstr
        Samsung Skyrocket
        HTC Vivid
        HSPA+ 4G
        Samsung Galaxy SII
        Motorola Atrix 2

        Sprint 
        Wimax 4G 
        Samsung GSII 
        Motorola Photon 4G

        Here you go. The fastest and creme-dela-creme (loose english approximation for French term) devices available for a Penny. And you are saying that TMobile cannot match that?

        And you think that the Magenta day sale would beat the weak long promotion from Amazon across the top-3 post paid carriers…..

        Let us see how many post paid customers TMO will lose (to Sprint) this thanksgiving and the fools in the TMo land will wonder “Why all our promotions are doing nothing?” 

        Also ATT & Sprint have a much larger Corporate discount program(both in % as well as numbers of clients) with companies than TMo has. Effectively with the Corp Discount, monthly bill will be much smaller than the officially declared values that TMo likes to compare against in their ads.

    • Anonymous

      You are an idiot.  First of all, the Tmobile version of the Galaxy S II supports 42mbps hspa+ internet.  Meaning you get some of the fastest internet speeds on a phone with T-Mobile who has the BEST COVERAGE for those faster speeds.  The way T-Mobile does it gives you better battery life too.  The Sprint GSII will give you dial up speeds on their 3G network.  It has WiMax but there is no coverage and the company deploying it for Sprint is going bankrupt.  On top of that Sprint is ditching WiMax technology and going to deploy LTE in the future.  So go ahead, switch to Sprint and buy one of their brick WiMax phones.  Second of all, you are charged the termination fee because you are switching from a plan where you got discounts on phones to the value plan which are discounted plans INSTEAD of phones.  The migration fee is there to compensate whatever T-Mobile discounted your PHONE for.  Why do you feel you should get a discounted plan AND discounted phone.  It’s one or the other buddy.  If you can’t comprehend that then you are too stupid to have a cell phone, I’m sorry.

    • Anonymous

      You are an idiot.  First of all, the Tmobile version of the Galaxy S II supports 42mbps hspa+ internet.  Meaning you get some of the fastest internet speeds on a phone with T-Mobile who has the BEST COVERAGE for those faster speeds.  The way T-Mobile does it gives you better battery life too.  The Sprint GSII will give you dial up speeds on their 3G network.  It has WiMax but there is no coverage and the company deploying it for Sprint is going bankrupt.  On top of that Sprint is ditching WiMax technology and going to deploy LTE in the future.  So go ahead, switch to Sprint and buy one of their brick WiMax phones.  Second of all, you are charged the termination fee because you are switching from a plan where you got discounts on phones to the value plan which are discounted plans INSTEAD of phones.  The migration fee is there to compensate whatever T-Mobile discounted your PHONE for.  Why do you feel you should get a discounted plan AND discounted phone.  It’s one or the other buddy.  If you can’t comprehend that then you are too stupid to have a cell phone, I’m sorry.

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    1. I went to ask for the Amaze price, and now it is higher than the Website, they toldme $600.

    2. Even if it would be $399, I would wait to see the price of the unlocked Galaxy Nexus.

  • Anonymous

    I ended up with the Amaze and a Sidekick. I’m not sold on the Amaze due to weight and raised screen. I’ll give it a shot or else wait for the next gen.

    • Anonymous

      You shouldnt be sold on the Amaze because HTC Sense it terrible.

    • Anonymous

      You shouldnt be sold on the Amaze because HTC Sense it terrible.

      • whiskers

        No worse than Samsung Touch Jizz.

  • Anonymous

    I was so excited for Magenta Saturday until I walked into my T-Mobile store and started running the numbers. I wanted the HTC Amaze and was open to switching my three lines over to a value plan. But then as the numbers started calculating, it didn’t make much sense at all. Not only would we have to pay $600 to switch all three lines from a Classic Plan to a Value Plan, I was told I was not eligible for the $150 MIR because our current contract only has a 10 month tenure and they forgot to mention in the advertising that you need an 18 month tenure to be eligible. So basically, to save about $10 a month, I’d have to spend $600 in migration fees and pay the full price for the Amaze ($200/mo and $20/month for 20 months). It actually made better sense to buy the Amaze at $309 with a $50 MIR and keep my current plans. Magenta Saturday was no sale at all for me and I have to say, I’m a bit disappointed.

  • SIRHC215885

    It’s pretty simple when you figure it out really.  T-mobile is trying to get more under-contract customers to migrate away from even-more+ plans.  This deal is only valuable if you aren’t under conract.  Basically with this sale you wind up paying classic plan prices while being under even more plus rates.  I have checked on Google shopper and found that the HTC amaze is actually around 600 dollars so this is a good deal depending on which phone you are looking for.  Paying around 70 dollars a month with a brand new high-end phone in your pocket with unlimited data even if it is throttled, is better than paying 120 dollars a month for Verizon and fronting them 200 dollars for one of their high end subsidized phones and getting hit with enormous data overage fees for going over your plans data limit. I would prefer Verizon’s service but I don’t imagine I’m going to win the lottery anytime soon. Just picked up my phone today and I’m happy with it.

    • Commentator

      Smart. Lets hope all these dumb comments understand the same way.

  • JBLMOBILEG1

    While I would love to have the Amaze there is no way I’d give up my current grandfatherd plan. I have 1,000 minutes with unlimited nights and weekends including MyFavs for $39.99. Not bad and I never go over my minutes. Plus I have the unlimited data plan with 400 messages for $24.99. Again I never use all my messages and I technically get unlimited messages and calling with Google Voice. I also have the tethering plan for $14.99 which I use for my Internet connection at home. And the $7.99 premium handset protection. All this with a 15% discount through my work. So my bill is about $80 or so a month. I don’t think these new plans will save me much if anything. I also have the @home service which I will probably cancel since I no longer have a need for the service which is an extra $9.99 per month.

  • SDJ

    This is NO SALE… ARE YOU ALL BLIND. A sale is when you pay less than the full price. What they are doing is letting you take the phone with a low initial payment and charging you the balance in small payments throughout the course of you contract so YOU END UP PAYING FULL.

    AMAZE = $600
    Initial payment = $50
    Monthly payment= $23 to $28 + $49.99 Value plan

    Good one T-Mobile!

  • SDJ

    This is NO SALE… ARE YOU ALL BLIND. A sale is when you pay less than the full price. What they are doing is letting you take the phone with a low initial payment and charging you the balance in small payments throughout the course of you contract so YOU END UP PAYING FULL.

    AMAZE = $600
    Initial payment = $50
    Monthly payment= $23 to $28 + $49.99 Value plan

    Good one T-Mobile!

    • guest

      You have no idea what you’re talking about.

    • guest

      You have no idea what you’re talking about.

    • Commentator

      Another moron! Net cost is $450 after rebate for the amaze and galaxy 2, amaze retail is $600 and galaxy 2 retail $529.99 so go back to 2nd grade then post the comment.

    • Commentator

      Another moron! Net cost is $450 after rebate for the amaze and galaxy 2, amaze retail is $600 and galaxy 2 retail $529.99 so go back to 2nd grade then post the comment.

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

      There is a $150 mail in rebate knocking the price down to $450 and you pay the monthly charges for 20 months if I am not mistaken and that’s $20 per month.  It says it right there on the sheet (EIP).  600-150 = 450-50(deposit) = 400/20 = 20 per month.  Seems like a sale to me.

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

      There is a $150 mail in rebate knocking the price down to $450 and you pay the monthly charges for 20 months if I am not mistaken and that’s $20 per month.  It says it right there on the sheet (EIP).  600-150 = 450-50(deposit) = 400/20 = 20 per month.  Seems like a sale to me.

  • Justhanging

    FAIL…..  Two more tries T-MOB.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Retention told me to look for sales in the stores around then.  LET’S HOPE !!!!!

  • KiltDaddy

    I went to my local TMO store last night undecided if I was going to switbroyles2@swbell.netch to the value plan. I did the math (it’s not easy & I have a degree in math!) and it IS cheaper in the long run. The one thing I was pleased to find out that my @home WOULD transfer on the value plan. For those who contacted customer service, let me say, that my line was 18+ month in to contract, my other 3 lines were already out of contract. When the store rep called customer service to make the account change, they tried to tell him that I would have to pay a migration fee. He (successfully) argued with them that I would NOT. It appears that there is something amiss with customer service and their assessment of the migration fee. Ended up getting 2  GS2′s and an Exhibit II

  • Anonymous

    T-Mobile seriously needs to get rid of these stupid, confusing, frustrating value plans and lower the price of their regular contracted plans. Leverage Monthly 4G as they have been doing, offer a killer $20 plan with 1GB of data, 300 minutes, and 1000 texts. Offer discounts on contracted plans for people that BYOD or buy at full retail. DONE.

    • oba

      they have a 30$ plan with 100 minutes, unlimited data and text (5gb) so it kinda defeats the purpose

      • Anonymous

        It’s a shame that current customers are ineligible for the plan otherwise I’d hop on it!!! I rarely use my minutes despite the fact that they’re unlimited and I easily can cross the 2gb threshold.

      • Anonymous

        It’s a shame that current customers are ineligible for the plan otherwise I’d hop on it!!! I rarely use my minutes despite the fact that they’re unlimited and I easily can cross the 2gb threshold.

    • oba

      they have a 30$ plan with 100 minutes, unlimited data and text (5gb) so it kinda defeats the purpose

    • Commentator

      Moron! Theyre not cricket or virgin mobile so dont expect crap like that.

      • Jacop_s

        They might be cricket or virgin yet, but the way they are
        going it won’t be long. They have already said they plan to shift their focus
        to prepaid. 

    • Commentator

      Moron! Theyre not cricket or virgin mobile so dont expect crap like that.

  • Anonymous

    T-Mobile seriously needs to get rid of these stupid, confusing, frustrating value plans and lower the price of their regular contracted plans. Leverage Monthly 4G as they have been doing, offer a killer $20 plan with 1GB of data, 300 minutes, and 1000 texts. Offer discounts on contracted plans for people that BYOD or buy at full retail. DONE.

  • Ryan Dawald

    WHAT A JOKE 

  • Ryan Dawald

    WHAT A JOKE 

  • Unal1972

    Does anyone know about T-mobile connection problems in Atlanta area. Both my gf’s and my phones are dropping to Edge for a while and 3g comes on and off. It started yesterday.

    • Anonymous

      both of your girlfriends?!

      • oba

        hey don’t judge

    • Anonymous

      both of your girlfriends?!

    • Action 6

      POLYGAMY charge pending or

      • nikostr1

        lmao nice

      • nikostr1

        lmao nice

  • Billybob

    nope… waiting for the contact to run out so I can switch carriers to get an iPhone.

    • Action 6

      heared iphone 6 with 4.53 inch size , 2 Ghz and 10 mega camera is coming next year so you got good plan!

      • nikostr1

        when is that coming out 2014?

      • nikostr1

        when is that coming out 2014?

      • Big Al

        they probably will have an iphone 5 first, then and iphone 5s, and i expect those will all be behind the curve spec wise as well.

      • Big Al

        they probably will have an iphone 5 first, then and iphone 5s, and i expect those will all be behind the curve spec wise as well.

    • whiskers

      Just dont get the iphone on Sprint’s network.
      It sucks and is really slow.
      No wonder they offer unlimited , lol.

  • Brianb

    nope…don’t want the value plan. 

  • Brianb

    nope…don’t want the value plan. 

  • Cinder

    Yep, was non contract on a basic family plan the past few years without data. Called up tmobile thinking i was going to switch carriers b/c tmobile wasn’t the cheapest with listed prices after you do a real break down over 2 years of all costs, but they were able to hook me up really good with 3 SG 2′s and discount on unlimited plan. Very happy with Magenta right now.. didn’t think it was going to happen for so cheap.. 

  • Cinder

    Yep, was non contract on a basic family plan the past few years without data. Called up tmobile thinking i was going to switch carriers b/c tmobile wasn’t the cheapest with listed prices after you do a real break down over 2 years of all costs, but they were able to hook me up really good with 3 SG 2′s and discount on unlimited plan. Very happy with Magenta right now.. didn’t think it was going to happen for so cheap.. 

  • caseybea

    I finally went with the value plans – not because of the “sale” (I already have phones I am happy with) – but because the value plans for me are cheaper.   I was paying $124 for 4 lines (which, mind you, compared to other carriers is still not bad, not bad at all)..   a family plan (1000 min total shared), plus later I added unltd texts, and then data (“200mb”) on one line.       I also had to have “family allowances” to manage my daughter’s minutes.

    With new value plan?   *Unlimited* mins on 2 lines (500 each on the other 2), unltd texting on all, and data on TWO lines now.   My new total?   $109.   go, Magenta!      Sadly, I had to pay some ETF, but magenta credited me one month’s bill – my remaining ETF is basically paid for in 2 or 3 months.

    For me, the value plans are a no-brainer.    Unfortunately, I didn’t have any super-deal grandfathered features from a previous plan I needed to worry about, so I lost nothing in the transition.   I understand there’s some really awesome grandfathered features some of you have – obviously, your milwage varies.    For me, I’m now saving 15 bucks a month (180 a year!) , I have more services, and am pleased as punch.     If I want or need a phone–  eBay has thousands available for sale at any time.  That’s where I got my current Galaxy S, love it.    

    Personally, I’m done tying my contract to a phone.   I am more pleased with the better rates.

    Oh yeah.  Of the two “unlimited talk” lines, one of them is my daughter’s now.   No more family allowances needed.  She can talk forever (and she will!)

  • Jaygqitalia

    Im still on even more plus. Gunna call them and demand a normal classic plan or Im just gunna leave. They either get me for 2 years the normal way or I walk. Been a customer for 5 years. Lets see how this goes.

    • Cmanning0385

      make sure you up date us on how it goes…

    • tmobile

      Then goodbye is what T-Mobile is gonna tell you.

    • Commentator

      I bet you hes sittin on a value plan w/ eip. Lol

    • Commentator

      I bet you hes sittin on a value plan w/ eip. Lol

    • Big Al

      why the hell would you want a classic plan, people are paying $200 just to get away from those! value plans are WAY cheeper. even with a new $15 a month phone.

    • Big Al

      why the hell would you want a classic plan, people are paying $200 just to get away from those! value plans are WAY cheeper. even with a new $15 a month phone.

  • Cameron W3st

    I wish Tmobile would stop trying to push sales like these and stop introducing bullshit like “Google Music” and actually take care of their customers…

    I’m still sitting on a piece of crap G2X…my 4th one…that STILL randomly shuts off, freezes and doesn’t work…and every time I call they either 1) blame it on LG…well guess what, I bought the phone through YOU Tmobile, NOT LG…or 2) They offer to give me $100 off the FULL retail price of a new phone…are you serious? 

    Come on…You might be about to die Tmobile….but do the right thing…

    • Beleni85

      Stop complaining…no one wants to hear a grown man cry! Geeze

    • Anonymous

      u know what? i kinda agree with cameron b/c i have the crappy sensation 4G that i already exchanged 3 times (1st one reboot issue, 2nd one microphone issue, 3rd one vibration issue) and when i try to exchange to another one they can only offer me a G2x which i feel like downgrading… after owning this crappy sensation 4g.. i said no more HTC to myself… i’m going back to Samsung.. i never had any problems with samsung phones… t-mobile needs to take care of their existing customers also

    • Anonymous

      u know what? i kinda agree with cameron b/c i have the crappy sensation 4G that i already exchanged 3 times (1st one reboot issue, 2nd one microphone issue, 3rd one vibration issue) and when i try to exchange to another one they can only offer me a G2x which i feel like downgrading… after owning this crappy sensation 4g.. i said no more HTC to myself… i’m going back to Samsung.. i never had any problems with samsung phones… t-mobile needs to take care of their existing customers also

    • Anonymous

      LG is the worst plague to the mobile kingdom this world has ever seen. It really IS LG’s fault.

    • Jonathan Toribio

      Most of the time is just a software issue. My friend has a htc evo 3d with sprint and he couldn’t even make a call on that phone and was slow as hell. So i rooted his phone and put a custom rom in it…now it works like it should.