T-Mobile’s Black Friday Deals Include Value Plan Deals And Buy Two Accessories, Get One Free

We’ve been wondering what special offer T-Mobile will have for their Black Friday sale and now we’re a look at least one of the upcoming parts of the deal. As seen in the above flyer, T-Mobile is offering the Samsung Exhibit II 4G on an unlimited talk, text and web value plan for $29.99 down with a $30 mail-in-rebate. Of course, moving forward you’ll add an extra $15 per month to your monthly bill in order to pay off the cost of the phone over the next 20 months using T-Mobile’s equipment installment plan. This “deal” will save you $30 off the current price of the Exhibit II 4G.

The Black Friday specials also include the Samsung Gravity Smart, myTouch by LG, LG DoublePlay and Samsung Galaxy S II. Customers wishing to take advantage of this deal will be required to sign up for an Unlimited Value Talk and Text with a 2GB or higher data plan. T-Mobile’s two-day deals are good for Black Friday, November 25th and Saturday November 26th with prices returning to normal on Sunday, November 27th.

As an additional bonus, T-Mobile is offering a buy two, get one accessory for free offer good through November 27th as well.

  • Gravity Smart will be $29.99 down payment with a $30 mail-in-rebate, $10 monthly installment
  • myTouch by LG will be $49.99 down payment with a $10 monthly installment
  • LG DoublePlay will be $49.99 down with a $15 monthly installment
  • Samsung Galaxy S II will be $229.99 down with a $30 mail-in-rebate (so $199.99) and a $15 monthly installment
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  • Jaygqitalia

    lol actually laughed when reading this.

    • Evan Carter

      They are really trying to retain customers, aren’t they?

  • Ahnguyen

    ive been hearing alot of people complaining that they dont offer deals for classic customers. well, ive been noticing that tmobile has random “after hours” sales at night which have been pretty good. I saw free G2X’s not too long ago for example. Keep an eye out is all I can say.

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

      Where are you seeing these after hours sales?

      • http://www.facebook.com/mark.schroeder1 Mark Schroeder

        T-Mobile.com

      • oscar

        t-mobile.com usully from 9pm to 11:59pm

      • Vim

        T-Mobile’s web site. They’re usually one night only affairs, they are usually not announced in advance (although sometimes they get tweeted) and there is usually one a week.  Phones I’ve seen on sale for free or for 99 cents with a new contract include the G2X, the MyTouch 4G, the Galaxy S 4G, the MyTouch 4G Slide, and the HD7.  Sometimes all you need to do is extend a contract, sometimes you need to get a new line.  You have to check the terms of the sale when it happens.  Currently (Tue Nov 22nd) the MyTouch 4G Slide  is on sale for free with a new contract, but that’s an all day sale, not one of the after hours sales.

  • Rayen321

    Wow…
    That’s… Um… Great?

  • Ohgeez10

    I’m a part time rep and I’m hearing that Friday’s deal will be similar to last Saturday. I should be getting more info when i go in this afternoon. 

  • Oldj

    Why can’t they have something for someone who DOESN’T need the unlimited value plans? I only need 500 minutes….

    • anfrey

      Ditto… and a $30 MIR is all we get? seriously? 

    • Anonymous

      just get it unlimited and change your plan the next month,

      • Oldj

        I would fork over another $10 a month for 1-2 months, rendering this deal absolutely useless since I want a SGS2.

  • Justin

    Well it’s not “Free” if it’s on the Value Plan.. technically it’s “$0.00 net-down after rebate.” Still gotta pay the $10-15/mo EIP.

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

    Absolutely no love for us Classic Plan (Even More) holders!   

    • Anonymous

      I’m an Even More customer and just got two phone upgrades.  Got a Samsung Galaxy S II and a MyTouch 4G slide for a grand total of $180.  I just called Tmobile up and they hooked me up.

    • Deeg

      Dont understand that…Arent Classic customers more profitable?

      • Anonymous

        It’s simple, T-Mobile does not want to subsidize any new phones knowing if this merger goes through they might have to waive early termination fee’s for customer not wanting to go to att. That is why they are pushing these value plans with no phone discounts. Even if they don’t have to charge you a termination fee they can still get you for the rest of the phone cost.

  • Psaux

    Any chance they might offer a similar price-break for a cash-and-carry purchase, i.e. not adding or extending a contract but for use with a grandfathered EMP plan?

  • Josecrz

    This is retard thank you T-Mobile for showing no love to classic plan holders yet again!!””

  • Sunshine

    Why is it that TMO, as well as other cell providers, offer WONDERFUL deals to NEW customers, yet their long-term customers get NOTHING?!?! We’ve been with TMO going on NINE (9) years and can’t get a break!! Geez! Although I’m happy with my BB Bold 9700, I would love to upgrade, however, I am NOT paying upwards of $250 for a new BB when I’ve never paid more than $130 (with signing another two year contract). Come on TMO….get WITH it!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mark.schroeder1 Mark Schroeder

      It’s because they haven’t given you crap and you are still with them after nine years. On paper new customers are better then old one’s

      Also I don’t think anyone is forcing you to get the most expensive Blackberry phone out there. You have other cheaper options.

      • Deeg

        Dont understand why new customers are better than old – unless you’re an old customer on an old, grandfathered plan.  Marketing costs for getting a new customer are much higher than keeping an existing one

        • http://www.facebook.com/mark.schroeder1 Mark Schroeder

          On the quarterly report it’s better to say you have new customers coming in. It sounds like you are killing the competition. 

    • J. Williams

      If you are out of contract, just do the following.  

      Add a line for the phone you want,  then cancel your current line.  Call care, have them submit a request  to get your number back.  Then you can have it replace your current number that was given with the new line added, simple.  It only takes about 24 hours to complete.  

      • Timothy Desaules

        Requests like that have not been getting done as of late, as this is churn and illegal.

        • J. Williams

          Illegal? Lol. Well, if you wanna say it is illegal that’s fine, but t-mobile does not say it is illegal. Just an FYI, it still works and it is not illegal or they would not allow it.

      • Anonymous

        “Add a line for the phone you want,  then cancel your current line.  Call care, have them submit a request  to get your number back.”

        You should have a Google Voice number by now and you can direct it to any phone you want.  No need to deal with keeping a number tied directly to a phone.

        • Psaux

          Except the GV call quality has been steadily dropping, then there are the random beeps and the issues with it suddenly saying “This call is now being recorded,” when you’ve not triggered the record feature.  That tends to happen at /very/ inopportune times I’ve found.  Personally, I’m leaving google voice as soon as I finish evaluating the other virtual PBX options.

        • Anonymous

          Google Voice is a virtual phone number and redirects incoming/outgoing calls on the phone of your choice.

          If you have bad line quality, it is due to the phone you are using.

    • PhoneJunkie

      Welcome to 2011.  Prices have gone up in 9 years.  Don’t blame TMO for you not wanting to pay the higher prices of phones.  And the pricing is the same for new and upgrades, so your whole arguement is not even valid.

      • Purenupe1

        your an idiot! how can you get mad at this guy for not wanting to more for the same phone other carriers are discounting, or for not wanting to be placed in a contract when you havent been given a subsidy. T-Mobile has really started to suck donkey butt

    • Deeg

      Ive mentioned this all the time.  I read business articles that always say a company spends a lot more money to get a new customer than keep an existing customer.  I don’t understand why they don’t do more things to keep their customers happy.  lately, they have all these sales and they don’t even communicate them to us?  I used to get emails or texts – now I only know about sales because I checked this website.  WHen my last contract expired, they didn’t even contact me; in the past, I always got a letter thanking me for my loyalty and offering me some discount or special promo if I signed a new contract.  Now NOTHING.  Its just mystifying.  And a lot of these bad moves started before the merger talk so I do think Tmobile execs are not quite up to par.  I almost am feeling like they’re begging me to go elsewhere so I just switched from postpaid to prepaid and am 99% sure I won’t be with Tmobile (or a new Tmobile) by summertime.

    • WW

      as a long time tmo customer, retention offered me a $250 bill credit toward a new phone (which i purchased during the prior “all hands” value plan sale) thus renewing my contract. i had a negative balance for 2 months (i’m actually still in the midst of the $0 billing cycles).

  • Nick

    I think Tmobile has absolutely no idea how to throw a sale that gets people excited.

    • Deeg

      It seems like Tmobile has just given up…Either they are really incompetent or they’re pretending to be incompetent to try to show regulators that the merger should go through.  I swear if people in my company made the same moves as Tmobile does, they’d be fired.  It seems each marketing or advertising /PR effort is worse than the one before.  Im starting to feel like an idiot for still being a Tmobile customer at this rate.  Luckly Im no longer under contract so I can bolt at any time, and take advantage of any sale another carrier has

      • James

        So if you have the ability to “bolt”, what is stopping you? If t-mobile is as bad as you are describing it, then why haven’t you already bolted?

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

    So, this is thier black friday deal? Really?

    /sigh

  • Guest

    How much are the plans? This post and the previous sales’ post lacked that info.

    • Nikawren

      99.98 for 2 unlimited talk text Web lines

  • Tito!

    Suddenly, T-Mobile killed the meaning of Black Friday..

  • Deeg

    Just curious how these ‘deals’ compare to the recent Value sale?  Are people who jumped at the sale last week gonna feel they made the wrong choice?  If you’re ready to leave Tmobile, Amazon still seems to have the best sale.  One penny – any phone – new line – ATT VRZ SPNT…Easy to understand sale with immediate gratification.  Or if you need a new Mac or iPad, Apple is supposedly gonna have some sales on Friday too – I wonder if they’re gonna beat the regular Amazon prices which discount Apple regularly.  (I was lucky and got my Apple store to credit me the difference between their Mac prices and the Amz price because I didn’t know in advance that Amz – along with some other third party sites- usually sell these products at a 5-10% discount)  Now if TMO or any of the other companies wanted a real sale, do a 1-day sale on the monthly plan rates for everyone who signs up for a new account on Black Friday.  Drop $5-10 off a monthly price and see people jump…also encourages loyalty because the longer people stay with the company and that plan, the more they’d save – kinda like what Boost does with its shrinkage or Sprint does with its SERO. If you just knock off $5, thats $240 for a 2-year contract…Again, easy to understand..and will make people feel like they got a deal over their neighbor…

  • Sms Sriram

    How is this a deal? Mostly usual prices!!!

  • Shawn

    This is a joke, right?

  • Sms Sriram

    Amazon is offering phones for a penny for ATT,Verizon.. why not in T Mobile!!

    • zacamandapio

      Because you won’t pay 40% less on those carriers you just mentioned.
      If you compare apples to apples at the end of 2 yrs the cost is less.

      No other way around it.  I love paying my $99.98/month for two lines. 

      • Pablo1215

        which is exactly why tmobile was not successful in keeping up with the competition and is failing to keep business.

        • Anonymous

          So increasing rate prices so you can buy cheaper phones would make things better?

        • Vim

          No, T-Mobile should recognize that the other carriers are attempting to poach its customers during Black Friday and respond by offering their existing customers deals that are competitive to extend their current rate plans.   Not everyone wants a value plan. Some of us have very nice older plans, and we’re kind of feeling like second class citizens right now.

        • Suringe

          listen ,,,,i broke my tmobile phone,,,due to the fact that i cant afford a new smartphone.i am stuck paying half of a 200+ bill EVERY month,,,i cant upgrade untill march.ITS BEEN 2 YEARRRSSS.that ive been paying my bill on time,,,when i ask what i can do to solve my problem,,buy new phone no matter the price.get a new 2 year contract,,switch plans=new 2 year contract,,,cut off the line=fee or new 2 year contract,,i will not down grade my phone with a new 2 year contract,,,or buy a phone for 600 dollars,,,,,go to hell tmobile

        • Midpro2

          Not true they don’t have a gsm spectrum that att holds and it is very hard and expencive to expend… Great CS was one of the Steiner points they had. Now with outsourcing and shiffting from postpaid to prepaid customers is not going to work for them. Prepaid people will jump ship at first better price.

      • WW

        $125 for 5 lines here (2 unlimited androids, 2 are 200meg data androids and 1 is a regular old phone). if you already have a phone you like and plan to keep, it’s unbeatable.

  • Jacop_s

    If this is it, I am a sad guy.

  • lpvmusic

    TMobile is becoming Verizon. Nickle and dime you for everything including longtime loyal customers. Its time to look for another carrier.

    • Jay

      yeah, but Verizons black friday deals are more reasonable than these. 

  • Oldj

    I think the Buy two get one accessory deal is probably a better deal than what the phones are offered for.

    • JoPa

      Buy two get one? I’d rather buy one and get two. ;-)

  • Dudester

    What the hell are they thinking? Marketing staff needs to be fired! Nuff said.

  • Nyc2tnladyballer05

    I feel that if they gave away free phones people would still complain so in the grand schemes of things it doesn’t matter..

    • Oldj

      Not quite, what they call a “sale” isn’t even a sale, Black Friday is supposed to be the time when retailers go from red (losses) to black (profits) for the year… With this deal… I don’t think Black Friday will exist for T-Mobile…

      • Timothy Desaules

        Oh, trust me, TMO will be in the black on Friday.  The saturday sale last week was an amazing success.

  • Laughing-at- Tmobike

    Wow! Just simply wow! Tmo please just sell out now coz if this is what its gonna be like then att or whoever buys this joke has gotta be better.

    • hahah

      true, the deal seems like its nothing to go crazy for, but carriers like metropcs have similar deals except that they dont offer paying it off over 20 months. none of the other 3 carriers give you a cheaper plan at all, buying a phone full price and not required to put data or using your own phone and locking in good rates. that sounds like a deal to me. tmo has made an effort to beat the metropcs’s and verizon’s but giving you things from both worlds.

      have your laugh though. just understand the business plan of the company before you laugh next time.

    • Timothy Desaules

      This new pricing model is just new to everyone and anything new to the masses scares them.  Once they see the bottom line on the deals, they wont be scared to save money anymore.  Does any other major carrier have 59.99 for Unlimited Talk Text and Web?  I diddnt think so

  • James

    Glad I got my phone on the 11/19 one day sale!

  • Vim

    This sale is sad. Instead of renewing my expired contract with T-Mobile, I may be jumping to Verizon this weekend. The Rezound (normally $299.99 subsidized w/contract or $649.99 no contract) for a penny with a new contract on Amazon is calling my name. I wonder how hard T-Mobile retentions will try to talk me out of cancelling…

    • hahaha

      i love how everyone thinks that there will be no world without them. i thought the point of the constitution was to create a free country where youre free to do whatever you want. youre welcome to go to whatever carrier you like.

      btw, when you purchase your phone through amazon, if there is an option to put your information to port your phone number, i dont think there is a reason to speak with retention. so, i guess that just got easier. enjoy spending your salary on phone bills, “can you hear me now?”

      • Vim

        I don’t recall ever saying the world wouldn’t go on without me. And don’t worry, I won’t be spending any more on Verizon than I would have on T-Mobile, in fact I’ll be paying less once the cost of the phone is factored in. 

      • Vim

        I don’t recall ever saying the world wouldn’t go on without me. And don’t worry, I won’t be spending any more on Verizon than I would have on T-Mobile, in fact I’ll be paying less once the cost of the phone is factored in. 

    • Adam

      Take the emotion out of it and do the math! unlimited minutes with verizon plus insurance is $128 per month for one line! its $68 on T-M value plan!  Enjoy a small car payment as a cell phone bill each month!

      • Vim

        I have done the math. I don’t need unlimited minutes or texting.  I can get 450 min + 4 GB data for $70/month on Verizon which is nearly the same thing I’m paying for T-Mobile right now.  Throw in the free $650 phone and Verizon comes out the better deal, at least for me.

  • Nancy

    gosh this makes me so angry

  • BP

    T-Mobile is so thoughtful.  They don’t want us to stand in long lines in the cold waiting to get great deals.  They want us home enjoying time with our families.  Thank you T-Mobile for showing us the real reason for the day after Thanksgiving…

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

      lol, nice.

    • Realcool2000

      Maybe u would be happier if they didn’t offer anything at all?

  • jd

    Why do people care so much about the phone prices?  Go compare your T-Mobile plan price to Verizon/AT&T and then multiply the difference by 24.  I don’t care if T-Mobile never offers another phone discount again, it’s the plan that I care about.  It’s easy for Verizon to offer great phone deals when they’re raping you every month.

    • Vim

      I like my T-Mobile plan. If I were to switch to Verizon I’d either get less for the same price or pay more to get the same minutes/data.  T-Mobile’s superior plan price is definitely a significant consideration in my thinking. Nevertheless, given that I’m not interested in text messaging and don’t need unlimited minutes, the difference in plan price isn’t quite what it might otherwise be for me. Getting Verizon’s latest, greatest android phones (HTC Rezound, Motorola Droid Razr, etc..) for a penny makes up for the difference for me. That’s a huge markdown on a phone that IMHO is superior to anything in T-Mobile’s current inventory, even the Amaze and the Gal S II.  Verizon’s superior coverage and data speeds are additional considerations.

      In a nutshell, if I could get an additional $150 off the price of an Amaze or a Galaxy S II in return for extending my existing plan I would.  It doesn’t need to be free. Heck, I’d seriously consider it for a $100 discount. But T-Mobile isn’t offering those of us who wish to keep our existing plans a deal to do that. And for me personally, right now the math is pushing me towards Verizon.

      • Adam

        But if you got those phones with verizon you would have to add data or texting thus making your plan minimum $30 more a month!  The “free phone” was the worst thing to ever happen to the cell phone industry!

        • Vim

          No, I can get 4GB of data for $30/month on Verizon without paying for texting.  That’s not $30 more, that’s $30 total for data.

        • Anonymous

          which will turn back to 2 gb in a few weeks. its a promo they are running

        • Vim

          That’s the whole point. Verizon’s regular price doesn’t matter for anyone who switches now. Between the free high end phones and the double data promotion Verizon is suddenly a threat on price and T-Mobile’s response has been half-hearted at best.

    • Anonymous

      Tmobile by far have the best plans I have unlimited data 1000min 300 txts for 67.78 taxes are included in that price.  LG g2x 4g

      • aaron cooper

        What about Simple Mobile’s plans: $40 unlimited 3G, $60 unlimited 4G ?

  • James

    I called T-Mobile to ask what they could do to keep me as a customer. I told them about the Amazon penny sale. The “retention” department told me they wouldn’t discount the Galaxy S II and asked me if I wanted my account number so I could port it out. Tmo is a joke! its really sad too because I really liked them, but no more!

    • James

      Maybe you’re just not a good customer?

      • really?

        you are a joke…i cant believe people get upset at the fact that they dont get a phone for free. the companies wont be in business if they give it to you for free. they will never make their money back and youll jump ship a month later and end up only paying $200 for the phone (aka the cancellation fee). they are aware of these tricks – pssstt thats why they didnt give you the discount.

        jump ship to any carrier, youll feel stupid when you find out the other 3 wont discount the phone either, unless you already do

        also, with all the respect, take a few business classes.

        • Anonymous

          You need to realize that any phone other than the iphone has flexibility within a carrier. Apple restricts their phones to the point where virtually no money is made on either the phone or download purchases. Android and their manufacturers have different permissions. Without a doubt, any other large carrier gives you better discounts on phones than tmobile. Just as an example, check out amazon. Every phone is a penny on contract(except for the iphone that is) but tmobile isn’t included. You can argue all you want about cheaper plan prices, but the regular consumer looks at the upfront cost. Take a few business classes? These guys keep you on contract for 24 months, on top of insurance and accessory purchases. You are correct about the $200 fee, since it is the lowest of the carriers, but can’t assume customers are thieves.

    • Heisenberg

      Not that I’m saying you shouldn’t leave, but if you called AT&T and demanded a discount on their premiere phone (iPhone 4S), they’d probably tell you the same thing.

    • Realcool2000

      Why r they a joke ? Because they wouldn’t discount a phone for u, that they won’t discount for anyone. Any carrier would tell u the same tthing….

      When I switched to value plan recently, they gave me a $100 credit to my account. I guess u just asked for to much and didn’t ask in the right way.

  • Realcool2000

    Why r they a jke ? Because they wouldn’t discount a phone for u, that they won’t discount for anyone. Any carrier would tell u the same tthing….

    When I switched to value plan recently, they gave me a $100 credit to my account. I guess u just asked for to much and didn’t ask in the right way.

  • jamesssss

    all i got to say, tmobile you are by far the worst company ever.  i used to love you.  there CS was bad ass, but now with all this att and tmobile merger they can give to f__ks about you. ive been with them for over 20yrs. well anyway. i was offered a deal to stay with them to get the samsung gs2 or amaze at full retail price 530 or 560 with  $250 off and $100 dollars credit to my account.  i told them no at the time.  then i called them back 2 days later and asked them if could have this deal again.  they said the phone prices are now marked at 650 dollars full retail.  i asked them why cant i have the orginal deal and that online prices show me that the phone are 530 (gs2) or 560 (amaze).  the CS rep said take or leave it.  so i esclated it to a manger and she said your sol, that offer was only good for one day. just couldnt believe how rude CS rep are at tmobile now.

    • Midpro2

      You are so right…I have been with them for 9 years used to be great company but now they don’t give f…. I was told by cs if I don’t like the price of the phone maybe I should shop Craigs list. Sadly that is what I had to do so next August by by tmobile u can focus on your prepaid customers and let’s see hows that going to work out for u…

    • cellssss

      welcome to the cell phone industry…take it or leave it. with all the respect but no one is waiting around for you to make a decision. what is there now may not be there later, so take the most of it while you can.

      on a separate note, i definitely think that when customers call cs, the customer needs to be proper and have respect for the cs rep. i understand you are a client to the company and deserve a good deal but those reps go through hell so you being another one who’s going to yell and complain at them won’t make it any better. just the opposite will happen, cs will back out even more and note your account that you cursed at them (yes, you might not care) but from now on, every time you call they will see that note which says you cursed them out several months ago and youll get just the treatment that you gave them (without the curses).

      • Guest

        I see both sides of the store.  AND I will agree people need to show respect.  If your calling CS (no matter what your problem is) it’s not their fault.  They are doing their job, so don’t take it out of them.  Even if they can’t help you, most of the time they are doing what they need to do to keep their jobs.

        If you wanna go ape shit and curse, then yell at the people that are making the decisions.

      • Andrizoid

        To All: This is the reality. First (not spamming) I recommend reading a book called “Neuromarketing: Understanding the Buy Buttons in Your Customer’s Brain”. After you get an understanding where he is coming from then picture this. Imagine consumers in a cage like animals and they are hungry. They will consume whatever is offered because their choices are limited. But once the consumers become smarter than the retailers then they will demand what they are entitled too. If all consumers from each carrier take a stand & demand a better service from their provider to the point that everyone will commit to cancel their contract & refuse to pay cancellation fees imagine the financial strain they would go through during this tough financial time? Nothing or no one will change until there is a reason to cause or make a change. Though most non contract phone services suck there’s no contract it’s a temporary fix till a change comes about.

  • Anonymous

    I checked out the penny plan for ATT.  I could get 4 brand new android phones for $0.04!!  But then I saw the plan…  280 a month??!  T-mobile costs me $130 for 4 lines (with an upfront cost of $800 for the phones).  After one year t-mobile is cheaper, but after two it would be insane to switch.  Do your homework people.

    • Aaron Tant

      ATT: $280*24 + .04 (for 4 new phones) = $6,720.04.  I believe the Galaxy S phone was listed as their penny phone (maybe I’m wrong, but for the example, I’ll use it).  T-Mobile Value Plan (4 lines, Unlimited Talk, Text, 2GB plan): $170*24 + $1600 (4 Galaxy S ($100 down (Each), $300 split over 20 payments of $15/mo(Each)) = $5,680.  So, if I’m reading your post properly, you advocated to stay with T-Mobile because of the huge savings, right?

      • Anonymous

        in your example t-mobile = 5,680 and att = 6720.  But really my t-mobile is 130*24=2600 + 800 (for 4 galaxy s2 phones) for a total of $3400.  

        • Guest

          PLUS even in his example your still saving a $1000

      • Anonymous

        in your example t-mobile = 5,680 and att = 6720.  But really my t-mobile is 130*24=2600 + 800 (for 4 galaxy s2 phones) for a total of $3400.  

  • ripoff

    That ain’t no deal..that’s a damn rip off

    • Aaron Tant

      how is this a rip off?

  • Rdkviper

    Target has the Galaxy s 2 for $29 period. No monthly payment

    • Steelice

      If that is true why aren’t they advertising that? Or are you confusing that with the Exhibit II?

    • Steelice

      If that is true why aren’t they advertising that? Or are you confusing that with the Exhibit II?

    • Andrizoid

      they don’t have a GS2 for $29.00!!! you eat too much turkey early?

  • Drew

    I don’t know who the Marketing Director is or who signed off on these “deals” but they are absurd. My situation: 7yr customer, family plan and due an upgrade. Just went off contract (wife still had a year left on our contract). I go in on Monday to basically keep my same plan (Classic Unlimited) and just sign a two year deal…yada, yada. I wanted the SGSII and as an upgrade I’ve done this several times. Yes it’s $30 more than usual (and anyone else for that matter) but what the hell…

    The $229 price from what I was told is for the VALUE PLAN ONLY!!!! Does T-Mo not realize they’re being undercut by Best Buy and Wal-Mart for starters but the fact that you are now alienating their OWN customers?? So, for this price they wanted the $229 + the local California sales tax on $529 + the $18 upgrade fee = $289.23 out the door… AAAANNND… $15 per month for 20 months ($300).

    I left the store aggravated and bewildered… I then drove to Wal-Mart and asked for the SGSII as an upgrade and they said that will be $198.99+ local sales tax = $214.86 out the door ($18 upgrade will appear on your next bill), DONE!! What is the issue with T-Mo nowadays, are they trying to commit suicide??

    • Anonymous

      well if you went with the value plan, you do realize you would have been saving a ton of money per month compared to what you were paying, right?????  the discount is on the plan per month, not the phone

  • Drew

    I don’t know who the Marketing Director is or who signed off on these “deals” but they are absurd. My situation: 7yr customer, family plan and due an upgrade. Just went off contract (wife still had a year left on our contract). I go in on Monday to basically keep my same plan (Classic Unlimited) and just sign a two year deal…yada, yada. I wanted the SGSII and as an upgrade I’ve done this several times. Yes it’s $30 more than usual (and anyone else for that matter) but what the hell…

    The $229 price from what I was told is for the VALUE PLAN ONLY!!!! Does T-Mo not realize they’re being undercut by Best Buy and Wal-Mart for starters but the fact that you are now alienating their OWN customers?? So, for this price they wanted the $229 + the local California sales tax on $529 + the $18 upgrade fee = $289.23 out the door… AAAANNND… $15 per month for 20 months ($300).

    I left the store aggravated and bewildered… I then drove to Wal-Mart and asked for the SGSII as an upgrade and they said that will be $198.99+ local sales tax = $214.86 out the door ($18 upgrade will appear on your next bill), DONE!! What is the issue with T-Mo nowadays, are they trying to commit suicide??

  • Bklynman

    All of you,that are putting down people because Tmobile won’t give free phone to anyone. I have to ask why won’t they? In today Daily News,ad for RadioShack,aVerizon Samsung Stratosphere,free with new or upgrade 2yrs. and a $30month data package. Now I don’t how good this phone is to SG2 or HTC Amaze. In the $500 phone for free.(it is only for today 11/23.) What does Tmobile give to people that don’t mind being under contract? Nothing! Like Drew said,Tmobile is being undercut by offline and online company’s.
    Wirefly has the GS2 for $199.00 for a upgrade,The Amaze for $229.00,MT4GSide $99.00 all for a upgrade. Tmobile,upgrade price GS2 $229,Amaze$259.MTG4Side$149. You have to wonder why,and ask your this,Why can’t Tmobile do this??? Can anyone answer this????

    • Timothy Desaules

      Because Wirefly and alot of these other companies are RETAILERS, and often screw up your account, costing you extra money.  They will put the higher rate plans on your bill, and it takes months to fix.  I am always fixing peoples accounts that dont come to corporate stores.

      • Bklynman

        Is this also true for store like Target and Best Buy? I checkout Target,like Rdkviper,didn’t see the SG2 for $29.99,but they had the same prices as Wirefly.
        Why can’t Tmobile have one day sale like Radioshack had? Maybe they can’t do it for all their phones,they can for MYT4GSide. Or even that overrated HTC Sen. with the bad speaker,now some people are complaining that the os on that phone is acting up. Is that phone soon to become the next G2X for tmobile? Due for upgrade for sometime now,waiting to see what come Tm way in Jan,someone wrote (that works for them on here) The G3 is due out in Jan. Waiting to see if it is. If not,will go down to Target or Best buys,or even Wal-mart,and get a phone for the lowest price possible. If the other 3 cell companies can give there customers free phones why not Tmobile?

    • Drew

      Normally I would not have a clue at all as to why but this makes sense to me now. I would lean towards an article that just came out about how T-Mo is setting some money aside for their Executives if the merger/acquisition goes final.

      http://www.phonearena.com/news/T-Mobile-saving-cash-for-AT-T-merger_id23955

    • Wlfinancial

      I have the classic family plan. I bought 3 new HTC Sensation for $78.88 each at walmart and got $300 in walmart gird card. Technically the phonrs were free. I have extra money to pay for the $18 upgrade fee per line. I did not change my plan, the same $10 extra for data per line. Tell me if T-mobile store can offer similar deals for long term customer looking for nice upgrade phones.

      • Anonymous

        You made my case! I checkout Sam Club,Costo,they both had prices cheaper than 
        Tmobile. Come Jan,if The G3,is not out by then I will get my get my upgrade from either, Target SamClub ,Costo,or WalMart! Stapes for Black Friday Had SG1 for 1penny! If Samsung had gave that phone a flash,I would pick it up in a heart beat! No tmobile only give deals to new customers,the hell with the old ones!

  • Aimmyvang

    This has nothing to do with them not discounting a phone this goes beyond that. I have been withT-Mobile since 2002 their customer service was always great but now since the talk to the merger they dont seem to care about their customers which is sad exspecialy their long term customers. I know that they can do better then what they are doing they just dont want to. They love to collect our money every month for the service that we use if we did not pay they would be shut down.

  • http://twitter.com/evanisnuts Evan Pickens

    Is it just me or does the T-Mobiles process remind you of buying a car? It shouldn’t be this complicated to signup for cell service. You get better value from any prepaid provider these days. 

    • Foxeh

      When I last upgrade my phone with a 2-year contract extension, it was MUCH worse than the process of buying my last car. It was downright deplorable. I’m not going to relive the details, but if it wasn’t for Customer Loyalty not only correcting everything but also letting me keep the phone for a song, I would be on Verizon right now (as I did have my escape plan all planned out).

      Oh Magenta…

  • Anthony Sarno

    Someone tell my if I got this right. . My contract is up  so I am due for an upgrade at tmobile. I can buy the phone today for $199 at Best Buy or I can buy the phone at T-Mobile for $199 after rebate plus taxes on $500+ plus 15 dollars per month for 20 months?
    Why would anyone buy it at t-mobile?

    • Anonymous

      because at best buy the plan is 79.99 for unlimited everything and 2gb data. at tmo its 59.99 for the same thing and a phone payment for 20 months of 15 making it 74.99 for 20 months and 59.99 after that.

      • Occupytruth

        The plans are both available at T-Mobile. the 60 dollar plan he speaks of is the value and the 80 is the classic (bestbuy will prob only have this one). 80 = discount 60 = full price for the phone.  Best thing to do is go to T-Mobile get yourself the value plan and buy a phone for fullprice else where if you can afford it because T-Mobile’s full price on the phones are overpriced.

        • Anonymous

          You are incorrect. The full price at the Tmobile retail store is almost always less than Walmart and best buy because they don’t make money on the phone itself. most phones at Walmart are $50 to $100 more full price

        • Miro

          oh Tmobile makes money on the phone, it’s sold at MSRP. 3rd party vendors like Walmart add on top of the Tmobile MSRP, they most often have minimum monthly plan and data requirements AND their own early termination fees if you cancel or modify within 181 days of starting service trough them

        • Occupytruth

          Never said anything about buying it at Wal-mart or Bestbuy. I said “elsewhere” I.E: Ebay/Craigslist. Nothing to worry about as long as the box is sealed and matches the IMEI.

        • Joplin

          Eh, Tmo doesn’t block IMEIs anyway, so you’re pretty much set buying secondhand. Just went through this with a Tmo rep, trying to figure out how a pawn shop could’ve sold my (blocked) stolen phone.

  • http://twitter.com/Mupsycho Enrique Almaguer

    Tmo is hanging themselves by the balls, trying to sterilize themselves just to prove that they will be better off with an ATT merger.

  • Lu

    here’s the thing tho, everything with TMO is so complicated…you guys are doing math comparing 0.01 phones nd AT&T plans comparing em to T-Mobiles with the EIP, etc, etc…selling a plan to a customer takes 10 minutes just to explain, it shouldn’t be that way, they have to dumb it down.  The basic everyday customer just wants a free or cheap phone, both activations and upgrades.  The Amaze shouldn’t cost more than the S2, the Amaze shouldn’t cost more than an iPhone, neither should the S2…like the pricing on T-Mobiles end is horrible.  Don’t they know people hate rebates? black Friday is for the customer to feel as if they got a good deal, yet there not walking out with one.  Instant rebates, waive upgrade fees(on classic), add a line and get a free phone…like I don’t get why all the web deals are great and offer free phones, yet you go into a store and there’s nothing they can do for you, not because they don’t want to, just that the company is becoming there own worst enemy.  

    • Anonymous

      ok, so whats stopping you from going to walmart and getting the  phone on the classic plan for  $148 or whatever it is there and getting the $100 card? 

      • Lu

        not talking about me, i’m talking about in general when it comes to TMO and it’s pricing.  

        • Occupytruth

          I dont think he understands general statements lol. Plus your talking about value not classic smh.

        • Occupytruth

          classic not value*

      • Occupytruth

        I  think that was his point….. You shouldn’t have to go to walmart.

        • Anonymous

          You don’t. It’s still less expensive getting it through the Tmobile store. You pay less per month on your bill with a value plan.

      • Miro

        I could be wrong but at Walmart if you want the phone at a certain price you have to get a specific Tmobile (or other carrier) plan

        • Anonymous

          Yeah they have the classic plan only

  • http://twitter.com/Kevniv Kevin N

    Tmo kind of getting hammered by the $0 smart phones from the big three!!

  • Sexy Esha62

    Thia is deal im lookin for cus I have no money at all

  • Jrmjraymond

    This is bullshit you get billed until you pay full price of the device. They don’t tell you until you’re locked in a contract…

  • miro

    don’t nobody forget that many times getting cheaper phones is tied to minimum monthly plan requirement and/or minimum data requirement … i.e minimum $79/month plan and minimum $30 data per month or pice goes up.

    Also 3rd party vendors have their own early termination fees so you could be looking at $500 in ETFs per line vs $200+tax on Tmobile

  • maestroalvarez

    Does anyone know if BestBuy will offer T-Mobile’s two-day deal for the Sammy phones on the 16th and 17th? You know that when there’s a rebate involved, typically BestBuy Mobile gives you an INSTANT rebate. That would mean that you could go to BestBuy Mobile to pick up your Samsung Galaxy S III and pay only the activation (and taxes?) for the line.

  • CGC

    unfortunately people do care about the price of the phones and t-mobile lacks to care and consideration of their loyal customers who want to upgrade yet do not want to pay retail to do so