T-Mobile Offering Square Payment Readers With 4G Smartphone Upgrades?

Here’s one we didn’t see coming…T-Mobile is unveiling a promotion this week by partnering up with mobile payment operator, Square. T-Mobile is offering its business users an upgrade plan allowing them to buy a 4G smartphone and select unlimited talk, text and data for $69.99 with a two-year contract.

Along with the purchase of the smartphone and selection of the rate plan, T-Mobile is including a free Square mobile payment credit card reader with the 4G smartphone upgrades. This is the first promotion from Square with a mobile carrier and I’m betting Square hopes this will provide some nice publicity for their service.

No word on when this promotion begins or ends or if it will ever come to the consumer side of things but we’re certainly glad to see T-Mobile being pro-active on the business front hoping to offer a leg up on the competition.

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  • Some guy

    I like it. Great marketing! 

  • NO 2 ATT

    Great, so now pimps and whores can use mobile payments.

    • Pimp4life

      i make all my ho use mobile payments…its classy

      • Realcool2000

        We all know ur the real ho.

        U should change ur screenname to “loser for life” or “wish I was a real man” or ” I’m making up for all my inadequacies with my screen name ” something that shows the real you….

        Its easy to spot a fake gangsta or sorry excuse for person because they always show everyone how stupid they are, why do they do this…well cause they are stupid…..and you have openly shown that you are both with your screen name and your post.

        So take my advice and change ur name to something more appropriate like ” sukamadefool” or “myface always hurts from being bitchslapped” ( this last one gets my vote for you )

        Now go back to pretending ur a pimp or a martial arts action hero whatever it is that gets u thru the day, but stop comin on here with that fake fronting screenname and ignorant offending posts.

        Ps. Stop acting like a fool and ur face won’t b so red and swollen 3 times out of each month.

        School is over….if u need another session let me know

        • Ramon

          I don’t know what was said that offended you so much cause the fart was removed, but was it really that bad?

        • Realcool2000

          I explained very clearly what offended me Ramon, and cause u missed it , I explained it again.

        • NO 2 ATT

          Ok, I was the fool who started this thing, and when I started it, it was all tongue in cheek, and very sarcastic, obviously someone didn’t catch the sarcasm.  I did it in light hearted fun, but a few people must not have seen the humourous side of things. 

        • Realcool2000

          Thanks for owing up to it. Props for explaining and keeping it real. Ill be leaving the subject alone now.

          Back to phone talk….I agree ….No to AT n T all the way!

        • ThePimpOfTech

          I really wish I understood what your dilemma is? There are a lot of problems in the world and you chose to be the screen name vigilante as your vindication. oooo k

          We often take a word that has had good and bad connotations and changed it over time. Speech is a man-made invention. There was no tablet of gold delivered by the hand of God so before the word Pimp was created was there never a person that organized prostitution? And really, prostitution is only as bad as you want it to be. Tell that to a woman who enjoys her line of work and needs someone to protect her. I don’t call the Bunny Ranch on HBO to be the most perfect representation but what gives you the right to define a person who provides pleasure and the cashier and businessman who runs it with such moral obligation to vilify and demonize everyone who coughs the word pimp?I have news for you, you don’t get to dictate moral legislation and by all means, if you see a person, male or female, getting raped, I implore you to stop it. Otherwise, I feel you have legislated morality enough here, please drop it completely and talk about something more topical like tmo news.

        • RC2KTheMoralPimp

          I like the metaphor in your name. He may not get it nor do I think he’ll stop. O well, this guy’s posts are quite entertaining. I think he watched the movie Super one too many times. *grabs popcorn and waits for more*.

          “Screen Name Vigilante”… priceless and perfect! Thank you for that.

  • http://twitter.com/sizhuang1986 Si Zhuang Lai

    Square is free already…. How could this be an offer? lol I got my Square reader few days ago.

    • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

      But the free one you get from square’s website is white….. the black
      ones are the retail version sold at a few places such as T-mobile
      stores. Best Buy also has the black one for $9.99 and you get $10
      credited to your account once you enroll making it free.

  • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

    Delete

  • Anonymous

    @#$% that! Where is ISIS already?

    • http://www.joshrobertnay.com Respawn

      We have ISIS in Salt Lake City. It’s awesome.

      • Anonymous

        ISIS with your phone?  Or one of those credit cards?

    • Realcool2000

      I told u I would cut u some slack, but u gotta get rid of your frontin screen name dude. U ain’t no pimp and its offending that u use that screen name….u are obviously immature.

      Change it up and I won’t start w u.

      Unless u really are a pimp and somehow are so interested in your off time from taking advantage of weak women to go online and discuss and give ur opinion of tmobile and cel phones.

      If u where a kid that just doesn’t know better whatever, but u said u were married…so I’m asuming ur wife doesn’t know u use this screen name ( which denotes her as ur working girl ).

      Basically its like this….So if ur wife don’t know u run around calling urself pimpstrong then then that makes u the opposite of a pimp ( a fake fronting little wannabe, cause if u r a real pimp ur wife would darn well know what’s up ) ….or she does know that u use that screen name and she’s just too weak or ignorant to to say anything and has no idea what woman went thru to get equal rights….and should be ashamed of herself….

      So which is it?

      1. Are u real pimp that is a disgusting peice of trash,

      2. some fake wannabe that hides his screen name from his wife on a forum,

      3. or some fake wannabe that has an ignorant wife that knows u have this screen name and should definitely drink a can of “get some self respect” and then go educate herself on why not let her husband call himself a pimp….( unless the answer is #1 and she’s your working girl, in that case she has liitle say in what u call urself )

      So looks like u have some choices in answering but its gonna be one those 3….tinytot

      But if you are some 16 year old kid then ur off the hook, cause its ur parents job to educate u and make u act right….

      You just let me know which one these characters u are….

      but regardless, change ur screen name its offending just a racial slur

      got it…..my benighted, and simple minded little friend?

      • TMOTECH

        You have real deep seeded issues. You were either touched by your daddy or  your mommy sheltered you under her skirt so you are offended by everything. Go spend your time worrying about other important things. not what other peoples screen names are. 

        Douche

        • Anonymous

          Thx Tech.  I’ve had this screen name here and there for nearly a decade and have never came across this kind of… I don’t even know what to call his position honestly.  

          Kinda creepy.

        • Realcool2000

          I spelled out my position. If u don’t understand it by now, then u r just hiding behind ignorance and can’t rebuttal my acusations. Which is fine it just proves my point that have at you have no backbone and don’t stand behind things u say , I called u a fake and said the use of your screen name is offensive.

          What u have to say about it? Are u a real pimp or just a fake who doesn’t take what they call themselves seriously?

        • Anonymous

          Thing is, you’ve become my personal troll and you act like the usage of the word Pimp in my screen name is offending you when in fact it is not and you are using that as one of your excuses to attack me.

          If you feed a troll then they come back fore more.  You sir just keep coming back unfed trying to make yourself feel better.

          I will oblige one of you’re questions and one only.  My wife does know that I blog behind the name PimpStrong.

          The funny thing is that you seem to be getting your panties in a knot while she could care less.  Yeah, you’re REAL cool.  Bro.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Thanks everyone, that’s enough. The name is just a name…let’s move on.

        • Realcool2000

          Its your forum Dave, I respect that. I’m leaving the subject alone now.

        • Realcool2000

          You say I have issues but u just stated that I was touched by my dad or my mommy sheltered me under her skirt. Sounds like u are the one with anger issues my friend. There was no need to take it there.

          Why are you so mad about what I said to pipsqeak…..

          If something is offending to me I have the right say something about it and I never went so far as to try to offend the man by saying things he was touched by his dad as u have said…that’s just way above not cool.

          I expounded on his chosen screen name that means something that he is or isn’t representing and if he is representing the pimp name then he’s. A shady character and if he is using the name lightly then he is a fake and needs someone to let him know it. If any women think its ok for him to use the name then they need to understand what the name means and about what womens rights mean.

          Anyway tmotech your was saturated in hipocracy.

          I call it like it is and I’m the bad guy ….whatever.

      • Ramon

        WTF! Since you’re talking about names your post was anything but RealCool. Why does how another individual refer to themselves bother you so much? And if you were RealCool you would know the worst pump is used in more ways than what you stated. Ever seen a little TV show called Pump My Ride.

        Now I assume that maybe you got upset cause of some twisted sense of morality. I say twisted cause you definitely crossed the line when you started talking about the man’s wife.

        That was just UNcool, REALCOOL2000.

        • Realcool2000

          Yeah what ever, I’m just callin it like it is. The use of the name pimp is offending plain and simple. We all know what it means and just because its become slang for everyone to use to try and sound cool doesn’t change the fact that it means taking advantage of women or getting over on someone.

          Think I’m trippin but the DICTIONARY defines it as someone that peddles flesh, a dispicable person…..etc……yeah the dictionary, so don’t act like I’m twisting things.

          There’s a lot of slang that hits the street and lines are crossed, the biggest example is the N word and we all know darn well that wouldn’t be tolorated as a screen name even tho it suppossedly is used to be OTHER WAYS descriptive in non negative ways but we all know its negative.

          Now look here anyone that was offended by my post listen up….the word pimp is offensive period. Just cause everyone wants to feel cool and say it doesn’t make it mean something other than its origional definition.

          Now I’m not calling myself something that should be offensive to my wife or something that I’m not.

          I’m calling the guy out on the truth of his chosen name its not my fault he chose it, if he had an iota of understanding he would have chosen another screen name

          Ramon u want to side with pipsqweak go ahead, maybe u need his services , but remember he’s fake so go look somewhere else.

        • Realcool2000

          Btw…all I said about his wife was that either she don’t know he uses that screen name or if she’s cool with it then she needs to get some self respect and educate herself….and I pointed out how it denotes his wife while using that name.

          I mean if u call urself a pimp and u have a wife then its obvious the implications so don’t act like I was all dissing his wife , pimpstrong did that all by himself with his screen name and doesn’t need any help from me to disrespect her…

  • Anonymous

    Another “meh” marketing tactic from T-Mobile…

  • Joelflores3

    I use square and their card reader is FREE so what kind of deal is it when you get something free that is already Free?? This is just stupid, a way for uninformed people to feel like they are getting a good deal when they are obviously not. T-Mobile should be ashamed

  • Ramon

    What?! I have two square card readers both of which were absolutely free. Even the shipping was free so don’t see the big deal here. Oh wait, its black. Seriously if you are getting a card reader to actually do business, I guarantee the color doesn’t matter, I could care less as long as I can collect my money from my clients. These have also been given out at Apple stores too.

  • ValuePlan_Fan

    The Square card readers are free and they are not free.  Go to their web site and ask for one; FREE.  Go to Best Buy and ask for one; $9.99.  I don’t know if Best Buy is still doing the same price, but it was advertised for $9.99 at Thanksgiving time with all the black Friday deals.  That’s where I got this price from.  So congrats to T-Mobile for taking something that they could charge for, and providing it for free.  There is most likely some cost involved to make these available at the retail stores (shipping, paperwork to track the devices for setting up the processing to the correct account, etc).  So like the Value Plans, T-Mobile shows the real cost to the consumer and tries to keep things reasonable.  Kudos to T-Mobile on this one.