Breaking Down The Handset Cost For T-Mobile’s Valentine’s Day Sale

With the news that T-Mobile’s Saturday “Cupid’s Arrow Hits Mark” sale is officially live, we’ve received two very useful price guides for both Classic Plan and Value plan smartphone/tablet pricing. If you’re looking at a phone purchase for Saturday’s sale but aren’t sure how much you’ll be shelling out-of-pocket, these charts are for you. Mail-in rebates will range anywhere from $10.00 to $400.00 depending on the smartphone or tablet choice with Value Plan Equipment Installment Plans ranging from $3.00 to $20.00 per month. Qualifying upgrade customers will need to have 22+ plus months tenure to qualify for Classic Plan pricing. Qualifying plans include Individual Plans, Family Plans, Add-a-lines, Mobile Broadband and Small Business lines.

As an extra bonus, T-Mobile is offering a Buy 2 Get 1 Free Accessory promotion in addition to this one-day only sale. I’m told this accessory special offer has been ongoing but we’re highlighting it again for this Saturday in particular.

Take a look at the pricing tables below for a better look at the special offers going on this weekend for T-Mobile’s “Cupid’s Arrow Hits Mark” sale. Also, don’t forget to check out the first marketing spot with Carly and Cupid.

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  • http://adamusprime.tumblr.com/niccagehead Don’t Really Care

    aww… Tmo appreciates me as a customer and they told me so.  How nice.  A nice note is so much better than securing better handsets like the iPhone, Nokia Lumia 800/900 or one of HTC/Sammie’s latest Android phones.  Nah, just keep selling cheap mid-range phones and write more thank you notes.

  • GuestGuy

    What does monthly EIP stand for?

    • Sam

       Equipment Installment Plan

    • rvg911

      equipment installment plan 

  • guest

    Slightly off topic (and I’m sorry for that), but I haven’t been able to get this quetion answered by T-Mobile.  My daughter’s phone was recently stolen. If I add a line on Saturday and get her a new phone, can I somehow get it put on her old phone number instead of whatever new one they give me?

    • Liz

      Yes.. just get a SIM card for her old number and stick it in the new phone.   No problems there.   Although, you’re going to be paying for another line. Unless you have someone else who can use the new line. 

    • Jessicafloyd

      Yes but you will be contracted for two years on that new line

    • CoreyP375

      It’s also open enrollment month on insurance so you could add the insurance and call the insurance company. It would only cost you the deductible but that would be less than having another line for 2 years.

  • Anonymous

    Like CRT24 indicates this plans are not for everybody, even though I have been for more than 10 years with t-mobile they never give anything for free or even a price break, which I respect they stick to their promotions and period. This promotion is not good for me and my family it is to expensive full of gimmicks and conditions (smoke and mirrors) beside or the phones are to large or they are not got enough at least for me the perfect phone in my case is Samsung s 4G I Like the I features and functions but now it is to old to commit for a 2 years with something that is 2 years old technology.

  • Newbie

    So, If the data plan is 5GB, will t-mobile throttle after 200 MB? or is 5GB really 4G Speeds???

    • Jessicafloyd

      5gb means 4g speeds up to 5gb then will be throttled.

  • Newbie

    Also its says, its 34.99 if you have a small business….can someone explain the eligibility?

    • Jessicafloyd

      Yes that is true. If you purchase the galaxy s2 on a business value rate plan you receive unlimited talk, text and web for $35 for the first year. After that the reg. rate is $49.99

  • http://twitter.com/cielomoreno127 Solo lo traga

    Guess, I’m not a valued customer. I never got this emal, lol!

  • Randy

     i have  the family plan, 5 lines for $79.99 for $1500 mins, $30 add a
    line fee for 3 lines. used to be free for about a year. $20 unlimited
    family text.   preferred data on 2 lines $20 each& $10 for 200mb
    data on one line, didn’t need data on the other 2 lines. I renewed
    contracts last July, 2011.

    Is there any deal i can go for this feb 11th? if we can’t get free phones, what about  cheaper rates?
    thanks for any suggestions and advice here!

  • Midpro2

    Yes and that is why postpaid customers are leaving………

  • andy

    I don’t know how these deals can help me? I have been out of contract for more then a year, I am on even plus plan with 50 unlimited talk! I like to upgrade and get into smartphone and dataplan! whats my best option?
     

    • Drew

      You will loose the Even Plus as they don’t offer it anymore. You will have to sign up with one of the plans available. The good deal about this promotion is that you are not paying for the phone, which is usually over a 100 dollars for a good one.

      • andy

        I just found out that i would only be eligible for $75 plan and pay the full price of phone! What type of offer is that? Tmobile is fooling people!

  • el palomo

    is this in stores only or online too?

    • Drew

      In stores only.

    • Xyz

      I was told you can also do it over the phone, but you can’t do it on line.

  • Zee

    After a lot of research, I have come to understand that this sale is not at all a sale. I’d rather buy a phone from CL and then switch to Value Plan than to get into this whole EIP, down payments and MIR crap.

    • Dunyamunya

      You will not be able to switch to value plan is you got your phone through Classic less then 2 years ago. They will make you pay the difference for the phone. In other words, if you got Sensation for free today and are on Classic plan and decide to change to Value 2 months later, you will end up paying for the phone around 500 bucks (price of the monthly payment prorated). How do I know? I tried and that is the answer I got.

  • andy

    any sales tmobile running is just a full of crap for Loyal customers! I get similar deal from ATT with iphone, why the hack should i keep paying t mobile? Its f***ing ridicules

  • Jlmeyer9476

    I am done with Tmobile. I had a piece of crap Vibrant that I ended up getting replaced FOUR times and the last time I actually got a HTC sensation instead. Well, we had a death in the family, a little baby boy as a matter of fact so you could imagine that remembering to return the phone was the last thing on my mind. Well I looked at my new bill today and there is a charge for $359.77. So I called tmobile trying to explain the situation, even admitted it was my fault that I forgot to mail the phone back due to obvious unforeseen circumstances and even though I have been with tmobile for 5 years now would not work with me at all. I explained the phone was packaged and ready to go but they said they could not help me at all. I talked to a csr, then a supervisor, and last customer retention to no avail. Looks like I will be heading someplace new tomorrow instead of dealing with this horrible company. Customer loyalty obviously doesnt matter to these people. Jlmeyer9476@yahoo.com

    • Randy

       this is another reason why TMO is going down the hill to sink in the mud .
      post that on their facebook page and ask them not to delete your post.

    • rvg911

      just send the phone back and they will cancel that charge from your account get in contact with costumer care 

      • JLMEYER9476

        Do you think that would work?I was wondering if that would work because then, if they kept the phone I feel they would HAVE to take that charge off of my account or otherwise send me the phone back.

    • Anonymous

      I totally agree with you. I feel your pain. I’m trying to get them to give us phones that actually work and cust loyalty refuses. I was told by cust. loyalty that loyalty is only as good as the length of your last contract. I’ve been with them for 15 years and they dont care.

    • http://www.facebook.com/iiJecire @Jecire

      My condolences for your passing , but I dont agree with you. You got a fee because you failed to comply with a stated company policy. Could be any policy any company any service. Consumers need to be more aware & adapt to what they are actually agreeing to. You got a fee for failure not because the person who clocks in @ a call center is telling you what T-Mobile USA & you agreed to does;t have empathy for your death. You get 14/15 days? right so I lost 3 family members in 2 weeks. I still paid my mortgage went to work school etc I cant get mad I get a late fee on “my” credit card for “my” oversight its a consequence to every action these companies dont care about us dont you see people see that? Be smarter than them that is all Im saying to avoid situations as such & being @ their mercy. If you are completly dissatisfied then LEAVE why call complain & argue with a”supervisor” who’s doing nothing but saying whatever to get you OFF the phone to deal with the next ridiculous person

  • http://twitter.com/ESZ_CoreyP Corey Piquette

    the majority of the phones that are nearing EOL are made by HTC. HTC is cutting back in 2012 because they are not happy having so many devices on the market. This was posted on TMOnews a few weeks ago. it is NOT T-Mobile that is pulling these devices. Also, just because a phone is nearing end of life does not mean that it is going to be out of stores soon, and T-Mobile, as well as all carriers provide support for devices LONG after they are done being carried in their stores. Relax

    • CoreyP375

      This was supposed to be a reply to an earlier post, sorry for its misplacement. 

  • Daddym469

    Absolutely Nothing You said made any sense…You are obviously a company man, so your loyalty bleeds. Listen up T mobile blood brother, I don’t care what you say, ALL OF THE NONSENSE THAT HAS BEEN IMPLIMENTED TO JUSTIFY HOW SWEET THE VALUE PRICE PLAN IS…NOT WORTH ALL THE TRICKERY THAT HAS GONE DOWN SINCE THE VALUE PLAN STARTED…THOSE SAVING CARRY A PRICE THAT EXCEEDS WHAT A GOOD DEAL IS SUPPOSED TO BE…WHY WOULD YOU DEFEND RETAIL PRICE CHANGES THAT’S RETAIL FRAUD, THERE WAS NO REASON TO JUSTIFY CHANGING THE PRICING ON THE TWO HIGHER END PHONES, OTHER THAN PURE GREED. ITS NOT OUT FAULT THEY CANT KEEP UP WITH THE OTHER MAJOR CELL CARRIERS, OVERPRICING THE PHONE IS NOT THE WAY TO BRING IN BUSINESS, AND YOU CAN GO TO H…COMPLANY TRASH!

  • bubba

    OK so my wife bought two of these Samsung G2 last night before seeing this.  Any idea if we can call or go in on Saturday and get this deal.  We paid the same price would just need to qualify for the new rebate?  I hope I do not have to return and repurchase.

    • Michael Prentice

       But did you get a 5GB data plan or higher? If you didn’t, then you would end up paying more by buying it through this sale.

    • Janelle74 Js

      Not sure – I do know u have 30 day no obligation to return – at Christmas time I ordered 2 G2′s which were free then 3 days later they had the sensation & my touch for free & they did the exchange with no questions asked

  • Michael Prentice

    This isn’t really a sale at all unless you want a high end data plan, which most users don’t. And you also must want unlimited minutes rather than 1000 minute plans which are $10 a month cheaper. It is just another marketing gimmick to get people excited about cheap entrance prices and then stick them with higher monthly fees.

    Why not just have real discounts or none at all? The plans are already cheap and flexible. Is there a need to make things more complex and annoying? Maybe the marketing weasels just can’t help themselves!

  • Rdelar01

    I’m looking into getting an Amaze and/or SGII for my parents tomorrow.  As the chart shows, these require the 5GB data plan.  Can I sign up with the 5GB plan, then after some time, downgrade to a lower data plan?  If so, what is the minimum time?  I want to be prepared for tomorrow!  Thanks.

    • Guest

       After you receive the rebate you can drop back down to the 2GB plan

  • Rose

    Can I get a new phone tomorrow and then later on, when the rebate kicks in, drop it back down to 2GB of data and limited minutes?

    • Guest

       yes

  • guest

    Hmm this sounds great but I have “Unlimited Loyalty for Families” plan.  Seems like I wouldn’t be able to get a handset.  Not cool.

     

  • Erika

    Will deposit still be required?

  • Dab1174

    I feel that T-Mobile is offering a great deal. My only issue is the whole Mail in Rebate aspect of the deal. Why not just make it an instant rebate. I feel with the instant rebate you will not have many people questioning the higher data plans. 

  • Anonymous

    Does this deal even works with Value plan? I understand that the screen shot of the break down is posted here, but on T-Mobile’s site that is advertising this sale, they only mention classic and not a single word on the word “value”.

    Anyway, assuming that it does, how would this work with Family plans?

  • Melemac

    i’m on a family value plan 1000minutes, unlimited text and simple data. can i change to the required Unlimited family value plan and data just to get the rebate then change my plan back to the 1000minutes after i receive the rebate? (i know my 2 year contract will be renewed.. sigh..)

    • Anonymous

      I went to the store and asked about this.   I don’t think you can mess with the voice/text part of the contract (because that sets alot of pricing structure).  But I think you can change data usage 200 to 5gb every month.

  • aaron

    I called t mobile for my upgrade option: they said its gonna be 74.99 and $20 for 20 months for phone installment! What kind of stupid promotion is that? I have been with tmobile for 10yrs! thats what thy give you? to hell with them!