T-Mobile Pushes Out Statement, Valentine’s Day Sale Website Now Live

Just as we expected, T-Mobile has released details for their upcoming “Cupid’s Arrow Hits Mark” one day only sale on Saturday, February 11th. So whether or not your loved one lives under the same roof or miles away, T-Mobile wants you to stay connected. Since we justy highlighted a bit about this deal we’ll just get right into the press release explaining all the terms and conditions you should know for this upcoming Saturday and makes sure you read all the way through! Don’t forget to hit up the link to the T-Mobile Valentine’s Day website sale showing off all the phones and tablets on sale.

 

Cupid’s Arrow Hits Mark: T-Mobile Offers Free 4G Phones to Celebrate Valentine’s

For one day only, on Feb.11, all of T-Mobile’s 4G smartphones and select mobile broadband devices are free with the switch to a qualifying two-year plan

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Feb. 7, 2012 — In the spirit of the season, T-Mobile USA, Inc. will show consumers lots of love with another jaw-dropping promotion for its “Valentine’s Day Sale.” For one day only, Saturday, Feb. 11, T-Mobile will give customers the chance to get their hands on the latest 4G smartphones and select tablets for free, making a perfect gift for loved ones or themselves. The promotion includes T-Mobile’s fastest 4G smartphones and select tablets running on America’s Largest 4G Network® such as the Samsung Galaxy S II1 and the T-Mobile® SpringBoard with Google™.

New and existing eligible customers can take advantage of this deal receiving their device for free after a mail-in rebate card when they sign up for a new two-year contract on any qualifying Classic Plan™2or for a $0.00 down payment after mail-in rebate card when signing up on a qualifying Unlimited Value™3 Plan.

“T-Mobile has a commitment to make the 4G experience affordable and accessible to everyone, so this sweet deal on smartphones and tablets is our Valentine’s gift to consumers,” said John Clelland, senior vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “No matter where loved ones live, T-Mobile wants to bring them closer with unlimited talking, photo sharing, video chatting, texting, and more.”

A recent online Omnibus survey4 with Harris Interactive found that four-in-ten (44%) of first time smartphone buyers in 2012 say the cost of the data plan associated with the smartphone is the most influential reason they have not purchased a smartphone before. The value for customers extends beyond the “Valentine’s Day Sale” as T-Mobile offers the best rate plan pricing on America’s Largest 4G Network.

The following is a sample of the exceptional devices available during the “Valentine’s Day Sale” if customers choose to sign up on a two-year Classic Plan:

The “Valentine’s Day Sale” will be available on Feb.11 at participating T-Mobile retail stores nationwide and T-Mobile will support the promotion with a national television advertising campaign. For more information about T-Mobile’s “Valentine’s Day Sale” and details about qualifying plans, visit http://bit.ly/z36M9c.

1 Devices must be supported with the following data requirements: voice phones: 200 MB data; most smartphones: 2 GB data; 42 Mbps devices (Amaze and Galaxy S II): 5 GB data.

2Standard upgrade eligibility rules apply for existing Classic customers that stay on a Classic plan; standard migration fees will apply for existing Classic customers that switch to a Value plan and have less than 18 months contract tenure.

3 $0 down payment offer not applicable in RI, CT, or Miami-Dade County, FL; customers in these regions will be eligible for a different offer. Equipment installment plans: On approved credit and 0 percent APR. Down payment and unfinanced portion required at purchase. Remaining balance paid in 20 monthly installments. Total post-rebate price of each device equals down payment amount plus monthly payment amount times 20.

4This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of T-Mobile USA from December 20-22, 2011 among 2,573 adults ages 18 and older, among whom 235 will be first time smartphone buyers in 2012, and 988 are current smartphone users who will remain smartphone users in 2012. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contactkmcfadzean@waggeneredstrom.com.

5Mail-in rebate not applicable in RI, CT, or Miami-Dade County, FL.

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  • Anonymous

    Finally a sale every customer can participate in!!!!

    • JBLmobileG1

      True. However if your an existing customer with an old grandfathered plan that you don’t want to give up your out of luck. Oh well, I am not eligible for an upgrade yet anyways.

  • RepInAl

    Terrible. As an employee, I’m very disappointed in the lack of support and sales for customers on grandfathered and classic plans. It’s almost like punishing people who have been with this company for a long time. If T-Mobile’s 2012 focus is to attack churn, they are going about it the wrong way. If anything, they are giving existing customers reasons to go elsewhere.

    • RepInAl

      To clarify, existing customers don’t like $250 MIR’s

      • Datjuliusboi

        They take almost 2 months to get the rebate!!!

        • Daddym469

          You are correct, maybe even longer, but the hope is that many won’t even return the rebate even at full refund. From experience rebates are designed to increase revenue. T mobile knows there will be a high percentage of rebates that wont be returned and some will simply be delayed to justify a denial…i’m not blowing smoke here…it’s so sad that many of you don’t wont to see this both ways…Remember you are buying a rebate at full price..it’s retail gambling at its worst…Here’s a sale: REMOVE THE DOWN PAYMENT AS A PORTION OF THE RETAIL PRICE AND SELL ME THE PHONE AT A LOWER PRICE. I KNOW IN MY F’N DREAMS!!

        • Living the dream

          The real reason for the down payment it to reduce fraud. If the out the door price was $0 everyone and their grandmother would try some kind of scam. As it is with these promotions there is a ton of fraud that comes out of the wood work. Look at if for what it is. A great deal on a phone, on one of the best plans on the market. If you dont see the value then you dont have to take advantage.

        • smylax

          Amen to this! You nailed it with the fraud piece. Having worked at stores with serious fraud problems, I can only imagine that like 50% of the handsets sold would have been fraud without MIR. Its actually taking the gambling OUT of the picture. Daddym469 is the worst kind of troll.

      • Daddym469

        This may be true, but on a classic plan that 250 plus tax is all you will owe at pos. The value customer will spend that, we’ll both wait for the rebate, you’ll be done(if) you get the rebate…I said if because the true ratio of rebates are actually low and thats what they hope for. Now back to me…im still on the hook for 400, paid out in 20 payments…but thats 649.99 for the same phone. For phones this expensive EVEN THE BREAK ON THE VALUE PRICING IS NOT ENOUGH..WOULD SOMEONE ELSE PLEASE ADMIT THIS.

        • Anonymous

          if you dont like paying less money, then dont.

        • smylax

          I see how much you troll, so I’m gonna stop feeding you after this. If you can’t do the BASIC math, I’m truly sorry. And if you don’t send in the rebate, that’s your fault, not the company’s… If you qualify and send it in filled out CORRECTLY, it won’t get denied…

        • Anonymous

          its $200 down on the value plan….. .read.

        • dee

          200+20×20=600 wtf

        • Anonymous

          yes…. which is the normal price of the phone. READ THE ARTICLE. you are forgetting the SALE. $200 Mail in Rebate. I swear….

        • Daddym469

          I INCLUDED THE STATE TAX WHERE I LIVE. THE PLUS TAX WAS THE ONLY TYPO….IN THE REAL WORLD TAX IS ANOTHER UNWANTED EXPENSE, AND THE TAX AMOUNT ON A VALUE RATE PLAN WOULD BE ON THE FULL AMOUNT BEFORE EIP. I FULLY UNDERSTAND MY PLAN AND HOW IT WORKS, THANK YOU.

      • smylax

        So they will go to other carriers, who also use MIRs? That’s not why customers leave…

    • Th3problem17

       i mean as an employee at the end of the day i don’t quite understand your post, as a company trying to make money your pushing people towards new plans where they usually get more for their money anyway and have to do a new agreement to get the phone anyway, I don’t know of any grandfathered plan that is so good that if u want a smartphone for free ur going to complain about how u  can’t keep your plan come on now.

      • Anonymous

        $5.99 Unlimited Tzones Web is so good that it overrides the free smartphone offer. You can’t beat $5.99 Unlimited, untethered 4G web, it doesn’t matter what phone or tablet is free (mail in rebate isn’t actually free anyway…) Once you let go of the $5.99 Unlimited Web….the phone bill costs begin to SKYROCKET!!!!! Seriously, on current limited data smarphone dataplan covers the cost of 4-5 lines of Unlimited 4G data.

        Sooooooo now you know of a granfathered plan that is so good.

        PS. I will never…NEVARRRRRR let go of my remaining 2 Tzones…muhuhuwwwaaa

        JK. 

      • guest

        Wrong.  I have a grandfathered plan which is less expensive, and gives me more, than any current plan T mobile offers.  I won’t give up this plan, even for a free phone.

        • JBLmobileG1

          Same here… read my post above for more details.

        • Anonymous

          just get your phones at sam’s club. no rebates and they will probably honor this sale

    • smylax

      As an employee too, your post makes no sense. Th3problem17 already made most of the points I was going to. Classic customers are obviously being included in this so that part of your post is pointless. As far as grandfathered plans, MOST, I know not all, are better off on the new plans anyways. And as far as customers who wouldn’t benefit, if their plan is that low, it doesn’t make financial sense to give them something for nothing. “Here Mr. Not Profitable Customer, let me give you a ton of discounts to make you Mr. Will Not be Profitable for Years!” Its the equivalent of someone who comes into a gas station and buys a small coffee every day for years, but then all of a sudden demands that without paying anymore he should receive a free breakfast sandwich everyday to go with it since he’s been a “loyal” customer. It makes NO SENSE. 

  • Rdelar01

    What’s up with the Miami-Dade mail-in rebate exception?!

    • smylax

      Those states/counties listed have laws that make don’t allow rebates at all, so pricing is always different there.

      • Rdelar01

        Thanks for the reply.  That must have changed recently, I had to put in for a rebate when i got my Sensation during the Father’s day promo…

  • Th3problem17

    Can’t wait to see the complaints about this one lol.

  • Respawn

    I’m loving this sale. Too bad I’d have to add a line in order to participate :P

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm…is this compatible with the old loyalty data plan?  That could turn into a deal-breaker.

    • Classic or Value Plans only.

    • Anonymous

      The Classic Plans are cheaper than the old Loyalty Plan.

      • JBLmobileG1

        Not in my case they’re not. I get 1,000 minutes with MyFavs for $39.99 with the new 10gb data bundle for $60 with the tethering and mobile life plus. 300 messages for $4.99 and a 15% discount through my work. Also the premium insurance and my bill is about $100 per month after taxes. And with Google Voice I technically have unlimited talk and regular text.

        • smylax

          That’s not the Loyalty plan… If it was, corporate discounts don’t apply to the loyalty plan…

  • Anonymous

    Someone help me out here.  In the example above they say if you sign a 2yr contract you can get the Springboard for $400 and you get a $400 rebate making it free. That’s all well and good.  But on T-Mobile site you can get the Springboard for $430 off contract.  So then, why the hell would anyone do this “deal”?

    • Daddym469

      James, what they did was reduce the Msrp by @29.99. I agree this is no deal, but here’s my take on what I think t mobile is saying in this case. Tablets are popular right now, but the ultimate tablet is still the ipad. So from a marketing strategy they are saying, here’s a decent tablet with an hd display for FREE, AFTER REBATE. From experience rebate sales have one goal and that goal is instant increased revenue. Like I said earlier, this is retail gambling at it’s worst because, they are only banking on the probability you or I won’t even proccess the rebate. i wish instead of using the rebate to raise revenue, why not just reduce the price of the devices and really give us a sale. Its a gamble..a very stupid one!

      • smylax

        Actually, you’re not really correct. Its not really gambling, except for the risk of fraud and those customers who won’t pay their bills. Your trolling is weak, go back to troll college. If its cheaper than what it normally is, its a sale, go read up on it, try wikipedia. They are offering devices cheaper than normal, hence it is a sale. 

        • riderdiechic

           well said smylax!!!

        • Daddym469

          Same to ya!! You to need to put your i pads down and charge the batteries in your I phones…neither of you are with T mobile, no way.

          Trolling…surely you made that up..well genius, Mr T mobile expert of the night.I have no research to do because if you are current subscriber to Tmobile you should know what a real sale looks like. I am on the Value plan which means, ANY device I get new from an actual T mobile dealer must be paid in full. I am not on the Classic plan…like you must be. Trolling or not The galaxy s 2 came out   $529.99, but now its 599.99….try that for some research…A sale to most usually implies an IMMEDIATE savings at the point of sale. While you’re attempting to be slick with me,You like so many act like you have your own T mobile…The T mobile that I know baited many of it’s long time subscribers into believing the value plan is the best thing ever…when idiots like you don’t even know what the EIP is or how many changes they have made to make up for the savings….we are all supposed to be so darn happy about….When I said it was a gamble it is. Have you ever dealt with claiming a rebate…do you even realize a very large percentage of these purchases will never see a rebate payment…This SALE is designed to make some fast cash off newbies and existing plan holders….how many SALES have you participated in that asks you to pay for the sales incentive upfront??? Maybe you and the dope below has money to bur
          n I dont.THE BOTTOM LINE THE REBATE IS NOT PROMISED, SOME WILL GET IT MANY WONT! YOU ARE NAIVE AND STUPID IF YOU BELIEVE OTHERWISE. They freakin changed the price of the phone and you talking about trolling..whatever rich boy!! It’s ridiculous that you guys leave comments but have nothing real to say…My t mobile sells the galaxy s2 for 649.99 with an option to defer 400$ of that to EIP, your T mobile said come on in and let me keep your $250..for a few months, and MAYBE…JUST MAYBE ILL SEND YOU A DEBIT CARD THAT MAY NOT EVEN BE GOOD FOR CASH….WAKE UP TROLL!!!

        • Daddym469

          Trolling…surely you made that up..well genius, Mr T mobile expert of the night.
          I have no research to do because if you are current subscriber to Tmobile you should know what a real sale looks like. I am on the Value plan which means, ANY device I get new from an actual T mobile dealer must be paid in full. I am not on the Classic plan…like you must be. Trolling or not The galaxy s 2 came out @c488138b6eb84742d3623fccc623cf5c:disqus  $529.99, but now its 599.99….try that for some research…A sale to most usually implies an IMMEDIATE savings at the point of sale. While you’re attempting to be slick with me,You like so many act like you have your own T mobile…The T mobile that I know baited many of it’s long time subscribers into believing the value plan is the best thing ever…when idiots like you don’t even know what the EIP is or how many changes they have made to make up for the savings….we are all supposed to be so darn happy about….When I said it was a gamble it is. Have you ever dealt with claiming a rebate…do you even realize a very large percentage of these purchases will never see a rebate payment…This SALE is designed to make some fast cash off newbies and existing plan holders….how many SALES have you participated in that asks you to pay for the sales incentive upfront??? Maybe you and the dope below has money to burn I dont.THE BOTTOM LINE THE REBATE IS NOT PROMISED, SOME WILL GET IT MANY WONT! YOU ARE NAIVE AND STUPID IF YOU BELIEVE OTHERWISE. They freakin changed the price of the phone and you talking about trolling..whatever rich boy!! It’s ridiculous that you guys leave comments but have nothing real to say…My t mobile sells the galaxy s2 for 649.99 with an option to defer 400$ of that to EIP, your T mobile said come on in and let me keep your $250..for a few months, and MAYBE…JUST MAYBE ILL SEND YOU A DEBIT CARD THAT MAY NOT EVEN BE GOOD FOR CASH….WAKE UP TROLL!!!

        • Ok, that’s enough with the troll name calling. Everyone move along!

    • This Way

      Because $430 is a lot more than Free. You could say the same for many phones too. But most customers do two year contracts for Free or discount devices worth 400 or less. It is actually the rare customer who buys the $500 – $600 phones from T-mobile.
       So to answer as honestly as possible…Tons of people would take free on a two year contract over $430 full cost to stay out of contract.

      When everyone starts paying $400 + for phones to stay off contrcat… then all wireless companies will become prepaid.

      • Anonymous

        Except it’s not free.  You’re stuck payong $30 a month for 2yrs or $720.  If I were going to pay $400 out of pocket I’d put out the extra 30 bucks and just use it on WiFi and be free to sell in in 6mos to get a newer device.  And you can’t campare this with getting a free phone since I’d still have to use it on network anyway.

        • Anonymous

          but why would you buy it to use on wifi only…… you do know that wifi only tablets exist, right?

        • smylax

          Exactly. If you want wifi only buy wifi only. I use my G-Slate everywhere so the data plan is a must for me, I could never survive and get my work done on wifi only.

        • Matthewsj

          This is still not a good deal.

        • Matthewsj

          I do and that’s kinda the point.  Why would anyone pay full price for this tablet and lock themselves into a 2yr contract when they can likely get a better tablet for the same money contract free? What makes more since to you? Get this so called free tablet and be stuck with it for 2yrs while paying $720 to use it.  Or, paying paying that same up front cost for a potentally better tablet that you can use for free for 6mos to a year then sell it and use that money towards a new tablet.  You’d have to be some kind of idiot to take this deal.

  • 1nonly

    What I really wonder is if the Classic is the better deal now than the value on two phones.  Because as I understand it, you would get the phone for free on the classic plan, and although it’s $20 more than the value, the difference in overall price seems less when the 2 years is up.  Am I wrong?
     

    • Anonymous

      it always comes out in favor of the value plan. you end up paying $5 less per line a month and at the end of 20 months, your bill goes down by $40 assuming you bought 2 gsII

    • smylax

      Like UglyPete said, the Value will always be cheaper. The only way Classic would be cheaper is if this sale was ONLY for Classic customers and Value had no specials. But its not, so its a moot point.

  • jeesh. i just bought a Galaxy SII last week. 

  • Abroomha

    Its good that they are offering this to new as well as existing customers. But, I am very happy with the plan I have now, and have no desire to add more data that I won’t use. I was with AT&T for 8 years before this switch and they were good for that.  They would always offer their specials to new and existing customers eligible for an upgrade.  However, when the smartphone craze began, they forced their customers into higher packages.  Hence, the reason I switched to TMobile.
    TMobile is the cheapest post paid provider, so I stay with them.  I have a great phone right now (Sensation 4G) I had to extend my contract and pay through the nose just to get this phone.
    I learned a lesson though.  I staid with AT&T too long.  I was a loyal customer, but when it came right down to it they weren’t loyal to me. So I switched. I will do the same again if I feel another company can fit my needs better.

    • Techhi

       I was also with ATT for 10 years and Now a Happy TMobile Monthly unlimited user – with a Galaxy S2 and love it  – better speeds no worries about going over the 2gb limit and cost much much less

  • Mrshides

    well if nothing else, hopefully a bunch of people get amaze and sgsII’s and it lowers the price for them on ebay.  I just switched to a value plan last week :(

    • Anonymous

      so get one with this sale?

  • Dudznyc

    LOL They don’t get it… FREE has nothing to do with Mail-In-Rebates.
    If someone has to pay out $249 out of pocket for a Blackberry Bold 9900 and wait about a month for a Mail-In-Rebate Store Credit Card, which by the way is only redeemable in a T-Mobile store it’s not a check which you can then deposit, then that’s bullshit and it’s not FREE.

    They’re pissing on us without even the courtesy of calling it rain. 

    • This Way

      its a Visa card that can be used anywhere Visa is accepted.

      • Daddym469

        But is it good for cash or only goods and services??

        • Andrew Singleton

          it cannot be used at an ATM, if that’s what you’re asking.

        • Spand

          so you can’t use it to pay for a hooker is what Bratty is asking, unless she takes visa

        • Bratty

          Use it anywhere a credit card is accepted. Its essentially like a debit card.

    • smylax

      Man there are a lot of trolls on here. Mistaking T-Mo for AT&T I see… the rebate cards are VISA and can be used ANYWHERE VISA is accepted. So you can pay bills, spend it wherever you like. To me, that’s good as cash. If I use it to pay my power bill, that’s $100 bucks in my bank account that wouldn’t have been there. All adds up the same…

    • PatheticLoser

      You’ve obviously never done one of TMo’s MIRs. They’re Visa cards you dimwit. 

  • On165

    What if im eligible for a partial upgrade. My full is in october

    • smylax

      You won’t get anything better than what you already qualify for. If you’re eligible in October, wait until November, I’m sure they’ll be holiday sales you can take advantage of. 

  • Josh

    again there is nothing for those of us that have over  1 year remaining contract?

     

    • Anonymous

      value plan. you will pay a migration fee, but it will probably be worth it.

    • smylax

      Is there every? You don’t qualify, you have to wait just like everyone else. Where is the business sense in allowing you discounts when you don’t qualify yet? Cell phone carriers are businesses who *GASP* have to make a profit. Giving you something for nothing is bad business, they would lose money.

  • Andrew Singleton

    my contract ends THE DAY BEFORE this sale. fml.

    • smylax

      ? Isn’t that a good thing since you’ll qualify?

      • Scarfacemario

        Yea it should be a good thing maybe he made a mistake ?

      • Anonymous

        i meant the day after, my bad. they would allow me to upgrade early but an “override” would not be eligible for a mail-in rebate, so i couldnt get the deal.

  • Lacedupct_chi

    In CT, RI, and dade county there is no MIR it is instant. It’s the law so all the phones will be free in store on classic plans.

    • smylax

      Yup, that is correct.

  • riderdiechic

    I’ll be in tmobile bright and early on saturday purchasing my samsung galaxy II.  Finally upgrading from my Nokia Nuron that’s ancient now.  WhoooHoooo

    • smylax

      Best phone I’ve ever owned!

      • riderdiechic

         I can’t wait to get mine.  One question for you….The only bad comments I’ve really heard is that the battery life isn’t that great.  How would you rate the battery life?

        • Tbyrne

          False, false, false! Just close any active applications before hitting the sleep button and you’re good to go. I use my GSII all day long and I usually have around 30% left in the evening. Gotta love it.

        • smylax

          I agree, most battery I’ve ever gotten out of an Android device. In general Android battery life is lower than others. My Lumia lasts me almost twice as long…

      • Kirk

        SGS3 coming out, your SGS2 is Vibrant part 2.

        • smylax

          Ah yes, perfect troll comment. There’s always something new coming out, you get the SGS3, and OMFG WHY DID YOU GET THAT YOU KNOW SGS4 IS COMING OUT!!!

  • Kirk

    FRIDAY VERIZON PROMOTION STARTS= DOUBLE YOUR DATA FOR THE SAME PRICE! 4GB or 10 GB for the price of 2GB and 10GB.
    Galaxy Nexus 99 on Amazon
    AMAZING DEAL

    This T-Mobile promotion? Fail.
    Amaze 4G already discontinued and GS2 is going to follow shortly as SG3 is coming soon. You know T-mobile will drop ALL support for those phones. Good luck getting updates.

    • Kirk

      4gb and 10gb for the price of 2gb and 5gb

      • moneyman

        And?

        • Kirk

           And? well at this point everything T-Mobile is doing is a fail. All their promotions, their customer service, their reception, all the recent dropped calls, recent decline in service all around where I live (a major city).

          It’s a sinking ship.

        • guest

           So why are you reading this and commenting on this page.  Adios, go comment on verizons page.  Move around already dude!!!

        • Anonymous

          5gb is 25 on value and 30 on classic………. where is the fail? verizon is 4gb for the same ON PROMOTION

    • Anonymous

      have fun with your overage charges and 2x cost.

      • PeteIsUgly

        This statement annoys me. The assumption is that *everything* is equal between Verizon and TMo except the cost. That is just stupid. Coverage matters. Verizon has 2x the coverage so yes, you get more if you pay more. Stop this crap of TMo is cheaper so it is better. There is a reason there are 3x subscribers on Verizon. Oh, and I am a TMo fan but not a blind fanboi.

        • smylax

          There are many reasons Verizon has 3x the number of customers not just coverage. Yes, Verizon has better coverage, particularly in rural areas, but 2x the coverage is a massive stretch.

        • Anonymous

          coverage is a non issue for me. i live in one of the biggest cities in the US with almost perfect coverage by every carrier. its all about value for me. fastest internet speeds and lowest prices.

        • Guest

          The world does not revolve around metro areas. Im with TMo but the people with Verizon know they pay more and do so for a reason … Whatever that may be. Coverage is important for everyone including our customers. That is the #1 gripe.

          @ smylax: As for coverage maps, go have a look and see how much coverage Verizon has over TMo.

    • smylax

      Obvious troll is obvious. 

    • Timothy Desaules

       Nexus is a shitty phone compaired to galaxy s II and amaze.  verizon costs about double the price, and web is slow.  also, tmobile is about to flip the switch on a whole lot of newly aquired spectrum, so watch out!

  • Dkfjsdfkjsk

    So Galaxy S II does not have 5GB data requirement. Is that correct? In other words I can get Galaxy S II and opt for Classic plan with 2GB data plan.

    • Asianxtreme

      It DOES have the 5GB requirement. ”
      1 Devices must be supported with the following data requirements: voice phones: 200 MB data; most smartphones: 2 GB data; 42 Mbps devices (Amaze and Galaxy S II): 5 GB data.”

    • smylax

      It DOES have 5GB requirement. 

  • Asianxtreme

    Is this only for Unlimited Classic plans? I have 1000 minutes Classic Family and an upgrade on my line, can I qualify?

    • smylax

      Unlimited calling is required.

      • Asianxtreme

        thanks. confirmed with store rep. That really sucks :( Don’t think it’s worth it for $20 extra a month.

        • Timothy Desaules

           change it after you get the rebate.  just dont expect your salesperson to like you when you have a question and he just got charged back cause you changed your plan.

  • guest

    am i the only one who doesn’t think this is a great deal?  as one who is looking to move two lines to tmo, they are giving a discount, but forcing me into more expensive plans than i would have originally bought.  what am i missing?

    • smylax

      2GB on most of the devices… that’s what’s required for every device anyways… 5GB only is required on the Amaze and GSII. Once you get your rebate back, if you really don’t need more than 2GB, you can always drop back down. Its not rocket science. This sale is the best I can recall in that both Value and Classic are included. So yes, you are definitely missing something if you don’t see the savings. 

      • guest

        it’s not just the data, but the unlimited value requirement or the classic plan bump.  agreed about the 2gb, but only need 1000 minutes for 2 phones.  to get this deal, it would require an minimum increase of $20/ month x 24 months = $480 additional (to save $200).  still don’t see it…

        • Timothy Desaules

           why 24 months?  change it after you get the rebate.  stop trolling and pay attention.

        • Guest

          go to another carrier then

      • Abc123

        Why would you go back down to 2 gb. Especially right now when tmo is offering free hotspoting with your phone and mobile life online album with the 5 gb? Thats 35 worth of features for free!

  • Anonymous

    Ummmm, when I go online and try to add the Amaze 4g to my cart, it says its retail price is $79228162514264337593543950335.00. Does anyone think that’s a little bit too expensive lol? 

    On another note, can anyone tell me how much the down-payment cost and the rebate is for the Amaze 4g on a value plan? For example, the Galaxy SII is $200, but it doesn’t say how much the Amaze 4g is.  

  • ClimbGuy

    if i signup for the classic plan how soon can I switch to a value plan and what will the fee be?

    • Guppie

      $200 migration fee to move from classic to value if you migrate immediately. we do this purposely to recoup money lost when customers are given a discount on the phone AND the monthly rate.

    • smylax

      Really dumb idea. Just sign up on the value plan, it will actually cost you LESS up front. 

  • JJ

    If I sign up for the Value Plan and get the SGS II for free, can I cancel after the 20 day return period and keep the phone with no penalties?

    • JJ

      No additional penalties to the $200 ETF that is.

      • PatheticLoser

        First, that’s a crappy thing to do. 
        Second, No. If you do the Value plan you will get the Down Payment back in the form of a Mail in rebate. If you terminated you would have to return the equipment. If you decided to not pay the bill, the ETF PLUS the remaining cost of the phone ($400) would be applied to your account, written off, and they would send Ninjas after you. 

        • JJ

          I meant classic plan.  I believe if you wait 20 day to terminate there is no requirment to return the phone.  I would pay the $200 ETF, the activation fee, one month of service and tax for 249.99 which would put the total cost of the phone just over $300.  Seems good to me.  Was just asking if there were additional penalties.

        • PatheticLoser

          It’s still a crappy thing to do, and a reason that T-Mobile doesn’t do deals like this much anymore. You also waste the time of the Sales Rep that sold it to you. They will be charged back commission for your bullcrap. 

        • Lacedupchi_ct

          they wont let you cancel unless the account is notated by a tmobile rep at the store you purchased the handset from. if he ports out their is an etf and he is billed for the full price of the phone if not returned. this goes for classic and value.

        • If you cancel within 20days, you won’t get your rebate back. Please explain how this is a good idea, not to mention the ding for the credit app. But with your thinking I’m sure your credit score isn’t a factor. 

        • JJ

          First of all, it’s quite obvious you can’t read because I clearly stated I would cancel after the 20 day return period.  Ding for credit application?  A credit check for a cell phone is so insignificant you’re score would likely be uneffected.  And for your information, my score is near 800.  The “idea” behind it was to get the phone for less than retail which it would work out to be in the end.

        • Guest

          I highly doubt that your credit score is 800, however, your plan to squeeze out the phone for cheaper wont work.  The rebate is going to take at least 2 months to get, and you will be charged ETF ($200 plus taxes), plus your out of pocket expense which will be ($250 plus taxes) for the phone and the rate plan which will be 97.98 plus taxes for 2 months, and a one time activation fee of 35 plus taxes.  So when you do the math, if you cancel after you get the rebate, you will be spending 655 plus taxes for the phone.  

    • JJ

      I mean the Classic Plan

  • Carlos Carreras

    So Miami-Dade has no MIR? So it’s no cost?! :)

  • Rajesh

     can i get this deal if i renewed my contract last year already? or only for upgrade eligible and new customers only?

    • Guest

      read the article

  • Scarfacemario

    Yes this sale is better than the previous from last year :)

  • Cyclone

    so I’m gonna get SGS II and wait for rebate. After i receive the rebate i’ll call,cancel my account and pay $200( with around $30 tax) ETF+activation fee $35(also taxed)+ service and more taxes (including $30 WEB) for whatever time is the rebate waiting period. Or I simply buy it on craigslist for $350.

    • JJ

      I would love to know where you live cause you find a new sgs II for that price in ny

      • JJ

        you won’t find**

      • Cyclone

        you have to know how to negotiate with people, you show them cash and some will accept it some will not. Where i live it is $350-$400 on craigslist.

    • Lacedupchi_ct

      dont forget 1 month and a half bill thats about another 150 dollars its not really worth it.

      • Cyclone

        also they’ll probably charge me sales tax at the store for price of the phone before rebate

        • Timothy Desaules

           Actually, if you do that, T-Mobile will hit you with the retail price of the device.  This is called activations fraud.

        • I wish we did that!!

        • smylax

          No kidding. This is why Verizon raised their ETF to $350 with smartphones… activation fraud for the loss…

        • Cyclone

          Trust me they will not charge full price just ETF, monthly service fees and taxes. I’ve been there done that and  I know. Plus everything you need to know is in Terms and Conditions in your contract. Steven Jaye is T mobile employee and he agrees with me.

      • Cyclone

        Phone: $250 + 20 sales tax, one time les 250 rebate = $20
        ETF:$200 + $18 tax, one time = $218
        activation fee $35 + $2 tax, one time = $37
        WEB $30 + $2 tax x 1.5 month = $48
        monthly service $49 + gov. fees etc and more taxes x 1.5 month = $110

        Total for the phone: $433

        • Lacedupchi_ct

          the 49.99 plan is value and if you cancel on value you will be billed for the rest of the phone. 89.99 is the classic plan.

        • Cyclone

          I have WEB separately. Does 89.99 includes WEB?

        • Lacedupchi_ct

          yes 5gb web is required for this sale

  • Fatty

    so is this online only? or in stores also

    • Reading the post is a great step!

  • Eldriclong21

    Ok is anyone else tired of tmobile having these dume sales come on people tmobile is pushing these old a** phones on us when everyone else are coming out with top of the line phones I have been with tmobile sence suncom and I will not upgrade with any of these phones in MAY I will walk away from tmobile after 3 contracts if they do not come out with the GALAXY NOTE

    • guest

       The galaxy note is very nice, I’m also hoping that Tmobile get the
      note.  However, I have no intentions of leaving them if they don’t. 
      Tmobile rates is cheaper than at&t, verizon and sprint.  I checked
      it out yesterday and it’s twice the amount of what I pay for tmobile on
      the value
      unlimited family plan.

    • guest

       Talk about dumb.  Someone doesn’t know how to spell or use periods.

    • Anonymous

      Bye-bye then!  The Note will be At&t phone only. It was in NYC Daily News on Tue.
      Page 29. At&t only according to what I read.

    • Guest

      That is the longest uneducated sentence I have ever read.   

  • guest

    The galaxy note is very nice, I’m also hoping that Tmobile get the note.  However, I have no intentions of leaving them if they don’t.  Tmobile rates is cheaper than at&t, verizon and sprint.  I checked it out yesterday and it’s twice the amount of what I pay for tmobile on the value unlimited family plan.

  • That’s ridiculous…one bad experience and the whole company is to blame.

    • Mike Bullock

      My point exactly, thanks

      • Yeah, I was being sarcastic. You’re assuming that because one guy had a bad experience that the ship is sinking. That’s the wrong way to look at it.

        • Mike Bullock

          It’s all personal opinion, I don’t think the ship is sinking. They are great as long as you don’t need support. Sadly this is true of anyone anymore. Really, I will just move on. Just adding my voice to the forum. I knew you were being sarcastic!

        • Ah ok, just checking! I don’t believe their support has completely fallen off, I think the support is there from the staff, but they felt so dejected from the AT&T deal that the attitude has dropped. Rules, fees and new procedures have hamstrung them into doing a bad job. I hope that as 2012 continues T-Mobile execs will recognize this in light of the JD Power embarrassment
          to return the customer care department to former glory. This NEEDS to be a priority.

        • Mike Bullock

          Totally agree!

  • 1nonly

     Another question, if you enter a classic unlimited $79.99 plan, wait out until you receive your rebates, get your rebates, can you then change to the $69.99 Classic 1000 Min plan?

    • Anonymous

      From what I just read, it seems that you only have to use the unlimited plans if you are doing VALUE Plans, not Classic Plans.

    • Giraffe

      After you get the cash, I’m pretty certain you can do whatever you want, you’re contracted to have a voice plan, and data.  How much of each is your decision at any point, but if you change it early, you won’t qualify for the rebate.

  • Mike, I understand this may come as a surprise…but this is a LEAK site, which means we get information early. Our first post today was BEFORE T-Mobile officially announced it to the public, and their staff. If by chance someone was fielding angry calls from customers like yourself and doing their job properly and putting reading their email on hold for a few minutes, I think you should give them a break.

  • Anonymous

    Anybody know if Early Upgrade Plus is available for this?

    • smylax

      No. Read please.

  • 5Mail-in rebate not applicable in RI, CT, or Miami-Dade County, FL………fortunately i’m in Rhode island so it works out so perfect!!! Anyone else in these areas i advise you to take advantage of it!

  • I’m considering the  galaxy 2 or the htc amaze any suggestions?

    • Anonymous

      Amaze

    • xdaguy

      s2 amaze is eol

      • Anonymous

         EOL only means that they will not receive any more once they run out of stock.  T-Mobile will continue to support the phone.

      • Anonymous

        amaze isn’t EOL, they posted that was a mistake

        • Well I LOVE to get a look at that picture!

  • Cyclone

    What Tmobile should do is to have customers wait 3 months for rebate and have them pay monthly service so customers just don’t sign up and then cancel to get phone for a little less than retail

  • Anthony

    Is the White GS2 going to be offered in Tmobile Stores for this sale? I’m planning on getting one but would rather see it in store than via customer support. I know the white GS2 can be found in Costco, Sam’s, and Best Buy, but would they have it in stock in a Tmobile location?

  • Brian

    Question..I am eligible (My contract is up March 1st and I have not upgraded ever) Want to get 2 Samsung Galaxy S phones (hopefully a good choice) I currently pay about $130 per month (no smartphones and no data plans) If I get this deal, how much of an increase am I looking at monthly? Also, I have to drop $500 on the phones and wait for some mail in rebate cards? Can I use the cards to pay the credit card im putting the $500 on in the first place??

    • CRT24

      If you stay on or go to classic then you plan cost will be 160.00/month with unlimited minutes and 5gb data. You will pay 400.00 plus tax for phones and get that back in mail in rebate visa cards. If you go value then your plan will be $130.00/month for the same plan and you will pay a little more down because you will pay taxes on $1200.00 instead of $400.00 but you will still get $400.00 back in MIR’s. If you choose to pay out both phones with the installment plan the that will add 40.00/ month to your bill for 20 months or you could use the $400 Mir to pay off one phone and then you will only add 20.00 to your bill for 20 months making your bill $10.00/mo less than the classic plan alone saving you 240.00 over 2 years while you will only pay about $50.00 more in sales tax…..value still probably the better deal.

    • smylax

      Do the value plan. $64.99×2 = $129.98 +$20EIPx2=169.98 a month for 20 months. That’s only $40 bucks more a month and if you don’t need 5GB, after you receive your rebate you can drop down to 2GB which would only be 139.98/month. After 20 months your devices are paid off and another $40/month drops off. This is much cheaper than the classic plan over the course of the contract. You’ll only pay $199.99 up front vs with classic it would $267.99+tax (249.99 + $18 upgrade fee). Value wins.

  • John Voss

    says not valid in dade county. Any idea what they are doing here?

    • smylax

      You actually get it free/$0 down upfront because dade county forbids mail in rebates. 

      • Good for Dade County for making sure deceptive campaigns like this don’t happen.

        • whocares24

          hooray for Arnie Mckinnis, the deceptive campaign police….. man you’re like fifty. nothing is free in this life. especially your social security that we’re gonna be paying for you in a couple years…..  complain a bit more, I heard it helps.

  • Maybe I’m missing something.  The phones are not free, factor in taxes on a phone of $249.99 here in Michigan and it’s 14.99. So in all after $250.00 rebate, the phone will be $14.98 not bad. Not FREE, though. Retention was offerring deals like this when I inquired about the GS2, when it came out. It would be $260 plus tax and a one time account credit of $250. Just pay the tax on it. When will people understand nothing in life is free.

  • Dave_m202

    I am due for a full upgrade on 2 of my lines on Feb. 27th. Customer service told me that I could`nt upgrade on Saturday. They would`nt change anything for me. From some posts i`ve read I figured they would help me out but nope. Any advice?

    • CRT24

      you will only get free phones after MIR if you are at full discount on 2/11 which you will not be, but if you have less than 6 months left on your current contract then switch to value and you can take advantage of the sale and will probably be a better rate anyway.

    • Joe

      YES! They told me to get the new phone and a new acct, then cancel your old one aft the 27th. You’d have to change your phone number too tho….

  • This is not FREE.  Free means no out of pocket – even for a few minutes.  And besides, if sales tax is added, it’s not free.  Why can’t companies understand that promoting FREE in the headline and “after mail in rebate” in small print at the bottom is deceptive.  And BTW – your headline shouldn’t promote the idea of this being FREE either.

    It should be “WE’LL BUY YOUR PHONE BACK – IT WILL JUST TAKE US A FEW WEEKS. AND IT WILL BE IN THE FORM OF REBATE CARD, NOT THE CASH YOU SPENT” promotion.

  • ShonnyG112

     Does this offer apply to customers who would like to take out a prepaid line?

  • Amber

    I have a question. I would really like a new phone and esp if its free. Im not due for an upgrade for another year, just wondering would I apply?

  • Anonymous

    We currently are on the $99.98 Classic Unlimited Talk and Text plan with a 500 min Add-a-line.  For the two unlimited lines we have 200mb Classic Simple Data with two $10.00 rebates for a year (father’s day promotion), the 500 min line has a 2GB Plus Classic Data Package attached to it and is upgrade eligible (phone used is a 2 year old Vibrant).  Can we go to a T-mobile store on saturday and pick up a Galaxy SII or Amaze 4G for free without changing or altering the Father’s day rebates?  Or would upgrading to a new phone change the contract and we lose the $10.00 rebates?

    • KeemB

       I’m currently in the same boat (without the $10 rebate) and would like to know the answer to this too. Thanks

      • Anonymous

        KeemB, I called t-mobile today and asked.  The only lines that qualify are unlimited talk and text lines, so 500-min add a lines do not count, unlimited minute add a lines may (this was unclear).  What you can do is switch around the unlimited lines and the add a line though temporarily and then move it back after you get your rebate.

        • guest

          That is correct, you will need to have the add a line as unlimited to qualify, as well as upgrade you data package to the 5GB plan.  The promotional discount that you have will not be affected.  

  • Guest

     How long do you pay/have you paid mortgage, electric bills, gas bills etc.  Do
    those
    companies ever give you breaks on your bill because you’ve been paying
    them/with their company/using their service for years *of course not*. 
    If you
    take a break your power will get turned off and you will be evicted. 
    So why is a cell phone company any different.  Everyone always thinks
    someone owes them something.  Geez!!!

  • if I did this, on a family plan… signing a contract would cost me $25 more per month than what I’m paying now.

    $25 x 24 months = $600.

    I would only need 2 phones, (if that cause I don’t even think my wife wants an upgrade…) but even if I went w/ the Amaze… thats $550 in hardware I get for ‘Free’ in exchange for agreeing to pay $600 more for plans.

    This only benefits people who are already paying for one of these plans and won’t affect what they’re already paying.  In other words, if you ALREADY on the Classic Family for $99 a month and decided to get this deal…  then no harm, no foul, the contract is extended 2 years, you pay for new phones and get a rebate.

    But for someone like me whose paying less per month… not worth it the extra dollars.  You’d have to entice me with BETTER hardware.

    • Rudy Ramirez

      The phone is actually 599.99 plus taxes.  However another option is to get the required features until you get the rebate then modify them again to you liking and continue to pay the same as always.  Keep in mind the rebate will take about 2 months to get.  

  • Willpowar

    Can you purchase a phone in 
    Miami-Dade County, FL  to avoid the MIR?

  • Joe

    I’ve been trying to get on their site ALL AFTERNOON and I can’t – and I’m already a customer!!!

  • Ron

    Hey, I just found you guys right now as I am browsing for information regarding today’s sale. I have the “Even More for Families 3000 Talk+Text”. If I want to get the SGS2, does that mean I’ll get it for free, but still have to pay an extra $20/mo. for two years on top of my contract being renewed for another two years? Thanks, guys.

    • Rudy Ramirez

      No, you will need to switch your plan to a “Classic unlimited plan” or “value unlimited plan”.  For the SGS2 you will need to have to 5GB data plant to qualify for the promotion.  You also need to be at 22+ since last upgrade.  

  • Liiiooo

    How do you know if your eligible for these phones even though you already have the Classic Plan since summer (2011)

    Am I eligible???

  • Dn111

    I had a discussion with tmobile representative. i upgrade to family plan $59.99 and $40data plan for  2 SG SII phones. They told me that i am eligible for mail in rebate. any one go for similar kind of plan

  • Anonymous

    Value plans don’t have an ETF right?  You just pay what you still owe on the phone (because on those you are buying the phone at full retail to avoid being in a 2 year contract right?)

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  • T-Mobile Carrier =)

    I love T-Mobile! I’ve been with them for 7 years now and took full advantage of the upgrade for my family plan! I’ve been rocking the same family plan that includes 700 minutes for 59.99/mo but throughout the many years, T-Mobile has been amazingly great to me and continued to provide me with better deals. So now I have a total of 4 active lines, Family Unlimited Text Bundle ($9.99/mo), myFAVES (Free), Unlimited Data Package up to 5gigs ($20/line), and a total of about 22% my monthly occurring bill for 24 months (I go to a credited university). 3 out of the 4 lines will have the internet and I did not have to pay a single penny since I am a valued T-Mobile carrier, they were able to wave it all for me with the 3 4G phones I ordered. Monthly bill will be about $140/mo! Can’t find a better deal anywhere!