T-Mobile’s UNcarrier Value Plan Phone Pricing Available In Fine Detail

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We’re dropping news today with an upcoming sneak peek at T-Mobile’s future Value Plan UNcarrier handset pricing launching next week. T-Mobile’s evidently moving away from specific tiers with handset pricing and breaking down each phone in its own way with some costing as little as $2 a month and others as high as $20 monthly installment payments.

As a quick reminder, beginning sometime next week, perhaps as early as the 24th or with the March 26th special event, T-Mobile’s corporate stores are expected to move to Value Plan only environments. Even if that change happens a few weeks later, the pricing listed here is a look at how much currently available T-Mobile devices will cost with a down payment as well as the monthly required installments.

As for the Classic Plans that leaked, a quick reminder that T-Mobile’s corporate stores will no longer sell Classic Plans to new customers. Anyone wishing to take advantage of those new plans will be required to hit a T-Mobile authorized dealer or national retailer. No specific information is available for existing classic and grandfathered plan customers, though I imagine you’ll still be able to upgrade in store.

All these details are subject to change and I’d emphasize taking a peak at the links contained within this post to refresh your memory on the upcoming rate plan changes. Noticeably absent from this pricing are the Galaxy S 4, HTC One, Z10 as well as the T-Mobile unicorn: the iPhone.

There’s plenty of detail here, including the full list of T-Mobile’s feature phones but the major devices are all listed here with the Galaxy S III, Nexus 4, HTC One S and Galaxy Note II.

Disclaimer: Since this is leaked and therefore unofficial info, all prices are subject to change prior to the official launch.

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  • thirty5thrifters

    Why is the nexus 4 total 460? It’s 300 and 350 on the play store. Seems like a bad decision for that phone.

    • fentonr

      It’s always been $499 through T-Mobile. I don’t know if Google is footing part of the bill or what because T-Mobile generally doesn’t make even enough to pay shipping on phones. That said, I’ve no knowledge on what T-Mobile actually pays for the Nexus 4.

    • xmiro

      the phone is always more expensive from 3rd parties. It’s 300 euros more in Europe at retailers

    • TMREPKC

      Because T-Mobile has to make money off of having it in there stores… Plus, some people do not like having to pay the 300 or 350 all at once.. so they are paying a lower cost today yet for this phone paying more in the long run.. Overall if people were smart they would buy it online.. but most Americans are not smart when it comes to the Mobile industry!

    • LC

      It’s been well established that the Play Store/Google is subsidizing that device directly from LG.

    • theking_13

      Because the Play Store doesn’t offer financing.

  • xmiro

    killer way to go about pricing the phones. People are walking in the store and seeing a GSIII downpayment that is hundreds less than Verizon and AT&T and are told there’s also no contract.

    The GSIII w/2 lines of service can save $1,000 over AT&T and Verizon. And *no* contracts!!!

    • Verizonthunder

      Read the print. It Say’s well qualified customer’s so that mean’s a credit check. I do not think they will let someone who has bad credit or no credit be able to get the discount flexible payment’s.

      • thepanttherlady

        The fine print also shows another option customers may be eligible for ~ higher down payment and smaller monthly payments.

        I know someone with absolutely no credit that is utilizing an EIP at this time.

        • Verizonthunder

          Yes but again No or Poor Credit mean’s no deal

        • thepanttherlady

          No deal? You may have missed the part where I wrote that I know someone who has No Credit and is financing a phone through T-Mobile.

        • Verizonthunder

          I can read. I am all for T-Mobile gaining success.

        • xmiro

          No or poor credit means no deal at many other carriers as well, and may involve security deposits to even get service

        • Verizonthunder

          I agree with you

        • Mr Tibs

          Yes it does, but if I’m in a family plan already I don’t have to have good credit for a cell phone

        • UpandComing

          Actually the only thing that changes for poor history is going to be the downpayment so yes you can still get a good deal.

        • GalaxyNut55

          UpandComing….You obviously went though the WRONG training. Yes Credit Checks are needed to qualify for EIP/Financing. No Credit check, then you will be able to take advantage of the “PREPAID” part of it. But a Credit Check is absolutly involved here.

      • UpandComing

        @VerizonThunder..credit checks will not happen! Already went thru the training, no credit checks needed. History with tmo will matter but only effect the downpayments

        • CRT24

          You might want to go through the training again…..how do you think the distinction will be made between well qualified and lesser qualified? Any new customer looking to do the value plan and pay out a phone will have to do a credit check.

    • moises1204

      yes you still have to sign a two year contract with this value plans.

      • xmiro

        wrong
        you don’t have to sign contract on the new value plans

        • moises1204

          That would be great if true, I don’t see tmobile or any other carrier giving someone a phone with just a down payment and no contract, it doesn’t make business sense, so I can just walk into a tmobile store pay a down payment and walk out with a phone? So anybody can just not pay anymore after the down payment and there is no consequences because there is no contract? I am sorry but I don’t think so.

        • pubbername

          They block the IMEI of the phone if you don’t pay.

  • omnirep

    Holy Crap !!! We are going to sell so many phones !!

    • Verizonthunder

      I hope so

  • g2a5b0e

    I’m gonna change over my Value Plan as soon as the new one is available because it will cost me the same & I’ll have an extra half a gig a month to work with.

  • 21stNow

    So will some customers be offended when they find out that they are not “Well-qualified Customers”?

    • xmiro

      Not Tmobile’s problem someone has bad credit

      • Verizonthunder

        agreed

      • Jay

        It will. Be when tmobile has no customers and most of their customers have bad credit

        • JB

          I imagine that folks with less than stellar credit will have to put down either a deposit or a larger down payment. I can’t imagine T-Mobile leaving a large base of customers in the dust

        • nd

          yes, read the fine print of the pictures in the article.

        • JB

          I couldn’t get the picture to scale full size on my phone, otherwise I would’ve read the fine print.

        • UpandComing

          You got it. The only thing that changes is the downpayments

        • bojangles

          Customers with bad credit get the better end of the deal with lower monthly cost on the device, plus even less to pay off early.

        • PiCASSiMO

          That’s is not correct. Work out the numbers yourself and the cost of the phone is the same for people with bad credit.

          The only difference is they pay between 40 to 50% up front costs of the phone, and smaller payments for the balance.

      • http://www.jmillionnyc.com/ Jason Million

        basically. With ATT their deposits used to be around $500 with bad credit. whose fault is that lol

    • landmarkcm

      That’s a good question I wonder if you had a previous balance on a contract plan before if that would impact you.. Either way some of the device prices are still pretty good almost in line with there current monthly 4g. There on the right track I believe with this business model.

      • Verizonthunder

        That is where prepaid come’s in line for those who have poor credit or none.

        • landmarkcm

          Ya I know right. I still owe payments on a 710 so got the L9 on monthly right now which is a great deal at 199.00

        • Verizonthunder

          wow that is crazy and the LG Optimus L9 is a nice deal for price and quality, I would say impressive mid range smartphone.

    • Verizonthunder

      off course

    • UpandComing

      No worries. You will still get a good deal even with bad credit…the only that changes based on history is the downpayment. Everyone will get better pricing than any other carrier out there. The monthly price points are crazy awesome!

    • sincarafan247

      Right now I can get a SG3 for $200 down. After this kicks in they might want $350. Now I’m wondering if I should just get it now or wait.

  • landmarkcm

    Oh wow! Now this is what im talking about these look like great deals if this is true! I was afraid everything was gonna be like a big down payment plus 20 a month. I may end up giving up my current monthly 4g and L9 I paid 199.00 outright for down the road. If another device comes up that I really want. Way to go Tmobile.

  • ex_nokia_exec

    Looks great, I wonder how much the lumia 520 is going to be?

    • landmarkcm

      I wish they would have gotten or get the 620 or better yet the 720. There’s no flash on the camera on the 520 which makes it pretty useless in low light indoor night shots etc. That’s has become a must for me. Surprised they would leave it off

      • ex_nokia_exec

        if they did it would cannibalize sales of the 620.

        I just wonder what high end phone is coming out from Nokia, itll be that or the HTC ONE as my next phone.

        • xmiro

          the rumor was that the 920 exclusivity with AT&T ends and that perhaps the next high-end Nokia will be offered to any carrier that wants it

  • James

    I know most people probably don’t want to do this, but I wonder if T-Mobile will let you pay for the phone all up front?

    • landmarkcm

      Good question I don’t see why not?? Seeing as you can already get the 710 and L9 on monthly for 199.00 I don’t think you should have to do installments esp if you don’t qualify

    • sidekicker89

      hey James, yes they will let you pay it all up front. That is what I did when i switched a Value Plan. The thing is if you do choose to make a downpayment and do the payments you can come back and pay off the FULL price of the phone at a later date. However they won’t let you make a partial payment to pay off the phone, only the exact amount you have left to pay for the phone.

      • http://twitter.com/steffanut Stephanie Haney

        You can buy that phone any way you want. Pay for it all, buy it somewhere else, or finance.

      • LC

        You’ll be able to make partial payments with the new plans that are launching. It won’t reduce the dollar amount that is paid with each installment, but the number of installments will be reduced.

    • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

      yes they will.

  • http://knightofscorpio.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    OOOh…. I love this pricing. Now this is what I’m talking about. I wonder what Well-qualified means. Don’t shot me yet, if it’s in small text, I’ll get to it in a sec. lol

    • xmiro

      probably credit score of 680 or more, no derogatory items on your credit especially late payments to anyone. Collections would probably also be a red flag

      • http://knightofscorpio.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        @Verizonthunder I think my credit is good, but I don’t really have relevant credit like that (don’t have a credit card or nothing), but my grandma has good/great credit. Which is whose line I’m under (college student over here).

        • xmiro

          Should be keeping tabs on your credit. We use http://www.AnnualCreditReport.com which is the government mandated free credit report site. And then each of us gets our free monthly credit score (I think from Experian) and monitoring http://goo.gl/Z7GKJ (with free smartphone app).
          Then you can ask a Tmobile corporate store rep what the qualifications are for “well-qualified” and compare with your credit info from above and avoid a hard credit pull by T-Mobile which would lower your credit score and where you might get denied for service anyway.

          Around 2005 my credit was almost non-existent, after a bad run in with a credit card, so I got one of those secured credit cards where you put say $200+ deposit and use like a real credit card. I paid my web server hosting bill with it, instead of the debit card and just put the $99 immediately into the card. After a while I had good payment history because it reported on my credit profile. Then in 2006 I got a real credit card from my bank Washington Mutual where I had 2 accounts. And in 2007 my first American Express.

    • Verizonthunder

      well if you have established some sort of credit you will be fine

      • GalaxyNut55

        Thats not true. There are 5 credit class’s. And the only high one is credit class Y which is a $400 deposit along with the downpayment/variable payments. But its that high for a “REASON”. Even if you have to pay a small deposit $50/$100 along with the higher downpayment…your bill is still never higher than 83$ a month for an S3. Get over the Credit issue…T-mobile is not for everyone. Maybe a prepaid is the way to go if your credit is just that bad.

  • Impatient Waiter

    i really don’t understand why this is a good thing…we’re spending more (long-term) for a phone now. Are monthly bills (mainly data) plans going to drop a lot? cause that’s the only way I see this being good.

    • xmiro

      because it separates the price of services from the cost of the phone. Do the math on the new $50/month unlimited plus your favorite phone versus AT&T and Verizon and see how different it is

    • Verhouze

      I don’t get it either. If I got the $60 value plan and got a phone, my monthly would be $80+. Right now it stays at $60 with subsidy. I have plenty of minutes. I don’t need unlimited. So this new pricing really has me upset rather than thinking its a good thing. You guys need to do your math.

      • xmiro

        simple. Stay with what you have

        • Verhouze

          Except will they subsidize my phone?

      • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

        these plans are really only great if you don’t upgrade often or you bring your own device .. with an upgrade or new phone the cost is pretty much what it always was under Classic …

    • UpandComing

      YES YES YES…you will be paying quite a bit less then even tmobile current plans. In the long term yes you will be paying for the phone at full cost but still paying well less than pretty much any carrier monthly. You have to look at the whole picture just not at the phone price

    • http://twitter.com/Louisq90 NYC_Fan_USMC

      yes after you payoff your phone in 24 months. Unless you need another upgrade after that time.

  • sidekicker89

    It says for the HTC One S that it is $369.00 with eligible plan… does that mean that is the full retail price now?? I paid $600 in cash when i got mine!!! :(

    • http://knightofscorpio.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

      Ikr, I was p*ssed at them when I called them and saw that the HTC One S had dropped to like $449 on there website like 3 months after release. I’m like I JUST BOUGHT THIS! Makes it so hard to sell it worth something now. Which is why I’m trying to upgrade SOON. I called them about it, and they said prices are different online, etc. I’m thinking “they need to adjust my equipment installment plan to this , since it’s not all the way paid off now anyway.” lol

      • thepanttherlady

        They sometimes change pricing weekly. It is frustrating. :/

        • http://knightofscorpio.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          Very. Oh technology, we love you, but sometimes we don’t like you.

        • GalaxyNut55

          All retail prices change weekly. Look at best-Buy…a computer is $1000 today…sunday i could be $899.99 and you cant get the new price because they would charge a restocking fee….Thats the retail life! Most of us just get used to it.

      • theking_13

        You act like it’s their fault technology devalues.

        They have to stay competitive, so they lower prices. Want your phone to only lose a tiny bit of value once a year? Get an iPhone.

        • http://knightofscorpio.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed…..

    • thepanttherlady

      I’m wondering if you only get that price if you make the payments for the full 24 months.

      I sure hope not.

      • http://benpike.net/ Ben Pike

        Down Payment + (EIP Payment x 24 mo) = full cost on every phone.

        Same as current Value Plan EIP phones.

        • thepanttherlady

          That wasn’t the question, but thanks.

    • moises1204

      exactly 369.00 it is.

  • jswing

    Note 2 199.99 down is a steal!

    • jenny

      lol cheap ass. I paid almost $800.

      • jswing

        Be smart and never buy device right after launch. Hope it was worth the money!

  • just me

    If this turns out to be the final pricing, then I can’t think of a single thing to say against these new plans and phone pricing. Absolutely incredible and anyone can see the value in this. If only we had a way for this to go through 3rd-party retailers, too. I know why we can’t, but man, think if you could walk in and see these prices at all those retailers and see the pricing of the others carriers right next to it. Anyway, amazing work T-Mobile! I feel bad about hiw much smack I was talking the other day now.

    • UpandComing

      Third Party Retailers are part of the problem at tmo with all the misquotes and fruad going on. I hope they never get it.

      • tmorep joomz

        They won’t. Tmobile will only allow this parties to carry classic

  • http://knightofscorpio.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    I honestly like them extending the installments to 24 months, most people are thinking about the long-term than the short-term. A lot of people don’t see the point in high cost now, then low cost 4 months close to their contract ending. Honestly, a lot of people would have switched, or wanting to switch by then. Whether that’s a smart idea or not. I mean I’m paying $20 extra a month now for a HTC One S, because of a stolen Samsung Galaxy Nexus that wasn’t really insured like I was told (oh well), and that $20 a month is killing me. Plus, it was a $250 down payment. I rather have like a SGSIII (don’t care if the IV is coming out, unless it’s gonna be price comparable. Right now I’m thinking about how to be smart with my money, not flash or keeping up with the Benjamin’s) at $69 down payment and $12.5 extra per month, than $250 down and $20 down per month, than the last 4 months, $20 cheaper. That $12.50 is pretty much like adding a 2GB data service to your plan. But then again, I think this was subjective on your credit score possibly. Though, this wasn’t an option before.

  • James

    How do you check tmobile credits?

  • MatthewMurawski

    Will it be easy to buy a phone off contract full retail or will this make things more complicated?

    • http://benpike.net/ Ben Pike

      Yes. You will still be able to buy one at full cost with no hassle.

  • What?!

    Can someone tell me why the HTC One S is only $9.99 down when phones like the Huawei Summit are $19.99 down? lol

    • GalaxyNut55

      Because its End of Life…need to sell through it.

  • steve1026

    So I just renewed my classic plan in jan. Does this mean I will automatically go over to value? What about when my contact expires? Am I able to opt for classic? Have no idea why I would but just curious what they are doing with current classic customers?

    • JustSaying

      no… you will not be forced into a Value Plan until you choose to switch :)

    • xmiro

      no you signed a contract 18 months into it you’ll be able to take advantage of the ‘bridge-to-value’ program. Unless you choose to cancel your contract and pay the ETFs now

    • Mybracketisbusted

      You don’t have to do anything, but since handset subsidies are gone, there is no reason for anybody to stay on the their existing plan. If you are dying for a discount, do it by Saturday

  • FABSK

    what about those dumb mail in rebates?

    • thepanttherlady

      These appear to be what regular pricing will be. MIR are associated with sales.

    • taron19119

      it won’t be no more mail in rebates it will be a choice of rebate in hand or it well go to your bill

    • sushimane

      Yeah I switched to the value plan for the note2 the real down payment was 300 but I actually down 250 with the 50 In store rebate which is whatever it was nice

  • T. Hawk

    lol if any of you think this is going to work out for Tmobile. Tmobile is raising its prices and trying to make it out to be a good deal. Right now you can get a Samsung Note 2 for 199.99 after discounts/rebates. Lets say you signed a two year to the plan that I am currently on, 500 min/unlimited text/2g data for 69.99. The new value plan for the same thing is only 10 dollars cheaper. You get unlimited talk.. but I dont need unlimited talk. With the new value plans the Note 2 is also 199.99 up front but 20 dollars a month. That’s a monthly gain of 10 dollars a month for the same phone, 80 a month vs 70 a month. How exactly am I benefiting from this shit?

    • GalaxyNut55

      @T. Hawk Because YOU dont use more than 500 minutes, Why is that bad for others who need unlimited. Because YOU think saving 10$ isnt worth it, what about other families who would like to save $120 over a year and put that towards something else. Because YOU want to be locked into a contract, others may not and worth financing a phone with T-Mobile. Its not always about YOU. There are 200M customers out there that need more than YOU.

      500 min/unlimited text/2g data for 69.99 – Thats like saying give me a car that goes slow with a speed cap for $1000 more than the unlimited gas powered fast car. Ill pay $10 a month more because i like limited service on a contract.

      And yes, this is a great deal…or you could just go to ATT pay 30-50$ higher a month for the same deal…Wait…no unlimited data…Never mind.

      or How about a MVNO carrier with all 3g services…No 4G….come on…stop hating and just accept that its not that bad of a deal.

  • Dakota

    I hope they do point out the actual price you’re paying for the phone line the Nexus 4 above; that might help to not confuse people (&employees).. I’d still rather pay a hundred dollars less and buy that phone direct. If Google partnered with prepaid carrier to advertise the 4with a low cost plan, I think it would be a hit. The average person has no idea a top quality is available without a contract for such a low price

    • WhatTheHeck

      If someone thinks $99 bucks down for a phone is too expensive then they probably shouldn’t buy that phone… That’s like saying someone who makes minimum wage is mad because they can’t afford the monthly payments on a Ferrari.

      • UpandComing

        Well said. If you can really say you would rather pay closer to Verizon and ATT rates for price plans then pay a phone off monthly and still pay less overall monthly you have no business looking at have a mobile phone.

  • FABSK

    So no more mail in rebates?! Also what’s gonna happen to monthly 4G?

    • taron19119

      Monthly 4g new plan make this more attractive

  • Mr Tibs

    This ship is going to sink pretty fast! I can already here the band playing….

    • Jeff B

      Hear they are!

  • unknown

    Can you say fraud all day long!!!!

    • LC

      How do you figure?

    • http://dualshockers.com Joel Taveras

      IMEI blocking on phones purchased on a fraud/non-payment accounts is doing away with those issues.

  • http://twitter.com/Louisq90 NYC_Fan_USMC

    What kind of sale is this. Maybe I’m missing something. I pay $129 for 3 lines including 2 lines with data, 1000 and unlimited text. I’m due for an upgrade but why would i pay $199 + $20 for 24 mths. for the Note 2 when i can go to Bestbuy and keep my previous plan and pay $347.00 for the phone.

    • taron19119

      Be cause this is not a sale and wit this after you pay the phone off the 20 dollars go’s away plus people don’t wanna pay 347 for a phone

      • http://twitter.com/Louisq90 NYC_Fan_USMC

        It does go away after you pay it off at 24 months. by that time you would need to upgrade the phone again. But whatever , guess i rather pay the 347 than pay the 679 over the 2 year period.

        • UpandComing

          No more phone discounts at all starting April 1..good luck. You should be looking at the price plan more as most carriers will be this way once T-Mo kicks some ass with it. verzon is already getting ready for it in 2014

        • http://twitter.com/Louisq90 NYC_Fan_USMC

          Nah dont see this working. At all!!! but good luck to the ones that enter this. has anyone done it and seen some sought of discount?

        • http://dualshockers.com Joel Taveras

          If you switched to value before the change over to the new plans, your plan would be 89.99 for 3 lines on Value, 2 with data, the same thing you have now.

          49.99 1,000 min shared
          10.00 Unl fam text
          10.00 2GB Data
          20.00 Unl. Data (for your note II)
          $0 3rd Line.

          So yea, even if you switched, an added the $20 to your bill, it would be less out of pocket in store, less on your bill, less over two years.

          BOOM.

        • http://twitter.com/Louisq90 NYC_Fan_USMC

          How do you figure that. I would still have to pay full price on the phone over two years, dont forget that.

        • TechHog

          He factored that in. It’s still less. I don’t think you really understand the cost of a phone.

        • Jim

          You pay full retail now !!!! Do the math if you can’t figure it out on your own there’s no hope for you.

        • http://dualshockers.com Joel Taveras

          I’m guessing that math wasn’t your strongest subject in school. I added in the $20 for the phone and even if you paid it for 24 months, it would still be less than your current bill.

        • taron19119

          But the average person doesn’t upgrade every 2 years

        • Whiskers

          Yea right , most of the phones now days don’t last past 2 years before they fall apart with issues.

  • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

    I’ve said it before all this UNcarrier news started .. TMO will SERIOUSLY have to educate people if they want this to succeed .. and I don’t mean press releases and blogs .. they need to have people on the frontlines that are educating the casual customers about it. if they fail at educating people, this will fail.

    they haven’t even sent any snail mail out to prepare customers for it .. so I hope they have a serious education plan.

  • Kimchi

    I’m going to switch to T-Mobile when my contract end in August. I’m tired of paying these high, ridiculous, rip off rates from ATT.

    • JustSaying

      what kind of phone do you have? :) I save SO much money with T-Mobile!

      • Kimchi

        Samsung Galaxy III

  • UpandComing

    Wow for once there is a lot of people getting it and not complaining. T-mobile is doing something fantastic here. Great job people. This is the best thing for all the customers new and old.

  • Lateralus

    Good job, TMO! I’ll definitely be switching over from the M4G plan I have now. Just sell me the Galaxy S3 with LTE for about the same price and I’ll be a happy customer.

    I really hope T-Mobile is successful, and that other carriers follow suit. I just hope the good people of the U.S. are smart enough to realize that the end of subsidies is a good thing.

  • James

    I have family plan and one line is still in contract expire next month April 20th. This march 26th, I wanna switch over to value plan, will they let me or I have to wait til April 20th..?

    • taron19119

      Just call the loyalty Department and they well let you go to value plan

    • Get_at_Me

      Youll most likely have to wait until April. Although, you may be able to do a bridge to value no contract on the one line…. Not 100% if thats a possibility.

    • thepanttherlady

      You can switch at anytime. Since only one line is under contract that ends next month, you will be able to without the migration fee. Look into Bridge to Value.

      If you’re looking for no contract, wait to make the switch until they officially announce this.

  • bojangles

    These price cards are just what T-Mobile received today to replace the existing price cards on display at midnight Saturday. Some phones have been discontinued (HTC One S) and some price cards only exist to accommodate stores that still have stock left.

    The big phones are missing, but we’ll get those price cards when the phones launch. Non-well qualified customers actually get the better end of the bargain with a lower monthly bill as opposed to well qualified customers. In my experience, the people who are typically “not well qualified” have much more cash on them and just pay what they have to, whereas well qualified customers are usually tighter on cash, or more budget conscious, whichever you prefer to call it.

    The topic of line deposits came up today and we were not sure if they were being axed or not. It is my assumption that the line deposit was eliminated considering there is no contract whether it is prepaid or postpaid. Or are those combined now too?

    All answers will come Sunday.

    • CRT24

      Line deposits will likely still exist for 2 reasons. First to control churn as “lower qualified” customers cancel due to non payment more often and second because they are still going to have a substantial portion of the phone balance unpaid while on installments and the deposit will be to bridge that gap upon early cancellation to minimize unpaid instsllment plan balances. I wouldn’t get your hopes up for this.

  • ipsummm

    what if I’m on a family plan and my line has had an upgrade avaiable for like 3+ years but the other two have used their upgrade (most recent one was in June-Julyish) can I switch to the new plans and upgrade my phone with this pricing?

    • thepanttherlady

      Look into the bridge to value option. You’ll be able to move the available line now without a migration fee. The others will be moved at the 18 month mark.

    • CRT24

      You can switch to value but you will have to pay a migration fee (now called an upgrade access fee) for each line that has received a phone discount less than 18 months ago. If you got discounts in July then your migration fee would be about 150.00 per line and will decrease as you go toward 18 months since discount and go to 0 at 18 months

  • Jim

    I’m just going to say this here for the few that don’t quite get it.. No matter what carrier you have or had, you pay full retail for your phone over the 2 year contract. tmobile is eliminating hidden subsidies in your monthly price plan with these new rates. Your bill will be less a month and you choose what phone when you want, no waiting 2 years if you don’t want to. If you don’t understand this get yourself a calculator and do some math it’s really simple. There is no reason to complain anymore this is really amazing by tmobile..

    • Tmofamily

      For what I pay for my family plan with subsidized phones, I don’t need a calculator to know that this is not a good deal for me.

      • Jetliner

        Sorry the carriers can’t appease to the less than 2% with grandfathered plans, don’t like it don’t change it’s pretty simple. For the majority (which matters) it’s better.

        • galaxymaniac

          if you think its just 1 in 50 people have grandfathered plans, you’re smoking something really good…

        • Sean

          If your on a better plan just buy a home outright and keep your plan. No EIP, but you still win out in the end.

        • AndroidProfit

          WOW! There are plans out there that allow you to pay for a house IN CASH?!?!?!?! ;)

    • moises1204

      and what is worst is that on sprint even if you pay for your device in full you still pay the same amount of money for the rate plan as you would by purchasing it with a down payment, actually sprint makes more money when you pay in full for your phone.

      • corepreacher

        Don’t forget about that extra $10 charge for 4G data that is non existent. It’s also known as the LTE network build out finance charge. Think about it 50million. X 10 is a lot of money per month

    • AndroidProfit

      WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS A SHELL GAME!
      This does NOTHING to advance the cause for being able to buy your phone and shop your carrier. The carries WANT artificially inflated smart phone costs.

    • T. Hawk

      Except that the new plans are more expensive over the long run if you want a new phone that’s worth a damn. The decrease in monthly costs are not countering the lack of phone subsidies.

  • Granfatheredplanner

    So what does this mean for long time grandfathered customers with free my faves, prefered android and famiy texting for ten bucks. It is insane to the prices listed for these phones.

    • Jetliner

      How many rate plans have come and gone since your grandfathered plan? Why are you just now asking this question? When were you forced to switch before anyway?

    • corepreacher

      It means keep your plan and old classic pricing or come to value and get these deals…no one is forcing you

  • GwapoAko

    Yes GO TMOBILE!!!!

  • high5guy

    $458 for a nexus 4 after 24 months is ridiculous, when just 2 weeks ago it was $49.00 total at tmobile.com. People who think this is a great deal only cause you pay a small down payment need to get their head checks. Better were the day with classic days when you paid $199 for a phone with a new contract, instead now sure you can get a a low monthly value plan, but it adds up if you have a family and want to buy 3 new phones, could come out to an extra $75 more a month with 3 EIP plans, so there goes your low monthly fee. Might have to switch to another carrier after 10 years with tmobile.

    • RedGeminiPA

      And you’ll pay much more for service at AT&T or Verizon (maybe even Sprint), even if you paid full price for your phones upfront.

      There are many people who can and do pay full price for the phone to have cheaper monthly service prices and no contract.

    • PiCASSiMO

      I agree the price of Nexus 4 should be closer to what Google is now selling them for. But going back to the $200 + $20/month on classic plan isn’t exactly something that is good for your wallet. $680 for phone? No thanks… I rather pay $458 up front and forget about it. But any smart person will just get their Nexus 4 from Google directly and be done with it (like I did).

    • xmiro

      and how much do you think the Nexus 4 costs with a contract and a subsidy over 24 month contract with ETFs?

  • PiCASSiMO

    Here’s a suggestion for T-Mobile. Since the pricing for “well qualified” and “not well qualified” customer is the same at the end of the day when paying off the phones with deposit and monthly installments, I would recommend that you offer a discount for people whom pay in full.

    Take the SGS3… at $550, there should be a 5-10% discount so that T-Mobile gets their money up front and customers move on with their lives. So the savings for the customer buying it in full would be $27.50 to $55.00.

    • 21stNow

      I would love it if they did this.

    • Justsaying

      good idea!

    • AndroidProfit

      You are trying to use logic here with T-Mobile.

  • BonesFab

    Can you put any T-Mobile capable phone on the plan?

    • 21stNow

      I’m not sure which plan you are asking about, but T-Mobile has always allowed any T-Mobile compatible device to be used on their network (as long as the IMEI is clean).

      • BonesFab

        I mean on the new “postpaid no contract” value plan. It looks like you have to buy one of the phones whether you pay upfront or a down payment and pay off the rest over 24 months.

        • 21stNow

          Unless T-Mobile changes something (which I doubt since they had a BYOD campaign not that long ago), you should be able to bring your own device. I’ve brought many devices onto my T-Mobile plans, both postpaid and prepaid.

        • BonesFab

          Ok, thanks!

  • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

    so what exactly is a “well qualified customer” ?

    • RedGeminiPA

      Someone with GOOD credit.

      • http://about.me/daylondeon Deacon

        oh lol ok.

  • http://www.jmillionnyc.com/ Jason Million

    Im still wondering how ppl with grandfathered plans and eligible upgrades will fit into this equation

    • corepreacher

      You will either have to go to am indirect like Walmart, best buy or you can do a bridge to value and keep your plan and finance the phone or just convert to the new value plans and finance the phone or just but the phone outright and change nothing

  • Herb

    Are we supposed to be taking this seriously? I don’t see how a Galaxy Tab 10.1 is $549 while a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is $459. Or how a 3G Android phone like the Prism would cost the same ($139) as a 4-year-old Samsung Galaxy TXT.

    And the HTC One S isn’t even on my store’s shelves anymore. I am taking these numbers with a grain of salt.

    • corepreacher

      Each manufacturer sets their own MSRP and tmobile weighs that against the chance of people purchasing these devices and canceling service. It’s all data and tmobile has been looking at it for years. This will succeed

  • jake

    Thank God for Good credit. *does happy dance*

  • http://profiles.google.com/mrice.hill Mr. Hill

    This might just work for T-Mobile. People at first are kind of put off when you tell them they have to pay full price for their device but at the end of the day most of them think in the short-term and only care about how much it costs them to get the device out the door. $69 for the GS3 would draw in a lot of customers. $29 for the S2. Wow. Hopefully they get the iPhone 4 and 4S as well and price them at $0 and $99 down. That would make a killing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stormcityusa Storm Millenium

    This is either gonna be a “hit” or “miss” with T-Mobile. There is no in between.

    My only concern is that T-Mobile always advertises the latter more than whats actually in the fine print. And thats where the confusion begins. T-Mobile manufactures churn for themselves. But anyway I hope they succeed. The past-failure of the very similar Even More Plus plans with EIP is still fresh in my head tho.

    We’ll see how this all turns out…

    • xmiro

      past failure? 80% of new activations are on Value plans currently even before this goes live

    • corepreacher

      This will be successful of the salespeople and customer service explain the plans and service and pricing with honesty and integrity. There is still some of that left in this world and I will be one of those people

  • tech916

    im going to love when it falls flat on tmobiles a$$

    • corepreacher

      Good thing it wont

  • AndroidProfit

    Probably not a good idea to get customers thinking about the cost of the phone when they are getting service. Especially when you are playing a shell game and selling smartphones at artificially inflated prices.

    • corepreacher

      Actually most of the phones retail prices have gone down

  • ticket

    Please answer this one question.
    Will T – Mobile eliminate all subsidies that ever existed from day one including those grandfathered, individual promotional plans?

    • http://tmonews.com David

      No, existing plans will remain unchanged.

  • Fabian Cortez

    David: Is there some way you can put these images in a gallery or something?

    Maybe it’s just me but I find it very difficult to “browse” through these images with ease.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      They should be in a gallery already?!?!

  • SΞΛИ KΞLLΞHΞR

    Any word on the Z10 pricing/down payment info?