Family Plan savings for T-Mobile business customers: Explained

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Yesterday afternoon – or morning if you’re Pacific time – T-Mobile announced a brand new set of Uncarrier moves for businesses and consumers. As we’d heard leading up to the event, we knew business was going to be a big deal here. But we didn’t know exactly how big a deal it would be.

Now, with T-Mo’s new plan, businesses all get a flat rate fee per line and don’t have to pay data access fees. You pay for a line and it comes with 1GB of 4G LTE data and unlimited minutes and texts. But along with it came a very tempting proposition for families. If you have a company-provided business line with T-Mobile, your family can save on their first two lines on a family plan. Here’s how it works.

First off, the business line has to be one provided by your company. In other words: Your employer has signed a multi-line deal with T-Mobile and you have one of those lines. This is not for personal phones with company reimbursement.

Family Plan Discount

This company line then essentially acts as your first Simple Choice line in a family plan. So instead of paying $50 for the first line on your family plan, you’d pay the second line rate of $30 (assuming you’re signing up for the base 1GB Simple Choice plan). Your second line would be charged at the rate of a third line = $10. After that, any additional lines would be $10 per month, just like they are now for Family Plan customers. It essentially comes down to saving $40 per month, which ever Simple Choice plan you go for.

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Obviously, you can choose different data allowances for each line, as you can now. So you could – for example – have a $60 unlimited line and a 1GB line for $70 per month combined. That’s versus the usual combined price of $110.

The deal is available to current customers as well as new ones. That means, if you currently use a business-provided phone on T-Mobile and you have members of your family on a Simple Choice Family Plan, you can sign up and get the discount from this Sunday, March 22nd. Pretty sweet, right?

If you fit the conditions, head on over to T-Mobile.com/busfamdiscount and enroll from March 22nd. Make sure you have your business phone to hand when you do. If you have an issue signing up online, call 1-800-937-8997, and a one of the Customer Care reps will be able to help you. You might be asked for your business email address as verification when you enroll.

Once enrolled, the discount will show on the next month’s family bill, and every month from then on until you leave your company, or they cancel their T-Mobile business plan. At which point, the Family Plan will revert to the regular full price. It’s also worth noting that if you have any other kind of corporate discount through T-Mo, you won’t be eligible for the B2B Family Service Discount.

Let us know if you’ll be saving money through this scheme. And head on over to T-Mobile.com to find out more, or sign up.

 

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  • Jesse

    Line 1 and Line 2 Combined only seems like a steal for low data useage. Otherwise not really any savings over existing 2 line family plans no?

    • brybry

      yep~ also didn’t they have 2 lines unlimited for $100 bucks already?

      • Cam Bunton

        They did, I was making the comparison versus the usual full-price. 2 for $100 won’t last forever.

        • Hector Arteaga

          This really shouldn’t bother me at all lol, but it bothers me that they won’t come out and say that current 2 for 100 users will be grandfathered in indefinitely. I understand that current promotions need to go away, but not committing to grandfathering is something even the twin bells won’t do.

        • Sergio p.

          That’s part of the Un-contract he signed it states that any promotion you are on you keep.

        • Hector Arteaga

          Two years only for unlimited.

        • Cam Bunton

          Minimum two years. They didn’t say it will definitely change in two years.

        • totti

          How about 4 lines for 100 2.5gb each? Is this going to stay forever or only till next january Or fpr the next 2 years?

        • xtasys

          that plan you keep for ever aslong you dont change plans

        • Cam Bunton

          You keep 4 for $100 for as long as you’re a T-Mobile customer.

      • JE_25

        Yes they do, but any line after the first two is $40 per line and have to be truly unlimited. Whereas this offer allows for the $10 add a lines after the first two lines and does not require them to be truly unlimited.

    • ragumaster

      now you can do 4 lines each line at 3gb for 100$ so I guess you get 500mb more , hey it’s something. also I for got to say now you have 5GB for 2 lines for 80$ before it would be 120 savings of 40 which is also not bad.

      • pseudoswede

        Plus, you would be eligible for Data Stash.

        • Jesus Rosales

          Do You get data stash on the business plan?

        • Joe

          Ya that’s what I was thinking just don’t know if you can be eligible for data stash under business plan. Still need more info on this hole thing.

    • Cam Bunton

      Yeah, I agree. It’s the lower end of the scale that gets better value in terms of percentage saved. 2 lines of 1GB for $40 is sweet.

  • blackhawk

    How do they know if it the company gave the phone specifically to me? My company has a business phone plan with T-mobile, but I don’t have one of those phones.. Can I use a colleagues phone who doesn’t have T-mobile?

    • Cam Bunton

      You need your phone nearby, so I’m guessing they’ll use your mobile number to verify by sending you a text or something. We’ll find out more about the process from Sunday.

      • Goat

        I applaud your replies to your readers!

  • MKashi

    So it saves anywhere between $20-$40 per month depending on the number of lines.

    • Cam Bunton

      No, it saves $40. Since you have to take at least two lines for it to class as a Family Plan. You don’t save anything on lines 3+. literally just those first two.

      • MKashi

        oh ok thanks. So if I had the old UL Data plan for $20 each, then I would be at $30 + $10 + $20 X 2 = $80 for UL Talk and Text, as opposed to $100 for 2 now?

      • nutmac

        It’s actually $20 since Business Family Discount REQUIRES first line to be paid for by employer.

        • msohail

          No .. Cam is right .. its $40 .. the employer paid line is just a requirement to quality for the discount… The image makes it very clear .. plus i have verified it with our account rep.

        • nutmac

          So how does it work? Employee has a line that is paid for by the employer. He has 1 family member, his spouse. In this case, he would need to pay for 1 additional line, which would normally cost $50. Under Business Family Discount, isn’t it $30 for $20 savings? Once you cross 2 lines or more, the total savings increases to $40.

  • Bobblahblah

    Good God. Don’t call customer care, you’ll be directed to do the process online. If you’re having problems with it, your local store can help you.

  • YABD

    Can I save some money if I have a family plan with 8 members?

    • Cam Bunton

      If you have a business line, you’ll get a discount on the first two lines of your family plan. The others are all $10 per month, same as they are now.

  • JLV90

    Damn wish I had a business line, both of my employers are too big for T-mobile though.

  • John Smith

    It doesn’t really save me any money. My family gets 2.5GB for $10 a month (after the first line). So to do this I’d pay MORE than I am now for 3GB.