More details on Un-carrier 11 and T-Mobile’s stock giveaway leak out

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With just a few days to go before T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 11 event, more alleged details of T-Mo’s plans have surfaced.

According to a report form VentureBeat, T-Mobile’s effort to reward subscribers with stock in the company will be known as Stock Up. T-Mo stock is expected to be offered in two ways: First, existing postpaid subscribers that downloads the upcoming T-Mobile Tuesdays app before June 21 will be eligible for a single share of stock, which they’ll be able to get by signing up for Loyal3. New subs will have a three-week window to claim their stock.

Subscribers will be able to earn up to 99 more shares in T-Mobile by referring new customers to T-Mo. Subs will get one share for each referral that stays with T-Mobile for more than 15 days. In a move that should please long-term T-Mobile customers, it’s said that subscribers that’ve been with T-Mo for five years or more will get two shares of stock for each referral.

This free stock is in addition to the other goodies that will reportedly be handed out to T-Mo customers with the T-Mobile Tuesdays app. It’s all expected that subscribers will get a two-topping Domino’s pizza, small Wendy’s Frosty, and VUDU movie rental each week, as well as the chance to win prizes like gift cards and trips.

T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 11 event will be live streamed starting June 6 at 1:00 pm ET. We’ll have to wait until then before we know for sure what the next big Un-carrier move will be, but the rumors suggest it’ll be quite different than past moves, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some polarizing opinions about the move. Rather than giving subscribers new features and rate plan improvements, Un-carrier 11 could give customers goodies for a weekly night in and some stock in T-Mobile.

Now that more details of Un-carrier 11 are coming to light, what do you think of the rumors surrounding the next big Un-carrier move?

Source: VentureBeat

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  • Hurlamania

    it’s seems a bit hokey from afar, but it’s not really to bad. Free rewards are free rewards. Let’s see how it turns out.

    • AJ2

      What fun would it be if people couldn’t troll & whine

  • Aurizen

    This is some goat stuff! I wonder how will it work for family plan members. Which one can claim the stock?

  • teckn9ne23

    I have been with tmobile almost 19 years so i have referred almost every one i know already so the referal thing sucks for me lol

    • 0oiiiiio0

      For us long time customers it would have been awesome to have gotten a share for each year.

      • AJ2

        It would be great if they gave you free service too

    • steveb944

      Agreed. I’ve done enough convincing.

    • BadBatz

      19 years..? Wow, I thought I were a veteran with my VoiceStream beginnings in the year 2000.
      Seriously, free pizza or not, it seems that some grandfathered data plans were converted to unlimited 4G LTE as a “gift” to veterans so T-Mob USA do more than they say which is a good thing!

      • Brian Maher

        VoiceStream? Hah. I have you BOTH beat. Try OmniPoint!

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          Try GTE Wireless… Verizon had a special support number for people like us… At the 15 year mark i was given a card to show at stores for 15% off, priority support, and a happy ending in the back!

        • BadBatz

          Well, I thought we are talking about being with one company (T-Mobile purchased VoiceStream, OmiPoint, aerial, etc.) That can go pretty much only as far back as the history of GSM in the US.

          Not to get nostalgic, but my first cellular phone was an employer-supplied Audiovox car phone in 1987 with a 60 minute plan . AMPS, call quality was, ahem, nonexistent, and crossing the county line meant roaming charges. I was in SoCal so it could have been GTE.
          Then, after quite a few changes, including the “Moto Brick” and such, I got on something called then “PCS” with very limited coverage but more liberal stateside roaming and really slick, tiny phones. Then it was Nextel (their i2000 phone supported iDEN with PTT and such, and GSM so it could roam but the GSM part would not work stateside.) The roaming charges were high (as I recall $1.99/minute in Europe) but hey, it could roam seamlessly. Not to mention that iDEN worked in Mexico and Brazil :-)
          And just then it was VoiceStream/T-Mobile.

    • AJ2

      You’re not losing anything

  • Aurizen

    hahah goat= greatest of all time :P

  • besweeet

    Free Frosties will be the end of me.

    • Joe

      ^ death by sugar overdose

    • Ordeith

      You can buy a key tag at Wendy’s in December for $1 that will give you free Frostys with every purchase you make for the next year.
      No cell service required.

      • besweeet

        That requires actually buying something from Wendy’s which I would never do otherwise.

        • Ordeith

          You don’t get fries for your Frosty? Oo

        • besweeet

          It’s crazy, I know, but no.

        • tony

          never get wendys frosty, its got so much sugar you might get diabetes 2 just from it.

        • AJ2

          Should be a Frosty or a Whole Foods gift card. Or a grocery tie in so people can get health food. Otherwise, the health police will say they’re promoting junk & obesity

        • AJ2

          Upsell

    • AJ2

      Well Wendy’s knows that most people will buy stuff in addition to a Frosty. Thats how marketing works. Someone’s not going to switch carriers for a 99 cent fake milkshake

  • gg55592

    Hmm, is T-Mobile really buying shares of its own stock and giving existing shares away. Because they’re selling for about $44 right now. That would be quite a give away.

    Or are they creating shares of stock to give away, in which case they are watering down the value of existing stock in the company. I don’t think existing shareholders would be too hapy about that (essentially T-Mobile would just be giving away their money).

    I’d like to know the full details of this plan.

    • Adam

      I assume it will be some type of derivative, like in “The Big Short”.

  • Matt

    I think the stock giveaway is an honest to goodness stroke of genius. A customer with a stake in the company is apt to be more loyal. It’s marketing mastery.

    • AJ2

      For one share? People care about coverage and price

  • ujj77yj

    meh

  • mreveryphone

    All this stock giveaway talk will be contingent on what T-Mobile does in the future… Is DT still trying to sell? Will T-Mobile keep up the pace in network build out? Will T-Mobile be competitive with with it’s 5g roll out? I guess free stock is free stock though… I’m all in!

    • (J²)

      Perhaps DT is on board with this idea – slowly selling T-Mobile US’ shares to itself and other parties (customers).

      Let’s just face it, DT is going to have a very hard time getting the DOJ and FCC to approve a M&A due to T-Mobile being the driving force behind the wireless industry. This may just be DT’s only way out.

      If companies weren’t offering enough before, what makes you think they will offer more after the incentive auction? Expect for AT&T and Sprint, no other company offered enough for DT to entertain a deal.

  • illstplaya .

    So what will this do for customers though? So what if I get stock? What am I going to do with it then, that makes this so special

    • Same thing everyone else does with stock. Sit and wonder, “What do I do with this?” /s

    • fflip8

      Keep it, sell it, wait and see how it turns out, trade it, stock in companies is useful.

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        I doubt tmobile stock will be above vzw for a while meaning we’re near the peak. I’ll probably sell mine post haste and put it elsewhere

    • DJ Grumpypants

      One share of stock gives you one vote. More shares give you more votes. You are more valuable as a t-mobile subscriber that an American citizen.

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        Lol it doesn’t give you one vote. As a minority shareholdet you agree to all the board govern. They get the vote you’re just along for the ride

        • AJ2

          People here obviously aren’t major investors

    • (J²)

      T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom holds a majority of T-Mobile’s stock. Considering is owning (and investing) in a small chunk of the company. You’d even get any shareholder returns!

  • justanormalguy13

    Dumb, dumb, dumb. This has nothing to do with my cell service at all. Instead of giving me this free stuff, drop my bill or something. This is 100% marketing shenanigans. The simple truth is that a small percentage will claim the rewards, so they won’t be out much. I’m a loyal T-Mobile fan, and love them, but this is stupid.

    Here’s an idea for you, unlimited video calling. Boom.

    • besweeet

      It could give them more subs to further improve the network.

    • fflip8

      I don’t have much of an issue with the perks but that’s actually a very good idea. Unlimited video calling should be a given for all carriers… Just like many have unlimited MMS.

      • a d00d

        Video is already killing cellular networks: there will never, even with 5G, be enough bandwidth to go around. Optical networks (through lights, for instance) might work, but must not work very well as they are still confined to the lab, if not outright vaporware.

        Also remember uplink bandwidth is a fraction of downlink because the base station is trying to hear your weak-ass milli-watt transmissions while you move around and your hand / head/ etc is blocking your phone’s pathetic antenna (thanks to SAR regs). The D/L is already slow as molasses due to unlimited Youtube and what-not: U/L may be unstable depending on your local circumstances.

        It’s like the idiots who make videos out slide shows: the individual pictures are no more than a few hundred kB, but the video takes tens of MB (if not HD). Likewise, MMS takes a megabyte or so at most, but a video call takes tens or hundreds! Add all the OTHER people who are doing so, and it brings the cell to its knees!

        • fflip8

          Video isn’t killing mobile networks. 1080P is though. T-Mobile already stated previously their video bandwidth actually went DOWN with binge on, meanwhile people streamed more video than ever.

      • AJ2

        Try Google Project Fi. If you have a recent Nexus. I havent used it but all the reviews I’ve read have been very positive.. Especially for single people. It’ll switch you to encrypted wifi if available and it refunds you for data you don’t use. And cellular networks are Tmobile & Sprint

        • fflip8

          Project Fi is extremely expensive. I use at least 10GB a month. That would be $120 a month on Project Fi.

    • They’re already the cheapest, what more do you want? I mean sure Sprint is a bit cheaper but Sprint is pretty bad. And MetroPCS is dirt cheap and you still get the Tmo network! Switch to Metro if ya don’t want Uncarrier gimmicks and such :)

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        Is sprint cheaper? No music freedom stash or binge on says otherwise

        • matt

          music freedom , data stash and binge on are like one thing.. but the thing that bothered me about sprint is the little amount of tethering the give you. thats if you even get it.

          35 dollars on my ipad gives me every uncarrier thing t-mobile offers , except voice of course. i’d like to see sprint let me watch 35 gigs of sling tv a month on my ipad for the 35 dollars i am paying t-mo

        • AJ2

          Depends on how much data you use. Those benefits don’t apply to Tmobile 2gb plan. Considering the average person uses a little over 2 gb, most people don’t need all that in addition to 6gb. If you do use tins of data via streaming, then it’s a good deal for you.

      • tony

        sprint charges $15/ gb overages. its in the fine print LOL

      • AJ2

        Straight Talk gives you ATT LTE at $45 for 5gb or $55 for 10gb. No throttling of 8mbps like Cricket or Metro. No overage charges. No activation charge either. No silly taxes & fees that postpaid always came up with. I used to pay almost an additional 20% in fees with Tmobile. Now I pay less than a buck and a half extra. Different strokes for different folks. As a single person, its cheaper

    • Clippers FANactic

      100% agree…

    • (J²)

      Actually, after doing away with employer discounts and etc. I think a loyalty program of sorts was long overdue.

      I’ll admit, this isn’t what I expected and is somewhat of a let down (with all the hype) but these are all freebies. Who complains about free stuff?

      T-Mobile knows that the Band 12 deployments are winding down and that it needs to find a way to maintain customer loyalty until it is able to deploy spectrum it has acquired from the ongoing FCC auction (potentially for 5G). It would appear that the era of 4G is already coming to a close, there’s just not enough opportunity for growth for T-Mobile. They’ve got to look a few years into the future and insure they aren’t dead last in the race again.

      Trust me, I understand where you are coming from. I live in the 17th largest metro area in the US and after researching, I’ve learned that there is some sort of frequency/licensing conflict so we will not see Band 12 in the near future. T-Mobile was just simply too late in the 4G/LTE race to acquire the resources needed – not much else can be done now but what they are doing.

      If T-Mobile starts to lose boat loads of customers now, then “Dumb and Dumber” win.

      • Ordeith

        >Who complains about free stuff?

        People who realize there is no such thing and would rather have lower rates than having to “pay” for this “free” stuff they might or might not use.

        • (J²)

          You could have nothing instead…

          T-Mobile does not have to do this, just like the other carriers around the world that flat out refuse to do this.

          If T-Mobile is offering you 1 share per subscriber you refer (that’s at not cost to you), free pizza and a movie (allegedly per week) – How is it not free? If true, this is at least $75 in freebies a month.

          As long as your current rate remains the same, it is FREE because you do not have to fork over anything more.

          If you aren’t satisfied, Verizon Wireless will be glad to have you.

        • Ordeith

          It costs T-Mobile something to offer these “freebies” that cost is part of your bill. I’d rather have the money.

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          More then likely the food is given as a promotional exchange without cost or perhapseven profit to T-Mobile. The share doesn’t really cost anything either. In fact it might help if they buy shares on the open market

        • AJ2

          Its called marketing

        • SirStephenH

          You could always sell your stock which doesn’t really cost the company much of anything. Pizzas and other stuff that’s rumored most likely costs T-Mobile nothing to next to nothing. It would work as advertising for both parties.

        • VN

          Silly troll no it doesn’t.

        • Ordeith

          Silly economically illiterate person, of course it does.

        • (J²)

          That’s why I stopped responding. I do understand that some may not be satisfied but it’s reaching to claim that we are paying for these freebies.

          That’s like saying if you buy a product at $2 and a $1 off coupon is attached… We must be paying $3 for this! Wtf…

        • Sayahh

          Don’t apps track you? That’s worth something to somebody, otherwise they wouldn’t offer freebies, “they” being the company paying Tmobile to give you freebies.

        • carl

          But they have to offer “free” stuff in order to keep people “happy” and not thinking in leaving. They could offer more gigs of data or lower rates to be competitive, but I think this is cheaper for them; this also prevents people switching to cheaper plans with more gigs of data.

          Smart.

        • npm

          moronic… how many customers walk in and ask…”Ive been long time customer.. what can you do for me?”

          First of all, Tmobile doesnt owe you shit for paying your goddamn bill on time for however many years. Why customers think theyre deserving of free stuff just because they paid on time.

          BUT Tmobile does listen so those customers get stock in an exciting company! Thats like giving you 40 bucks (right now)… Why must you be that customer that is always assuming its a scam?

        • AJ2

          If they offer free stuff from 3rd parties, those other companies are paying for at least part if not all of it. It’s a promotional marketing play

        • AJ2

          Tmobile has dine everything that they’ve done because they needed to. It’s funny to see people think Tmobile is your friend. They’re a publicly traded company and everything they do is designed to make a profit. Period

        • AJ2

          I and most people I know would rather get $10 knocked off the bill that some fast food junk.

      • enkay1

        >T-Mobile knows that the Band 12 deployments are winding down

        No duh. It’s their network. They better know where and when they are deploying service… Regular customers don’t give a shit about that anyway. It has never been a selling point aside from the occasional “Extended Range LTE” blip in their advertising. It’s just something that customers expect to be there.

        >and that it needs to find a way to maintain customer loyalty

        As long as customers see they have signal, can do what they need to do with it, and the price stays right, they aren’t going anywhere.

        >It would appear that the era of 4G is already coming to a close, there’s just not enough opportunity for growth for T-Mobile.

        That’s just flat out untrue. What does LTE stand for? Long Term Evolution. It’s a technology that is going to be used for years to come. 5G is looking to be an extremely high-bandwidth, localized service because of the frequency ranges that most carriers are planning to use it on. It will likely only be available in hotzones. Big cities might see more pervasive outdoor coverage but it sure as hell ain’t getting indoors at 28 to 39 GHz. LTE will continue to be the workhorse network most places.

        >I live in the 17th largest metro area in the US and after researching, I’ve learned that there is some sort of frequency/licensing conflict so we will not see Band 12 in the near future.

        San Diego? T-Mobile bought that license and is deploying it already. No conflicts there.

        >T-Mobile was just simply too late in the 4G/LTE race to acquire the resources needed – not much else can be done now but what they are doing.

        I wouldn’t say so at all. On the contrary, T-Mobile, while late to the game, was more prepared than most to deploy LTE. Fiber to urban sites from the 3G upgrade, a treasure trove of spectrum after the AT&T deal fell through, newer equipment as the base of their network. VoLTE was a flip of a switch for them unlike Verizon and AT&T. The latter of which still does not offer VoLTE over their entire footprint.

        700 MHz A block had almost no ecosystem and, aside from US Cellular markets, was left unused. T-Mobile waited until after AT&T told the FCC they would start including band 12 in their devices, then they started acquiring the A block. now there is a solid ecosystem of band 12 devices. AT&T customers can come to them with their phones and experience the full coverage of their network.

      • AJ2

        Wait to see what they announce but so far, I don’t see it as something that would make someone switch. The main thing is coverage, coverage, coverage. Even with all the changes Tmobile has made, I know plenty of people who’d never consider Tmobile because they think its the company of years ago. They don’t even realize Tmobile has the iPhone. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but Tmobile has focused a lot of its marketing on young people

    • AJ2

      Yep I’m. Not currently with Tmobile but when. I first joined years ago it was a promo like you stated. It was something like $10-15 off their regular plan. Customers like savings… Real savings.. And that gave me savings ever month. It’s a psychological boost when you get something on sale. I remember checking the website when the price went back up & realizing I really got a good deal. Then customer service declined & I left.

  • fflip8

    Disappointing but better than nothing. You don’t see Sprint, Verizon or AT&T doing this.

    • matt

      i guess you aren’t on the internet that much. AT&T just announced two days ago that they are offering AT&T thanks where you can get movie tickets.

      shares good. but i don’t think i can generate referrals. i kind of want something better then pizza. i too think rewards like pizza is kind of lame. i get 5 dollars for every 50 dollars i spend at logos and discover card is giving me 5 percent bonus at mcdonalds right now. why would someone want to switch carriers?

      • carl

        People must think the other companies are sitting on their hands and only T-Mobile is doing things.

        information bubble.

      • fflip8

        I was referring to the stock.

      • AJ2

        ATT must be offering good direct TV deals because I’ve seen about half dozen installations in my complex in the last week and a half

  • steveb944

    So my family plan will garner rewards for each number? I have movies for the whole week if so.

    I wish I would get stock for my tenure. I’ve converted everyone I know to T-Mobile already.

  • Ordeith

    Why is so much of the T-Mobile network down right now?

    • Your Mi Boy Blu

      Everyone must be smoking a joint or toking a bong.

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        What is your problem man?

      • Dajoenie

        One of the Weed prohibitionist getting his two cents in, ON, a t-Mobil cell phone article. I can’t think that abstract on 10 joints. There platform is dissolving and there getting desperate for face time.

    • VN

      It wasn’t down.

    • beachtrax

      Cricket was down with a major outage in US yesterday.

      • carl

        Yesterday afternoon, almost night, and they fixed it early morning today. I think it was a messed up update or upgrade because now the voice call sounds pretty good compared to before. I friend of mine has a Cricket phone.

      • AJ2

        So was Apple services

    • carl

      I saw LTE disappear yesterday at times and my phone was using “4G”, maybe you’re in an area that only has LTE with nothing to fallback to.

  • Your Mi Boy Blu

    Something is real screwed up with this company.

    But many customers will probably hold out for the Free Seattle Recreational Weed.

    • Dajoenie

      Seattle Weed!!!! Seattle didn’t legalize it, WASHINTON DID! I live in Washington and Seattle isn’t the only city with legal weed. If T-Mobil did that they would have a monopoly for sure.

  • I love T-Mobile dearly but this sounds wholefully drab. Who the hell wants a single stock in T-Mobile? Here I thought it was going to be something cool like more data or turning up their coverage a notch to better compete with Verizon and AT&T. Maybe even make BingeOn better.
    If it is true, then this event will bomb. TMUS valued at 43.63 points (at the time of this posting) ain’t that much to get excited for. Sure, it is free, but honestly, this is a wireless carrier, not a giveaway service for new subscribers or customer retention via stock.

    • a d00d

      TMUS @ $43.xx is meaningless by itself: Earnings Per Share and Price / Earnings Ratio are far more important.

      As of March 31st, EPS is 56 cents per share compared to losses in that quarter in the previous 2 years: TMUS has become profitable.
      (from NASDAQ: http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/tmus/revenue-eps )

      Meanwhile, P/E has been declining from a wildly high 52.67 in 2015 to an estimated 33.74 in 2016, meaning the company is now much more valuable despite the share price not moving much.
      (again from http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/tmus/pe-ratio )

      I have to agree that the moves lately won’t have the impact of earlier ones. OTOH, this might be the first opportunity for some people to own stock in ANY company, and could be an educational opportunity, if nothing else. And, in the end, how is this any different from any other give-away, including loss leaders: they’re buying customers with a one-time payment of money, an old idea–the money is in the form of stock, but it’s still effectively money.

      We’ll see what happens. This clearly isn’t their best idea, but it sure isn’t their worst, either.

    • Dajoenie

      If I read right 43.64 could become $4320.36 with a little effort. What a terrible deal! Why are you so disgruntled that TMobil is going to give there customers a vested interest in using there product. I also suspect that soliciting information will be easier for them and Us. I will be more inclined to offer suggestions and feedback to a company who has respect for me. After all, at the end of the day The customers need to be as important as the suits.

      On paper this idea is brilliant, I can’t wait to see how it works out.

    • AJ2

      Its marketing and PR… And it has a psychological effect on customers if this is indeed the promotion

  • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

    Not sure stock holders will be happy about potentially 60 millon extra shares diluting their holding

    • Dracono

      Depends, is it known if this is TMUS or another class stock with no voting rights?

      • Dajoenie

        Could they legally misrepresent a promotion like that?

      • Dylan Wentworth

        Taanstafl.
        Never forget that.

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        Turns out loyal3 is buying it on the open market

    • Dajoenie

      I’m no fanboy, but at least T Mobil is trying to engage the customer again like in the old days of business. I don’t think any birds will be flying back to Verz. Perphaps this Company values its customers more then it’s shareholders….COULD IT BE TRUE!

      • AJ2

        No…

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        Nope, loyal3 is buying the shares for this give away on the open market. It’s actually a huge help for stock holders.

    • Matt

      Waaaah! Cry me a river.

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        Actually turned out in their favor. Loyal3 is covering the cost of buying the shares on the open market.

  • SirStephenH

    More VUDU codes would be cool. I’m starting to build a nice collection of movies with the Binge On codes.

    I’m pretty sure everyone doesn’t know this but the “free VUDU rentals” are simply a $3.99 credit. This credit doesn’t have to be used for rentals. You can use it to rent a movie or you could put it towards buying a movie. Just remember that the credit expires in 30 days but if you time the redemption right you can use two months worth of credits at once. We have 4 lines for a total of $15.96 per month and have several new movies in our collection thanks to Binge On. Unfortunately that’s the only positive of the program that I can think of.

    • VN

      Only positive of the program? Millions out there are saying terabytes of paid data because of this program. Sorry but vudu rentals is only a small bit buddy.

    • Acdc1a

      How about the fact that free tethering has allowed me to drop Comshaft all together?

  • carl

    What will the T-Mobile Tuesday app do in my phones, read all my contacts, ask for full network access and display ads? If that’s the case I’m out. Apps should only be allowed to read the contacts that you check in the checkboxes.

    Everyone is talking about shares, however the Level3 site talks about partial shares. Maybe 11 partial shares will make on whole share? That would make more sense.

    I would’ve preferred the Boost approach of growing data. Junk food, no thank you. I feel like the world is moving in another direction with the organics and non-GMOs.

    Un-Healthy

    • matt

      oh no. thats an exclusive android feature. with android you are forced into handing over your phone directory to Facebook. with iOS you have a choice.

      they came out with some ‘ find out who is calling ‘ service for the iPhone. i accidentally sent them my phonebook. and now there is no way to ask them to delete it

      • fflip8

        You do realize on Android you can choose too. Unless you have an ancient phone.

        • 9to5Slavery

          Android phones become ancient the following year with no additional news of updates.

        • AJ2

          Get a Nexus. They’re updated monthly. My phone is from Jan 2014 & is running the latest version of Android and works fine

        • 9to5Slavery

          Forgot about the nexus. It’s not diverse enough.. yet. Love the speed of android and smoothness. just not when its not responding.

  • TMO1082

    If T-Mobile does give away stock in the company it’s a smart move. If you own part of the company you will less likely to leave or if you do because leave you own stock in T-Mobile and that will always be in the back of your head.

    • Sayahh

      I wasn’t leaving anyway, and stocks won’t keep me if Sprint bought Tmo.

    • AJ2

      Not if you own a couple shares. And what happens to that stock when you leave? Just sounds like a gimmick for publicity. Most people would take $100 off an iPhone or something like that

  • ianken

    Free shares in TMO…have fun doing your taxes…

    • Dylan Wentworth

      What’s that supposed to mean?
      We don’t have to file a tax return unless we have stock in T-Mobile ?

      • JBrowne1012

        Nope but you can’t file free through places like hr block nor turbo tax if you have more than a w2. In essence it becomes more of a task to fie taxes when you have more than the std w2 as income.

        • Dylan Wentworth

          Oh ok. I didn’t know that. Of course H&r block and turbo tax isn’t the only way to file a return and one might say they aren’t good ways to file to begin with and certainly aren’t the only game in town.

        • Acdc1a

          You assume no one with T-Mobile gets more than form W2?

    • Joe

      I’ve been playing around with the app Robinhood. Yeah it was fun during the year until they sent me the tax form. Had to get the premium version of turbotax in order to do my taxes even though I lost money overall.

    • Sayahh

      This.

    • Jorg

      You only need to claim on your taxes if you sell the stock (capital gaines) no need to claim if the stock is not sold. Highly doubt that they will offer a stock o stocks to customers, that would mean millions of extra stock in the market that will dilute the stock price. An action like that, must have board approval and SEC filings. You just can’t keep that as a secret, not on a publicly traded company, you will get sued by shareholders that lost money in a heartbeat.

  • randomnerd_number38

    I have a sinking feeling this event is going to mean absolutely nothing to me. I have a grandfathered promo plan that I will never migrate from. None of the freebies would be free for me if I had to change to the newest version of simple choice to get them.

    But I’m still holding out hope that this “leak” is a smoke screen for the real uncarrier 11. People knew about Binge On weeks before it happened because of leaks. John played it cool but I’m sure he was pretty salty about that. I wouldn’t put it past John to “leak” this as a distraction and then pull a “one more thing” moment where they announce the actual uncarrier 11.

    • AJ2

      Well you can’t complain if they’re honoring an old plan because the truth is once your contract expired, they’re under no obligation to honor it

  • Durandal_1707

    I don’t think this “free pizza and Frosty every week” thing will last very long. For one thing, encouraging your customers to die of heart attacks is detrimental to customer retention numbers.

    • Mac

      It’s not like they are going to die in a few months, I would say in a few years. First they’ll get fatter and fatter, then they’ll experience poor health and psychological conditions, which will make them poorer and thus unable to switch to more expensive carriers.

      Meanwhile the “free” food promotion will continue attracting new victims. All this may sound awful for some, but it is not. The world is facing a huge problem that very few like to talk about: overpopulation. And, this type of promotions could help in solving that,

      • Apple

        “Overpopulation”
        Now you sound like a 1%er. Let me guess Rothschild or Illuminati?

        • Mac

          When will overpopulation became an issue for you, when we reach 8 billion people, 10 billion, 15 billion? Give me a number.

        • Mac

          I meant: When will it become.an issue…

      • AJ2

        Criticism will be unhealthy fast food if no options for healthy alternatives… I can’t imagine them. Giving every customer a free pizza every week..
        But then of course they’ll sign up corporate partners for these promotions. I’m still with Straight Talk. Its still the best deal for my needs . Been 3 years

    • StankyChikin

      A pizza and frosty per week will not kill anybody.

      • JLV90

        Hate to break the news to you but everyone who has eaten a pizza and a frosty will die eventually coincidence I think not

    • PC_Tool

      Anyone who will die from one extra pizza/frosty a week has serious problems unrelated to this give-away.

      Try and keep the over-dramatic rhetoric out of it, eh?

    • Brandon

      I think the commas indicate that the movie rental is weekly, the rest are one time.

  • S. Ali

    Not sure why people are down on this, its not like your service changes. Freebies are freebies. Its like a referral credit that other carriers give you for recruiting customers. Now, you have a vested interest in T-Mobile’s success and seeing that stock price rise. That’s far more valuable than some one time credit, you become a part owner in the company. This model is very common where employees and customers share equity in a company and promote its growth. The entire idea is to keep you a happy customer with perks nobody else offers. However, I do agree that this isn’t a very “uncarrier” move which has largely focused on removing customer “pain points”. So I’m willing to bet there is something else.

    • BadBatz

      C’mon, what “vested interests” one has with 10 shares of a relatively low-cost stock? This ain’t no Berkshire class A at $216 000/share!

      Look, maybe breaking a pattern is a good marketing decision, say, to further reinforce the notion that T-Mobile USA is not “like all others telecoms.” Maybe. (Disclaimer, we all here assume that the rumors are true so treat all this accordingly.)

      My lawn and garden people plant extra flowers, a brush or two, etc. They already do great job, but still try to keep me “happy”, i.e. keep me as their customer by giving me “freebies” (note the quotes…) that fit into the general profile of that particular business. I’d be really surprised if my gardener brought me a pizza!

      • S. Ali

        Point is you’re getting something tomorrow you didn’t have today..for free. There isn’t much more to deliberate about it except to complain..about getting free things. Its actually kind of funny to see people even discuss or get angry about….free stuff. Take it or don’t…its free.

        • BadBatz

          “Free stuff” is very (very…) seldom, if ever, free.

        • yentrog31

          Then don’t partake. If it does not interest you, it should not concern you. Yet.

        • Brandon

          Yes, the price you’re paying here is your T-Mobile phone bill…Which depending on whether you’re a T-Mobile user or not, you already do pay. So in that regard, it is free.

        • BadBatz

          Nope, it is not. In the business world, especially with a publicly traded entity, every expense, must make economic sense or else. So YOU may get a pizza pie, a share or two of (probably non-voting) stock but T-Mobile is BUYING something (say, inexpensive advertising buzz) tangible for that money. Yeah, it might be a no-out-of-pocket cost to you (except perhaps tax implications, if any) but there is an actual transaction going on and in this sense it ain’t “free.”

        • AJ2

          On a few months, there will be another price increase or some feature will disappear

        • fflip8

          Free stuff is always free stuff. No doubt about it. It’s just one person pays for it instead of you, and who pays for it? T-Mobile. Why complain? Your carrier is literally giving back.
          The definition of free is, “without cost or payment”. As a customer are you paying a cost or making a payment on top of what you already pay to receive such items? No.

        • AJ2

          Its the internet. Thats what people do us complain. I mean can’t they give away healthy foods? Lol
          Is it everyone gets a pizza or some drawing

    • AJ2

      A whole share or two! Don’t quit your day job. At least folks here will finally have a reason to care how many subscribers Tmobile gained in a quarter

    • Jsun

      What do you mean? We have to down play this because we should be offered free luxury cars and mansions. After all, our low phone bills should get us more than just a mobile service.

  • Bob Brown

    Are T-Mobile Prepaid Customers eligible for any of this?

    • AJ2

      Probably not

    • fflip8

      No way in hell that would ever happen. Prepaid users aren’t entitled to jack squat. While all customers are valued, prepaid are the lesser valued because usually prepaid users generate FAR less revenue and profit, as well as many carrier hop as soon as they see the better deal, AKA, not loyal and not worth their time.

  • 9to5Slavery

    Anyone know the service vs others in Wilmington NC?

    • BadBatz

      Try rootmetrics.com. Historically T-Mob is weak in the Carolinas but improving IMO.

  • Matt Lonergan

    what do we get if we’ve been a loyal customer for 10 years?

    • Joseph Cathey

      2 shares, and double shares for every person you refer.

  • peharri

    The share offer looks decent, but the pizza thing looks desperate.

    Plus, seriously, Dominos?

    • VN

      Yea really. You would think they could have gone with Pizza Hut instead.

    • Joseph Cathey

      I mean, loyalty rewards are rarely groundbreaking. They offer these low-level gimmes, but also have larger giveaways like trips and prizes.

  • Randall Lind

    I don’t want stock and but I take a free pizza for life each week. I wish it was PapaJohn’s not crappy Dominos.

    • Joseph Cathey

      Free pizza is free pizza. Also Dominoes actually stepped up their game last I tried them, which was a couple weeks ago.

      • lomsha

        Really? Still tastes like cardboard to me, maybe it’s my area.

        • fflip8

          Have you actually eaten cardboard before? Their pizza obviously isn’t as good as an authentic Italian restaurant in Italy would be, but come on, cardboard? It’s just americanized pizza.

  • randomnerd_number38

    In an hour we’ll all know if these leaks are genuine :D

    http://live.t-mobile.com/un-carrier11

    • lomsha

      I hope they are not, or maybe some surprise stuff that didn’t leak.

  • ccwdude

    Where will the live stream be?

  • perfectreign

    One of my favorite scenes of all time – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xgx4k83zzc

  • kgraham182

    Crowd looks to be paid off, I ain’t mad. Stock Up seem to be only 1 per account, with stock going to account holder.

  • lomsha

    That was it?

    • Al in SoCal

      There’s always Verizon and their contracts … and overage charges, and .. and .. and .. and ..

      Is that what you prefer?

      • ergrgw

        still underwhelming

  • Al in SoCal

    Just think, if you were with a different carrier, you’d get ZIP … nada. Perhaps a rate hike or some other restriction. So to complain is really looking a gift horse in the mouth.