T-Mobile buy one, get one free deal on high-end Samsung phones happening August 6

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T-Mobile today announced a new offer on Samsung smartphones, and it’ll only be available tomorrow, August 6.

With this deal, you can purchase one of Samsung’s high-end smartphones and get another for free. Both phones must be purchased on an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), and the second phone will need to be on a new line of service.

Once you get your phones, you’ll receive credits on your monthly bill for 24 months to cover the cost of the second phone. You’ll also be credited for the down payment that you make on the second phone if you pick a device that requires a down payment.

The phones that qualify for this offer are the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy S6 edge+, and Galaxy Note 5.

This deal will be available at T-Mobile stores and on T-Mo’s website. Again, it’ll only be available on August 6.

Unfortunately, Samsung’s shiny new Galaxy Note 7 is not a part of this deal. The devices that are included are all well-specced, though, and the GS7 and GS7 edge are still fairly recent releases. So if you’re interested in getting a new high-end Android phone and you’re not quite feeling the Note 7, you may want to visit T-Mobile tomorrow.

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  • besweeet

    Did they mention what data tier the new line has to be on?

    • Alex Wagner

      No data plan requirements for the second line.

  • MadJoe

    Edit: Dang it, thought this included the Note 7.

    My in-laws are switching over to my account to save money so I was just about to open 2 new lines anyway, so this allows me to JUMP mine and my Wife’s lines and get 4 Note 7’s for the price of 2!

    • MadJoe

      Well, maybe the S7 Edge will be sweet enough…we’ll see.

      • StevenM

        The good news is other than the physical size, screen size, stylus, and iris recognition, the S7 Edge and the Note 7 are the same device. The ‘guts’ are exactly the same.

        • MadJoe

          Yeah, but that S-Pen is what’s got me leaning towards the N7. I’ve had the N3 and now the N5 and I’m going to have a hard time giving it up even for 6 months (I have the original JUMP).

      • Andrew Singleton

        s7e or n7 both get the free samsung gift so you will be getting 4 watches, cards, or years of netflix!

        • MadJoe

          The N7 isn’t going to be BOGO today, sadly. But are you sure about the S7E? I think you need to choose a promo, meaning if you get the BOGO, you don’t get the gifts. I’m headed out to T-Mobile in an hour when they open near me, so I’ll know soon anyway.

        • Andrew Singleton

          Yep, stacking is only for tmobile promos. The free gift is a Samsung promotion so you can certainly do both. BOGO is only stackable with carrier freedom (no discount tablets).

        • MadJoe

          Cool, thanks. We ended up only adding 1 line and getting a free S7, so no extra gifts. I was going to get the S7E, but I really can’t not have the S-Pen, so I’m just going to wait for the N7 to be in-store on the 19th and JUMP then (I have SCORE and the pricing for the N7 with SCORE hasn’t been released yet if there will be any, so I’m waiting to see if I can get anything out of this stupid SCORE program before dumping it, either way I’m getting the N7 on the 19th).

      • patt

        s7e has bigger battery. It’s pretty much the same thing without the iris scanner and some gimmicks. You should go so s7e.

        • MadJoe

          I have a Note 5, I can tell you there are things about the S-Pen that absolutely not a gimmick. I think I’m just going to forgo the BOGO and get my Note 7. My wife likes the S7, so we’ll at least get 1 free phone.

  • Panzer

    No Note 7 and no gift card? I supposed a free Note is asking a lot for a phone that hasn’t released yet.

  • kgraham182

    ReCarrier 2.0, free phone after 24 months bill credit aka contract. Total Assisted Services (ReCarrier 1.0) $20 fee now this. SMH

    • kevev

      yup

    • Acdc1a

      But unlike the old days you can avoid both…

    • maanshu

      Buy used phone on swappa or amazon and use your grandfather unlimited data.

  • tranceformer978

    ugh…bill credits. I never thought I’d miss the prepaid cards.

  • mrcoolcat

    Is Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ still sold by tmobile? I couldn’t find it on their website.

    • Charmed79

      Still shows for us, but not til I signed in and click upgrade device

  • Brian Wolfe

    Of course youd have to get a new line. just cant give us a free phone can they

    • Andrew Singleton

      check your local church or women’s shelter.

  • scruff317

    How long do you have to keep the new line active?

    • kgraham182

      2 years… sounds like a contract right?!?!?

      • killi da prince

        Diffrence is you can fully pay off your new phone early and end the “contract” you are only “contracting” the phone but it doesnt stipulate how long you must be with them besides untill the phone is paid off

        • scruff317

          If I buy the phone outright, and I receive the second phone, which would be a new line for me (3rd) which I really don’t need, I have to keep that 3rd line active for 3 months? I think I read that in another article when this deal was rumored. For me on my plan, a new line would be an extra $20, plus the taxes. Anyways, I will be in the store tomorrow.

        • kgraham182

          3 month and a prepaid card was the UnCarrier way, but the ReCarrier way is to give you 24 months bill credits aka a contract towards your free phone.

        • Prode

          you have to keep the new line and phone on eip for 24 months.

        • MadJoe

          No, you have to buy both devices on EIP, and you have to keep the new line open for the full 24 months in order to get it fully free. If you close the line, you must pay off the remaining balance on the BOGO phone. It’s in the agreement, and it’s pretty obvious since T-Mobile has been doing it this way for years. EIP is not a service contract and is not mandatory in order to get service, so if you want T-Mobile without any contract, DON’T USE EIP! Why is this so friking hard for so many people?!?

        • kgraham182

          How do you pay off a free phone?

    • maanshu

      Until you pay off their loan.

  • maanshu

    Now that sounds like a deal Verizon would promise, 69 bucks for tv phone and internet.

  • taino211

    @disqus_WgD9gPvBxZ:disqus , It says via monthly bill credits. So can you just pay off the EIP on the new line and then cancel that new line and still continue to receive the monthly bill credits?

    • Prode

      no you need to keep the line and the phone on EIP for 24 months.

    • MadJoe

      Prode is right, you’ll need to either stop receiving bill credits, or keep the phone and line open the full 24 months. I think this is in response to people last time getting their debit card and paying off the “free” phone and closing the line after less than 2 months. I don’t know how T-Mobile didn’t see that coming, but this shift in policy seems to suggest they didn’t.

      • Guest

        Now they have settle with this hard-to-explain model where free is chained to a 24 months EIP. Which is not bad if you understand the deal, need to upgrade your phones and need that extra new line.

        But it could be better if they just call it contracts, offer 1 year contracts as well and offer the promos without a new line requirement.

        But then they will make the plans more phone-subsidizing in the future and the idea of having cheaper plans and paying a small monthy EIP for your phone only if you need a new phone is kinda lost. T-mobile went full circle on us. I bet someone is going to say: TYT, TJL.

        • MadJoe

          I am honestly having trouble with understanding this post. What is “TYT, TJL”? And are you upset that people don’t understand the difference between EIP and a service agreement, or that T-Mobile expects such an easy concept to be obvious? If you don’t elect to use EIP, YOU DON’T HAVE A CONTRACT, if you do, your contract IS NOT FOR SERVICE, it’s for paying off the device. It is that simple FFS.

  • Joe

    Basically existing customers always get the shaft when it comes to these deals…

    • Kevin Sherman

      Ik it makes me so mad. We should be their top priority.

    • patt

      As always. Even att bo go for s7 is for existing customers.

  • Jung Joon Yi

    So you can get note 7 and get s7e for free?

    • lomsha

      No

  • Guest

    OMG. Does this mean the plans can perfectly subsidize a phone in two years?! I thought the plans didn’t reflect subsidies and we were really saving money!

  • A|E

    We are spoiled with BOGO Free (debit card). UnCarrier is about phone plan NOT equipment.

    • MadJoe

      This isn’t a debit card, it’s a bill credit.

      • DILAW IDDAHLA

        does this mean the new line or added line has to be active for 2 years? I like the debit card, because u can cancel the added line once u pay off the phone

        • MadJoe

          It does, yes. T-Mobile will make payments on the device for the added line only as long as that line is active. So unless you need the extra line, or you plan’s extra line fees are lower than the cost of the device’s monthly EIP, it isn’t worth it. Which I’m sure was T-Mobile’s motivation for doing it that way this time.

  • TaekwonBo

    I’m feeling like they’ll do the BOGO on all but the Note 7 then once everyone buys the GS7 or Note 5, they’ll do a BOGO for the Note 7.

  • Raven2260

    What would happen if I where to get the buy-one-get-one deal and take the phone that is going to be paid by tmo on EIP and swap it with my existing line and keep the new line open for my son but have him use my older phone

    • TaekwonBo

      You don’t have to use the phone with the line you purchased it on. I usually don’t have them set it up for me. This allows me to use the new purchased phone on any line I choose.

  • JOHN P

    We need to move those overpriced pups out the door!

    We’ll still stick it to ya in the end somehow though, cause you were too busy wetting your pants instead of paying attention to the details

    Sincerely,

    The Uncarrier

  • How about this switcher deal combo? That TMobile sales reps aren’t intel,ligent enought o pitch…

    How much are you paying with Verizon? $250 for both you and your Son?

    What if I told you that I’ll take $200 off the purchase price of your new S7 and we’ll give your son an S7 for FREE? Plus you’ll save $150 a month by leaving Verizon and coming to TMO?
    How does that sound?

  • SeanBear

    T-Mobile has the best network and customer service of all 4 carriers (I have tried them all) and the Note 5 is an awesome phone.

  • paul

    T-Mobile customer representative really sucks .I order phone at promotion day two times they fucking up for me. One with credit card address .another time for mailing address.