T-Mobile extends Magenta Friday two lines free promo through Tuesday

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T-Mobile’s Magenta Friday promo offering two lines free was originally slated to end on Sunday, but it’s now been extended.

T-Mobile announced today that the Magenta Friday two lines free promo has been extended through Tuesday. In a Periscope stream, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said that “it’s been really crowded” in stores and he wants to make sure that everyone gets a chance to take advantage of the deal.

With this extension, the Magenta Friday two lines free promo will run until 11:59 pm PT on Tuesday, November 22. It’s worth noting that you can get this deal online and through customer care and telesales, so if you don’t want to brave the busy T-Mobile stores, you can sign up from the comfort of your own home.

The Magenta Friday promo will let you get up to two new lines (voice, tablet, or wearable) free when you’ve got at least two voice lines on a Simple Choice or T-Mobile One plan. It’s open to both new and existing customers, but it’s worth noting that you can only have two free lines per account, so customers that already have one free line because of a previous promo can only sign up for one more free line.

T-Mobile also updated us on some of its other offers. T-Mo says that its free Samsung Galaxy Tab E and LG G Pad X 8.0 offers will only run through Sunday, November 20. However, customers can get a free Alcatel Pop 7 LTE tablet after 24 monthly bill credits on T-Mobile One or Simple Choice Unlimited.

Finally, the T-Mobile SyncUp Drive is still available for free with 24 monthly bill credits and a 2GB or higher mobile internet plan, but that offer will end once inventory runs out and the device is placed on backorder.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Timothy Poplaski

    New customers are getting a great deal.

    Existing customers with minimal plans, getting a great deal.

    Existing customers with several voice and data lines either have to add useless lines or get no benefit.

    Best deal I’ve seen are the ones with two Unlimited + 14GB tethering lines getting bumped to 4 lines. Amazing deal for some folks. But if you already have 4 lines….SOL.

    • SchwddyB

      This pretty much sums it up lol.

    • Phone Guy

      Yes, and its not for everyone. They keep having one-off deals off and on that make their way around to everyone eventually. This is pretty broad reaching, however, and quite generous. I think they are chasing their tails as some of the prepaid plans just coming out with other carriers are offering crazy cheap deals and giving them a run for their money. T-Mobile is no longer inexpensive.

    • Grymtyrant

      SOL, really?? Completely ungrateful. This is phenomenal deal. If you already have 4 lines, get 2 more!!! Get 2 tablets, get a mobile broadband, get a sync up drive, get a Samsung watch line. The lines are free!! T-Mobile is even GIVING you a free device with many of these free lines too. G pad x, Tab E, Pop 7, Link zone MBB, sync up drive device… go cry somewhere else about getting free stuff. Don’t like it, you don’t have to get it.

      • Timothy Poplaski

        Except that if you already pay for the max number of lines your allowed. Or don’t want to pay $5-20/mo in tax for useless voice lines on top of the several you already have.

        Customers paying $80-100/mo are making out great. Folks paying $150-250/mo do not.

        The devices are great if you don’t already have better. Ya know, being used on those extra lines you’re already paying for.

        As I said, if you are a new customer or a customer with minimal service, GREAT deal. If you aren’t, good chance you are SOL. It’s just math.

        Really a shame that existing customers with 3 or more lines couldn’t upgrade to the T-Mobile one plan and get the same deal someone switching from Sprint with 3 or more lines would get.

        • Jaykid007

          Did you even call?

        • Timothy Poplaski

          Several times. And I read a good bit of what’s available on the web site. Chatted, and even emailed the Legere email address.

          You understand that reps can be confused, poorly trained, or just straight up lying when they’re contradicting the official written terms and conditions?

        • Marquis Brown

          I called last night, waited 25 minutes before speaking to a rep, but worth it. I was on the 4-lines 10GB for $120 with the 4th line being free. They told me I was eligible to switch to the T-mobile One plan at the same $120. I told her that option wasn’t available to me online so was worried that I wasn’t eligible but she confirmed that unfortunately we have to call in because for us it could only be done over the phone. She sounded like she knew exactly what she was doing and I actually took the leap of faith because I really wanted to get on the T-mobile one plan to hopefully take advantage of Black Friday promotions. What she also told me that has me worried but I’m OK with trying is that, I could move to the 4-line Tmobile One plan for $120 and on top of that I could get 2 more free lines added to my family plan. The way I understand it, she’s giving me 4 lines for free. She confirmed it three times. If I don’t get the last two free lines for free I will just cancel them but hopefully we’ll be able to keep the first 4 Tmobile One lines @ $120.

        • Marquis Brown

          Another thing. My old plan didn’t give me any credit for AutoPay. This new T-mobile One plan says they’ll credit me $5/line/month so if I do end up getting the 6 lines for $120/month then I could end up paying just $90 for six Tmobile One lines. The $5 credit would more than cover my taxes for lines 3-6. If I end-up with 4 T-mobile One lines then I’ll pay $100 for four Tmobile One lines. The AutoPay credit is huge for 4+ line plans. I’ll report back in a couple of weeks when everything is finally ironed out.

      • Jaykid007

        The sync up doesn’t count as a line. Got it on top. Of my two free

        • What do you mean? So I got 2 free lines also…how much is your sync up costing you in terms of data?

        • Timothy Poplaski

          SyncUp counts the same as a tablet, meaning it uses a data line if you want to use the connected aspects of it. Being maxed on my data lines, I wasn’t able to add one for it. You may have gotten the device for free per this weekends promo, but the service would either be one of your free lines, or soon to be appearing on your monthly bill.

    • Reed Floren

      Prior to this weekend I had 4 unlimited + 14GB tethering lines and they let me add 2 new free lines 2 free LG Stylo 2 Plus phones.

      One will become a line for my son for Xmas (tired of him always wanting mine for Pokemon Go) the other will be for more hotspot when camping/spare phone to keep around the house/car

    • George Salcedo

      You can add tablet lines and practically pay nothing monthly, I added 2 tablet lines and I will be paying nothing monthly.

      • Timothy Poplaski

        You will be paying whatever the taxes and fees are on the before bill credit amount. It won’t be much, couple bucks a month. Wish I could have added a couple more data lines myself :)

        I pay $.83 on my $9 data lines. If your after discount but before bill credit lines run $20 to $25, you’ll probably pay around $1.25-1.50 or so. Heck of a deal for sure :) But not “free” :)

        The original point though was that if you aren’t allowed to add data lines, for example you have 5 already, and you already have all the voice lines you need, say 8, the plan does nothing for you. But if you’re a new customer or one with just a couple of lines, yeah, free data must be nice :)

  • Melvin

    I just finished adding one free line to my 2 for $100 unlimited everything plan. What would happen if I add a line link it to a phone and then turn the phone off for the next year till my son is old enough to have a line?

    • DStudio

      Do that, except turn the phone on every month and use it (e.g. Make some calls and/or watch a few videos). My Rep emphasized that T-Mobile wants me to USE the lines.

      • Francisco Peña

        I got two data lines with the free tablets for father’s day. Rep was going to install the sims and I told him not too. I kept those tablets powered down and not used for a few months until I got my gift cards, then cancelled the lines.

      • Timothy Poplaski

        Using the lines costs T-Mobile bandwidth. They’re quite happy to have you pay for what you don’t use. Even if it’s just taxes and “fees”, some of which fees are just extra profit for T-Mobile.

    • Timothy Poplaski

      You’d pay the taxes and fees on that line for a year. That’d total around $75 in my area.

      TMo doesn’t care if your using it or not. You can leave the SIM in a box, unused. Add a phone when your ready.

      • Jaykid007

        Check again. Promo says all free

        • Francisco Peña

          Rep I spoke to, I asked that same question, he said I shouldn’t see any increase, as the promo covers fees and taxes. Only tax I’d pay was the sim card I had to get and the monthly cost of the new phone. However, I plan to try to exchange that phone for the Black friday free s7 upgrade.

        • Jaykid007

          Because the people complaining didn’t call. The fees and taxes are waived. I 100% Bill credit for thr line taxes and fees if any. It’s right in the fine print on the promo Page

        • Timothy Poplaski

          Ok, so you’re saying that T-Mobile is going to not just give you a free line or two, but lose $5-15 PER LINE, forever more?

          You get a credit for the cost of the lines on the plan. The taxes and fees are based on the before credit cost. You pay those. That’s why it says “PLUS” not “INCLUDING”.

          As for the reps, call 5 times, you’ll get 10 different confused answers. They’re more or less clueless. Half of what they say is made up to get you off the phone and keep their calls per hour up.

        • Jaykid007

          Just found out. 2.71 per voice line and.. 98 for mobile Internet line.

        • Timothy Poplaski

          Not bad, a bit over $5 per voice line for taxes and fees here.

        • Jaykid007

          Your right though, the free is $32 a year per voice line

        • Timothy Poplaski

          Keep in mind, it’s a bill credit, not a discount. So you will be charged sales tax and such. Not just the Regulatory Programs & Telco Recovery Fee. (AKA “We want more money for no reason other than extra profit fee.)

          Discounts are applied before taxes. Bill credits are applied after. Credits = Payments that T-Mobile makes on your behalf. Discounts = lower prices.

          So if I had been able to add lines, they’d be giving me $27 bill credit per line, and I’d be paying $6.36 per line in taxes and fees. That’s around $145 per year.

        • George Salcedo

          True but lucky enough for me I get 15% off through work so it covers a lot of the taxes.

        • Jaykid007

          Tnx

        • Timothy Poplaski

          Right on the T-Mobile home page, the fine print just below the “learn more” button:

          “Offer ends 11/22/2016, 11:59pm PT. Via bill credits. Plus taxes & fees. 2 voice lines req’d. See more”

          Note the “Plus taxes & fees” part.

        • They_Call_Me_Bruce

          FYI, in order to trade in your old phone for a new one on Black Friday the old one has to be paid off. You can’t have a balance due on the phone.

        • Timothy Poplaski

          T-Mobile says you get a credit equal to the plan’s fees for the free lines. So, for TMobile One, you’ll get credited $20/voice line.

          You will pay taxes and fees based on the before credit cost. You should go read the T&C.

    • Joshua Allen

      As you’ve seen in the rest of the comments on your post, you still pay taxes and service charges, but if you’re getting him a phone next year it will save you in the long run. For me taxes are about $33 per year per line

  • Dell4320

    Is the free phones devices such as LG Stylo 2 going to be extended through Tuesday?

    • Melvin

      No. As of right now the phone deal ends today.

  • kev2684

    I am on the $150 3+1 Family Plan unlimited everything w/ 14gb tethering. I was told I could add 2 more lines instead of 1 since the $150 plan includes the 4th line and doesn’t count as “Free line”. This was done in less than 10 minutes after a series of conversation via twitter. We’ll see if this sticks… If it does, thank you T-Mo!

    • Joshua Allen

      I’d be cautious of that. Technically your 4 for 150 unlimited plan is a 4th line free deal (2 for 120 + $30 per add’l line with 4the comped) so they might have slapped you with an extra line you’ll have to pay for. If you slip through the cracks, that’s great, but it might not be all that it seems.

      • kev2684

        I would definitely keep an eye on it. That’s what I understood too I asked a couple of times because I remember the plan being a 3 line plan with 1 free but tforce told me it’s included on the $150 price tag so I could add two more. I guess we’ll see in the next 2 billing cycles.

        • Richard Roma

          worst case, just cancel the line.

        • dtam

          I think he’d have to cancel both lines because free lines stop being free if you cancel any lines

        • Ascertion

          I’m hoping this is not the case. The guy at the store said I was eligible for two free lines so I added them. Later found out through T-Force that my plan was only eligible for one additional free line, so I had to cancel the second one. I’m on the 4 for $150 plan.

        • dtam

          considering it’s still within the promo period, you will probably be ok. maybe wroth another call to t-force to confirm

        • Ascertion

          Another T-Force rep had me cancel one of the two free lines I added this weekend. They said the initial 4 lines on that plan (4/$150) had a free line already, so we should only be eligible for one more free line.

        • kev2684

          I asked again just now. Different rep this time.

          “Great question, Kevin! I appreciate you reaching back out to us this morning. I can totally understand the confusion. Your current plan included 4 lines in the actual plan cost, and at the time, it was the same cost as 3 lines. We have a few other promotions that actually get a monthly bill credit for the 4th line, to make it free, and those are the plans that can only add one additional free line. Your plan is good to go for the 2 free lines, as —C discussed with you last night. Again, thank you for your time and questions. I love that you’re keeping us on our toes! Thanks for bringing a few more folks to #TeamMagenta I can’t wait for your family to start enjoying our service! :) *——F”

          This is LIT

        • Ascertion

          I’m just going to reach out to executive care because T-Force is giving me a different answer. Thanks for checking though.

        • AngryBadger

          I like TMO a lot but this is what really slows them down sometimes; all those details to filter through. Once everyone cycles off the old promo’s, I guess they can consolidate a bit more.

    • Muhammad Ali

      I have same plan & was told that I am only eligible to add one more.They lied to you

      • kev2684

        Me:
        There’s a 2 free lines promo going on and whenever we try to add lines on our account online we get quoted additional $30/line. We are eligible for a free line since we are SImple Choice customers 4 lines unlimited everything $150
        13h 13 hours ago

        Me:
        Are we not eligible?
        13h 13 hours ago

        T-Mobile Help:
        Your account does appear eligible! In fact, it looks like you’re eligible for two lines for free. I’ll be the one to help you with redeeming this promotion every step of the way :)

        Were you looking to add voice lines or mobile internet?
        13h 13 hours ago

        Me:
        I would like to add a line because I read that since we already have a free line on our original plan we can only get an additional one
        is that correct?
        13h 13 hours ago

        T-Mobile Help:
        That is one of the conditions, you’re correct. However, you aren’t receiving a 4th line free promo. All four of your lines are included with the $150 plan so you aren’t receiving any 4th line free promotion.
        13h 13 hours ago

        T-Mobile Help:
        So you are eligible for two lines. It’s just up to you if you want to take both and whether you need voice or just an internet line, let me know!
        13h 13 hours ago

        Me:
        O_O
        wow
        13h 13 hours ago

        T-Mobile Help:
        Right? Early Black Friday ain’t too bad!
        13h 13 hours ago

        I have that in my DM w/ T-Mo so I have proof if it comes back biting me :D

        • Acdc1a

          I got the same story today. I added a tablet and voice line. Hope it all works out correctly. My kids are now officially the most connected on the planet.

  • George Salcedo

    I added 2 tablet lines with 6gigs of data and T-Mobile is assuring me I will pay nothing monthly for the devices and service. Bought 2 Samsung Tab E tablets so seems like a sweet deal so far, too bad tablets are backordered till mid December,

    • Steelers

      I added the two free lines and got the free LG tablet and the free SyncUp device on the other line. I chose the 6gb simple choice mobile internet plan for each line since that is the highest MI plan you can choose that will still be free. Free devices, free lines…don’t know how tmobile is making money off this.

    • They_Call_Me_Bruce

      I currently have the Simple Choice 2.5 gb plan for my phones. I went in this weekend and got the Samsung tablet and it said 6 gb. The guy that rang me up said I will get a credit to cover the full amount. I called when I got home and was told the same thing. I will see after the first bill.

      • SirStephenH

        Tablet lines are different from your cell plan. The free line deal for tablets is up to 6GB. It normally costs $35 but you’ll get a $10 discount plus a $25 bill credit to cover the cost for as long as you keep your plan.

        The free tablet deal required a 6GB tablet line and a two year agreement. You will receive monthly bill credits to cover its cost as well but you’ll be responsible for anything left if you leave T-Mobile before the two years is up.

    • PHL

      I suspect the tablets might ship sooner than December. Both tablets are being advertised as part of TMO’s Black Friday ad. They would face a huge publicity nightmare if there were back-ordered past Xmas on BF specials.

    • PHL

      Just checked my order online. The shipping date has been pushed up from 12/18-1/9 to 11/29-12/13

  • 3 hours, 20 minutes until free tablets end,

  • Joshua Allen

    I personally think this is only a play from tmobile to gain lines. They don’t care if they’re used or not; Q3 didn’t show the kinds of gross adds that they wanted so they’re going to inflate their Q4 results with this deal. It doesn’t save the customer money and it looks good on the books. That’s all.

    • Corey Jalette

      Exactly. But it works out in favor for both parties here. More lines for free and T-Mobile gets the number add ons to show off.

    • Dave

      I wonder how many people are going to cancel and join somebody else’s plan. We have 2 for $100 unlimited everything 7gb tethering and now it’s 4 for @100. Couple of my friends will cancel their high rate and just pay me a lower rate win win for us loser T-Mobile

      • Zach Mauch

        Except I don’t think you can keep your number that way. You can’t port within a carrier.

        • Joshua Allen

          Yes you can. It happens all the time when dads kick their kids off their plans. ;]

        • Dave

          Not sure about not being able to port from T-Mobile to T-Mobile, but I’m pretty sure if I port it to first Google I can then turn around and port it right back to T-Mobile :)

        • Dave

          Worst case I think I can use Google voice as a bridge might cost about $30. Port to Google port back to T-Mobile.

    • Adam

      This promo pulls future adds forward in time. Get ready for no adds in 2017.

      • Acdc1a

        It really doesn’t get the people who are still on the fence at another carrier. It certainly kills adds for those with T-Mobile service and a need for an additional line or 2. This is a sure sign of slowing growth though, you’re right.

  • Richard Roma

    On a side note, last carrier I was with that gave away this many free lines went bankrupt.

    • Acdc1a

      Funny, no US carrier has gone bankrupt except Leap, and they were purchased by AT&T.

  • noudnikk

    Do you get the 2 free lines if you already have 2 lines? Or you have to add 2 and get additional 2 for free (meaning you will end up with 6 lines).

    • Richard Roma

      2 (min) then 2 free.

    • anon

      if u have 2 lines at the moment, then you can add 2 more for free. You will have a total of 4 lines

    • SirStephenH

      You have to have at least two voice lines to begin with, then you can add two for free.

  • anon

    i have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Simple Choice 10gb updated to unlimited til 2019. Am i eligible for this promotion?

    • anon

      if so, do i have to pay a fee or something or i just trade my s6 edge and get a s7?

      • They_Call_Me_Bruce

        If you are talking about the Black Friday deal that lets you upgrade from an S6 to S7, the older phone that you are trading in must be paid off.

        • anon

          so i have to trade in a phone that is fully paid? does that mean i don’t have to pay for the s7?

        • They_Call_Me_Bruce

          From what I heard, the deal is trade in a paid off 6 for the 7. This is in the form of bill credits so in order for it to be totally free you have to hang around for two years. I don’t know how the taxes work. Don’t know if there are none, all, or if they have to be paid on the difference in phone values.

    • I have the same plan and i was eligible so go for it. I don’t know anything about the trade in stuff as I have never done that before

      If you add a tablet or data only line make sure its 6gb otherwise it should be straight forward

      • anon

        Alright, thank you :D

  • Paul Garrison

    I know this is off the subject, but Tmobile phone selection is awful. The clerk was trying to get to get a new line and phone and I was like there is 3 or 4 high end phones and a bunch low end junk. No thanks. We shouldn’t have to buy an unlock phones and bring to Tmobile.

    • Ascertion

      Well, they could be like Sprint/Verizon and have a bad selection on top of not letting you bring unlocked!

    • Acdc1a

      There’s quite a few high end phones. S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, LG G4, LG G5, LG V10, LG V20, S7, S7 Edge. iPhone 7 and 7 plus, iPhone 6s and 6s plus, Note 5. How many options do you want?

      • Paul Garrison

        Many iteration of the same phone isn’t really a different phone, or naming last generation phone is kinda funny. Also, the Note 5, V10, are not on Tmobile site nor in the stores. Take a look for yourself. Poultry at best. Need more options, especially in the mid range area. They get the Acatel Idol 4S, but the Windows version.

        • Acdc1a

          Why offer mid-range phones when last year’s flagships are cheaper than mid-rangers? Both stores by my office have the Note 5 and V10 in stock. You’re complaining for complaint’s sake. Not happy with what’s offered? Buy any unlocked device you want.

        • AngryBadger

          I’m guessing it must be a style issue. But like you said, since TMO is GSM just jump onto amazon, swappa or ebay and buy those wild unlocked devices.

        • Paul Garrison

          Probably because consumers like the new phone. Even they are still the same old choice.

        • Acdc1a

          Let’s see, brand new phone that does less than last year’s model for more money. Sounds like Apple’s play card.

        • Paul Garrison

          Ah no, those mid tier phones have everything the more expensive ones have.

        • Acdc1a

          I’ll remember that when trying to use Samsung Pay on my J7.

        • Paul Garrison

          That’s not mid tier that’s low end.

        • Acdc1a

          “The Samsung Galaxy J7 is an affordable midrange phablet ”

          Everyone has their own definition but it’s definitely a mid-ranger as would be the Moto G4 Pro. Both are under powered compared to last year’s devices.

        • #Right!

        • Encino Stan

          Poultry Paltry at best…

        • Paul Garrison

          Thanks

        • Acdc1a

          I thought he was upset there was no chicken phone…That changes everything.

        • SirStephenH

          I was just at a T-Mobile store Saturday and they had both the Note 5 and the V10…

        • Paul Garrison

          I have been to 3 stores in my area and they didn’t have neither.

        • francob911 .

          Make sure you go to a coorparate store not franchise and you will see the note 5 v10 G4 etc…

        • Paul Garrison

          They are not T-mobile site either, and those were corporate stores.

        • francob911 .

          Did you asked? You won’t know unless you ask

  • Investmentbike

    So t mobile let me add two free lines because I already had one it means I have two paid and there free. This is contrary to the above article that states a maximum of two lines free.

    • Investmentbike

      Should be three not there. Darn autocorrect.

      • JG

        Call back in once the dust settles a little more. I ordered 2 ‘free’ lines on Friday morning. When I was shopping it, one TMobile rep told me I already have a free line with the North America 10 GB plan 4 lines $120. But another rep convinced me to order 2 new lines and assured me they would be free. I waited until the phones shipped and called back. A 3rd rep today adamantly told me that I already have a free line with my plan and that I would get 1 line free, but will have to pay for the 2nd line. Both reps put me on hold and ‘spoke with a supervisor’, and both reps claim they are right.

        Needless to say, I’m returning one, because I’m pretty sure I have one line free already with my plan even though no one anywhere can see this reflected on my account.

  • Dan sod

    my friends have a plan with about 10 guys on it, can i join for free?

    • Critic4U

      You realize you should be talking to a sales rep at T-Mobile to make sure you get the correct information.

    • Francisco Peña

      sounds like a sausage party to me.

  • SirStephenH

    Just took advantage of this Saturday. We added two free 6GB tablet lines with two free LG G Pad X 8.0s.

    A few things I learned.
    -Yes, the 2 for $100 unlimited plan is able to take advantage of this.
    -The bill credit is for a max of $25, they will give you a discount off the line to make up the rest. Example: 6GB tablet line is $35, they will give you a $10 discount AND a $25 bill credit.
    -Added lines require a $20 “activation fee”.
    -You can keep the free lines as long as you maintain your current plan.
    -All of the free tablet deals require a 6GB tablet line (which you can get free with the two free line deal).
    -As always you’re required to pay sales tax on the free tablets at purchase if your state has sales tax.

    • Acdc1a

      You can get a T-Mobile ONE tablet plan for your free line if you’re on T-Mobile ONE as I am.

      • Critic4U

        T-Mobile ONE is a subsidized phone plan designed to get you cheaper phones and cheapish service, if you want HD streaming or download speeds above 1.5Mbps then you have to pay $25 per line for full speed data according to their documentation on the plan. The subsidized phone plan part is me adding the fact that its a contracted line if you take advantage of the free phone and cannot just quit without getting a ETF. Part of the reason I never got rid of my two lines for $100 plan, completely unlimited data with no caps… even though they tell you they will cap it. I have had senior people look into the plan and they have said its not capped, we go through at least 150+ gigs a month watching full HD netflix and YouTube videos. Not to mention they include a 7GB LTE full speed hotspot on every line.

        • Acdc1a

          Wow do you have your facts wrong. I don’t know where to start.

        • Critic4U

          Whatever you say troll…

        • Acdc1a

          OK clown. Here we go.

          Download speeds are not throttled on your phone or tablet. There are no contracts. 480p to 720p is the norm for video but it’s unlimited…as much as you want. Tethering is limited to 3g speeds but is unlimited. For $25 you get unlimited high speed tethering.

          Plans are $120 for 4 lines tonight and go to $140 tomorrow.

    • Joshua Allen

      Kinda right. They’ll discount the 2 cheapest lines. So you could have actually gotten 10gb Tablet lines ($50). You should be able to still switch it to that and not pay anything. I’d hit up your nearest store or tmobile on twitter.

  • Shawn Philpot

    Best deal ever for free data! I already have a HP ultrabook with a T-Mobile 4G SIM slot built in. Now I am able to decrease the broadband speed on my cable account. Fantastic!

    • MrClutch

      Was wondering about using the “tablet line” in a laptop/ultrabook. If you don’t mind can you tell us the HP model number or series that includes 4G broadband support? (T-Mobile no less?)

    • Richard Roma

      Good to hear. Tablets and laptops with built in LTE modems are very convenient. You turn it on and bam, there is internet. No messing around with hotspots or trying to get your phone to act as a hotspot.

  • Just Curious…

    For those who added their lines via customer service, were you assigned a temporary numbers at the ti,e of your order? Also, after placing my order, I was told my SIM cards will be shipped, however, my account does not reflect the lines yet…

    • stuman19741974 .

      I ordered via customer service on Saturday morning. No new lines showing yet and still says order in progress.

      • Just Curious…

        Thank you very much for responding!

        • Kyle Thompson

          same. customer service says just now they won’t show up on my account until the SIM cards are activated and ship out with new phone numbers assigned to them accordingly. and not to worry, even if that doesn’t happen for a few days, since I ordered during the promotion, it will “automatically” qualify. famous last words. was hoping they’d just provision and see it on my online account in plenty of time to avoid having to wonder about it, guess that’s just not in the cards.

        • Just Curious

          Right, my concern also. I was hoping to see the lines added on my account. Thanks for your response….

  • Locust Gee

    So I have 4 lines already on SC.
    So I can’t turn L3 into a free line true?

    • TaekwonBo

      No Dice, I have 5 lives and wanted to turn line 4 & 5 free but that idea got nixed by CS. You have to have 2 new lines but if you cancel any existing lines it will also cancel the “free” credit.

      I tried all the scenarios I knew.

      • Locust Gee

        THanks for the feedback,

  • Dell4320

    Do u have to switch your plan if you get the free phone device?

  • Guest

    All these promos for family. What about us with no family and live alone?
    #Don’tForgetUsSingle!

    • Go to the shelter and find a wife! Or pretend you have a family and get a 4 line deal. Call yourself at odd hours of the day.
      Get a line for lil Timmy and Jacob, yourself and your wife Marsha.

      • Walt

        ^ WTF lol

    • M H

      ask your best friend…

    • Francisco Peña

      get the extra lines, then tell your friends you can help them lower their bills. Charge them half of what they are paying now and use that to pay your bill and pocket the rest.

      • Dave

        That’s what I did added a free line now my buddy Will join my account cheaper for him and me. And if he doesn’t pay not a big deal since I don’t pay anything for the line.

  • stuman19741974 .

    Anyone receive their SIM cards in the mail yet? My order from Saturday morning does not show as shipped yet.

    • Sandip

      I did order 2 data line on 20th, it’s not showing in online account yet but they have sent the text for UPS tracking no. yesterday , to be delivered by 23rd Nov.

      • Just Curious

        Thanks, that is encouraging…

    • stuman19741974 .

      Still no tracking number for me. What the heck already?!?!

  • M H

    The Samsung tab E and LG G pad X are sold out!

    • Joshua Allen

      No they’re not. The tablet promotion ended yesterday. If you want one, you just have to pay $10 per month for the tablet. The line is still free.

      • M H

        Online there’s no option to order them

      • M H

        The only tablet in stock and available on promo is the Alcatel ONETOUCH POP™ 7 LTE with JBL Earphones

        • Kyle Thompson

          those other tablet promos ended on schedule. they are available for retail purchase only now, as expected.

        • M H

          I went to several retailer strores also and was told no more of these 2 tablets until January but luckily I have one coming tomorrow from last Friday order

  • Nobody Special

    i was very hesitant to get this deal at first,but it doesn’t appear to have any GOTCHA fineprints.

    now i only pay $145 plus tax for (8 voice/data lines) everything listed below:

    ($100 Value) 4 Simple Choice Promo Unlimited Voice Plans w/ unliited data & unlimited text wuth 7GB of Tethering and free subscription to Napster UnRadio (2 lines are the recent free promotional ones).

    ($10 Value) Unlimited Family International calling and texting to Landlines and Mobile lines.

    ($25 Value) 6GB Mobile Internet Plan
    ($10 Value) 2GB Mobile Internet Plan
    (Free) 2 OnDemand 200 mb tablet plan.

    How can T-Mobile afford to do this???? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year…. Im sure T-Mobile have even better promotional deals brewing up before the new year that perhaps may even overshadow this awesome deal!!!!!!!

    • Joshua Allen

      I don’t know what you were paying before, but the 2 additional voice lines will NOT be the free lines if I understand this promotion correctly. As far as I’m aware, it will discount the CHEAPEST lines, and that would be your 2 tablets because your additional voice lines are $40 a piece.
      So I believe your bill will be $190 ($100+$40+$40 +$10 for international).
      I am not 110% sure this is right, but I thought I would just give you a heads up.

      • Nobody Special

        You are right with the figures you posted except that those two $40 voice lines will get credited starting on my 3rd billing cycle. I have already talked to customer service and I already have the confirmation of the deal that i will be getting two free unlimited voice lines at $40 each. Its a great deal. And as you mentioned I do have the tablet lines but this is how the promotional deal works in my case.

        I am allowed to get either: 1 free voice line, or 2 free voice lines, or 1 free tablet line, or 2 free tablet lines (im actually near my limit with tablet lines already, but if i were eligible to get more tablet lines the above statement would be true). or 1 free tablet line + 1 free voice line.

        Both of my voice lines are unlimited….. but if i had 1 unlimited voice line plan and 1 6GB voice plan my free line would default to the lowest plan as you stated which would be a free 6GB voice plan line. and the same goes for the tablet, i would get a free 2GB tablet line because my lowest tabket plan i already have is a 2GB tablet plan. But if i only had a 6GB tablet plan and if i wanted to get 2 free tabket lines… by default because i already have a 6GB tabket lines my 2 new free tablet lines would become 2 free and new 6GB lines.

        the only thing is that i know of in my case…. i was told i will have to pay for my 2 new voice plan $40 lines for the first two billing cylces, and on the 3rd billing cylce the $160 dollars i would have already paid will be credited to my bill so my 3rd billing period i wouldnt really have too much to pay because that $160 dollars would cover my bill completely!!!!!!

        I believe today is the last day to get these free lines…. if you are interrested in this great deal call and get it before its too late!

  • JG

    Can somebody who is on a 4 line plan clarify something for me please?
    When you look into your account online, what does your plan say? I signed up for a 10 GB promo last fall. In my account it is called the Simple Choice North America 10GB. The price is $120 per month. Nowhere does it show that I get 1 line for free. It’s just straight 4 lines for $120 per month.

    What I’m wondering is, does anyone on a North America 10 GB plan or “4th line free” type plan see a “4th line free” specification in their account?

    T-Mobile reps are inconsistent with me regarding how many lines I can add with this Black Friday promo. Some say I can add 2 lines free. Some say I can add 1 line only and that I’m already getting 1 line free. Nowhere in my account does it show that I get one line free already. The “team of experts” are adamant that I am not currently getting one line free on my current plan, and that the 2 lines I just ordered will be free.

    Did I get on some plan last year that is different than the 4th line free promos that have been coming and going?

    • Encino Stan

      Same issue. I am on the Simple Choice North America 6GB Family Match plan, 4 lines for $120. One rep told me that I already had one line free. On the phone and another store said that my plan was a 4-line package and I get 2 lines free. Even with the inconsistency I went ahead and added 2 lines. Will have to wait for billing to see if one or 2 are free.

      • JG

        Thanks for the reply. I’m wondering, in your account do you see any reference to any lines being free now? (Before this BF promo). Or, do you see one line showing a fee, but then a bill credit applied each month?

        The ‘expert’ at T-Mobile (one rep, and one supervisor) assured me if I had a free line already it would show a bill credit each month for that line, and that the plan I’m on specifically shows 4 lines for $120. I have two other lines (6 total), and those two lines are additional fee, and do show that fee in my account.

        I will have to wait for the billing cycle also. But I hope it won’t be too late to clean up the mess, IF there is one.

        • Encino Stan

          Previously, I only showed 4 lines for $120. Account was $120/month, each of the 4 lines were free. When I signed up for this plan, nowhere did it mention that 4th line was free. Just a package of 4 lines for $120.

          Simple Choice North America 6GB Family Match $120.00
          6.0GB 4GLTE with data stash per line
          Unlimited Talk & Text
          4 lines included, $20 per additional line

          It now shows 6 lines, but currently doesn’t show any charges per line. My bill cycle ends on the 26th. Will have to see what it looks like next week.

          If I have 6 lines for $120, then I might order the SyncDrive and add a data line for it.

        • JG

          Thanks for checking that.
          We’re kind of in the same situation, but with slightly different plans.
          Mine only says:

          Simple Choice North America 10GB $120.00
          10.0GB 4GLTE with data stash per line
          Unlimited Talk & Text

          When I check the “Change Plan” section, I can see other plans similar to yours where it says “2 lines included, $20 per additional”. Yours clearly states 4 lines included. Mine only has the three bullet points that I listed above. Nothing about any lines included.

          After talking to another rep today, I feel a ‘little’ better about it, but like you, time will tell. My billing cycle just rolled on the 18th.

        • Hector Escobedo

          The older plans advertised the plans as free but on your bill it wouldn’t say free it was just a lump sum rate plan. They didn’t do credits until now with T-Mobile one.

          Yours says family match so those were discounted data not free lines

          Again there is a list they can reference check. If you go into a store you can see it being used by the smarter corporate stores lol

      • Hector Escobedo

        There’s honestly a list for internal T-Mobile reps to cross check if you get one or two.
        Unfortunately some family plans of 4 last year like the popular 4line 120 for 6gb or 4 for 120 10 gb were advertised at some point in time as 4th line free cause data alone on each line is more if you were to add it from their base plan of 100. At other points of time it was just bundled in (i.e reduced data price) and a recurring family rate plan.
        You just need to get a rep that is smart enough to check the rate plan eligibility list and that will give you, your answer either one or two lines.

        • Encino Stan

          There’s honestly a list for internal T-Mobile reps to cross check if you get one or two…. You just need to get a rep that is smart enough to check the rate plan eligibility list and that will give you, your answer either one or two lines.

          Rep in one store looked up my plan and checked some papers and said that I had one line free already and could only get one line more for free. Called customer care and was told that I could get 2 lines free. Went to another store and rep looked up my account looked at some papers and stated that I was eligible for 2 more lines free.

          Inconsistent or contradictory indeed.

          But my bill doesn’t show any bill credit for lines 3 or 4, so I am assuming that I have a lump sum rate plan.

    • Acdc1a

      Call customer service. Even then you probably won’t get a straight answer.

      • JG

        Haha. That’s why I’m asking if anyone on a 4 line promo sees a ‘4th line free’ reference in their account. Calling T-Mobile service is like experiencing schizophrenia – in this definition “(in general use) a mentality or approach characterized by inconsistent or contradictory elements.” It can be quite frustrating and time draining to get any real answers with them.

        • Acdc1a

          I have my 4th line free on ONE and they still sent me out 2 lines. I have to wait to see if they were correct or not. It’s easy enough to cancel it out and have them credit the account in a worst case scenario. It’s always good to remind them that the calls are recorded.

        • JG

          Good point. Time will tell. Thanks.

    • Laurnzo

      I have the same plan as yours. Not the 4th line free but the 4 line 10gb $120 plus an extra line for $20 more a month. I added the 2 free lines and got a text from tmobile saying..”Free T-Mobile Msg: Thank you for adding 2 phone numbers to your T-Mobile account. You will be charged $0. Dial 611 if you did not make this request. For T-Mobile Terms and Conditions, visit http://t-mobile.com/terms” I hope this answers your question.

  • Al brownitz

    I have one line in nyc with horrible reception, do I need more?? In the last 2 weeks my LTE IS A DISGRACE! Anyone else??

    • Better Reception….

      Understood, please try another carrier, hopefully, you will get much better reception. For me, I am sticking with ‘T’-mobile, eleven years strong…

    • Acdc1a

      Reception is FANTASTIC in NYC.

    • Hector Escobedo

      Do you have old phone or not a band 12 capable phone ?

      • Al brownitz

        iPhone 7 plus

  • MrClutch

    Thank you. Very interesting, that the HP Ultrabook with T-mobile 4G (free 200MB/month) dates back to when T-Mobile was offering the free 200MB/month for tablets 2+ years ago and HP leveraged off the offer for this PC. And now you are transitioning to a free 6GB/month – great. There does not seem to be an abundance of PC (laptops, ultrabooks and even 2-in-1’s that have SIM slots these days), perhaps because smartphone tethering is another path. Regardless, very cool!

  • Amit Kalra

    My plan: 4 lines, 10gb/line for $120. I also have a 5th line for which I pay $20. I called and the rep told me I can have 2 additional lines for free. SIM card order shows as being processed on tmobile.com. My question is can I somehow ‘move’ my 5th line for which I pay $20 into one of the free lines?

    • Chris Udo

      if you got canceled the 5th line and used one of the 2 new lines in its place yes, but you cant turn an existing line of service into a free line because you are not adding anything to your account

      • Amit Kalra

        So if I wanted to keep that number as one of my free lines, I would have to port the 5th line ($20) out and then port it back in to replace one of the free lines?

        • Acdc1a

          It’s all theory as we don’t know what will actually happen.

        • David M

          I have the 4 lines, 10GB/line plus 5th for $20. I had called in on the weekend and was told I could cancel the 5th line for $20 after the cards arrived for the free 2 lines. Well I got the cards today, and I just got of the phone with 2 phone calls to tmobile. Well they are telling me now I have I can not take advantage of this promotion to remove the extra $20 charge. That I needed to have the line dropped 90 days ago. I asked for this in writing either on their website or somewhere, as the promotion site even in the fine print does not mention that, that is why I initially wanted to cancel one of the lines. They are saying they can not send it to me it only says on their system. I got screwed out of the free stock with the T-Mobile tuesday cause the stock did not show up in the Tuesday app, and they said they would fix it but they never did. Now it sounds like I am missing this opportunity because of some system they have that can not send information of details to customers, nor put it on a website or in a store.

        • Hector Escobedo

          Yeah you have to keep your existing lines
          If you remove something remove the free as well, most of them will go over those pertinent details.

  • J.J.

    Well just activated sim to find out i was lied too. It’s a 2gb plan high speed not unlimited like i asked to be confirmed 3 times. But oh well it’s free

    • IamTwone

      I knew it wasnt unlimited. Tmobile not trying to give full unlimited anymore. I asked a few people that had the 2 for $100 deal and added to more lines. Even though it says it will match data, but was also told the max credit is $25 per line, so thats only 2gb not the $40 per line for the 2 for $100 like people think they are going to get.

  • (J²)

    Another poorly executed last minute – too short to care promotion by T-Mobile.

    I took advantage of the promotion and wanted to come back to comment to clarify how the promotion actually ended up working.

    Firstly, I had T-Mobile One and already received the 4th Line for Free (via Bill Credits) and Added 2 More Lines. Well, after adding 2 more, I read that I was only eligible to add 1 more. Well, today both lines exist on my account as non-billable lines. This means I have a total of 3 FREE lines.

    The promotion had loose parameters set – which was only really enforced by Customer Care. If you ordered online, the lines were automatically added at zero cost. Like the older “4th Line Free” plans. No bill credits are needed.

    Since you are not receiving a bill credit with this promotion, there’s no reason to believe you will become ineligible by cancelling a line. The vague terms do not explicitly indicate this nor do some of the senior customer service reps (Loyalty, Solution Center, etc).

    • Non-Billable lines

      Thanks for the update. My lines are showing a fee, I was told by customer service I would receive a bill credits each month. Just curious, are your new lines list as non-billable? Thanks….

      • (J²)

        My lines do not show a free via My Account, which is a great way to see what you have on your account to better estimate future bills.

        Did you call Customer Care or did you do it online? Others have reported that results vary, depending on:

        A) How you placed your order – Customer Care, In Store or Online
        B) Which plan/promotion you were already on.

        • Non-Billable lines

          Thanks, I placed my order via Customer Care. Also, I currently have the Simple Choice North America plan. So, when I logged onto My account, both of the phone lines mirror that plan. Per my call to Customer Service, I was told I would receive bill credits, hopefully, within two billing cycle.

  • limeybastid

    Got screwed over by this promo. Added two lines and only today after finding out where my credits are were told one of my lines was activated 11/23 after promo . Comical, its also just so happens its the line that has been used and not the one of the two that is unused.

    • Dehui Wang

      I have the same situation as you; ordered on 11/22; T-mobile claims it was not activated till 11/28; the cut off activation date was 11/27 … they did not ship the sim card till 11/28… I didn’t get the sim card till early Dec.

      Bait and switch!

  • Marco

    same thing happened to me kinda , had to call loyalty and they put in a escalation ticket to either make sure the 2 lines were indeed free and to credit me the 2 months of billing or if they are not free to do a call back to cancle them and 2 credit both months .. Loyalty says that as long as the lines were ordered before the cut off date it doesn’t matter when the lines /sim cards were activated so we shall see on friday:)
    ps. if u call ask for loyalty dept.

  • Marco

    They will not show up as free, u will get credit within 2-3 billing cycles and if u do not u can call and to make sure u get credit for those months the lines were active

  • Alex

    It’s been 3 bills and I haven’t seen any bill credits on my bill. Screw T-mobile. It’s just so much trouble. I have 6 people on my account, and every thing I need to spend a ton of time to keep track. And have to make a 20 minutes phone call for everything!

  • Suresh

    This is really a bait. I had 10 voice lines under my account and added 2 mobile internet lines as free lines under this promo. I got the credit for one line for the past 2 months and for the other line I had to call the customer care to get the credit every month.

    Out of the 10 voice lines, I cancelled one of them last month as it is no longer needed. After this, I did not get any credit for the free lines this month. When I contacted the customer care, the rep told me that my 2 mobile internet lines are not free any more because I cancelled one of the paid voice lines. Really disappointing!
    I got a free tablet(monthly bill credit) based on this free mobile internet line. Now I have to cancel the mobile internet lines and pay off the tablet cost.
    I wouldn’t have gotten the mobile internet lines if it was not free. I wouldn’t have gotten the tablet if it was not free.

    Lesson learnt is that never go for anything that is free!!! It is clearly a bait!