In Case You Missed It: T-Mobile Announces Pricing, Availability For Windows Phone 8 Lineup

Just in case Windows Phone 8 fans got caught up in the onslaught of Nexus news that dropped in the last 30 minutes, T-Mobile also announced pricing and availability for Windows Phone 8 devices:

Nokia Lumia 810

  • Expected to be available on 11/14
  • Value Plan: $99.99 down payment after a $50 mail-in rebate card and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans.
  • Classic Plan: $149.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card and with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans

Windows Phone 8X:

  • Expected to be available on 11/14
  • Value Plan: $149.99 down payment after a $50 mail-in rebate card and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
  • Classic Plan: $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card and with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans

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  • jelliottz

    Tough decisions: Nexus 4, Note2, 8X, or stick with my current Note1. The mobile market is definitely looking good for the Holidays.

    Any separate news about TMO and a Samsung WP8 device?

    • Dave

      I think you should not wait for Samsung and Nokia and HTC has betetr phones and build quality at this point.
      We are gonna go with HTC 8x (Four lines) and also my cousin family wants to get Nokia Lumia 820 (3 lines).
      We showed both phones to them (pictures and videos) and everybody loved HTC 8X and Nokia 820.
      Now the hard part is who wants what color!? LOL
      For Nokia it is easier you can always get anothe rcover with different color but for HTC 8X well little hard to decide.
      But I am guess we gonna have all colors available in our family. Exciting times…

    • Note 2 as your main chick and get a Nexus 4 as that chick your main chick thinks you are cheating on her with but really you are just keeping to the side until stuff goes down with your main chick then you aren’t at a loss for long. Sure you will miss that great Note 2 being your main but then you will learn to love the Nexus 4 for a bit until and use her then move on to better things like a Note 3 or a GS4 or Nexus 5.0

  • Christine

    Will they have wi-fi calling?

    • Anonymous

      I was in a TMo store last week, and the employee said that the new phones won’t have wifi calling when they launch, but that they expect a software update to bring that capability “a few months” after the launch. I don’t know how credible this information is, but the employee said that everyone was asking about wifi calling for Windows Phone 8 during their training sessions, so your concern is definitely shared.

      • jonathan3579

        In my experience, the employees are usually the last people to know anything. Just two days ago I was in a store discussing the Galaxy Note II and LTE and the manager butted in saying it DOES NOT have LTE and will not connect. “If anyone would know, it’s me. Management is the first to know everything.” Lol. Oh and that nationwide LTE will be avaible next April. Lol again.

        • 1Upper

          They didn’t want people (retail/customer service employees) to know because then sales reps would sell the phone as LTE enabled when its unknown exactly when it will available. LTE is not a conversation TMobs is ready to talk about. Mostly likely, they haven’t been on the web to see what is really going on inside the device.

      • Mystictrust

        You just made my day with this. I hope it’s true!

      • CJ

        With T-Mobile I would not believe it. They said the G2X would have the 4.0 update. If it is not on the phone when you buy it then you probally will never see it.

      • TonyJ

        I asked this question last week during online chat with T-Mobile rep and she said the 810 will have wifi calling. When I asked her if she was sure she replied “yes I am sure”. I had the chat emailed to me afterward. Hopefully she knows what she was talking about.

      • oktoberrust

        Take it for what it’s worth, but via T-Mobile online chat, the response I received was “Unfortunately, the device doesn’t support wi-fi calling at the moment, but there may be update though, please check our website, we post updates for our new devices.” The response was quick, and the conversation implied they knew what they were talking about.

        • oktoberrust

          I also emailed HTC, and their response was: “Thanks for contacting us about the features on the upcoming Windows 8 phones. I would be glad to address this with you, Matt. In regards to this, at this time we don’t have everything finalized and released so we really can’t confirm if the service of wifi-calling will be included or not. I would suggest staying tuned to our website or our Facebook page for more information as it becomes available. I do apologize for the inconvenience and I hope you have a great day in the meanwhile!”

    • Guest911

      THIS. wifi calling = bye bye android.

      • Android has wifi-calling.

        • Guest911

          You aint bright Jamille. Learn to stay quiet.

        • Said the guy who used the word “ain’t”. Your first sentence wasn’t even a complete sentence. In your 2nd sentence the ‘w’ in WiFi wasn’t even capitalized. Android is a title, so you do need to capitalize the first letter as well. Not only that you added a “=” sign when its not a numerical equation. You sir have no right to tell someone they aren’t bright when you can’t even construct a completely logical sentence. I do say good day to you sir.

      • Also Wifi calling sucks

      • conservative_motorcyclist

        If this is true, it might be bye-bye iPhone 3GS for me!

    • archerian

      Wi-Fi calling needs access to encryption keys stored on the SIM card, it cannot be done via a regular app. Kineto wireless did the app for Android, unless there is a company like that working on Wi-Fi calling for WP8 and Microsoft allows access to firmware modifications, it’s not happening any time soon.

  • CJ

    I am so bummed that the Samsung phone did not come to T-Mobile

    • jh1289

      Yeah, I was really interested in the Samsung ATIV S. Still, the Windows 8X looks like a good phone.

  • As always the phones are way overpriced and have that stupid MIR attached to them. smdh

  • What’s the all-time famous question that we need to ask? What is the full cost of each phone?

    • Guest

      The above article also mentions full price for each phone (since value plan has to pay full price)

    • Apparently $549.99 aka screw that, but if it drops to $349.99 then I will consider it.

      • Agreed. $549 there is no way.

        • Not a chance at all but I don’t doubt 1 minute that $549.99 will stick because T-mo has done this before then months later the contract prices drop to reasonable such as the Galaxy blaze 4g retail for either $599 or $499 now its price at $349.99 which is more so reasonable.

        • Foxeh

          I’m on a grandfathered plan that’s ready for a full upgrade discount, but I don’t think I’ll be paying $250 (before MIR) plus whatever upgrade/shipping/taxes/bullstuff fees they love to do with that. I *might* try calling them to see if I can cut a better deal like I did with the G2 a couple years ago, but that turned out to be nightmare because they messed up my plan and it took nearly a month of back-and-fourth to get it sorted out.

          I’m inclined to stay off contract from here on out even if it allots me a good deal…

        • Idk about your last sentence… If a better deal on a plan and phone arose I would gladly hop on that. Definitely call them and ask about getting a deal but how do you go about doing that and becoming successful in getting what you want from them?

        • Foxeh

          I was a disgruntled customer and retentions decided to throw me a good deal. You have a lot more power when your contract is at end. The main reason I’m gun-shy now is that buying my last phone on contract from T-Mo was a bigger pain than buying my last *car*. I kid you not. I do not want to go through that again, ever.

          Hopefully with Humm gone, things will be better, but I don’t know…

    • Amedeo Felice

      I am sure that if you do the upgrade at a walmart it’ll be atleast $50 cheaper.

  • jh1289

    I don’t understand the value plan. What does it mean when it says “20 equal payments of $20 per month”? Does that mean an extra $20 per month ($400!) for the phone?

    • thepanttherlady

      On the Value plan you are paying full retail price of the phone. You pay the down payment (plus tax if applicable on the full retail of the phone) then the balance is paid off in $20 payments for 20 months.

      • Anonymous

        but it says “with a two-year service agreement” just like the classic plan. So we pay for the full price of the phone plus have to have a contract in order to save us 50$ on the down payment? Unless that was a typo

        • thepanttherlady

          If you want to “finance” the phone on the Value plan, then yes, you have to sign a 2 year contract and the phones are full price.

          As others have pointed out here, the Value plans are generally $20 less a month than the Classic plans. Once the phone is paid off at 20 months, you continue to benefit from the less expensive plan whilst the Classic plan will almost always be higher no matter how many months into the contract you are.

    • jay_max

      I believe that is for the “bring your own device” plans. It appears to allow you to spread out the cost of the phone over 20 months. Otherwise, you’d have to plop down $550.

  • Foxeh

    I wonder if the 8x can support T-Mobile’s future LTE?

    …though at these prices they both damn well better. Yeesh.

  • Logan

    No ATIV S love? That’s very disappointing… Any hope for it?

    • Logan

      just read a CNET article… seems like they are not releasing the ATIV S to the United States (yet) – although a similar device, the ATIV Odyssey is being released to Verizon within the next couple months…tsk, tsk… So now I’m stuck between waiting on the ATIV S, which hopefully isn’t a sinking boat, or settling for the HTC 8X or Galaxy S Relay 4G.

    • GwapoAko

      It looks like ATIV S will be compatible with Tmobile’s AWS 1700/2100. I saw it on Samsung’s website yesterday.

  • Mimo Dakdouk

    About how much will the 8X cost on the classic plan with a contract upgrade (not a new contract)? Will it be about the same as the price with a new contract? I might have to wait a month or two for the price to go down before buying it..


    I’ll take the Nokia Lumia 920, unlocked from Att or buy it from europe

  • GinaDee

    $250 for the WP8 on a regular 2 year Classic Plan? AT&T is selling theirs for $99.99 and practically free for their B2B customers. I could get a 16GB iPhone for less on contract with a larger carrier w/o the stupid MIR.

    I feel sorry for T-Mobile store reps. US customers are willing to pay a whole lot more per month (Verizon and AT&T are proof of this) but Americans want to pay less out of pocket at time of signing the contract.

    It’s engrained in us. T-Mobile will not being successful by going against the mold until they finally put up a good network that is ubiquitous nationwide not just in a few big cities here and there.

    T-Mobile needs to get rid of both rate plans. They force a contract on the Value Plans anyways. They might as well just bake the extra $20 EIP into the rate plan so it doesn’t look like customers are paying anything extra. It’s mostly mental but T-Mobile’s poor marketing teams can’t get anything that makes sense across.

    • Deon Davis

      Um your math is off. The 8x is 199.99 before 50 MIR making it 149.99 where you get 250?

      • Queefinout

        Re-read no? It says 199 after 50 dollar mail in rebate. I guess we wont know the exact price until we see it on tmobile. Me really wanting this phone at that price makes me reconsider it though. I love WP8 but…. Maybe the Note 2 or Nexus 4 would be a better deal. That or wait 2 months when the HTC 8X is free.

        Edit – Im not sure which plan we are talking about here. Im on the classic plan so 250 is a bit much

  • vpuik

    do those weird monthly payments generally add up to the off contract price? I want to get the Lumia 810 outright, but $500 is a little steep. I hope there is a convenience/interest fee added to those payments.

  • kpr

    Over priced phones $499 for Nokia and $549 for HTC. I will stick to Nexus 4 for $349. Nokia and HTC are going down on pipe with their over priced attitude. The Phone manufacturing actual cost is $200-$250 and they should be selling these for $300 range in order to make any market gain.