T-Mobile’s Full Smartphone/Tablet Holiday Lineup Now Available

Barring any wild and unforeseen releases of which we don’t expect any, T-Mobile’s complete smartphone and tablet holiday lineup is now available. With the launch of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1,” Windows Phone 8X, Nokia Lumia 810, Nexus 4 this week joining the release of the Galaxy Note II and LG Optimus L9, T-Mobile is now ready to offer something for everyone this season.

As an extra bonus, T-Mobile compiled a unique holiday shopping habits info-graphic which tells us a few key Wireless shopping trends that are actually interesting. In fact, did you know that 69% of all respondents would like to receive something like a smartphone or tablet this holiday season? How about 62% of respondents saying they would give a wireless gift this season?

I’m betting T-Mobile hopes this holiday lineup complete with their Unlimited Nationwide 4G data plan and what we hope is a few more “bring your own device” 1900MHz market launches before the end of the year will help begin the turn of the tide. If those info-graphic wireless numbers are any indication, you should have something wireless on your holiday gift wish list. Something from the list below perhaps?

Nokia Lumia 810:

  • 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:

  • 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

Google Nexus 4:

  • Value Plan: $199.99 out of pocket down payment and 20 equal payments of $15 per month with a two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
  • Classic Plan: $199.99 with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans

Samsung Galaxy Note II:

  • Value Plan: $249.99 out of pocket down payment and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with a two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
  • Classic Plan: $369.99 with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans

LG Optimus L9:

  • Value Plan: $49.99 out of pocket down payment and 20 equal payments of $15 per month with a two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
  • Classic Plan: $79.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1:

  • Value Mobile Broadband Plan: $199.99 out of pocket down payment and 20 equal payments of $15 per month with a two year service agreement
  • Classic Mobile Broadband Plan: $399.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two year service agreement

Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook:

  • Currently available online and in select retail stores
  • Value Mobile Broadband Plan: $389.99 out of pocket down payment and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with  a two year service agreement


  • The AllShare Cast Wireless Hub accessory is available in T-Mobile retail stores and at www.T-Mobile.com for $99.99.
  • The MOGA Mobile Gaming System is available at www.T-Mobile.com for $49.99 and will be in select T-Mobile retail stores starting today.

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  • nyuhsuk

    So wait… I just called T-Mo yesterday to hear the rep say the Value plan pricing on the Note II was $699.99 total ($299.99 + 20x$20). Is the price mentioned in this article the price going forward today?

    • g2a5b0e

      No, the rep was correct. They increased the price some time last week.

      • nyuhsuk

        Just in time for the sale eh? WTF.

        • LC

          With the Friday and Saturday sale side, they did raise the prices on the phones by $50. This doesn’t affect Classic customers, and customers who are upgrading on Value get that as an instant rebate. It’s just a mail in rebate for new activations on Value plans, and bill credit for deposit customers on Value.

        • nyuhsuk

          I don’t understand the latter half of what you said.

        • LC

          Basically, on the full price cost of the phones, they raised the amounts by $50. Customers who are on Classic (whether upgrading or new activations) don’t see a change in price. Customers who are upgrading on Value plans don’t see a change in price, because the $50 is taken off as an instant rebate at the register. The only people who see a difference are those new lines being activated on Value, because they will have a $50 mail in rebate to wait for, and customers with deposits (whether they’re upgrading or activating). Rather than getting the mail in rebate, they get a $50 credit per phone towards their EIP balance on their account after 12 months.

          So basically, for most people, they’ll never know the difference haha.

    • DUDE

      that’s the pricing for the samsung event t-mobile is holding this weekend, that price you have has MIR of $200 making the price you end up paying up front $99 vs. $249.99 up front and the $20×20 monthly payments

      • nyuhsuk

        Gheyness. I do in fact remember a $649.99 price tag last week. It just sours the deal since they’re lowering the sale discount on the Note II by slyly raising the full retail price. That’s just a shister move that I thought only hole in the wall shops did to make it seem like you’re getting a fantastic deal…
        I suppose $500 vs. $649 is still better but it still leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

  • MarcusDW

    I’m highly impressed with tmobile’s current line up. They have something for everyone.

    Most importantly they have the Note for $199 for me tomorrow!!

    • DUDE

      how so?

      • MarcusDW

        How so what?

        • DUDE

          the pricing i mean, thought the samsung event was to make the up front pricing $99 with a $200 MIR and apparently the down payment for the value plan increased from $249 to $299, how are you getting it for $199? :o

        • DUDE

          woops, thought my comments weren’t showing so i re-wrote them so many times FFFFUUUUU

        • DUDE

          i meant how are you getting that pricing? just found out below that the value plan increased from $249 to $299 down payment and i believe the pricing for the samsung event was for $299 down payment with $200 MIR to make the down payment for $99, how are you getting the GN2 for $199?

        • jian9007

          In the sale starting tomorrow, on the classic plan, the Note 2 is $499 up front (which is just crazy) with a $300 mail-in rebate for a net cost of $199. That’s what he was talking about.

        • DUDE

          how are you getting that price?

        • nyuhsuk

          It looks you uncovered a misinformed individual.

        • MarcusDW

          I’m Classic.

    • DUDE

      how so?

  • Deadeye37

    I know the Samsung sale is happening tomorrow & Sat., but is there word or hints as to what is going to be offered on Black Friday?

  • Foxeh

    I had a chance to eye up that HTC 8x, but the pricing is… high. Off contract, it still costs more than AT&T’s version which actually has LTE.

    The T-Mobile reps assured me their 8x supports the upcoming LTE network, despite not being listed anywhere (at all). I contacted HTC directly and they told me the T-Mobile version of the 8x does NOT have an LTE radio. I run into this situation a lot and so far Magenta’s reps have been wrong 100% of the time, so I don’t think this time will be any different. In fact, listening to them make stuff up about every device I’ve seriously looked at is getting old…

    I think I’ll definitely be looking for an unbranded version of this device. I’m definitely not going to be signing another contract with these people and carriers love to block updates on their branded phones anyway.

    I apologize for expressing my waning loyalty, but the thrill of having a full upgrade available has been completely erased. :(

    • nyuhsuk

      I think this is definitely an issue that all carrier reps tend to have. However, the bigger question to me at the moment is: Why aren’t you on Value yet my friend?

      • Foxeh

        Because my grandfathered plan has unlimited data (with tethering) and is still cheaper than any of the value plans, at least the ones that exceed that are >2GB with tethering. Admittedly I only occasionally use over 3GB, but come now. I’m not sure why I’d sign a contract for the value plans when the comparable Monthly 4G plans are cheaper anyway. If I’m going to move to a more expensive plan there is no it’s going to be with Tmo. >_<

        Whenever I helped friends find phones with their own carriers, their reps at least knew what radios their devices actually had. With T-Mobile, I wouldn't be surprised if somebody told me their myTouch Q supported WiMax.

      • loueradun

        If T-Mobile could get me in a value plan for all 4 lines (with 5gb unlimited data) for less than the $180 a month I’m paying now, I’d be all over it.

        Unfortunately their similar plan now is $159.99 + about $20 for each device, so $239.99 a month…

  • Whiskers

    Another “Bend you over” sale for the note 2 through T-Mobile.

    • 0neTw0

      Right! You can get it on wirefly for 299 and I dropped the ball when it was 279.99. ;(

  • Jason Crumbley

    Why is it, when you select the Value Plan on T-Mobile’s website, that you are only allowed to pick from a few predetermined phones, and you have to pay full price for them? That’s way different from the Value Plan I see talked about everywhere else.

    • nyuhsuk

      I noticed this before too. Must be a separate inventory held for online Value sales… which is pretty retarded. Call them instead. As of yesterday evening, they had everything available, even the Note II in both Titanium Gray and White and the 32GB SIII.

    • You have to go into at T-mobile store, have an account and log into MyTmobile, or call to get the other phones and EIP.

  • kevev

    We got two LG L9 devices Saturday. Could you guys let me know if I got the best deal/plan prices? I want the lowest priced unlimited everything, no throttling plan for 2 lines.

    ~$153 total for both phones from T-Mobile store

    $79.98 Unlimited Value Talk + Text
    $20.00 Unlimited Nationwide 4G
    $20.00 Unlimited Nationwide 4G

    Another question. Did they actually switch me to the no-throttle data plan? I am paying the same price as my original 5GB plan.


    • kev2684

      $20 Unlimited Nationwide 4G on Value plan is a no-throttle no tethering plan unless rooted plan.

      • kevev

        Thanks fellow Kevin. :p

        Another question: Does anyone know why forum registration is disabled?

    • eanfoso

      Are you on classic or value?

      • kevev

        Should be Value now. That’s what I see in My Account app. That is where I got the prices I posted.

        • eanfoso

          Well I’m not sure but if you really are in value then yeah, I’m guessing you’re on a 2000 minutes and unlimited texting?

  • loueradun

    David, are any retailers going to be running sales on T-Mobile devices this holiday season? I would love to get a GSIII for free for the wife, but I’m not willing to fork over an extra $40 a month for a free phone. I would love to see some more articles about discounts from retailers other than T-Mobile (unless T-Mobile gets rid of their ridiculous rebate requirements).

  • fsured

    I’m not fond of the line up. What exclusive phone, that is top notch, is the company offering customers? Aren’t the new windows phones coming to TMO the watered down versions? Even the Android phones seem to lack the same punch as those on the other carriers. As a customer I’m seeing a wider range of products elsewhere. Thats not to say the choices from TMO stink. They will make plenty of owners happy but they are not selling anything that wows me. It’s the same sg3, one s, or note ll. I’ll take a high end 4” phone that fits in my hand over the note II. But I’ve already got the sg2 which is better hardware than the L9.

  • jace

    I dont understand about $20 down payment for 20 months , any one can explain me?

    • thepanttherlady

      Value plan customers pay full retail value of the phone. T-Mobile allows you to pay a down payment then finish paying for your phone with $20 monthly payments for the next 20 months.

      ETA: Depending on the phone, some will be $15 monthly payments for the next 20 months.

      • Jace

        M still not sure about that, how much down payment we have to put ? For example note2 is $200 , if we pay $20 per monthly for 20 month it mean we spend $400 for that fphone ? I

        • thepanttherlady

          It is down payment PLUS $20/20.

          According to the bullet point above, the down payment for the Note 2 is $249.99 (plus applicable taxes). Then you pay an additional $20 a month on your bill for 20 months.

          $249 + $400 = $649.

          Make sure you check pricing to get the exact pricing but this gives you an idea of what you’ll pay. This weekend they’re having a sale that includes a Mail in Rebate so you have the opportunity of knocking off about $200 from the full retail value.

        • jace

          Thank for the explained, this mean nothing on sale, I better buy unlocked phone , so I don’t I can change any service I want . I don’t like the way t mobile doe

      • Dakota

        But how is TMobiles full retail version of the Nexus4 more expensive than the actual MSRP of the phone? They just keep doing everything they can to drive people away. Interestingly I was in an Apple store today talking to an employee about iPhone vs Android. We talked for a while and he told me he had an Android – so he hopefully is more knowledgable about tech than the average person. He didnt even know that Tmobile offered real unlimited data – I told him about that and the SG3 free sale…Its just ridiculous the marketing they do. They have a great story to tell but they keep shooting themselves in the foot.

  • Joseph Tongret

    Tmo actually has a fairly descent lineup at the moment, probably the best I’ve ever seen them have. There are a lot of great devices to choose from, and I’m slowly accumulating them all! Lol

  • fisch

    Why would I pay t-mobile $199 + $15×20-months = $499 for the Nexus 4 when I can buy it direct from Google for $349 ???

  • Dakota

    A value plan price of $500 for the Nexus 4. I dont know whether to laugh or cry. If you want a unlimited value plan, then buy it from Google Play for 350 and then do it. I went to Tmobile store in the mail today and again no Nexus 4 but heres what she told me…She said the reason they didnt have Nexus 4 is becuase they have a contract with Samsung for a certain period of time to promote their phones and cant do the Nexus. Now I have no idea if this is true or where she got it. But at least thats better than other employees not even knowing what a Nexus is

  • AnonAnon

    hey guys first post long time lurking. just looking to help out my fellow man – tmobile must be hurting pretty bad cuz im an 9+ year tmo customer with an upgrade who just got a samsung note 2 for 130 with no upgrade fee or rebates or plan changes. i have the 2gb unlim plan on family classic unlim talk and text. just call and be honest, that rebates suck, their pricing is ridiculous, and verizon can do more without the hoops. they definitely did the right thing cjz this guy was about to walk !!

    • 0neTw0

      I have never had them bend over backward for me. I have been a costumer since the Voicestream days.

      • AnonAnon

        sorry to hear .. did you sign up for tmobile rewards? for us .. platinum i think .. they are giving up to ten or twenty dollar gift cards each month .. thats pretty awesome.

  • 0neTw0

    Quick question about “bring your own device” 1900MHz market launches” If I buy a LG Optimus G from AT&T will it work on T-Mobile? I like it over the Nexus 4 because of the Micro SD expandable memory. I’ll root it and dump all the bloat anyway. If I live in a re-framed area?

  • Mark

    Any new feature phones in the lineup? I hear “something for everyone” but what about for those who only want voice and text?

  • Hesster

    You forgot the OTHER new Samsung. The one Tmonews likes to pretend doesn’t exist.

    You know, the one with the keyboard?

    • That’s not in T-Mobile’s holiday handset lineup for their press release, so that’s why I didn’t write it in. Don’t worry, I’ll get my review up eventually, it did regrettably take a backseat to other reviews and news.