Refer-a-friend program launched – Get $25 for each friend you refer to Magenta

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T-Mobile is pushing to make 2014 even better than last year. Its first movement of the year – offering customers up to $650 to switch and trade-in their phones – was the big catalyst. Initially, it was just for those switching from the main three competitor carriers. A short while after the announcement, T-Mobile expanded to offer it up to other, smaller carriers.

The latest move is to incentivize getting your friends and family onboard. For each person you successfully refer to T-Mobile, you’ll get $25 in form of a promotional prepaid card.

We’ll pay for your friends to enjoy it too.

T-Mobile has done away with new two-year service contracts for our customers. And now you can help share that freedom — on the fastest nationwide 4G LTE network — with your friends and family who are with other carriers.

We’ll cover their early termination fees.

When your friends and family switch to T-Mobile from AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, we’ll help cover their early termination fees for up to 5 lines and give them an instant credit for their device trade in.

And we have something for you too.

For each successful referral you make through our Refer-a-Friend program, we’ll give you $25 to use at T-Mobile — up to $250 a year.

Tell your friends now so that they can experience wireless the way it should be.

Of course, as with any promotion or deal, there are terms in the fine print you should take notice of:

  • This is a limited time offer, not a long-term part of the Uncarrier movement.
  • The $25 credit could take between 6-8 weeks to process
  • Referee must register at and identify the referrer within 2 calendar months of activation
  • Referee and referrer must stay connected for at least 45 days after the referee’s activation and be in good standing on account at the time the reward is being processed

Via: T-Mobile

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  • eneka

    Didn’t they offer this already prior to all that uncarrier movement?

    • Rod

      Yeah, they’ve offered this deal for a while now, except before they gave you a $25 prepaid Visa card instead of a T-Mobile gift card.

      • eneka

        Really? I dont think I have ever gotten a prepaid visa..I know I’ve gotten a $15 gift card a year or two ago for filling out the refferal stuff.

        • 21stNow

          I got a $25 T-Mobile gift card when I signed up last year.

      • Jay Holm

        Why not just a $25 credit on your account? Much simpler that way.

        • S. Ali

          Transaction fees on the Visa card give them a cut (2%) of the $25 back. They will claim that as revenue. Its the same reason they started that Mobile Money plan for free. Get a piece of every transaction.

        • Hogpistol

          Not to mention we used to do it that way and it was a colossal pain in the rear.

        • Dakota

          Same reason why they used to not give you cash off during promotions but force you to do rebates. Not always so customer friendly

    • tmo_rep

      Yes, we’ve been offering this deal for years!

      • bkin94

        haha. I guess the article should be titled “T-Mobile tweaks referral program, reminds people that it exists”. I wish i had known about it. I referred my dad 2.5 months ago

  • Paul

    Dang it! Most of the people I know that came over did so before this offer.

  • Hogpistol

    The Refer a friend has been around forever.

    • Dakota

      Its a common practice for many companies. Its just usually in fine print and involves a lot of hoop jumping for the referree so its the type of thing that sounds great in a press release but in the end, doesnt end up costing a lot. You may tell your friend about Tmobile but then you need to make sure they buy online from a specific link, give your account information etc.

  • steveb944

    I referred a bunch of people and didn’t know of this! Grrrrr

  • D Velasquez

    T-Solavei , sounds about right lol

    • Jay Holm

      What the heck does “T-Solavei” mean? “Solevei”???

      • Bklynman

        It is a compny started by fomer ceo of Tmobile,I believe her name is Kim Noles,and others that are cell in the cell phone business,it is business opp.,David put the information about Solevei when it 1st started about 2 years ago,or a little bit longer,some people say,Kim was the best ceo Tmo,ever had,this was before J.L.,came to TMO.
        Just Google it,it will show up.

        • Jay Holm

          Thanks! No one can beat John Legere though.

        • tmo_rep

          I googled Solevei ceo and this is what came up “Ryan Wuerch, former CEO and founder of Motricity, is the founder and CEO of Solavei”

        • Bklynman

          Ok,I know what I read on here,she might be part of the people that started it,so I might I read it wrong. Like I wrote David put the information about Solavei when it 1st started,that was about 2 to 3 yrs ago.

  • mloudt

    I see some people saying this has been around for a while on T-mobile. Even if that is so it hasn’t really been announced like this. My point is we talk about how the other Big 3 are stealing moves from T-mobile well with this announcement T-mobile is stealing from At&t’s Aio brand. Aio announced earlier this week this first except T-mobile tweaked the terms different some what.

    • Hogpistol

      How can TMO be stealing it if they’ve been doing it for years and AIO has only been around a couple of months?

      • mloudt

        If you reread what I said I clearly said T-mobile has been doing this but from a mainstream announcement perspective At&t’s Aio brand announced first earlier this week was my point.

    • FormerTmOEmployee

      I used to work for T-Mobile, now with the blue Death Star, I do root for T-Mobile and i’m glad to see them doing so well now a days. I will say at&t has had this going on for a while, I use this all the time as a sales rep or them now. Tmo unofficially had this for a while and we would reward customers as far as a bill credit would go. Either way I do care about the company and met some of the greatest people along the way. The urgency from at&t doesn’t seem all that big honestly, at least not from what ive seen, we dont hear about it all that much. Anyways my two cents, yes I do enjoy reading the blogs here from time to time to see how good ol magenta is still doing and in some ways I will always be a part of the T-Mobile family.

    • Dakota

      The one point you make is that while Tmobile is making al to of changes, every single one of them can be copied easily by the other carriers. We’ve already seen that happening here and there. Im not sure why Legere’s goal is to change the way the wireless industry works. He should be focused on changing Tmobile and making them stand out. Once the others eliminate subsidies, which likely will happen over the time, or get rid of contracts, the differentiation declines. The things that make Tmobile different disappear…and you’re back into a price and coverage war.

      • maximus1901

        Yep. We have them just where we want them :)
        The one advantage that TMO has is that its management is willing to accept lower margins so by the time the DUO finally concede the lower margins are inevitable, TMO will have stolen millions of customers.

  • ChitChatCat

    This isn’t new at all. Just a new press release.

  • Dakota

    This should include instore also. Many people want to see the devices in person and prefer dealing with a real person

  • mrcoffee

    Just got back to t mobile out of sprint. We got the new Sony phone and the Nokia 925. The Nokia 925 is a really nice phone and very easy to set up, works great.
    The Sony z1s is equally cool. Both phone are well built. Going to send it 2 phones to get the EFT rebate ++ two rebates on the older phones also. The store printed out the return labels and gave us bubble wrap to put the return phones in.
    GIVE it up to TMOBILE GOOD JOB AND the store we visited in Burnsville Mn service was OUTSTANDING. GLAD WERE BACK.

  • KB

    I believe Metro PCS has been doing this off and on for many years. Looks like many of you say Tmo has also had this.

  • Rohan

    This isn’t $25 in cash, it’s more like a t-mobile gift card to make purchases at T-mobile. Does anyone know if you can use this to pay your monthly bill?

  • Ordeith

    Not sure I want my friends to hate me.

  • beth_cing

    it used to be $25 for the friend you referred then $25 for yourself. is it still the same? my friend won’t have eft to be paid out.