T-Mobile Un-carrier Unwrapped will bring 4 weeks of gifts, starting with unlimited LTE data for Simple Choice customers

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After amping up several of its previous Un-carrier moves, T-Mobile is now focusing its attention on amping up the holidays.

Un-carrier Unwrapped is a new program from T-Mobile that’ll bring “one special gift” per week for a full month. The first gift is for existing Simple Choice customers, who are getting unlimited high-speed smartphone data for the next 3 months. The offer is good for all customers — including business users — that are on an active postpaid Simple Choice plan at the end of today, November 23.

The free unlimited LTE smartphone data will automatically be added to the plans of postpaid Simple Choice customers on December 1, 2015, and will run through March 1, 2016. The unlimited LTE data will kick in once you’ve used up all of your data and Data Stash. It’s worth noting that this free unlimited LTE data doesn’t include the perks of T-Mobile’s full-on unlimited LTE data plan, like tethering and free Vudu movie rentals. T-Mobile’s announcement also notes that in order to keep the unlimited LTE data for all three months, you’ll need to remain on the same T-Mobile plan with Binge On active.

T-Mo’s next three deals will include gifts for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint customers. Those presents will be unveiled one per week starting next Monday, November 30.

Meanwhile, T-Mobile has also unwrapped its Black Friday deals, which will be available starting November 25:

  • Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7 for $0 down and $0 payments with any qualifying data plan
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB on JUMP! On Demand for $0 down and $0 per month (18-month lease) with eligible trade-in
  • $100 off any Samsung tablet (in the form of a $100 T-Mobile prepaid MasterCard) when you buy any Samsung smartphone
  • UE Boom Bluetooth speaker for $99 (regularly $199)

And for Cyber Monday, T-Mobile is bringing back its free memory upgrade offer for the iPhone. So if you buy a 16GB iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you’ll get upgraded to a 64GB model. And if you opt for a 64GB iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, T-Mobile will bump you up to the 128GB version. This offer applies only to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and will kick off at 2:01 am PT on November 30. It’ll only be available online while supplies last.

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  • Corey Jalette

    So people who are unlimited already get nothing. Fun.

    • mingkee

      My situation is like that.
      I have grandfathered $20 unlimited plus 5GB sharing.

    • dtam

      maybe? you don’t need to turn on binge on, so that might be something

    • Drew

      Less video resolution? Shoot Good thing that you are Truly Unlimited High Speed Data, Bro. Otherwise, your videos will have lesser video resolution than the normal 1080 resolution. :) :)

    • gmo8492

      Our gift is that we still get to keep our unlimited data ;P

  • Jose

    Does this apply to us with the 2.5 g? I have the 4 for 100 promo

    • Cruise Guy

      So I heard or read or something that T-Mobile was not going to take away our 2.5 gig and replace it for 1 gig on January of 2016. Remember, it was only a temporary deal. So I signed into my account and it still says we revert back to 1GB of data in January. What’s your take on this?

      Simple Choice Family Plan: Unlimited Talk + Text

      $120.00/mo

      This plan includes:

      No annual service contracts.

      Up to 2.5GB of 4G LTE data per line included instead of 1GB through 2015 at no additional charge. (Reverts to up to 1 GB LTE data per line after 2015). Plus, optional additional high-speed 4G LTE data available.

      Unlimited talk, text & data while on our network with no overages. Ever.

      First 6 lines for $120 a month; add more lines if eligible for $20.00 per month, per line.

      Unlimited international data and text while roaming in 140+ countries and destinations and calls are just $0.20 per minute.

      Unlimited streaming from great services like Pandora and iHeartRadio that doesn’t count against your 4G LTE data included at no extra charge with a Simple Choice Plan.

      • Jose

        It stays at 2.5gb its not reverting back to 1gb at the end of the year.

        I love this plan, I have 5 lines for $110 each at 2.5gb. I’ve been thinking about the binge on, but I think I will just keep this plan and add the 15$ for one line just to try it out.

      • A while back it was a big announcement that as long as you didn’t change your plan, you could keep it past Jan (for life, said Legere). Me, I found the 10GB plan too tempting and put my family on that.

    • Cruise Guy

      I just called T-Mobile. Everyone on 2.5GB goes back to 1GB on Jan 1. Then you can call in and get a free upgrade to 2GB. GO figure. So you will end up dropping down .5GB. It becomes harder and harder to keep the old plan.

      • Jose

        I know huh. That .5 does make a difference. John announced an uncarrier move. That you can keep what you have. Don’t do anything yet until after this year ends if you are wanting to keep things plan. I’ve gotten different answers from representatives. My plan is to keep this plan, than later on try Binge on but I’m only adding it to my line of 4. That’s 15$ more. I’m going to add it just to try it out, but I might not do a bunch of streaming on mobile since alot of the places I go this days have WiFi. And if I don’t stream much and feel like its not worth it than I can just remove (binge on) paying 15$. I just want to keep my plan cause 2.5 is enough for me

  • GreatNews

    Did anybody Notice that it keeps on happening that the Unlimited Customers never get anything for free? Sounds like we are the 2nd class citizens while we pay the most we get nothing! Not fair at all!

    Edit: This tweet from Mike just sent!
    Something very special for Unlimited 4G LTE customers this holiday season as well! BEST DEAL EVER 4 lines for $180 ($45/line!!). But Hurry!
    https://twitter.com/SievertMike/status/668900986363076608

    • Don Goyo

      And Binge On is a polite way to get us off unlimited.

      • MingZhang

        We already paid for the unlimited, so we can turn binge on off and watch things in HD!

      • Fabian Cortez

        How?

        Unlimited users are automatically entereded into Binge On. Likewise, Binge On customers with 3 GB or more stream unlimited music and video.

        Unlimited is still here and being promoted.

    • Joe

      I mean what do you want? you’re already getting unlimited LTE data.

      • Dustin Maki

        Right! People with unlimited data complaining is just funny to me.

    • I’m still rocking the classic $20 unlimited add on. We got a couple of extra gigs worth of tethering some time ago. I usually don’t use all 5 gigs anyway, but it’s good to know it’s there if my home internet fails or I need some data for another device while out and about. At some point we got free and unlimited texting and throttled data in other countries, still only paying $20. Reminds me of when carriers stopped doing roaming charges for going out of state–I just never have to worry about shutting my phone off going across the border to Canada anymore, and being able to stay connected is such a freeing feeling. Then we got unlimited LTE data in other countries. Still only paying $20. For whatever reason I had to call them and tell them I wanted the simple choice global or whatever it was, but they still didn’t charge me another cent. I dunno, man, seems to me they have a tendency to give me more stuff without ever increasing the price. That they’re now giving some temporary love to the lower plans doesn’t bother me.

      Granted, the new unlimited plan compared to my current one is $25 more, so it seems like new unlimited customers are footing the bill for all the things they’re doing these days. Personally since the only benefit is of 14 gigs of tethering instead of 5, I’m gonna stick with my old $20 unlimited.

    • Moises Lugo

      That’s the same price I pay right now. That’s not the best deal.

      • maximus1901

        Ok then switch. You’re getting unlimited data. THATS the deal. At a decent price

        • Moises Lugo

          Douch I’m entitle to my opinion. Why don’t you switch.

        • Bravadu

          You’re the one complaining that you’re not getting the best deal.

          Hence his suggestion that you should switch to the best deal

        • Moises Lugo

          Douch im not complaining. I’m just stating that it is not the best deal. You should switch together with the other guy. I’m already in unlimited grandfather planned. The point is it’s not a deal for me since it does not save me or other loyal customer money. This is just for new customer.

        • riverhorse

          Douch#3 to captain obvious…or Earth to social justice crusader…or Capitalist to communist…or professor to student activist:
          Unlimited while grandfathered usually = lucky mofo…or lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice…or don’t expect to win the lotto AGAIN ANNNDDD for a higher amount.
          Must feel good to be improving the environment, while engaging in superb teaching and example setting for…

        • maximus1901

          because i’m not complaining about my unlimited data plan.

        • Moises Lugo

          I guess you need to take an English course because I never complained about my data plan. I just stated it was not the best deal.

  • Steve Park

    Yep, they gave me unlimited back in May through Jan 2, 2016 for my two lines simple choice family plan, will go back to 3 or 6 Gig’s after that..we’ll see.

    • NEO2U

      Same here Steve. Two of my lines unlimited till Jan 2.

  • Johnnola504

    I pay $110 for unlimited for 2 iPhone 6 Plus. I don’t expect anything else. I get great customer service. Great value. I don’t expect service for free! Enjoy the Rapsody and tethering that comes with my plan. I generally get great signals.
    Thanks T-Mobile!

    • Drew

      Shoot I’m not going to lie, I expect most other things to be for free. Come on now. I would be more appreciative for such thing to happen for not only myself, but for everyone else to make use of. So glad I never left T-Mobiles service in the first place. Yays :) :)

      • Johnnola504

        I feel if they really start chopping prices like Sprint than they will reduce network upgrades, like Sprint is doing, and I will end up with the same crappy service Sprint gave me before I ran away from them!

  • Dave Bell

    lol @ Verizon and their free 1GB…..

    • patt

      yea I agree tmobile just convinces me to switch lol but I am just waiting for motorola to push 6.0 w/band 12 before I do it.

  • The Waz

    does this also apply to $20 dollar tablet plans? do i also get unlimited data for 3 months?

    • Alex Wagner

      Un-carrier Unwrapped offers unlimited high-speed data for smartphones.

  • Philz

    I’m on jump 1 20.00 unlimited data & pretty happy but would be nice to get gift.
    How about Jump 1 price cut to 7.00

  • alex

    does it apply to $10 5gb data tablet plan?

    • Alex Wagner

      The offer includes unlimited LTE data on your smartphone.

  • DILAW IDDAHLA

    I would like to know what is an “eligible trade-in” to qualify for that S6 deal. Great deal, but want to know what needs to be traded in

    • Alex Wagner

      I’ve asked T-Mobile about which devices qualify. I’ll let you know when I hear back.

      • DILAW IDDAHLA

        Yeah, please let me know

        • Alex Wagner

          T-Mobile says that the phones in the $10 JOD payment section on this page ( http://explore.t-mobile.com/samsung-phone-offer ) are eligible. They are:

          iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Note5, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          Yeah that’s the $10 a month jod, but I wanted to know which qualify for the $0 a month jod. I have a note 4 on jump and I already paid off 65% of the phone but I wish I qualified for these jod deals

        • Alex Wagner

          The ones that are currently listed in the $10/month JOD are the ones that will be $0/month JOD for the GS6 deal.

        • Oscar OI

          Thx for getting back to us. Do you know what happens after the 18 months? How much do we need to pay to keep the S6?

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          I can answer this q :).
          Let’s assume the monthly payment for the S6 is $25/month. For 18 months you will only pay the tax for $25 (my state tax is 6% so it comes out to $1.50 every month and that’s all you pay for these first 18 months) after 18 months if you want to keep the phone, then you are required to pay 6 payments of $25+$1.50 = $26.50 a month. So basically you will pay $159 ($26.50 x 6) for the phone after 18 months. So it’s the same as if they would’ve given you $429 for the phone you are trading in ($579-$150). I hope that’s clear and easy to understand

      • Oscar OI

        Please let us know when you hear back from Tmo

      • sosarozay300

        i bet it will be phones like galaxy note 4 or iphone 6

  • Android_God

    I really enjoy that nasty toe nail ad that I scroll past to get to the comments. Thanks so much for that!

  • Android_God

    I just got the LG G4 via the promo. Bigger screen and just as good a camera as the Samsung S6 for almost $200 less!! SICK

    • PC_Tool

      Be prepared for lag if you run a lot of apps. Traded my G4 in for the V10 – difference was night and day.

      Hopefully you’ll have better luck.

  • lomsha

    Meh binge on has to be active.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    I wonder if I could swap my 64gb 6s for a 128gb lol

  • stuman1974

    You sure they are bringing that back? The link in the post says ”
    Qualifying service required. iPhone offer ends 11:59 pm PST 12/1/14 or while promotional quantities last. Web only. For HD voice, both parties must be on capable smartphones on T-Mobile’s HD voice-enabled network. See T-Mobile.com for coverage and offer details.”

    Looks like last year’s promo.

    • Alex Wagner

      The announcement itself mentions the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models, though. T-Mobile emailed me and specifically said “iPhone Upgrade is back!” Someone probably just forgot to change 12/1/14 to 12/1/15 in its new press release.

  • Mark Jones

    I thought BingeOn was only allowed on 3GB and up plans. So does that mean 1/2/2.5 GB plans don’t get the gift? Or do we get BingeOn for the next three months with the unlimited gift?

    • Jesus

      yeah we do. Binge on is enabled by default. But data will still count towards our data

      • steveb944

        Are you serious? We get lower quality AND it still counts against us?

        • Brian T.

          You can opt out of using it. Lower-ish quality using much less data vs. opting out and it’s like nothing ever happened (back to full HD, using a ton of data like always). Nice option to have, IMO.

        • steveb944

          I just don’t think we should be automatically opted in if we’re not reaping the full benefit of the marketing title (actual bingeing). We can manually downgrade our stream quality if needed within apps.

        • Jesus

          I still have my socks to not use BS when I’m off wifi, so it doesn’t matter to me really. But if you really mind quality then yeah you should opt out

        • Jimmy James

          You can turn it on and off in your account. No penalty, cost, loss of service, etc.

        • jelp2

          Binge on counts against everyone’s data.

        • steveb944

          Not true at all. Have you even understood how it works? It’s like Music Freedom but in lower quality.

        • jelp2

          My Bad! I was just thinking about Legere saying you cant use up all your data using BingeOn since it’s optimized and my brain stalled from there on.

        • steveb944

          No worries.

    • lomsha

      I believe on plans below 3gb binge on is available but it just reduces the amount of data used while watching video. On 3gb and up you get free video streaming.

    • Joe

      I have BingeOn with the 2GB plan. Originally 1GB but it was doubled to 2GB. It good for all simple choice plans.

    • Mark Jones

      Spoke to in-store rep. She searched through their system and believes offer applies to all plans, including 1/2/2.5 GB, but it will require turning on the BingeOn video quality. Video will count towards your data but your data is unlimited (will use up Data Stash first though) for the three months.

    • Kendrick Vargas

      Binge On (video downgrade) is available for all tiers, Binge On (video downgrade + unlimited Binge On data) is only for tiers with 3GB or more.

  • Dylan Wentworth

    Please… No more gifts. The last so called uncarrier presents felt more like a sharp kick in the nards. Keep your gifts, jon. I dont need any more teases, price increases, tricks to get me to opt in to bingeon again. Theres no free lunch. Tmo aint giving she it.

    • Jesus Rosales

      i read that you need to get the new data stash with binge on. i dont know if its true

  • besweeet

    I imagine the 3-month promo only applies to choose who bumped up to SC NA?

    • Kaylord

      Existing T-Mobile customers will have three months of zero-rated mobile data starting December 1.

      T-Mobile currently zero-rates voice, SMS, MMS, music, and DVD-quality video streams. How customers use the unlimited LTE data during the three-month test will show what other applications customers value, e.g. …

      email?

      podcast downloads?

      podcast streams?

      Download-and-play videos from Apple, Google, Amazon, or others?

      Live videogaming streams?

      YouTube?

      Vimeo?

      Backup to the cloud?

      App downloads and updates?

      Books and magazines?

      Turn-by-turn Navigation?

      VNC remote desktops?

      It seems like a good time to enable cellular data for every app on the phone.

    • Alex Wagner

      T-Mobile: “You don’t have to be on one of the new Simple Choice plans. The Unlimited gift is available to all Simple Choice customers as of Nov. 23.”

      • besweeet

        According to steveb944, you do have to be on a new plan.

    • steveb944

      “in order to keep the unlimited LTE data for all three months, you’ll need to remain on the same T-Mobile plan with Binge On active.”

      You’ll have to have one of the Binge plans it seems.

      • Jimmy James

        Edit: Most customers have BingeOn. It is enabled by default in your account. I have unlimited and turned it off. Most of the time Netflix looks great, but then I’ve ran into times in my area where Netflix would get stuck in the super low quality mode, and would have to restart it. Does not happen with BingeOff.

        • besweeet

          If you’re on a 1GB (now 2GB) plan, you don’t have BingeOn.

        • Jimmy James

          Oh. My ignorance. I did not know they had 1 GB plans.

        • Ben

          When I look at my account it shows that I have 1GB but doesn’t say that I have BingeOn. It shows that I can upgrade to 2GB and then I would get BingeOn.

      • besweeet

        So 1GB/2GB users aren’t Eligible. Not surprising.

        • steveb944

          I later found out we all have Binge On enabled by default. We won’t have unlimited streaming, but we have the restricted feed.

          Low quality & hit on the data. If you don’t want it enabled, you have to opt out.

        • besweeet

          I’m on the grandfathered $20 unlimited high-speed plan and don’t see BingeOn anywhere.

        • steveb944

          Hmm. Well then it’s even more confusing now. It’s better that way tho.

        • Ben

          It doesn’t look like I have it:

          1 GB High-Speed Data Currently active

          Up to 1 GB of 4G LTE data. Speeds reduced after 1 GB. No overage fees. Recommended for moderate web browsing, email, and social networking.

          2 GB High-Speed Data

          Up to 2 GB of 4G LTE data. Smartphone Mobile HotSpot service included. Speeds reduced after 2 GB. Includes Binge On optimized video streaming that saves your data. No overage fees. Recommended for moderate web browsing, email, and social networking.

        • steveb944

          This is from the T-Mobile site I assume?

          I don’t have it either, 4/100 promo. Which makes it CLEAR that you have to have a Binge Plan to get it. Or Tmobile just hasn’t updated the site. Either way I don’t see any toggle to enable/disable Binge.

          Up to 2.5GB 4G LTE data per line when you buy 4 or more lines. Speeds reduced after 2.5GB. No overage fees. Unlimited music streaming on services like Pandora, iHeartRadio and more that does not count against your 4G LTE data. Recommended for moderate web browsing, email, and social networking.

  • Bklynman

    So they are giving away this cheap tablet for free? I have hotspot service with them,does that applies?

    • Corey Jalette

      No they make you add a data plan on your account to ge4 the free tablet.

  • Brent Irwin

    Unlimited data already….Nice grand useless gesture Legere.

    • PC_Tool

      “Every single promotion must apply to me!!!”

      Quick, someone call the Waaaaahhhhhmbulance.

      • Brent Irwin

        When one makes a grand gesture, and in the press release uses the wording “All postpaid customers”, there is an expectation of some benefit for all postpaid customers.

        • PC_Tool

          Good idea. Double-down. Defend that ridiculousness to the point of absurdity. How’s that working for ya?

          …and in the press release uses the wording “All postpaid customers”…

          I read it. It doesn’t look like you did, though. Your quote appears nowhere in the release. The closest I could find was:

          “all active Simple Choice postpaid customers”

          There seems to be some difference between the two; but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Perhaps you could?

        • Brent Irwin

          Considering all postpaid plans on t-mobile are titled “Simple Choice” at the moment, then there isn’t much of a difference. The “Simple Choice” plan name has been in place since 2013, so I believe that it is fair to say that the vast majority of postpaid customers are on a Simple Choice plan now.

        • PC_Tool

          We’ve blown by ridiculousness now. Ah well…

          The road so far:

          “This doesn’t affect me! Wah!!”

          “Read the release! Here’s a quote from it!” (quote not actually in release)

          “But…it’s the same!”

          Yes. Yes it is. Congratulations. (You still managed to miss the point)

          All users on Simple Choice now have unlimited data (yes, amazingly even the one’s who had it previously…go figure).

          The problem here is that you’re just here to complain because this promotion doesn’t benefit you personally. You feel personally offended. Left out, even. Spurned.

          Poor guy… :'(

  • Dean Smith

    Does this have affect on data use in 100 plus countries? I am going to Hong kong and india in Jan and that means I will have unlimited 3g data? I am simple choice customers.

    • Sub

      International roaming has always been unlimited.

      • Dean Smith

        free roaming but unlimited data? doesn’t count from my monthly 10gb data? if i make call within that country or to usa, it is 20 cents per min? no free wifi calls?

        • ColoradoGray

          Wifi calling is still as normal, as is the calling price back to the US on the cell network. The unlimited data for roaming in the included countries is 2g and doesn’t count against any cap.

  • (J²)

    Unfortunately the unlimited data freebie doesn’t apply to existing unlimited data users.

    • Steven

      How could it? They are obviously already unlimited…. But I’m sure they will have a benefit for Unlimited Customers soon enough, this is supposed to be a month of presents!

      • (J²)

        3 months of bill credits for those who are already on an unlimited plan…..

        • Steven

          Hey, it could happen, many weeks to go in this Un-carrier Unwrapped Promo…

  • Walt

    For all you unlimited data folks out there, how much data do you consume per month and what’s the most data you have ever used in a month?

    I’m on Metro’s $60 unlimited plan and i’ve used 40GB this month with my iphone 6s. No problems whatsoever!

    • TylerCameron

      The most data I ever consumed was 31GB. But that was bak when I was still in high school and had an hour and a half bus ride home every day. So I used the hell out of mobile hotspot.

    • Matt

      I’m also on the MetroPCS unlimited plan. I had one month at 20 and I average about 12.

    • Acdc1a

      I’ve used 20 but average 10-12. My wife has used 60 watching Netflix on a cross country road trip but averages the same 10-12. If T-Mobile cut the price of 6GB to $80 for 2 lines I’d opt out of unlimited as most of our usage is streaming.

    • Jimmy James

      32 GBs was the most. 20 is average.

    • Roger Sales

      Right now I’m almost never out where wifi isn’t present so about 3-5 gigs a month. I think the most I’ve spent in recent memory is 20ish.

    • Gast

      168GB a month

  • Scott Benedict

    Notice how those already subscribed to unlimited aren’t getting anything. We pay the most and get nothing.

    • JTrip

      You’re getting something. You’re getting a congested network for the next 3 months while still paying the same price.

      • Bryck

        Lol

      • Randy Allen

        So you really think people are going to change their habits that much wifi is still faster than lte. I highly doubt you will see any changes at all you just seem like everyone else thats crying that you arnt getting a freebie from tmobile when you bastards are getting a free movie rental and you get rhapsody for free what more do you want

        • JTrip

          I’m not crying about it. I turned Binge On to off in my settings. I don’t even want the free movie rental. I’d rather have better video streaming. By the way, my LTE is faster than my home Wi-Fi.

        • patt

          if your LTE is faster then your wifi then you have DSL or really slow cable :D

        • JTrip

          My Verizon service maxes out at 25 Mbps but I typically don’t get that. My LTE is usually 30 Mbps plus.

        • patt

          I have Fios 150/150 so can’t say LTE is faster for me lol

        • Andrew Singleton

          “DSL or really slow cable” are wifi. so he’s right, and you’re wrong. that’s it.

        • Mike

          My home cable internet is 100 mbps so I’m on wifi always when I’m a home. LTE speeds in Toledo area where I work is about 25 mbps but in Detroit I get 50mbps.

    • Fabian Cortez

      You pay the most for unlimited high speed data.

      Spoiled much?

  • steveb944

    “in order to keep the unlimited LTE data for all three months, you’ll need to remain on the same T-Mobile plan with Binge On active.”

    That’s not EVERYONE. We’re already seeng even more division within.

    EDIT: Apparently we all have BingeOn setting on by default. My mistake.

    • Steven

      I’m confused…. This covers every post-paid Simple Plan Customer. What do you mean there is “even more division”.

      • steveb944

        It states “FOR ALL”. But that’s not true as you seemingly need a Binge plan.

        Edit: JK.

        • dtam

          it confused me too in the beginning but refer to my comment before

        • steveb944

          Yeah I get it now. Thanks.

          Nice avatar BTW.

        • Steven

          Haha, I know right! I’m really putting myself out there with that one… :)

        • Steven

          Exactly like dtam said. Every post-paid customer gets Binge On free. I am a 2GB Post-Paid customer so I get Binge-On, but only for the compressed data benefit for the specific apps listed. OH well, I am still a part of Binge On being Post-Paid period and therefore I get unlimited data for 3 months. Everyone=all post paid, Only requirement, have Binge On turned on in your account settings so they don’t waste high data on rich video… done

        • Mark Jones

          Where do you turn Binge On on in your account settings? I don’t see it anywhere. Is it a setting on your phone? Or is it at your T-mobile.com account pages?

    • dtam

      you just need to keep binge on active to get the free unlimited. in fact, I only get 2.5 gb for my plan, but the binge on optimization is still available on my line

      you don’t need unlimited binge on before to qualify.

  • Ascertion

    How much off is it for 3 months if I opened a new account with 4 lines all unlimited $180/month?

    • Brent Irwin

      Those of us on unlimited get screwed on this one.

      • Ascertion

        I’m just curious, for new customers, are they getting any credits for having unlimited data for 3 months with BingeOn on that same plan?

        • Brent Irwin

          In my correspondence with T-Mobile employees via chat on their site, twitter, and Facebook, there is no credit being issued to unlimited data customers. I have been told that I should be happy about all the other “Binge On!” benefits that we get. Unlimited streaming of lower quality video through various providers, one VUDU rental a month, and *TADA!* 30% off Sling.

        • Ascertion

          Well, so much for all customers are eligible. It’s all customers on NON-truly unlimited Simple Choice plans.

        • Hiro

          I see this as a net positive for all customers, including us on unlimited plans. This is a brilliant business move.

          Why I say that is this is likely to cause people to move up a tier (or more), spending more money to access higher data limits after getting “spoiled” and used to unlimited data for three months… What that means in more revenue to improve their network, faster… Resulting in a better network for us.

          We may not have direct, immediate benefits from this, but there are benefits to consumers as a whole, and the industry… As well as long term benefits to us with an even better network to use our unlimited data on.

        • SBacklin

          That’s the exact line I got from them on Twitter. I didn’t care for the attitude. I mean if we’re paying for it, we should get a credit for the three months they’re giving it away to others who weren’t.

        • (J²)

          Well…

          I do see why there’s a problem with crediting unlimited customers.

          Customers on tiered plans will get a free upgrade to unlimited for 3 months but that doesn’t mean they need it or will even tap into it. During these 3 months, they would be paying the same price anyway. So there’s a potential for there to be no benefit to some customers.

          So technically, everyone is still paying for the services they receive.

  • Jason Caprio

    I’m wondering if this is T-Mobile’s way of doing a 3-month stress-test on their network to see where it needs improvement the most. I have been on Unlimited since Feb 2014 and luckily I’m locked into $70/month still. I have inconsistent speeds depending on what area I’m in. I’m a field tech so I get to see how my performs. At my Apt. in Bensalem, PA at peak hours, LTE is about 0.5 – 3mbits. In downtown Trenton, NJ during the day where I usually work, the speeds are abysmal at 0.1 – 1mbps. If I do a speedtest in a more rural/suburban area with LTE, I get 20 – 80mbps. When I first got the service back in 2014, speeds were blazing fast wherever I had an LTE signal. The coverage has been vastly improved since then, but speeds are suffering. I should have known this would happen because it did with Verizon. Speeds gradually got slower over time. Hopefully with this little “experiment” they are doing, they will finally be forced to improve their network!

    • Randy Allen

      Are you using an older phone i never see speeds that slow i do speedtests all the time i work near franklin mills and live in langhorne and the coverage is on par with verizon and i never see speeds lower than 7/3

      • Jason Caprio

        Nope. I’m on a Galaxy Note 5. I usually have decent speeds around the areas you’ve mentioned. Head to downtown Trenton around 12 noon during the week and tell me what speeds you get lol

        • Mike

          Do you use a large amount of GB. You might be a highly congested area where t-mobile does prioritizing.

        • Jason Caprio

          I generally use between 4 – 10GB per month. Well under the 21GB “soft cap” so I should not be de-prioritized. It’s definitely a congestion issue.

        • Cam Fas

          Soft cap is now 23gigs they gave an extra 2 when sprint upped the deprioritzation

    • Jay

      I get crappy speeds in downtown Allentown since the new arena. Any where else i get 50+Mbps. Hopefully this will give them some info where to improve

    • Roger Sales

      I live in the largest market in the US and the biggest indicator for speed is what time it is. From Late afternoon until around 10-11 is when speeds aren’t as great(although usually fast enough to do most tasks including stream at some level).

      • Cris Abreu

        NYC?

  • TechnoRealz

    Dang, just bought the s.o. a new iP6S+ 64GB due to the Apple Pay Discover Card promo.

    Oh well to the clouds with her pics.

  • Guest

    when will t-mobile be 100% complete with the 2G/3G to 4G LTE conversion?

    • Steven

      Great question! I would love to know as well. When can every bit of T-Mobile signal be a high speed 4G LTE signal with the fall back speeds of the Band 12 LTE to broaden the reach of service? When will this be complete?

    • Roger Sales

      I’m not sure that’s a question that even T-Mobile could answer right now. They still have Band 12 spectrum to deploy + Band 12 Spectrum they could potentially acquire within the next few months depending on whether those holders will play ball and unload.

    • Mike

      People need to understand that it will take time. Money, licenses, fees, and etc plays a big part in it. T-Mobile still has been very busy with improving their coverage and LTE. Remember T-Mobile started with really no LTE coverage and they surpass Sprint and is on par with the big 2 carriers.

      • maximus1901

        not on par with big 2. not at all.

        • Andrew Singleton

          With POPs, which is the most standardized measurement of coverage, they are.

  • Bryck

    Forget all of this shenanigans. About some “official”
    Band12 Love for NYC. Thanks!!!

  • The Waz

    looks like tmobile signed an agreement for band 12 in chicago….anyone know when this should be completed so that they can turn the extended lte on?

    • maximus1901

      souuuuurce

      • The Waz

        https://www.tmonews.com/700mhz-lte-map/

        click on the green circle around chicago and read to the left.

        • Durandal_1707

          That just says that the TV station agreed to move off of channel 51, not that T-Mobile is involved at all. AT&T still owns Band 12 in Chicago, as well as almost all the rest of the 700 block here (Dish has the E block, and of course Verizon has their nationwide Upper C block; AT&T has the rest).

          It is likely that the FCC will make AT&T sell Band 12 in Chicago, since the amount of 700 spectrum they have here is kind of ridiculous, and T-Mobile’s the most likely buyer, but so far AFAIK there haven’t been any deals going down.

        • walt

          At&t owns the A and lower B/C block in Chicago?

        • Durandal_1707

          Yep. And the D block, too.

          Technically the A block is owned by “Leap Licenseco”, but that’s a subsidiary of AT&T, so.

        • Walt

          Why did verizon even bid on the A block if it wasn’t going to be used for national coverage? (Plus it was only 5mhz) Seems like a waste of money (until they sold it to t mobile)

        • Durandal_1707

          1) The A block is 12 MHz.

          2) Buying the A block could keep it away from competitors like T-Mobile.

          3) Having the A block could give it something to trade with competitors who have something they need (like T-Mobile’s huge amount of AWS spectrum in some areas).

  • GrkguyNY

    Does anyone know if more phone deals are coming for Black Friday? I was hoping for Note5 promo.

    • Prode

      Most likely no. They would of said something by now. Its just what is out now.

      • yhtt

        would have

    • Andrew Singleton

      It’s included in the trade-in deal for Galaxy devices.

      • GrkguyNY

        thanks. It just sucks that my S4 does not qualify as an eligible trade in. Feel like that’s kind of messed up. No JoD promo applies to me and my wife cause we have an S4.

  • Mike

    What about the rest of us TMO users on older post paid plans. Many of us have been loyal TMO users for years and we get squat? We’re the back bone of TMO and have been with TMO through thick and thin. Is TMO being like Comcast by rewarding new comers over its longtime loyal customers?

    • Jason Caprio

      In some ways I feel loyal customers are being rewarded. New customers have to pay $95/month for Unlimited, and I’m paying $70. :-)

    • lomsha

      Get on simple choice plan

  • NEO2U

    Got to love the “grinch” posters.

    • J.J.

      I will pile on. This is a great gift by all means, but it also potentially benefits tmo in the long run, by hopefully getting a chunk of customers to leave wifi off and burn through that other free data stash, which may later lead to jumping to a higher data tier. It’s actually genius!!

  • Damian Sanchez

    Just called Customer Service and they told me the free unlimited data plan is only for new accounts or additional lines added to existing accounts, and the data starts from Dec. 1 through end of March. What gives?

    • Jeffrey Wang

      Customer support is usually wrong. The news release explicitly says:

      “For the next three months, everybody – **all active Simple Choice postpaid customers as of end of day November 23**, including business customers – has Unlimited 4G LTE smartphone data once you use up all your data and your Data Stash.”

      • The Observer

        Jeffrey, what you quote is right. But there’s also a catch. You must not change your rate plan or data plan all throughout the 3-month period or else you will lose the free unlimited 4G data.

        • Jeffrey Wang

          That’s true too, thanks!

  • Ammar A Al Bodrees

    Do you guys know if Jump on Demand customers are eligible for the free iphone memory upgrade?

    • (J²)

      I believe it applies across the board. Full price, Jump 2 or JOD.

      • Fabian Cortez

        Do you have a link for that?

        The memory upgrade page is rather vague.

        • (J²)

          Nope, sorry.

          T-Mobile isn’t great at putting Q&A (like the above question) on their website. Based on what I’ve read, the promotion applies when the item is added to your cart.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Usually there’s some stipulation with respect to qualifying trade in, etc.

  • Ben

    I am still on a 1GB Simple Choice plan that does not include Binge-On. Does that mean I will not get the unlimited data?

    • Robert

      According to the TMO notification I received, you must have Binge-On.

      • Robert

        Interestingly, I received my notification on Nov. 24… after the Nov. 23 deadline to add a Binge-On eligible plan.

    • Andrew Singleton

      1gb gets binge-on, excluding the unlimited video streaming pirtion. You still get an optimized stream which uses less data, and you will get the unlimited LTE so long as you don’t touch your plan until March.

  • docroc

    Unfortunately, another way that T-mobile is the un-carrier is its inadequate network footprint. Your needs have to fit into its coverage area, which dies off pretty quickly away from cities and major interstate highways.

    • Fabian Cortez

      Your needs have to fit into its coverage area

      This exists on all carriers. Unless you believe that a single carrier covers every square mile of this country.

      Regardless, 302+ million POPs of LTE and 1.6 million square miles of coverage isn’t anything to scoff off.

      I have to wonder when was the last time you used T-Mobile with a Band 12 device.

      • docroc

        I’ve never used a Band-12 device, but, as I understand it, that frequency (700 MHz?) is for data only. Call me old-fashioned, but I like to also use my cellphone for voice calls.

        • Fabian Cortez

          There’s something called VoLTE (voice over LTE). It is the future of voice and it is here now.

          A carrier would be foolish to invest new money into a legacy technology. Oh wait, that’s what Sprint did and continues to do.

        • docroc

          I’m not a fanboy for one carrier over another. I think my original observation that the 2 largest carriers have the largest footprint is objectively verifiable. And although your counter-comment that having to fit onto the carrier’s footprint is an issue for all carriers is true in a sort of technical logical way, there is clearly a big difference — as often reported by customers — between the big 2 and the other guys. That’s why ATT and Verizon always charge more.

          VoLTE is the future of voice in the same way that digital was the future of voice — this is obvious; there is an ongoing convergence throughout telephony between data and voice. I have nothing against new technology, but am not willing to be on the bleeding edge to get it.

          As for Sprint, not sure why you mentioned it — like most of the also-rans, it has a limited network footprint and, because it uses CDMA, is not compatible with international networks. I avoid all CDMA carriers (although they may actually be technically superior to GSM) for this reason. When I go to Europe, I don’t want to have to rent a special phone. This, of course, means I avoid all aggregators which use SPRINT as the underlying carrier. I think that, unless the world switches technology, SPRINT’s days may be numbered.

        • Fabian Cortez

          AT&T and Verizon charge more because they can. Not because of coverage. In fact, they tandem in price because of the lack of competition.

          Sprint, on the other hand, is still the cheapest and most expensive carrier via their plan ranges. And their coverage is no where near the duopoly’ or even T-Mobile’s. So no, price is not effective of coverage.

          VoLTE is digital. It is data. Bleeding edge or not, it’s here whether you like it or not. But there is choice! Sprint’s voice betwork contains zero elements of IP voice traffic (via VoLTE) so you could choose them.

          How are CDMA carriers “technically superior to GSM” carriers? The natural upgrade path of GSM carriers is to UMTS (W-CDMA) – which is superior to CDMA -, then to LTE.

          And yes, Sprint’s days are numbered until they get rid of CDMA and offering CDMA radios in their devices.

          Verizon will be removing CDMA radios from their phones soon.

        • docroc

          “AT&T and Verizon charge more because they can.”

          Yes, and they can because of better coverage. Or look at it from the other direction: T-Mobile, Sprint, etc charge LESS because they CAN’T charge the same amount while offering less coverage. They come up with other ways to differentiate themselves — and make themselves attractive — and win customers. I personally have nothing against T-Mobile or Sprint, for that matter — as I said, I’m not a fanboy. But nor will I delude myself into getting wireless service that lets me down when I need it. Clearly, if you live in a city and never leave its environs, then you can pick pretty much ANAY character whose price/minute/GByte combination pleases you. If you travel for work, you need a large-coverage carrier.

          You seem to be answering my comments as though you think (a) I am somehow a technological luddite and hate new stuff and (b) you just like to argue about everything. I like to argue too, but I think this horse has been beaten to death for now.

        • Fabian Cortez

          No.

          There is zero correlation between charging more and “better” coverage. It has everything to do with lack of competition. Pure and simple.

          You seem to be answering my comments as though you think (a) I am somehow a technological luddite and hate new stuff and (b) you just like to argue about everything. I like to argue too, but I think this horse has been beaten to death for now.

          It’s not a good idea to assume.

        • docroc

          Well, since you own reality — and I only rent a little corner of it — there’s not much point in continuing to argue. Which is what I said.

        • Fabian Cortez

          The reality is that you made an assumption. A bad one at that.

          You also assumed that price and coverage go hand-in-hand, which they don’t.

          T-Mobile’s coverage doesn’t match AT&T’s and Verizon’s yet the duopoly felt the need to lower their prices and overhaul their plans. Especially Verizon with their S, M, L, XL, etc.

        • docroc

          I didn’t make an assumption; I made an assertion: namely, that big carriers feel they can charge more because of the size of their networks, ie their coverage footprint; this is why they always flog the “Our network is the largest and the most reliable.” I’m not assuming OR asserting that price and coverage go hand in hand in any kind of economic theory sense. I’m simply talking about the behavior of the big dogs in the wireless business — they want maximum revenue per line per month.

          I agree with you that there is little competition. There probably never will be so long as wireless is a hugely capital-intensive business. IE how many companies can afford to build out networks all across America?

          There IS a sort of competition that always goes on — if one carrier provides a new service, then the others want to say me-too. Or, if another carrier lowers prices in a way that threatens to cause migration of customers, then the bigger carrier may do something to lower its price or possibly give something away (eg roll-over minutes) to be able to say, “we’re not cheaper, but we’re better.”
          In an oligopoly (which is what wireless is) there’s a sort of dynamic equilibrium among carriers as to price versus features versus coverage versus number of customers.

          You will never have true competition because there are not enough players. But obviously, prices are lower because of the little competition we DO have.

    • Andrew Singleton

      60 million people disagree including myself. My coverage in Denver is fantastic.

      • docroc

        You live in a major city. I said their footprint was inadequate, not non-existent. It works fine in major (and even some minor) cities, as my comment suggests.

        • Alix Greenawalt

          I live near Butler, Pennsylvania and work in Mars, Pennsylvania and I love my T-Mobile coverage. If you consider any of that a “major or minor city” you need some help. I’m well outside of what would be considered “Pittsburgh area”

  • Robert

    “The offer is good for all customers — including business users — that are on an active postpaid Simple Choice plan at the end of today, November 23.”

    Not correct. Tmobile’s announcement to customers (sent via text) is clear this is available only to Simple Choice customers who have Binge On, which requires you to have extra LTE data — anything beyond the included 1 or 2GB.

    • Oscar Bolans

      You’re comment is incorrect. Binge On is available to all simple Choice costumers, 1GB included. The no data count only applies to 3GB plans and above.

      • The Observer

        Yeah, Oscar’s right. All customers should have binge on, except the ones who had requested to get their Binge On disabled.

        • Andrew Singleton

          Correct -tmobile rep

        • DREBOOGIEBX

          i dont understand that. I got the tablet with 2gb lte and the rep told me that binge-on could not be used because i need a min of 3gb LTE data per month.

        • RealShit

          That is correct, you must be on a 3GB or higher data plan whether it’s a voice line or mobile internet line. Pretty much any paid data plan will be eligible for Binge On. Those other guys are mistaken. (This excludes the 2GB data plan on MI, which is technically paid data.)

        • Andrew Singleton

          Binge-on is 2 things. its 1. unlimited streaming video from certain providers through an optimized stream, and 2. the ability to optimize your data stream to maximize the amount of data you have – this applies to UNCOVERED video providers and those who are ineligible for option 1. The 2GB plan for tablets includes #2, NOT #1. I should mention there was an error where both were included by mistake, and this has been rectified.

  • Mohammed Islam

    I didnt get mine why
    Im with 2.5 gb plan

  • Mohammed Islam

    Can any one tell