T-Mobile’s gift to Sprint customers is an extra $200 credit for switching


When T-Mobile introduced Un-carrier Unwrapped and its three months of unlimited LTE data, it said that gifts for customers on the other three major US carriers start launching next week. Apparently T-Mo just couldn’t wait any longer, though, because today it unveiled its gift for Sprint customers.

Sprint subscribers that switch to T-Mobile can get a $200 bill credit for each line that jumps ship. To get that credit, you’ll need to sign up for a postpaid Simple Choice plan. The offer is good for any Sprint number, including postpaid, prepaid, and those on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, too. T-Mo also says that you don’t have to trade in a phone to get this $200 credit.

This Sprint switcher offer will officially launch Thursday, November 26. And Sprint customers that do switch are still eligible for T-Mo’s Carrier Freedom offer that’ll give switchers up to $650 to cover the ETF and balance of any phone payments when they move to Magenta. To take advantage of Carrier Freedom, though, you will need to trade in your existing smartphone and buy one from T-Mo.

John Legere has shared a comment on today’s offer, and he couldn’t resist taking a couple of shots at Sprint in the process:

“I cannot think of any wireless customers in more desperate need of some holiday cheer than those Sprint customers still hanging on over there. Those poor people have put up with the nation’s slowest and smallest LTE network, and their carrier throwing out a deal-of-the-month for everyone except them. We know Sprint’s customers love T-Mobile when they switch, so this holiday season, we’re taking away every barrier and cost to coming over to the Un-carrier and America’s fastest 4G LTE network. Happy holidays!”

Two hundred dollars is a pretty nice chunk of change, especially during the holidays when you’re buying gifts for others or treating yourself. And what’s nice is that Sprint switchers are eligible for Carrier Freedom, too, making it even more enticing to switch from the Big Yellow Bus to Team Magenta.

T-Mobile has said that it has gifts planned for all three other major US carriers. Now that Sprint folk have gotten their present, we wait and see what T-Mobile has in store for Verizon and AT&T subscribers.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Jay J. Blanco

    The Holiday wars are heating up. Check mate tmobile

    • Loco Mole

      If this was a game of business chess, ATT and VZW are still making a lot more ‘per subscriber’ than TMO and S combined. So, with or without holiday gifts, Tmo is far from checkmating anyone.

      Competition is good though.

      • bronxboi

        Yes, analysts are already starting to question if Tmobile’s network can actually handle the large influx and freebies, like unlimited streaming, that Tmobile is offering. Only time will tell.

      • Jay J. Blanco

        I’m pretty sure everyone knows this…. I’m sure the cat down the street from my house knows this. But who is innovating the wireless industry? Who has made them change their practices? Since everyone was okay with the status quo… when you put profit over customers they will leave….. wonder why Verizon hasn’t added 1 million subscribers for the last 10 quarter?

  • kev2684

    Do Verizon too! I can’t wait to switch back to tmo

    • Ggrayy13

      should have never left

  • NotOnSprint

    Let’s see what Sprint has to say about this.

    • Ascertion

      This is more my thinking. I’m wondering how Sprint will react. Before long, they’ll both be giving customers free phones and service.

      • Drew

        Sprint will lose buddy. T-Mobile will always win hands down.

        • TK – Indy

          Nah, gonna be a slooww network full of Bingers. He is getting his last licks in while he can still mention anything about speeds, as he won’t be able to soon.

        • tony

          bro i just comvined 38 postpaid verizon wireless customers join binge on t mobile service this month. sprint is gonna lose to t mobile soon.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Binge On is meant to address current congestion issues.

          John made mention that he wanted to confer with Neville to see if what he wanted to do would be feasible.

          To think that a company would purposely cripple their network doesn’t make any sense.

          Then again, Sprint spent the better part of the decade not managing nor upgrading their network.

        • TK – Indy

          They have grossly underestimated their young customer base’s marginal propensity to consume streaming video, which still grows exponentially (that means very fast).

        • Fabian Cortez

          You just proved my point and the very reason behind Binge On.

          Thank you.

      • gmo8492

        I thought they already did that, there was a year of free service promotion months back for people who had direct tv. It was to steal potential At&t customers because of the merger.

  • J.J.

    Spring actually added almost a million last quarter so Tmo is just trying to keep them at bay especially with their “new” 50% sceme. But with T-Mos consistent million+ adds each quarter sprint better settle in as number 4. I see sprint adding another million or so this quarter but Tmo should do 2 million+ again.

    • Jay J. Blanco

      Mostly tablets… look at those numbers closely

    • Ascertion

      Sprint added 38K postpaid phone subscribers, and got around 200K from converting their prepaid brands (Boost, Virgin, etc.) to postpaid. It’s still impressive that Sprint’s gaining customers, but Sprint’s also lowering their revenue.

    • They’d have to do more than pay me, they’d have to write a check.

  • Run for the hills

    No one needs to be paid to leave Sprint.

    • Drew

      Be quiet you hater. Sprint lover I bet. lol

      • thepanttherlady

        I’m pretty sure you misunderstood that comment.

        • (J²)

          L O L

    • KOLIO
    • Joshua

      With the omition of lg’s v10 i might leave sprint. T mobile has unlimited data right?

      • Darn Skippy!

        • Joshua

          I have another question. When you run through your alloted “high speed” data do you get throttled down to “wimax” or whats the deal?

        • I’m on T-Mobile so you get throttled down to 128kbps I think it was after your allotted high speed data. If you’re on unlimited though that doesn’t happen.

        • Joshua

          So just enough for your apps to refresh in the backround. Ok

        • Sure, though I do that on wifi anyways.

    • bronxboi

      I am not leaving them and just resigned. I have friends with Tmobile and my Sprint phone has much better voice coverage, especially outside of major cities. Yes, tmobile has great speeds in certain areas but as long as I get 5+ mbps, I get to do whatever I need. I rarely buffer or have issues with Sprint in Houston, Dallas, Chicago, DC, New York, Boston, Austin and Chicago. I guess it is about location and your expectations.

  • AJ2

    Finally A promotion without a bunch of asterisks and exclusions

    • (J²)

      Too bad it’s not for existing customers :/

    • Fabian Cortez

      You mean unlike Sprint’s [We Won’t] Cut Your Bill In Half?

      • Mario

        Actually we do cut your bill in half at sprint

        • Fabian Cortez

          Actually we do cut your bill in half at sprint

          No Mario, you don’t.

          If a customer on the other carriers pays a total of $200 a month (service, taxes, fees, phone payments, etc.), Sprint does not cut their bill in half ($100).

          That’s a fact.

          There is a lot of fine print (gimmicks, tricks, etc.) which is ironic considering the fact that they/you advertise “no gimmicks.”

  • Zach Chadwick

    I agree with John. Every individual who I’ve encountered who is on Sprint, hates their slow ‘LTE’ speeds. They say they might as well be on Edge. My only remark is ‘I’ve gotten consistently 60mbps down on T-Mobile, faster than my ISP at home’.

    • TK – Indy

      I get 70 mbps on Sprint and unlimited everything for $43/mo. Hate on that.

      • Zach Chadwick

        It’s people like you, that cause me to rarely comment anymore.

        • gmo8492

          Don’t waste your time on him, since he apparently lives near a Sprint tower. So he can say that the speeds are great. But once he steps out of his little bubble everything will come crashing down. Sprint is absolutely worthless in my area and that’s why I stick with T-Mobile. They have always been reliable and fast from my experience. I’m already telling my buddy to make the switch after hearing about this promo.

      • You MAY be the only one left on the network? Enjoy!

      • tony

        sprint the slowest 4g lte network in the nation lol.
        ive gotten over 250 families from sprint since march of this year to t mobile. binge on is great with new sprint customers coming to t mobile.

      • Mike

        Are you sure it’s not 70 Kbps

      • Mario

        You are right as a former Tmobile customer Tmobile sucks there customer service sucks and there service sucks

        • Fabian Cortez

          And Sprint employee, right?

    • bronxboi

      Houston on average gets 15-30 mbps, call quality is great. New York, gets around 7-20+, on average and call quality is also great. Sprint, has dramatically improved their service and speed without sacrificing their coverage and call quality. Things have changed.

    • Joshua

      I don’t have any complaints with sprint service there SPARK LTE is fast, even with one bar. Of course i live in the city so i cant talk for the people in the country side.

  • Kill it John!

  • George Salcedo

    Does this apply if I switch to tmobile at a costco mobile kiosk?

  • Heather Whittaker

    Anyone know when ATT promos will be out?

  • Jose Lira

    George the offer to my knowledge doesnt apply for the costco, but why sign up there when your going to end up at the store trying to fix the kiosk mess. they are not very knowledgable

  • icwhatudidthere

    Just chatted with a T-Mobile rep and they said they require new lines to qualify for the promotion. Thing is, just before this was announced, I switched to a family plan with the 4 6gb lines for $120 deal. The plan was to let 3 family members try out T-Mobile for a week or two then port them over.
    Obviously we won’t qualify if we port into the existing new family plan. But if we added 3 lines new lines (total of 7) then ported the numbers to these new lines and subsequently canceled the 3 original lines, will I still qualify for the 4 for $120 deal? Or do I lose that once any of the original 4 lines are closed?
    Started Family plan on 11/24, Lines 1,2,3,4, (can’t qualify for Sprint promo)
    So add lines 5,6,7 and port into 5,6,7
    Cancel 2,3,4
    Will we qualify for both 4 for $120 and $200 per line? Or will the final price be $140? (Still kinda worth it with $600 credit).

  • FormersprintRep

    Just ported over my 4 lines with sprint
    And i got the amazon nexus 6 deal
    800$ credit pretty muched payed off my phones
    Thank you T-Mobile