T-Mobile offering Verizon switchers free year of Hulu and half-off accessories


Today it’s Verizon’s turn to get a gift from T-Mobile, and Big Red customers are getting the gift of entertainment.

Verizon customers that switch to T-Mobile between December 11 and December 17 will get a $100 Hulu subscription gift code, good for 12 months of Hulu’s $7.99 per month Limited Commercials plan. This offer ties in nicely with Binge On, which lets T-Mo customers stream video from 24 video services — Hulu included — without using their high-speed data allotment. To get this Hulu deal, you’ll need to switch to a Simple Choice postpaid plan, and you’ll have to do it online or over the phone. When you do, you’ll get your $100 Hulu subscription code in a text message.

Additionally, Verizon switchers can get up to half off the accessories in-store. This is similar to the gift that AT&T customers got last week in that Verizon customers can get their savings when they finance their accessory purchase between $69 and $250, meaning your discount can be up to $125. This discount will be applied as a monthly credit on your bill. You can use this offer on accessories like smartwatches, Bluetooth speakers, fitness trackers, and that Guitar Hero iOS bundle.

Finally, just like with AT&T and Sprint, T-Mobile says that it’ll cover the costs of Verizon switchers that have to pay an ETF or pay off a phone to jump ship to Magenta. With Carrier Freedom, T-Mo will pony up as much as $650 per line to cover those payments. To take advantage of Carrier Freedom, you’ll need a phone trade-in and then you’ll have to buy a new handset from T-Mobile.

Here’s what John Legere had to say to potential Verizon switchers:

“Verizon customers put up with a lot of sneaky tricks from Big Red these days. Overpriced data, shocking overage penalties and no early upgrade option – just to name a few. So while Verizon spends billions of dollars on TV ads screaming that ‘better matters,’ we are going to show their customers why the Un-carrier is better with a real gift, half-off the best accessories and a full year of Hulu that comes with unlimited LTE streaming with Binge On at T-Mobile! It’s a gift that will keep giving all year long!”

So to recap, T-Mobile’s Un-carrier Unwrapped promotion gave Sprint switchers a $200 bill credit, AT&T customers got an iPhone memory upgrade and half-off accessories, Verizon switchers are getting a free year of Hulu and half-off accessories, and existing T-Mobile subscribers got three months of unlimited LTE data. Your opinion of each of these offers is probably going to vary depending on your likes and dislikes — Android fans probably aren’t super jacked about the iPhone upgrade for AT&T switchers — but T-Mo is making an extra effort to get consumers to join Team Magenta this holiday season. Folks do buy smartphones over the holidays, whether as a gift or a gift to themselves, so why not entice customers of other carriers to  buy their new phone from T-Mobile?

Source: T-Mobile

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  • kev2684

    is this gift code available for existing Hulu customers and can this gift code be used for the $12 ad-free plan? if no on either fronts this offer is trash.

    edit: just read the PR. it will come as a gift code so I can use it however i want. deal not as good as Sprint but definitely better than AT&T since it applies to everybody.

    • Alex Wagner

      Yeah, I was going to say that you’re getting a gift code, so I imagine that you could use it for the No Commercials plan. You’ll just get 8 months of Hulu instead of 12.

    • Andrew

      thought i’d get in before someone bitched about free stuff but i guess the entitlement arrived early.

  • OZ

    AT&T customers got more love

  • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

    Sprint got the best deal.. Looking at the new brief it was $200 PER LINE!!! That means for a family plan of 5 it’s $1,000 of credit!!! Basically half a year of the 6gb plan.. that’s just unbelievable.. Hulu’s a cute deal. they probably get um for like $25 or even free potentially depending on the arrangement they made with Hulu

  • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

    Is that per line or account? the source makes it sound like line but that doesn’t sound right.

  • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

    Wonder if this is per line or whole account

  • Tmo1082

    Sprint got the best deal. You can’t beat straight cash even if it is a bill credit.

    • gmo8492

      They needed that deal….lol

  • Raiterio Patterson

    You gotta sweeten the pot for Sprint, cuz they have it the worst

  • kgraham182

    Should read as “Switch to T-Moblie from Verizon and get a $20 gift card on us” since that’s how much 12-months of Hulu is going for on ebay.

    • Enrique Escobar

      really?? i need this im paying the regular $7.99/month

  • George

    Terrible deal for Verizon customers

    • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

      seriously. Sprint had a much better deal. best one yet

  • Christina Raymond

    I’m still switching just wish it was the same deal as Sprint. Verizon customers could use the cash to offset the huge bill they pay every month.

    • patt

      I switched yesterday I just couldn’t deal with Verizon’s lies anymore,few hours later T-Mobile gave me 96 bill credit,because they said I wouldn’t be eligble for Hulu I would have to do it today. Few hours of being customer and already getting 96$ bill CR. Awesome.

      • Christina Raymond

        That’s pretty cool! Wish I just went in one day earlier as I could care less about Hulu. Otherwise I am thankful for any deal as I paid 162 a month for two lines and only 2GB data per line. The overage on my line was killing me. Just cut my bill by 30 bucks and two new iPhone 6s Plus phones. Was with Tmobile previously for ten years. Glad to be back!

        • patt

          Ouch that’s a lot! your iphone 6s would work fine on tmobile hopefully you didn’t give those iPhones away if you got them from Verizon unless you got it on device payment so you had to do for them to pay off the device payment/s.

  • J.T

    AT&T just offer buy 1 get 1 free on iPhone 6S or S Plus, THAT IS SOME DEALS. T-Mobile need something like that for their customers.

    • Eshwar Vanaparthi

      yes.. tmobile should offer better deals..

    • 21stNow

      I don’t like the AT&T offer because it requires the 30-month version of Next. That is a ridiculous amount of time to have to wait for a “free” phone to be credited to your account.

  • Chuck E Cheese

    You would think that they would make the best offer for Verizon & not the worst offer. We can all agree that many vzw customers are extremely happy with its stellar coverage while almost everyone on on Sprint hates them & only stays for pricing. So I would think the $200 strait up would be better incentive to leave VZW especially when VZW itself offers $300 for new customers