T-Mobile’s presents to AT&T customers include 128GB iPhone 6s for 16GB price, half-off accessories


After giving gifts to its own customers and then Sprint subscribers, T-Mobile today revealed its presents to folks on AT&T.

First up, AT&T customers can get a 128GB iPhone 6s for the price of a 16GB model when they switch to T-Mobile. The 16GB iPhone 6s retails for $649.99 while the 128GB model sells for $849.99, so that’s a $200 value. The discount will be given as a $200 bill credit.

T-Mo is also offering AT&T switchers half off its in-store accessories. This discount applies on accessories you buy on a finance agreement with a minimum of $69 and a maximum of $250; your discount can be up to $125. Like the iPhone offer, your accessory discount is applied as a monthly credit.

T-Mobile says that the iPhone 6s is “the world’s top-selling smartphone,” but there are sure to be some folks disappointed that there’s not a similar $200 discount on an Android device. Perhaps that’s why T-Mo is also offering its half-off accessories discount, which can save AT&T switchers some cash on accessories like smartwatches, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, and Fitbit activity trackers.

Both offers will be available in T-Mobile stores starting tomorrow, December 4, and they’ll run through December 13. To qualify, you’ll need to port in a line from AT&T, GoPhone, or Cricket, and you’ll need a qualifying Simple Choice plan, too. These offers can also be combined with T-Mo’s Carrier Freedom, which will pay switchers up to $650 to cover their ETF and phone payments so long as they trade in a smartphone and buy one from T-Mobile.

Now that Sprint and AT&T customers have both gotten their switcher gifts from T-Mobile, that leaves Verizon folk as the only ones waiting to unwrap their present from T-Mobile. Since the Sprint gift came last week and the AT&T presents were delivered this week, it stands to reason that we’ll see Santa Legere deliver a gift to Verizon customers next week.

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  • Eric

    COOL, I’m a 14 year Tmo customer and I didn’t get a storage upgrade with my new iPhone. Guess that’s what I get for sticking with Tmo through terrible rural service for so many years?

    • PC_Tool

      If your service is “terrible”, why are you still with T-mobile?

      Sounds like you have bigger issues than “storage upgrades”?

      • Steven

        Finally, many smart people rebutting the pointless hecklers.

    • Andrew

      to be fair, the money you’ve saved by being on T-Mobile and not AT&T/Vzw for the last 14 years is probably more than enough to upgrade your storage several times. These promotions are a marketing tool. Every new customer T-Mobile gets is more money they can spend on hardware upgrades for their service. As a customer, I welcome it.

      • YABD

        I agree with you.

      • Phone Guy

        Finally a smart comment on here. Thank you.

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        Actually they lose money on them for the first year or so.. However with binge on it should stabilize the network.

        Make no mistake tmobile is on a new subscriber hunt as it looks great In their quarterly report for stocks. With that said I’m saving the price of a leased vehicle a month from my switch and i get better service and battery life at home via WiFi calling.. Outside my house i get amazing coverage in the city and enough coverage for calls In the country side. I cache google maps for navigation and my music for use in the country side so no problem there. I don’t need to be online if I’m driving through the high way and i can even txt for free on flights. I’m quite content with my switch and glad they convinced me to switch over.

        • Brandon

          Which carrier did u have before?

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          Big Red…. They wanted an additional $20 for unlimited data times 4 lines on top of already a very expensive line. I could have done some tricks to lock into a 2 year contract and free phones etc. etc. to avoid the price increase. but after 15 years I got tired of their tricks and of having to play the game…

    • Phone Guy

      Why do you stay, then? You get free roaming in 140 countries. Try to get that on the others. You get free unlimited high speed in Canada and Mexico. You get a huge bucket list of things the other don’t provide. So why are you even staying with T-Mobile. Go for one that has a bit bigger footprint in your area and many, many less features.

    • Tom@L

      ok stop trolling. No one will pay for terrible service for 14 years. If you are saying the truth, you have separation anxiety issues then.

      Secondly, tmobile did give free storage upgrade this last monday for existing customers. So again stop trolling then.

    • yankeesusa

      Seriously? The smart thing to do would be to switch to a service that gets you the coverage you need. I didn’t get tmobile till 2 years ago because before that only sprint and verizon had decent coverage where I live. Just stop it.

    • JMccovery

      If it’s so ‘terrible’ weren’t there other, possibly better, carriers to choose from?

      It’s kinda standard practice in several industries to offer potential new customers some kind of incentive to switch over or establish new service.

    • maximus1901

      this is a business. tmo never asked you to stick around. it’s your money.

    • Coverage is Improving…

      Eric, hang in there, it is your choice and decision… And above all your money. Yes, there are other carriers But for me, T-mobile is a better option. Understanding the coverage has not always been the best, however, it is improving!

  • Verizonthunder

    Wow good for non T-Mobile customers. Wish current customers could get the same deal.

    • Phone Guy

      New customers rarely make money for a carrier in the first two years. T-Mobile will lose money on these Sprint & at&t customers. Only if they hang around for year 3 and four may T-Mobile make some money. If you get this same love or deal, T-Mobile will go out of business. They already give T-Mobile customers countless additional features that all the other carriers don’t give. This is simply the cost of doing business. Nothing is free.

      • Steven

        Thank you! Agreed!

      • vinnyjr

        Many of these deals T-Mobile puts out they get deals from Apple or Samsung to helpin the cost. T-Mobile isn’t stupid, their stock prices are solid.

        • AJ2

          Same when they did test drive only with iPhone cuz of a deal with Apple

      • Verizonthunder

        I never implied the iphone should be free. Read the article then my comment before responding next time.

  • eanfoso

    So what did we customers get as gifts?

    • Ray

      Unlimited data until March.

      • Vtae

        Thank u damm they already gave us a lot this year

      • eanfoso

        I guess that’s something, I have unlimited data but okay I guess it works out.

        • Ray

          Although the unlimited data for all T-Mobile customers does not include the other perks of the unlimited plan, I guess it would have been nice if they threw those on the unlimited plan a holiday bone. Honestly I think all of the carriers, including T-Mobile, are slowly trying to wean people off of the unlimited plans.

        • AJ2

          People want to save money. Not free data for 3 months they a) may not use cuz they have to use up their stash first or b) will get them used to using more data thus forcing them to change to a more expensive plan. Same as the old rebates.. Cash off people

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          I think they are probably testing Binge ON unlimited for the next 3 months more than trying to lure people into the unlimited plans. But hey that’s likely also. I don’t think they are worried about the stash as most people most likely didn’t opt out and now have 20gb limits as a result of choosing unlimited binge on..

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        Which is great. I’m quite happy with 10gb and 120gb stash limit (i opted out of the unlimited video streaming and 20gb stash limit that goes with it) but lets be clear. Most people will not use their unlimited data especially since you gotta use up your stash as well.

        Unlimited data for 3 months is nothing more than beta testing for binge on. A brilliant and fair tactic to test the limits of binge on which must be enabled to receive the unlimited data. They’ll use this time to test and tweak binge on compression systems for load balancing and ensure they don’t go down. Not to mention they can establish solid usage patterns and won’t have to deal with people complaining that Netflix used up their data. It’s a fair tactic to customers but not quite the $200 they are giving away to new customers. But then again i get 10gb and 120gb yearly stash limit for the price of the 6gb plans now with 20gb stash limit so glad i didn’t wait to long.

  • Derek

    After a year and half with T-Mobile, we just switched to Sprint with the new 50% rate cut promo and I have to be honest, my coverage is 10X much stronger then T-Mobile if not more. We used to loose coverage completely the minute we left the city and went into rural areas. Now i’m completely covered the entire trip in the same rural areas. I still like John Legere and the changes that T-Mo are forcing the industry to do, but their coverage has got to be the absolute worst.

    • Acdc1a

      In what area?

      • Derek

        Boise Idaho / Treasure Valley area.

        • Acdc1a

          Yeah, I have no defense there except they’re working on it…and I’m not sure how much of a priority it is.

        • Derek

          Considering the Treasure Valley is the biggest populous area in the entire state of Idaho, I would think it would have a little bit of a priority.
          I know when I first moved out here 5-6 years ago, Sprint was the only provider of LTE at the time in the area and Boise was one of the first cities in the country to have LTE coverage.

          There is the off chance i’m incorrect, but that’s how I remember it.

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          To each their own. I offline most of my music and video when on WiFi along with google maps/navigation so high speed data isn’t too critical for me while driving down the highway and i use WiFi calling when i reach my destination. I have Sprint a chance 2 years ago and service was really bad on most business trips. I can normally call with tmobile even in a remote area without high speed data but not with Sprint. Furthermore the unlimited international WiFi calling is great as is data stash and unlimited music streaming. But to each their own if Sprint is a better carrier for your lifestyle then you made the right call at the right time. Half off service is tough to beat! I’m even tempted although i doubt they could match my amazing tmobile deal…

        • Acdc1a

          Yes, other Americans watched in amazement as I made free calls (minus the cost for an internet pass) in Cuba.

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          Most people argue that it’s nothing more than VOIP which is correct to an extent. I’ve NEVER seen a VOIP app work as well as Wifi-Calling does. It’s always clear, quick to connect, and stable. Plus my phone doesn’t become a firestick ready to burn my ear off like most other VOIP apps I’ve tried!

          International use of Wifi calling makes it just perfect. you can easily save $100 or more for a 2 week international trip. Furthermore sprint charges for international wifi-calling to domestic lines which just makes no sense to me.. From a technical standpoint there is no reason to charge someone calling from Europe on wifi to a line in the states. Sprint has no added expense to that call.

        • RealShit

          Simple Choice T-Mobile customers are not eligible for the “promo” sprint has going on. I’d break it down but I already did in a previous reply a few minutes ago. You’re not missing anything at all.

        • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

          cool that’s always nice to hear lol.. I have a great plan anyway.. 10gb for all 120 for 4 lines. I opted out of unlimited binge on so I got to keep my “unlimited” stash instead of the 20gb stash they force you into if you accept binge on unlimited streaming.. I kept the compression though so I can stash more data. I know it’s “unlimited” but actually 120gb max as I can only store for 12 months. Still 120gb of extra data is worth it to me. glad to know I’m not missing anything on the sprint deal, I’m quite happy with the move to tmobile thus far.

        • gmo8492

          It’s good to know potatoes have coverage with Sprint :D

    • Jay J. Blanco

      Tmobile has purchased 700mhz spectrum just waiting to get cleared by FCC.. so better coverage will be in Idaho by spring of 2016…

    • AJ2

      You should tweet Legere and the sprint ceo with that info

      • Android_God

        John is like a Kardashian kid on Twitter.

  • evnow

    As a AT&T customer looking to switch I was hoping for a Sprint like offer of $200. Instead what we have is a useless offer unless I wanted a 128GB iPhone.

    Wonder whether we get reduced jump on demand price as well.

  • nutmac

    While unwrapped promo for AT&T is not as good as Sprint’s, let’s not forget that Sprint has more aggressive holiday promo than AT&T and Verizon.

    It’s strange that the promo excludes Android phone and Jump On Demand though.

    • RealShit

      Lol, to think Sprint even has a good thing going completely shows you also don’t understand fully what is going on.

      Sprint is claiming to cut rate plans in half, but that’s just “half” your rate plan, your bill is most likely consisted of some sort of installment plan, with a separate data feature which is not included in the “half” off deal. So you’d be switching to that carrier for a $20 discount maybe and then you’d be paying a 7.99 spending limit fee if you just so happen to be a less than well qualified customer. I’ll pass on that one. Do your research.

  • AJ2

    So Tmobile doesnt want ATT Android customers to switch?

    • They do, but iPhones typically sell more units than other phones. That’s not my inner Apple fanboy talking, that’s statistics from multiple places.

      • Acdc1a

        Close…44.2%…which for a single manufacturer is fantastic, but it’s not more units than all Android users combined at 51.6.

        • Largely because of price. Apple choses not to race to the bottom.

      • Android_God

        Wouldn’t they sell even more units if they gave customers a choice?

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        There are typically more non computer/tech savvy people in the world. They tend to prefer the hand-holding, system limiting, settings dumb downing options of the Iphones.. Makes sense, less to muck up “it just works” mentality. I prefer to the advanced feature sets of android and the customization ability much more.

        • That’s perfectly fine. Honestly, I get frustrated with lack of customizations, that’s why I jailbreak my iPhone. While it’s not as easy as using my LG G4 as my main phone instead, it’s good enough for me.

          Plus, I’m trapped in the iTunes ecosystem. Bought too many movies and TV shows to have to buy them again.

    • Android_God

      OR Apple customers looking to switch to Android. It’s almost like they are saying. “Look we want VERY SPECIFIC customers”. That takes BALLS.

    • Andrew Singleton

      i hate that im about to say this but many android users secretly want to switch to iphone and this gives them a huge push. iphone users, well… we know what they want.

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        yea thats not even remotely close. Apple is so tightly locked down and IOS feels primitive in multi tasking and overall abilities. For a general user perhaps, but experienced tech people have zero desire to move to Apple. Not to mention there is NO VARIETY or decent offers. for example the LG G2 was on CPO for $130 last month direct from Tmobile! It literally matches Iphone 6 in performance and build quality for a quarter of the price. To each their own, but you don’t speak for the majority of Android users. Even my friends that have made the switch from apple to android agree. Nevermind that I feel like IOS treats me like a 5 year old child and limits so much and dumbs down so many settings. NO THANK YOU.

    • RealShit

      The promotion is for iPhone device but the $200 bill credit after 2-3 bill cycles is for any ATT customer whether they are purchasing an iphone or not. Lol, completely missed the promo there buddy. It’s two separate promotions.

      • race4life

        Where are you seeing that in the promo? I don’t see where an ATT customer who switches to T-Mobile get the $200 regardless of what phone they get…

  • Android_God

    Isn’t this the kind of $hit that John would decry the other carriers for? Your, “present” is limited to 1 specific make and even further 1 specific storage configuration? Maybe all these free video streaming is reducing the amount of customers they can handle on the network.

    • AT&T launched the iPhone remember? Seems perfect.

  • Switch15

    T-Mobile should just give a $200 bill credit for switching. I would under stand this promotion better if T-Mobile marked down the phone cost, but to give a bill credit T-Mobile should let customers switch and chose what phone they want.

  • kev2684

    Terrible gift compared to sprint customers. Hopefully Verizon deal is better. Now we know T-Mobile isn’t selling much of their 128gb IPhone 6. They obviously just want to clear inventory.

    • the2000guy

      Honestly most of the people don’t need an 128GB Iphone 6S. I bought an unlocked iphone 6 128GB and I’m using only like 25GB. I’m a power user so storage for me is essential. Even though is much better to have twice the size of an 64GB Iphone for extra $100 compared to the iphone 5s lineup which has only up to 64GB.

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        Its crazy they charge an extra $200 for 64gb of data storage.. That probably cost them $2 MAX in actual chips… Ripping people off hand over fist..

        • the2000guy

          Absolutely, at max $5. If the phone costs $220. The chip part cost around $20-25. We are the ones who pay for such ridiculous prices of $650-850. And the people instead of holding to buy them and wait that their profit margins reduce significantly so that they drop their hype prices.

  • Great job T-Mo! Remember when you read dumb comments, don’t reply… just move on to the good ones. ;)

    • AS118

      I’d say flag the comments, downvote them, then move on. If you don’t report them, they’ll never be taken down.

      • Yeah, but replying to the trolls… doesn’t work.

        • 9to5Slavery

          Especially to those who dislike the iphones for cheap phones but then go for high premium android phones but they cost more. ironic.

  • Meh, they’re spicing it up a bit.

  • landmarkcm

    When I saw this I was hoping for something better! I don’t like or want an iphone. I am perfectly happy with my 3rd gen Moto G on Cricket right now. Tmobile really needs to make their plan prices for one individual line better! Their fully prepaid department isn’t much better and for some strange reason on it, they still do not allow for conditional call forwarding, Which I need to use the voicemail app youmail.

    • pc jona

      yea forget the iphone, ill stick to me 99 dollar smart phone that im probably gonna have for 3 more years. screw iphone. give me 4th gen moto g thats what we really need

      • disqus_DFnvXJ7c9h

        Moto X is priced well also, and sometimes there are great CPO options. For example the LG G2 was only $130 which is crazy, it’s a wonderful phone, esp for that price! Yea I would probably go to straight talk Verizon network if I was considering a single line plan. However Tmobile multi line have amazing deals!

      • patt

        heck even the moto E for 10$ :D I grabbed 2 of them and tested on tmobile sim and worked (verizon model) you just have to force global mode.

  • So since the Sprint and ATT incentives are both $200 I guess the Verizon one will be too. I wonder why they spaced them out instead of doing them all at once?

    • 9to5Slavery

      Because the effectiveness of port-ins from the other three carriers are coming from most unsatisfied to less unsatisfied, that’s another perspective.

      • But why not all at the same time? Mostly for something to talk about I guess.