T-Mobile launching new BOGO deal on flagship smartphones on November 17th

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Black Friday isn’t happening until November 24th, but T-Mobile has decided to kick off its holiday deals a bit earlier.

Starting November 17th, T-Mobile will launch a Buy One, Get One deal on flagship smartphones from Apple, LG, and Samsung. Like some of T-Mo’s other recent BOGO deals, you’ll need to add a new line and purchase both phones on EIP to qualify for this offer. You must also choose two devices from the same manufacturer.

Once you’ve met all of the requirements and bought your phones, T-Mobile will send you a prepaid MasterCard gift card to cover the cost of the device of equal or lesser value.

The devices that are eligible for this newest Buy One, Get One deal include:

You might’ve noticed that the iPhone 8 Plus isn’t on that list, and that’s because its deal is a little different. When you buy an iPhone 8 Plus, you can get a second one for $99.99.

These T-Mobile deals will be available online and in stores on Friday, but they’ll only be around for a limited time. The news that you’ll need to add a line to qualify for T-Mo’s new BOGO deal might be frustrating to some, but it’s not too surprising considering that T-Mobile’s other recent BOGO deals have had the same requirement. You’ll just have to find a friend or loved one who wants to switch to T-Mo this holiday season to take advantage of this offer.

Also of note is that T-Mobile is discounting a few magenta accessories for the holidays:

Source: T-Mobile

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  • PHL777

    Sucks for existing customers who just want to upgrade.

    • MadMartigan

      Not really. T-Mo gets new customers – more income to expand and offer new/better services….

      All good for us.

      • DILAW IDDAHLA

        until existing customers get upset and leave, then it’s a loss for T-Mobile

        • MadMartigan

          The few customers who are so inclined will not affect their numbers in any meaningful way.

        • dcmanryan

          Same thinking Comcast, DirecTV and Dish had. Ask them how that’s working out.

          Its getting to the point where coverage is almost equal amongst the big three. That’s why we’re seeing all these extra perks to draw new people away from their current carrier. Sprint by far has the best deals on phones but no one tries to compete with them in that aspect because TBH, they know their coverage is better and that does matter. T-Mobile is cheaper for most but when it comes to deals on phones for existing customers I rank them dead last. My bill is so cheap I get annoyed but will not switch.

        • MadMartigan

          Hey; go with whomever gives you the best deals. That’s just good sense.

          It’s not hurting T-Mobile (record adds, and last I checked, the highest retention among the big 3). If that changes, maybe they will – but there is absolutely no indication that is changing now or any time soon.

          Sure, they could throw money out the window…but that would leave less for other things.

  • Dr G

    It would be nice if Tmo came up with a promo geared for loyal customers (5+ years) with multiple lines already. These promos don’t really benefit those folks and they shouldn’t be forgotten. I was looking forward to seeing what deals I may be able to snap up and feel bummed there is nothing available for me (10+ year customer with 3 lines).

    • Kevin

      Have more kids!

    • PiCASSiMO

      I’m with you. I’ve been a T-Mobile customer for over 10-years and I have not seen any loyalty discounts available to people who have been with the company for so many years.

      It could be progressive:

      2-years – 5% discount
      5-years – 10% discount
      10-years – 20% discount
      15-years – 30% discount

      • imrf

        While companies may not announce them publicly, but plenty do when you call in and ask. I’ve done it with a few companies. Car companies offer loyalty discounts, why can’t a cell company. Or at the very least, drop that Tuesday crap and make our bills cheaper.

        • steveb944

          The Tuesday crap is apparently advertising that the partners pay for, not T-Mobile.

      • dcmanryan

        Boost mobile used to do just that back when I had them three or four years ago. They rewarded you for sticking around.

      • g2a5b0e

        While this would be great, none of the other wireless giants do this, so why should T-Mobile? Unless of course you want them to have less money down the road to upgrade the network. Then people will complain about how the network is sub par. If you want great service, you have to pay for it. It’s that simple. T-Mobile won’t get anywhere by giving people discounts for simply being a customer for a long time. Your sense of entitlement tells you that, good business sense does not.

  • Steve

    Is the V20 part of the deal or not? The TMobile link shows that it is included in this deal yet they do not sell the v20 anymore. And the TMOnews list doesnt include it.

    • Kaulana1989

      Not v20 V30 and V30 +

    • wallopingseeker

      v20 is still sold at retail stores and online when there’s inventory. i believe it retails for $384 full price now and is worth it at the price.

      • dcmanryan

        V20 is 110% NOT worth $384.

  • Pei Pei

    That’s why you switch carrier whenever you want to upgrade. Because loyalty is not rewarded in this industry.

    • g2a5b0e

      T-Mobile should reward you for using their service? T-Mobile doesn’t owe you anything. I’ve used T-Mobile for 14 years & I don’t believe they owe me anything for that. They provide a service. I pay for it. It’s that simple. You say loyalty doesn’t get rewarded, but you need to understand that your sense of entitlement doesn’t need to get rewarded either.

      • UBloMe

        By offering this BOGO they are rewarding people for using their service, just not the people who got them where they are and continue to pay their bills.

        • g2a5b0e

          I can understand that, but they need to pull in more people just like any other business to keep running as well. That’s just how it goes. And you can’t say T-Mobile doesn’t already offer more perks than most other carriers as it is. T-Mobile is a win-win for me. Best overall value when it comes coverage, speeds, & price in my area. I don’t need extra incentives to stay.

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          I agree with you, and these deals are to draw new customers. But what about losing existing customers? I know people that left T-Mobile. They were just ok and on the edge because of the service reliability, but when they saw these deals which they didn’t qualify for, they simply left. If these deals are meant to increase a business’s # of customers, then also know that you can lose customers if you don’t offer them the same deals. I have been with T-Mobile for 12 years and I agree with you T-Mobile owes me nothing, but if Verizon or AT&T would match my monthly fee, then I would leave T-Mobile on the same day

        • g2a5b0e

          Personally, I wouldn’t go with either of them if they matched T-Mobile’s fees. In my area, I have full coverage & faster speeds than AT&T & Verizon. They would have to be cheaper because it would be a downgrade for me. But let’s be honest, AT&T & Verizon will not be matching your monthly fee anytime soon anyway. Secondly, everyone knows T-Mobile has added more new customers over the last 4 years than any other wireless provider in the U.S. Clearly, they’re gaining more than they are losing & clearly, their strategy is working. When it stops working, I’m sure they’ll figure out something else.

      • Pei Pei

        Every business needs as many customers as they can get, it is common to implement rewards for long lasting customers, like the auto insurance forgives your minor accident if you are with them for a certain amount of time. Secondly, if you studied business before, you will know it’s more costly to attract new customers than retain old customers. Why would old customers stay with you when you give incentives to new customers but none for old customers? It’s not like T-Mobile’s service is so good that’s off the chart. Lastly, I don’t have to be rewarded for my loyalty to any business, however, the business does not provide incentives to old customers will not get my loyalty. It’s this simple.

        • g2a5b0e

          “Why would old customers stay with you when you give incentives to new customers but none for old customers?”

          It’s very simple. Because T-Mobile is a great company that offers the best service in my area. I don’t need the incentives that they offer to new customers because I’m already satisfied. There’s no need to stick my palm out looking for hand-outs.

        • Pei Pei

          You have been with T-Mobile for 14 years, how would you know other carrier isn’t as good as T-Mobile if you haven’t used it for such a long time?
          If you are happy with what you have right now, and it’s okay to leave money on the table. It’s fine with me, I’m not telling you that loyalty should be rewarded, nor should you convince me otherwise. But the bottom line for any business is that there are people who will take advantage of other carriers’ incentives. Carriers can certainly attract new subscribers with incentives, but in the same time, they can lose old customers by not provide anything to them (they received incentives to switch to other carriers). I’m sure carriers want to get more subscribers and retain old customers at the same time, but they are not doing anything to keep the old customers. Eventually, it will end up with each carrier is paying each other off to get the same customers back and forth. What’s the point of doing this?

        • g2a5b0e

          I have tons of friends in my area who have other carriers & I’ve done many comparisons including speed tests & looking at the fees. I’m not leaving money on the table & even if I was, it wouldn’t be worth jumping from carrier to carrier every few months to get a whatever deal some carrier is offering to new customers. You’re cheap. Just go ahead & admit it. You’ve clearly never ran a business before if you expect every company to give you free stuff or discounts just because you’ve been with them a long time.

        • Pei Pei

          First of all, you have a lot of friends in your area who are not with T-Mobile is a good indicator that your “best” service isn’t for everyone. Second, I have no problem admitting I’m cheap, I don’t pay more for things that I can buy at a cheaper price. Who wouldn’t? Lastly, when did I say I expect every company to give me free stuff? I clearly stated that they don’t have to, as in return, I won’t stick with them when I see a better deal available elsewhere.
          A tip for you, type with your brain, not just fingers.

        • g2a5b0e

          Cute insult. Your first argument has no merit whatsoever. Clearly, some people travel more than others & may need services other than what T-Mobile provides in more rural areas. That’s a no-brainer, so perhaps you should take your own advise on that one. In regard to you other arguments, I guess I just see things differently. I’m not about the best price. I’m about the best value. I don’t mind paying a little more if I’m getting more to go along with that. For me, that continues to be T-Mobile & since I don’t need more than one phone, these BOGO deals don’t apply to me, new customer or not.

  • IThoughtAsAChild

    But I already have enough lines…..can you do something that doesn’t just benefit the new customers?

    • AJ2

      From now on, people should go prepaid in October and then you’ll be a new customer everywhere else. Of course, the carriers now make all these deals contingent on a 24 month payment plan, which used to be called a contract. Sure, you can leave but then you owe the devices full price just like you could leave a 2 year contract & pay a penalty

      • Adnoxaei

        Verizon let’s you pay off in full after 6 months and still get BOGO deals, so you can get a BOGO deal and then run off after 6 months. Without a BOGO deal, you can usually pay off the very next month. It’s not nearly as draconian as it used to be where time was the defining factor instead of the value of the purchase. I’m sure T-Mobile has similar policies.

  • MadMartigan

    Hot damn, there’s an awful lot of triggered folk here today.

    Promotions exist to draw new customers, guys.

    This is not new and should not be news to a single person here. Is it just plain-old entitlement, or is there some other angle I’m missing here?

    • Ascertion

      T-Mobile set the precedent that trade-ins for newest devices typically do happen. As they’ve done those promos for the last few years. That is why people are annoyed. Some people probably based their future purchases or held off on buying a new phone because of this. Is it fair for T-Mobile? Probably not.

      • MadMartigan

        …they have trade-in deals for most of their current line-up. It’s still a thing; not BOGO related.

        “Some people probably based their future purchases or held off on buying a new phone because of this.”

        So they gambled and it didn’t pay off. Yeah, I guess that means it’s time to whine about it. (At least these days…)

        Dunno, man. Just seems a bit spoiled, in terms of expectations. But I’m just one guy…

    • UBloMe

      since more than one line may need upgraded hardware it would be nice if they treated existing customers as good as new ones. If I want to upgrade my lines I must buy two phones, someone new coming in with no contract can get one for free.

      • MadMartigan

        “If I want two phones, I must buy two phones.”

        …you poor thing. How ever will you survive… /s

  • Mensur

    LG has their own $400 promo starting today. Do these stack? It says something about limiting one BOGO on LG’s site per transaction. If I have 4 lines to bring over, can I get 800 from LG?

    http://www.androidguys.com/2017/11/16/get-a-400-rebate-when-you-buy-a-lg-v30-or-v30-and-a-second-lg-product/

    • Francisco Peña

      whoa whoa whoa….

      – Buy an LG V30 or V30+ from a participating carrier (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, US Cellular, Sprint) or retailer (Best Buy, B&H, C Spire). Unlocked units also qualify for the promo.
      – Buy a second LG product within 45 days of purchasing your new LG V30 or V30+
      – Provide LG with proof of your purchases by completing the Online Submission. You can file a claim for this promo starting November 30.
      – Once your submission has been cleared, you’ll receive $400 rebate in the form of a prepaid VISA card within 6-8 weeks

      If these can be stacked, and probably can be as one is TMo and the other is LG’s promo, two different promos, then this is great!!! Get an LG 30, then get another free after the credit card. Submit invoices and get another $400… win win.. I think I may do that route

      • Mensur

        Right. But I have 4 lines to bring over so I’m not sure if that’s permissable. I think I can “only” get two free phones and one 400 card.

        • EF

          Per terms and conditions at LG site, you will only get up to a $400 card if you purchase another LG product that is NOT part of a BOGO. So no double dipping or stacking. But you may get TWO $400 cards if you purchase two other LG products besides your 4 LG phones (of which 2 will be free). So 6 LG products (2 not part of a BOGO) in total need to be purchased to get 2 x free phones + 2 x $400 cards

        • Mensur

          I see. I wonder. How would they know I got a BOGO? Receipt doesn’t indicate, it’s a card from T-Mobile.

        • Bklynman

          I think you are right,you can get 2 Lg phones from Tmo,then the $400.from Lg. now if the rebate card cover’s the whole purchase for one phone,V30 plus,that about $830+$400=$1230. I might do this.

      • Bklynman

        Thinking the same as you.Might do this route too.

    • EF

      Unfortunately, not stackable – see terms and conditions at LG site.

  • Orion

    Yawn. Any real black Friday deals?

  • Mensur

    I posted a link about an LG promotion for 400 but I guess it got deleted. Are we not allowed to post links here?

    • Francisco Peña

      it was probably moderated. its 2 posts down

  • PiCASSiMO

    I don’t want another line. I don’t need another line.

    I would like to get a DISCOUNT on Black Friday for these flagship devices. Call it $150 off for the G6 or V20, with net cost at $350 or $330.

    I understand the initial costs for each of the G6 or V20 BOGO devices would be $250 or $240, but with the additional $20/month on the new line, I’m going add $480 over 2-years and then I’m back to paying full price for each device.

    Please provide DISCOUNT on devices, or have some DISCOUNT with trade-in.

    • imrf

      Same here. And also make it available to JOD users.

      • christian

        Why would you want JOD when you have the ability to jump to a new phone every month without penalty? That’s the cost you get for not wanting to pay a DOWN PAYMENT and be cheap. Get a regular installment plan and see all the discounts

        • imrf

          Without JOD you don’t have the ability to change phones without penalty unless you pay them off.

          Clearly you have no idea how JOD works and that they do have a downpayment. And I’m far from cheap. Quit being stupid.

        • Francisco Peña

          Actually, JoD usually get the same discounts and deals, but the monthly pricing changes. So if a phone is 900, EIP is 900 over 24 months, plus the DP, plus tax up front.

          JOD is the 900 phone over 18 months. no taxes up front, nor generally a DP, although I believe there is a change to JOD that in January there will be on some phones. We can also jump to a new phone once a month without penalty. Can’t do that on EIP.

  • DILAW IDDAHLA

    When adding a new line, does the plan have to be a Tmobile ONE or Simple Choice with Unlimited data? I have Simple Choice with 2.5 GB and was wondering if I was to add a line, would I qualify?

    • Francisco Peña

      same… wondering about going from SC 6GB to U1

    • Ty Christensen

      We have that same plan, wondering if it’d work as well. Probably not as they always make you be on the TMo One plans.

    • gilbreen

      The new line you add has to be SC Unlimited, but you don’t have to change the rest of your lines. They can stay on the 2.5GB plan. The cost for the new line would be $20 for unlimited. In fact, I did the free iPhone SE deal a few months ago and the agent told me that as long as you make any line on your account unlimited, it would qualify for the deal. So I changed my line to unlimited and added the new line as a 2.5GB line.

  • Tmobile needs be more clear about this promotions. I saw in twitter in the replies of the announce that the iPhones 7+ and 8+ are included, the question is they will have $0 down payment or less than usual amount.

    I think in the case of the Plus the value of the rebate is $699, not bad but is I need give more than $200 down for the phones is not good deal

    • gilbreen

      I asked T-Mobile via Twitter about getting an iPhone 8 Plus 256GB. I was told that the downpayment would be $229.99 per phone, plus taxes. And then the rebate card would be for $949.99.

      EDIT – The rep just came back and said he was incorrect on the rebate amount. Said the max rebate for the iPhone is $700.

      • Thanks for the info, so really bad that the downpayment was not $0 or less $200, additional the taxes will make the deal not worhty for iPhone 8 Plus, maybe get other phone like the LG V30 that hay an additional gift card.

  • Don’t you have a girlfriend or boyfriend, or relative to share the offer?

  • steveb944

    ONE isn’t required? I feel like they forgot to mention it because it’s too ‘good’ to be true.

    • JStatt

      You have to pay sales tax on the device up front, the MasterCard takes up to 8 weeks to arrive and fully process and you’ll be locked into 2-3 monthly bills. By that point you’ll be out of pocket most of any gains you could realize by doing it. It’s a calculated gamble no one is going to go to that extreme.

      • Robert Corrigan

        I just spoke with a t-mobile rep, this and all future deals will require ONE.

        • Robert Corrigan

          I should clarify, like the last bogo, simple choice unlimited plans are eligible, none others though.

          “Hey there, Robert! We have a BOGO deal going on tomorrow for each of the big three: Samsung, LG, and Apple! However, all of these plans require you to be enrolled in a T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice unlimited plan!

          As we’re making an effort to migrate away from those out-dated ‘limited data’ plans, its likely that most, if not all future promotions, will require you to be on an unlimited plan! Have you considered making the switch? *MichaelHarvill

        • gilbreen

          I have Simple Choice with 2GB per line (upgraded to 4GB til 1/2019).
          I did the free iPhone SE promo a couple of months ago. At the time, the rep said only the new line being added had to be Simple Choice Unlimited and the rest of my lines could remain on the 2GB plan.

          He even let me put the Unlimited plan on my line instead of the new line and said I could remove the Unlimited plan whenever I wanted as long as the iPhone SE was paid for, which I did as soon as I got the rebate card.

          Hopefully this offer is the same way.

        • Hector Tamayo

          Remain active on an eligible T-Mobile ONE or select Simple Choice with paid unlimited data rate plan, thats what it said in the tmobile web site.

        • gilbreen

          A rep last night confirmed that the new line needs to be Unlimited, but the rest of my lines can remain as they are.

        • stuman19741974 .

          Hmmm…I chatted with a rep and they said even though I had unlimited on my line (the older grandfathered version) that I am not eligible to add a line and take advantage of the B1G1 promo.

        • stuman19741974 .

          How much did that additional Unlimited plan cost you? I too have a Simple Choice Family plan like you described, but my line from the start has the grandfathered $20 unlimited add-on. Do you think in my case the additional line would be $30?

        • dtam

          so you are able to change from unlimited back to limited?

        • gilbreen

          Yes. When I log into my T-Mobile account and go to the section to change data, I have the option for 0GB (free) , 2GB (free), 4GB (promo – free) 6GB ($15) and 10GB ($20). The Unlimited option I have is listed as Unlimited Promo and only has 1GB of Mobile HS. If I were to get rid of it and then wanted it back, I would have to call CS to add it back, and they may decline to add it.

        • dtam

          thanks for the reply!

      • steveb944

        I think your reply was for noksucow.

    • Ty Christensen

      Exactly, TMo One has got to be required for this deal as usual or yes it would be too good to be true, lol.

  • noksucow

    Can’t you just cancel the line once you receive the gift card and pay off the extra device for the new line?

  • noksucow

    How long did it take you to get the gift card?

    • Francisco Peña

      I got 2 gift cards for tablets. Took about 6 weeks to get them. Then I paid them off and cancelled the lines for them. I was told initially that I had to wait 5 months, but nowhere in the terms does it state anything other than if the lines were cancelled before the items were paid off, the full device totals were due.

  • wali

    Does new “Unlimited 55+” plan qualify for this promotion?

    • D Stebs

      Yes

      • Amaury Mateo

        You can’t add lines to the unlimited 55 plan….so I highly doubt you will be able to take advantage of the promo

        • D Stebs

          If you only have 1 line then you can add a second, or if its a brand new account and you’re doing it then yes, you do qualify. Any device promo works for 55+ as long as the requirements CAN be met. Obviously, if there are already two lines then that wouldn’t be possible.

        • Amaury Mateo

          Cool! The 55 plus has to be two lines when you first start. So yeah if it’s a new customer then yeah the offer is a go!

  • Francisco Peña

    Add a line, get the bogo. Then if you get the LG, you go to LG’s promo where you get $400 if you buy any two LG products (phones or non phones). then cancel when you get the 2nd phone gift card

    • dcmanryan

      It won’t work. Trust me, it wont work.

  • pseudoswede

    I wish the Galaxy S7 was included in this deal.

    • Bklynman

      Mmmmm.the V20 used be on the list too,now it is gone from bogo.

      • Steve

        Where can you get the V20 if it isn’t in their website?

        • Bklynman

          If you really want that phone,either call them,or go to an store get in person. Also they still have the so call free tablet deal too for both Lg,and Samsung.

  • Johnnola504

    Had a chat session with a T-Mobile rep to see since I bought my iPhone X less than 2 weeks ago would count as a phone purchase and my brother, who would be moving to T-Mobile from Sprint would qualify for the bogo phone. He said he had absolutely no idea about this promo, and that TMO news is not a legitimate website recognized by T Mobile.

    • my rep knew about it..said his store had a meeting about it yesterday

    • Al William

      It is advertised on TV and on their website as well.

  • Bklynman

    If anyone wants to know about all Black Friday sales,Android Authority broke them all down.

  • Alex Pilaia

    Can I combine the BOGO Iphone 8 with the “Trade in your iphone 6 and get $300 back??” promo? That would be 2 iphone 8’s for the price of 1, with a $300 credit??? Someone Please clarify…

    • dcmanryan

      Nope. That deal is long gone. You can only trade the iphone towards the iphone X now.

  • DILAW IDDAHLA

    For the ones who will upgrade their service to qualify then as soon as the rebate card is received will cancel their upgraded service, i suggest you rethink your strategy and decision especially if you are thinking about the lg or Samsung phones. I bought a galaxy S8 from Samsung. Com about 3 months ago for$442 when they had some promotion with my employee discount. T-Mobile is selling the Samsung Galaxy S8 for the full price. If you go online you can get it for$550 and the note 8 can be found for$700 to$750. If you go through tonight, you will pay the tax on these 2 devices, pay the service upgrade fee and the hassle with T-Mobile and they suck when it comes to following up with their promotion. I thought about this promotion, but i think i would rather get the 1+ 5T for$499 and be done or pick up some unlocked phone for less than$400. For Apple phones however this deal is worth it since you can’t find their phone cheaper

    • Chanki Lee

      You are dumb so you clearly said. you got it for $442 with employee discount. so can everyone get that deal? the answer would be no right? then lets not talk about your employee discount you got. you said you can find note 8 for $700 or $750 so lets compare that. ( i never comfirmed rather you can find one for that pricing but i will believe you. ) if you buy two note 8 you will pay $1400 or $1500 according to your math. if you buy through email even if you pay full price it is 930 and free. SO you will only pay $465 per phone. SO it is not a bad deal .only reason it is bad is that you have to add a line. you are just dumb think before you talk .

      • DILAW IDDAHLA

        1st of all u need to learn how to have a conversation without insulting the individual u r speaking to. I didn’t say it’s cheaper to buy the phones online vs the bogo. I actually went for one of these bogo deals a while ago and I thought that I will be saving the price of the phone (about $850 – $930 I forgot how much exactly it was). I added a line ($10/month) and had to upgrade my existing line to unlimited data ($20/month). I also had to buy 2 SIM kits although I have over 4 brand new unused T-Mobile sims, but I had to pay $26 for each including the taxes ($52). I got my rebate about 12 weeks later so I paid an extra $90 in the 3 months just to qualify for the promotion. I paid the full tax on the device I got for free which was another $51 – $55. I called T-Mobile about 4 – 5 times and spoke to agents/supervisors/loyalty department until I got my rebate which was a hassle. Then a friend of mine told me that I can go and buy the same phone brand new (T-Mobile branded too) for around $700 – $750. I first I didn’t believe him, until he sent me a link for an ebay posting for a brand new phone same as the the one I got for $715 free shipping and no tax. So if you want me to break down the math for you here it is:
        $900(phone 1) + $900(phone 2) + $50(tax 1) + $50(tax 2) + $26(sim 1) + $26(sim 2) + $90(3 months service) + $15(3 month service taxes) = $2,057. I then received the rebate for the free phone which is around $900 so my grand total is $1,157.
        I could’ve went online and bought the same phone for $715 + $715 = $1,430 (ebay posting had no tax and the shipping is free). I did save $273, but its no where close to the $900 I thought I would save and I went through a headache with T-Mobile to get my rebate. When I look back, I wish I went with phones like the 1+ for $500 out the door and be done with it. Again, these promotions will definitely save you money. However, you won’t save $700 – $900.

        • Fan_Posting

          Well stated, Well stated, after doing the math, I decided not to move forward.

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          I used to be one of those that gets the latest galaxy note phone whenever they come out. But then i realized spending over$500 on a phone is not a smart decision especially with other models being sold for around $300 to $450 which offer very good packages. Phones like the Moto g5, 1+5 and 5T, Hawuai Mate 9, 10 and the list goes on. I actually prefer now to get a phone for about$300, save money an move on. Tmobile can tell me all they want about how they are not making money off these phones, but i am sure they are making at least$250 off each phone. You just have to weigh your options and see what makes more sense to you. Remember mid grade phones are now very good and with the holiday season you can find decent deals

        • Fan_Posting

          Yes, I agree! Again, thank you for your insight.

          For me (only), adding a phone line to my family account that I don’t need…’does not make logical sense’, wherein I can explore other options and maybe find a decent deal sooner or later.

        • elpadr1no

          Are you complaining that you saved $273? I’m not exactly sure.

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          No, i am not complaining that i saved$273 i am just saying for anyone who thinks they will save$800 because they are getting a free device, it’s not really$800. It’s a little under$300 and if you plan to cancel the service then it will be a headache, but you will save$300. I will never do it again. I will just go get 1 phone and be done. If i have the tmobile one and need to really add a line then it’s a good deal. My comment were for the customers who want to add the line and upgrade then cancel the upgrades and added lines

  • purenupe1

    Having to add an additional line is a deal breaker for me since I already have four. Then you have to pay $25 sim fee, taxes and a down payment on the “free” phone and wait st least 8 weeks for reimbursement not including tax. I’d rather get money off a single device.

    • MadJoe

      The SIM fee is BS, call them on it. Each device comes with one in the box, let them know you’re not stupid and they will most likely waive it.

  • stuman19741974 .

    Thinking about it a bit more, and while a hassle, can I just sign up for a brand new additional 2-line account, get the promo, and cancel in 2-3 months (depending on when that $700 gift card arrives)? Per my calculations (after taxes, the service, low data kickback, rebate card) it would cost me a net of $637-687 per iPhone 8 Plus 64gb ($637 if 2 months of service, $687 if 3 months of service).

  • George Salcedo

    These deals suck, I have great credit but have to pay a $250 deposit for lines 13, 14 and 15 if I want to add a line. Lets hope the actual black Friday deals are decent

    • Chanki Lee

      This is actual black friday deals

      • phonedude

        Lets hope theres more.

    • VirusZer0

      Those deposits for those lines are not going to change for black Friday. You could maybe split it into a second account with someone on the account if you really wanted.

  • phonedude

    These deals cannot be combined with carrier freedom TOTALLY SUCKS as a RSA…

  • Bklynman

    It seems the new S8,line has problems with screens cracking by themselves,and Sammy blaming the customer,Galaxy S8 screen spontaneously cracking on his … | T-Mobile Support,beware before u buy.