T-Mobile launches discounted rate plan and Samsung phone deal for first responders


T-Mobile is rolling out a special offer for first responders.

Magenta First Responder offers discounts on T-Mobile’s standard rate plan. Available to state and local law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel, Magenta First Responder offers 20% off the first line and 50% off up to five additional voice lines. For example, a family of four will pay $25 per line for the Magenta First Responder plan with autopay, which is a savings of $60 per month. And just like the standard Magenta plan, taxes and fees are included in that price.

The Magenta First Responder plan includes unlimited talk, text, and smartphone data; SD video streaming; 3GB of 4G LTE mobile hotspot usage; 5GB of 4G data in Mexico and Canada; data and text usage abroad; 1 hour of in-flight Wi-Fi; and the Basic Netflix plan that offers streaming on 1 device at a time at SD quality.

Also available is the Magenta Plus First Responders plan. For $35 per line with a family of four with autopay, this plan includes everything included with the standard Magenta First Responder plan but adds HD video streaming, 20GB of 4G LTE usage, double data speeds when traveling abroad, and the Standard Netflix plan with streaming on devices at HD quality. It also includes unlimited in-flight Wi-Fi, Name ID, and Voicemail to text.

Pricing for these plans starts at $55 for a single line on Magenta First Responder, while Magenta Plus First Responder starts at $50 per line on a two-line family plan.

“At T-Mobile, we’re on an unrelenting mission to change wireless for good. With Magenta First Responder, we’ll put money right back in the pockets of our nation’s first responders and their families,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere. “Magenta Military forced AT&T and Verizon to respond and altogether created a wave of change that we estimate saves military families more than a billion dollars every year. This is what we do. We spark a reaction. And Magenta First Responder will do the same.”

To go along with the Magenta First Responder plan, T-Mobile is also offering a special deal on Samsung smartphones. Customers on this plan can get 50% off “the latest Samsung devices”, including the Note 10 and Note 10+, for a limited time.

Customers interested in this deal will need to buy a new phone on an Equipment Installment Plan and have or activate a voice line on a qualified plan. The half-off discount for the new phone is applied via monthly bill credits.

Both the Magenta First Responder plan and the Samsung smartphone discount are available starting November 1st.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Al Beto O

    Hi what about the nurse and doctors are part of the crew.

    • dcmanryan

      A little far fetched unless they’re the ambulance crew don’t you think? Should we include the 911 operator, tow truck driver, and clean up crew too? I’m ok with law enforcement and fire fighters and I guess an ambulance crew. The rest can piss off and pay the same as the rest of us.

      There’s many thankless jobs (Teachers come to mind) out there that should also be considered for discounts but if they discounted them all the regular customer would be paying an arm and a leg. T-Mobile can do as they see fit as it’s their company but if they keep adding more and more of these it will upset the regular customers eventually. Just my 2 cents.

      • Stephen

        Well the 9-1-1 operator SHOULD be on the list since they are the FIRST of the first responders. They wouldn’t have a call to respond to if they didn’t answer the phone.

  • Avelino Arredondo

    Is this available to retired first responders.

    • Don B.

      From the TMO site. State and local first responders who are active, pensioned retiree, or volunteer, and parents, children or spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.

      • Avelino Arredondo


  • Amber Kimberling

    My coworker was telling me ER personnel on AT&T are part of their first responders plan
    Is that true for Tmobile too?

  • Acdc1a

    The comments here show why we shouldn’t have special classes of rate plans except possibly active military. If the plans are profitable for 55+, first responders, etc then just make it the price.

    • NardVa

      It’s only profitable because everybody else who is not part of the special group that gets a discount pays higher prices to offset the discount.

  • Francisco Peña

    What about the Latino plan? I think if we don’t get that, we should steal the hubcaps off John’s car.

  • TheDonJ77

    BOOM!! Plan change incoming Friday

  • NardVa

    Why create a different class of customers because of the job you work? Nothing against first responders, but why should everybody else pay more so a special class of customers can’t get discounted service.

    • J.J.

      Maybe because they risk their lives on a daily basis for strangers who could care less about them. Also You don’t pay more “so” they can get a discount. Your paying what you’ve always paid.

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  • GUERO915

    Federal first responders not included in first responders program for t mobile, but are included at Verizon?

    • ggfb20

      Guero919 are you sure, because I know federal first responders who have the plan with T-Mobile.