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T-Mobile 4G Super Sale puts a free smartphone in your hands, has its fine print

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T-Mobile 4G Super Sale puts a free smartphone in your hands, has its fine print
Looking for a new smartphone from T-Mobile? The 4G Super Sale that the carrier will run over the weekend might be a great opportunity to grab one. On December 17 and 18, all T-Mobile phones will be priced at zero after rebate, including its top-shelf handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Amaze 4G

Of course, there is a catch. Your signature under a qualifying 2-year Value Plan is required, and the remainder of the device's cost must be paid in 20 monthly installments. Besides, the deal is available only to new customers and to subscribers that have been with the carrier for over 18 months.

Still, if none of that bothers you, feel free to visit a participating T-Mobile retail store and grab a new, shiny smartphone. Keep in mind, however, that the deal is not available online, so you need to do it the old-fashioned way – drive downtown and pick it up yourself. Check out the press release below for all the details.

source: T-Mobile via AndroidGuys

T-Mobile 4G Super Sale puts a free smartphone in your hands, has its fine print


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posted on 14 Dec 2011, 04:00

1. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Worst deal. What's the point if its free....but still pay extra onto the contract

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 07:16

2. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you obviously misunderstand the point.

the value plan is a severely discounted plan. unlimited everything is only $60 bux. The trade off for that is you are paying full retail for the phones over time. It however saves you $500 over the regular contract plans PER LINE, so its worth every penny.

Basically, what this is doing is taking another $200 off of the total cost of the contract by reducing the price of the phone. Its a great deal.

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 08:00

4. ardent1 (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


I agree, it's a bad marketing promo and a bad deal. It's not free if you have to make monthly payments.

Also, I hate rebate cards -- it's slow, or it gets lost, too much hassle.

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 08:15

5. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


learn to read. Its a free down payment after rebate. no one ever said free phone. OI

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 12:03

7. ZayZay (Posts: 548; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


It says put a smartphone in your hands for free. To you and I that means read that small print and see what it requires, to a basic consumer not in our industry it means "free phone".

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 07:33

3. kshell1 (Posts: 1141; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


yep def a free phone (200 rebate on sgs2 with its crapdragon) half the time you never get the rebate back -_-

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 12:05

8. ZayZay (Posts: 548; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Wait wait wait, last time I saw you, you said you had an echo......

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 10:32

6. LewsTherin006 (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


Remixfa is right on it. Tmobile is giving you $200 of retail price of the phone, and not making you pay a sub free. Every other carrier is going to make you pay a sub free reguardless if you use your own phone are not. People are just mad because the phone isnt free. What would you rather? Save $200 up front or save $500 over the life of the whole plan? People are too focused on FREE FREE FREE, when its really not FREE. You pay for the phone in the price of the plan. Just do the math.

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 14:17

9. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I am looking at it from a contract point. I think the tablet is a steal

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