T-Mobile customers choosing certain phones for the 4G Super Sale can save up to $200
When you are paying full retail for a phone, it is hard to see where the savings come in, but a leaked chart made for T-Mobile reps shows that there are 5 devices that will have a monthly Equipment Installment Program monthly rate of $20 after an increase on December 17th and 18th. The leaked screenshot below was obtained by Tmo News and was sent to reps to show them how to sell a phone with a $20 EIP by revealing to a customer how much he can save with the 4G Super Sale this weekend.
Let's take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G as an example of how this will work. The normal full retail price of $529.99 is being raised to $599.99 during the 4G Super Sale (Yeah, we know). In the meantime, those who choose the Value Plan will grab a $200 mail-in rebate. That results in $130 in savings to the customer.
Of the 5 devices with the $20 EIP, the BlackBerry Bold 9800 offers the biggest savings with a $200 savings while the lowest savings at $100 is for the HTC Sensation 4G.
1. remixfa (Posts: 14060; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Alright, seriously, someone needs to do research before they write the next article on a Tmo sale.. its not that hard and im tired of having to explain it over and over again.
There is a $480 difference per single line on the Value plan compared to the Contract plan.
value plan unl everything 2gig web
$60 x 24 = 1440
contract plan unl everything 2 gig web
$80 x 24 = 1920
1920-1440 = $480 in SAVINGS
An SGS2 costs 280 on contract before rebate
1920 + 280 = $2200
An SGS2 costs 530 on value plan
1440 + 530 = $ 1970
2200 - 1970 = $230 savings on the same phone, with the same package, but just on the value plan instead of the contract plan
230 + $200 sale rebate = $430 in total 2 year savings over the regular contract plan + phone.
compare that to the cost of the Skyrocket on ATT with unl everything and see how much your saving for the same phone on a different carrier (Tmobile)
And if your not doing the most expensive phones, the savings is even greater. Is it REALLY that hard to understand???? I know ive done the math probably about 10 times on these boards explaining it.
3. torr310 (Posts: 425; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Being T-mobile customer for over 5 years. T-mobile is a big saving over AT&T.
And I have no problem with T-mobile service with either Nokia or SE phones. (both brands have exceptional reception over other brands)
4. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 217; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)
give me the Galaxy Nexus with this sale and i will be happy