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.