T-Mobile to offer up to $200 rebate on some new phones just as subsidies are about to end
0. phoneArena 19 Dec 2012, 19:54 posted on
Just before T-Mobile puts an end to subsidized phones for its customers, the carrier will have one last blow out that takes up to $200 off the down payment of new handsets that are then paid off over 20 months; top models like the Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC Windows Phone 8X and yes, even the eagerly demanded Google Nexus 4 will be offered with no down payment...
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3. MC1123 (Posts: 1235; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
wish my carrier could offer the same thing!
4. TheMan (Posts: 387; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
For the record, Costco will continue to subsidize T-mobile phones (i.e., Classic plans), as stated in an email from the head of the firm operating its kiosks.
5. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Lets analyze the GS3. 199$ down, $200 mail in rebate. That's $400 up front payment. Then $20 x 20 = $400. 800$ for the phone, minus $200 equal $600 total. You still have a two year contract. $50 unlimited +20 = 70 per month payment. Yes you do save money but spending $400 dollars in one day for a phone? Urg
6. none84 (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Um your math is wrong, however I get the sentiment, why pay just add much for the phone with tmobile just to get bad service with no lte?
7. rome1987 (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 May 2011)
you pay $0.00 up front (after rebate). Total cost of the phone after 20 months is $400.00 and not $600.00.