T-Mobile's Classic Plan customers have their own sale
0. phoneArena 22 Dec 2012, 15:54 posted on
Yes, T-Mobile's zero down sale began Friday at corporate owned locations, but not all locations that sell T-Mobile phones and plans are corporate owned which means that many customers won't be able to take advantage of the zero down offers; T-Mobile re-sellers do have their own sale on Samsung devices that will run through New Year's Eve and is for those on the carrier's Classic Plan
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1. LiveFromMN (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
Still a rip off.. down payments? Come on TMob!
2. nEmMx (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
Do you have T-mobile? You obviously do not understand the concept of the Value plan. Even when you pay in installements the price of the plan itself is reduced in order to compensate for that payment. Your paying higher anywhere else both monthly and in-store for a subsidized plan.
4. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
You must be an absolute T-idiot, did you do the math. After you do the math, then take into account that you still sign a new 2-year contract and if you cancel early the ETF is probably $350. It's not like T-Mobile's plans are super cheap; they really are on par with post-paid plans on Verizon or AT&T. Case in point, to buy the Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note 2 on a Value Plan and receive the Mail-In-Rebate gift card promotional discount, you need to subscribe to at least a 5GB Data plan or the $79.99 package then, add the $20 Value Plan installment then, add insurance then, add taxes and surcharges. I come up with about $120 monthly so, T-Ripp-off is actually more expensive than Verizon, AT&T or Sprint and you no longer get a subsidy! !
* Buy the phone full retail,
* put it on "Prepaid" with insurance,
* wait 3 months for the "Unlock" code or DIY and then, * file an insurance claim (ooooops, left my phone on the bus),
* sell the "unlocked" lost phone for International use, * cancel the "Prepaid" number,
* sell the clean, e.g., Galaxy S III and start the whole process again with a new "Prepaid" number (of course, you'll have to buy another GS III at full retail but, by then, you'll be ahead in the profit margin).
5. Droiddoes (unregistered)
LMAO. Sorry, most adults can easily afford a contract plan and are above underhanded scheming and committing fraud to save a few hundred bucks. If that is your...uh, system....then I feel really sorry for you :(
6. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
No, not my system, I'm actually happily Postpaid on Verizon; this was just a suggestion for T-Mo' subscribers being gouged on so-called dis-Value Plans. Nice try, though.
Happy, Unlimited and on Verizon!
12. Droiddoes (unregistered)
That's really fascinating. Thank you so much for sharing the riveting details of your cartoon life with us!
You still advocated committing fraud and theft. What a great person.
7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Geezus, you don't realize how wrong you are. It's because of people like you spreading completely false information that I get supremely annoyed. Here's the true breakdown:
The Value Plan is clearly the way to go, so I'll show the math for that. You want a 16GB S3. Full retail is $600. You pay $200 now & you pay the remaining $400 in 20 monthly installments of $20. People don't talk on the phone very much anymore, so you'll probably get 500 minutes which will cost $35 a month. You'll need unlimited texts. That runs $5 a month. Unlimited data is only $20 more a month on top of that. If you really want to add premium handset protection onto that, it will be another $4 a month. This amounts to a total of $64 a month plus the $20 a month payment on the phone. After taxes, we're talking $90 a month. Not bad at all. I also have to add that you only have to sign onto the unlimited to get the current rebate of $200. After you get that, you can reduce to 2GB a month which will bring your payment down to $80. So, essentially, you're getting the S3 free after the rebate & after you reduce your data after the first 2 months, you have an $80 bill.
One more point--you can choose to pay the remaining balance on your phone at any time if you wanna upgrade. No waiting 22 months for full upgrade pricing. Don't listen to the idiot who posted above me. T-Mobile's pricing is nowhere near AT&T's or Verizon's. He is clearly not a T-Mobile customer like myself & clearly has no idea what he's talking about. This is the truth.
8. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
OMG, you're the idiot!!
First of all, there is 'no waiting 22 months for full upgrade pricing' because whether you pay for the phone up front, pay over 20 monthly installments or pay the installments off early, YOU ARE STILL PAYING FULL RETAIL. The only way you can have a $35 Voice Plan + $20 Unlimited Data Plan + $5 Text Plan at the outset is by buying the phone at FULL RETAIL PRICE at the outset (no installments)!! And, PHP Bundle (Total Insurance Coverage) is not $4, it's $7.99; it's the only insurance option, aside from PHP Warranty for $3.99, that covers "Malfunction". There is another insurance option, "PHP Insurance", for $4.79 but it does not cover device malfunction so, after the first year, you're essentially screwed if your phone "malfunctions"!
Dimwit, why would anyone pay FULL RETAIL for a phone under "Value Plan" and sign a new 2-year contract.
T-Mobile will not let you buy a new phone under their "Value Plan" and let you opt for $35 Voice Plan + $20 Unlimited Data (2GB really of 4G then you get T-Throttled) + $5 Text; you must subscribe to their 5GB (or higher) package.
Lets do the math again, shall we:
$79.99 (Voice / 5GB Data / Text package) +
$20.00 (installment quota) +
$7.99 (PHP Bundled insurance) +
$107.98 SubTotal +
$Taxes and Surcharges
$120.00 (give or take +/- $2.00 depending on where you live)
9. nEmMx (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
First its $69.99 for Unlimited Talk, text and data.
+ $20 for Installement which = $89.99. The PHP is optional and even with the protections $98 is still a great price for unlimited everything, what is the equivalent price on Att or verizon who currently do not have unlimited data.
If your bill is cheaper and the price you paid in the store is less than other carriers why does it matter where the bill is coming from just as along as it is cheaper and a better value? The Down payment is usually cheaper than other carrie's discount price and the bill is almost always less.
13. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Is it really necessary to be calling names?
Doesn't make you look any smarter... sure doesn't make you sound correct.
14. miles16852 (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Is IDIOT the ONLY word you have in your TINY vocabulary!
3. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Who would thumb that down? In my opinion if you are basically financing a PHONE you should really reevaluate the decisions you've made that led to financing a PHONE.
10. nEmMx (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
You are looking at it the wrong way. There are no fees or interest so your not paying more than the phone is worth. It does not sound attractive paying for a phone in installments but bottom line is your saving money regardless.
11. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Yeah I get what you're saying, just I don't know why but it is ludicrous to me to make payments on a phone. I'm of the opinion that if you're in a situation where you have to finance a cell phone then maybe a high end cell phone is not a wise purchase.
Reminds me of an old SNL skit where Tracy Morgan was on Weekend Update and whoever was the anchor at that time said something to the effect of Tracy buying something, and Tracy responded with "what are you kidding me? I still got three more payments on this jacket!"