Back to school promotion might bring $0 family plan add-ons to T-Mobile?

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Back to school promotion might bring $0 family plan add-ons to T-Mobile?
In a grueling and tough atmosphere, it's going to take a lot to garner the attention of consumers who are still reeling from the unstable economy and doing what they can to find the best deals. We've seen a huge shift in the last year how prepaid carriers continue to attract customers thanks partly to their competitively priced plans, but the tide might soon change with T-Mobile expected to gain a solid foothold within the industry.

It's rumored that the number four wireless carrier in the country to differentiate itself even more with a special back to school promotion that would seem almost earth shattering compared to the competition. We currently see how the carrier offers $10 and $5 add-a-lines to their family plans, but would you believe that they might even drop it down to free? Well, the rumors point to this eye catching strategy which will allow customers to add lines to family plans for absolutely no cost – meaning, Even More and Even More Plus plans would qualify for this. Additionally, it would be available to non-unlimited family plans, but of course, the free lines would only apply to the third, fourth, and fifth lines on the family plan.

If this indeed becomes a reality, it will really put a dagger straight into the hearts of their competitors. From the sound of it, T-Mobile might commence this promotion as soon as September 8th – so if you're in the market for family plans, you might want to wait around until then to consider your choice.

source: TmoNews

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8 Comments

1. fishpower187

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

It doesn't matter what selection of phones they have, what the quality of their network is, if this comes to fruition, there is no countermeasure; I don't see any other carrier going into the "free" territory. I dont work for T-Mobile, but one of my best friends is a call center director in Nashville. He tells me the morale there is pathctic; people getting up from their workstations and walking out on a daily basis, managers and sups turning in theior notice; basically unheard of atrition. I wonder if this is part of the solution, or part of the problem, though.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

then thats a poorly run call center. I work in a Tmobile store, and its quite fun. Free lines sound great but how are sales reps gonna get compensated? lol. Every time they cut the cost, it also cuts our paychecks. This is awesome for families if its true, dont get me wrong though. 5 Lines, 3000 minutes with unlimited text for $120.. on contract.. if this is true. Beat that :)

4. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

I wanna work for T-Mobile...but they aren't hiring around here :[

3. ukfan15

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 02, 2010

This is by far the dumbest thing I have ever seen a company do. Instead of furthering the entitlement of the people in America by now offering free service, why not spend money to improve the service your company can offer so people are willing to pay for it?

6. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Hmmm let me think. So if you have a bunch of families adding free lines on their account, which by the way if it does happen would most likely be on contract, and they stayed with T-Mobile for longer, wouldn't that be better than them making only $5 a month on that line? For example. Would you rather have a customer with a 2 line family plan paying 120 a month pay 125 a month, or have them resign that 120 for another contract? Hmmmmm, so that comes down to more money retained for the company and more money to spend improving service don't ya think? :)

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

that free line doesnt include data service. 5 lines is 5 possible data phones at 30 a pop. better than 2 lines, eh? besides, they ARE building out their network. and its now the fastest in america by double that of sprint's 4g. by making the lines free, it just makes it that much harder to justify ATT and VZW's 40% higher priced plans+ $10 add-a-lines. for a family of 5, that could be a $70 a month less. "with this plan" VZW/ATT =5 lines 1400 min w unl text for $150 (non data phones) Tmobile = 5 lines, 1500 mins w/ unl txt for $100 (non data, on contract) OR = 5 lines, 1500 mins w/ unl text for $80 (non data, OFF contract) 5 true unl talk and txt lines VZW/ATT = 5 unl talk n tx = 300, contract. tmobile = 5 unl talk n txt = 240, on contract. Tmobile = 5 unl talk n txt = 190, no contract. thats a $110 a month difference. im sure you could put that money to use easily elsewhere. Add that into the fact that all smartphones are BOGO right now, and texting phones are free after rebate, and thats a hell of alot of savings.

5. Homotechual

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 27, 2009

It's a PROMOTION isin't that a point of a promotion to give things away for FREE? And last time I checked their going to be the fastest network in the nation 21mbps baby!

8. Sametovski

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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