FlexPay plug getting pulled by T-Mobile in December; carrier offers grandfathered postpaid plan to members

FlexPay plug getting pulled by T-Mobile in December; carrier offers grandfathered postpaid plan to members
Back in July, we reported that T-Mobile was no longer offering its FlexPay service for new customers. For those who don't remember, the FlexPay account was designed for those whose credit is not exactly blue chip. But instead of having to put up a high deposit or pay more for the service, the idea was that FlexPay account holders would have to pay a bit more for a phone on contract. Another option allowed the FlexPay account holder to go without a contract, but would be charged full retail price for the phone. While the plan was no longer being offered, T-Mobile did allow those who already had the FlexPay plan to keep it-until now.

A leaked internal memo obtained by TmoNews says that T-Mobile will be pulling the plug on the plan as soon as December. In order to get current members to migrate, T-Mobile is offering FlexPay account holders who move to a Postpaid account, the right to keep their same rate plan, migrate over without signing a contract or paying more money. The customer can decide to change to a Classic or Value plan, but is not required to do so.

source: TmoNews



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4 Comments

1. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

That sounds like a pretty cool program but I thouht you could buy a phone at full price at any time and not have to be in a contract an any carrier.

5. ssjassassin

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

only with prepaid. T-Mobile though will not require you to buy a data plan if you buy a phone at the retail price (even over time on value plans) The other big three will require a contract for sure no matter what you do without discounts. (im not 100% sure on this with sprint)

2. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

This is good news for flex-pay people. According to this article, flex-pay people have bad credit and it's a way for them to get service. So now TMo is just incorporating them directly into the regular post-paid service with no penalties. It just stinx for new people with bad credit, but current subs are making out.

4. tarkio4 unregistered

This was such a waste of a program anyway. Somehow they act like prepaid plans are hard to find or something...

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