Magenta Deal Days coming next week to T-Mobile

Magenta Deal Days coming next week to T-Mobile
Heading to T-Mobile to buy a new phone? STOP! Turn around (unless you're buying the HTC One S which apparently isn't covered by what we're about to tell you) and wait for next weekend. According to a flyer obtained by Tmo News, that is when T-Mobile's Magenta Deal Days will be in effect, offering two handsets for the price of one on selected models. Of course, you need  to put your John Hancock on the dotted line of a two-year contract.

The phones listed include the Samsung Galaxy S II, about to be surpassed on the Android buyers wish list by the sequel.. Other models expected to be covered by the sale include the myTouch, myTouch Q, HTC Amaze 4G, Samsung S Galaxy Blaze 4G and the Samsung Exhibit 4G. The deal will run from May 18th through May 26th. And while the HTC One S seemingly is left out of this promotion, we will learn more when the carrier makes this official. Hopefully, we will also learn whether or not the deals will be good for those T-Mobile customers whose contract has expired and are looking to upgrade.

source: TmoNews



1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

DONT stop. Unless you are buying the SGS2 on the BOGO, its not worth passing up on the Value plan. The value plan saves you about 480 per line before you buy any phones, so always do the full math both ways to see which way is better for you.

3. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I think it's safe to say that a consultation with remixfa regarding anything T-Mobile before posting the article is a safe bet to avoid any mis-information or missed opportunities... lol

2. mashblaster

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Remix, i just purchased one s on value plan at 200 down payment and 20 a month (fpr phone, serive of course is extra). Is this better than galaxy s2 offer?

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Full retail they are the same price. Just do the math for this I am going to assume 2 phones, since the BOGO offer requires 2 lines. Also, I'm going to guess on the price of the SGS2 for the bogo since there isnt a price listed. Value SGS2/OneS- $600 x 2 = 1200 Assuming you got the Value family unl talk/text/ 5gig of 4g and free tether = $130 2 year plan cost = 3120 + $1200 = $4320 Classic 2 SGS2s after rebates - $250 (500ish before) Classic unl talk/text/ 2gig of 4g w/free tether = $170 2 year cost = 4080 + 250 = $4330 Even with the BOGO, the value is ever so slightly cheaper. If you were not getting the most expensive phones, the value has an even better spread.. bogo or not. Say you were getting the Lumia 710 instead.. you would take off $500 worth off the Value plan's total cost, while only taking off $200 from the contract plan ($250 per phone on value vs $200 phone difference on bogo) This is exactly what I try to get through to people on the difference between those subsidized or "free" phones and paying full retail and taking the cheaper plan.. its just about always cheaper to take the full retail device.

8. crispy

Posts: 1; Member since: May 15, 2012

Thanks for the good insight Remixfa. I found more info about the pricing @ There is going to be a classic AND a value pricing...should I take the value offer for 2 lines for 2 SG2?

5. mduarte2525

Posts: 3; Member since: May 14, 2012

I actually work for Tmobile. Most customers cannot fully understand the Value plans being a better deal. In their mind, they just don't want to pay $600 for a galaxy s II. I've had people walk away, call customer service and get on a classic plan. Then, 2 weeks later they come back pissed off because they finally realized they are going to pay more. I feel that customers think we are trying to screw them over by making them pay full price for a phone spread out into monthly installments. In reality, they are only screwing themselves.

7. UMAFan

Posts: 14; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is so true. A good way to put it to people though is to make them think in terms of how much they are paying a CONTRACT. Not monthly. Value Plan times 24 months plus full retail price of the phone. That is the complete price they are paying in a 24 month period. Compare that to regular cell phone plans times 24 months plus SUBSIDIZED price of the phone. That is always more expensive AND they are punished for NOT upgrading. Leave the payments and installments out of it until they figure that part out first. The installments are just there for people to offset the fact they have to pay the phone in one lump some.

6. mduarte2525

Posts: 3; Member since: May 14, 2012

To Mashblaster, I've sold a good amount of One S in my store. To be honest with you, that phone is already having lots of issues. Phone powering off, no signal, the mic int he phone is going out, if you can wait for the GS3 then wait. I would take your One S back. If you really need a phone, exchange it for a GS2.

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