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Magenta Deal Days coming next week to T-Mobile

0. phoneArena posted on 13 May 2012, 18:41

Heading to T-Mobile to buy a phone? STOP! The carrier will be offering its Magenta Day Deals next week which includes such great devices like the Samsung Galaxy S II, my Touch, myTouch Q, HTC Amaze 4G and others...

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posted on 13 May 2012, 19:52 2

1. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 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.

posted on 13 May 2012, 22:11 1

3. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 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

posted on 13 May 2012, 21:24

2. mashblaster (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Dec 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?

posted on 14 May 2012, 06:57 2

4. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 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.

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

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.

posted on 15 May 2012, 01:53

8. crispy (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 May 2012)

Thanks for the good insight Remixfa.

I found more info about the pricing @http://www.tmonews.com/2012/05/more-details-for-magenta-deal-days-arriving-may-18th/.

There is going to be a classic AND a value pricing...should I take the value offer for 2 lines for 2 SG2?

posted on 14 May 2012, 13:45

5. mduarte2525 (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 May 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.

posted on 14 May 2012, 19:32

7. UMAFan (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 May 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.

posted on 14 May 2012, 13:48

6. mduarte2525 (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 May 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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