T-Mobile reverses decision on ending employer rate discounts for current subscribers

T-Mobile reverses decision on ending employer rate discounts for current subscribers
As March came to a close, we passed along the word that T-Mobile was ending employer rate discounts. These are discounts given to employees of corporations that have an account with a carrier, and is something commonly offered in the industry. But if the last 300 or 400 days have shown you anything, it is that what is common for the mobile industry, is not common for T-Mobile. As CEO John Legere had pointed out, the discount is used by carriers as an incentive to get a big time company to sign a big money contract. The idea behind eliminating the discount was to keep all T-Mobile customers on one low-priced plan.

On Tuesday, the nation's fourth largest carrier partially reversed its decision by announcing that it was keeping the discount for those subscribers who are already receiving it. A tweet from T-Mobile's CMO, Mike Sievert, announced that the carrier was grandfathering current members.

New members, however, will no longer be offered the employer rate discount, which could be as much as 50% off the price for new handsets, and 15% off the price of a monthly data plan. New customers who would have qualified for the employer rate discount, will now receive a $25 T-Mobile gift card when they purchase a new device.


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8 Comments

1. iyngr

Posts: 72; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Retard Legere

2. Sauce unregistered

That's not nice.

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Haha, T-Mobile can suck it. They're going to lose a ton of potential business customers over this, and I'm sure they only reversed the decision on current customers because they realized how quickly they would lose current accounts.

4. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

hahaha well at least current customers will be happy but new ones are screwed.

5. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I thought that picture was of Stallone!

6. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

T-Mobile isn't screwed. They have a small amount of business customers to begin with. Much smaller than Verizon, At&t or Sprint. So the impact of them maybe not getting new companies signing up is negligible.

7. lightforce1911

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

After blowing up their facebook page. Im glad they keeping our discounts lol

8. xpr3ss10n

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

Thank God. I am currently receiving this discount and was pissed to see that they were taking it away. The point of switching to T-mobile was to save money from the Raping that verizon was putting on me.

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