T-Mobile to give subscribers one year of free Pokemon Go play, and much more

T-Mobile to give subscribers one year of free Pokemon Go play, and much more
Starting with next week's T-Mobile Tuesday (July 19th), T-Mobile customers won't have to burn through their high-speed data playing Pokemon Go. From next Tuesday through August 2017, T-Mobile subscribers can play as much Pokemon Go as they want without using even 1KB of their high-speed data. That's an amazing offer from T-Mobile given the popularity of the AR game, and could lead a number of serious players to switch carriers. It also might lead to some interesting dinner time talks between kids and their parents about wireless operators.

And there is more. Next Tuesday, the carrier will pay $15 toward a Lyft ride to a new PokeStop or Gym. Along the way, you can stop at Wendy's and pick up a free Frosty. And since playing Pokemon Go on your phone consumes tremendous amounts of battery life, T-Mobile will be offering 50% off on select accessories like battery packs and chargers.

If that isn't enough, on July 19th T-Mobile will be giving away $100 in PokeCoins to 250 lucky T-Mobile subscribers. And five people will win a trip for themselves and a guest to anywhere in the U.S. to hunt for pocket monsters.

Who else but T-Mobile CEO John Legere would come up with a deal like this? We don't know for certain, but we wouldn't be surprised to learn that he is the only high ranking executive in the industry to actually play Pokemon Go. He might even know the names and numbers of the original 151 Pokemon.

Remember, to play Pokemon Go for free for a year on T-Mobile's dime, you will need to click on the T-Mobile Tuesdays app on July 19th, and claim the free data for the hottest mobile game in U.S. history.

Next Tuesday's freebies will show up Friday on the T-Mobile Tuesdays app for iOS and Android.

source: T-Mobile



1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Brilliant idea. It's like offering free meth to trailer trash when they switch to T-Mobile. A whole lot of Pokemorons will switch just because of this offer.

3. TypicalGeek

Posts: 211; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

How long had you been for a chance to call people who do what you don't morons? Does it make you sleep better at night? Is it one of your measures of success in life? Grow up, plant.

6. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Looks like I struck a nerve. Honestly, I don't care what you do with your time. I can't say I spend mine any more productively. Just be smart and safe about it, OK? And don't mess with a business' business. That's not cool. Here (Tucson, AZ) people tend to play the game at night because it's 107° during the day. Which means people are wandering around parking lots of businesses that are trying to operate, when it's dark out. Not smart. Moronic, even. The other day I saw someone walking around (barefoot) in a 24hr Circle K parking lot at 1am almost turn blindly into a moving car. That's a Pokemoron. It's these kind of morons that'd gladly switch carriers simply because of a game. Not that switching to T-Mobile is moronic - my $80 unlimited plan has saved me hundreds (if not thousands by now) since I switched. But T-Mobile doesn't work for everybody, and thousands might potentially switch before doing their local research. And don't do meth.

9. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

ew arizona , glad i Dont live there.

12. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

It does get a bit warm here at times. The trade-off is walking around in shorts and a T-shirt in December.

17. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Ew, (Arizona), glad I don't live there.

14. TypicalGeek

Posts: 211; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

You struck my nerve for calling people morons, but if you like to call people names. Go on. I did installed the app to try out. My last log in was 3 days ago.

2. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Because of travel reasons I can't use T-Mobile but this seems like a desperate move

24. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

Service (and customer service) so bad that they pay you to use it.

26. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

desperate move? What? how on earth did you come up with that idea?

5. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

I feel sorry for the poor saps that switch to T-mobile for this offer, and are quickly relegated to 2G/edge data. Pokemon GO won't be so much fun then.

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

You completely missed the point.

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

What's with all the snarky and unappreciative comments against T-Mobile? This is a carrier that's quickly responding to customer demands without any gotyas, yet we still have people complaining? Make your way to Canada T-Mobile, where such services will truly be appreciated.

25. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

My family had t-mobile for about 6 weeks. They have "gotyas". They say unlimited free international calling to blah many countries. Guatemala is included. So my step-mother called her family for about an hour total per week. They recieved the bill at the end of the month. $400+ in international calling fees (0.99/min), because it's only free to call landlines. They didn't recieve the bill until after the 30day try us for free thing was over. They tried to haggle with customer service, but to no avail. So they paid off their 128gb iP6S+ and S7E's to the tune of $2400, not including the taxes and activation fees. And moved to metropcs. All in all over $3200 for 1 month of service and 3 phones that sell for 250 less on ebay. They could've bought the phones unlocked, bought a calling card, 3 sim cards, and a month of prepaid for $1800-2000. But t-mobile got em.

27. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

man i completely agree!, we got some Verizon/at&t fan boys up in here! They get a thumb up their butt's and they get all pissy fit when They don't get anything while TM customers always getting goodies

11. A_Steal

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

Would be great if their network wasnt total garbage. Leave the city limits and you may as well be using smoke signals. Walk into a building made of thick materials and you better know morse code. Wind blows the wrong direction and you would be better off using a bag phone. Tmob is a joke.

21. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

And you're foolish.

28. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

people still believe this? My friend and i leave town at least once a month and She got Verizon and i got TM and we get equally the same service up and down between cities pass all the corn fields

13. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

More More MORE from Tmobile. Shoving free stuff down their subscribers throats. When will this stop??? Said no Verizon customer ever.

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

why would Verizon user even care about Tmo free stuff?

29. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

NUM NUM NUM, Gotta love john!

16. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

Freaking GENIUS! I dont play the game myself but John Legere is a genius. I love T-Mobile!

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That dude always makes me think of Eddie Quist mid formation from The Howling.

30. etron

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

People are never satisfied I personally have never had a problem with tm even when I leave the city and I don't pay as much for service thand with Verizon or att but no service is perfect there have been areas where my service was better than Verizon and atthe just need to be happy with what you have to always comes out with good deals and that is why they moved up to #3 carrier and could move up to #2 carrier in the future

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