T-Mobile wants to help you #GetOutoftheRed with its new promotion aimed at Verizon subscribers



T-Mobile and its CEO John Legere announced today a new promotion designed to make it easier for Verizon customers to move to T-Mobile. With Verizon's "Big Red" nickname in mind, the nation's third largest carrier is helping you #GetOutoftheRed. With the plan, Verizon customers can move to T-Mobile, keep the phone they already own (certain models only), and T-Mobile will even pay off the balance. This limited time promotion is available to Verizon customers with the Apple iPhone 6s or newer, and the Pixel or Pixel XL models.

In a video that was released today, T-Mobile's Legere points out that ever since Verizon started offering unlimited service, its network speed has declined by 14%. T-Mobile's speed has increased over the same time frame. According to T-Mobile, it's 4G LTE pipeline now provides 23% faster data speed than Verizon. In addition, while Verizon starts de-prioritizes data for its unlimited customers once they use 22GB in a single month, T-Mobile has just raised its threshold to 32GB. That means that with T-Mobile, you can use 10GB more of data each month without worrying about getting your data speed throttled during conditions where data traffic is heavy.

The deal launches on May 31st, and Sprint and AT&T subscribers can use Carrier Freedom to help them switch to T-Mobile. With this plan, T-Mobile helps you pay off your device payments and service contracts with the use of a  pre-paid Master Card or virtual pre-paid Master Card. Starting on May 31st, a trade-in is no longer required to join Carrier Freedom..

T-Mobile also has some more announcements coming,with at least one taking place tomorrow. And beginning now, T-Mobile One subscribers with two or more voice lines can receive two additional lines for the price of one.

According to T-Mobile, Verizon subscribers can #GetOutoftheRed by doing the following:

  • Switch to T-Mobile
  • Put their own phone on a faster network (we’re now 23% faster than Verizon)
  • Never pay another penny for that phone (no joke! We’re paying off people’s phones! Whatever they owe Verizon.)
  • Get that phone fully protected for $15/mo – this is all we ask to #GetOutoftheRed, and they can cancel anytime.

For more information, click on the video at the top of the story and visit T-Mobile online (www.T-Mobile.com).

source: T-Mobile

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22 Comments

1. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Seeing as how their coverage is far from on-par with Verizon, speed means nothing when you only get 1 bar of signal. Rural areas don't have much T-Mobile coverage

4. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

That's true, cricket is a better deal. I'd give t mobile 2 years to catch up to verizon at the pace they're going.

2. Ocr22

Posts: 29; Member since: May 12, 2017

I have verizon got my s8 + a while back and well i have no complaints with coverage here in los angeles. But i gotta say T-Mobile has been tempting me friends and coworkers have it. And Lte is faster than Verizon yes everywhere we go we do speed tests and T-Mobile always wins even tho i have a brand new s8 that supports all verizons newest lte bands ,T-Mobile is faster Verizon top I seen here in LA is 70 mbps , T-Mobile more than 100 i seen up to 125 . And they pay less than me. And they always had coverage in the trips we took santa barbara , big bear, grand canyon etc.. Even in very rural areas they had signal ..I had coverage on Verizon obviously but then again so did they on T-Mobile. So hmmm.... Got me thinking why im still paying a lot with verizon..

3. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

I just switched to T-Mobile. You know what would impress me? Fix your freaking web site. I am not able to log on to and navigate the web site. It has been over a week! That being said, I have had no issues with the service. Of course, I haven't ventured out into the sticks yet....

5. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Only 2 issues with this: 1) It is only for people with iPhone or Pixle devices, and I have an S7. 2) I don't think that T-Mobile will be able to "beat" my plan rate. I have a single line with 5GB of data (of which I rarely ever use more than 3GB of), and my bill is only $87 per month (including taxes/fees and device payment).

6. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

2) a line on tmobile one with unlimited data and taxes and fees included is $70. You dont think $70 beats $87?

7. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Does that include the device payment?

15. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

If they didnt have "issue 1)" there would be no device payment. Tmobile is paying off the device. This is in regards to "issue 2)", pay attention.

16. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

And with the mandatory $15/month "protection plan" youre looking at $85/month. Does $85 not beat $87?

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

TMo is offering 2 lines for $100. I bet one line is cheaper than VZW. I have 4 lines on Tmo. I pay for 3 and one is free. I also have 3 lines on VZW. However compare this. On Tmo i am paying for 3 phones and 1 wearable and headphones and my bill is $307. On VZW i have 2 iPhones and a iPad Pro and my bill is 270. I have double the stuff on Tmo and look at the cost difference. Which means if i added juat ome line to VZW, it would be higher by at least $40. At one point i had 5 lines on VZW. My bill with device payments was $600. I move 4 of the 5 because my mom needed a phone to work in th3 hospital. Even when i had all 5 on Tmo, even with device payments, my bill was $140 less than VZW

10. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

not it is not only iphone or pixel... iphone SE and above qualify, so any high end device would qualify.

8. kyan-

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

man legere sounds f**king desperate for customers

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No he doesn't. He is offering deals, and taking advantage of the fact many VZW customers are leaving. You don't understand business, do you? You sound f'ing stupid!

12. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Now you also get upset when they attack t mobile? I won't say anything because this is how short your replies should be

14. kyan-

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

hes just sad he ported over from metropcs to tmobile

13. kyan-

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

you sound f**king stupid! you have no idea how business works!

17. Mopowa21

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

This is good news no matter how you look at it, prices will be driven down as they scramble to keep customers. The Market is finally getting back to being competitive and pushing forward innovation as they fight over who gets our money lol.

22. noerdlinger

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 20, 2014

True, but it's become a race to the bottom. Carriers are simply stealing folks from other carriers. T-Mobile is done in the innovation department. Look at their last few "Uncarrier" announcements. Nothing to see here.

19. TerrellAmerica unregistered

Verizon helped me get away from magenta

20. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

More schucking and jiving from Legere. Thanks but no thanks.

21. noerdlinger

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 20, 2014

Legere is the very definition of a douche bag, from his stringy hair on a dude WAY too old to rock it to his cussing (because he thinks it's hip?). Pure class. Guess what...you can't be a millennial when you're pushing 60, John. If it's "cool" to have service with T-Mobile, I'm good...I won't sit at the cool kid's table. I'll pay the extra $5 to $10 a month to have a completely dependable service/signal. Also...what gives a F about who has the fastest (or youngest???) network when it comes to streaming? As long as what you're watching doesn't buffer or lag...what difference does it make if another carrier is "23%" faster? Can you watch what you want without lag? Yes? Then who's slightly faster means nothing.

23. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

I still owe $640 on mine and my wife's Pixel XL. If TMobile wants to pay me $1,280 to try their network, they just found my price.

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