T-Mobile's "Boston Tea Party" sale returns 11.2% of the price on every smartphone it sells


T-Mobile recently declared war on taxes and fees with its T-Mobile ONE plan. The wireless service is priced without requiring you to make either of these hair pulling, stomach gnawing, wallet thinning payments. Invoking the Boston Tea Party, T-Mobile continues to fight for the public, not by dumping boxes of Lipton's finest into a harbor, but by rebating to smartphone buyers an amount that is more than the sales tax that they just paid.

The revolution begins on February 1st. That is when T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice Unlimited 4G LTE subscribers purchasing a new smartphone, will receive back a prepaid MasterCard with 11.2% of their new phone's purchase price. This card can be used for purchases at every place in the world that accepts MasterCard. The rebate amount is more than the sales tax paid on the purchase of any new T-Mobile smartphone. In fact, the rebate is available on the purchase of any new smartphone in the T-Mobile lineup. The prepaid card will arrive within 60 days, and the deal is being offered on as many as 12 lines belonging to each qualified subscriber.

T-Mobile is working hard on having its customers avoid paying taxes. If the carrier could figure out a way to avoid death, we'd all be happier!

source: T-Mobile

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6 Comments

1. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I wonder if it will also be given to people who lease phones with Jump! OnDemand. Probably not since the taxes with that plan are paid monthly, not at the time the phone is leased.

2. Neoberry99

Posts: 69; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

TMobile is being very aggressive here. Other carriers should be paying close attention.

6. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The funny thing is, other carriers will pay attention. If you've noticed, every time T-Mobile announces something drastic, Verizon will release a statement about how they still have the most customers, best coverage, blah blah....until a few weeks later, when they reveal something new that's equivalent of whatever it is T-Mobile did recently. T-Mobile is taking the mobile industry by storm, and Verizon, even though they don't admit it, are very much afraid. It's only a matter of time until T-Mobile rakes in enough customers to surpass AT&T and become the #2 carrier with the most customers.

3. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

If only T-mo had better reception near my work place

4. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

T-Mobile does have a lot of great promos and they are doing a lot of things to shake up the industry, but they just don't have the coverage that AT&T and Verizon have. . .YET.

5. snatchlax17

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Can't wait for the day when they DO have the coverage. Verizon made no revenue in Q4 this year, and it's additions were well below the forecast. If T-Mobile maintains the pressure hopefully Verizon will change (for the better) or T-mobile will be able to grab enough market share to have the coverage the Big 2 have.

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