I did this last year. I got the HTC G2 when it just came out along with another promotion on the family plans. It's their Valentine's deal. Pretty good. My family plan is still a promotion plan and I am still paying the same amount. The phones are free with the mail-in-rebate. I paid 200 for my G2 and got the 200 back on a gift card.
Will T-mobile require the phone to be send back if the contract was early terminated? I was just thinking about getting the phone for "free" then pay the $200 ETF and forget about the rebate. Maybe someone can shine some light on that. I know I have to pay the first month which is about 90.00 + 35 Activation to get the free phone. So in total if there's no other fees, 325 for a phone instead of the 600+ premium?
Wonder if this applies to new contracts on existing lines too. The classic plans are very expensive.
kvizzel answered it right on the money. T-mobile doesn't stand to make any profits by just handing out "free" phones, they've got to rob you one way or another.
I was hoping these were just "free" with 2 year contract. Get the phone and bail out, pay the ETF. Cheaper than getting some used shit off ebay. Looks like your line has to stay active for the duration of the time it takes to process the "rebate".........
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