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DEAD: t-mobile Value Plan $100 for 5 lines (2 unlimited talk/text/data 2GB at 4G, 3 lines 500 minutes each) via add a line $0 value, $5 classic, free nights&weekends&t-mobile

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Last Edited by green_key June 16, 2013 at 10:23 AM
update 04/29/2013
Only available to existing out of contract t-mobile customer by calling retention department. YMMV.

update 02/12/2013
Alive from Feb 13, 2013 to Mar 23, 2013. You get free add-a-line for value plan or $5 add-a-line on classic till Jan 2014

Current Family Value Plan, get it now: Note: This deal ends March 23rd
1. If you don't want unlimited minutes, eg: 1000 shared family minutes among 5 people
2. If you only want max of 2 lines of unlimited minutes
3. If you use 2GB or more data monthly, and do not mind getting throttled

Wait for uncarrier ..rumoured to start end of March
1. If you want unlimited voice minutes for 3 lines or more, then definitely wait for the new uncarrier plan.
2. If you don't want contract

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T-Mobile’s Back-To-School Promotion Begins July 1st
TMobile upcoming back-to-school promotion beginning July 1st offering promotional family plans with $5 Classic and $0 Value add-a-lines. This promotional offering will offer savings of $5 per month, until January 2, 2014.

The promo offer is good for all Classic and Value plans that have shared limited buckets of minutes and the 500-minute AAL on unlimited family plans. Free nights and weekends, and other t-mobile.

Notes/Fine prints:
  • Good for both new and existing customers, and of course it requires a two-year contract. Existing customers will be required to change their existing rate plan and extend their contract on all lines to take advantage of this promo. A quick reminder that a contract extension for a rate plan change does not affect your upgrade date for a new phone
  • No grandfathered features (no myfav, no tzone, no web2go, no ...etc).
  • Tax+fees depending on your location, +12% in CA. Some military or corp -5% to -20% discount. Also tax on migration fees, and smartphone.
  • You do NOT need to get all 5 lines, but current promo gives you 3rd, 4th and 5th discount until Jan 2, 2014. Pricing will not change if you only get less line. After Jan 2nd, 2014, you will have to pay $5 extra for each 3rd, 4th and 5th.
  • Once that line/number are on Value plan, current t-mobile policy will not allow you to get back to plan which offer subsidy in future. So once you are in value plan, you will always have to buy devices yourself.
  • One account can have upto 5 lines. One person if qualify can have multiple accounts.

Best deal on value plan. Corp, military discount can be applied.

UNLIMITED MINUTES WITH DATA VALUE PLAN:
add $25 for 3rd, 4th, 5th each for unlimited talk. Add $10 for 3rd, 4th, 5th each for 2GB high speed. Add $25 for 3rd, 4th, 5th for 5GB high speed, $10 per line mobile to/from mobile (skype, google voice is not consider as mobile). Add $20 for unlimited nationwide un-throttle
5 lines for $80: (2 unlimited talk/text) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each) << add $10 for 2GB, $20 for un-throttle data, $25 for 5GB, $25 for unlimited voice
5 lines for $100: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $110: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (1 line unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each) + (2 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $110: (2 unlimited talk/text) + (3 lines unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $120: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (2 line unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each) + (1 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $120: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with unlimited nationwide, un-throttle data) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $130: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (3 line unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $130: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 5GB at 4G) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)

1000 SHARED MINUTES WITH DATA VALUE PLAN:
5 lines for $80: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, unlimited text, 2 lines with 2GB at 4G each)
5 lines for $90: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, unlimited text, 3 lines with 2GB at 4G each)
5 lines for $100: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, unlimited text, 2 lines with unlimited nationwide, un-throttle data)

VOICE WITH TEXT VALUE PLAN, NO DATA:
5 lines for $60: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, unlimited text, no data) << add $10 for 2GB, $20 for un-throttle data, $25 for 5GB
5 lines for $80: (2 lines unlimited talk/text, no data) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each, no data)
5 lines for $105: (3 lines unlimited talk/text, no data) + (2 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each, no data)

VOICE ONLY VALUE PLAN, NO DATA, NO TEXT: ... update: 10/15/2012 thanks to npatel3c
5 lines for $50: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, no text, no data) << add $10 for 2GB, $20 for un-throttle data, $25 for 5GB
.....

I have worked hard to pull info from different official sites to create this deal...rep me if you find this a good deal hug

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Classic plan also have this promo benefit, but monthly will be slightly more, BUT YOU GET BETTER DISCOUNT on smartphone. Value plan customer needs to buy smartphone at "retail price". In my location, costco retail price on smartphone is cheaper than t-mobile retail store.

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HOW TO GET THIS DEAL

STEP 0: Check t-mobile coverage in your area: http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/pcc.aspx
If you are new to t-mobile or getting a new plan, please do the activation in person, do NOT use t-mobile chat. This will save a lot of grief and human error, a wisdom from many experienced t-mobile customers.

A.If you are still in contract t-mobile customer, call t-mobile directly for the add-on promo. If you are interested in value plan, they will have to check if you qualify for value plan. Check migration fees below. For NEW customer, I would recommend going personally to costco or tmobile retail store. Update, just learn this myself on 7/5: You can get this online. Put the package into the cart first and then customize each line at checkout, http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/Pack...kages.aspx. Update 7/6: if you cannot get unlimited plan via t-mobile website, you can call t-mobile directly or goto retail store (t-mobile, costco, best buy...etc). It's still available, t-mobile website is just missing lots of features and plan.

B. IF you are interested in value plan and planning to get a smartphone at costco, eg Samsung S2, do steps below:
1. First make sure you qualify: out of t-mobile contract or qualify for upgrade (not value plan) or less than 6 months left on t-mobile contract (not value plan) or new t-mobile customer or currently value plan customer wanting add-a-line, AND (access to costco membership and data plan)
2. Goto local costco. Tell them that you wanted value plan and wanted smartphones as well. Do your transactions. New activation is free, not sure about existing add-a-line customer. Sim is free.
3. Go home, make sure everything works and happy. If you have corp/military/eduction discount..etct, then call t-mobile CS. They should be able to apply for you.
UPDATE 7/23/2012: Costco will NO longer sell S3 with value plan.
UPDATE 8/07/2012: Costco now require phone purchase with all value lines activated. Thus I would recommend ONLY activating value plan lines for smartphones (first two line) or (add-a-line). Costco smartphone are decently priced but all their dumb phone are really really expensive! Then goto t-mobile stores to add/activate the rest. Remember to ask for free activation.

C. You DO NOT need to goto costco to get the value plan and classic plan deal. You can get value plan or classic plan along with smartphone anywhere, eg: t-mobile store, amazon wireless, walmart, ...etc. Major differences is the pricing of the smartphone. You can always buy at independent market like google nexus at google play or ebay or craigslist or amazon store. Costco is only mentioned here because they have great smartphone price when u activate/signup there. Where and when you activate/signup the value plan will determine the cost of your smartphone. So if you signup/activate at costco, then you get costo smartphone pricing. If you signup/activate at t-mobile store, you get t-mobile store smartphone pricing, you cannot go back to costco to get costco smartphone pricing later for that line. Lesson here: signup/activate plan or line where the smartphone is cheapest, and get the smartphone for that line at the same time.

D. If you don't want to buy smartphones for value plan, then just goto t-mobile store. It'll be free sim and NO activation fees. Note that once you are already in value plan, in future, you will NOT be able to buy smartphone for those lines at value plan prices, not in costco and not with t-mobile. Those lines will not be able to transfer back to a subsidized t-mobile plan (eg: classic, ...etc). This is the current t-mobile policy. It may or may not change in future. You can buy phones at ebay, craigslist, google play or get pre-paid phones, ..etc. Note that phone prices trend is dropping like crazy.

E. If you decide to buy smartphone, remember that tax on smartphone is based on retail price. If you pay migration fees, there will be tax on that too.

My experience shows that being nice to the salesperson or cs makes getting the deal easier, especially retention laugh out loud
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MIGRATION FEES for existing t-mobile customer still in contract and wanting to move to value plan. Depending on when you get your phone subsidized, there maybe a migration fees going to value plan PER LINE. Tax on migration fees. Official doc from t-mobile: http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-3282. Use this if anyone tells you differently.

Months Completed on Contract, per t-mobile official doc 3282, lasts modified Mar 8, 2012 10:38 PM by tmo_ryanm
0-7 months completed $200
8-11 months completed $150
12-15 months completed $100
16-17 months completed $50
18+ months completed $0

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Data Add-on Features:

Data Add-on Classic Plan Value Plan 4G Speed Allowance Details
Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data $30 $20 Unlimited Not compatible w/Smartphone Mobile Hotspot
Simple 200MB ??? $5 up to 200 MB, then 10 cents per MB ???
Unlimited Plus 2GB $20 $10 Up to 2 GB, then throttle Compatible w/smartphone hotspot for additional charge
Unlimited Premium 5 GB $35 $25 Up to 5 GB, then throttle Free hotspot/tethering
Unlimited Ultra 10 GB $65 $55 Up to 10 GB, then throttle Free hotspot/tethering

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For moving regular SIM to micro SIM info, technique..etc: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=51448826&postcount=305

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#1336
Quote from wasssup View Post :
For those that got the s3 and are paying over 20 months, when can we request an unlock? I saw no reason to pay in full (0% financing) but this confuses me when I also read T-Mobile's unlock policy. I won't "own" the device for 20 months I assume, wonder if they expect me to wait those 20 months to request an unlock...?

Going out of the country this Christmas and really don't want to pay for an unlock...
they told me 2-3 months after I get my $150 rebate
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#1337
For some reason I always find this phone plan stuff confusing...maybe that is why I hardly switch plans...

My current plan:

Family Unlimited Msg Promo Even More Fam 3000 TT
5 lines
109.99
also paying 24.99/each for 2 lines (data)
and paying 25.00 for 1 line (data)
Paying $5.00/each for lines 4 and 5 (no data on these lines)

Does anyone know what would save me money?

We may be upgrading 2 of the smartphones soon also.
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#1338
Quote from ValpoMan View Post :
For some reason I always find this phone plan stuff confusing...maybe that is why I hardly switch plans...

My current plan:

Family Unlimited Msg Promo Even More Fam 3000 TT
5 lines
109.99
also paying 24.99/each for 2 lines (data)
and paying 25.00 for 1 line (data)
Paying $5.00/each for lines 4 and 5 (no data on these lines)

Does anyone know what would save me money?

We may be upgrading 2 of the smartphones soon also.
Looks like you are paying $195 monthly for your current plan.

if you goto value plan before Nov 13, 2012 it's $110 monthly till Jan 2014, and then $125 monthly therefore. You will get:
Free nights & weekends, free t-mobile to t-mobile on all your lines. Corp/edu/vet discount can be applied.
2 lines unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at high speed, throttled therefore
1 line unlimited text/data with 2GB at high speed, throttled therefore, 500 minutes
2 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes
Please get your smartphone when/before you sign the value plan. After signing value plan, the smartphone pricing will GO UP since it'll no longer be subsidized. Read fine print in OP#1.

General baseline pricing, you can mix and match data with any line.
5 lines for $80: (2 unlimited talk/text) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each) << add $10 for 2GB, $20 for un-throttle data, $25 for 5GB, $25 for unlimited voice, $10 for unlimited voice any mobile to mobile
Last edited by green_key October 8, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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#1339
what are the phone prices @ the value plans? are they the same as subsidized phone prices?
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what are the phone prices @ the value plans? are they the same as subsidized phone prices?
smartphone prices for value plan are UNsubsidized, thus the much lower monthly service pricing. For some cases, like 3 posting above, original pricing is $195 monthly vs $110 monthly, saving of $85 monthly, or ~$2000 in 24 months. This is more than enough to get nice smartphones unsubsidized, and extra savings too.
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Quote from green_key View Post :
smartphone prices for value plan are UNsubsidized, thus the much lower monthly service pricing. For some cases, like 3 posting above, original pricing is $195 monthly vs $110 monthly, saving of $85 monthly, or ~$2000 in 24 months. This is more than enough to get nice smartphones unsubsidized, and extra savings too.
thanks, it says we should buy tmobile phone under classic plan and then do a value plan add in to get the subsidized pricing + lower priced value plan. Do you know if this still works and this is the best way to go? How long will this last until we can do this above method.
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Quote from TrueAssassin View Post :
thanks, it says we should buy tmobile phone under classic plan and then do a value plan add in to get the subsidized pricing + lower priced value plan. Do you know if this still works and this is the best way to go? How long will this last until we can do this above method.
Yes it still works, you can get phones under class and then do a migration $200/line, to value plan. Look for t-mobile smartphone sales. Current sale is S2: http://slickdeals.net/f/5310348-T-Mobile-com-Samsung-Galaxy-S2-Free-after-25-MIR-FS-for-new-accounts-until-10-11

Maybe other smartphone sales, you can wait and hunt around. Note that some vendor like walmart, target, wirefly...etc have ADDITIONAL breakup fees on top of migration if you get subsidized smartphones from them. You will need to signup w/t-mobile on value plan BEFORE Nov 13, 2012 for this thread's promo.
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#1343
Quote from green_key View Post :
Yes it still works, you can get phones under class and then do a migration $200/line, to value plan. Look for t-mobile smartphone sales. Current sale is S2: http://slickdeals.net/f/5310348-T-Mobile-com-Samsung-Galaxy-S2-Free-after-25-MIR-FS-for-new-accounts-until-10-11

Maybe other smartphone sales, you can wait and hunt around. Note that some vendor like walmart, target, wirefly...etc have ADDITIONAL breakup fees on top of migration if you get subsidized smartphones from them. You will need to signup w/t-mobile on value plan BEFORE Nov 13, 2012 for this thread's promo.
+repped!
what happens after nov 13, i wanted to wait til black friday to get the s3 since its been as low as 0.01 for bf.
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Quote from TrueAssassin View Post :
+repped!
what happens after nov 13, i wanted to wait til black friday to get the s3 since its been as low as 0.01 for bf.
If signup value plan after nov 13, 2012, it's addition $5 per month for each 3rd, 4th or 5th line.

A possibility is: Buy S3 from costco end of Oct or beginning of Nov, and then convert to value plan before Nov 13, 2012 in t-mobile store. Costco have 30 days price guarantee, so if costco's S3 bf pricing is lower, you will money back, if you ask on the lower pricing date itself. Currently they do not have additional breakup fees, so it's just straight $200/line migration. Please double check, just in case they change their policy.
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#1345
Quote from TrueAssassin View Post :
+repped!
what happens after nov 13, i wanted to wait til black friday to get the s3 since its been as low as 0.01 for bf.
Quote from OP :
TMobile upcoming back-to-school promotion beginning July 1st offering promotional family plans with $5 Classic and $0 Value add-a-lines through November 13th, 2012. This promotional offering will offer savings of $5 per month, until January 2, 2014
heh OP beat me to it... damn minimum characters
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#1346
If I buy the smartphones before converting to a VALUE plan won't I have to pay a hefty migration fee?

Quote from green_key View Post :
Looks like you are paying $195 monthly for your current plan.

if you goto value plan before Nov 13, 2012 it's $110 monthly till Jan 2014, and then $125 monthly therefore. You will get:
Free nights & weekends, free t-mobile to t-mobile on all your lines. Corp/edu/vet discount can be applied.
2 lines unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at high speed, throttled therefore
1 line unlimited text/data with 2GB at high speed, throttled therefore, 500 minutes
2 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes
Please get your smartphone when/before you sign the value plan. After signing value plan, the smartphone pricing will GO UP since it'll no longer be subsidized. Read fine print in OP#1.

General baseline pricing, you can mix and match data with any line.
5 lines for $80: (2 unlimited talk/text) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each) << add $10 for 2GB, $20 for un-throttle data, $25 for 5GB, $25 for unlimited voice, $10 for unlimited voice any mobile to mobile
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#1347
Quote from ValpoMan View Post :
If I buy the smartphones before converting to a VALUE plan won't I have to pay a hefty migration fee?
it's case by case basis. Migration fees is upto $200 per line, look at op#1. For example, currently you are paying $195 monthly vs $110 monthly value plan, it's savings of $85 monthly or ~$2000 over 24 months. For example, you get 2 subsidized S3 for $200 each in classic plan. Migration fees is $400 for two phones. You will still save $1200 over 24 months, and still get 2 smartphones S3 for "free". bounce
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Quote from green_key View Post :
it's case by case basis. Migration fees is upto $200 per line, look at op#1. For example, currently you are paying $195 monthly vs $110 monthly value plan, it's savings of $85 monthly or ~$2000 over 24 months. For example, you get 2 subsidized S3 for $200 each in classic plan. Migration fees is $400 for two phones. You will still save $1200 over 24 months, and still get 2 smartphones S3 for "free". bounce
We took 80$ plan , and we are paying addition 60 $ in tax , they calculate your tax for each number on below cases .
In addition you took s3 + data -- the monthly bill you end up paying 240 to 250$

State & Local Sales Tax
Federal Universal Service Fund
Utility Use
State 911
County 911
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Quote from redmond.ran View Post :
We took 80$ plan , and we are paying addition 60 $ in tax , they calculate your tax for each number on below cases .
In addition you took s3 + data -- the monthly bill you end up paying 240 to 250$

State & Local Sales Tax
Federal Universal Service Fund
Utility Use
State 911
County 911
Sorry, I'm not understanding. Your service is $80 and you pay additional $60 in tax & fees for value plan ?? Yikes, what state are you in?? Confused

In my above scenario, he/she pays all his/her S3 cost +S3 tax +migration fees upfront, so NO additional charges for S3 monthly. The $110 monthly value plan already include data for 3 lines. So, assuming tax & fees of 15%, it's $126 monthly. Looking at wiki, there is discount of 10-15% easily via club/corp/edu/vet, so it's actually cheaper. Membership through the club is free.

Is your calculation different??
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#1350
was anyone able to go to costco to get the s3 phone for 179.99 for the classic plan and change into the value plan the same day?
Also if I have 5 lines will i be able to get 5 s3 and only 2 lines will have data plans while the other 3 lines doesn't?
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