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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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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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#1561
Quote from kcobra View Post :
Are the data rates ($10 per line for 2 gigs, $20 for unlimited and $25 for 5gigs with hotspot) part of this promotion or are they the standard rates for Tmobile Value lines now?
This is standard for all Value plan.
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#1562
so i got in on the best buy 25% and got 2x notes($247) 1x s3($99) and 1x s2($33). got the phones today and before activating the new lines I switched over to the value plan. They said they'll charge me $700 total migration fees instead of $800??? when I opened the boxes to the phones i noticed that the instructions say to call best buy mobile to activate the new lines. I already called t-mobile to switch the sim cards, they didn't mention anything about activating.

Does it matter who I call to switch the sim cards?

Also planning on getting a fifth line ... was told by the rep at tmobile that the promotion for free add a line value plan extended to 19th?
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#1563
Quote from cyrax78 View Post :
Did anyone order this online? All I got was an envelopes with the SIMs in it and a piece of paper saying how to return stuff. There is no other information whatsoever. How can I tell which SIM is which line and which one got the number transferred from AT&T?
How about make a test call using each SIM? Smilie
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Quote from jack_d12 View Post :
so i got in on the best buy 25% and got 2x notes($247) 1x s3($99) and 1x s2($33). got the phones today and before activating the new lines I switched over to the value plan. They said they'll charge me $700 total migration fees instead of $800??? when I opened the boxes to the phones i noticed that the instructions say to call best buy mobile to activate the new lines. I already called t-mobile to switch the sim cards, they didn't mention anything about activating.

Does it matter who I call to switch the sim cards?

Also planning on getting a fifth line ... was told by the rep at tmobile that the promotion for free add a line value plan extended to 19th?
hmmm i'm hoping this is true...i haven't seen anything released that says that though.

trying to switch my family but they're all dragging their feet ahhhhhh
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#1565
Tmobile loyalty dept. made me an offer today that I could not refuse on my second line ...another Note II for $169 with no activation fee, but I had to stay with my classic plan for this offer. They actually advised me not switch to value when inquired about the "Bridge to Value"

I wanted to wait until Nov. 16-17 for the Samsung sale but I couldn't resist. I ended up upgrading two of my lines in the past 7 days and I'm done for awhile.
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Quote from Quadbaby View Post :
Tmobile loyalty dept. made me an offer today that I could not refuse on my second line ...another Note II for $169 with no activation fee, but I had to stay with my classic plan for this offer. They actually advised me not switch to value when inquired about the "Bridge to Value"

I wanted to wait until Nov. 16-17 for the Samsung sale but I couldn't resist. I ended up upgrading two of my lines in the past 7 days and I'm done for awhile.
Loyalty does give great offers.. However, do your own calculation, sometimes classic is actually fantastic, sometimes not, depending on pricing of smartphones, number of lines, and features/data added. Generally, classic is great if you only need small number of lines, use little minutes, and/or don't need much data.

Note that sales people get more commission and residue on classic plan. Generally, they will recommend classic plan, so be aware of where their prospective comes from. Wink
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#1567
Quote from green_key View Post :
Loyalty does give great offers.. However, do your own calculation, sometimes classic is actually fantastic, sometimes not, depending on pricing of smartphones, number of lines, and features/data added. Generally, classic is great if you only need small number of lines, use little minutes, and/or don't need much data.

Note that sales people get more commission and residue on classic plan. Generally, they will recommend classic plan, so be aware of where their prospective comes from. Wink
You're probably right, however in my case my goal was to get the Note II for the lowest possible up front cost. The rep said that if I switch to the value plan now that i would have to go with the $250 down $20/month. Also i noticed that once you sign up for the value plan that you cannot take advantage of furture offers since most offers apply to only the classic plans. Alot of people are complaining on Tmobile forums bc they are stuck in a value plan and cannot migrate back to classic.

I'll switch to the value plan once i upgrade my last line in April.
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#1568
Wouldn't it be awesome if we knew someone that worked in the loyalty dept? I mean there are tons of people here. There has to be someone incognito that works in the loyalty department. worshipOMGworship

Stop hiding and hook us up!
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#1569
Is I possible to port number out of T-Mobile value plan to say sprint then migrate back to T-Mobile as a classic new activation?
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#1570
I dont think its 130 anymore...i am seeing a much higher price. Am I missing something?
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#1571
Quote from jack_d12 View Post :
Is I possible to port number out of T-Mobile value plan to say sprint then migrate back to T-Mobile as a classic new activation?
he he...yeah, a little loophole there...
port your number somewhere else for 3 months ? or is that 6 months, eg: free google voice, and then you can get that number back to classic again.

Ahem..or just continue to use google voice and forward all your calls to your "new classic t-mobile number" IMMEDIATELY, no longer slave to any telco service again... laugh out loud ..

the stupider the rules, the faster it gets broken....especially by SDer worship
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#1572
Can anyone confirm if activation is still free for the value plan? I tried signing up online, but it charges activation fee now.
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#1573
Quote from anh626 View Post :
Wouldn't it be awesome if we knew someone that worked in the loyalty dept? I mean there are tons of people here. There has to be someone incognito that works in the loyalty department. worshipOMGworship

Stop hiding and hook us up!
PM Hwoody77, he's helped me and a few others out with t-mobile deals recently.
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#1574
does changing plans within value plan extend your contract? I'm going to sign up for 1000 min for now but if I find that not enough and need to change to unlimited later, will that extend my contract?
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#1575
My mom signed up for the 1000 minute value plan this weekend with 4 lines total. Two of the lines have 2gb data. Two, no data. Signed up at a Tmobile store. They called into the loyalty dept for her to get the $10 off for 24 months. She protested until they dropped all the activation fees. Total bill with tax for the 4 lines is ~$86 per month here in TX according to the Tmobile CSR. I still need to find the best percentage off code to save a bit more money.
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