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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
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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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#2056
Quote from green_key View Post :
If you want latest Samsung phones like S3, S4, Note 2 then go classic, then switch for $200 per line. For nexus 4, sometimes (not always) classic plan has it free.
What's the advantage of doing this?
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#2057
Quote from F1Racer View Post :
What's the advantage of doing this?
Sometimes t-mobile website have S3 for $0 after $50 mail in rebate for classic. Forget about the rebate, since u will migrate to value plan, so total you will pay $50+$200+tax. If you buy this directly in value plan it'll be around $500-$600. Same for nexus 4, sometimes web special is $50 16 gb for classic, translating to $250 in value plan. Buying directly from google play is $350. It's still a saving.

Quote from darkoon View Post :
Just did a chat online, was told i would need to wait for 60 days if i wanted to switch from classic plan to value plan.
I would goto t-mobile store. Unless policy change recently, lots of people manage to get switch almost immediately. t-mobile chat is a big no-no. They make mistakes all the time, and it'll take more time and aggravation for correction. Also, what is their logic of 60 days???
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Quote from green_key View Post :
Sometimes t-mobile website have S3 for $0 after $50 mail in rebate for classic. Forget about the rebate, since u will migrate to value plan, so total you will pay $50+$200+tax. If you buy this directly in value plan it'll be around $500-$600. Same for nexus 4, sometimes web special is $50 16 gb for classic, translating to $250 in value plan. Buying directly from google play is $350. It's still a saving.


I would goto t-mobile store. Unless policy change recently, lots of people manage to get switch almost immediately. t-mobile chat is a big no-no. They make mistakes all the time, and it'll take more time for correction. Also, what is their logic of 60 days???
When have you seen the S3 for $0 after rebate for upgrades?
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Quote from Liquidus View Post :
When have you seen the S3 for $0 after rebate for upgrades?
two weeks ago...it comes and goes....

S4 is rumoured to come out in March/April 2013
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#2060
Quote from green_key View Post :
Sometimes t-mobile website have S3 for $0 after $50 mail in rebate for classic. Forget about the rebate, since u will migrate to value plan, so total you will pay $50+$200+tax. If you buy this directly in value plan it'll be around $500-$600. Same for nexus 4, sometimes web special is $50 16 gb for classic, translating to $250 in value plan. Buying directly from google play is $350. It's still a saving.


I would goto t-mobile store. Unless policy change recently, lots of people manage to get switch almost immediately. t-mobile chat is a big no-no. They make mistakes all the time, and it'll take more time and aggravation for correction. Also, what is their logic of 60 days???
Did both online chat and phone chat, their logic is that so people do not get the best of both worlds, they are apparently aware of this trick that many people use to get discounted phone then switch over to get discounted plans.
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#2061
Quote from darkoon View Post :
Did both online chat and phone chat, their logic is that so people do not get the best of both worlds, they are apparently aware of this trick that many people use to get discounted phone then switch over to get discounted plans.
if they are preventing people from switching from classic to value plan for xxx days, it HAS TO BE IN THE ORIGINAL classic contract. So, the question then, is what is in the classic contract when signed, any mention of 90 days??? how and what are the justification relating to the contract?

fyi, I did the change end of 2012. For others thinking of doing this now, just be caution, and ask (NOT to the same salesperson) if switch from classic to value can be done within a month???...
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#2062
Finally going to throw pride aside and ask for some guidance/help/suggestions.

I'm currently on a classic Family 1000 min with MyFaves, unlimited messaging, and one add a line. No data. [The MyFaves option greatly helps keeping us below the 1000 min cap]. My 15% corp discount helps reduce taxes by nearly half. My monthly bill averages ~ $ 98.

It's been years since I've upgraded. I'm giving serious consideration to upgrading to a smartphone, maybe two.

If you were in my shoes, what would you do? Go the Costco route, buy two or three high-end smartphone, wait a few days then pay the ETF and switch to a Value Plan? Switch to Value Plan and buy one smartphone out of pocket. Or ride out the current classic plan to see how the proposed TMo rate plan plays out (losing myFaves to unlimited talk would ease some concerns).

My last comment is in regards to how some of you all manage to get by with little or no talk minutes. How do you do it? Do you route all of your incoming/outgoing calls through VOIP on your smartphone?

Thank you
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#2063
Currently on a classic family plan with 3 lines, two lines are eligible for upgrade before March 23 and the third line will be eligible on April 1. Thinking about getting this deal with 1000 minutes plus texting family plan and 2GB of data each, how to make it work and how much I will pay monthly in 2013 vs. 2014? Thanks a lot.
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Quote from slis_grad View Post :
Finally going to throw pride aside and ask for some guidance/help/suggestions.

I'm currently on a classic Family 1000 min with MyFaves, unlimited messaging, and one add a line. No data. [The MyFaves option greatly helps keeping us below the 1000 min cap]. My 15% corp discount helps reduce taxes by nearly half. My monthly bill averages ~ $ 98.

It's been years since I've upgraded. I'm giving serious consideration to upgrading to a smartphone, maybe two.

If you were in my shoes, what would you do? Go the Costco route, buy two or three high-end smartphone, wait a few days then pay the ETF and switch to a Value Plan? Switch to Value Plan and buy one smartphone out of pocket. Or ride out the current classic plan to see how the proposed TMo rate plan plays out (losing myFaves to unlimited talk would ease some concerns).

My last comment is in regards to how some of you all manage to get by with little or no talk minutes. How do you do it? Do you route all of your incoming/outgoing calls through VOIP on your smartphone?

Thank you
1. Do you have really good T-Mo service in your area? This might be tough to answer but do a quick google search to see what your up/down speeds are. If they're good, you can use GrooveIP on Android or Talkatone on iPhone to take care of alot of quick conversations. In fact, I used those to make calls to Canada for free and it worked great (on different networks though. However, my mom and sister use GrooveIP on T-Mo and they say it works fine).

2. Bridge to Value works fine but try to take advantage of it when they have a sale going on (S3 being free, Note II being free, etc.)

3. Consider Craigslist.

4. Aren't they offering a completely new plan now? Also, I have a Nokia Lumia 810 and I can tell you, I LOVE Windows phones. They don't have a Voip solution yet but there are a few coming out soon. Nokia has also mentioned that they're coming out with a Lumia 920 aluminum variant. Something to certainly check out.
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#2065
Currently on a classic family plan with 3 lines, two lines are eligible for upgrade before March 23 and the third line will be eligible on April 1. Thinking about getting this deal with 1000 minutes plus texting family plan and 2GB of data each, How to make it work and how much I will pay for 2013 vs. 2014? Thanks a lot.
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Quote from dec101 View Post :
Currently on a classic family plan with 3 lines, two lines are eligible for upgrade before March 23 and the third line will be eligible on April 1. Thinking about getting this deal with 1000 minutes plus texting family plan and 2GB of data each, How to make it work and how much I will pay for 2013 vs. 2014? Thanks a lot.
If you didn't already figure it out on T-Mobile website, it's $90 for 3 lines, each with 2GB data. After the AAL promo is over, it'll be $105 for 3 lines.
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#2067
Well, I am happy to report that my friend Hwoody77 had delivered to his promises.

Those of you on the fence, go for it, you won't regret it! Big Grin
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#2068
Bump

Last chance to get $10 for 2GB throttled UNLIMITED value plan... Next week, new t-mobile plan will include unlimited minutes BUT $10 extra per 2GB of usage. Network priority will be also be starting for everyone.

Summary for family plan: if you want unlimited minutes for line 3, 4 or 5, then wait till March 28. If you don't need unlimited minutes or wanted "cheap" data, then get it now.

I hope I've helped some in SD with this thread. Just a way to thank everyone, and "payback" for the wonderful deals I've received. worship
PS. Remember to rep if you find this thread useful. This deal will be ending soon.
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Quote from green_key View Post :
Bump

Last chance to get $10 for 2GB throttled UNLIMITED value plan... Next week, new t-mobile plan will include unlimited minutes BUT $10 extra per 2GB of usage. Network priority will be also be starting for everyone.

Summary for family plan: if you want unlimited minutes for line 3, 4 or 5, then wait till March 28. If you don't need unlimited minutes or wanted "cheap" data, then get it now.

I hope I've helped some in SD with this thread. Just a way to thank everyone, and "payback" for the wonderful deals I've received. worship
PS. Remember to rep if you find this thread useful. This deal will be ending soon.
I havn't heard anything about Value plans being replaced by the "Uncarrier" plan you're referencing. Can you provide a source?
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#2070
http://www.tmonews.com/2013/03/br...-approach/ and http://www.tmonews.com/2013/03/t-...resellers/ state that all rate plans will be replace with one "convenient" rate plan for both the classic and value plan. Right now I'm trying to decide the value plan or take advantage of BTV.
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