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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

green_key 2,489 June 25, 2012 at 03:54 PM in Tech & Electronics (6) More T-Mobile Deals
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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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#2206
Anyone know if the old value plan no-data customers will get the free 500 MB now that
all plans are supposed to have 500 MB data. That would be sweet Smilie

New data options in my account are - add 4GB to 500Mb for $20 Frown
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#2207
Hey.
I just tried to add the free 3rd line for free until 2014 today but promotion ended. I told the rep that is line is backup and attempted to added this deal on march 23rd but tmobile had system update for the uncarrier plan so could not do it then. I told them if not free then I don't want the 3rd line. After she talked to loyal rep then offered 3rd line for $5/month with a $5 discount on data package of each data add on.
In short if I added data on all 3 line I save $15. While the 3rd is only $5.
Hope someone can replicate this.
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#2208
Quote from lanb View Post :
Anyone know if the old value plan no-data customers will get the free 500 MB now that
all plans are supposed to have 500 MB data. That would be sweet Smilie

New data options in my account are - add 4GB to 500Mb for $20 Frown
no. but you should switch if you already have unlimited TaT

Quote from ursdbz View Post :
Hey.
I just tried to add the free 3rd line for free until 2014 today but promotion ended. I told the rep that is line is backup and attempted to added this deal on march 23rd but tmobile had system update for the uncarrier plan so could not do it then. I told them if not free then I don't want the 3rd line. After she talked to loyal rep then offered 3rd line for $5/month with a $5 discount on data package of each data add on.
In short if I added data on all 3 line I save $15. While the 3rd is only $5.
Hope someone can replicate this.
Probably impossible to replicate that's a good deal but works out to what I had before I switched to New value. But you do realize you could have added another 2 lines for free and just rented them out for $15 per month?

Also does everyone realize that if you have the $100 for 5 lines (2 unlimited talk/text/data 2GB at 4G, 3 lines 500 minutes each but only average 1Gb per line that you should just switch to new value and spread that data out 5 lines and have 2.5GB while also getting the added bonus of minutes (and its unlimited so you really have unlimited data since, unless they are streaming media, nobody really needs more than 80KBps (i get 180/150 set to GSM reporting 2G))
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Quote from ursdbz View Post :
Hey.
I just tried to add the free 3rd line for free until 2014 today but promotion ended. I told the rep that is line is backup and attempted to added this deal on march 23rd but tmobile had system update for the uncarrier plan so could not do it then. I told them if not free then I don't want the 3rd line. After she talked to loyal rep then offered 3rd line for $5/month with a $5 discount on data package of each data add on.
In short if I added data on all 3 line I save $15. While the 3rd is only $5.
Hope someone can replicate this.

Wait which plans are you talking about:
The OP or the new UC plans?

Cause in the OP - I interpret to mean that you can add additional lines thru 01/14- is that not the case?
Do you have to state at the beginning when you sign the 2 year contract that you want lines 3-5??

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.
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#2210
Quote from lanb View Post :
Anyone know if the old value plan no-data customers will get the free 500 MB now that
all plans are supposed to have 500 MB data. That would be sweet Smilie

New data options in my account are - add 4GB to 500Mb for $20 Frown
I believe if you call t-mobile, it's $10 for additional 2gb (total 2.5gb) high speed w/tethering, then throttled w/o tethering, and additional $10 is added for add-a-line cost for 3rd, 4th and 5th.
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#2211
Quote from AvidBuyer View Post :
no. but you should switch if you already have unlimited TaT
No I just have 1000 mins which I never hit anyway. I was just looking for some free data Smilie

The best option may be what green_key suggested - call in for 2GB at $10.
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#2212
Quote from lanb View Post :
No I just have 1000 mins which I never hit anyway. I was just looking for some free data Smilie

The best option may be what green_key suggested - call in for 2GB at $10.
they have always had that
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#2213
Quote from F1Racer View Post :
Quote from ursdbz View Post :
Hey.
I just tried to add the free 3rd line for free until 2014 today but promotion ended. I told the rep that is line is backup and attempted to added this deal on march 23rd but tmobile had system update for the uncarrier plan so could not do it then. I told them if not free then I don't want the 3rd line. After she talked to loyal rep then offered 3rd line for $5/month with a $5 discount on data package of each data add on.
In short if I added data on all 3 line I save $15. While the 3rd is only $5.
Hope someone can replicate this.

Wait which plans are you talking about:
The OP or the new UC plans?

Cause in the OP - I interpret to mean that you can add additional lines thru 01/14- is that not the case?
Do you have to state at the beginning when you sign the 2 year contract that you want lines 3-5??

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.
The old Value plan.
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#2214
Quote from AvidBuyer View Post :
they have always had that
indeededed
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#2215
Since this old Value Plan was $100 for 5 lines 2 unlimited talk/text/data 2GB at 4G, 3 lines 500 minutes each.

The minutes and texts costs them next to nothing, what you are really paying for is the data.

So in effect on this plan you are paying $10 more for 1.5GB less data.

You should expect them to provide a better deal providing an additional 10-15% of value, unless somehow they have amazing success.

The best thing for the consumer would be for them to bump the data up to 750MB on the base plan (coincidentally that's exactly what I need). I expect a small savings on the device side instead.
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#2216
Anyone able to add just data without switching to the new plans? I just want to bump one of my lines to 2gb but can't do that on the portal. I already have my 5 lines and don't want to break the contract, etc.... What a pita..
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#2217
Has anyone successfully switched to the new plan while keeping lines 3-5 free?
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#2218
Anyone know if these plans are still available for new customers? Or are they all the $50 no contract ones now?
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#2219
Quote from MJY6087 View Post :
Anyone know if these plans are still available for new customers? Or are they all the $50 no contract ones now?
Only new plans are available.
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#2220
I was just about to change my 5-line Value plan from 1000 mines / 200MB (unlimited) -> 2GB (unlimited for just my 1 line), without affecting contract or my other lines. The rep (friendly) really was puzzled why I didn't want to just go to the new Unlimited Talk/Text 5-line, 500MB (unlimited), etc, when it was only $8/month more (before fees).

Summary:

My old plan $87/mo 5 lines, should be $92/mo 5 lines (fees included)

New plan would have been $97.75 + taxes/fees ($10-15?), a better "deal", more more $ regardless.

New plans are "better", but more money than what minimalists like myself have been using.
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