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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 2,485 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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#31
500 each with free nights and weekends???
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#32
Quote from mason1ng View Post :
500 each with free nights and weekends???
yes, 500 minutes in addtion to free night and weekends

Quote from ZeroXD View Post :
Would all lines on this plan be eligible for discounted rates on phones? (5 x HTC One S, 5 x Samsung S2's?)
All lines eligible for discount for phone discount. If you get classic plan the smartphone will be at larger discounted. If you get value plan, you will need to pay full retail price. However, "retail price" is different from store to store....In my location, costco smartphone retail price is the cheapest.

Quote from psihog View Post :
can you still tether an android phone on 2GB@4G data? right now i have the old $30 unlimited data from last year.
At one time t-mobile offer free tethering for all smartphone data plan. I am not sure if this official free tether will work in this promo. You can also get free tether UNOFFICIALLY by rooting and installing custom rom. This method are phone specific, so do some homework. I know for certainty that window phone cannot be rooted to get free tether. Android phones are model and custom rom specific.
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#33
It will benefit you if you are eligible and goto value plan.
Quote from slickmig View Post :
im a little confused-- i got 4 lines 700 + my faves-- 2 have android data 25$ i pay around 160 after everythin.. heavy data users on the 2 lines wit data-- does this benefit me?
You cannot grandfather anything. So, no tzone, no myfaves, no....etc.
Quote from alreadyposted View Post :
I guess they won't let u keep tzones on this plan right?
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#34
Anyone knows how much the final bill would cost per month after all the fees and taxes, I'm guessing around $170? This is not a sarcastic question, just remember my old bills, $33 month, unlim text, came out to about $50 after fees, taxes etc.
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#35
Quote from green_key View Post :
It will benefit you if you are eligible and goto value plan.


You cannot grandfather anything. So, no tzone, no myfaves, no....etc.

so what would my price b? 2 wit data-- would like unlimited text-- minutes whatever
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#36
your possible choices on value plan:
5 lines for $100: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
or
5 lines for $120: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 5GB at 4G) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)

classic monthly plan will be more expensive.

Quote from slickmig View Post :
so what would my price b? 2 wit data-- would like unlimited text-- minutes whatever
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#37
In California, my tax and fees are about + 11%.
Quote from MrPobears View Post :
Anyone knows how much the final bill would cost per month after all the fees and taxes, I'm guessing around $170? This is not a sarcastic question, just remember my old bills, $33 month, unlim text, came out to about $50 after fees, taxes etc.
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#38
If I already had 5 smart phones, can I use mine?
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#39
You phone must be unlock, gsm and work with t-mobile frequency for the talk& text feature to work. Most AT&T USA phone qualify. However, data speed on USA AT&T smartphone will be slower, at 2G or edge speed, might be faster after t-mobile refarming by 2013. Sprint and Verizon are NO GO. For international phone, check to make sure it support t-mobile radio frequency.

Quote from yxu95 View Post :
If I already had 5 smart phones, can I use mine?
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#40
I am currently in TMobile classic plan with 3 smart phone (1.5 years left). I want to renew and switch to value plan using the smart phones I have. Can I do it?
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#41
Because u still have 1.5 years left, you will have to pay $600 migration fees ($200 each line). You can do it, but it's NOT worth it.

Quote from yxu95 View Post :
I am currently in TMobile classic plan with 3 smart phone (1.5 years left). I want to renew and switch to value plan using the smart phones I have. Can I do it?
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#42
Quote from green_key View Post :
Because u still have 1.5 years left, you will have to pay $600 migration fees ($200 each line). You can do it, but it's NOT worth it.
You can migrate from classic to value for 200 each line? Could you just sign upon classic for the discounted phone and then migrate right away to value and get in on this deal?
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#43
he he...u can try ....
In my opinion, it all works out to be the same...for example, in my local costco, smartphone on value plan is always $200 more than classic plan....so net zero gain/loss, it maybe different for other retail store which have smartphone "retail price" of gazillion dollars! Stick Out Tongue

Quote from falcoxx View Post :
You can migrate from classic to value for 200 each line? Could you just sign upon classic for the discounted phone and then migrate right away to value and get in on this deal?
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#44
So I recently got Sprint about 2 weeks ago and figured that the service sucks so I'm planning to cancel it since i have 14 days to do so guaranteed and switch over to this. Which is the better choice? This or $270/month but with 4 free samsung galaxy s2
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#45
if you are ONLY comparing pricing, then t-mobile will always be cheaper compared to Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. However, make sure you get good coverage for all your locations on t-mobile. This will be my major determination factor for t-mobile even before looking at plans.

PS. time for bed ZzZZzwave.... other feel free to chime in Smilie

Quote from Armoredx View Post :
So I recently got Sprint about 2 weeks ago and figured that the service sucks so I'm planning to cancel it since i have 14 days to do so guaranteed and switch over to this. Which is the better choice? This or $270/month but with 4 free samsung galaxy s2
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