Welcome to the updated Slickdeals redesign beta. Learn more and give us feedback. Or, return to the classic view.

Search in
Forum Thread
T-Mobile Discounts, Deals and Coupon Codes

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
Deal
Score
+229
565,227 Views
Buy Now

Thread Details

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

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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

----------------------------------------------------------------------
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.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
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
----------------------------------------------------------------------
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

----------------------------------------------------------------------
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

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

2,390 Comments

3 4 5 6 7

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#61
My parents just upgraded their 500 minute classic family plan with 5 phones, and renewed the contract about 2 weeks ago. They should be able to call in, and switch to $5 per extra line today as long as they renew the contract, correct?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#62
Quote from sikfahn View Post :
Uh. am I missing something, but it says the price is effective until Jan 2014, so between Jan 2014- July 2014, you'll have to pay the normal price?

Yes, the $5 off goes away 1/2/14
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#63
Anyone called in and got the deal yet?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#64
My contract ended last month, but not sure if its classic or value though...

How much more would the classic plan be over the prices in the first post? I need 5 new phones (2 smart) and wondering if its worth doing classic over value
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#65
Quote from dannyboy1191 View Post :
My contract ended last month, but not sure if its classic or value though...

How much more would the classic plan be over the prices in the first post? I need 5 new phones (2 smart) and wondering if its worth doing classic over value
Believe that depends on how much data you want.

http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plan...-Ultd-Data

According to that if you want 2gb of(high speed)data then its $140 a month.

Not sure if there are in store deals that are not shown on website like the other plan though. But thats the best info I can provide for ya.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#66
500 minutes and unlimited text per line
(available in T-Mobile stores only)
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#67
Quote from stasek View Post :
Sell your VZ iphones on CL.... Smilie
Hmmm,,,, just maybe,,,, heh heh! Now to look up the prices for a cpl i4's and a 4s....
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#68
Quote from GreysFan View Post :
Hmmm,,,, just maybe,,,, heh heh! Now to look up the prices for a cpl i4's and a 4s....
When in doubt, there's always Cowboom Smilie
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#69
The $35 per line activation fee starts to add up once to have many lines. Any promos on that as well?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#70
for costco wireless, it's "free new activation". Also overheard same thing on t-mobile retail store.
http://www.costco.com/Service/Fea...o=11531041

Quote from poorgrad View Post :
The $35 per line activation fee starts to add up once to have many lines. Any promos on that as well?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#71
Quote from green_key View Post :
Per costco wireless, it's "free new activation" ...
http://www.costco.com/Service/Fea...o=11531041
Does Costco offer the value plans?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#72
The Costco Wireless site only shows classic plans.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#73
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.
For 5 lines : (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 5GB at 4G) + (3 line unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each)

I am paying ~$147 total with taxes on 5 unlocked aftermarket smart phones. Everyone is pretty happy in my house with the deal. Just wish i could add a 6th line to the plan for my wife's mom. I got it about a year ago through retention. Also my rate includes a 12% corp. discount.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#74
yeah...ALL my local costco in Sillicon Valley, CA do offer the $0 add a line for value plan or $5 for classic plan yummy I suspect most local costco offer value plan, just give them a call, and SPECIFICALLY ask for value plan. They just don't promote it as much.

Quote from Woosh View Post :
Does Costco offer the value plans?
Quote from poorgrad View Post :
The Costco Wireless site only shows classic plans.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#75
Wow, this deal is incredible. This is tempting enough that I may get a cheap phone and try their $30 plan to see if coverage is ok. I'm paying $140/month for my smartphone and two dumbphones on Verizon, and I need to move another smart phone into my plan. This would save me a ton of money.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 5 of 160
3 4 5 6 7
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Slickdeals Price Tracker
Saving money just got easier.
Start Tracking Today
Copyright 1999 - 2015. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / DMCA Notice  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)