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T-Mobile Galaxy S II No Contract for $299 @ Walmart & Walmart.com

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NEW: Walmart Family Mobile is doing $100 in bill credits on their smartphone activations. Details here: http://slickdeals.net/f/5461136-Walmart-Family-Mobile-Giving-Out-100-in-Bill-Credits-for-New-Smartphone-Activations-11-5-1-6

Available at Walmart Wireless locations now & Now available on Walmart.com

T-Mobile No-Contract Galaxy S II for $299 with activation in store on one of the following:
T-Mobile Prepaid Monthly 4G - $30 and up monthly plans. Monthly 4G Kits Have Arrived!
Walmart Family Mobile Activation or Verification of Current Account

New activation of Walmart Family Mobile (REQUIRES $25 activation kit, which includes SIM card)


Now Available with a $30 Prepaid Card Bundle @ Walmart.com [thatsitguys.com] for $329.99

(added additional info above for further clarification) 9/3/2012


Details for In-Store Purchase:
Existing Walmart Family Mobile customers are able get the $299 deal, just verify your telephone number and PIN to purchase the phone. Existing Monthly 4G Customers cannot get the deal - however they can activate the new phone and should be able to call in to transfer their previous account info into the new account.

I'll be answering questions here (also on the page linked below). Walmart does have these, look at the photos on the page. Ask someone competent in the Walmart Connection Center and ask if they have them in stock. They got the update on their computers last week (8/6/2012) on the deal and how it works. Stores received them between August 8th through the 13th - some earlier.


Source:
In-Store Deal
http://www.thatsitguys.com/news/t...almart-349

Walmart.com Deal
http://www.thatsitguys.com/news/t...almart-com

UPC:
WFM Variant: 610214630827
T-Mobile Prepaid Variant: 610214630810

Thanks to pacersman for the M4G UPC

Adding this to clear up questions
There seems to be a lot of incorrect assumptions on here as well as a lot of misinformation being given. Let me clarify everything. Also, it would be worth reading the info listed in the source.

This deal works ONLY at Walmart stores in the Connection Center. Stores should have received them and should have the info tags posted next to their Walmart Family Mobile display. There are no additional discounts or rebates available on this. The Galaxy S II is $570 outright, so you are effectively getting this phone for $270 off already.

There are two separate ways to attain the Galaxy S II for $299 in store:
¤ Activate a Walmart Family Mobile account. This will require a $25 activation kit, which includes your WFM SIM card. For more info on that, view the source. Existing customers of WFM should be able to get this deal after confirming their account.

¤ Buy the Prepaid variant - aka, the T-Mobile Monthly 4G Branded Box. This includes the Prepaid SIM card in the box, which they will activate for you. You must get a monthly plan valued at $30 and up.

Not all stores have these phones yet, but that has to do with their ordering system and their competence.

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#1126
I've had this phone for about 3 weeks now. After rooting and removing/freezing many un-needed apps/services (Titanium Backup Pro) I'm getting 3-4 days of standby with very lite use. I've posted links in this thread already, but start here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/f...php?f=1329

The above forum is specific to the T-Mobile T989 phone, the one in this thread.

I am running JediKnight v3 ROM at the moment. Very promising.

I do not use any task killers of any kind, other than CPU Sleeper, which turns off CPU 1 during sleep. BetterBatteryStats (free to XDA members) helped to track down battery sucking culprits too.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1179809

It's a lot of reading, but there are no short cuts worth taking. Learn, learn, learn.

My 2 cents
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#1127
Quote from polineyu View Post :
How to activate the Value plan card for the prepaid phone?
You place your SIM in the phone and call T-Mobile to activate. No cost to activate with the Value plan.
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#1128
Ok I finally completed my process with T-Mobile

I was able to buy 2 Galaxy SII from T-Mobile website for $0, no mail in rebate and no activation fee (promotion Sunday night)

After a week in a half I successfully transferred the phones to the $30 prepaid Unlimited Data and Text (it needs to get approved by a "supervisor")

I only had to pay $200 ETF by phone plus 1.5 weeks on an $80 plan for both. This saved me the TAX from walmart ($40) and $200 at purchase.

So far Grove IP has been great and the 4G coverage is ok in my area.

I hope that helps
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#1129
Almost 2 months and this is still going lol
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#1130
Quote from meleniumshane90 View Post :
Almost 2 months and this is still going lol
Also amazing that you only have 51 reps, for a good deal and a long-lived thread.

FYI, *#0011# puts you into a service mode that allows you to see some of the phone's radio parameters. I thought, after looking at a few online videos and pics, there was a RF jack underneath the upper-left black paper on the back of the phone. I picked at the paper and found out I ripped the GPS antenna circuit trace instead. I was able to patch it with some HVAC foil tape and creative cutting.
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#1131
So if I buy this one: http://www.walmart.com/ip/T-Mobil...d/21631986

I can just pop in my current T-Mo sim card and use it on my existing T-Mobile plan?
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#1132
Quote from Albo23 View Post :
So if I buy this one: http://www.walmart.com/ip/T-Mobil...d/21631986

I can just pop in my current T-Mo sim card and use it on my existing T-Mobile plan?
yes, but you will also have the $30 airtime "pin" from what i read if you buy the phone and the $30 card they e-mail you the "pin", and you cant return it, so if you just want the phone, you should check the walmart store insted
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#1133
Can someone tell me why this phone does not include ear plugs for $300 or was it just me?

Edit - found this - http://support.t-mobile.com/message/84420
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#1134
Quote from wicked2k9 View Post :
yes, but you will also have the $30 airtime "pin" from what i read if you buy the phone and the $30 card they e-mail you the "pin", and you cant return it, so if you just want the phone, you should check the walmart store insted
http://www.e-deliverygroup.com/faq/

Q: How do I return this product?
A: There are no returns or refunds on prepaid cellular phone cards or electronically fulfilled PIN numbers.
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#1135
Still trying to figure out if the T989 will work on ATT or other networks? Is the Galaxy Nexus more versatile?
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#1136
Quote from marksatterfield View Post :
Still trying to figure out if the T989 will work on ATT or other networks? Is the Galaxy Nexus more versatile?
if you unlock it
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#1137
Quote from marksatterfield View Post :
Still trying to figure out if the T989 will work on ATT or other networks? Is the Galaxy Nexus more versatile?
I don't see why not if it's unlocked???? The only issue you might have is the internet. 3G/4g not sure which
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#1138
Quote from screenname View Post :
if you unlock it
Quote from dorkiedoode View Post :
I don't see why not if it's unlocked???? The only issue you might have is the internet. 3G/4g not sure which
I think you guys are right... but someone (a few people?) posted that the T989 radio/network capabilities does not allow internet access (or maybe high speed internet?) on ATT, but I cannot find anything to say that the Galaxy Nexus is different.

I've found a link that says ATT is using LTE, and it is not clear to me if the T989 is capable of the same LTE as ATT is working on.

Do you guys know if the T989 has the same radio/network capabilities as the Galaxy Nexus (which is the only other contender right now, I'm not interested in the ATT branded skyrocket).
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#1139
Quote from thelatest2008 View Post :
Also, this sim gives me email access on my dumb phone. its an older samsung phone slider with 3 G. So I know my data is not blocked or anything.



Unlocked by T-Mobile. Officially. Not from ebay or anything.
Hi, you posted in the Wiki that the T989 doesn't work with ATT Data? (I think you posted it). Is that confirmed?

Also, if it is confirmed, do you know if a Samsung Galaxy Nexus would work better?

Also, how did you get it unlocked by Tmo? I called, they said I have to be a customer for 60+ days before they'll unlock it.
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#1140
It sounds you paid $200 ETF total for 2 phones rather than $200 for each phone. How did you do that?

Quote from jivv View Post :
Ok I finally completed my process with T-Mobile

I was able to buy 2 Galaxy SII from T-Mobile website for $0, no mail in rebate and no activation fee (promotion Sunday night)

After a week in a half I successfully transferred the phones to the $30 prepaid Unlimited Data and Text (it needs to get approved by a "supervisor")

I only had to pay $200 ETF by phone plus 1.5 weeks on an $80 plan for both. This saved me the TAX from walmart ($40) and $200 at purchase.

So far Grove IP has been great and the 4G coverage is ok in my area.

I hope that helps
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