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T-holiday-deals Mobile Starts the Holidays with Gift of Unlimited LTE for Existing Customers

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Last Edited by AkumaX November 25, 2015 at 08:39 PM
Wow looks like we have a Tmobile hater down here. lets do some fact checking and corrections.

WoWa said "T-mobile is being intentionally misleading, let's break down the costs:

- 3 months of unlimited: You have to burn through all of your data plan data AND all of your stash before your "free unlimited" kicks in. Essentially they've replaced the 2G "punishment speed" with LTE for 3 months. Also no tethering included. Nobody will benefit from this unless they really try. May also require BingeOn enabled (language unclear). "

yes the language is unclear, but i would assume it to mean, if you have at least 3gb of data on your line, you have unlimited now for the next three months. Many people will benefit from this, maybe not slickdealers, but people that regularly go over will love it. not having to hit that slowdown is very nice, and much better than an extra 1gb that verizon was so generously giving away.

"- "Free" tablet costs: Minimum $10/month (1 GB of data as an additional tablet line if you have a smartphone line). It is a discount of $7/month for 24 months, or $168.

if you are on postpaid and have at least one voice line (which, why wouldn't you) you get the 10 auto discount on the mobile broadband. so this cuts your monthly costs in half, 240 over the 2 years. this is similar to all the other free tablet promos t-mobile has been running over the last year. this is also similar to other carriers deals for "free tablets" that require a 2 year contract.

" - 0 down/0 month Galaxy S6: $0/month for 18 months on Jump! on Demand - requires an eligible trade-in. You can return it at the end of the 18 months (lol), or pay off the remaining balance on the payments (which should be around $145. Insurance not included (optional @ $8/month). If lost/damage, you'd pay the remaining balance."

wow there is a lot of misinformation here. this is on their jump on demand plan, which is a lease, however, you can always buy out the phone and keep it for 25% the full cost. (~145) so yes, you can keep the phone when the lease is done. if you lose it, you can finish the 18 month term and pay the buyout cost to "keep" the phone you lost.
The special that is coming back is if you trade in a qualifying device, you get an additional $180 discount. Normally, if you have no trade in you pay $24 per month (18x24=$432). Qualifying device trade in would be $10 per month (18x10=$180). Meaning they only give you about (432-180) $252 value on a normal trade in. But in this case, they'll value your device trade in at the $432. End of lease, you can buyout for close to $150. The final price will be roughly about $582. The list of qualified device is very limited and may not be worth trading in. An S5 or Note4 may be the only ones worth trading in.

- $100 "off" Samsung table: You get $0 off in fact. You pay full retail price, then you get a rebate for $100 eight weeks later in the form of a pre-paid master card.

This happens every day on slick deals, i see post for something for free after mail in rebate, or for 230 after 30 mail in rebate. this is the exact same thing. there is no mail in rebate form to fill out however, if you meet the qualifications, you will automatically be sent the card.

"Ultimately T-Mobile likes to call itself the "Uncarrier" but all I read is big headlines with a bunch of "gotchas" trying to catch customers out, exactly what the other carriers/cable companies do, and exactly what nobody likes.

T-mobile adds more and more small print every time they do a promotion. Their language is also confusing with pages often contradicting one another, and the "learn more" links taking you to pages without more information. Or telling you to go to a store for additional details. Once at the store, each employee has their own version of the "details" because everything was only verbally communicated to them just adding to the whole confusion."

"Even now, it is impossible to calculate exactly how much "Jump! On Demand" costs you because they refuse to provide a calculator and their language is so intentionally vague."

It is definitely not impossible to calculate jump on demand. the phone costs exactly the same wether paid full retail, financed or JOD. only difference between finance and JOD is tax is paid upfront for finance, and on the monthly for JOD. also with jump on demand there is no need for insurance in order to take the benefit of upgrading 3X a year.

if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask me :]



What is the Unlimited Data Gift offer?
To show our appreciation this holiday season and say thank you to our customers, starting December 1st we are giving you Unlimited 4G LTE data on your smartphones on our network for the next 3 months.

Who is eligible for the gift of Unlimited Data?
Simple Choice postpaid customers not already on an unlimited 4G LTE data plan, who have Binge On(TM) enabled, are eligible. This includes @Work and promotional Simple Choice rate plan customers. You must be on a qualified plan as of November 23rd to be eligible. Mobile internet plans and stackable @Work plans are not eligible. This promotion is for smartphone data only. You can use your current plan's data and your Data Stash(R) for Smartphone Mobile Hotspot(R) (tethering) as normal.

When can I start using my Unlimited data?
Starting December 1st if you have Binge On(TM) enabled you will have access to Unlimited 4G LTE data for 3 months. If you disable Binge On(TM) or switch plans you will no longer get the benefit of the Unlimited data gift.

What do I need to do to get this offer?
Nothing! Your Unlimited data gift will automatically be applied to your account if you have Binge On(TM) enabled.



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lol currently has 10GB but used only 1/3 of that Smilie
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The article says it's for all postpaid Simple Choice customers, but then it also says that they must have Binge On enabled. Last I checked, the $50/mo plan does not include Binge On. So does that mean $50/mo customers also don't get this unlimited LTE data?
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If a phone on a T-Mobile plan is not ordinarily getting LTE, but rather only HSDPA/UMTS, does that phone still get unlimited data for those three months? Or does T-Mobile carefully distinguish between LTE data and HSDPA/UMTS data?
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I wonder if this will kick in with their Temporary Promotions are Permanent deal. Smilie
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i am hoping they mean exactly what they say. All simple choice customers. Binge on is just a feature you turn on in the t-mobile.com. There is nothing that says about having to be on at least 3gb data and above to get the unlimited LTE for three months. But i understand it does need clarification.
Someone twitter John and ask?
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Quote from screeny View Post :
The article says it's for all postpaid Simple Choice customers, but then it also says that they must have Binge On enabled. Last I checked, the $50/mo plan does not include Binge On. So does that mean $50/mo customers also don't get this unlimited LTE data?
it's confusing because in the first paragraph it says...

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First up, the Un-carrier is giving the gift of unlimited high-speed data for your smartphone - for the next three months - to every single one of its postpaid Simple Choice customers.
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Does anyone know what the eligible trade ins are for the s6?
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I've got a legacy unlimited plan, so thanks for nothing, TMobile.
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I see something about a free S6 on lease. I can't find any information on it though :/
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Quote from screeny View Post :
The article says it's for all postpaid Simple Choice customers, but then it also says that they must have Binge On enabled. Last I checked, the $50/mo plan does not include Binge On. So does that mean $50/mo customers also don't get this unlimited LTE data?
Having it enabled is separate from actually having unlimited Binge viewing.. You still benefit by having it enabled for streaming not using as much data.
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How do i activate this?
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I've got a legacy unlimited plan, so thanks for nothing, TMobile.
If they wanted to make it a real treat, they would bill credit everyone paying extra for unlimited data addons.
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As a former grandfathered family plan member who's been migrated to an unlimited Select Choice plan, I don't think I have any incentive to keep Binge On turned on. The incentive that they give to Simple Choice unlimited data plan customers is a free Vudu rental once a month as long as they keep Binge On active. I don't think I'm going to get that, since the incentive that they gave for Music Freedom was free Rhapsody unRadio, and that's being offered to me at $4.00/mo, the normal rate for all T-Mobile customers.
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