149.99 - phone
13.87 - tax for my local zip
60.00 - unlimited talk & text
20.00 - 2.5GB data plan [required]
90.00 - Total incl. taxes
so 163.86 + 90.00 + 200.00 [ETF] = 453.86 to get an S4 after a month of service and paying the ETF
not bad....but the hassle is of dealing with TMobile might be the biggest headache...but then after downgrading the plan to their newer plans or even the $30 walmart plan, it's all worth it...
I got my unit for $475 without the hassle of dealing with Tmobile or Costco..
Has anyone actually tried this? In theory it's a good deal but it says pretty explicitly on the wirelessadvocates page "If for any reason you cancel your service or your service is terminated within 90 days of activation, the handset(s) you purchased must be returned in accordance with this return policy so we can continue to offer a value to Costco.com customers.".