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T-Mobile Stores [Newsroom Info] is offering existing Verizon Customers: Switching to T-Mobile from Verizon with a qualifying smartphone (free to keep your smartphone + number) and T-Mobile will pay off anything you owe on that phone when you sign up for T-Mobile ONE and Device Protection valid at participating locations. Thanks svsfan

To order by phone, call 1-866-437-9418

Note, typically within 15 days, you'll receive a digital prepaid MasterCard for your qualified paid off device. Participating customers need to insure their device with T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection Plus for $15/month.

Qualifying Smartphones
  • iPhone SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus
  • Google Pixel, Pixel XL
For Customers on AT&T + Sprint
  • Carrier Freedom offers AT&T + Sprint customers the ability to switch to T-Mobile. T-Mobile will also pay off your phone or early termination fee when you finance a new device at T-Mobile.
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Offer is valid for a limited time only; subject to change. New finance or leased device, qualifying credit, service, port-in, 60+ days with carrier, and timely redemption required. Refer to the forum thread for additional details or refer to the promotion newsroom for more info. - Discombobulated

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Switch from Verizon and T-Mobile will pay off device and you get to keep device. Requires $15 device protection plan.

In-Store only promotion - link [t-mobile.com]

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Limited time offer; subject to change. New financed or leased device (or if Verizon iPhone SE, 6S, 7, or Pixel BYOD, PDP+ required), qualifying credit, service, port-in, 60+ days with carrier, and timely redemption required. You must be active and in good standing when payment is processed; typically 15-30 days. 1 offer/subscriber; up to 5 lines. Card issued by Citibank N.A., member FDIC. Terms apply; card expires


As Verizon's network slows under the load of unlimited data, T-Mobile is throwing Verizon customers a lifeline. Now, Verizon customers can keep their smartphone when they switch—and get their phone paid off in full.

Bellevue, Washington — May 24, 2017 — Kicking off the Un-carrier's summer celebration with the first of three announcements with four great pieces of news, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) president and CEO John Legere today announced a spectacularly simple way for Verizon customers to switch to T-Mobile, keep their phone—and #GetOutoftheRed.



Starting May 31, Verizon customers with two of the most popular smartphones out there can walk (or run) into any T-Mobile store, put their phone on a faster network built for unlimited—and get that phone paid off in full. This limited time offer works whether you owe $1 or $1,000 on your phone—and gets you on T-Mobile ONE with device protection. With no more phone payments to make, that could mean thousands of dollars right back in your pocket. In addition, starting tomorrow and for a limited time, T-Mobile customers with two or more T-Mobile voice lines can get two additional lines for the price of one.

"After desperately launching unlimited, Verizon's network choked—while our network speeds surged. Today, T-Mobile has a whopping 23% speed advantage over Verizon," said Legere. "So, to kick off summer, we're going BIG right out of the gate and throwing a lifeline to millions of Verizon customers. Now, you can ditch Verizon, keep your phone, and we'll even pay it off for you! The latest superphones work GREAT on T-Mobile's network ever since we rolled out Extended Range LTE. So, now is the best time ever to #GetOutoftheRed!"

For years, carriers have led you to believe the phones you buy from them only work on their network. That's how it used to be, but no more. There is no such thing as a Verizon Pixel. It's just a Pixel, and today, many of the most popular smartphones, including the Pixel, work great on all networks. But the carriers still require you to trade-in a perfectly fine smartphone when you switch—simply to get you on the hook for a brand new device. Over the past four years, US wireless customers wasted more than $1.6 billion dollars trading in phones that work great. It's no surprise a full 75% of people say they wish they could keep their phone if they switched carriers. Enter the Un-carrier.

#GetOutoftheRed
T-Mobile is getting rid of the friction that customers experience when switching from Verizon—no more giving up your device, buying a new one and transferring your photos, contacts and apps. All that hassle—gone! Starting Wednesday, May 31, when you switch to T-Mobile from Verizon with a qualifying phone, you're free to keep your phone and your number—no trade-in required. Simply port in a number with T-Mobile ONE, pop in a new SIM, and you're all set. It's that quick and easy.

But it gets better. T-Mobile will also pay off anything you owe on that phone—whether you owe $1 or $1,000—for you and anyone else on your account when you sign on for T-Mobile ONE and device protection. That could mean thousands of dollars back for a family. And, you'll get paid faster than ever—typically within 15 days—with a digital prepaid MasterCard. So you'll get your money before your old carrier bill is even due.

Participating customers just need to insure their device with T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection Plus for $15 per month. For the first time ever, T-Mobile will protect your used phone. That's something that's never been done before by a major national wireless company. Up until now, customers had to give up their device protection if they switched networks, but T-Mobile is eliminating yet another barrier to switching and bringing your own device. The Un-carrier's got you covered, so you don't have to worry about losing that investment in your phone.

A Lifeline to Customers Trapped on Verizon's Sinking Network
The fact is, about 23 million Verizon customers say they are likely to switch carriers, according to a survey of Verizon postpaid customers. But, in reality, only around 9 million of them are expected to switch this year. That means 14 million Verizon customers want to leave but won't—because Big Red has them feeling trapped.

There are two big reasons those customers feel trapped. First, they feel locked in by phone payment plans, since they've got to come up with a big out-of-pocket payment if they leave. In fact, the average Verizon customer owes nearly $315 on their device. For a family, that could mean coming up with thousands of dollars to leave Verizon. Second, carrier customers feel trapped because of the time and the hassle involved in leaving. On average, it takes more than 3 hours to switch your family. And it can take up to a full day.

When you #GetOutoftheRed, there's no more moving your pictures, contacts and apps from one phone to another. Simply ditch Verizon and keep your phone.

And now, Verizon's network is slowing down ever since the carrier launched unlimited data earlier this year—with speeds slipping by as much as 14%—over 3Mbps—in recent weeks. And, given Americans' fast-growing appetite for mobile data, Verizon's network isn't likely to get a break anytime soon. Last year, US wireless customers' data usage surged a massive 42% over the year before, according to the CTIA.

But there's good news for US wireless customers. Unlike the carrier networks, the Un-carrier network was built for unlimited. So, even though T-Mobile customers' data usage leads all others, T-Mobile's lightning fast network actually got lightning faster during that time.

Plus, while Verizon de-prioritizes data for customers who use 22 GB, T-Mobile's prioritization threshold just keeps growing. Today, in fact, T-Mobile announced it is upping it to 32 GB—a 2 GB increase over last quarter. Why? Because that's what you can do with a network built for unlimited.

#GetOutoftheRed will be available for a limited time in T-Mobile stores nationwide starting May 31.
https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/new...he-red.htm
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Last Edited by kevil7 June 26, 2017 at 08:24 PM
If you decide to leave t-mobile, spend your cards before you leave or they may cancel your card. t-mobile has been known to remove remaining balance from their debit cards if you cancel service. Legal, I think not, but they have done it in the past and likely will continue to.

Spend your digital prepaid MasterCard before you cancel your t-mobile service.

Totally ILLEGAL. They also did this to my $500 ETF reimbursement for transferring from AT&T. FML... If anyone wants to start a class action... COUNT ME IN.. Hate T-Mobile cause of this. -OCDealSlicker

https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/s...eals%20LLC

The device payment agreement you have with Verizon must be at least 60 days old.
#GetOutoftheRed [t-mobile.com]

Bring your phone back to Verizon and get $200
Receive a $200 Visa Prepaid Card when you switch your number from any postpaid wireless carrier to Verizon and activate your iPhone SE, 6, 6+, 6S, 6S+, 7, 7+, Google Pixel, Pixel XL (Verizon carrier models only). You must submit for the offer within 30 days of activation and that same device must remain active for 45 consecutive days from activation date.
Enter a date 6/20 or later for offer to show
https://www.yourwirelessswitchcenter.com/#!/

For those who missed my previous post,

-I warned that if your number has been in a carrier freedom promo sometime in the past, they may deny your rebate this time.
-One of my numbers got denied for receiving $200 in the Magenta promo back in December. My friend owned that # at the time. They claim that if the # had any promo in the past related to porting in to T-Mobile, will disqualify you, regardless of who owned it.

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Phone must be active on big red for 60 days to qualify for this T-Mo promo.
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Can i go buy two Google pixels on Verizon right now and switch next week?
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Not exactly did you listen to the blurb about needing $15 /month insurance to do the switch from vz thing but the question is how fast can you rid of the insurance
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Can i go buy two Google pixels on Verizon right now and switch next week?
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Not sure how T-Mobile works, but do I have to sign up a 2yr contract with them then?
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As a T-Mobile customer already, can I use this as leverage for something?
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Can i go buy two Google pixels on Verizon right now and switch next week?
I am not sure. The details say something about 60+ days with carrier. Does that mean the new verzion account needs to be 60 days old or you need to stay with Tmo for 60 days?

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Limited time offer; subject to change. New financed or leased device (or if Verizon iPhone SE, 6S, 7, or Pixel BYOD, PDP+ required), qualifying credit, service, port-in, 60+ days with carrier, and timely redemption required. You must be active and in good standing when payment is processed; typically 15-30 days. 1 offer/subscriber; up to 5 lines. Card issued by Citibank N.A., member FDIC. Terms apply; card expire
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That's what it looks like free phones for switching.

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Phone must be active on big red for 60 days to qualify for this T-Mo promo.
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That's what it looks like free phones for switching.
Not exactly did you listen to the blurb about needing $15 /month insurance to do the switch from vz thing but the question is how fast can you rid of the insurance
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it says vzw account needs to be 60 days old, but can vz customer go out and buy 1k devices today to get them reimbursed on 31st? too bad prob no 1k phones that resell for 1k right now
Nice one. You will have to submit a finall bill from VZ for reimbursement. There they can find out if the phone has been active for less than 60 days.
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No contracts
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Not exactly did you listen to the blurb about needing $15 /month insurance to do the switch from vz thing but the question is how fast can you rid of the insurance
Says 15-30 days
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Where does it say this
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