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Metro by T-Mobile Corporate Stores (store locator) have the 128GB OnePlus Nord N10 5G Smartphone for Free when you Port-In A Non-T-Mobile / T-Mobile MVNO Number to a New Line of Metro prepaid wireless phone service (plans start at $40/one line or $70/two lines).

Thanks to community member lxtng for finding this deal.

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  1. Visit any participating Metro by T-Mobile Corporate store location (pricing and fees may vary at "Authorized Dealer" locations, so Corporate stores are highly recommended).
    • How to find a Corporate store: Click Here, select "Filter" on the page, check off the "Corporate" box, then search your zip code.
  2. Port-in an eligible non-T-Mobile or T-Mobile-based MVNO number to a new line of prepaid service on Metro by T-Mobile (starting at $40/line).
    • A "non-T-Mobile number" means it must not have been active on the T-Mobile network within the past 180 days.
  3. Bringing your eligible number will qualify you to receive a 128GB OnePlus Nord N10 5G Metro Smartphone for Free (reg. $299.99) after instant rebate (applicable sales tax will be due at time of sign-up)
    • A valid form of identification is required at time of sign-up to verify your address and other necessary account information (no credit check required)
    • Device can be unlocked after 180 days on Metro.
    • Limit 2 per household.
    • Activation fees (usually $20 per phone) are currently being waived for as a limited time promotion (may vary by location).
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  • 6.49" 2400x1080 IPS 90Hz display (20:9 aspect ratio, 406 ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G octa-core processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
  • microSDXC card slot (up to 512GB supported)
  • Main Cameras (quad system): 64MP (wide), 8MP (ultrawide), 2MP (depth), 2MP (macro)
  • Selfie Camera: 16MP
  • 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear mounted)
  • Dual Speakers
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB 2.0 Type C Port w/ 30W Fast Charging
  • 4300 mAh Battery
  • Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.5)
  • Next-generation 5G mobile network capability
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In store only. Need to go to corp store. Auth dealers are shady. Both N10 and N100 are free. Limit 2 per household, ID check required. Need to sign up for new plan for the first month. Cheapest 2 line plan is $70. So $35 net cost each phone.

Best case scenario, get 2 N10 and 2 other free phones (N100, LG Stylo 6, Samsung A21) on $100 plan 4 lines with unlimited data. LG and Samsung free phones are limited for 2 port-in and 2 new lines. One can get 2 free N10 with port in and 2 free N100/LG/Samsung as new line. Store may add insurance and other charges, be firm and decline. Many stores enforce $120 plan instead of $100 plan for 4 lines. The $120 plan include tethering. Can call 800 number to switch plan and get refund after signing up instore. There should be no tax on phones, and no tax on plan.

Some reported N10 5G only works on T mobile network. Be aware.

N10 Phone specs:
5G Capable
Warp Charge 30T with 4300mAh Battery
90 Hz Smooth Display
6.49" FHD+ LCD
Quad Camera System
128GB Storage (Expandable up to 512GB)
Price may vary in store

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Free OnePlus device offers: For a limited time at participating Metro® by T-Mobile stores, purchase either a OnePlus Nord N10 5G or a Nord N100 and port-in an existing eligible wireless number to one of the devices and receive an instant rebate off the full retail price of a OnePlus Nord N10 5G OR a Nord N100; each requires validation of name, address, and date of birth provided through independent database and presentation of matching identification. Excludes phone numbers currently active on the T-Mobile network or on Metro by T-Mobile in past 180 days. Limit two (2) total Switcher Instant Rebates per account/household: Provided in form of credit against regular purchase price at time of sale and have no cash value. See store associate for complete details. Sales tax not included and is collected in accordance with state and local laws. Certain restrictions apply. No rain checks. Offer available while supplies last.

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Last Edited by itsokayla February 22, 2021 at 09:54 AM


**Offer Ending on 2/26**

2/16/21:
deal as originally started appears to be dead. the Activation fee is no longer waived.

1/23/21:
appears the metro store starting to profile customer as the enter store
(as potential fraud and those that will be with metro only 1 month) :

as u signup, mention u r paying too much with your current carrier.
confirm on many occasions that the monthly recurring price is $100 tax included.
this will give them impression u will continue to be customer for more than 1 month.

1/20/21:
at some authorized dealers (AD)
A few users are reporting getting 4 x $100 deal.
no tax. no fees.
$100 cash, out the door, 4 phones, 2 n10 & 2 n100.
YMMV. Doesn't hurt to try.

regardless. if you are paying more than $100. or $120.
in total. make sure u find out why.
this is true for both corporate stores and authorized dealers.
get explanation of charges, before u pay.

1/19/21:
Only 2 lines qualify for free N10 as confirmed by Corporate Store.
The most popular deal is 2 of N10 + 2 of the n 100 for ~$120 ONLY.
meaning out the door by paying ~$120.



Best case scenario (provided by OP):

New users:
One person can get 2 free N10s (the newly released 5g phone) and 2 other free phones (more budget type phones)
(N100, Samsung A21, LG Stylo 6, Revvl4+, etc) on $100 plan (4 lines with unlimited data). A complete list of phones can be found here [metrobyt-mobile.com]. The 2 N10s need to be port-in. The other 2 phones need to be new-line (Metro provides you new phone numbers). Different phones can be mixed in the 4 line plan. Example: 1 N10 free, 1 iphone SE for $99, 1 Samsung free, 1 LG free. Many stores enforce $120 plan instead of $100 plan for 4 lines. The $120 plan includes tethering. There should be no tax on phones , and no tax on plan & no activation fee. [there are 2 types of stores "corporate store" (CS) & "authorized dealer" (AD)...CS generally will not charge tax. AD will generally charge tax...best to try CS if u can...most common store is AD....CS are less common and can be a bit of a drive depending on where u live] [for a limited time the $20 AF is waived]

Note, 4 free phones for $100 out of door is the best case scenario, YMMV. Number of free phones allowed, phone plan, autopay requirement, status of port in numbers, activation fee, tax, etc. all YMMV depending on store and rep. Read more details below.

If the store near you is oos, check back later. The N10 was released on 1/15, not all stores have stock from day 1.


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pro tips from desi babu

for most every metro deal:

1.
go to a corporate store [CS] (do not go to authorized dealers [AD]).
CS generally will not charge tax on free phones nor will they charge AF during this promo
[for a limited time]
AD will likely charge tax ..so avoid AD if possible.

to add: most AD may not have the popular phones in stock, like the N10.
it would make sense that Metro send most of the stock to its own CS

general consensus:
Most Metro employees (both CS & AD) will practice in less than ethical behavior.
CS will be less shady.

2.
go near closing time. they will try to help u asap so they can go home on time.
typically the rep is required to open phone, insert sim card make a call. this is normal.
if u really want a sealed phone, going closer to closing may increase your chances.

3.
know exactly what u r paying for before u leave store. some times they say insurance is required. this is generally a lie. refuse insurance. i like to pay with cash. if the cost is more than $120, i want to know why.

4.
get name of the person u r dealing with.

5.
metro phones are initially locked to metro for first 6 months.

(locked to metro means u can only use on metro.
not tmoblle, not sprint. not ting. not mint. metro. only metro.)

metro phones will generally auto unlock after 180 days.
this is TRUE even if u ONLY pay for one month.

here is from metro site
Unlock eligibility requirements
We unlock mobile devices that meet the following eligibility criteria free of charge:
* The device must be purchased from Metro by T-Mobile.
* The device must not be reported as lost, stolen or blocked.
* One hundred eighty (180) days must have passed since the device's activation date.


no where is it list u need to be paying for 6 months.

historically:
people generally pay for the first month.
then simply leave the phone in a drawer for next 5 months.

[if needed, yes, u can use on wifi during the 5 months ]

known as " the drawer method"

and on day ~180,
start the phone.
there is an app on metro android phones called "unlock"
this will unlock phone.

this may change at any time

do not port out.
simply let number die.
this has greatest chance of success based on user feedback.

if u port out, the phone may unlock as well.
need more data points to say definitively.

6.
look to ebay for numbers to port. will cost ~$3-$10.

u will need to port in numbers that have not been on t mobile system in last 90 days.
(like att, verizon, cricket etc...some have reported boost/tello [from sprint side] even work)

[however, given all these porting deals from many carriers, it is entirely possible , that a number currently on att, or verizon etc, came from t mobile recently, in which case it will not qualify]

keep this in mind. if u buy a number from ebay that is on {for example} cricket, there is no 100% guarantee it will work

GOOGLE VOICE will not be eligible to port into Metro.

reminder:
to port a number , 3 (ONLY THREE NOT MORE) items are needed.
i)the phone number
ii)account number with the loosing carrier
iii)port pin.

alternate method to check if your number is eligible for port:
call CS in Dublin, CA: 925-551-7111
(wait 17 seconds. press option 3. a live person will answer)
ask them.

nothing special about Dublin.
in fact pick any other CS in California that lists number on metro website.
so the dublin store is not bombarded with same question.
and then comes looking for me (desi_babu)

other store #:
510-797-8290
408-369-2201
408-260-0748
650-298-0404

same process..(wait 17 seconds. press option 3. a live person will answer)



7.
id verification is now being required for some deals.
they will ask for your Driver license .
and enter into system. technically u r not allowed more than 4 free phones in 180 days.
many have tried. some have succeeded in getting more phones after 30 days.
so it is unclear on whether or not you will be accepted or rejected if you did a deal like this
in the past 180 days and gave them you DL.

u may also get lucky and they may not even ask for your id.

infact,
most speculate there really isnt any "database" where they can determine when u got the last deal

best advice: just try it. worse they can do is say no


For this specific deal:

1.
insist on the 4 lines for $100 deal.
but accept 4 lines for $120 deal.

alternatively u can get:
one n10 for $40 with port of 1 number.
two n10 for $80 with port of 2 numbers.

100 or 120 for 4 free phones of this quality are both GREAT deals.

frankly speaking, if u can get 4 phones for even 120, id say go for it.
dont chase the 4 x 100.


i would suggest u NOT do auto pay.

main reason i pay with cash

however others have suggested u can do auto pay and then simply cancel later .
if u do auto pay u have to give them a cc or debit card

i prefer not to give a cc . and deal only with cash.

tip from user googlephone:
you can tell them that you know the $120/4 lines promotion but that is a different promotion with hotspot and amazon prime membership and you want the $100/4 lines promotion. It will show that you are knowledgeable and they are less likely to lie to you anymore

and...

For those who were forced on the $120/4 lines with autopay on, they can not turn off autopay in their account if their account shows no saved payment method but autopay is on. They need to call customer service to turn off autopay. Some stores setup the autopay so that the user/owner can't even see the saved payment method for autopay. As a result, the users can't turn off autopay by themselves but their payment method is actually still in the system and autopay will continue if they don't cancel it. This is another trick played by those stores: forcing users to autopay without ability to turn off.



2.
u will need to port in 2 numbers that have not been on t mobile system in last 90 days.
(like att, verizon, cricket etc...some have reported ting/tello [from sprint side] even work)

[however, given all these porting deals from many carriers, it is entirely possible , that a number currently on att, or verizon etc, came from t mobile recently, in which case it will not qualify]

GOOGLE VOICE WILL NOT QUALIFY

keep this in mind. if u buy a number from ebay that is on {for example} cricket, there is no 100% guarantee it will work

when u port in 2 numbers u can get 2 free n10 (the 5 g phones).
then u can get 2 other phones with a number that metro will assign u.
but for those 2 lines u can NOT get 2 more 5g phones but rather the more budget phones like get n100 , A21, or Rev4+.

(the 2 stylus phones were free, but now will be ~$50)

max is 2 free n10 per account

3.
id verification is required. but some folks have got lucky and the rep simply asked for name. and did not check id.






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Existing metro users:
It's possible to get free phone and put it on your current line. You need at least one number to port in for the free phone. If you have an extra phone currently not active on metro but compatible with metro, perform step 1 to 5, you can use new phone on your current line immediately. If you don't have an extra phone, go to step 6.
1. You are using phone #1 on metro. Your other idle phone is #2.
2. Get burner number, see below for how, e.g. boost or verizon number from ebay, Ting on verizon, not t-mobile.
3. Port in to get free phone(s), sign up for one month service. Regardless how many free phones you get, the phone you want to use is #3.
4. Chat with metro to swap imei between phone #2 and #3. Then the previously idle phone #2 is active. Phone #3 is idle. Now imei for phone #3 is released.
5. Chat with metro to swap phone #1 and #3. Then phone #3 is active on your own line. Phone #1 is released, becomes idle.
6. Wait for the new service to run out on new phone after 30 days. The imei will be released. Chat with metro to swap phone on your current line. It may take more than 30 days for the imei to be released.
If you have more than 1 lines, repeat above steps


My independent non paid genuine review

N100
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wntv_23L-k

Meh, not at all impressed with the phone. Just basic phone. Would probably good for a kids phone.

N10 5G

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iLhLMch6kg

Specs seems good specially if you can get if for free, but camera is not that great, low light perforamce is pretty poor and even in cloudy days photos dont come out good at all. Face unlock and Fingerprint Unlock is really fast and good, but the screen does not get much bright overall, it not impress me much, I actually liked the Moto G Sylus Better.

____________________________________________________________________
About bootloader unlocking:
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=144788392&postcount=1126
FYI: metro by t-mobile version of N10 and N100 are not bootloader unlockable before sim unlocked. The bootloader unlock switch is greyed out unless the phone is sim unlocked.
Those who want to root this phone have to wait for sim unlock.
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Questions & Answers BETA
Left4Deal asked this question on 01-21-2021 at 04:08 PM
01-21-2021 at 04:09 PM
2797 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223
01-22-2021 at 11:30 AM
I got charged taxes AD in NYC
02-05-2021 at 12:38 PM
In California, most store charge taxes and activation fees
AC0600 asked this question on 01-22-2021 at 03:57 PM
01-24-2021 at 03:25 AM
I've contacted several sim-unlocking services. Will let you know if there is a positive answer.
02-22-2021 at 11:37 PM
ATM this is the only option that I could find. It costs 75$ and it could take from 1-50 days.
OP phones are not so popular in the unlocking community from what I could see.
shorturl.at/ryL17
SmilingArm9300 asked this question on 01-19-2021 at 08:07 AM
01-27-2021 at 04:15 PM
No, it's locked to Metro
OmarA28 asked this question on 02-02-2021 at 09:07 AM
02-09-2021 at 05:51 PM
No, but they may ask for your id.
SelfPropelledFive asked this question on 01-20-2021 at 01:45 AM
AmazerG asked this question on 01-26-2021 at 12:17 PM

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So you basically walk out of the store with 4 phones and paying for 4 lines month of service? Would make some nice xmas presents for my friend's kids overseas as long as they unlock lol. I do know iPhones unlock for sure like this but yet to try android metro device.
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No credit pull.

I believe this is the case. One ID can only get 4 free phones in 180 days.
do you need 4 numbers to port in btw?
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Is there a good chance that stores will have the phone in stock, even though it's the first day of this offer?
Annoying that we can't call the stores to check.
The phones should be available for sale today. Yesterday there is a banner coming soon. The phone is not in their phone list. Today the coming soon banner is gone and the phone is in their phone list. You can call store asking for stock. They may not tell you but ask you to come yourself. Even in store, they may initially tell you they don't have, but after a while magically bring a few from back.
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Damn all the corporate stores are far as hell from me.

Not worth trying for authorized dealers? I have one in my town and it's like a 5 minute walk away while corporate stores are like 2 hour drive.
Worth a try for 5min.
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do you need 4 numbers to port in btw?
You can't port in 4 numbers. N10 limit 2. Other free phones limit 2 port in 2 new line. You would get 2 N10 as port in and 2 other phones as new line.
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Any quick way to get a beater phone number to port in ?
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Anyone has success porting in google voice numbers?
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You can't port in 4 numbers. N10 limit 2. Other free phones limit 2 port in 2 new line. You would get 2 N10 as port in and 2 other phones as new line.
So I need two phone numbers to port for the port in deal right? What about the other phones? are they in port in offer
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So I need two phone numbers to port for the port in deal right? What about the other phones? are they in port in offer
The port in discount is called switcher rebate. Limit 2 per ID regardless what phone you get. There is no new line offer on N10. So the most you can get are 2 N10 port in and 2 other phones new line. Other combinations are still possible, e.g. 1 N10 port in, 1 samsung port in, 2 lg new line.
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The port in discount is called switcher rebate. Limit 2 per ID regardless what phone you get. There is no new line offer on N10. So the most you can get are 2 N10 port in and 2 other phones new line. Other combinations are still possible, e.g. 1 N10 port in, 1 samsung port in, 2 lg new line.
Ah. So even one phone number would suffice?
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i like this deal but dont feel like spending an hour in the store and risking my life lol
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Ah. So even one phone number would suffice?
I am not sure if the store would allow 1 port in and 2 new lines. According to their terms, it seems to be fine. But CSR may give you hard time. Cheapest plan for 3 lines is $100. Why not getting 4 for the same cost? 1 port in 3 new lines won't work.
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Going to get the phone, folks.
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Damn all the corporate stores are far as hell from me.

Not worth trying for authorized dealers? I have one in my town and it's like a 5 minute walk away while corporate stores are like 2 hour drive.
Even corporate stores can be shady. Can't you just agree to everything in store and then call and cancel? Say insurance or if they put you on a higher plan than needed? Just call in and cancel insurance and lower your plan later?
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Quote from desi_babu_2010 :
so..eagerly waiting for feedback from the first person that does this.

2 free 5g phones is tempting !!

my understanding:
the reports are theta the 5g aspect will only work on tmobile.
but he phone it self will work on other carriers.

curious if 5g will work on sprint?
my T-Mobile samsung A71 got 5G on both T-Mobile and Sprint. I expect N10 should be same.
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