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Metro In-Store Port-In Offer w/ $60 Plan Activation: 128GB Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

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Metro by T-Mobile Corporate Stores (store locator) offers select Apple iPhones on sale for $17.99 ($99.99 phone + $60 1-Month of Service + $20 One-Time Activation Fee) when you Port-In a non-T-Mobile / T-Mobile MVNO number to a new line on Metro's $60 Unlimited Prepaid Plan (minimum one month required).

Thanks to community member lxtng finding this deal.

Instructions:
  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 / T-Mobile-based MVNO number to a new line and prepay for one month of Metro's $60/month plan
    • A "non-T-Mobile number" means it must not have been active on the T-Mobile network within the past 180 days.
  3. You will qualify to purchase 128GB Samsung Galaxy A52 5G for $99.99 ($499.99 MSRP) after instant rebate (applicable sales tax will be due at time of sign-up)
      • + 1-Month of $60 Prepaid Plan + $20 One-Time Activation Fee = $179.99 total
  4. You may cancel at any time or downgrade your service to a cheaper plan after your first prepaid month on the $60 plan ends.
    • Device can be unlocked after 180 consecutive days (6 months) of paid service on Metro.

Device Features:
  • 5G and 4G LTE data capability
  • 6.5" 2400 x 1080 Full HD+ 120Hz Super AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G octa-core processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB built-in storage
  • micro SD card slot (supports up to 1TB cards, not included)
  • Quad Rear Camera System: 64MP OIS (wide), 12MP(ultrawide), 5MP (macro), 5MP (depth)
  • Selfie Camera: 32MP
  • Dual Band AC WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0
  • Stereo Speakers
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1 meter for 30 mins)
  • Optical under-display fingerprint sensor
  • USB 2.0 Type C Port w/ 25W Fast Charging
  • Large 4500 mAh non-removable battery
  • Android 11 (Samsung One UI 3.1)

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    • Limit 2 per household.
    • Offer available in store only. Plus sales tax and activation fee.
    • 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)
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In short: $400 off on the phone. Port in a number to Metro, get A52 for $100 + tax + $60 first month service fee for unlimited plan.

Retail price $499, I don't see any major retailers offering discount without trade in/bill credit.

There is a separate promotion trade in a phone and get $25/month unlimited plan. Getting this promotion will likely change the phone discount. Once trade in agreement is signed, there is no way to cancel.

Phone automatically unlocks after 180 days. Active service not required. Only need to pay one month service fee. Go to a corporate store to avoid activation fee and other fees. Authorized dealer tends to have many hidden fees, such as insurance, phone case. In store experience is highly YMMV, stores make up their own rules.

Phone spec:
- 5G capable
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G
- 6GB RAM
- 6.5" HD+ TFT, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~407 ppi density)
- 4500mAh battery with Fast Charge
- 64MP OIS quad camera system
- 128GB memory (expandable up to 1TB)
- IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5



Terms:
Limited time offer, in-store only while supplies last. Req. eligible port, ID validation & activation on $60/mo. plan. Receive $400 instant rebate of retail price. Additional restrictions apply. Tax on pre-rebate price. See store for details.

Samsung Galaxy A52 Switcher Instant PLUS Rebate: For a limited time & while supplies last, at participating Metro by T-Mobile stores, purchase a Samsung Galaxy A52 and port-in an eligible wireless number to a Metro $60/mo. plan and receive an instant $400 rebate off the full retail price of $499.99 with validation of name, address, and date of birth provided through independent database and with matching identification. Excludes numbers active on the T-Mobile/MetrobyT-Mobile in past 180 days. Limit two (2) total smartphone instant rebates per account/household. Provided in form of credit against regular purchase price and have no cash value. See store associate for complete details. Tax due on pre-rebate price. Certain restrictions apply. No rain checks.



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Created 11-22-2021 at 10:47 AM by lxtng
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ThePeanutGallery asked this question on 11-22-2021 at 04:11 PM
11-22-2021 at 04:11 PM
Yes, A52 worth more than $100 over A32..
11-25-2021 at 05:38 PM
Read lots of reviews with problems within 1 to 6 months of phone.
f2000sa asked this question on 11-22-2021 at 04:12 PM
11-24-2021 at 06:31 AM
No
slicklore asked this question on 11-22-2021 at 04:15 PM
11-24-2021 at 06:32 AM
Most likely no, especially if you try to do so at Corporate store, they might even call old provider to find out how long you had your service with them.
Gameross asked this question on 11-23-2021 at 03:45 PM
11-24-2021 at 06:33 AM
https://www.xda-developers.com/does-samsung-galaxy-a52-support-5g/

but in shorter way: NO
eonaxes asked this question on 11-24-2021 at 12:31 PM
SelfPropelledFive asked this question on 11-24-2021 at 12:34 PM

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After a really bad experience at a local Corporate Store when porting in my RedPocket's ATT number, and trade in to get OnePlus Nord N10 5G two weeks ago, after putting in some thoughts and going through many reviews, I went back to the same corporate store today to port in another number. This time I asked to get the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G at the best deal. Like always, they try to upsell and/or try to sell at the most money. I then showed the website ad for A52 for $99 with port-in + $60 monthly, along with another ad for $30 for adding second line. I reminded them of the terrible experience last time, and this new/different guy was so nice and polite; he said he remembered it was a different colleague and apologized on his behalf. The manager was right next to him, and since the manager also remembered Wink she was being extra nice to me and told me about several promotions that could save me more money, including one that was $40 monthly for two 5G unlimited lines, and I just needed to add the second line via port in. And few minutes later, apologized and said that promo expired yesterday. Oh well, it seemed I couldn't get the phone for $99 + $30 as second line. So, to not waste more time, I asked to get the $99 phone +$60 monthly as advertised on their website. They told me that was the best deal, and I couldn't get any lower plan. I took their words with a grain of salt, told them they were awesome compared to my previous encounter with a different rep, thanked them and paid $176 for phone +1 month + insurance. One thing that could probably have saved me some money was to add the second port in line to my primary account, for $30 monthly. But they told me adding second line to my account with port in would actually increase my monthly by about $10, with a weird grin on his face; what a load of crap. So, he actually insisted on my getting that purchase on a second account; I said ok.

I came home, called customer service right away, and told the lady my two encounters with Metro corporate store, and asked her to confirm the statements by the rep at the store. She was shocked and apologized for the bad experience at the store. She told me adding line should actually save me money. Then she checked and merged my two lines to my primary account, reducing monthly for the second line from $60 to $60, instantly saving me $30 per month. She was also able to remove insurance which I didn't ask for at the store, crediting to my account.

Lesson learned - if corporate stores extort money from you with upsells + higher/more expensive plans, fraudulent statement, call customer service to verify and they can fix things in your favor. Even better, if you could call right from the store, so the store reps can't lie to you.

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Can we trade old flip phones? I have a couple of old ones in a drawer.
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Can we trade old flip phones? I have a couple of old ones in a drawer.
Someone in another thread mentioned flip phone is fine for trade in.
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"Tax due on pre-rebate price". So another $40 or so in tax for me.

Where do you see the trade-in discount? I just see the $60 plan requirement in the fine print.

"Req. eligible port, ID validation & activation on $60/mo. plan. Receive $400 instant rebate of retail price. Additional restrictions apply. Tax on pre-rebate price. See store for details."
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"Tax due on pre-rebate price". So another $40 or so in tax for me.

Where do you see the trade-in discount? I just see the $60 plan requirement in the fine print.

"Req. eligible port, ID validation & activation on $60/mo. plan. Receive $400 instant rebate of retail price. Additional restrictions apply. Tax on pre-rebate price. See store for details."
Edit: Nevermind. I see it on the main page. Also, add an additional line for $30. So you can get two phones for $200 + $80 (tax) + $25 (line1) + $30 (line2) = $335. Or one for $165 (exact amount will depend on your tax rate. The calculations above assume 8%).

Not a terrible price, but not spectacular either. What would be the cheapest way to get a number to port to them? Does the number have to be active on the phone you are trading in?
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Edit: Nevermind. I see it on the main page. Also, add an additional line for $30. So you can get two phones for $200 + $80 (tax) + $25 (line1) + $30 (line2) = $335. Or one for $165 (exact amount will depend on your tax rate. The calculations above assume 8%).

Not a terrible price, but not spectacular either. What would be the cheapest way to get a number to port to them? Does the number have to be active on the phone you are trading in?
People did visible deal may have numbers laying around. Some may be willing to trade. In store is highly YMMV, some store calls the phone to confirm it will ring, some even calls carrier to ask how long the number is on that carrier. Last time I did, only gave number, account, pin, no question asked.
$165 for a $500 phone is quite good given no impressive phone deals this year. The only down side is locked for 180 days.
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Will google voice work for portin?
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People did visible deal may have numbers laying around. Some may be willing to trade. In store is highly YMMV, some store calls the phone to confirm it will ring, some even calls carrier to ask how long the number is on that carrier. Last time I did, only gave number, account, pin, no question asked.
$165 for a $500 phone is quite good given no impressive phone deals this year. The only down side is locked for 180 days.
I guess it's not worth it unless you already have an old phone with a working number, or are able to activate an old phone on a cheap voice only plan. I did a metro iphone 6 deal many years ago and was able to get two phones with port out numbers I bought from eBay, but would be too much of a hassle to buy another number, drive 30 mins, and then be turned down.

$165 is a decent deal if this phone was unlocked if you didn't have to jump through hoops to get the deal, but most people here on SD wouldn't consider this to be a $500 phone considering you can get the new unlocked Google Pixel 6 8GB/128GB for $550.
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I guess it's not worth it unless you already have an old phone with a working number, or are able to activate an old phone on a cheap voice only plan. I did a metro iphone 6 deal many years ago and was able to get two phones with port out numbers I bought from eBay, but would be too much of a hassle to buy another number, drive 30 mins, and then be turned down.

$165 is a decent deal if this phone was unlocked if you didn't have to jump through hoops to get the deal, but most people here on SD wouldn't consider this to be a $500 phone considering you can get the new unlocked Google Pixel 6 8GB/128GB for $550.
Of course I would not buy A52 at retail price. It certainly involves more work if you don't have active number and old phone to spare.
Current deal on unlocked pixel 6 is only $50 off. No store/carrier will hand out phones with $400 discount without strings attached.
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Can you use this phone with Tmobile without unlocking it?
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Is this worth $100 more than the free OnePlus Nord N10? Or the Samsung Galaxy A32?
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Is this worth $100 more than the free OnePlus Nord N10? Or the Samsung Galaxy A32?

Yes, A52 worth more than $100 over A32..
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Can you use this phone with Tmobile without unlocking it?
Not sure about that.
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Does anyone know if they will accept a mint mobile number for the promo? Asking cause Mint is a T-Mobile mvno.
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