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DEAD: t-mobile Value Plan $100 for 5 lines (2 unlimited talk/text/data 2GB at 4G, 3 lines 500 minutes each) via add a line $0 value, $5 classic, free nights&weekends&t-mobile

green_key 2,489 June 25, 2012 at 03:54 PM in Tech & Electronics (6) More T-Mobile Deals
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update 04/29/2013
Only available to existing out of contract t-mobile customer by calling retention department. YMMV.

update 02/12/2013
Alive from Feb 13, 2013 to Mar 23, 2013. You get free add-a-line for value plan or $5 add-a-line on classic till Jan 2014

Current Family Value Plan, get it now: Note: This deal ends March 23rd
1. If you don't want unlimited minutes, eg: 1000 shared family minutes among 5 people
2. If you only want max of 2 lines of unlimited minutes
3. If you use 2GB or more data monthly, and do not mind getting throttled

Wait for uncarrier ..rumoured to start end of March
1. If you want unlimited voice minutes for 3 lines or more, then definitely wait for the new uncarrier plan.
2. If you don't want contract

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T-Mobile’s Back-To-School Promotion Begins July 1st
TMobile upcoming back-to-school promotion beginning July 1st offering promotional family plans with $5 Classic and $0 Value add-a-lines. This promotional offering will offer savings of $5 per month, until January 2, 2014.

The promo offer is good for all Classic and Value plans that have shared limited buckets of minutes and the 500-minute AAL on unlimited family plans. Free nights and weekends, and other t-mobile.

Notes/Fine prints:
  • Good for both new and existing customers, and of course it requires a two-year contract. Existing customers will be required to change their existing rate plan and extend their contract on all lines to take advantage of this promo. A quick reminder that a contract extension for a rate plan change does not affect your upgrade date for a new phone
  • No grandfathered features (no myfav, no tzone, no web2go, no ...etc).
  • Tax+fees depending on your location, +12% in CA. Some military or corp -5% to -20% discount. Also tax on migration fees, and smartphone.
  • You do NOT need to get all 5 lines, but current promo gives you 3rd, 4th and 5th discount until Jan 2, 2014. Pricing will not change if you only get less line. After Jan 2nd, 2014, you will have to pay $5 extra for each 3rd, 4th and 5th.
  • Once that line/number are on Value plan, current t-mobile policy will not allow you to get back to plan which offer subsidy in future. So once you are in value plan, you will always have to buy devices yourself.
  • One account can have upto 5 lines. One person if qualify can have multiple accounts.

Best deal on value plan. Corp, military discount can be applied.

UNLIMITED MINUTES WITH DATA VALUE PLAN:
add $25 for 3rd, 4th, 5th each for unlimited talk. Add $10 for 3rd, 4th, 5th each for 2GB high speed. Add $25 for 3rd, 4th, 5th for 5GB high speed, $10 per line mobile to/from mobile (skype, google voice is not consider as mobile). Add $20 for unlimited nationwide un-throttle
5 lines for $80: (2 unlimited talk/text) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each) << add $10 for 2GB, $20 for un-throttle data, $25 for 5GB, $25 for unlimited voice
5 lines for $100: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $110: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (1 line unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each) + (2 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $110: (2 unlimited talk/text) + (3 lines unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $120: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (2 line unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each) + (1 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $120: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with unlimited nationwide, un-throttle data) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $130: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (3 line unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $130: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 5GB at 4G) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)

1000 SHARED MINUTES WITH DATA VALUE PLAN:
5 lines for $80: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, unlimited text, 2 lines with 2GB at 4G each)
5 lines for $90: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, unlimited text, 3 lines with 2GB at 4G each)
5 lines for $100: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, unlimited text, 2 lines with unlimited nationwide, un-throttle data)

VOICE WITH TEXT VALUE PLAN, NO DATA:
5 lines for $60: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, unlimited text, no data) << add $10 for 2GB, $20 for un-throttle data, $25 for 5GB
5 lines for $80: (2 lines unlimited talk/text, no data) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each, no data)
5 lines for $105: (3 lines unlimited talk/text, no data) + (2 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each, no data)

VOICE ONLY VALUE PLAN, NO DATA, NO TEXT: ... update: 10/15/2012 thanks to npatel3c
5 lines for $50: (5 lines sharing 1000 minutes, no text, no data) << add $10 for 2GB, $20 for un-throttle data, $25 for 5GB
.....

I have worked hard to pull info from different official sites to create this deal...rep me if you find this a good deal hug

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Classic plan also have this promo benefit, but monthly will be slightly more, BUT YOU GET BETTER DISCOUNT on smartphone. Value plan customer needs to buy smartphone at "retail price". In my location, costco retail price on smartphone is cheaper than t-mobile retail store.

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HOW TO GET THIS DEAL

STEP 0: Check t-mobile coverage in your area: http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/pcc.aspx
If you are new to t-mobile or getting a new plan, please do the activation in person, do NOT use t-mobile chat. This will save a lot of grief and human error, a wisdom from many experienced t-mobile customers.

A.If you are still in contract t-mobile customer, call t-mobile directly for the add-on promo. If you are interested in value plan, they will have to check if you qualify for value plan. Check migration fees below. For NEW customer, I would recommend going personally to costco or tmobile retail store. Update, just learn this myself on 7/5: You can get this online. Put the package into the cart first and then customize each line at checkout, http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/Pack...kages.aspx. Update 7/6: if you cannot get unlimited plan via t-mobile website, you can call t-mobile directly or goto retail store (t-mobile, costco, best buy...etc). It's still available, t-mobile website is just missing lots of features and plan.

B. IF you are interested in value plan and planning to get a smartphone at costco, eg Samsung S2, do steps below:
1. First make sure you qualify: out of t-mobile contract or qualify for upgrade (not value plan) or less than 6 months left on t-mobile contract (not value plan) or new t-mobile customer or currently value plan customer wanting add-a-line, AND (access to costco membership and data plan)
2. Goto local costco. Tell them that you wanted value plan and wanted smartphones as well. Do your transactions. New activation is free, not sure about existing add-a-line customer. Sim is free.
3. Go home, make sure everything works and happy. If you have corp/military/eduction discount..etct, then call t-mobile CS. They should be able to apply for you.
UPDATE 7/23/2012: Costco will NO longer sell S3 with value plan.
UPDATE 8/07/2012: Costco now require phone purchase with all value lines activated. Thus I would recommend ONLY activating value plan lines for smartphones (first two line) or (add-a-line). Costco smartphone are decently priced but all their dumb phone are really really expensive! Then goto t-mobile stores to add/activate the rest. Remember to ask for free activation.

C. You DO NOT need to goto costco to get the value plan and classic plan deal. You can get value plan or classic plan along with smartphone anywhere, eg: t-mobile store, amazon wireless, walmart, ...etc. Major differences is the pricing of the smartphone. You can always buy at independent market like google nexus at google play or ebay or craigslist or amazon store. Costco is only mentioned here because they have great smartphone price when u activate/signup there. Where and when you activate/signup the value plan will determine the cost of your smartphone. So if you signup/activate at costco, then you get costo smartphone pricing. If you signup/activate at t-mobile store, you get t-mobile store smartphone pricing, you cannot go back to costco to get costco smartphone pricing later for that line. Lesson here: signup/activate plan or line where the smartphone is cheapest, and get the smartphone for that line at the same time.

D. If you don't want to buy smartphones for value plan, then just goto t-mobile store. It'll be free sim and NO activation fees. Note that once you are already in value plan, in future, you will NOT be able to buy smartphone for those lines at value plan prices, not in costco and not with t-mobile. Those lines will not be able to transfer back to a subsidized t-mobile plan (eg: classic, ...etc). This is the current t-mobile policy. It may or may not change in future. You can buy phones at ebay, craigslist, google play or get pre-paid phones, ..etc. Note that phone prices trend is dropping like crazy.

E. If you decide to buy smartphone, remember that tax on smartphone is based on retail price. If you pay migration fees, there will be tax on that too.

My experience shows that being nice to the salesperson or cs makes getting the deal easier, especially retention laugh out loud
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MIGRATION FEES for existing t-mobile customer still in contract and wanting to move to value plan. Depending on when you get your phone subsidized, there maybe a migration fees going to value plan PER LINE. Tax on migration fees. Official doc from t-mobile: http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-3282. Use this if anyone tells you differently.

Months Completed on Contract, per t-mobile official doc 3282, lasts modified Mar 8, 2012 10:38 PM by tmo_ryanm
0-7 months completed $200
8-11 months completed $150
12-15 months completed $100
16-17 months completed $50
18+ months completed $0

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Data Add-on Features:

Data Add-on Classic Plan Value Plan 4G Speed Allowance Details
Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data $30 $20 Unlimited Not compatible w/Smartphone Mobile Hotspot
Simple 200MB ??? $5 up to 200 MB, then 10 cents per MB ???
Unlimited Plus 2GB $20 $10 Up to 2 GB, then throttle Compatible w/smartphone hotspot for additional charge
Unlimited Premium 5 GB $35 $25 Up to 5 GB, then throttle Free hotspot/tethering
Unlimited Ultra 10 GB $65 $55 Up to 10 GB, then throttle Free hotspot/tethering

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For moving regular SIM to micro SIM info, technique..etc: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=51448826&postcount=305

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#46
Quote from green_key View Post :
if you are ONLY comparing pricing, then t-mobile will always be cheaper compared to Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. However, make sure you get good coverage for all your locations on t-mobile. This will be my major determination factor for t-mobile even before looking at plans.

PS. time for bed ZzZZzwave.... other feel free to chime in Smilie
yea...i'm pretty sure t-mobile can't be worse than sprint...sprint has the worst coverage and is NOT worth 270 a month for 4 lines.
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#47
Quote from green_key View Post :
he he...u can try ....
In my opinion, it all works out to be the same...for example, in my local costco, smartphone on value plan is always $200 more than classic plan....so net zero gain/loss, it maybe different for other retail store which have smartphone "retail price" of gazillion dollars! Stick Out Tongue
The tmobile website sometimes has nice phones for free or relatively cheap (HTC One S was recently 49.99). So get this on a classic plan and then transfer to value. Unless you're charged 200 ETF plus a 200 migration fee?
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#48
Wow this is so awesome. Finally time for me to drop SERO, T-mobile's network is MUCH MUCH faster.

I hope this takes away customers from Verizon/AT&T and gives them a fighting chance.
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#49
Dang, with everything going on at verizon, I certainly am looking to possibly switch... BUT I have a couple iphones ( and they are REALLY attached to them..LOL) but I surely would like to transfer the other lines to them!

I am paying about $220/month for 4 smartphones, one regular phone, and 1400 mins ( unlimited text and data)...
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Quote from GreysFan View Post :
Dang, with everything going on at verizon, I certainly am looking to possibly switch... BUT I have a couple iphones ( and they are REALLY attached to them..LOL) but I surely would like to transfer the other lines to them!

I am paying about $220/month for 4 smartphones, one regular phone, and 1400 mins ( unlimited text and data)...
Sell your VZ iphones on CL.... Smilie
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#51
Yesterday I ordered 3x Samsung S II's ($49 each) with shared 1000 minutes, unlimited text and 2g of 4G data at $150 per month from T-mobile (small corporate discount of 8% and no activation fees). However, on this value plan, it looks I could get the same deal without phones for $80 per month. Thoughts on which is better deal?
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#52
Is it me or is the Unlimited Talk+Text family Value Plan for 2 lines option is gone? Only see 1000 minutes 2 lines Value plan.
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#53
Quote from gfrobe View Post :
Yesterday I ordered 3x Samsung S II's ($49 each) with shared 1000 minutes, unlimited text and 2g of 4G data at $150 per month from T-mobile (small corporate discount of 8% and no activation fees). However, on this value plan, it looks I could get the same deal without phones for $80 per month. Thoughts on which is better deal?
With Value, you do not get a discount on the phones. You either pay the full retail price upfront, or give them a down payment, and they finance ( no interest) for 20 months the remaining balance at $5-$20/month, probably $20 for that phone. The retail price varies by store, but that likely would have run $200 each.

So you would have paid $450 more up front and $60 more per month.

Value is a better deal on new, non-discounted phones (in fact the SG3 down payment is less than the classic price) where you pay the same upfront amount for the phone between the 2 plans, or obviously if you already you own the phones
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#54
Quote from MozartA View Post :
Is it me or is the Unlimited Talk+Text family Value Plan for 2 lines option is gone? Only see 1000 minutes 2 lines Value plan.
I just switched to TMO, I have the rate sheet handy for the Value Plan, $39.99 for Unlimited Talk+Text, no data, up to 94.99 with 10Gb data plan.
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#55
Quote from green_key View Post :
Best deal on value plan. Corp discount can be applied.
add $25 for 3rd, 4th, 5th each for unlimited talk or add $10 each for upgrade 2GB to 5GB

5 lines for $100: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (3 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $110: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (1 line unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each) + (2 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $120: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (2 line unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each) + (1 lines unlimited text, 500 minutes each)
5 lines for $130: (2 unlimited talk/text/data with 2GB at 4G) + (3 line unlimited text, 2GB at 4G, 500 minutes each)
Anyone got a link to a plan like this? The only value plan I see is 1000 minutes with data for $110 for 5 phones.

The Classic one seems to be the $99.98 ish price with $0 addon but it doesn't look to include data.
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#56
T-mobile try to get more customer before they lay off more U.S reps.
most of U.S customer have experiences with tmobile's foreign reps, so.... you figure it out....
excuse me for my english.
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#57
Quote from Woosh View Post :
Anyone got a link to a plan like this? The only value plan I see is 1000 minutes with data for $110 for 5 phones.

The Classic one seems to be the $99.98 ish price with $0 addon but it doesn't look to include data.
Here is a shot from the brochure showing all of the costs and options.
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#58
Quote from jswinner View Post :
Here is a shot from the brochure showing all of the costs and options.
Thanks....I'll try to pickup one of the brochures sometime. Strange they don't have all the options on their website.

Curious, Do you know if the $0 addons include any data?
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#59
Uh. am I missing something, but it says the price is effective until Jan 2014, so between Jan 2014- July 2014, you'll have to pay the normal price?
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#60
Quote from Woosh View Post :
Thanks....I'll try to pickup one of the brochures sometime. Strange they don't have all the options on their website.

Curious, Do you know if the $0 addons include any data?
Since I am just a new customer, i dont' *know* but I am certain it is just the line charge. My CSR did not know anything about the plan yesterday, but when I activate my service after I get my phones I will talk to them about it!
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