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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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#2161
Quote from green_key View Post :
I have read a few people mentioning wait time of 3 months before switching. This must be something new (sd effect?), because there is no such problem earlier. You can try different store. If you really want existing value plan, the cheapest handset full price is at costco for samsung branded or just get nexus 4 from google play. Costco can create new value plan or add new line to value plan, but you are required to purchase handset for all new lines created by costco.
I already have 5 lines (and 5 discounted handsets). Is it possible for me to sign up for a second account - a family value plan before 3/24, then after 30 days have passed since I opened the classic family plan account close out my classic family plan and pay ETF fees for all five classic family plan lines and have the phone numbers ported to the value plan account?
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Quote from namlook View Post :
I already have 5 lines (and 5 discounted handsets). Is it possible for me to sign up for a second account - a family value plan before 3/24, then after 30 days have passed since I opened the classic family plan account close out my classic family plan and pay ETF fees for all five classic family plan lines and have the phone numbers ported to the value plan account?
You can create a second account, pending credit history. If you can pay etf on classic, you are release of all classic obligation. HOWEVER, you are still responsible for all the lines on your value plan because those are also on contract.

Check your buyer remorse period. It's different per state. CA is 30 days last checked dec 2012, some state is 14 days(?). If you are still in this period, you can legally get out of the classic contract AND return your discounted handset. Then you are fee to goto costco for handset with new value plan.
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Quote from green_key View Post :
You can create a second account, pending credit history. If you can pay etf on classic, you are release of all classic obligation. HOWEVER, you are still responsible for all the lines on your value plan because those are also on contract.

Check your buyer remorse period. It's different per state. CA is 30 days last checked dec 2012, some state is 14 days(?). If you are still in this period, you can legally get out of the classic contract AND return your discounted handset. Then you are fee to goto costco for handset with new value plan.
Can't do that. Already sold three phones for $1200. That's $50 a month off the bill which is a nice discount but I was hoping to make it a little better by going to value plan. Is it set in stone that no one can migrate to value plan after 3/24? Is there a migration fee to go to the uncarrier plan from classic plan?
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Quote from namlook View Post :
Can't do that. Already sold three phones for $1200. That's $50 a month off the bill which is a nice discount but I was hoping to make it a little better by going to value plan. Is it set in stone that no one can migrate to value plan after 3/24? Is there a migration fee to go to the uncarrier plan from classic plan?
No sure about fine details of new uncarrier plan, like migration fees,...etc. From past experience, the only people that can still give recently grandfathered plan are retention but ymmv. So after 1-3 months later, you can call retention by saying cancel, and request for the "old" value plan??? YMMV Wink
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#2165
This is a dumb question but our last day to get the value plan and free AAL till January 2nd is tomorrow right? Or does it end?
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#2166
Quote from 007shinobi View Post :
This is a dumb question but our last day to get the value plan and free AAL till January 2nd is tomorrow right? Or does it end?
yes, last day to signup for this deal is tomorrow.
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#2167
If I'm on the value plan right now and using 200mb For data, will I still be able to upgrade to 2gb in the future? I'm assuming no right now.
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#2168
If I'm on value plan right now, but switched from 1000 min to unlimited minutes/text/internet to get my rebate for the Samsung Galaxy S3, will I be able to switch back to my 1000 min and 2gb internet since I haven't received my rebate yet?
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#2169
I do NOT work for t-mobile, just a happy customer. Below is just my personal opinion
Quote from WTFD4V1D View Post :
If I'm on the value plan right now and using 200mb For data, will I still be able to upgrade to 2gb in the future? I'm assuming no right now.
You can change data plan in current and/or grandfather plan without change in contract. The pricing of the data itself my change if it's too old.

Quote from blazinfire View Post :
If I'm on value plan right now, but switched from 1000 min to unlimited minutes/text/internet to get my rebate for the Samsung Galaxy S3, will I be able to switch back to my 1000 min and 2gb internet since I haven't received my rebate yet?
Change from 1000 minutes to unlimited or vice versa is a contract change, that WILL probably void rebates. T-mobile rebates takes about 3 months, and they are PICKY. Note that the 1000 minutes will go away when the uncarrier plan arrive.
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#2170
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I do NOT work for t-mobile, just a happy customer. Below is just my personal opinion

Change from 1000 minutes to unlimited or vice versa is a contract change, that WILL probably void rebates. T-mobile rebates takes about 3 months, and they are PICKY. Note that the 1000 minutes will go away when the uncarrier plan arrive.
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So I won't be able to switch back to 1000 minutes when the uncarrier plan arrives? Frown I am currently on the unlimited.. but I need to stay on it until my rebate arrives and I was planning to switch back as I do not use that many minutes.
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So I won't be able to switch back to 1000 minutes when the uncarrier plan arrives? Frown I am currently on the unlimited.. but I need to stay on it until my rebate arrives and I was planning to switch back as I do not use that many minutes.
There is no guarantee because t-mobile is attempting to remove all plans in place of single rate plans (One for value and one for classic). Switching back to the 1000 minute plan is most likely not possible after March 23rd.
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#2172
I too can vouch to Hwoody77 he help me set my mom up switching from sprint to Tmobile and pays less than what I do a month plus she has a better plan >.< lol
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#2173
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You can create a second account, pending credit history. If you can pay etf on classic, you are release of all classic obligation. HOWEVER, you are still responsible for all the lines on your value plan because those are also on contract.
Customer service was able to migrate me to value plan tonight without issue even though I am still within my initial return period on a five line classic family plan.

I signed up for five lines - Galaxy S III phones with classic family plan through freelancers union. The phones were $0 each with no rebate needed through freelancers! I only needed two phones so I sold three for $1200.

T-Mobile CSR set up with a second account today - a family value plan and migrated the three classic plan lines I want to keep for the $600 migration fee. This left two lines on classic plan. After 30 days I will ETF the two classic plans lines I don't need for $400. I will end up with a three line value plan, two new Galaxy S III phones +$200 to go towards my bill and a 10% discount on my value plan bill thanks to freelancers.

I'm extremely happy with how this worked out. This is the best deal I have seen giving me new phones and a a very reasonably priced bill with plenty of minutes, unlimited text and 4G. I was using the TMobile $25/month 100 min / 5GB data plan but this kills it.

Just curious, since I paid $0 for the phones would they have processed any rebates or would the rebates have been rejected?
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Quote from ninjadancer View Post :
I too can vouch to Hwoody77 he help me set my mom up switching from sprint to Tmobile and pays less than what I do a month plus she has a better plan >.< lol
Thats great to hear! Hwoody77 is unable to help existing customers but he can help new customers who want to switch from whatever carrier to tmobile. Hes a great guy as he is still trying to assist me to find a great deal. Regardless if I do get a great deal or not at least hes trying to help me out despite how busy he is.
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#2175
Quote from 007shinobi View Post :
Thats great to hear! Hwoody77 is unable to help existing customers but he can help new customers who want to switch from whatever carrier to tmobile. Hes a great guy as he is still trying to assist me to find a great deal. Regardless if I do get a great deal or not at least hes trying to help me out despite how busy he is.
I know I really want to switch to a value plan but the migration fees kill it, almost $400
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