T-Mobile Magenta Saturday sale knocks all smartphone prices down to $49.99 or less after rebate

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| November 15, 2011

T-Mobile Magenta Saturday

If you recall, we learned at the tail end of October that T-Mobile was planning another one of its all-hands days for November 19th, likely for a sale similar to the "Yes, Every Smartphone Is on Sale, Sale" that went down in September. Looks like our speculation was correct, as the folks at T-Mobile have officially announced that the 19th will be known as "Magenta Saturday." The promo will allow customers to purchase any smartphone or select mobile broadband device (like the Streak 7 or G-Slate) for a total down payment of $49.99 or less after mail-in rebate.

To get the discount, customers will need to sign up for an Unlimited Value plan with 2GB of data or more per month. The deal's also open to existing customers that are eligible for an upgrade (18 months tenure or more) and are willing to switch to the aforementioned Value plan. You can find a partial pricing list below, and an expanded version right here.

It's worth noting that as with T-Mo's usual Value plans, customers picking up a new device on Magenta Saturday will still be subject to a monthly payment for their hardware. For example, the HTC Amaze 4G's down payment will be set at $49.99 after a $150 mail-in rebate, but users will also need to pay an extra $20 per month on top of their monthly bill. Still, it looks like there are some decent deals to be had for anyone that's in the market for a new device and willing to sign up for one of T-Mobile's Unlimited Value offerings. So what do you all think? Anyone thinking about making a trip to the T-Mobile store to celebrate Magenta Saturday?

T-Mobile Magenta Saturday pricing

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2011-11-15 15:24:25

On Saturday, Nov. 19, T-Mobile USA, Inc. will celebrate its “Magenta Saturday” sale. For one day only, consumers will have the opportunity to purchase any smartphone or select mobile broadband device, including two featured tablets ? the Dell™ Streak™ 7 or T-Mobile® G-Slate® ? for a net down payment of $49.99 (U.S.) or less after a mail-in rebate card.

 New customers will be eligible for this deal when they sign up for a qualifying two-year agreement on any of the company’s Unlimited Value™ plans with 2GB or higher of full-speed data, all running on America’s Largest 4G Network®. Existing customers also have the opportunity to take advantage of this great offer if they are eligible for upgrade (18 months tenure or greater) and switch from a Classic to an eligible Value plan.

 “T-Mobile wants to take the hassle out of Black Friday shopping with ‘Magenta Saturday’ by providing consumers with great deals a week early ? and without having to wait in line early in the morning,” said John Clelland, senior vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “T-Mobile continues to make it easier for consumers to upgrade to 4G data and join the smartphone revolution by making our best devices more affordable and pairing them with some of the best value plans in the industry.”

In July, T-Mobile launched its featured Value plan on America’s Largest 4G Network, with unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited data ? with 2 GB of high-speed data ? for just $49.99 per line for two lines with a two-year contract agreement.

The following is a sample list of some of the premium devices available through the promotion at participating retail locations nationwide, including the new HTC Radar™ 4G, Samsung Galaxy S™ II, HTC Amaze™ 4G and T-Mobile G-Slate:

For more information about T-Mobile’s new unlimited Value plans and the “Magenta Saturday” sale, visit http://deals.t-mobile.com/unlimited-value-plan.

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.

1Equipment Installment Plans: On approved credit and 0 percent APR. Down payment and unfinanced portion required at purchase. Remaining balance paid in 20 monthly installments. Total post-rebate price of each device equals down payment amount plus monthly payment amount times 20.