T-Mobile confirms "New Year, New Phone Sale" for this weekendAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
It was just last night that we first got wind of T-Mobile's upcoming "New Year, New Phone Sale," which will see all of the carrier's smartphones and some mobile broadband devices have their net down payment reduced to $49.99 or less with a two-year contract. This morning the promotion has been made nice and official by the folks in Magenta. The New Year, New Phone Sale will kick off this Friday and run through Sunday, January 8th, knocking the net down payment of all smartphones and select mobile broadband products to somewhere between $0 and $49.99 after mail-in rebate and two-year contract on a qualifying Unlimited Value plan. Customers will also be subject to 20 monthly payments of varying amounts. As for data plan requirements, most T-Mobile smartphones will need to be paired with a 2GB data plan, while 42Mbps-capable smartphones (HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II) will need 5GB of data. A sample price list can be found below. A more expanded list is available here.
For those of you wondering if you're eligible to take part in the New Year, New Phone Sale, T-Mobile says that new customers will be eligible when signing up for a new two-year contract with an Unlimited Value Plan. Existing T-Mobile subscribers can take part in the promo if they're eligible for an upgrade.
So there you go, T-Mobile customers. It's kind of a bummer that folks that aren't interested in signing up for a Value plan can't take advantage of any of these deals, but if you've got some holiday cash burning a hole in your pocket and are A-OK with singing up for one of the Value offerings, then it might be worth your time to mosey on in to your local T-Mobile store this weekend. You can find the full press release from T-Mobile down below.
T-Mobile Rings in 2012 with the “New Year, New Phone Sale”
On Jan. 6–8, all T-Mobile smartphones and select mobile broadband devices are available for as little as $0–$49.99 net down
Bellevue, Wash. — Jan. 3, 2012
Following last year’s successful holiday promotions such as “Magenta Saturday” and the “4G Super Sale,” T-Mobile USA, Inc. will help value seekers kick off the new year with the “New Year, New Phone Sale.” For one weekend only, Friday, Jan. 6 through Sunday, Jan. 8, T-Mobile is giving customers the chance to purchase top devices, such as the HTC Amaze™ 4G, Samsung Galaxy S™ II or the T-Mobile® SpringBoard™ tablet, for $49.99 or less net down payment — after a mail-in rebate card — when customers sign up for a new two-year agreement on any qualifying T-Mobile Unlimited Value™ plan.1
“Some people join a gym as a New Year’s resolution while others vow to stay in better touch with friends and loved ones, and T-Mobile wants to help with that resolution,” said John Clelland, Senior Vice President of Marketing, T-Mobile USA. “For consumers who didn’t get the latest mobile phone for the holidays, T-Mobile is giving them a chance to welcome in the new year with the hottest new devices at an affordable price and help them stay better connected in 2012.”
New customers will be eligible for this deal when they sign up for a two-year agreement on any qualifying Unlimited Value plan2. Existing customers also can take advantage of this great sale if they are eligible for an upgrade, meaning they have been on their current service contracts for 18 months or more.
The “New Year, New Phone Sale” will be available the weekend of Jan.6–8 at participating T-Mobile retail stores nationwide. For more information about T-Mobile’s “New Year, New Phone Sale” and details about qualifying Unlimited Value plans, which include unlimited talk, text and data for a low price, visit http://deals.t-mobile.com/new-phones?cm_mmc_o=lBgbzkFwpbzCjCzczywEwllCjC5ywllywkwzlwCjCwEpButBkbpzYwMwEfnivv.
1 Equipment 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.
2 Devices must be supported with the following data requirements: voice phones: 200 MB data; most smartphones: 2 GB data; 42 Mbps devices (Amaze and Galaxy S II): 5 GB data.