T-Mobile makes its "Father's Day Sale" official, offering all 4G smartphones for freeAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Father's Day is now less than a week out, and just in case you haven't yet figured out what you're going to do for Dad, T-Mobile has officially announced its Father's Day sale. The promotion will be taking place this at T-Mobile stores Friday and Saturday (June 15 and June 16) and will see all of T-Mobile's 4G smartphones, as well as select mobile broadband devices, have their prices knocked down to $0 after mail-in rebate. Both new and existing customers are eligible for the Father's Day sale, though T-Mobile notes that current Classic subscribers are subject to the standard upgrade eligibility rules if they decide to stay with a Classic plan. Existing Classic plan customers that opt to switch to a Value plan and have less than 18 months contract tenure will be subject to the standard migration fees.
In order to give us an idea of the devices available during the Father's Day promo and the Equipment Installment Plan (EIP) pricing that Value customers can expect, T-Mobile has given a few examples of what interested subscribers will see once this sale kicks off on Friday. Folks selecting an HTC One S with a qualifying Classic plan will pay $299.99 out of pocket in store, and they'll then be able to send T-Mobile a mail-in rebate worth $300 to bring the net cost of the handset to $0. On the Value plan side of things, customers will pay an out of pocket down payment of $199.99 at their T-Mobile store and then will receive a $200 mail-in rebate card to bring the net down payment to $0. The EIP monthly payment for the One S is set at $20.
T-Mobile is known for holding sales on or around Father's Day, and it's nice to finally have the details of this year's promo laid out. I'm sure that there'll be a number of folks that will be disappointed that the Samsung Galaxy S III isn't a part of the promotion (since, you know, it's not launching until June 21), but there are some nice devices that are included in the sale, like the aforementioned HTC One S and the Samsung Galaxy S II, the latter of which will be receiving an update to Android 4.0 later today. If you'd like some more details on the Father's Day 2012 sale before deciding whether or not you'll be making the trek to a T-Mobile store this weekend, we've got more pricing examples and a full press release below.
T-Mobile Says, “Thanks, Dad” with Free 4G Smartphones for Father’s Day
For two days only, June 15–16, all of T-Mobile’s 4G smartphones and select mobile broadband devices are free
BELLEVUE, Wash. — June 11, 2012 — To say thanks to dads for all they do, T-Mobile USA, Inc. will once again hold a special “Father’s Day Sale.” For two days only, Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16, all of T-Mobile’s 4G smartphones and select broadband devices will be offered for free with qualifying plans.
T-Mobile has a history of creating great offers to celebrate Father’s Day, and this year it’s making it even easier and more affordable for dads and their families to stay connected. The Father’s Day promotion includes T-Mobile’s fastest 4G smartphones and select mobile broadband devices running on America’s Largest 4G Network®, such as the HTC® One™ S 4G, Samsung Galaxy™ S® II 4G, Nokia Lumia 710, BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 and the T-Mobile® SpringBoard™ tablet with Google™.
“We want to say thanks to fathers for all they do and keep them easily and affordably connected to family throughout the entire year,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president of marketing for T-Mobile USA. “Whether through voice calls, photos, texts, video conferencing or social media updates, T-Mobile’s ‘All Phones Free’ promotion provides families a great opportunity to get the latest cutting-edge smartphones running on lightning-fast speeds via America’s Largest 4G Network.”
New and existing eligible customers can take advantage of this deal, receiving their device for free after a mail-in rebate card1 when they sign up for a new two-year contract on any qualifying unlimited Classic plan2 or for a $0.00 down payment after a mail-in rebate card when signing up on a new qualifying Unlimited Value® plan with an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP).3
The Father’s Day promotion will be available from June 15 through June 16 at participating T-Mobile retail stores nationwide. For more information about T-Mobile’s “Father’s Day Sale” and details about qualifying plans, visit http://t-mo.co/LGxKbc.
1 Mail-in rebate not required in R.I., Conn. or Miami-Dade County, Fla.
2 Standard upgrade eligibility rules apply for existing Classic customers that stay on a Classic plan; standard migration fees will apply for existing Classic customers that switch to a Value plan and have less than 18 months contract tenure.
3 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 price of each device equals down payment amount plus monthly payment amount times 20.
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the first quarter of 2012, approximately 129 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.4 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit ww.telekom.de/investor-relations.