America's "uncarrier" T-Mobile has announced that it will offer all devices for no money down for a limited period of time. The deal has been brought in in time for back to school shopping season and will see the carrier drop the upfront price on its entire lineup of devices in stores nationwide to zero dollars. Of course, there's no such thing as a free lunch, and customers taking advantage of this deal will be tied to higher monthly plans than usual. Despite this, there are some moderate savings to be had from this deal depending on the phone you choose (the Detroit Free Press reports that while customers stand to save $30 for Samsung's Galaxy S4, the iPhone 5 only be $2 cheaper, and the HTC One will actually cost $40 more).
"The number of reasons not to switch to T-Mobile this summer is ZERO," John Legere, president and chief executive officer, T-Mobile US, said in a statement on Friday "This is a fantastic offer and we're making it easier than ever for customers to get the latest amazing devices. Adding Zero Down in addition to JUMP!, and Simple Choice with no contract is all about making wireless work for consumers and shaking up this industry."
The list of current generation devices available for no money down via T-Mobile is below, along with the minimum monthly payments (over 24 months) that will be required if you do take the uncarrier up on its offer.
|Samsung Galaxy S 4||$25|
|Samsung Galaxy Note II||$27|
|Samsung Galaxy S III||$22|
|Xperia Z from Sony||$25|
|Nokia Lumia 925||$20|
|Nokia Lumia 521||$5|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1||$20|