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|
They have no coverage in my area, so there's one reason.
It was sad when i went to the factory t-mobile store and all the phones were dirt slow, the salesman said yea it sucks, but if you go 2 miles down the road you can get 3G, take his word for it.
Also, I could do no fact checking. I’d just copy and paste what other sites post days ago. These sites reported these prices before the promotion began, but now you’ll see some different prices. For example, you’ll see the 925 is actually $22 a month.
Oh, and here is the definition of the word “free” from dictionary.com
a. not subject to payment of rent or performance of services; freehold
b. not subject to any burden or charge, such as a mortgage or lien;
I was going to suggest the article headline should be changed from “T-Mobile Offering All Phones for Free Now” to “T-Mobile Offering All Phones for Zero Down”. This would ALSO be incorrect as some phones are excluded. It should probably be “T-Mobile Offering Many Phones for Zero Down”. The current headline has at least two inaccuracies, quite impressive for a headline!
I remember when this site was actually good, but that was way back when Thomas Pabst worked on the site. Now it’s a joke.
your post get's deleted in 5... 4... 3...
the title should be:
"T-Mobile is offering couple phones on average market price on subscription fee without initial payment"
But hey now it's not marke... I mean Journalism.
I heard you the first time - and you are wrong. Sarcasm is allowed. Double-posting is not.