T-Mobile Offering All Phones for Free Now

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
iPhone 5
Nokia Lumia 925 $20
Nokia Lumia 521 $5
BlackBerry Q10 $25
HTC One $25
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 $20
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  • wanderer11
    "The number of reasons not to switch to T-Mobile this summer is ZERO," John Legere

    They have no coverage in my area, so there's one reason.
  • cypeq
    Minimum monthly payments ? but you said free ?
  • gggplaya
    They have coverage in my area, but the data coverage is nearly all edge data meaning 128kbps if you're lucky, more like 40-70kbps. It sucks because i live in a relatively well populated area where sprint has 4G wimax and soon to be LTE, ATT has great 4G LTE and verizon has ok 4G LTE coverage. Yet, T-Mobile still on edge speed around here????

    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.