T-Mobile may not be getting the iPhone 5, but it’s running a promotion that it hopes to lure customers into its stores regardless.
For Sept. 21, the day Apple’s iPhone 5 hits stores, until Sept. 30, T-Mobile is sponsoring a deal its calling “Zero Down.”
What’s it mean? New and existing T-Mobile customers can purchase any device, including the hot new Samsung Galaxy S III, for what works out to be a zero down payment plus a monthly payment of $15-$20 on top of the cell phone contract.
So for the Galaxy SIII, for example, you pay $149.99 out of pocket at purchase, but you get a $150 mail-in rebate card. Then, each month, you pay $20 for the phone on top of a T-Mobile unlimited 4G talk and data plan. T-Mobile says the plan has no data caps, speed limits or overage fees.
T-Mobile is offering similar deals on BlackBerry Bold 9900 ($100 down/$20 monthly), Samsung Galaxy Note ($100 down/$20 monthly), HTC ONe S ($50 down/$20 per month) and the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G ($100 down/$15 per month).
Below is the news release:
T-Mobile Helps Customers Fall Into Savings
From Sept. 21–30, get any device, including the Samsung Galaxy S® III, for $0.00 down
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Sept. 18, 2012 — Prices are falling at T-Mobile® this September during the “Magenta Deal Days” Zero Down promotion, making staying in touch more affordable than ever. Starting Sept. 21, customers can purchase any device, including the Samsung Galaxy S® III, for $0.00 down payment on qualifying Unlimited ValueTM and Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plans after mail-in rebate card.
“Our customers continue to appreciate our ‘Magenta Deal Days’ offerings because they showcase our commitment to giving all our customers the best 4G experiences,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “With back to school in full swing, we’re glad to offer another great deal to keep families in touch.”
The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of T-Mobile’s fastest 4G (HSPA+ 42 technology) smartphones. With an intuitive design, the Galaxy S III enables customers to effortlessly share photos, videos and more to a compatible TV or other Galaxy S III devices. Featuring a beautiful 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED™ screen, the Galaxy S III packs a powerful entertainment experience, which allows customers to watch HD movies and TV shows, download apps, and securely browse the Web.
New customers will be eligible for this deal when they sign a two-year agreement on any qualifying Unlimited Value and Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan (Unlimited, 5GB or 10GB). Existing customers also can take advantage of this offer.1
Data-hungry smartphone customers can choose the ultimate worry-free experience with T-Mobile’s new Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, featuring no data caps, no speed limits and no overages, as well as fast, dependable nationwide 4G coverage. For more details about T-Mobile’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, visit http://www.T-Mobile.com/unlimited-data-plan.
The following is a sample of device pricing and EIP payments included in the “Magenta Deal Days” offer with a qualifying Unlimited Value plan:
The “Magenta Deal Days” promotion will be available at participating T-Mobile retail stores nationwide. For more information about T-Mobile’s “Magenta Deal Days” promotion and details about qualifying plans and services, visit http://bit.ly/NldCS8.