The headlines are always to good to be true aren’t they? Of course they are. Nothing down sounds like a dream and it actually is. You will have to fork over some set dollar amount to walk out of the store with a new device. How much depends on the device you are after. If you want the new still semi new Samsung Galaxy S III, be prepared to fork over $149.99. Defeats the purpose of a zero down promotion doesn’t it? You get that money back of course, in 6 to 8 weeks via a pre-paid visa gift card. Ah, the power of marketing and advertising. They hope you fail to qualify or forget to file for it though. Take a gander at a sample of the ACTUAL pricing below.
In the long run though, it is still a great offering. Beats the huge price tag that were offering the S III for initially with contracts. You do need to be on a Value plan and not a Classic plan to take advantage of the deal. Those are the ones that allow you to pick up a device for a lesser down payment and pay it off over time. Personally, that type of plan is what I have been on for over 4 years. My bills are less than those classic plans that offer up discounts on handsets, even with the added monthly charge for the device.
The promo starts on September 21st and runs through September 30th. Giving you a week to poke, prod and understand the promo in full detail before making the commitment. It is a hard offer to not take advantage off though, even with the Note II looming on the horizon and potential word of the LG Optimus G and HTC One X+. What are you thinking about doing? Take a quick read through the full press release below.
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 “MagentaDeal 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.
1 Standard migration fees will apply for existing Classic customers who switch to a Value plan and have less than 18 months of contract tenure.
2 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.