Here are the best T-Mobile deals and offers right now (February 2018)

T-Mobile is now the third biggest US wireless carrier, overtaking Sprint and challenging AT&T and Verizon, the two leaders in the space. Part of the reason for this growth is that there are many aggressive T-Mobile deals and offers that are always available for new and current customers, with BOGO phone offers as well as discounts.

In this article, we will list the currently available T-Mobile deals, so that you can be aware of them when you make your next smartphone purchase from the carrier. Since T-Mobile lets some deals expire, as well as put in new ones, we will be updating this post as those deals are revealed.

T-Mobile deals – BOGO free offer on many major flagship smartphones

The best of the current T-Mobile deals  lets you buy a high-end smartphone and then get a second device for free. At moment, this BOGO offer is available for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the Galaxy S8 Active, and the Galaxy Note 8. It’s also available for the iPhone 7, the 7 Plus, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X, along with the LG G6, the V30 and the V30 Plus.

In order to take advantage of any of these BOGO deals, you need to trade in your current phone (if it is eligible) and switch your number over to T-Mobile. You will still purchase both the first and second phone up front with a monthly payment plan, along with the T-Mobile SIM starter kit that normally costs $25.

Once all that is done, T-Mobile will send you a rebate to pay off the second phone in the form of a MasterCard prepaid debit card in about eight weeks.

T-Mobile deals –Save $150 off select Samsung and LG flagship phones

If you just want one new phone, then T-Mobile has you covered as well, as it is currently offering $150 off the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the Galaxy S8 Active, and the Galaxy Note 8, along with the LG G6, the V30 and the V30 Plus (sadly, no iPhones are listed in this deal). Once again, you will have to turn in your older phone (make sure its also eligible for these offers), and you may also have to pay for that T-Mobile SIM starter kit.
You will have to sign up to pay for the phone in monthly installments, but you should get the $150 rebate in a prepaid MasterCard that will be sent out 8 weeks later. You will also cut the price of the phone down with the value of your older phone that you traded in.
Also, until Feb. 22, if you buy an LG G6, V30 or V30 Plus, you can get a free LG MiniBeam projector that’s normally worth $349. While that offer is directly from LG, it’s still a nice bonus.

T-Mobile deals – Save money on certified pre-owned older Samsung Galaxy phones

If you want to save some money by getting an older phone that has been labeled as “pre-owned” you can do that at T-Mobile. It is selling the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for $50 off its normal price, the Galaxy S7 for $70 off and the Galaxy Note 5 for $80 off. T-Mobile says all of its “pre-owned” phones go through a 80-point inspection and all of the also come with a 90 day limited warranty. The discounts on the Samsung Galaxy phones are only online, or via phone sales; they are not available at T-Mobile’s brick and mortar stores.
T-Mobile is currently running a promotion on Samsung Galaxy S8 cases. It’s pretty simple: if you buy two or more of these cases, you get 20 percent off their normal price if you buy them at the T-Mobile website.

T-Mobile deals – Save on select Beats headphones and earphones

T-Mobile has some discounts on select Beats products from Apple. You can get $30 off BeatsX earphones, $40 off PowerBeats earphones and $60 off Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones. These deals are only available online or via phone orders.

T-Mobile deals – Save almost $200 off Nest security pack

T-Mobile is teaming up with Google’s Nest team to offer a discount on a Nest security pack. You can get the recently launched Nest Secure alarm system, plus a Nest Cam Indoor camera, for nearly $200 off their normal price. Normally, this bundle would cost a total of $698, but if you get this deal, and also get T-Mobile’s  Nest Plan, you can get these products for $20 and $20 a month for 24 months, or about $500. T-Mobile’s Nest plan costs $15 a month and offers customers  cellular backup for the Nest Secure system and Nest Aware Basic for the Nest Cam Indoor camera.

T-Mobile deals – Add a line to your family plan and get another one for free

The latest deal begins on Feb. 10, and it concerns the carrier’s T-Mobile ONE family plan. Starting on that date, anyone on that plan who wants to add a new line can get another one for free. This actually will work well with the company’s current BOGO phone offers. This special deal is available for a limited time, and there’s no word on when it will end.
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AT&T files complaint against T-Mobile over claymation John Legere video

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  • In December 2017, T-Mobile released a holiday-themed video depicting AT&T as a monster killed by CEO John Legere.
  • AT&T just filed a complaint against T-Mobile, alleging the company intended to mislead the public with the cartoon.
  • The video didn’t make that big of a splash in December but is now getting more views due to the publicity AT&T created.

In 2003, Barbra Streisand attempted to suppress aerial footage taken of her home in Malibu, CA. Streisand sued the photographer, Kenneth Adelman, for violation of privacy, as she had not permitted anyone to photograph her massive, beachfront property. Before the case went public, the photograph had been viewed six times online; after the lawsuit, the views jumped to half-a-million. This phenomenon is now known as the Streisand Effect: the attempt to remove or censor information has the unintended consequence of bringing more attention to the information.

It appears AT&T is not familiar with this social phenomenon, as lawyers representing the company filed a complaint against T-Mobile in response to a claymation holiday ad that had little impact when it went live in December. Now, of course, more people will view it than ever. Here it is, right here:

If you can’t watch the ad because of your location or just because you’re at work and can’t be caught watching silly cartoons, we’ll give you the gist. Claymation John Legere finds himself in a winter wonderland akin to the one in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, where a two-headed blue and red monster is causing a “blizzard” of fees, taxes, and other maladies on the people. Using his magic magenta sleigh, he “cuts through the bullshit” (direct quote from the video) and saves the holiday season for wireless customers everywhere.

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It’s pretty funny, and definitely falls in line with the usual antics from John Legere and the “Un-Carrier.” But AT&T apparently wasn’t laughing, as it filed a complaint with the National Advertising Division. The company alleges that the ad “made unsubstantiated, false, and misleading claims, and disparages and denigrates AT&T.”

If AT&T is referring to the two-headed monster, then yeah, I can see how it would call that a false and misleading claim; that monster certainly doesn’t exist! And if it does, no company would want to be associated with it! It’s so mean and scary!

The holiday video had 2.5 million views on Twitter, and about 11,000 views on YouTube before the news broke of the complaint. Now the video has 2.55 million views on Twitter and 20,000 views on YouTube. It’s the Streisand Effect happening in full force. So even though December 2018 is ten months away, feel free to share the video with your friends so they can judge for themselves if AT&T is genuinely being defamed. \

T-Mobile, in response to the complaint, claimed no wrong-doing and moved for the case to be dismissed. However, the NAD refused and deferred action to the FTC and FCC for a full review. We’ll update this article if and when the FTC and FCC issue their decision on whether or not a cartoon version of a CEO riding a magical sleigh is a violation of fair business practices in advertising.

T-Mobile and MetroPCS offer tax season deals

T-Mobile is always apt to jump on an opportunity for a sale, and tax season is no exception. Both T-Mobile and its subsidiary, MetroPCS, are offering deals for new and existing customers this spring. New customers at MetroPCS can save $150 on any phone when they port their number to MetroPCS and sign up for an unlimited LTE plan. These customers can also pick from a variety of free (with the exception of tax) smartphones that MetroPCS is offering.

Existing customers at MetroPCS can score a $50 instant rebate on a phone when they add a line to an existing Unlimited LTE plan. And for customers that want to upgrade and have been on MetroPCS for more than three months, the company is offering the same $50 rebate if those customers increase their plan to the Unlimited LTE plan.

T-Mobile is offering a buy one, get one free deal on select LG smartphones, including the LG G6, V30, and V30+. New and existing customers who purchase one of these devices on an Equipment Installment Plan can get a second device of equal or lesser value for free. Both devices must be active lines through T-Mobile.

Check out T-Mobile’s official announcement at the source link for terms and conditions.

Samsung is bringing Android 8.0 Oreo to the T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and Note 5

Big-name manufacturers typically support their flagship devices with 2 years of major firmware updates making it a given that Samsung’s current and previous flagship devices will see updates to Android Oreo. Anything older than that is usually a toss up, so it was fairly surprising to hear that the Galaxy S6 lineup and Galaxy Note 5 will be with receiving Android 8.0 Oreo on T-Mobile.

T-Mobile’s support page for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5 show the device manufacturer and carrier agreeing to support a new software update for the aforementioned devices with a “Phase: Complete: Version 8.0 Oreo” status.

Keep in mind the Galaxy S6 lineup is over 3 years old and while it’s extremely rare to see something so old receive a major software update, these devices will likely remain on Android 8.0 Oreo for their rest of their lives (with the exception of security updates).

There’s still no word if other carriers will follow suit. Right now it’s just Samsung and T-Mobile all by their lonesome and still no ETA on when the update will begin rolling out. We’ll need to see if this pushes other carriers to do the same.

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