T-Mobile is selling good number of smartphones, tablets, and mobile hotspots  for $0 down payment with 2 year contract and this includes phones that  are 4G (HSPA+) enabled on December 17th and 18th only. The deal has good number of smartphones powered by Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7 in addition to other devices including tablets, mobile hotspots and laptop sticks. Both the Windows Phones available on T-Mobile currently, HTC Radar 4G and HTC HD7 are for $0.

As per T-Mobile:

“Get a new phone for a $0 down payment, even one of our fastest 4G smartphones, when you switch to T-Mobile®. Only at a T-Mobile store near you.”

The following list of devices (but not limited to) are available for $0 down payment with 2 year contract :

  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • HTC Amaze 4G
  • BlackBerry Torch 9810
  • HTC Radar 4G
  • T-Mobile G-Slate
  • T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot
  • T-Mobile myTouch by LG
  • Samsung Exhibit II 4G
  • BlackBerry Bold 9900
  • T-Mobile myTouch Q by LG
  • T-Mobile Sidekick 4G
  • Samsung Galaxy S 4G
  • HTC HD7
  • T-Mobile G2x With Google
  • HTC Sensation 4G
  • T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide
  • BlackBerry Curve 9360
  • HTC Wildfire S
  • Samsung Gravity Smart
  • LG Optimus T
  • LG GS170
  • Samsung :)t359
  • Samsung t249
  • Samsung t259
  • Samsung t139 S
  • Samsung Gravity TXT
  • LG DoublePlay
  • T-Mobile Jet Laptop Stick
  • T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 LG Laptop Stick
  • T-Mobile 4G Mobile HotSpot

Update: Wait, it is not free as in free lunch, there is a fine-print that says you have to commit with $ for 20 moths and a downpayment price decided by the device you intend to buy then you would receive the mail-in-rebate for the amount you pay for .

That page has this fine-print:

Device Pricing: Down payment & 20 monthly payments required; 0% APR and O.A.C.  Samsung Galaxy S™ II: $199.99 down & $20/mo., total: $599.99; $200 mail-in-rebate card (“MIR”) avail.  HTC® Amaze™ 4G: $199.99 down & $20/mo., total: $599.99; $200 MIR avail.  BlackBerry® Torch 9810: $199.99 down & $20/mo., total: $599.99; $200 MIR avail.  HTC® Radar™ 4G: $99.99 down & $15/mo., total: $399.99; $100 MIR avail.   T-Mobile® G-Slate with Google™: $299.99 down & $10/mo., total: $499.99; $300 MIR avail. T-Mobile® Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot: $24.99 down & $5/mo., total: $124.99; $25 MIR avail.  T-Mobile® myTouch® by LG: $49.99 down & $10/mo., total: $249.99; $50 MIR avail.  Samsung Exhibit™ II 4G: $49.99 down & $15/mo., total: $349.99; $50 MIR avail.  BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900: $199.99 down & $20/mo., total: $599.99; $200 MIR avail.  T-Mobile® myTouch® Q by LG: $49.99 down & $10/mo., total: $249.99; $50 MIR avail.  T-Mobile® Sidekick® 4G: $99.99 down & $15/mo., total: $399.99; $100 MIR avail. Samsung Galaxy S™ 4G: $99.99 down & $15/mo., total: $399.99; $100 MIR avail.   HTC® HD7: $49.99 down & $10/mo., total: $249.99; $50 MIR avail. T-Mobile® G2x™ with Google™: $99.99 down & $15/mo., total: $399.99; $100 MIR avail.  HTC® Sensation™ 4G: $199.99 down & $20/mo., total: $599.99; $200 MIR avail.  T-Mobile® myTouch™ 4G Slide: $149.99 down & $15/mo., total: $449.99; $150 MIR avail.  BlackBerry® Curve™ 9360: $49.99 down & $15/mo., total: $349.99; $50 MIR avail. HTC® Wildfire S™: $49.99 down & $10/mo., total: $249.99; $50 MIR avail. Samsung Gravity Smart: $49.99 down & $10/mo., total: $249.99; $50 MIR avail.  LG Optimus T™: $49.99 down & $10/mo., total: $249.99; $50 MIR avail.  LG GS170: $9.99 down & $3/mo., total: $69.99; $10 MIR avail.  Samsung :) t359: $19.99 down & $5/mo., total: $119.99; $20 MIR avail.   Samsung t249: $19.99 down & $3/mo., total: $79.99; $20 MIR avail.  Samsung t259: $29.99 down & $5/mo., total: $129.99; $30 MIR avail.  Samsung t139: $9.99 down & $3/mo., total: $69.99; $10 MIR avail.  Samsung Gravity TXT: $39.99 down & $5/mo., total: $139.99; $40 MIR avail.  LG DoublePlay: $99.99 down & $15/mo., total: $399.99; $100 MIR avail. T-Mobile® Jet™ 2.0 Laptop Stick: $24.99 down & $5/mo., total: $124.99; $25 MIR avail. T-Mobile® Rocket™ 3.0 4G Laptop Stick: $24.99 down & $5/mo., total: $124.99; $25 MIR avail.  T-Mobile® 4G Mobile HotSpot: $24.99 down & $5/mo., total: $124.99; $25 MIR avail.”
You are not left there, you have to pay taxes, and $35 per line activation fee or $18 for upgrading. Here are the details about it:
“Offer valid Dec. 17-18, 2011; subject to change. Taxes and fees add’l. Not all plans or features avail. on all devices. While supplies last. Device Offer: Credit approval, $35/line activation fee or $18/line upgrade fee, and new activation of a qualifying postpaid   Value plan on two-year contract (with up to $200/line early cancellation fee) req’d. EasyPay billing required for mobile broadband devices.  At participating locations. Domestic only. Equipment Installment Plan: Subject to credit approval. Down payment & unfinanced portion req’d at purchase.  Remaining balance paid in monthly installments. Qualifying plan req’d for duration of EIP agreement; account must be in good standing. Taxes, late/non-payment fees and other upfront and monthly charges may apply. Available only in participating locations;  not available in Wash., D.C. Examples shown reflect the down payment & monthly payments of our most creditworthy customers; amounts for others will vary.  Mail-In Rebate: Activation of qualifying plan req’d; must remain active and in good standing at time rebate is processed.  For mobile broadband devices, mail-in-rebate card requires qualifying mobile broadband plan with EasyPay billing. Limited to specific models; supplies may be limited. One device per eligible account. Rebate provide in the form of a VISA card. Allow 6-8 weeks for processing. See rebate form for details. Device and screen images simulated.”

 

After reading the fine-print, I feel like it is not a good deal at all especially after this line “Down payment & unfinanced portion req’d at purchase.  Remaining balance paid in monthly installments.” in the fine print. If you say $0, it should be $0, why with strings attached and when we pay downpayment outright, it doesn’t make it as $0, IMHO.  What do you think?

Thanks Ken for pointing me to the fine-print.

 

Source: T-Mobile Zero Down Page

2 COMMENTS

  1. Reading the FINE print, you will see there is something due at signing (around $200) and then something monthly for 20months (like $20). Then a mail in rebate for the initial amount paid at signing (like the $200). So, you end up paying something every month for 20 months for the “$0 down payment” phone.
    I was interested, until I read the FINE print!

  2. Reading the FINE print, you will see there is something due at signing (around $200) and then something monthly for 20months (like $20). Then a mail in rebate for the initial amount paid at signing (like the $200). So, you end up paying something every month for 20 months for the “$0 down payment” phone.
    I was interested, until I read the FINE print!

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