T-Mobile USA spreads the love this Saturday, makes all smartphones free after rebate

February 7, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka



T-Mobile USA wants to get everyone in the Valentine’s Day spirit, so the boys and girls in magenta will make all smartphones and a select few tablets free on a 2-year agreement.

The way it works is that customers can go into T-Mobile USA stores this Saturday and purchase a new phone on a 2-year agreement. Customers will then receive a rebate form that they fill-in and mail to T-Mobile to receive a rebate card for the full value of the phone. You’ll still have to pay $250 to get a Galaxy S II, but you’ll get $250 back a few weeks afterward.

The deal is open only to new customers and existing subscribers who are eligible for an upgrade. Residents of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Miami-Dade County, Florida are not eligible for the deal, but a separate offer will be made available to those customers (no details mentioned in the announcement).

T-Mobile is also offering a deal for customers interested in an Unlimited Value plan. Those users will get a mail-in rebate for the upfront costs and have an EIP monthly payment in addition to their monthly bill. For instance, you’ll pay $199.99 for a Galaxy S II in-store and then received a rebate card in the mail worth $200. Your monthly bill will then be charged an extra $20 per month to pay for the phone.

More details on requirements and the phones offered are available at T-Mobile.