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What is T-Mobile?
T-Mobile USA was formed in 2002, after the carrier's parent company Deutsche Telekom, brought out Voicestream Wireless and PowerTel in 2001.T-Mobile USA operates on the GSM network and has nationwide based coverage.
The GSM technology allows for end users to switch their phone, by placing an activated GSM Clip, called a SIM card, into a phone for the network. T-Mobile USA offers both family and individual plans that allow the end user to sign up for service, without being required to sign a contractual agreement of service, but end users will have to pay full retail price of the phone they choose. In addition, the carrier offers both post and pre-paid service options.
To receive a free cell phone with T-Mobile USA, the carrier requires the customer to sign a 2 year contractual agreement of service. If the customer cancels their service before the two-year expiration date an Early Termination Fee will apply.
T-Mobile Early Termination Fee (ETF) Guidelines
- $200.00 ETF will apply if the termination occurs with more than 180 days remaining in the customers term of agreement.
- $100.00 ETF will apply if the termination occurs with 91 to 180 days remaining in the customers term of agreement.
- $50.00 or lesser (depending in your monthly recurring charges, taxes and fees) ETF will apply if the termination occurs within the last 30 days of the customers agreement period.
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What are the Free Phones Available, if I sign up for service?
Let's discuss three types of free phones, available with T-Mobile.
Samsung T-239- The Samsung T-239 is a basic slider phone that operates with a T9 keyboard, with broadband wireless service available on the handset. Some of the top features of the phone include a camera with 4x digital zoom, speakerphone and Bluetooth technology integrated, into the handset. This phone is currently free with T-Mobile, with a 2 year agreement.
Samsung Comeback- The Samsung T-559, also known as the Comeback is a smartphone that has a full QWERTY keyboard. T-Mobile USA, broadband wireless service is available with the Comeback. Top features of the phone include a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, video messaging, full e-mail capability, extra memory storage with an SD card shot, speakerphone and Bluetooth technology. This phone is currently free with T-Mobile, with a 2 year agreement and plan.
T-Mobile Tap- This phone is a touch-screen model that is available for T-Mobile. The phone has a full QWERTY keyboard feature available via the touch-screen. Additional features of the phone include broadband 3G capability, a Micro SD slot for additional memory, Global Positioning System (GPS) integrated within the handset, Bluetooth technology, a 2 megapixel camera and speakerphone. This phone is free with T-Mobile, with a 2 year agreement.
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So where do I sign up?
T-Mobile has a number of corporate retail stores available where wireless consultants are available to answer any additional questions or concerns, a consumer might have. Also, customers can shop at T-Mobile Online, to purchase one of their free phone models and rate plans. Free shipping is available when using the T-Mobile online store.
Free Mobile Phones with T Mobile Plans
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