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.
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.
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.
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