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T-Mobile Offering a Free Smartphone With at Least $100 Airtime Purchase

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T-Mobile has something in store for simply signing up your email address. When you visit T-Mo's website, you'll be prompted to enter your email in exchange of a time-limited, in-store smartphone deal. And as soon as you have entered your email address, you'll be redirected to another page where you can learn more about the offer.

On that page, T-Mobile shares that you are entitled to receive a free smartphone once you purchase $100 airtime refill or greater. Since the offer is only available to select smartphone models, you can take your pick from the selection:

  • Coolpad Catalyst
  • Coolpad Defiant
  • LG Aristo
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime
  • T-Mobile REVVL
  • ZTE Avid Trio

If any of these devices interest you, you can head over to the nearest T-Mobile store participating in the offer. You can speak to one of the store representatives about how you can get the free smartphone with a prepaid plan.

The next thing to do is to purchase a qualifying airtime refill of at least $100 that you can use with your plan or service. And if you don't have a prepaid plan set up yet, one of the representatives will happily do that for you. It's that simple.

So there you have it. Once you're done with the process, you can walk out of the T-Mobile store with a free smartphone of your choice. Since this is available while supplies last, it is also available for a limited time only. The qualifying device and $100 refill must be purchased in the same transaction. In some cases, a $10 SIM Starter Kit may be required. Taxes and fees are additional.

Which device are you interested in getting under this promotion?


Source: T-Mobile

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  1. I wouldn't mind the Samsung, or LG.
    But even in a large metro area, T-mobile drops a lot of calls. I like at&t service, very consistent.

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    1. Poppycock. I'm a T-Mobile customer and I haven't had a dropped call in years. Things are a lot different than they used to be.

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  2. J3 Prime is the only one worth getting.

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    1. And that's not saying much!!!

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  3. But even in a large metro area, AT&T drops a lot of calls. I like T-Mobile service. Very consistent..:)

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  4. Hey Dennis, just wanted to drop a line about Best Buy's Deal Of The Day Today.

    Wednesday 12/20/2017 is: "Kodak Ektra" 32 GB-expandable unlocked 4G LTE
    Regular Price: $399.99
    TODAY'S SPECIAL: $99.99

    Deca-Core MediaTek Helio processor
    3GB of RAM
    5" HD display
    21 "MegaPickle" rear facing camera (f/2.0 aperture)
    13 "MegaPickle" front facing camera
    Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
    3000 mAh Battery

    Best Buy says home delivery by 12/29/2017. Thought it an interesting budget alternative for some readers. Good on any At&t or T-Mobile prepaid.

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  5. i got that phone last week from b&h. takes excellent pictures. very snappy. of course, i delete or disable all the social media (garbage) apps first...

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    1. Great rear facing camera...due to the decent MP it will take sharper pics in good light compared to $800+ phones with much lower, chunkier resolution.

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    2. This review say otherwise Kodak Ektra review: Kodak shouldn't have made this phone - CNET. At $99 the Kodak Extra sounds like a good deal but don't expect it to deliver flagship photo quality.

      MP resolution is probably the least important camera spec. Lens quality, sensor size and quality and software are all more significant.

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    3. Kodak only makes garbage now. They sold their name off to garbage manufacturing.

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  6. Would be interested but TMobile signal is worthless in northern WI.Maybe someday.But am not holding my breath yet.

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    1. T-Mobile is the best overall major carrier again and scored particularly well for value, according to these 120,000 people:
      https://www.consumerreports.org/cell-phones-services/best-cell-phone-companies-is-bigger-better/
      Consumer Cellular, Project Fi and Ting are best overall, again. Republic also scored well. All 4 offer T-Mobile service as one of their carriers.
      Help is on the way for WI next year, as long as you buy a Band 71 capable device.

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    2. Wait for the 2018 J7.

      Metro has a $100 in-store discount that'll presumably knock it fown to $100, making it an affordable B66/B71 phone.

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  7. Free phones? Where are the ring plus/cell nuvo users. If you say free they come running.

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    1. So what? They use no more than the plans that the company offers them. Nothing wrong with that.

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    2. Arn't both those companies out of business? I imagine it had a lot to do with how they operated the company but more about the type customer they had. Luckily TMO has a little more cash and they get fewer of this sort of bottom barrel customer.

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    3. I'm not sure CellNuvo is out of business yet, but they do like to close their corporate offices for weeks at a time.

      And whatever their problems, rest assured they had nothing to do with customers, who merely signed up for and paid for services from CellNuvo and used them.

      The problems of course were entirely with how the company was operated.

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    4. Oh boy..nothing is ever your fault is it?

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    5. How can anyone have blame for a company's demise by merely enrolling in its advertised plans and using the services then offered by the company ?

      If a company is set up such that thr more customers it has the worse it does, someone important missed Economics 101.

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    6. I tried CellNuvo. They weren't equipped to sell SIMS. The same ones they advertised on their web page for cold hard cash. They had promised an iPhone app to do the earning years before... but never delivered it.

      That's two examples showing that CellNuvo wasn't that interested in getting money or ad-view revenue. Even from customers like me who waved money in their face. I'm sure their bungling negative-cashflow-inducing behavior was repeated all over the place.

      That's a recipe for disaster. How in the world can you blame the customers? Are you Mr Mannix's mother, wondering why your son Tom seemed so upset all the time?
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      (Similar stuff happened elsewhere: RingPlus was supposed to be ad supported, but they hardly ever offered ads, and when they did, most of the time it was for stuff their target audience was unable to purchase: I mean, who in their right mind would think it is a good idea to try and sell individual iTunes songs and albums to Android users? Extremely poorly run, yet some blame "the customers" for RP's demise too)

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    7. "Oh boy..nothing is ever your fault is it?"

      If you as a store owner choose to price milk at 18 cents a gallon, and go out of business because customers bought your milk for this price, are you going to blame the customer for your business failure???

      Really?

      Oh, I guess you really are....um... Wow.

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    8. I think the "milk man" is being trolled. lol Pretty funny to watch.

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    9. Huh, I don't see any replies to him other than yours. How is he being trolled? Actually I think the milk example is a pretty accurate representation of the RingPlus or CellNuvo business model.

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    10. My milkshake brings all the carriers to my yard.

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    11. What if they gave a troll party and only one showed up? There he is standing in the corner. Drinking milk.

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  8. Must be nice. I'm on TMo postpaid and the phone prices are higher than a cat's back. That Revvl is interesting as a lower end phone but the price for me to buy one new is just too high, and they actually raised the price since its release.

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  9. Does the $100 have to be applied to the phone you buy at time of purchase?

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  10. Good lord, these phones are the bottom of the barrel, even compared to the free phones from the MetroPCS switch offer.

    It's better to have a ZTE Blade Z Max or Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (with a free year of Amazon Prime) or even a ZTE Zmax Pro or an LG K20 for one month on Metro, and then buy an ebay unlock for $15, and use the phone on T-Mobile Prepaid.

    T-Mobile Prepaid really is the middle child who gets no love from corporate.

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    1. Get real. You need to go look instead of just complaining.
      I just got a free REVVL and its a nice, mid-range phone that performs well and looks good.
      I didn't even need to pay $10 for a SIM, which comes in the box.
      $180 + $10 off regular price.
      They will activate any prepaid plan, including PayGo.
      This deal is unbeatable. There was a 30-minute line at the store.
      The couple in front of my got a new free iPhone via the new BOGO deal.

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    2. These phones are only worth a 50 dollar airtime card. Maybe next year they will have some better, band 71 inclusive, devices. Only then will I spring for a $100 card.

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    3. REVVL is a great deal even if you don't use the free airtime.
      The most competitive market around says a new REVVL is worth ~$115 delivered, without a SIM. You can buy one with a SIM for $100 plus tax for the airtime, which will also provide ~2-33 months of phone service. REVVL support Bands 12 and 66, which will help cover people pretty well until Band 71 is actually deployed next year. If your perfect deal ever arrives, you can sell the REVVL and upgrade.

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    4. Some REVVL reviews that I saw expressed quality of manufacture concerns, otherwise I would agree with your post. This takes it out of consideration for me.

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    5. Build quality is very good. Nice, tight seams and the front and sides look good. The back panel material is somewhat thin plastic; TCL/Alcatel kept costs down by using a replaceable battery and tucking the SIM and Micro-SD slots inside. They wanted to keep the phone thin, so the back is thin. The phone is not flexy, in part because there are no SIM or M-SD openings. Folks should use a case because of the small camera bulge, so the thin back panel isn't an issue for me.
      Everything works as it should. This REVVL easily beats every cheap $10-$40 LG and Nokia/Microsoft Black Friday special I've bought, based on specs, build quality and performance. It's a similar value to the Moto E4 I tried, unless you unlock a sale Verizon model. I'll probably trigger the resident BLU troll, but I think a BLU Vivo 8L or S1 is a nicer overall phone at the same list price ($179 at Tmo stores, with SIM). But at $100 plus tax, you can't beat this REVVL.

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  11. Last time TMobile had this deal, I picked up an Aristo, which I like a lot, just wish it had a fingerprint reader. This time, I got a Revvl, I have mixed feelings about it. The specs are good, but it's a fingerprint magnet. It really needs a case to cover up the cheap looking high gloss back.

    Shouldn't complain though for FREE. Just pre-paying a few months that I would have paid for anyhow. Both times, they let me put the refill on my existing Walmart plan line. I'll probably use the Aristo on my legacy Gold rewards line.

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  12. Is T-Mobile blocking new phone SIMs from connecting to the 2G network when swapped to 2G phones?
    Are they blocking MVNO SIMs in new T-Mobile prepaid phones?

    The SIM I activated with my new REVVL does not connect to the 2G network when used in my old, unlocked RAZR or KRZR K1. I get a 'Check SIM' message that does not go away.

    The Lycamobile SIM I use in the 2G flip phones will not connect to the T-Mobile network when inserted in the REVVL. 'Emergency Calls only.' I selected the Tmobile APN. The SIM works fine in my new unlocked Android - it connects right away.

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    1. "T-Mobile is blocking my new, activated REVVL SIM from working in all three unlocked 2G flip phones I tried"

      Ancient stone-age phones like that? The sim would resemble one of those stone slab Flintstone newspapers.

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    2. T-Mobile Technical Support says the new SIMs that come with T-Mobile phones cannot be used in 2G phones. They referred me to my local store to buy an older version SIM card that will work in both my REVVL and 2G flip phones.
      The REVVL SIM does work in my 3G phones.

      TS also confirmed that my REVVL is locked so that it can only be used with T-Mobile plans. It will NOT work with T-Mobile MVNO service.
      The rep said to wait 45 days and add $100 airtime if I want to unlock the REVVL for MVNO use.

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