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Well it looks like that earlier leak of a T-Mobile Samsung device sale was spot on. For two days this weekend -- November 16th and 17th -- T-Mobile stores will be selling just about every Samsung device they offer for $0 on contract. In typical T-Mobile fashion, the savings come in the form of a mail-in rebate. So if you're looking to pick up a Samsung Galaxy SIII (S3) on a Classic Plan, you'll have to plop down the full $299 and wait for that rebate in the mail.

The biggest omission here is the Galaxy Note 2, which makes sense considering that it has just launched and T-Mobile's on-contract price is very expensive. They may not be willing to subsidize it this much quite yet. Regardless, a Galaxy S3 for $0 on-contract sounds like a great deal if you're in the market for one.

Source: T-Mobile Newsroom

 
There are 10 comments

Sachmojo says:

I really don't get what game the US providers are playing. Here in Australia ALL phones are available for zero dollars upfront on a two year contract, with new flagship handsets usually available on plans that cost around $60-$70 per month (that's AUD, which is at pretty close to parity with the USD).

Surely we're not the only country doing this?

xBIGREDDx says:

That used to be more common here, and at least with T-Mobile they have sales like this every few months for the people that really care about saving a bit.

Mtn_Scott says:

The US subsidizes the rest of the world.
We pay more for prescription drugs, so they can be cheaper elsewhere. We pay more for phones and service, so they can be cheaper elsewhere.

The US market can support (read: people pay) higher prices so people pay it. Companies come to the US market to make money, they offer in other for lower margins.

Not that I am grumpy about it.

PWC Realtor says:

TMOnews showed a picture where the Note 2 is $99 after a 200 rebate then $20 a month for 20 months on the value plan but it requires at least the unlimited data plan.

Anyone have knowledge if this deal will be available at Wal-Mart stores?

I would rather only be out $150 upfront than $300 in the retail store. I am going to stop by tomorrow, or Thursday and see if they know anything, but if someone can answer with actual information that would be great as well.

Exergy says:

Theoretically, someone could buy a new device, get the rebate, then cancel their contract for the cancelation fee all cheaper than buying the phone off contract. Am I right?

emagen says:

Hmmm, interesting idea. Then sign up for a contract free value plan with a lower monthly...

Aryndar says:

It's an MIR. Chances are high that they will find a way to invalidate your submission.

Would this rebate apply to upgrades?

artacn says:

yes from what i heard from a Tmo rep.