11-15-2012, 05:08 AM #1
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I went to a T-Mo retail store in Orlando to purchase an 810 and look at the 8x in person yesterday. As my 2 year contact is up, I was looking in to the current plan pricing (since it's been 2 years since I've made any changes). The sales person seemed to be pushing me towards the value plans. Of course the cynic in me was skeptical. I figure, if they want me to get that plan, then somehow they are making more money. Therefore, my cynical presumption is, if they are making more money, I am getting screwed out of more money. But that's probably a debate for a different thread.
Anyway, as I was about to check out, I overheard another sales person mention a sale starting on Friday. I asked my sales person about it and she confirmed.
I don't really know the exact details of the sale, but she explained that if I switch to the value plan, I will have to make a down payment on the phone (a new shiny 810) of $130. The sale is in the form of a rebate of the down payment, so essentially, I will get the $130 back at some point.
She didn't go in to great detail as to how it all works (i.e. when do you actually get the down payment refund/rebate). However, that wasn't of great concern to me at the moment as the opportunity to save $130 shut me up pretty quick. I figured I've waited 2 years to get a new phone, I can wait another 2 days.
We made an appointment for Friday (I guess they make appointments now?) to complete the transaction. I will get all of the details then. I was also concerned that they would be sold out of the 810's by then as she stated they only got a couple in, but she put my name on one to reserve for me until Friday. Hopefully, it all works out.
I'd be happy to post more details of the sale tomorrow if anyone's interested.
11-15-2012, 08:22 AM #2
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Anyways...since I couldn’t decide I told the sales lady I’m just going to wait to see more reviews. That's when she told me about some sale going on this weekend and yes made it sound like I could get most any phone for free (after rebate). Sad that I guess had I bought the phone, she would have never told me about the sale. I too am going back Friday!
More to come...
Well after spending 3 hrs at the store, 2 hrs on the phone, 2+ hrs online...i still don't have a phone. This weekends sale had thier system all tied up!!!
On a side notel...If you work for Chevron (or maybe you can pretend to work for Chevron) and either have not taken advantage of the corp. discount, want to add a line, or want to start a new service agreement with T-Mobile…you can get the HTC 8X for $74.99 or an 810 for $24.99.
Sale ends November the 29th.
If that link doesn't work try this one
Last edited by WinnerByRNC; 11-19-2012 at 08:00 AM. Reason: Story update
- 11-15-2012, 08:36 AM #3
11-15-2012, 10:07 AM #4
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Hmm... Apparently, T-Mobile is attempting to do away with Classic plans and will be pushing people toward prepaid and Value plans in the future. This is according to something I read not long ago on TMoNews.com. Odd that you guys were being pushed toward signing up for a Value plan, because that wasn't the case for me when I went to a T-Mobile store yesterday. In my case, the customer service rep who was assisting me said I would have to sign up for a 5GB data plan (I have the 200MB one) because my grandfathered contract is very old (got it in April 2002). I didn't bite. Why would I want to pay $80 before taxes for 300 whenever minutes and 500 texts when I barely even use any of my data as it is??? I don't have "stupid" tattooed on my forehead. :dry Yeah, they're just trying to milk us for all we're worth. You're better off ordering the phone from T-Mobile's website or over the phone through retentions, from what I've been told.
11-15-2012, 02:54 PM #6
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I'd be interested if you find anything other than an Android sale... let us know what happens with your Lumia purchase :)
11-19-2012, 07:49 AM #8
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Ok so i had a disatrous weekend spending way too much time with T-Mobile. Went to buy an 8X and an 810 and once again ended up empty handed. This after being at the store for 3 hrs, being on the phone for another 2, and trying to just buy it online. This weekends sale had all their computer systems locked up.
On a side note...If you work for Chevron (or maybe you can pretend to work for Chevron) and either have not taken advantage of the corp. discount, want to add a line, or want to start a new service agreement with T-Mobile…you can get the HTC 8X for $74.99or an 810 for $24.99. Sale ends the 29th of November. T-Mobile Offers - Chevron
Last edited by WinnerByRNC; 11-19-2012 at 08:09 AM.