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5GE is a Joke. These T-Mobile Deals Aren’t.

April 1, 2019 GMT

BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 1, 2019--Most decent people limit their pranks to April Fool’s Day, but AT&T’s been trying to fool everyone with 5GE for months! So today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) announced three very real deals for all those people fed up with being misled and mistreated by their carrier to make the switch to the Un-carrier. And of course, everyone – new switchers from any carrier and existing T-Mobile customers – can get in on the savings:

  • Buy one, get one Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 or S10+ for up to $750 off, via monthly bill credits when you add a line; T-Mobile for Business customers can get in on this deal too.
  • Up to $300 off these uber-popular smartphones when you trade in a qualifying phone.
  • Get two unlimited lines with two phones included for just $100/month on T-Mobile Essentials with AutoPay. Choose from the T-Mobile REVVL, REVVL Plus, REVVL 2 and more.


There’s nothing real about AT&T’s 5GE, except for the fact that it is really slower than T-Mobile’s very real 4G LTE network. AT&T customers know something is up. We asked, and nearly 97% of the AT&T customers aware of 5GE (and its slower than T-Mobile speeds) said it’s misleading, according to new research conducted with Civic Science. Maybe that’s because it is!


“Hey, AT&T, your customers see right through you! They know you’re lying to them with your made-up 5GE … and they’re pissed!” said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile. “Time to come to the Un-carrier and get thanked instead! Lightning-fast network, taxes & fees included, nationwide coverage, the best customer service in wireless, Netflix on Us, free tacos, free texting & data abroad and a whole lot more. Trade that E for the T and find out what it’s like to be treated the way you deserve!”

T-Mobile makes switching even easier with Carrier Freedom – the Un-carrier will pay off your carrier’s annual service contract and device payments (up to $650 per line via trade-in credit and prepaid card) when you trade in and get a new device on a qualifying plan. Carrier Freedom also works with the 2/$100 T-Mobile Essentials deal above.

And for Verizon customers looking to keep your device, we’ve got you covered with #GetOutoftheRed. Just bring your eligible device and sign up for T-Mobile ONE Plus. T-Mobile will pay off up to $650 of the remaining balance on your phone via prepaid card.

These offers are available in store and online, nationwide and for a limited time. For more info, visit our deals page.

During congestion, Essentials customers may notice speeds lower than other customers and further reduction if using >50GB/mo. Contact us before canceling service to continue discounted device payments, or credits stop & remaining balance is due. Tax on pre-credit price due at sale. Limited time offers; subject to change. Qualifying credit, service, & finance agreements req’d. If you canceled voice lines in past 90 days, reactivate them first. Must be active and in good standing to receive credits; allow 2 bill cycles. Some offers may not be combined. $750 Off: 2+ lines required. Max 6 /account. Up to $300 Off: Qualifying trade-in required. Max 12/account. 2 for $100: $90 for Essentials + $10 for 2 eligible devices. Max 6/account. Essentials: Credit approval, deposit, and $25 SIM starter kit or $20 upgrade support charge may be required. Taxes/fees approx. 4-38% of bill. #GetOutoftheRed: Timely redemption required. Allow 15 days for virtual prepaid card. Carrier Freedom: Port-in, 60+ days with carrier, and timely redemption required. Allow up to 8 weeks for trade-in credit (applied to T-Mobile bill). Cards issued by Sunrise Banks N.A., member FDIC. Terms & conditions apply; card expires.

About T-Mobile US, Inc.

As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. Our advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 79.7 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile. For more information, please visit

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