Free Phones! Free Phones! With a catch, of course
Free! Free! Free! Everybody loves free things! Or, as the wonderful double negative writing marketers who came up with Sara Lee's slogan, nobody doesn't like free things. To celebrate Father's Day this weekend, T-Mobile is offering every single phone in its store for FREE. Yes, that's right, sports fans. But, before you walk into a T-Mobile store and start stuffing phones in your pocket, there are some caveats.
First, you need to go on the right day: June 19, 2010. Second, you need to switch to a family plan or add a new line to an existing family plan. Third, you need to sign up for a new two-year agreement.
While there are some caveats, those who are already in the market for a T-Mobile telephone and don't mind singing up for a two-year contract can get a pretty good deal. However, it not only requires a two-year agreement, but either a new family plan or another line on an existing family plan. This is a bit more involved than just signing up for a contract. Personally, I'd prefer consumers to avoid getting locked into two-year service contracts. But, it is hard to pass up free.
Thanks to Engadget Mobile for the story. Here's a link to T-Mobile's press release: http://mobile.engadget.com/2010/06/15/t-mobile-confirms-free-phone-offer...