Deals: T-Mobile Launches iPhone/Apple Watch S3 Offer, Belkin Debuts Weekend Sale, and More

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    T-Mobile's iPhone and Apple Watch offers, announced on Wednesday, have now launched on the carrier's website today. The iPhone deal nets you a $200 rebate when purchasing the iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, or 7 Plus on an Equipment Installment Plan, received through a prepaid MasterCard card that you'll get in the mail about eight weeks after the order date. Check out our original blog post for more information, and head to T-Mobile's store to browse the available iPhones under the sale.

    T-Mobile also shared new information on its Apple Watch deal, which lets you purchase one Apple Watch Series 3 device on an Equipment Installment Plan, with an Apple DIGITS plan on the same line, and get another one for 50 percent off (up to $215). The Apple Watch rebate amount isn't received through a MasterCard like the iPhone offer, but instead via 24 monthly bill credits, which typically begin on your second bill cycle.

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    The company said that it's requiring new devices to use its Apple DIGITS wearable plan "specifically because it's the right plan for Apple Watch Series 3," which lets your phone number work on any compatible LTE-enabled smartwatch. The company listed a few of the Apple Watch Series 3 models you can get with the offer, along with the monthly costs and full prices, which you can see below. Head to T-Mobile's Q&A page for more information.
    There are a few other notable discounts going on today and heading into the weekend, including a new sitewide sale over at Belkin. The accessory maker today debuted a trio of savings that will let you save $10 on orders of $50 and over, $25 on orders of $100 and over, and $50 on orders of $150 and over, with no promotional code required.

    There are a handful of exclusions in the sale, including Belkin's Boost Up Qi Charger for iPhone, a few USB/Thunderbolt docks, a USB car charger, the QODE Ultime Lite Keyboard Case for iPad, and all Belkin routers, Wemo and NetCam products. Otherwise, compatible products will see the discount applied automatically upon checkout, and you have until Sunday, February 25 at 11:59 p.m. PT to place your order.

    Costco members can also get a pair of AirPods for $139.99 today, down from their regular price of $159.99. The members only sale includes free shipping and is expected to last for a limited time only.


    At Amazon, you can save up to 40 percent on iXpand's flash drive with combination Lightning connector and USB 3.0, allowing you to easily transfer data from an iPhone/iPad to a Mac or other computer. A collection of iOttie's iPhone compatible car mounts have also been marked down at Amazon, with the savings -- up to 47 percent off -- lasting until Monday, February 26.

    Lastly, as part of its Daily Deals today Best Buy has select models of the 12-inch MacBook refresh from last year marked down by $250. There are two models on sale in all colors: Intel Core M3, 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage for $1,049.99, down from $1,299.99; and Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB Flash Storage for $1,349.99, down from $1,599.99. That's some of the best prices for these models online, with retailers like B&H Photo pricing the same MacBooks at $1,219.99 and $1,519.99, respectively.

    Head over to our Deals Roundup for even more sales info, including DirecTV Now's ongoing offer for the 32GB Apple TV 4K.

    Article Link: Deals: T-Mobile Launches iPhone/Apple Watch S3 Offer, Belkin Debuts Weekend Sale, and More
  2. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    So does that mean with Digits, the Apple Watch Series 3 w LTE doesn’t have a monthly cost like it does with the other carriers?
  3. neoelectronaut macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2003
    Southeastern Louisiana
    I guess I was foolish to hope that there was a buy 1, get 1 half off sale for an Apple Watch that didn't involve me paying for it over the course of two years. Oh well, back to waiting for a Series 1 sale I guess.
  4. Braderunner macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2015
    No, they charge $10/month.
  5. nutmac, Feb 23, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018

    nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    But at least taxes and fees are included.
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    As for the iPhone X, the rebate is $200 + value of the trade in.

    Eligible iPhones you can trade in are:
    • iPhone 6S ($64 to $72, depending on the capacity)
    • iPhone 6S Plus ($85 to $95)
    • iPhone 7 ($122 to $131)
    • iPhone 7 Plus ($163 to $175)
    • iPhone 8 ($256 to $265)
    • iPhone 8 Plus ($295 to $305)
    So if you are trading in iPhone 6S 16GB, you will get $264 rebate toward purchasing iPhone X.

    In comparison to Apple's iPhone Trade-Up offers:
    • iPhone 6S: $160 (T-Mobile is $104 to $112 better)
    • iPhone 6S Plus: $220 ($65 to $75)
    • iPhone 7: $285 ($37 to $46)
    • iPhone 7 Plus: $335 ($28 to $40)
    But in the end, selling it on the open market should be better.
  6. predation macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2013
  7. burgman macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2013
    Does that surprise anyone? They are for profit businesses.
  8. zachlegomaniac, Feb 23, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2018

    zachlegomaniac macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2008
    I hope I didn’t miss something in my quick read of the article, but when I took advantage of a deal like this with t mobile last year I was able to pay off the installment plan in full as soon as the rebate came in the mail (6 weeks after the purchase).
  9. predation macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2013
    True. I traded my old 5s for $300. That was a trade deal.

    Will be patient and wait for this fall. Surely good trade in deals then.
  10. DeepIn2U macrumors 601


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    The guy in Pink at T-Mobile USA seriously is shrewd and needs to do business here in Canada!!

    We can only dream of deals like this here.
  11. Westside guy, Feb 23, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018

    Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    As long as I have to pay an extra monthly fee for the privilege, I am not interested in owning an LTE Watch.
  12. tex210 macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2003
    You can pay it off early or let it ride. It’s interest free. What’s the problem with paying installments I wonder?
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    I just hope the carriers get competitive with watch service fees. It feels too much like they’ve all gotten together beforehand on the fee. There’s a word for that I’m sure.
    (Edit: two words, price fixing.)
  13. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    It should mean that with the "uncarrier," but no, it's the same nickel and dime scheme. The funny thing is that even money-grabby MS and Adobe let you install a single license copy of Office or PS, respectively, on two computers as long as you only use one at a time. CellCos are just a whole new level of pickpockets.
  14. zachlegomaniac macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2008
    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with doing it either way. The poster I was responding to just seemed to want to pay it off, but didn’t think it was possible.
  15. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    That’s why if I was to get a Series 3, I would not activate the service. I don’t need to make watch calls without my phone or stream music to it without my phone. And at this point I may wait for the next fall update to upgrade my original.
  16. tex210 macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2003
    Sorry, I was agreeing with you then failed to reply to neo’s comment with my question. (I guess that makes it rhetorical lol)
  17. wingnut8 macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2007
    That’s great, if only T-Mobile could have gotten their digits service to work on my watch. Instead I spent 50+ hours troubleshooting and still don’t have a working watch.

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