T-Mobile Price Increase

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  1. johnclevohio macrumors newbie

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    Tried placing an order on Tmobile yesterday, order would not go through. Tried to place it again today, all prices had increased by $50. Talked with agent she told me that prices change all the time. Then ended the conversation.
    Considering I was trying to transfer my service to Tmobile, one would think that they would make an effort to close a sale.
     
  2. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    T Mobile are pretty terrible here in the UK in my experience. I was with them for 6 years until last year. Their coverage wasn't great although they are possibly the cheapest carrier over here. I phoned up at the end of my contract and told them I was thinking of leaving for O2 UK. I asked for my PAC code and they didn't ask any questions just texted it to me a couple of hours later and wished me a good day. The whole process was very polite and no complaints with that regard, but why was there no procedure to at least try and keep my custom? About a month into my O2 contract they contacted me and asked why I had left. I explained I would have stayed had the effort been made to give me a competitive contract and told of my leaving experience. They appeared to be quite miffed at how I was handled but it was too late by then. I'm in a 24 month contract with somebody else. The bright side is I'm on a good value contract and my network coverage is vastly improved.
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    have no idea what you are talking about....prices of phones, contracts, :confused:
     
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  6. BruiserB macrumors 65816

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    Probably true....but that may have been just $350 if they kept the new price low.... I fully expect to lose money, but the less I can lose the better.
     
  7. Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a

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    haha yeah true. thats why i never buy my iphone full price. i always get the model before.
     
  8. Ajones330 macrumors 6502a

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    Well here comes the changes, this is what happens when the iPhone gets on a carrier.
     
  9. Korilakkuma, May 13, 2013
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    Good thing I got mine when it was $580... @_@
     
  10. evetdma macrumors newbie

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    They appeared to be quite miffed at how I was handled but it was too late by then. I'm in a 24 month contract with somebody else.[​IMG]
     
  11. SoIsays macrumors regular

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    This price increase is a real low down dirty move. :mad:
     
  12. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

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    y??
     
  13. coolio93 macrumors 6502

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    It's not a "dirty move". Prices changed happen all the time. Plus the fact that tmobile was selling it for 580 was putting them at a loss (at least up front). I don't see anything "dirty" about this price increase. It's just how business works-simple supply demand stuff.
     
  14. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Why? It is likely the lower price was an "introductory" price and was never advertised as a permanent price.

    Phone prices change all the time on their website. I got a free Nexus 4 in February when the next week, it was $49.
     
  15. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    They should have told people it was a limited time promotional offer. More people might have bought one if they knew it was going to increase.
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    It's always surprising to me how people will proclaim "they lost a sale" due to something like this. Ok, so which other carrier are you going with? And are you doing that just to spite them, because you certainly aren't getting a better deal (unless you know something we don't). It sucks the price went up, but tmobile was already selling the phone at an upfront cost cheaper than anyone else. I was surprised they did that in the first place. They certainly didn't need to. My guess is they will run a promotion here in a month or two for the cheaper price.
     
  17. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL yes he will, he will get $500

    its the tmobile version plus since it will still be $500+ brand new even when the 5S comes out the resale value will be high.
     
  18. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Oh, because business are your friend and just want to help you out?
     
  19. Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a

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    nope
     
  20. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    No one will pay $500 for an iPhone 5 once the 5S comes out. If Tmobile drops it to $500 then that means resale value for used ones will be $400 or less. People don't pay retail for used products.
     
  21. Xenomorph macrumors 65816

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    They still sell the phone cheaper than Apple does!!
     
  22. dewthedru macrumors regular

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    i sold a 32g 4s on ebay a month or so ago for $430. :rolleyes:
     
  23. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I sold a 64GB Verizon 4S with bad ESN for $375 a few months ago. People are insane on what they will buy.
     
  24. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL i can tell you right now people will easily get $450-500 on tmobile iphones in great condition.

    i can put money on it
     

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