I received another email from one of our tipsters, who sent me an image of an internal document. I promised them I wouldn't publish it here, but, let's just say it goes along with what I've heard already.
This carrier ETF rebate promotion will be launched on January 15th, according to our source. In order to qualify, you must trade in your old device and purchase a new T-Mobile one. The rebate to cover your other carrier's ETF will be achieved by a combination of the trade-in value of your old phone and the promo rebate to cover the difference. If you have a smartphone, the maximum rebate value is $350, for a feature phone it's $200.
For example. Let's say you're the Dad in the above situation, you have $230 to pay your old carrier. Your old phone is worth $100 on trade-in, so T-Mobile stumps up $130 to cover the rest of the cost. How much you get from T-Mobile is entirely dependent on how much you need to pay to end your old contract and how much your old device is worth.
CES 2014Time to eliminate another customer pain point? Time for #Uncarrier4? Yes it's time! Stay tuned...Happy New Year #Randall
“This one you aren’t going to believe,” T-Mobile says in an invitation to journalists. T-Mobile is planning a media event for Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Las Vegas event.