In recent years, T-Mobile has taken some big steps toward driving prices down and value up in the wireless industry. Their Un-carrier initiative has made some big changes, such as free merchandise every Tuesday and allowing customers to stream music and video without touching their high-speed data. Their latest promotion will give a free Samsung Galaxy smartphone to every member of your family.
There is, of course, a condition to this promotion. In order to be eligible for the free smartphone, you'll have to be on a data plan that includes either 6GB or 10GB of LTE data per month. The Galaxy smartphone being offered for those subscribing to the 6GB plan will be the Galaxy On5, which is a $139.99 value. It comes equipped with a 5-inch 1280×720 TFT display, 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and a 5MP rear camera. Those who pick the 10 GB plan can choose between the Galaxy On5 or the Galaxy J7. The Galaxy J7 retails for $239.99 and packs the same 1280×720 resolution in a Super AMOLED display that is slightly larger, at 5.5 inches. It also includes a Cortex-A53 octa-core processor, the same 1.5GB of RAM, and a 13MP rear camera. Both devices run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The 6GB LTE plan starts at $40 per month for the first three lines. Each additional line after that is $30 per month. All plans include unlimited data, however, once the limit of high-speed data has been reached on a given line, the connection speed is reduced for the remainder of the month. All eligible plans also include Music Freedom and Binge On to allow customers to stream music and video from participating apps without using any of their monthly high-speed data. And all unused high-speed data left at the end of the month will be carried over for up to a year (with a maximum of 20GB per line). Families can take advantage of this offer for up to 12 lines per account. The promotion starts on July 13, 2016, and will be available in T-Mobile stores or through their website, and will only be valid for a limited time, so act quickly if you'd like to take advantage of this offer.