Major carrier T-Mobile has put out a new promotion for business customers, offering $100 per line in service credit when businesses port in lines (up to 100 lines) that are corporate liable and include voice services. Customers have to port in from Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T in order to get the credit, and they have to have the lines completely ported over, with the other carrier cancelled, within 30 days of activation. The fine print specifies that a SIM starter kit may be required as part of the deal, and customers will have to stay in good standing for the 3 or 4 bill cycles it will take for the credits to reflect on their bill.
This deal can be stacked with T-Mobile’s existing buy one, get one free deals on flagship handsets, which are also available to individual accounts. The selection of flagships available is limited to Samsung and LG flagships. On the Samsung side, customers can get the deal applied to the entirety of the Galaxy S8 family, including the Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S8 Active, along with the Galaxy Note 8. LG phones on offer include The LG G6, LG V20, LG V30, and LG V30+. Other Android flagships like the Moto Z2 Force aren’t included, nor are budget devices like T-Mobile’s REVVL lineup. Businesses that typically rely on devices running Windows Phone, iOS, or BlackBerry OS will also find themselves having to bring their own devices and buy SIM starter kits.
T-Mobile has this deal opened up to government organizations and private businesses alike, from the small business level all the way up to corporate entities. The company has recently been focused on winning over business customers from the likes of AT&T and Verizon, who have dominated the business-centric mobile world in the US for a while. The company has rolled out a number of initiatives to help get business customers in the form of 2015’s launch of Un-Carrier for Business. Looking forward, many carriers are looking to fixed wireless solutions and small cells for a 5G rollout. These solutions are typically well-suited to the needs of businesses where most of the work takes place inside a given property, but T-Mobile’s use of low-band LTE for extra coverage may help it to curry favor with businesses that typically send employees travelling often.