Are you a T-Mobile customer absolutely fed up with the carrier's admittedly absurd on-contract pricing for phones? I probably would be, too, if I was on T-Mobile. Fortunately, if you're a savvy consumer, a few times a year T-Mo offers some legitimately good deals on its best phones for around 48 hours, and on November 16th, one of those sales is going to happen. And no, the Galaxy Note II isn't a part of it, sadly.


From Nov. 16th to the 17th, you'll be able to get any Samsung Galaxy phone that isn't a Note II for free on contract ... after paying for it up front and sending in a mail-in rebate card. Yeah, I know - mail-in rebates are evil incarnate. But if you can bear the $300 up-front cost of a Galaxy S III and are looking for an upgrade, this isn't a bad deal at all. You'll get one of the best smartphones on the market for free (eventually). You'll just have to wait (read: hope) for that rebate check to make its way to you. Here's the full list of eligible devices and their point of sale cost pre-rebate (the amount of the rebate is equal to the point of sale cost) - note that these prices apply two new or upgraded 2-year agreements on T-Mobile's Classic Plans.

  • Galaxy S III ($300)
  • Galaxy S Relay 4G ($200)
  • Galaxy S II ($200)
  • Galaxy S Blaze 4G ($150)
  • Galaxy Exhibit 4G ($100)

You can also get rebates on all these phones through an Unlimited Value Plan contract, with a monthly EIP (equipment installment plan), for slightly less money up front.

For more info, check out the press release, here.