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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.

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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.

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • FrillArtist

    Lol. Contract.

  • Rohin Galhotra

    I don't see the Note II in the picture anywhere...

  • http://twitter.com/NothingButNexus Nothing But Nexus

    Be careful with this deal if you want to sell the S3 immediately. Sometimes T-Mobile makes you actually use the phone until the rebate arrives. This can pose a problem if you're a T-Mobile subscriber that would like to sell your subsidized S3 to buy a Nexus 4 from Google.

  • Kaushal

    How soon is T-Mobile known to mail in the rebate?

  • Rog

    I'd be much more interested if the Note 2 was in the mix.. at least discounted.

  • Joseph Cascio

    AT&T it's your turn. Where are your deals at?

  • tpremployee

    The Note II is part of the promotion, however, after rebate it is $100 down payment on Value. Also, if you upgrade/activate on Value, depending on your credit class you will receive an EIP credit after 12 months and not a standard prepaid card in the mail in the usual 8 week or so timeframe

  • http://www.facebook.com/sp00nard Christian Dixon

    How is this a deal when you are locked into a draconian 2-year contract?? When will people open up their eyes and see that phone subsidies are BAD!!!!

  • Enoch

    spoke with an customer service rep from tmobile and he attempted to correct me and tell me that this is actually a "buy one get one free" offer and not a straight up free on contract deal.

  • Colin Tomele

    I JUST went back to T-Mobile to get the S3 with a contract. If I had only known this was coming. BAH!

  • Ranger666

    Is this for the 16GB or the 32GB? Anyone know?