T-Mobile is pretty hot on saving its customers money, especially if the company can create positive PR about it (which it's pretty good at, all things being said). The latest scheme takes that dreaded word, 'taxes' and tries to at least make it tolerable by returning sales tax to you when new and existing customers buy a new smartphone.

Obviously this is a pretty big win for T-Mobile. It goes hand-in-hand with the ONE program the carrier offers, which includes taxes and other monthly fees in the price of the plan, unlike other networks who tag those fees on after the fact. On top of that, ONE also gives you a $150 rebate on every extra line added, up to 12 lines. T-Mobile's rather outspoken CEO John Legere reportedly said of the new tax scheme, "We’re giving you back more than you paid in sales tax on ALL T-Mobile smartphones for you and your entire family. So what are you waiting for?" Let David answer that.

To sign up to T-Mobile and qualify for this offer, go online or in store and register for the Equipment Installment Plan for any smartphone. Once that's done, you should receive a prepaid MasterCard with the returned sales tax already on it.

Press Release

T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced its own version of the Boston Tea Party. Starting February 1st, existing and new T-Mobile customers with unlimited high-speed data can pick up a hot new smartphone and get back at least what they paid in sales tax when it’s all said and done.

The Un-carrier’s been leading a revolt against extra taxes and monthly fees on behalf of consumers. It all started with Un-carrier Next and T-Mobile ONE with taxes and monthly fees included. On top of that, T-Mobile is giving carrier customers a 2nd rebate this year with $150 for each and every line you switch to T-Mobile ONE up to 12 lines, for a limited time. Stack that on top of today’s news, and you’ve got yourself one heckuva reason to party. And, you won’t have to throw away a bunch of perfectly good tea to do it.

“You know the old saying about death and taxes? We’re taking on taxes first,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “With Un-carrier Next, we went All In and included all those added monthly fees and extra taxes on T-Mobile ONE—all without changing the price. Now, we’re giving you back more than you paid in sales tax on ALL T-Mobile smartphones for you and your entire family. So what are you waiting for?”

Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to a T-Mobile store or www.t-mobile.com and get your new smartphone on an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). Don’t forget the rest of the family – or your small business! You can get money back on every new smartphone –with every T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice Unlimited 4G LTE line up to 12.
  2. Submit your info online, and you’ll get a prepaid MasterCard® with 11.2% of your phone’s price* within 60 days.  That’s more than the sales tax on your phone … and could be over $100 per device! Cha-ching.
  3. Use all that money anywhere you want.  We recommend buying something magenta.

And here’s the list of smartphones this deal covers:

T-Mobile is radically simplifying a complicated industry for everyone. With T-Mobile ONE, there are no more data buckets, no more guessing how much of the Internet you’ll use, no more 2-year service contracts, no more overages, no more worrying about how much your bill will be, and even taxes and fees are included in the price! Contrast that with carriers who confuse, complicate and limit you just to enrich themselves. It’s gotten so bad that Verizon is now – unbelievably – actually trying to convince you that limiting your data is a good thing. #smh

T-Mobile’s smartphone tax revolt will definitely last longer than the Boston Tea Party… but it’s still a limited time offer, so get a move on!

For more information, visit https://explore.t-mobile.com/device-deals-and-offers.

* And if you’re lucky enough to call Puerto Rico home, it gets even better.  It’s 11.55%.