According to BGR, in the battle to win customers from carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, T-Mobile has started throwing Samsung Galaxy S8 phones at potential new sign-ups.
Since May 12, T-Mobile has launched a buy-one-get-one-free on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices. The deal is contingent on the customer activating at least one new line, and the purchased Galaxy must be on an installment plan. This means that pre-existing T-Mobile customers can take advantage of the deal as long as they add a new line.
How do you get the second device free? Well, if you activate this promotion, then you will end up paying taxes for both devices in store, and then charges will be added to your monthly bill for the next two years to pay off both phones. However, you will also receive a rebate MasterCard, loaded with the full value of the second Galaxy S8. That’s more or less a gift card to everywhere, starting around $750.
If you don’t want to commit to two years, don’t worry; you can cancel the wireless service at any point. However, the balance left on the phone would then become due immediately.
The best way to take advantage of this offer seems to be if you’re already with T-Mobile, and you have the option to add another line for a few extra dollars a month.