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Here's The Deal With T-Mobile's 'Technically' Free Smartphones For Users Joining Prepaid Plans

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T-Mobile is determined to see more of its clients using smartphones. To make that happen, the carrier launched a tempting offer on some of its prepaid plans.

T-Mobile's plan is to give a "free of charge" smartphone to every client that signs up for a prepaid plan.

Scheduled to start this Wednesday, the offer stands for the following options: Simple Choice Prepaid, Simple Choice No Credit and Simply Prepaid plans.

Just to clarify, users will not get the state of the art, latest flagship handsets, but rather some entry-to-middle level devices.

Also, the "free of charge" term is used quite loosely here. This is how it works: T-Mobile customers pay for the handset up front, but will later receive a mail-in discount of as much as $50, which pretty much covers the smartphone's cost.

Most people would probably want to spend more than $50 on their next smartphone, but the offer will likely find its market niche. Imagine if someone were to offer you $50 out of the blue, no strings attached: wouldn't you take it?

There are a number of models to choose from. Devices such as the Samsung Core Prime, the Coolpad Rogue, the LG Leon, the Alcatel ONETOUCH Evolve and the ZTE Obsidian are among the choices, as they fit the price range.

T-Mobile's special offer does not end here, though. Should you choose the Simple Choice No Credit plan and open up a second phone number, the carrier offers the rebate for that as well.

This isn't the first time that T-Mobile makes bold rebates in order to stay ahead of competition.

In Nov. 2015, the company trimmed the prices of flagship devices by as much as $100. The price reduction applied to devices such as the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. As it was an automatic discount heralding the holidays, no coupon or code was required.

In another effort to cater to its customers' needs, T-Mobile is purportedly working on letting its subscribers use the same number on multiple devices. The feature is already available at major rivals, Verizon and AT&T.

Would you consider signing up for T-Mobile's promotion? Let us know in the comments section.

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