I'm guessing T-Mobile will pull out many awesome Black Friday deals very soon. Last year deals were over the top GOOD from free phones and tablets to free 2 lines added to your account. There were many exclusions where you had to already have at least 2 voice lines on your account to get the free lines, but there was something for everyone to enjoy. Perhaps there may be a trade-in introduced in the coming weeks that would be right up your alley .
KEEP YOUR EYES OPENED FOR THE UPCOMING DEALS AND PROMOTIONS!
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Simply put the more customers T-Mobile has on higher rate plans the more money is made to absorb the cost of these expensive promotions. One person is not bringing in the same amount as four lines would even with discounted rates. Plus with postpaid plans there's a credit check whereas with Prepaid there is not. When you speak about a $1,000 phone having a good credit history is one of the top priorities for a company.
If there were a postpaid plan that did not cost me $25 extra per month of unnecessary service, I would happily choose it. I have excellent credit and would take a credit check to get the phone deal.
But as it stands there is nothing about this "deal" that is actually a "deal". It would cost me an extra $600 to save $200. And I'm sure that a lot of the people out there paying for unlimited don't need it anyways so they're getting ripped off too.
Yes it would be nice for a lower-priced plan for unlimited only however to stay competitive in the unlimited Marketplace there are other perks included albeit at extra charge built into the plan such as International talk text and data as well as T-Mobile Tuesdays caller ID visual voicemail and some other things like that. However like you say to save money on the deal you have to pay money just the same as you'd have to pay more money to get the deal on prepaid just the same that people pay more on postpaid.
It should also be noted that prepaid doesn't have the same roaming capabilities as postpaid and even though there is wide network coverage all carriers use roaming agreements with other providers and Tower operators for which there are fees and costs associated with partnerships such as that.