Nexus 4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2 Headline T-Mobile Holiday Sales

T-Mobile is offering holiday deal blowout including a free Nexus 4 or Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2 for $99 with a host of other free and cheap phones.

The Galaxy S3 and Nexus 4 are free after rebate, for the up front cost, but users will pay $20 a month to pay off the phone’s retail price as part of the deal. The Galaxy Note 2 is $99 after a mail in rebate and buyers need to pay $20 a month. The monthly payment is on top of a monthly payment for service.

These holiday deals come ahead of T-Mobile iPhone 5 announcement and the company’s plan to stop offering smartphone subsidies in 2013. Subsidies are the discount carriers give shoppers for signing a two-year contract.

Nexus 4 Note 2 Galaxy S3 Deals at TMobile
Galaxy S3, Nexus 4 and Galaxy Note 2 deals at T-Mobile.

The T-Mobile Nexus 4, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 and over a dozen other smartphones go on sale in-store and online on Friday December 21st. Shoppers will pay the full price for the phone, with a mail in rebate for $100 to $200 for each phone. Shoppers can check out all the phones on the Holiday sale landing page, and purchase here when the sale starts.


While there are over a dozen phones as part of this sale, only four are worth buying.

Galaxy Note 2

The T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 is more attractive than a week ago thanks to the new Multi-Window update that lets users use two apps on the 5.5-inch screen at once.

Read: Galaxy Note 2 Review

The Galaxy Note 2 is $99 after the $200 rebate. The total cost after two years is $499, a savings of $200 from buying outright.

Galaxy S3

The Galaxy S3 is another good holiday deal to be found at T-Mobile. This popular Android phone is zero down after an instant rebate and with a total cost of $400 over two years.


Read: Galaxy S3 review

This is a savings of $150 over buying the phone from T-Mobile outright. The Galaxy S3 should see an update in early 2013 that brings Multi-Window view and other enhancements.


The HTC 8X is a solid phone from HTC that runs Windows Phone 8. Users looking to pick it up put zero down after rebate and pay $400 split over two years.

Read: HTC 8X review

The HTC 8X is a new phone with lots of promise, but users may want to look closer at Windows Phone 8 before plunging. This is a savings of $199 over buying outright.

Nexus 4

The Nexus 4 isn’t such a great deal in terms of price, because you’ll still pay more than buying it unlocked from Google, but for users that can find a Nexus 4 in stock at T-Mobile it might be the only way to get on until late January or early February.

Read: 7 Reasons the Nexus 4 is Better Than the iPhone 5

The Nexus 4 at T-Mobile is $0 down after rebate, but $400 over two years. The Nexus 4 direct from Google is $349, but it’s hard to find in stock.

The T-Mobile Value plans offer better monthly rates for many users, check out the plans on T-Mobile today, to see if they are a good fit for you.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]


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