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.
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.
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.
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.
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.