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Firstly I am not on a 3g/4g plan. Dont know much about it.

If I am not mistaken when signing up for a two year contract you get phones at a discount?

Now I have a friend who has signed up with T-Mobile. She bought a 99.99 dollar plan for 2 lines and got 2 Samsung Galaxy S2 phones.

They are charging her 159.99 for 12 months then the next 12 months she will only charged 99.99.

So shes supposed to pay $720 for two phones? (60 x 12 = 720)

Or is something wrong here?

Amazon suggests the phone will be 149 99 with 2 year contract. Ive even seen a deal before where the S2 was 99 cents with 2 year contract?

Hope someone knows whats going on and why T Mobile is charging 720.

Thanks for reading!
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Just to make sure, were the phones "free" when she signed up? As in she didnt pay anything up front? That is what it sounds like.

In either case, I think it is the way t-mobile is balancing out cost. The whole 2 lines for 99 bucks is a good deal, but with that 160 for a year it pretty much evens out to other plans.
     
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Are you including one-time activation fees for each line?

These phones were probably subsidized (up to $400 I believe), but not free. I'm sure she had to pay some remaining amount reflective of the phones actual value.
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Sounds like she took the pay as you go plan for the smartphones.

They give you the option of buying it up front (full price), paying as you go, or pay xx-xxx (99 or 200) dollars each up front along with a 2 year contract.

The latter requires a data package.
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