Metro by T-Mobile is offering free phones in Walmart stores. Wave7 Research recently described the offerings in a prepaid report the firm sent to its subscribers after first receiving a tip from a T-Mobile marketer. Wave7 Research also reports that Metro by T-Mobile has launched stores and services in Puerto Rico.
Metro by T-Mobile Free Phone Deals
A total of four phones are available for free from Metro by T-Mobile in Walmart stores. Customers can get either a Moto G Pure, Samsung Galaxy A03s, Samsung Galaxy A12, or REVVL V+ 5G for free.
The lead offer is for a free T-Mobile REVVL V+ 5G. Signage for it can be seen in Walmart stores. Walmart has also been advertising that offer on TVs inside its stores, and also online.
The free phone offerings are particularly notable because it's very rare for prepaid providers to make them available at Walmart. Free phones are usually just available through dealers.
The phones are free via an instant in-store rebate and require the purchase and activation of an unlimited plan at checkout. Available plans include the following:
- $40/month - unlimited 4G LTE/5G data, free 1yr subscription of VIX+ streaming
- $50/month - unlimited 4G LTE/5G data, 5GB hotspot, free 1yr subscription of VIX+ streaming, 100GB Google One membership
- $60/month - unlimited 4G LTE/5G data, 15GB hotspot, free 1yr subscription of VIX+ streaming, 100GB Google One membership
All plans include unlimited talk and text and high-speed data. Customers using more than 35GB of high-speed data during a billing cycle will have their data speeds temporarily reduced during times of network congestion. Videos stream at 480p. All plans are eligible for ACP discounts.
“Free phone deals at Walmart are unusual. This offer requires a new line, in-store activation, and a plan of at least $40/month. This is a holiday push for Metro by T-Mobile and we are seeing ads for the offer airing on TVs at Walmart.” – Jeff Moore, Principal of Wave7 Research
Metro by T-Mobile Launches In Puerto Rico
Metro by T-Mobile has launched service in Puerto Rico per a new prepaid report from Wave7 Research. Service has launched at some multi-carrier dealers and T-Mobile hopes to have 30 Metro by T-Mobile exclusive stores opened by the end of the year.
A T-Mobile senior sales manager, Wency Baerga, called Metro a "valuable prepaid product," and noted the prepaid market segment has been very poorly served in Puerto Rico. Baerga says Metro will run on T-Mobile's 5G network making it the first prepaid provider to run on 5G in the territory.
Metro is offering several products in Puerto Rico. Customers will be able to get free phones. They'll also be able to get tablets and 5G hotspots as Metro hopes to make broadband internet more available.
The launch also includes a full advertising campaign that was developed and filmed entirely in the territory.