Yes, it's happening: T-Mobile is looking to drum up some serious foot traffic in T-Mobile stores ahead of Father's Day this weekend by making every single one of its phones free on Saturday only -- but naturally, there's a catch. You can only get in on the offer by switching to a family plan or adding another line to your existing family plans, so anyone flying solo is pretty much out of luck. Clearly, the idea is to get daddy that new HD2 or myTouch 3G Slide he wants without paying a dime out of pocket -- but what about the Galaxy S, hmm? Follow the break for T-Mobile's full press release.
T-Mobile Celebrates Dads with Unprecedented, One-Day-Only
Every Phone Free Event on Sat., June 19
T-Mobile Declares "No More Ties for Dad" for Father's Day;
New Poll Notes Most Dads Would Trade-in Every Tie in Their Closet for a New Mobile Phone
BELLEVUE, Wash. - June 15, 2010 - To help celebrate dad, T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announces the mother of all Father's Day offers: on Sat., June 19, for one day only, every phone in every T-Mobile store is free.* This first-of-its-kind promotion will "untie" families from giving dad the traditional, same-old gift, instead offering him something he craves - a new smartphone.
T-Mobile will break the traditional gift-giving mold by offering every phone in every store for free. This Saturday, starting at 8 a.m., simply visit a T-Mobile retail store and switch to any family plan, or add a new line to an existing family plan, and walk out of the store with a new phone for every new line with a two-year agreement - customer's choice - while supplies last.
"For this very special day celebrating dad and the entire family, T-Mobile is thrilled to offer an industry-first promotion that helps families stay connected," said Adrian Hurditch, vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. "This unprecedented event champions dad and helps families stick together with the latest phones - all for free."
With affordable unlimited calling, texting and data family plans, T-Mobile is giving our most connected customers options that take advantage of the latest devices. With the Father's Day promotion, dads can choose from a selection of 30 devices, no phones excluded, including a variety of brands such as HTC, Motorola, Nokia, RIM, Samsung, SonyEricsson, and Sharp. All phones will be available while supplies last, so customers are encouraged to arrive early to stores to secure the latest and most popular new devices, including the most recently launched smartphones from T-Mobile:
· myTouch 3G Slide™: Combines a slide-out QWERTY keyboard with an incredibly crisp, high-performance touch screen powered by the latest Android™ software. The device hosts unique new features that will help dads connect more easily, more quickly and more often, including the Faves Gallery™, myModes and Genius Button™.
· HTC HD2: Offering the largest touch screen size on a smartphone in the U.S., this slim and sleek device comes ready with a blazing-fast processor and access to millions of eBooks, movies, television programs and more, keeping dad constantly entertained.
· Garminfone™: For the adventurous dad, this new Android™-powered smartphone is fully-integrated with Garmin's premium navigation experience and includes voice-guided and on-screen directions, real-time traffic, weather, and gas price updates.
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"No More Ties" - Dads Want Smartphones
T-Mobile's celebration of dads couldn't come at a better time with new T-Mobile survey results showing that more than half of dads received Father's Day gifts they didn't want. In fact, 53% of dads don't recall the gift they received just two years ago.
According to the poll, one in four dads would ban ties as gifts for Father's Day, and the majority of dads (56%) would trade all ties in their closet for a new phone. Nearly three quarters (74%) of dads polled said they would be excited to get a new phone for Dad's Day, and more than half believe their current phone is out of date.
Dads want a gift they'll actually use, with two-thirds admitting they've received a Father's Day gift they've never or hardly ever used. If dads had their way, not only would they ban ties but 19% said they would ban golf balls, 17% would ban coffee mugs, 14% would ban cologne and 11% would ban desk sets.
Dads have one day to get the phone they've really been craving – and he can ensure the rest of the family can join him in staying connected. T-Mobile's free phones Father's Day promotion is one day only, June 19, in every T-Mobile store across the country.