Latest in Gear

Image credit:

T-Mobile hopes to reel you in with free Taco Bell at its stores

The pop-ups are only around between July 23rd and 25th, though.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
July 16, 2019
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

T-Mobile

T-Mobile has a simple way to draw you into its stores: it's straight-up bribing you with free food. The carrier is partnering with Taco Bell on "T-MoBell" (yes, we know) pop-up stores at signature T-Mobile locations in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City between July 23rd and July 25th. Anyone who attends will get free tacos, special T-MoBell Freeze drinks (aka white cherry) and branded merch like socks and stick-on phone wallets. The two are even courting celebrity chasers with promises of "special guests" at each location, such as The Bachelor's Colton Underwood in Chicago.

And yes, there's still something for those who either can't make it or wouldn't be caught dead attending a gig like this. T-Mobile's Twitter followers can enter giveaways staring July 23rd, including for a $500 Taco Bell gift card (that's a lot of gorditas) and tech like Powerbeats Pro earbuds and Megaboom 3 speakers.

It's all a conspicuous ploy to get people to switch carriers or upgrade their phones, of course. Still, it stands out as an unusual team-up in a field where tie-ins are commonplace. And think of it this way: if nothing else, it'll give you a bite to eat if you're stuck downtown and don't mind a hard sell on phone service while you chow down.

Verizon owns Engadget's parent company, Verizon Media. Rest assured, Verizon has no control over our coverage. Engadget remains editorially independent.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Presenting the Best of CES 2021 winners!

Presenting the Best of CES 2021 winners!

View
Synthetic cornea helped a legally blind man regain his sight

Synthetic cornea helped a legally blind man regain his sight

View
Scientists may have found the background ripples of the universe

Scientists may have found the background ripples of the universe

View
The Morning After: Your smartwatch might detect signs of COVID-19 before you do

The Morning After: Your smartwatch might detect signs of COVID-19 before you do

View
Lenovo's new Titanium Yoga laptop will feature Sensel's force-sensing tech

Lenovo's new Titanium Yoga laptop will feature Sensel's force-sensing tech

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr