T-Mobile Free Data Offer Aimed at Luring Rivals' Customers
T-Mobile is offering a year of unlimited free cellular data to Simple Choice customers who get a friend or relative to switch to the company from a competitor.T-Mobile is going on the offensive for new customers by unveiling a year's free unlimited data to any T-Mobile Simple Choice customer who gets a friend or relative to move their service from Sprint, AT&T or Verizon Wireless. The offer comes just two weeks after a long-rumored merger with Sprint was called off. The free unlimited data for a year offer will also be extended to the new incoming customers who are referred by existing T-Mobile Simple Choice customers, according to a snarky, sarcastic Aug. 21 announcement by the company. T-Mobile teased Sprint about that company's decision earlier this week to introduce Family Share Pack cellular plans in addition to its existing Framily plans for friends and family members. "Sprint's customers have suffered much," T-Mobile said in its statement. "They've endured the Framily. They've endured America's slowest nationwide LTE network. And now again, the (ironically named) carrier has forsaken its loyal customers, offering its latest, 'best deals' to everyone but its own current customers. It's hard to watch." That's where the new T-Mobile offer can help, according to the company. "Today, the Un-carrier announced a new program encouraging T-Mobile customers to save their friends and colleagues still with Sprint. Starting next week, whenever a T-Mobile Simple Choice customer throws a lifeline to a Sprint (or AT&T or Verizon) customer and brings them to the Un-carrier, both receive unlimited LTE [Long Term Evolution] data for a full year on T-Mobile's blazing-fast LTE network, at no additional charge."
In addition, T-Mobile Simple Choice customers who already have unlimited LTE data will receive a $10 credit each month for 12 months, the company stated.