1. rdubmu's Avatar
    This totally sucks and with the device cost it is about the same as Verizon and At&t

    T-Mobile does away with company discount plan - CNET

    Sent from LG G2 on T-Mobile. come on T-Mobile get a flagship Windows Phone!!!!!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-29-2014 08:29 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Just a $25 discount on a new device and no discount on the monthly bill sounds like a bad deal for customers. Most companies offer more than one carrier on their employee discounts. So a customer would save more money with say 10% off the bill each month if he/she took Verizon/Sprint/AT&T instead of T-Mobile.
    MSFTisMIA likes this.
    03-29-2014 08:33 PM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Just a $25 discount on a new device and no discount on the monthly bill sounds like a bad deal for customers. Most companies offer more than one carrier on their employee discounts. So a customer would save more money with say 10% off the bill each month if he/she took Verizon/Sprint/AT&T instead of T-Mobile.
    Exactly. At my job (top 15 US hospital), t-mobile offers a 10% discount (Sprint is 15%, VZW 18%, AT&T 20%). My bill is cheap so this doesn't bug me as much to lose the discount, but savings are savings as I'd save an extra $10 a month with the discount. It is still a bad deal for consumers because not everyone will do an upgrade, so $25 as a one time deal every upgrade just doesn't cut it.

    Seriously, t-mo is you've got good coverage is great if you're bringing your own device. Otherwise...
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-29-2014 08:39 PM
  4. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Wow. We have Verizon, and the coverage is basically enough to keep us there. But we also get a 20% discount which plays a huge role. Have ran numbers before and considered switching, but hadn't ran since they redid pricing with our discount. Oh well.

    Edit: Sprint is just not viable, and AT&T has shoddy coverage in enough places we need, PLUS we have never had a good experience with them.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-29-2014 08:42 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Exactly. At my job (top 15 US hospital), t-mobile offers a 10% discount (Sprint is 15%, VZW 18%, AT&T 20%). My bill is cheap so this doesn't bug me as much to lose the discount, but savings are savings as I'd save an extra $10 a month with the discount. It is still a bad deal for consumers because not everyone will do an upgrade, so $25 as a one time deal every upgrade just doesn't cut it.

    Seriously, t-mo is you've got good coverage is great if you're bringing your own device. Otherwise...
    The other thing is that the carriers usually offer discounts on new devices when upgrading too. AT&T FAN discounts (the discount on monthly bill) go along with AT&T Premier (discounts on devices when upgrading). I'd imagine Verizon and Sprint offer something similar.
    03-29-2014 08:46 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    The other thing is that the carriers usually offer discounts on new devices when upgrading too. AT&T FAN discounts (the discount on monthly bill) go along with AT&T Premier (discounts on devices when upgrading). I'd imagine Verizon and Sprint offer something similar.
    I'm so jaded with the carriers these days. He biggest reason why I'm still with t-mobile is because I'm in a large metro area and their coverage is good enough to justify the monthly prices. My friend was with t-mo and went to AT&T, and I joke with her whenever she talks about me trying AT&T by saying if I get fired or quit my job I can still afford my bill, but her discounts make a serious difference for her and her husband.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-29-2014 09:00 PM
  7. rdubmu's Avatar
    I can get a 22% discount with at&t, 19% with sprint, 17% with Verizon and 15% with tmobile.. With at&t discount my plan would be the same as with tmobile including the cost of the device

    Sent from LG G2 on T-Mobile. come on T-Mobile get a flagship Windows Phone!!!!!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-30-2014 12:03 AM
  8. CyclingGuyNola's Avatar
    This is going to suck for both me and my wife. She gets a 20% discount on monthly bill for both of our lines through her company, no matter which carrier she goes with. The only thing that has kept us on Tmobile has been the unlimited data which is super cheap with her discount. We currently only pay around $135.00 a month for unlimited everything and 2.5GB data share for devices on each phone.

    Things have already been tense with Tmobile after they tried to jerk us around on upgrade prices, lack of more WP selection, useless reps in store..... Take away the discount and its just ridiculous to even think about staying with them any longer.
    Laura Knotek and rdubmu like this.
    03-30-2014 01:38 AM
  9. mrpuny's Avatar
    Loosing the monthly corporate discount is not that big of a deal for my wife and I since it wasn't that large (8%) compared to what some people were getting, but it is irritating, and so it made me revisit our options over the weekend. Since we like to buy our phones up front, and neither of us use much data, T-Mobile still works out cheaper than AT&T (or Verizon), even with the discounts offered for my company, but I'm surprised at how much more competitive their current plans are. Actually, at the 10Gb shared data level, AT&T with my corporate discount would be less expensive for us than two 5GB T-Mobile lines. We don't need that much data, but I also found an AT&T MVNO that may be a really good fit for us, and save us maybe $20/month off the base T-Mobile plans. I need to do a bit more research on that.

    I think T-Mobile is going to regret not at least grandfathering in those already getting the discounts; it's one thing to stop offering benefits for new customers, but taking something away from existing customers is just going to drive them to look elsewhere.
    MSFTisMIA and Laura Knotek like this.
    03-30-2014 02:02 PM
  10. metalchick719's Avatar
    I've been reading up on this the past two days. Government employees and people in the military will still get their discounts, so the discount my mother and I get should be fine. She works for a CUNY school, so we should continue getting ours. Does suck though for everyone who's had discounts, especially those that were grandfathered.
    Laura Knotek, rdubmu and HeyCori like this.
    03-30-2014 09:33 PM
  11. rdubmu's Avatar
    04-02-2014 01:33 PM

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