Rebate handset must be active on a NEW MetroPCS account (full service payment has been made no later than 35 days after the rebate handset activation).
Offer Terms and Conditions: Rebate has no cash value. Limited time offer. New activations only. Limit five (5) per household. Excludes phone numbers that currently are activated on the T-Mobile® network. Between July 26, 2013 and January 1, 2014, activate MetroPCS service at a participating MetroPCS store or by calling *228 from your MetroPCS phone and port-in your existing phone number, and receive a MetroPCS Prepaid MasterCard® Card, after submission of a properly completed redemption form and satisfaction of all rebate offer requirements. Must be an active MetroPCS subscriber 35 days after activation of phone. See store associate or www.metropcs.com for forms and rebate eligibility requirements and complete details. MetroPCS Prepaid Cards are issued by Citibank, N.A. pursuant to a license from MasterCard International and managed by Citi Prepaid Services. Cards will not have cash access and can be used everywhere MasterCard debit cards are accepted. Can be combined with Bring Your Phone rebate offer and any applicable handset rebate offer, but not with any other rebate offers.
kenwallet said: Can you use this phone with T-Mobile Yes, this is a T-Mobile phone. The deal is if you have activate on MetroPCS (which runs on T-Mobile's network and apparently is owned by T-Mobile). You can forgo the rebate and buy from another retailer (e.g. Amazon) for $70 or $80 to activate on T-Mobile or a different MVNO.
It *might* be locked to MetroPCS (vice T-Mobile), but I don't think that's likely (but don't quote me on it). I'm pretty sure you could pop a T-Mobile (or other SIM) and it would work on another T-Mobile network without issue. What you won't be able to do is take this to AT&T's network.
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posted: Dec. 13, 2013 @ 2:38p
ocean935 said: Total cost in plain words? Unlockable?
$20 AR + $40 x 2 for service minimums = $100.
It's a great deal if you were planning on using a 521 on Metro service. Bad deal otherwise.
Metro only recently launched GSM/UMTS devices and does not use T-Mobile's unlocking policy. It's believed that Metro is waiting for CTIA to issue an industry-wide policy which is expected in the next month or two. In other words, don't expect an unlock code from Metro after 35 days.
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posted: Dec. 13, 2013 @ 2:56p
asuka said: It's believed that Metro is waiting for CTIA to issue an industry-wide policy which is expected in the next month or two. In other words, don't expect an unlock code from Metro after 35 days.
This is no deal. Bring your own number promotion has been going on for a long time. You don't really need to buy this phone from Frys to qualify for that promo.
Also, MetroPCS also has another promo for Bring your own device (except T-Mobile devices) to get another $50. I already took benefit of both offers and both my rebates are approved. I brought in lumia 520 from ATT and ported a Vonage phone number.
Also, MetroPCS keeps extending this promo. They have already extended it at least 2 times. I will get another line, if they still have this promo till end of Jan.
Hoogineer said: asuka said: It's believed that Metro is waiting for CTIA to issue an industry-wide policy which is expected in the next month or two. In other words, don't expect an unlock code from Metro after 35 days.
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