Holiday Shopping Tips
Tips for buying and giving a mobile device this holiday season
A smartphone or tablet is a gift with a personal touch that can help people stay connected long after the holiday season.
o be stressful or complicated. Selecting the right device is simply a matter of knowing how to
, asking the right questions and talking to the experts! T-‐Mobile has a wide array of 4G
smartphones and tablets this holiday season for every type of user. Below are some tips and suggestions
to help make your holiday shopping even easier.
Here are some key questions to arm yourself with before your purchase and make sure to review with any sales associate:
What does my rate plan cover?
What kind of speeds/data am I getting?
How much will my monthly payments be and/or other charges?
What are roaming charges?
What are your warranty/insurance policies?
Below are some tips to keep in mind whether you are purchasing a device as a gift or for yourself:
-‐Mobile retail associates can use a
phone-‐synching device to seamlessly and effortlessly move your contacts, pictures, calendar appointments, etc. over to the
new phone so it is set up and ready to go!
If you make calls to people outside the country, consider getting a prepaid plan to control your costs. T-‐Mobile offers a
variety of international prepaid plans that offer great deals for people in the U.S. who want to stay in touch with people
Do you want to know which data plan is best for your communication needs? T-‐Mobile offers a data calculator to help you
figure out the plan you need based on your daily usage, check it out at http://www.t-‐mobile.com/Tools/MBCalculator.aspx
Giving a child their first cell phone, especially a smartphone, can be a big decision for a parent. T-‐Mobile offers safety and
control applications that empower families to keep each other safe and responsible by encouraging individual behaviors that
benefit the whole family, and the flexibility to let parents maintain control on their terms, such as:
o DriveSmart Plus Distracted driving is dangerous, especially with new drivers. DriveSmart manages distractions by
silencing incoming notifications, sending callers to voicemail and auto responding to incoming text messages. With
DriveSmart Plus, you get automatic driving detection, parental controls and notification of cell phone activity while
driving, providing additional peace of mind
location of any phone on their family plan. You can even schedule alerts as a reminder to check where your kids are
during the day and view up to 7 days of location history
Not having strong coverage at places where you spend a lot of time can be very frustrating. Wireless carriers can help you
avoid that situation by running a personal coverage check to see the strength of the network at your home, workplace,
Smartphones have become so advanced they can often serve multiple purposes. Several of T-‐Mobile s smartphones have
premium digital camera features offering consumers a viable alternative to their digital point-‐and-‐shoot cameras. They can
also work as mobile hotspots, mobile music players and GPS navigators. Think about what devices you use most and
consider a smartphone that can eliminate the need to carry multiple electronics
Talk To The Experts
T-‐Mobile associates are experts at finding the right devices to best fit the needs of every type of customer. All you need to do is
go into a retail store, explain the type of person you are looking to buy a gift for and how they would use their device and
be able to walk out with the perfect gift that will help the recipient stay connected.
Consider Service Options
If you would like to purchase a smartphone and service for the recipient on your existing T-‐
adding a line or upgrading a line
o T-‐Mobile offers a Value family plan with unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited data with 2 GB of high-‐speed data
for only $49.99 per line for two lines
phone has been unwrapped to maintain the surprise
If you would like to purchase a smartphone for someone who will pay for service on their own account, you can purchase
the device at the no-‐annual contract price and pair it with a Monthly4G prepaid service so the recipient can start using the
phone right away and decide whether or not they want to sign up for a contract term later
o T-‐Mobile offers a variety of Monthy4G no annual contract and Pay by the Day plans
Finding The Right Device
best meet their needs. Below are some
suggested devices for various communication preferences.
For the aspiring techie: Samsung Exhibit II 4G -‐-‐ Rich entertainment at an affordable price
For the text-‐hungry teen: LG DoublePlay -‐-‐ A dual-‐display multitasking and messaging powerhouse by LG
For the minimalist or first-‐time smartphone adopter: T-‐Mobile® myTouch® & myTouch Q -‐-‐ Two easy-‐to-‐use smartphones
For the tech-‐savvy gadget-‐lover: Samsung Galaxy S II One of T-‐ s Ever: Speed meets stylish
For the shutterbug: HTC Amaze 4G -‐-‐
For the practical professional: BlackBerry® Bold 9900 -‐-‐ T-‐ -‐capable BlackBerry smartphone
For the stylish socialite: BlackBerry Torch 9810 -‐-‐ The first slide-‐
For the overachiever: HTC Radar 4G -‐-‐ A new Windows® Phone with 4G speeds
For the frequent traveler: T-‐Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile HotSpot -‐-‐ Fast 4G speeds on-‐the-‐go
For the technology buff: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 -‐-‐ A 4G tablet delivering the ultimate mobile entertainment experience
For the deal-‐seeking family: T-‐Mobile SpringBoard with Google -‐-‐ The affordable way to discover how fun and useful a
4G tablet can be
Accessories: T-‐ D3O®, delivers more impact protection than other popular brands of gel
skins and shell covers. They are the ultimate impact protection accessories to help safeguard your investment
Portable Chargers: Power up your gift by helping your friends and family charge their devices whenever and wherever they
need with one of T-‐
Bluetooth® headsets: As more states enact hands-‐free driving laws, this is a critical add-‐on; if you need to be untethered,
consider an upgrade to a Bluetooth headset
MicroSD storage cards: A great way to enhance your smartphone gift with more room for music, files, photos and more!
Insurance: Too many lost phones in taxicabs or toilet drops? Now that more people are using higher-‐end phones, insurance
plans are advised more than ever; T-‐Mobile offers a variety of Premium Handset Protection® (PHP) plans and sales reps at
any retail store
Understand return policies
Upon activation of a new account, T-‐Mobile contract/upgrade customers have a 14-‐day trial period (30 days in California) during
which they can cancel service without paying an early termination fee. For phones purchased from T-‐Mobile at full price without
a contract or service, customers may return the device within 30 days. In both contract and non-‐contract scenarios, the following
restocking fees apply: $25 for phone-‐first devices and laptop sticks, $50 for smartphones and $75 for tablets and netbooks.