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T-Mobile is offering Verizon customers a free year of Hulu to switch

By Shawn Knight
Dec 10, 2015
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  1. T-Mobile has been pulling out all the stops this holiday season to try and swipe customers from the competition and its latest offer is no different.

    Between December 11 and December 17, the Un-carrier will give Verizon customers that make the switch a free one-year subscription to Hulu (in the form of a $100 gift code).

    Big Red defectors are also being offered a 50 percent discount on financed in-store accessory purchases (minimum of $69, maximum of $250) and aren't required to trade in their existing smartphone. This is in addition to up to $650 per line that T-Mobile will fork over to pay Verizon's early termination fees.

    In a statement on the matter, the always outspoken T-Mobile chief John Legere said Verizon customers put up with a lot of sneaky tricks from Big Red these days. Legere cited overpriced data, shocking overage penalties and no early upgrade options as just a few of those "tricks."

    This is the fourth "Unwrapped" gift from T-Mobile thus far. The first gift was three months of Unlimited LTE for Simple Choice customers (likely in response to issues the carrier has been having with its recent Binge On promotion). Next, Sprint customers were offered $200 per line to switch and most recently, AT&T customers were offered a phone memory upgrade and half off accessories (the AT&T deal is still active through December 13).

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  2. Victor Who

    Victor Who TS Rookie

    T-Mo's network is not on par with VZW. I would happily pay more for the peace of mind knowing that my family can call from everywhere in the US, when they are in an emergency. The T-Mo network, is still terrible.
     
  3. I bet that pink shirt guy is irritating as hell, still like him though. Man, he just can't run out of ideas.
     
  4. G0DofPaiN

    G0DofPaiN TS Booster Posts: 55   +30

    I could have switched for netflix and chill, but for hulu and sleep?Never.
     
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +2,033

    If I was in North America I'd be using T-Mobile as my carrier anyway but only as a carrier. I would never take out contracts with any mobile carrier company and only buy my devices unlocked and carrier free.
     
  6. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    ditto.
     
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +2,033

    Hulu may be an incentive for some to switch over but to me it means nothing, I'd give my gift voucher to someone who really wanted if if I could do that.
     
  8. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    I've tried Hulu and quite frankly, it's like they're insulting your intelligence: let's see how much we scr3w the customer and still make them ask for more!

    Their service is sooo $h!t poor, that in a lot of movies that I've watched, it starts stuttering 3/4 through; and that's not including the 4-6 commercials on every.single.TV Show.

    I know I ranted about them before, but that's just my opinion.

    /rant
     
  9. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,034   +267

    Yeah, marketing departments. On any "offer," my BS detector is set on high.
    Well, I'm on a 15 Mbit line cable line, and I've seen no stuttering or other artifacts. However, compared to Netflix, I find their audio crap, their app crap, their commercials are things I would never buy, commercial free option and showtime, no thanks. Same No Thanks to T-m's unlimited compressed streaming.
     
  10. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 954   +273

    Honestly I left VZW a couple years ago for T-Mo and haven't looked back. VZW does have better "coverage" but the data speeds were horrid for quite some time. T-Mo has been much faster and their coverage has been more than sufficient for my needs. I don't get dropped calls either so they aren't that bad. I know a lot don't like team pink but their service has been getting better.

    As for Hulu... also don't care. I'm not paying for commercials and I'm certainly not paying more to avoid them. I can still see most of that stuff on over the air TV for free so why pay?
     

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