This is not a drill. We repeat, this is not a drill. The time has (almost) come for T-Mobile’s first “proper” free line promotion of 2021, following in the footsteps of not one, not two and not three but a grand total of four similar deals from 2020, the last of which debuted just in time for Christmas.
The beauty of these deals is their stackable nature, which means some of you may have reached an impressive number of free lines on your accounts without doing (or paying) much. If you paid enough attention to T-Mo’s promotional periods last year, this could easily become your fifth line of service available at no monthly cost whatsoever.
As usual, a number of restrictions and limitations are set to apply here, the most notable of which partially excludes new customers opening their accounts by paying for two lines and existing owners of single line accounts looking to get a second paid line. If you’re in one of those two situations, you’ll need three paid lines to qualify for a fourth free of charge, which is certainly a little inconvenient but at least doesn’t require everyone to buy a new line in order to get another one free.
The relatively straightforward terms and conditions
While the full and detailed terms of the new deal are naturally still under wraps at the time of this writing, we pretty much know for sure already that those on Military, 55+, and First Responder accounts will be left out… yet again.
Another important limitation concerns rate plans that have hit their maximum number of allowed lines. That varies depending on the type of plan you’re currently subscribed to, but for business users, who are not entirely excluded, the limit is set at 13 across the board.
After claiming yet another complimentary voice line, your savings will be applied to your account in the form of bill credits starting within two cycles from activation. To continue receiving said credits, you’ll need to maintain the same number of voice lines on your account that were active at the time of your enrollment for one year. Afterwards, you will still have to keep at least two paid voice lines and the free new line active for T-Mo to keep the discount going.
All in all, it’s quite simple to maximize your savings… once again, and never think twice about leaving Magenta for a “traditional” carrier like Verizon or AT&T that almost never offers this sort of straightforward discount with so few strings attached.