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T-Mobile to Let Customers Test Drive Network for Free

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Jun 18, 2014, 8:17 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

T-Mobile today announced a new program called Test Drive that will allow potential customers to use its network for seven days at no cost. Customers will be able to sign up beginning June 23, and will receive an Apple iPhone 5s in the mail with unlimited T-Mobile service for a period of seven days. At the end of the seven-day period, the Test Drive customers can return the iPhone to any T-Mobile store with no commitment to sign up for service. T-Mobile said it expects about one million customers to test its network via Test Drive in the first year it is offered. It is offering the program in a bid to convince more consumers to switch from their carrier to T-Mobile.


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Jun 19, 2014, 4:34 PM

Test Drive.

Funny that I used this statement two and a half months ago when I tried Tmobile. My contract was up and decided to give tmobile a go.

My analysis is that around city limits, Tmobile performed on par with the likes of Sprint, VZW and AT&T. Once outside the city, the landscape took on a different form. I was barely 13 miles outside the city and couldn't get a signal. Unlike my Sprint phone or work issued Verizon phone. I was really routing for Tmobile. My test drive proved that the coverage was not up to what I needed. I do contend that of not leaving city limits, T-Mobile is a formadible choice. This only validates my opinion that people need to shop better for what they need. Not for what they don't need.I speak of coverage. If you dont...
yes t mobile and metro are both sad i had metro pcs i live in mi went to my friends house in they country imay city mi the phone heated up and killed my battery what a joke i now have verizon 3g works great all over no problems smart phone moto g ther...

Jun 19, 2014, 11:06 AM

7 night stand

I would be surprised if this results in big numbers as the fine print says they put a $699 hold on your credit card for 7 or more days.

They expect one million takers..let's see..that's a $700 million loan for 10 days or so at no interest..not bad for Apple and Tmobile. Not sure if Apple they can sell the returned phones as new though.
Well stated. I would not go near T-Mobile. Outside a city or a highway just like Sprint, its EDGE or 2G. I would rather test drive a Chevy Chevette.
They're probably refurbs to begin with an will remain refurbs after they are returned. They'll probably get wiped and sent out on another 7 day test drive. It seems like a clever idea to me. It's also impressive that they are using iPhone 5s phones...
That isn't how credit cards work. It's simply a hold. That doesn't mean you are out anything. Sure...I wouldn't sign up for this with a debit card, but with a credit card it isn't a loan. The issuing bank never sees the money and T-Mobile certainly do...
Those iphones are stripped of their processors and put in brand new devices or sold as refurbs. Apple loses very little money on refurbs.
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