News T-Mobile is giving away free stock to customers

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  1. loogaroo

    loogaroo Well-Known Member

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    T-MOBILE IS GIVING away the company.

    Starting tomorrow, every account holder with a voice plan will be able to claim a single share in the telecommunications company. New customers will also be eligible for a share. If you’ve been a T-Mobile customer for at least five years, you’ll get two shares for every new customer you refer. Everyone else will get one share per referral.

    T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced the stock giveaway during a live-streamed event in New York City today. Legere has rarely met a marketing stunt he doesn’t like. But enticing customers with shares may be more than just another come-on. As federal regulators scrutinize another T-Mobile promotion—free data for select apps and services—giving away stock could help keep customers loyal.

    The carrier claims to have more than 30 million postpaid phone customers. As of this writing, the company’s stock is trading at $43.07 per share, which would make the stock giveaway worth about $1.3 billion if every customer participates. So far, the announcement doesn’t seem to have had much impact on T-Mobile shares, which were down a little over 1 percent at today’s closing bell.

    To claim your share, you’ll have to download T-Mobile’s new T-Mobile Tuesdays app and sign up for a free account with online stock brokerage Loyal3. Customers will pay no brokerage fees to claim the share, Legere said. According to the giveaway plan’s prospectus, T-Mobile’s army of new shareholders will pay no fees to hold or sell the share for 12 months, after which time Loyal3 can charge a fee for selling the stock. You’ll have 15 days to claim your stock.


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    Thanks. Just got mine
     
  3. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    It's a $43 coupon to sign up for service you'll probably spend about $1,000/year on.

    But everyone would yawn if they announced "4.3% off for 1 year!".
     
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    Huh? No it's not.

    You simply open a brokerage account and in a couple of weeks, you have one share of TM stock. No fees for the first year so just transfer it or cash out and close the account.

    $43 dollars for a couple minutes of work.
     
  5. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Not the brokerage, the phone service. If you spend $70/mo ?? that's $840. You could go spend that $840 somewhere else. So the inducement to go with them is $43.08. Call it about 5%.
     
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    I'll stick with Verizon Wireless.
     
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    smart idea
     
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    It would be nice if they would actually give a reliable cell signal
     
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  10. Mr Pink

    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I already use them so it's a freebie.

    As far as their signal, the reason I left Verizon is, even though their signal was solid, tha bandwidth was shit where I was. Full bars of LTE and I was testing at 1-2 mbps. My buddy tested his TMo at the same time and got 30!!!! We duplicated the results several times around Houston.

    That, and the fact that Verizon wanted to charge for every little thing. Fuck them.

    TMo gives so much shit away and has some awesome FREE features that are invaluable for anyone who is out of the country a lot, like me.

    Some of the other carriers are coming around but they're doin it kicking and screaming. I understand VZ no longer charges 20 bucks (!)/month for tethering and ATT is including a few countries in their free data.

    Automatic coverage in 140+ countries and destinations. Only at T-Mobile.

    Unlimited international data coverage and texting are included with a qualifying Simple Choice Plan at no extra charge. It’s just 20 cents per minute for calls to mobile devices and landlines.
    North America & Caribbean
    Anguilla
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Aruba
    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Bermuda
    Bonaire
    British Virgin Islands
    Canada
    Cayman Islands
    Curacao (Netherlands/Dutch Antilles)
    Dominica
    Dominican Republic
    Grenada
    Guadeloupe
    Haiti
    Jamaica
    Martinique
    Mexico
    Montserrat
    Netherlands Antilles
    Sint Maarten
    St. Barthelemy
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Martin
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    South & Central America
    Argentina
    Bolivia
    Brazil
    Chile
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    Easter Island
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    French Guiana
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Honduras
    Nicaragua
    Panama
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Suriname
    Uruguay
    Venezuela
    Europe
    Aland Islands
    Albania
    Alderney
    Armenia
    Austria
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    Bulgaria
    Canary Islands
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    England
    Estonia
    Faroe Islands
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    France
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    I agree the bandwidth is fucked up. Full strength and it crawls at times. I'm on month-to-month now with a phone that works fine, but when it dies I'll shop around. When I started using them their signal was better out here in the sticks, but today it's probably the same as everyone else.
     
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