Rumor: Leaked T-Mobile Ad Promises to Pay Families to Leave Rivals

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If you're looking to change carrier across your family, it might be worth holding off until after T-Mobile's big CES presentation—because a leaked ad suggests that it'll pay for you to move away from its rivals.

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The ad, which made a brief appearance online and was discovered by Droid Life, claims to offer to pay an entire family's Early Termination Fee (ETF) if they switch carrier. That would be a major carrot to dangle, if it turns out to be true.

Which it might! Especially since the leaked ad itself includes a couple of caveats—namely that it would be limited to five lines, require you to surrender devices tied to your current plans, and you'd need to get a new phone from T-Mobile, too.

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So, it might in actual fact sound better than it really is. But if the rumor is true—and that's a big if, but one which should be settled later today at CES—it might be worth doing some math to find out if you could save some money. [Droid Life via Verge]

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My fiance and I switched from Verizon to T-Mobile on November 3 (when I got my Nexus 5), and it was the best decision we've ever made. Unlimited LTE / HSPA, call and text for half of what we paid for Verizon's shitty data caps. Two lines for the price of one.

If T-Mobile has decent coverage in your area, I strongly encourage you to try it. My area is not even listed on their LTE coverage list, and I get LTE almost everywhere I go in Southeast Wisconsin.