You Can Now Not Only Use T-Mobile, You Can Own Part of It - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

In a surprising move, T-Mobile announced that it is offering a free, full share of T-Mobile US (TMUS) common stock to millions of existing and new customers. Those who have been the company’s customers for five or more years are eligible for two shares.

Customers can acquire additional shares by recommending the service to others. Existing customers can claim their stock through June 21 in the T-Mobile Tuesdays app. Customers can learn more about it when they recommend T-Mobile at

The stock offering is part of a larger customer giveaway campaign, #GetThanked, a set of initiatives dedicated exclusively to thanking  customers.

“Get ready for a gratitude adjustment, America! This un-carrier move is all about giving you a good thanking! No strings. No gotchas. Just, ‘Thank you for being a customer!’” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “At T-Mobile, we already wake up every day working for our customers–so I’ve decided to make it official and turn T-Mobile customers into T-Mobile owners by offering them stock. And we’re thanking customers every week with cool stuff from brands people love. For free. Every Tuesday!”

In addition to the stock giveaway, the carrier will offer a number of prizes every Tuesday beginning June 7.

Every week, customers will have a selection of special offers and promotions from partners. Giveaways include a free, medium two-topping Domino’s pizza; a small Wendy’s Frosty; and a movie rental from VUDU, Walmart’s video on-demand service.

One person will also be selected each Tuesday for a mega-prize, such as a trip for two to Vegas, a trip to MLB All-Star week in San Diego, an expedition on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, or a trip to New York City to refresh your wardrobe with a $10,000 shopping spree.

Customers can access givewaways through the app on Google Play or the App Store.

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Samara Lynn

Samara Lynn is a technology journalist, covering the industry for a decade. Her work appears in The Wirecutter, Tom's Hardware, PC Mag, and other online outlets. She's the author of "Windows Server 2012: Up and Running" and previously worked in the IT industry. She's currently the digital manager at Black Enterprise.