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T-Mobile Offers Free Smartphone Love For Valentine's Day

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The Huffington Post   First Posted: 02/ 9/2012 1:54 pm Updated: 02/ 9/2012 1:54 pm

Looking for the best way to woo your valentine on February 14? A 4G smartphone might do the trick.

Thanks to T-Mobile's Valentine's Day special, this usually pricey gift won't cost you a penny, as long as you mail in a rebate and sign a new two-year contract.

T-Mobile has announced that this Saturday, February 11, participating stores across the country will offer popular smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Amaze 4G and Nokia Lumia 710 for free. If you really want to score some points with your significant other, you can also pick up the T-Mobile SpringBoard tablet for no cost at all -- a steal, to say the least.

"T-Mobile has a commitment to make the 4G experience affordable and accessible to everyone, so this sweet deal on smartphones and tablets is our Valentine's gift to consumers," explained John Clelland, T-Mobile's senior vice president of marketing in the U.S., per the company release. "No matter where loved ones live, T-Mobile wants to bring them closer with unlimited talking, photo sharing, video chatting, texting, and more."

While these unlimited perks are available to most T-Mobile customers, unfortunately, this one-time Valentine's Day deal to get up to three brand new smartphones or tablets for free "won't apply to existing T-Mobile customers who haven't been with the company 18 months," according to PCMag.com.

Despite this small catch, with this near-unbeatable deal, T-Mobile may be stealing the show this Valentine's Day. But that hasn't stopped Verizon from once again pushing their double-data promotion for 4G smartphones, which they first offered back in November.

Signing up for a two-year contract with Verizon this Friday, February 10, gets new customers double the data allotment for the usual price, a deal that will last as long as they have a Verizon 4G smartphone, said Verizon spokesman Ken Muche, as reported by the LA Times.

Whatever service you choose, this weekend may be your best bet at getting a great smartphone deal for your significant other (or for yourself) just in time for Valentine's Day.

Looking for other great last-minute Valentine's Day gifts? Check out these 9 helpful websites (below).

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We described Gift Side Story's mission back in October as "trying to stop men from giving women presents they don't want by choosing the gifts for them."

In other words, it's a gift recommendation site. You sign up (free), fill out a brief, easy questionnaire about your gal (Which one of these tops can you see her wearing? Does she like dogs or cats?) and then Gift Side Story offers you three present suggestions that it believes best fit her personality and tastes. Best of all: If you don't like any of the gifts that Gift Side Story has chosen, simply browse elsewhere. You don't owe any money! Free gift recommendations! And you might just discover something she'll love! Yippee!

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