T-Mobile Tuesdays was a clever plan to giveaway free stuff to everyone, but it may be time to pull the plug. As of December 2015, the carrier has more than 60 million subscribers, which turns into the potential for a WHOLE LOT of free stuff. However, since its inception, T-Mobile Tuesdays has turned into a huge disappointment.
The last three weeks, T-Mobile’s servers have been overloaded making the app pretty much unusable and wasting space on our devices. After being released on the Play Store, the T-Mobile Tuesdays app was plagued with 1 and 2-star reviews as the app was riddled with bugs and wouldn’t even load the potential freebies.
The issues continued into the second week where users started to take advantage of the free Domino’s Pizza only to have Domino’s actually back out of the deal. The company couldn’t handle the waves of customers looking for free pizza, and coupons were turned away after reaching an unidentified limit.
Last week, with Domino’s out of the picture, T-Mobile decided to giveaway a free Lyft ride, as well as a $20 MLB Shop coupon. Unfortunately, the servers were still strained to the point that John Legere had to take to Twitter to announce the giveaways would be extended to Friday.
Finally, after three weeks of disappointment, another T-Mobile Tuesday rolled around, and the results were much the same. Users have been unable to redeem any prizes of this week’s prizes which include a free small Wendy’s Frosty, a VUDU movie rental, free movie ticket from Fandango, and a one-year subscription to Bon Appétit.
Wow! So much thanking going on, and in multiple ways! If you haven’t gotten thanked yet, direct message @TMobileHelp or call 611!
— John Legere (@JohnLegere) June 28, 2016
Previously, Legere and other T-Mobile higher-ups were asking hopefuls to hang on and wait for the servers to be fixed. Now, if you are having issues, T-Mobile is asking for users to either send a Twitter direct message to the @TMobileHelp account, or call 611 from your T-Mobile device.
It’s obvious that something needs to be done, and that T-Mobile wasn’t properly prepared for the impending server strains. A month of server issues and complaints has definitely tainted the entire positive experience that T-Mobile was attempting to offer, but it may be time to pull the plug on the charade.