Down goes the T-Mobile Tuesdays app on its first day

Update (6/7/16 @ 7:35PM ET): T-Mobile says the servers are now ready for customers to make requests. CEO John Legere and COO Mike Sievert both said on Twitter that the company will “make it right” later this week.

Original Story (6/7/16 @ 12:32PM ET):


There’s already a wave of problems for T-Mobile customers trying to claim their freebies for the first T-Mobile Tuesday.

Yesterday, T-Mobile Tuesdays was introduced during the Un-carrier 11 launch event in New York City. The program rewards customers with free gifts every Tuesday because the carrier wants to show just how much it loves the people that keep the lights on. In fact, Un-carrier 11 also includes Stock Up — an initiative to give customers a stake in the company by picking up one share for free. Between T-Mobile Tuesdays and Stock Up, I’m convinced this carrier really does appreciate its customers for growing the business and rattling the competition.

So many people are trying to claim free pizzas, movie tickets, Wendy’s Frostys, and movie rentals that the servers are denying requests.


When receiving an activation code, the T-Mobile Tuesdays app is denying access after entry. The results are different, but I’ve been greeted repeatedly with a “500 Internal Server Error” message. Other T-Mobile customers are getting friendlier messages reading “There was an error attempting to contact the server.” No matter what the message is, a number of people are being locked out.

We’ll have to wait and see if there’s anything T-Mobile does to remedy the situation.

Source: T-Mobile, John Legere, Mike Sievert (Twitter)

About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.

  • MunkiLord

    What a joke. Amatuers.