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T-Mobile unlimited upgrade plan to be called "Jump"

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T-Mobile unlimited upgrade plan to be called
Yesterday, we let you know that T-Mobile was working on a new option which would allow customers to upgrade phones more often than just the standard once every 24 months (unless you want to pay full price) model that has been in place. We're only about 2 hours from the official announcement, and the new word is that plan will be called "Jump".

T-Mobile unlimited upgrade plan to be called "Jump"
And, even better than the plan having an actual name is that we now know that the plan will allow you to upgrade your phone as much as you want. Originally, it was unclear how often users would be able to upgrade because T-Mobile was working through ideas that would allow for upgrading twice a year, or some ideas that would be unlimited. 

According to The Verge, T-Mobile has gone with the unlimited plan, which would allow users to upgrade as often as they would like by just paying the standard amount that anyone would pay. So, that makes it sound like you can pick up a new phone for the $99 up front, and $20 per month, and do that as often as you'd like. But, it is still unclear what would happen with your old phone and payment on that. 

We'll be getting the details in a couple hours, and we'll bring them to you.

source: The Verge

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posted on 10 Jul 2013, 11:35 5

1. MartyK (Posts: 668; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Wow! T-Mobile isn't playing around any more!, Sprint need to follow suit!

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 14:26

13. ZeroCide (Posts: 677; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


The problem with sprint is they are usually the last to get the good phones. So upgrading with their selection sucks.

Sprint should follow T-mobile if they can fix that issue.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 11:41 1

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1211; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


interesting for sure I bet if your financing a phone you get the choice of paying it off or giving it back. It may sound like Tmobile loosing money but they could save alot on devices if done right.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 11:42 4

3. ryan5609 (Posts: 82; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


This Sh** had better catch on. Being a Verizon customer who just bought a new GS4 I know this will never happen to me, but if T-Mobile keeps making moves like this, I will certainly be switching in about 22 months or so.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 11:46 9

4. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Left VZW for T-Mobile, have not regreted it yet!

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 15:52 3

14. Zero0 (Posts: 561; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Coverage is nowhere near Verizon, but I don't regret switching either. More data than I would have on Verizon, plus my phone actually gets updates.

T-Mobile looks ready to have a killer LTE network with an almost-LTE backup network.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 16:18

16. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


True VZW does have better coverage, can't argue that. But just like you and I did, people have got to check the coverage at work and home or anywhere else you need it. And if it works, go for it.

And yeah, I can't wait for that LTE to get up and running in my area. +1

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 17:09

17. Zero0 (Posts: 561; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


In my area (Philadelphia suburb) coverage is generally good, but I get EDGE in a few places around town. Not ideal, but certainly not the end of the world.

And LTE is pretty decent.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 12:03 8

5. alouden (Posts: 167; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Count me as another who left Verizon for T-Mobile. There was some initial angst, I won't lie. But so far I have not regretted it. Unlocked phone to do with what I please. LTE speeds. HSPA+ as backup. Cheaper. And now this? Man I am glad I switched.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 12:17 2

6. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Well I'm not Jump'in anywhere, I love my Unlimited Data (Grandfathered) Plan on America's most consistent network and I love Customer Service reps who can actually speak English!!

110% American, baby!! Don't have time for outsourced calling centers and choppy service found on cheap(er) carriers.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 12:48

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6612; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Have fun overpaying for wireless service and dropping to slow 3G when LTE isn't existent or spotty.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 14:14

12. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Oh please, my Smurfy little brotha', I have complete 4G LTE coverage and, therefore, so-called dropping down to 3G (something I'm sure you're VERY used to) is something I don't experience.

And, for the record:
★ Unlimited Data 4G LTE = $23.99 (after 20% discount)
★ 300 Nationwide Anytime minutes with FREE Nights & Weekends = $29.74 ( after 15% discount)
★ Unlimited anytime Domestic calling with Groove IP via Google Voice and 8¢ to many International Countries because I "HAS" Unlimited Data = $4.99 for the app
★ FREE UNLIMITED TEXTING with Google Voice via browser.

Who's "OVERPAYING" now?? At least you get to put your T-Mobile phone on Layaway!!

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 22:47 1

20. sectime (unregistered)


So nice to be you, I guess. How much was your upgrade or are you still using a first gen LTE phone? I'm pretty sure Groove Ip and Google voice works on Tmobile. Oh wait we don't need it cause like you know we HAS UnLimited. My Tmobile non LTE speed is very close to my Verizon LTE. Hopefully Tmobile will expand coverage but i'm happy with the change. WiFi calling helps too.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 12:26 1

7. erikhdz36 (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


cant leave verizon for tmobile never happen..there network suck in sacramento area

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 12:31 3

8. nghtwng68 (Posts: 71; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)


Left at&t (after 11 yrs) for T-Mobile and loving it.
Faster speeds, saving $30 a month, option to use an unlocked phone, great signal and NOT ONE DROPPED CALL in three months so far.
Keep it up T-Mobile!

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 13:08

11. Bernoulli (Posts: 1396; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


11 years? at&t didn't come into wireless business until 2006... you mean cingular?

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 02:54

21. blue (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)


Oh you youngins. It was at&t before it was cingular and now at&t again.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 12:44 1

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5479; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


wow, Verizon really needs to do this too. o:

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 16:13

15. papss (Posts: 3376; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Its really too bad tmob has such spotty coverage in most of the state or I would jump

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 19:56 1

18. rallyguy (Posts: 430; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


It does cost as extra $10 a month and you have to turn in your old phone. From T-Mobile website

Buy a new smartphone on a Simple Choice Plan using our Equipment Installment Program.
Enroll in JUMP! for $10 a month when you add Services to your order.
Upgrade as soon as six months after enrollment.
Trade in your phone each time you upgrade so you can get the same great price as new customers for new phones.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 20:31

19. teen4yolo (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


sounds great, tbh. I wish i had that option with my carrier.
at the moment, i pay €20 (about $26) per month for my iPhone 4S!
I get unlimited txts to all numbers, unlimited calls to mobile and landlines and unlimited data (20GB per month)

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