Which frequent upgrade plan do you prefer: JUMP, Next, or Edge?
0. phoneArena 16 Jul 2013, 00:09 posted on
Last week, T-Mobile got the ball rolling by announcing JUMP, which would allow customers to forget about that whole 2-year upgrade cycle and get a new device more frequently. Just now, AT&T announced its own version of that plan, called AT&T Next. And earlier, we saw a leaked document that detailed Verizon's rumored plan for frequent upgrades called Edge...
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6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Unless the phone you are wanting is not available on T-Mo.
Frankly, I wish carriers would return the 1 year contracts. After 1 year, you owned the phone. This new way, you are trading the phone in. This is more like a 1 year (or 6-month) lease program. Read the fine print - you don't own your phone when it becomes eligible for a trade (there is a balance remaining).
And what if the phone gets damaged? Hopefully the insurance is going to cover repairs. Until the insurance companies start to lose $ on all of the repairs they have to cover.
IMO, 1 year contracts were better. You owned the phone after the 1 year and could sell it to cover part of the cost of a new phone.
13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7030; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
It's gonna make me JUMP JUMP!! wears clothes backwards
2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4170; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
JUMP definitely. Upgrading 2 times a year whenever you choose and paying only as much as anyone coming off a contract is really something. The included insurance really puts it over the top, though. Verizon's offering seems to be the closest to JUMP in terms of value, but unless they include insurance as well, it doesn't stack up to JUMP.
3. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
I totally agree. The only con is that you'd first have to wait 6 months before being able to upgrade every half year. T-mobile rules!
16. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
another thing to consider is that going with a simple choice plan and adding a device installment plan would bring you up cheaper in monthly payments versus other plans anyway.
8. pritm (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Without a doubt JUMP..at least for me.I was paying $11.99 for S4 and my wife was paying the same for HTC One(these two falls under special pricing for insurance..rest high end smartphones are approx $7.99).Now with Jump I have the same extended coverage for $10 and that makes basically JUMP service FREE for me and now I pay LESS for insurance.
So depending on the way you look at it..you get JUMP free with extended coverage on mobile or get free coverage with JUMP service..either way..with T-mobile JUMP you get one service free.
9. Azure01 (Posts: 127; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
So someone whose grandfathered on an unlimited data plan on at&t shouldn't bother paying any mind to this NEXT thing right?
10. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
What copy cats... I love that T-mobile is thinking different and quite frankly shaking up the duopoly that verizon and att had.
11. zombiewolf115 (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)
jump seems great out of all of them. especially since the other carriers pretty much had a knee jerk and followed after tmobile. but seems pointless and i think its smarter to just buy a phone from somewhere else and switch chips. in the end the phone u bought is urs and not owned by the carriers like some used car
12. HASHTAG (unregistered)
Of course Sprint is behind, as usual. Gosh, why on earth did I go with Sprint?
14. mcshank (Posts: 47; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)
your stupid, Sprint lets you upgrade every 20 months already vs the 24month cycle + they have the upgrade now offer which will be a reduced price vs etf that you can pay or sometimes bill to account *if account is in good standings* to go get a new phone earlier then 20months. Behind? Sprint has had this early cycle upgrade plan forever.
15. TBomb (Posts: 424; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
Any insight on whether you would have to pay the rest of the 50% on the Edge program? Or at least any guesses...?
17. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 225; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)
Basically all 3 of these plans are LEASING PLANS for the phone you will have in hand; if and when you upgrade, you will have to SURRENDER your current phone ( which you have already put $300+ on ) and start ALL OVER paying ( or AGAIN LEASING ) a different phone. The only DEFINITE will be the never-ending "new" supply of refurbished phones!
18. vazquez760 (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)
Its funny how you guys like Tmobile so much yet havent thought about the hiden EXTRA $10 tax fees making it as expensive as At&T AND Verizon
19. jroc74 (Posts: 5383; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I chose Verizon edge....cuz I'm on Verizon....lol.
20. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
There's no such thing as a "free" upgrade these days.