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T-Mobile announces new trade-in offer ahead of iPhone 5 launch

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T-Mobile announces new trade-in offer ahead of iPhone 5 launch
Friday, April 12, will surely be a big day for T-Mobile. That's when the iPhone 5 will land officially on the carrier's shelves, with support for 4G LTE and all that good stuff. What's more is that T-Mobile will be offering Apple's pride and joy with its new service plans, requiring no long-term commitment. And to make the deal even sweeter, the carrier has announced a trade-in offer for existing iPhone owners.

As of April 12, customers interested in an iPhone 5 from T-Mobile will be able to get up to $120 worth of credit by trading in their used iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. That credit can then be used towards the purchase of a new T-Mobile iPhone 5, thus essentially bringing its down payment to $0 and leaving enough money to pay for its first monthly installment. Alternatively, the money can be used for buying accessories, paying an existing T-Mobile bill, or even for getting another device.

Just to make things clear, $120 is the maximum credit amount a customer may get. The exact figure may vary depending on the trade-in value of their device.

For those who are interested in owning an iPhone 5 from T-Mobile, the smartphone has been available for pre-order for several days now. Also, here is a breakdown of the carrier's new monthly plan, which the iPhone 5 can be paired with. 

source: T-Mobile

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posted on 10 Apr 2013, 03:19

1. xprimer (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

first. . .oh my God. . .

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 07:40

2. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Oh..man this sux, big time. iPhone you can sell on ebay or Craig for way more money, since they retain their respective value. However, it would had been nice if they accepted Android devices, so I get rid of this piece of junk GS nexus.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 07:50 1

3. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)

new iphones 5 32gb factory unlocked now cheap on ebay for under $550 go look they dont tretain their respective value anymore

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:48

4. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

My phone is still worth $350 on eBay... If T-Mobile start accepting trade-ins for my phone, the phone is probably going to worth $100. Screw all this trade-in bull.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:24

5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3816; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

You guys have it completely wrong. It's up to $120 + the down payment on the iPhone 5. That's up to $219 total. The iPhone 5 retails for $579 at T-Mobile, so you would be getting the phone for $360. Please amend the article to reflect this. Big difference.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 18:55

6. kingkoopa765 (Posts: 18; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

that would be nice, but you still have to put down the $99. So like you said it's up to $120 + down payment (that you pay)

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