T-Mobile making moves - carrier will let iPhone 6 owners upgrade to the next iPhone for zilch, makes Apple Music streaming free

T-Mobile making moves - carrier will let iPhone 6 owners upgrade to the next iPhone for zilch, makes Apple Music streaming free
It looks like Apple and the USA's magenta-colored carrier have forged a beautiful friendship, as T-Mobile has "amped" its Music Freedom and upgraded its JUMP! On demand services with fantastic propositions for iPhone owners. First off, T-Mo added Apple Music to its list of 33 music services that stream for free over the carrier's data network. It's what customers want, apparently, as 80% of the music streaming service requests on Twitter spelled "Apple Music". Good listening on T-Mo's part! Before we cover the "so they're offering the iPhone 6s for free?!" part, we're going to paste this blurb by CEO John Legere, as we have to admit, the words here are strong:


Now, one more thing. Not long ago, T-Mobile offered the iPhone 6 16GB for $15 a month with an older device trade-in, which is a pretty good deal nomatter how you look at it. But, knowing that customers may be holding off of buying an iPhone 6 with the impending iPhone 6s announcement in mind, team Magenta now lets customers who buy a new iPhone 6 this summer, as well as current customers on the $15 monthly plan, simply exchange it for the next iPhone if they upgrade before the end of 2015. In Legere's words, "Just swap it out and pay NOTHING more—nothing up front and no change to your monthly payment. No deposit. No fees. Nothing. You get the next iPhone guaranteed. And you get to LOCK IN that industry-best promotional price of $15 a month."

Gets you all pumped up, doesn't it? But that's not all there's to it. Everyone who gets a new iPhone 6 with JUMP! On Demand will be treated to priority access over the next iPhone. During the first 48 hours of availability, said customers will get their orders prioritized and shipped first, which means they will be among the first to get the new Apple flagship.

T-Mobile doesn't seem to give other carriers a break, even in the leisury summer season. It will be interesting to see how the other guys counter this move. More details and CEO John Legere's full written delivery are available at the source link below.

Source: T-Mobile

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27 Comments

1. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

must be nice!

3. engineer-1701d unregistered

i just joined tmobile and this is great buttttt i am a android user?

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Great, you save yourself from a subpar device and get great rates and plans :)

18. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

So t-mobile is relying on a trade in program of an Apple device to keep people on their network, rather than the network itself? Seems legit...

2. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I tried Apple Music and it was pretty good. The only problem is that it runs quite slow and choppy on my IPhone 5.

9. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

and how you call this pretty good ?????

23. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

He might mean the "Apple Fan" version of pretty good, as in it is non-functional but has an Apple logo on it.

25. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

If you know me, my main phone is an Xperia Z and own a bunch of Android devices. I would say I am an Android fan who gets annoyed by the unchanging, boring grid of icons on IOS. Anyway, my point is that Apple music service is good but the Music app itself has the occasional stutter and choppiness when scrolling or selecting on my IPhone 5 which is easily noticeable.

24. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

What he means is he enjoys the service, but he has an old phone that runs slow. The iPhone 5 came out in 2012 dude.

27. srgonu

Posts: 548; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Sorry for you. Lame hardware and service

4. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

If only tmobile had better coverage.. I would totally jump to their network.

10. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

as soon as t-mobile make a better coverage they going to start ripping-off people

5. AppleJuice

Posts: 145; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

So, if I buy an iPhone 6 let's say today, I can exchange it for the 6S for free?

6. emcdonald75

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

This new Uncarrier: Amped was a little confusing so I called a rep. I wondered if I were to go and buy the iPhone 6 Plus 64GB and pay the $100 down (because of the extra GB), can I just trade in my device for the iPhone 6S Plus 64GB at no extra charge. The Rep told me that I will still have to pay the extra $100 for the 64GB iPhone 6S Plus because it is required for the extra GB. So I decided to wait for the new iPhone 6S Plus to be released, but I am scared I will not have priority over other users belonging to the Jump On Demand program. What should I do?

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

If you can live with 16GB for a couple months, go with the 16GB iPhone, then just pay the extra $100 when the new one comes out.

8. emcdonald75

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I have been trying to decide if I can live with a 16GB phone. Lol I think low memory options like 8GB or 16GB should be against the law. lol

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I've survived with a 16GB Nexus 5 for nearly two years now, but only thanks to streaming music (which means, thanks to T-Mobile's coverage, road-trips are a nightmare). I'm considering the same thing: picking up a 16GB iPhone, waiting a couple months, then trading in (+$100 for the extra GB) for a new one. I've used Android exclusively since 2010, and Windows before that, so iOS will be an interesting change in pace for me.

21. emcdonald75

Posts: 160; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Me too. I have had only one iPhone before and that was the iPhone 4S, but nothing but Android after that. I started out with Android phones such as the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S1-3, HTC One M7 and ended with the Galaxy Note Series 2-4. I am going back to iPhone just to try it again. I really don't see any Android phones that interest me this time around. Lollipop really turned me off to Android because all of the issues it brought to my Galaxy Note 4. I might return to Android next year but iPhone will give me a chance to see how far Apple has come in 4 years. Plus I don't do any of the things I used to do before such as installing ROMS and fooling around with the boot loaders. I'm in graduate school and it takes all of my time.

11. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Where is the Note 5 love?

12. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Where is the Note 5 love?

14. gendo

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Almost makes me wish I still used IOS. ALMOST. Still loving my G4, and Android. Not interested .

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31027; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Fanboy crap aside, that's a very sweet deal.

19. TerryTerius unregistered

It is. T mobile has been doling out ridiculous value propositions as of late. Unrelated, but if you haven't yet you should download the update for the S6 if you're on T-mo. I did so, and battery life has noticeably improved. At least in my case, I went from roughly 4 hours of heavy usage to nearly 6 (granted, with power saver towards the end). Whatever black magic they used is impressive.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31027; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx for the info, but I have ATT. Stuck waiting till they decide they're ready.

26. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

S6 is just impressive!

16. gendo

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Note 5? The S6 edge+ should be huge. That's what needs the love. But I see your point.

22. gaming64 unregistered

I think you're on the wrong article.

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