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T-Mobile may soon let you JUMP! as much as you want

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Feb 2014, 19:24

T-Mobile has already done quite a bit as far as its UNcarrier movement is concerned. It has killed contracts, removed family plan credit checks, and offered to pay your early termination fee if you want to switch from another carrier. One of the biggest changes was its JUMP! plan which allows customers to upgrade their device every six months...

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posted on 13 Feb 2014, 19:29 5

1. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

T-mobile is #1 in my carrier choice.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 19:53

2. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Wonder if the phones you give back they will sell as refurbs. Cause if not thats gonna be a huge loss.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 20:00

3. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

It sounds exactly how it's described: Basically, they are removing the 6 month requirement, as long as the device is at least 50% paid off.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 20:02

4. wkm001 (Posts: 143; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)

I always wondered why all the carriers didn't do this. If you have paid off 50% of the phone, the phone obviously has more value to the carrier. And they can pay you whatever they want for a used phone.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 21:08 1

5. cleat-glitch (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

ok...ok...if the wording is right...i might jump over to tmo...i luv me some phones

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 21:12

6. Fuego84 (Posts: 352; Member since: 13 May 2012)

Mmm that's odd I paid $360, more that 50%, for the HTC One up front 5 months ago and I'm paying equipment plans of 12.50 per month. Doesn't that mean I could of used jump plan since the beginning being that I paid more than 50% of the device lol.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 23:46 1

7. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

I like this option - BUT!!!! - it does cost more for the consumer - it does, however, give them a little more wiggle room for changing phones. If you buy a Note 3 and pay half of it - which is around 355.00 - and then you change it for a new phone - you just lost 355 dollars. Where as the old way, you paid 199-299 for a top of the line phone, such as the Note 3, and then you have to wait 18-21 months before you could upgrade. Money vs. Versatility.

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 05:50 3

8. Michaelsalaets (Posts: 27; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)

I'd rather sell my phone and buy a new one outright for a few hundred more than loose money trading in a phone I already paid half of the retail price for..

posted on 14 Feb 2014, 13:12

9. andynaija (Posts: 968; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

Seriously who's going to be jumping from phone to phone like that?

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