T-Mobile's new upgrade pricing for smartphones

T-Mobile's new upgrade pricing for smartphones
Ever wish you could get those nice phone discounts that brands new customers get? Starting today (Jan 27th) T-Mobile is going to make that happen with their smartphone customers, as they can upgrade their smartphone each year and pay the same price that a new customer would. Furthermore, customers with voice & text phones may also upgrade to a smartphone after 1 year and also get new customer pricing. There will also be two Tiers of pricing, where Tier 1 "Early Upgrade Discount"  requires you to have 1-11 months of service on an individual plan of $29.99 or higher, or a family plan of at least $49.99. The Tier 2 "Early Upgrade Plus" is for customers with 12-24 months of service on an individual plan of $29.99 or higher, or a family plan of at least $49.99...but smartphones will qualify for a full discount pricing at the “Early Upgrade Plus” Tier 2 level. So that is why you have to wait at least a full 12 months to take advantage of the smartphone discounts. Qualifying smartphones that are eligible for the full discount at the "Early Upgrade Plus Level" Tier 2 are: BlackBerry Pearl 8120, BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220, BlackBerry Curve 8320, BlackBerry Curve 8520, BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry Bold 9700, HTC Touch Pro2, Motorola CLIQ, Samsung Behold, Samsung Behold II, Sidekick 2008, Sidekick LX 2009, Shadow 2009, Dash 3G, G1, myTouch, and myTouch Fender LE.

source: tmonews



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8 Comments

1. prettyboy1974

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Now, that is the greatest thing I've heard when it comes to pricing. Wish Verizon would jump on board.

2. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

I'm hoping u r being sarcastic. Verizon has always offered the same price to new and existing customers. Not to mention if u pay more than $34 you get the ne2 credit which is additional $ off the phone and if ur registered online u can upgrade every 12 months and secondary lines can upgrade every 20 months.

3. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

But you didn't get the new customer pricing at 12 months on Verizon - I think you had top be at 20 months.

4. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

Wrong ibap. There is only one set of pricing. I just upgraded my phone last week. I paid the same price it showed for new customers online. this article is just another example of another attempt to copy VZW.

5. Jessica98664

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 15, 2010

If your buyong your Phones at a Direct Store up until a few weeks ago Secondary lines and annual upgrades did pay more then a new customer. But when they changed price plans around Now when you go into A dIRECT vERIZON you will pay the prices you see online after a mail in rebate. Dont know how long that will last but for now people seem to be happier. On annuals you still pay one year pricing though. I myself work for a Premium Retailer and we price match everything. Are prices are the same at a Direct Store but if a customer comes in with a news paper add from like Best Buy or somewhere like that then we can price match. We also still have CellBright boxes with no plans of getting ridd of them, For those customers who have older phones still and cant use back up assitstnt and if the screen is black and you cant see it to load if you already didnt.

6. Jessica98664

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 15, 2010

Verizon has never said they were the cheepest! We have only ever said we have the largest net work. Which we have and proven by a thrid party. Have you ever heard of you get what you pay for? Not that T-moble is bad not what i'm saying. But it takes alot of money to keep towers working right and making sure the net work is running smooth. It only benifits the consumer.

7. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

vzw is the cheapest as far as their cheapness to steal all yer money..good thing im stickin with my almighty iphone 3gs and att network with NO issues ever!!

8. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Verizon has had VIP (read that's supposed to be discontinued) for a while, Sprint has had Premier for a couple years now and I think AT&T has a yearly upgrade too but none of them restrict the type of phone

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