Trade in your phone and get the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Tab A for free from T-Mobile


The nation's third carrier by subscriber count, T-Mobile, has just debuted an aggressive trade-in promotion designed to push Samsung Galaxy S6 sales. The deal is valid starting today, and will expire on Monday, October 26.

If you're willing to get on T-Mobile's Jump! On Demand program and have a 2014 or 2015 flagship smartphone to trade in, the carrier is offering the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 for free ($0 down and 18 monthly payments of $0). One caveat is that you'll be basically leasing the phone from T-Mobile, and you'll have to return it after 18 months or pay for the device to keep it.

The list of phones that T-Mobile is accepting as a trade-in for a free Samsung Galaxy S6 includes newer and more expensive devices such as the Apple iPhone 6s, the iPhone 6s Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, the Galaxy S6 edge+, and the Galaxy Note5. What's interesting, however, is that the carrier will also take your Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, or Galaxy Note Edge and maintain the free Galaxy S6 offer.

If you're rocking an older flagship, the carrier still leaves trade-ins on the table, but wants you to hand over $15 per month for 18 months to get the Galaxy S6. These phones are the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One M8 and One M9, the Apple iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, the LG G3, or the LG G4.

Usually, the Galaxy S6 can be leased from T-Mobile's via the Jump! on Demand program for $24 per month. This means that the trade-in value of these second-tier phones is only $162.

Those who lease the Samsung Galaxy S6 through T-Mobile's promotion and are willing to attach an additional data plan to their account can also get the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A, a mid-range Android tablet, for free ($0 down and 18 monthly payments of $0).

source: T-Mobile via Phonedog

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20 Comments

1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

You can see that this isn't about the age of the smartphone but the value.

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

sammy wtf? the lg g4 is newer than the note 4. and its in the older list.

7. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

Totaly agree and wtf s6 is520 new on ebay.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yeah, but its free at TMobile. This is a good deal. Phone with a free tablet? Considering I think this tablet is $200 at Costco. I picked it up because I was thinking of buying it as a gift. But it felt really cheap to me. But it is very thin, very light and very fast. Maybe that's why it felt cheap in the hands because its so thin and light.

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i mean t-mobile.

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Trading in my note 4 for 1.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

NOOOOOO! Why would you? The Note 5 would be better.

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Slap in the face to the M9 I guess...

6. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

This seems like a rip off

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Are you crazy? You are getting an S6 and a tablet upfront for FREE. in 18 months you simply tarde the phone in, in mint condition (or if not, claim it on the insurance and get it replaced), T-Mobile will give you full value for the trade which will pay off the phones price and you still have a free tablet? if you like you can still pay off 50% of the phone and trade it early because its T-Mobile jump. But if you just stick with the lease, you pay nothing for 18 months and you bring the phone in and swap to the latest flagship and move on. Plus you get a $200 tablet for FREE! How exactly is that a bad deal. You're getting over $700 worth of hardware at no cost for 18 months and after 18 you pay for the device if you want to keep which they will knock off 18 payments and you pay what is left which will probably be $3xx. What the problem?

8. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

The phone isnt free, because its a LEASE so no matter what happens at the end of the 18 months you have to return the Galaxy S6, so now youre rocking a Galaxy Note 4, youre trading it to Tmo and then they LEASE you per 18 months a Galaxy S6 with alot of rules. Its like trading in a phone to get and 18 months contract.

9. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

You can buy it or return it at the end of the lease.

10. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

if you have Galaxy S5, it is well worth it.

11. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

T-Mobile is drunk. G4 + $15 per month for 18 months to get the Galaxy S6? Huh, are you serious? G4 > S6

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Based on PA blind camera tests, the S6 is better than the G$...just saying. I rather it be the S6 Edge to get the nicer looks vs the S6. But the S6 is a very good device. LG phones just suck in general. But that is my opinion. I did liek the LG G Pro I think it was, but when I got to smaple it for 15 mins, I didnt like it anymore. I think I'm spoiled by TW, which I odnt like but I want its features. Plus I don't like Vanilla Android on any brand.

12. iqjumpuw

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Pretty good deal if you have iPhone 6, Note 4 or S5. You don't have to return the phone after 18 month. You can buy it outright after paying off the remaining balance.

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

G4 on the oldest list?? I'll rather not trade it.

14. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Well after 18 months @ $15 payments you'll only have paid off $270 so the remaining balance is pretty high isn't it? What's the total price?

15. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

normally purchase price is in the ballpark of 140. so they are giving about 150 for the trade in of those phones. not great imo.

20. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 2009

Article is messed up. T-mobiles website says that it is 18 months of $10/$15/$24. There is no way to trade in a phone to get a free flagship and a tablet.

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