Upgrade your phone up to three times a year with T-Mobile's JUMP! on Demand

Upgrade your phone up to three times a year with T-Mobile's JUMP! on Demand
Starting this Sunday, T-Mobile will launch JUMP! on Demand. This "Amped up" version of JUMP! allows the carrier's subscribers to upgrade to a new phone up to three times a year. With JUMP! on Demand, users no longer pay the extra $10 per month to join. What they do pay is one monthly price that covers the cost of their phone and the program. As an example, starting this Sunday T-Mobile will offer the Apple iPhone 6 with JUMP! on Demand for $15 a month (you will have to trade-in your current phone, of course).

The beauty of JUMP! on Demand is that when you see that shiny new smartphone beckoning to you from inside a T-Mobile store, you can ask for the phone and the rep will hand it to you. You don't even pay sales tax. It's all part of what T-Mobile calls Uncarrier Amped.

T-Mobile says that 47% of smartphone totin' Americans want to upgrade their phone more often. Consider that JUMP! on Demand will allow T-Mobile subscribers to upgrade up to six times over two years.  "We're still on a mission to fix this broken industry and that includes making some of our own signature moves even better," says T-Mobile CEO John Legere. The executive also adds that over 10 million consumers signed up for the original JUMP! plan.

Expect to hear more from the mobile operator in the not too distant future. T-Mobile hints that it has more Amping up to do of current Uncarrier programs.

source: T-Mobile

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1. Amw86

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

I don't care if its worth it or not, I like his style, makes me want to buy s**t haha.

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

i love his straight forwardness comes right out and says v is bulls**t and att cant find there ass if they sat on it, this new demand might make me leave crappy sprint 2 yr contract and go to t-mobile

7. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

For reals dude. This guy is a bad ass. I still have AT&T...I don't think ill switch..but man he's making me really think it over.

2. rsiders

Posts: 1997; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

My question is will current Jump plan customers be able to get on this one? That would be awesome.

9. TerryTerius unregistered

That's what I'm wondering about, I will be slightly annoyed if I just used jump to get the S6 edge only to miss out on this :(

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yes and no. If you have an existing EIP, you have to pay it off to start on the new lease option. Minus trade in. So it may not work out right away if you just used jump. Also the difference is you never own the phone during the jump on demand.

21. rsiders

Posts: 1997; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Well you do own it if it you choose not to upgrade though which in today's times seems like a less attractive option but I am going to find a phone I want to keep for two years or more. The Z3 is already pretty close to being that device for me.

3. KickRocks

Posts: 283; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

As a customer of T-Mobile, this is great news. I typically upgrade yearly but to have the options of upgrading multiple (3) times a year if I wanted to without having to hassle with selling a phone and blah blah blah =WINNING!!!

4. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Kind of sucks considering I've dropped well over 1 grand over the years...

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013


18. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

You can say that again lol

5. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

I was really hoping it would be something about the upgrade of their network, but this is pretty cool.

29. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

They're network already sh**s on the competitors in my city hands down. That's why I Switched to Tmo after 11 years with sprint

8. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I think Jump! and Jump! 2 were for people that can't do math, but this new Jump! On Demand plan is awesome. Basically, you're paying $360 over the course of two years to have the latest phones. In comparison, after paying for a $600 phone over two years, you might be able to sell it for $200 after eBay takes their cut, and you would spend another $50 or so on taxes. So over two years, your expense is about $450 while keeping a phone two years. So with this new plan, you save $90 over two years and get to upgrade any time you want up to 3 times a year! Great!

30. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

agreed, it's very tempting

10. theo14461 unregistered

As for myself, i like upgrading at least twice a year. Try doing that with AT$T, or Verizon!

11. GreatBigPhoney

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I'm on the original Jump, but I don't see the real benefit as I don't really plan on upgrading more than once a year, maybe if I randomly decide I want to switch phones, but this plan is also spread out over 18 months of payments instead of 24, so the cost of the phone itself will be more expensive monthly. The way it seems to work out for me unless I'm misunderstanding is that even though I'd be saving the 10 dollars, the extra cost of the phone without it being spread out over the 24 months is equal to more than the ten dollars I'm paying for the jump and doesn't include the insurance. It may even out without having to pay the taxes and down payments though, but I'd have to look into it further.

17. GreatBigPhoney

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Nope, unless I'm calculating terribly, which I could be as I'm not mathematically brilliant, this would for my own uses (only upgrading once per year) cost me slightly more over the 12 months than my current plan without the insurance included, and if I wanted to add the insurance, it would cost over a hundred dollars more over that 12 month period due to the amount of payments being lowered to 18. Either way, I'm sure for people who want to upgrade a lot and don't care about the insurance, and don't like the upfront costs, this is a nice deal.

12. skimshaddy unregistered

Gotta love this guy. Wished Tmobile is in my area then AT&T can kiss my ass goodbye.

13. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

When the math is done, how will this affect tmobile's chance at getting purchased? Are they scaring off suitors?

14. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

I wonder how their accountants will report their earnings with all these lease programs

19. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

If you have money enough its pretty nice...

20. thxultra

Posts: 472; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I like this idea. My question is if you are eligable to JUMP on the old JUMP plan can you switch to the New JUMP. Is there a fee at the end to own the phone or do you own it after 18months (not that I see myself keeping a phone for 18 months. Will be interesting to see how tax is handled also do you have to pay for it in the monthly payments then since it isn't collected up front.

22. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

If you want to keep the phone after the 18 months, you basically pay the difference between your 18 payments and the full price of the phone. So if your device costs $20/month with the JumpOnDemand plan, and the full price is $600, you would pay 600-(20*18)=$240 after the 18th payment to keep it.

24. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Actually, for a $600 phone the monthly installments would be $24 per month. Then if you wanted to keep it after the 18 months, you would pay 600-(24*18)=$168 to keep it.

35. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Great Question, you have to pay 18 months per JUMP ON DEMAN (LEASE PERIOD) and then if you want the device to be yours, you have to pay purchasing price that is on the agreement you signed on a Retail Store.

23. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I've been tweeting @Tmobile and found out some great info that I was really questioning: ‏@GersonT1000 3h3 hours ago @JohnLegere Does the first phone u're turning in to get #JumpOnDemand have the remaining EIP payments cancelled? ‏@TMobileHelp 3h3 hours ago @GersonT1000 @JohnLegere The first phone's EIP would continue, but the old device's trade in credit would apply to the EIP balance. *JB @GersonT1000 2h2 hours ago @TMobileHelp @JohnLegere Will #JumpOnDemand upgrades always require a trade-in device, even if I pay off the then current phone in full? @TMobileHelp 37m37 minutes ago @GersonT1000 The only phone on Jump On Demand that requires a trade in is the special iPhone offer otherwise it's not required. :) *DNM

28. TBomb

Posts: 1654; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Do you still have to pay off the rest of the cost for your current phone??

31. dkny330

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 25, 2015

This plan sounds really good - always looking to try out new phones. However I am probably missing something as the math does not add up. There is an 18 month period on the monthly cost for the phone but you can upgrade three times a year??? If you trade in every 4 months or so, what happens to the rest of the 18 months on the phone?

32. trublackrose

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

Everyone may want to go read the fine print. This is a leasing agreement not a finance one like original jump. After 18 months you have to upg or pay off the device. Also the 15 for iphone 6 is via bill credits with applicable phone trade in. If you dont care about owning the device or just like a new phone every few months it may still be a good option for you

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