Carrier Free Iphone 7 when you trade in your iPhone 6, 6+, 6s or 6s+ on T-mobile!

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  1. buster84, Sep 7, 2016
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    buster84 macrumors 6502

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    Just pointing this out for those of you who might want to take advantage of the free upgrade offer! As much as im disappointed in the 7, T-mobile is the best when it comes to making their customers happy. A free upgrade, why not... Here is the info on it from t-mobile

    Awesome promotion from T-Mobile for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

    • New and existing T-Mobile customers: Starting September 9 at 12:01am PT, all new and current T-Mobile customers can pre-order a new iPhone 7 from T-Mobile and get up to $650 in monthly bill credits over 24 months when they trade-in their iPhone 6 or newer model. Want a different model or more memory? Just pay a little more upfront.
    • Every T-Mobile customer: T-Mobile customers enjoy unique Un-carrier benefits. No annual service contracts, no overages, free global data roaming in 140+ countries, and unlimited talk, text and data on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network that now covers nearly 312 million people.
    Check out T-Mobile president and CEO, John Legere, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/JohnLegere and sign up to be notified when the new devices become available at T-Mobile www.t-mobile.com/apple. For more information on iPhone, please visit www.apple.com/iphone.

    If you cancel wireless service, remaining device balance at full price is due. For well-qualified customers; pricing via bill credits after 24-mo finance agmt & qualifying service. Plus device taxes & fees. Must be active & in good standing when credits are applied; may take 1-2 bill cycles. Not combinable with other offers where trade-in is required (e.g., Carrier Freedom). Limited time offers; subject to change.

    https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news-...pid=10451&cmpid=WTR_AF_Slickdeals+LLC&irgwc=1
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Depending on what the deal is I might try and grab an inexpensive used iPhone 6... wasn't planning on upgrading but this would be hard to pass.
     
  3. buster84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I also wasnt planning to upgrade but my iphone 6s battery has been acting wierd and being that its a free upgrade i might want to do this. I'm currently on the jump program and if i jump i loose all my current payments, but if i pay the phone off for what i owe i can turn around and get a free upgrade to the 7. Basically swapping my phone out for free.

    Man, T-mobile must have some kind of backdoor deal going on with apple to have this kind of offer even before its released.

    Man i feel sorry for anyone who sold there t-mobile phone in advance to buy the new one. They just lost out big time!
     
  4. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    The way it would likely work is bill credits over 24 months. It's not that they have a deal so much as it's a way to get you into a contract. If you want the free phone you stay with T-Mobile for the next two years.
     
  6. buster84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True, but if you already have there good plans 4 lines at $120 (10gb) then theres no reason to leave. At least for me, im happy. I'm wondering if you can trade in a phone from another carrier if so then it could be beneficial to buy a used on on ebay/craigslist for the offer. I bet t-mobile versions will jump in price once they see this offer.
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    That's the plan I'm on and wasntnconsidering leaving either. I was just explaining what their motivation is. There's a lot of motivation in sticking around to keep your phone free. Otherwise leaving is essentially a potentially huge etf.
     
  8. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    i have a 6 lying around... but i don't need 2 contracts. I thought tmobile didn't have contracts.
     
  9. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

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    I am sure that is how it will work. I am more than happy to trade in my iphone 6 for a 7. I am just hoping since I only have a 6 I don't have to put anything down. I wasn't planning on upgrading.

    Thanks so much for posting!
     
  10. buster84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm i just thought of another bad trade off. This is kinda like post poning your cost if you have the upgrade urge every year since its a 24 month bill credit contract. This means that if you want to upgrade next year you'll have to pay off the remaining balance.

    I have a funny feeling that t-mobile is doing it this way.

    Iphones traded in for 6s (no credit). Charge full phone price $649 and issue full monthly credits. The problem with this is that if you want to upgrade to the 7s or 8 what ever is next year you get stuck paying the phone off and that could be $325 basically the same as if you traded it in now and paid the difference. So the only benefit is to those who keep there phones without upgrading.

    updated first post since t-mobile updated the info on it.
     
  11. maxsix Suspended

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    I'd highly suggest anyone interested in this deal read the latest terms and conditions of T-MOBILEs plans. The latest revision cancels out many of the advantages they offered until recently.

    Always remember it's buyer beware before signing for a contract or service. It's an especially competitive business.
     
  12. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    They don't. But an EIP is more a less a contract as you have to pay for the full thing eventually. Bill credit works the same. You technically owe the $30 a month or whatever it is but Tmo gives you a bill credit for it. You leave Tmo you get to the pay rest..
     
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    ah, so essentially it wouldn't make sense for me since i'm not switching to tmobile from verizon.
     
  14. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Not at all. They'll require you to keep the device active 40 days on T-Mobile before they'll unlock it which also includes having to pay off the rest of the balance.
     
  15. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    None of the carriers have "contracts" anymore. They have "device payment plans." Essentially they finance your phone, hopefully with zero interest. If you cancel before you've finished paying it off, they charge you the remaining balance. It's not that different from a contract - it's simply a financial incentive to get you to stick with them.
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    It depends if they allow you on jump or not. If they do you start off fresh (but will incur a monthly fee since you have nothing to trade). If not, you're right. Although you may be able to pay the remaining balance and use that phone as a trade next year and hope they offer the same thing. In this scenario it would be a wash. You basically pay half of the msrp up front but enjoy no monthly increase to your bill. Quite a few ifs there though.

    Regardless if you take this deal and keep it no less than 12 months (next iPhone), you've essentially had T-Mobile pay off half of your device.
     
  17. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm but why not just sign up for T-Mobile's Jump on Demand? You can upgrade 3 times per year without penalty.

    This deal doesn't really make sense for anyone on Jump on Demand, right? You can basically do this already if you have JoD, and you can do it multiple times per year..
     
  18. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Unsure if this loophole has been closed, but requesting devices be unlocked after 60 days even with an installment plan used to work. All of our phones (three of them) are on EIP and all are unlocked. All I had to do is submit the form for each device.
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    I've read that they are discontinuing NEW sign ups to JOD though I cannot confirm. Otherwise you're absolutely right. JOD is the better deal if you always want a new device. If you're not already on that and have an iPhone 6 or 6s to trade, it sounds like you have a free phone coming to you. Details aren't in yet but I'd wager it's exactly like their other promos; free through bill credits.
     
  19. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Yeah agreed just stole a used iPhone 6 Plus from a Craigslist sale for $100 bucks that's a steal.

    And Confirmed with my TMobile Rep to get a Free iPhone 7 Plus
     
  20. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Would seem so. 40 days just seems so random.

    Unlock eligibility for monthly phones, tablets, and mobile internet devices
    • The device must have been active on the T-Mobile network for at least 40 days on the requesting line.
    • If the device is financed using T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP)or if it's leased through JUMP! On Demand™, all payments must be satisfied and the device must be paid in full.
    • If the device is on an account that is under a service contract term, at least 18 consecutive monthly payments must have been made or the account has migrated to Simple Choice no contract rate plan.
    • If the device is associated with a canceled account, the account balance must be zero, including all pending charges
     
  21. davidgolfer macrumors regular

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    This is great for me, was thinking about switching anyway.
     
  22. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    Damn, that's bad news if true. I'm already on JoD, so hopefully it won't affect me. If you're a frequent upgrader, JoD is awesome. For example, I'm planning to upgrade to the 7+, but if it's too big for me (as I suspect), I'll "upgrade" later this year to a regular 7. It's nice to have that flexibility.
     
  23. buster84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm also on the jump on demand program but if i jump not only do i loose my 6s bill credit, but ill be restarting my contact and loosing out on my 64gb upgrade. Now if i can jump to the 128gb ($749 model) then it would be worth jumping but i doubt they will allow that. This means that it'll cost me $350 to jump which is basically the same as paying it off and letting them pay it off over 2 years so i guess its a wash either way for those on the program and those who are not.

    maybe t-mobile will have a better deal for those of us who are already stuck with t-mobile by being on the jump program. I guess we'll find out in a day or two.
     
  24. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    Right, I forgot about the 6s bill credit. I guess that's why my phone bill seems so cheap these days lol.

    As for 64GB vs 128GB, shouldn't it be equivalent? Middle tier should be equivalent to (new) middle tier, but you're right, they may not see it that way..
     
  25. buster84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, its also only worth jumping if you know for sure your going to jump again for the 8. If you pay off the phone your paying about $350 or so of what ever is left. That means it costs you a total of $650 for the iphone 7, but your stuck with that phone for 2 years if you want that deal. If you jump you loose out on your current payments (about $300) and you start your lease over at $650 making the total cost of the upgrade $950 over 2 years. So if you plan to stick with the 7 for two years paying it off is a better deal.

    However, if you want the 8, its a wash either way.

    So, lets break it down. If uou plan to upgrade to the 7 with jump on demand then you loose out on $300 for last years payments, then $300 for another year of payments, then your back to starting all over when you get the 8 next year at $650 again for a total cost of $1250.

    If you payoff your phone its $350 now, then its $650-$325 in credits for 1 year leaving your buyout cost at $350 to upgrade to the 8, plus the trade in value (estimated $350) making the total cost $1250.

    It seems like they both have there downfalls, but if t-mobile offers more credits for jump customers then staying with jump on demand might be the better solution. Another option is to buyout the 6s for $350 take the 24 months of credit, but sell it after 12 months to a friend on t-mobile (who understands its not paid off) making the payoff deal the better choice in the end when trying to reach the 8.

    But then again, knowning t-mobile they might have another good deal next year making this a never ending cycle of upgrades basically making it impossible to capitalize on the deals. The only winners are the people who sign up and keep there phones for 2 years lol.
     

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