Carrier T-Mobile EIP IPhone X Down Payment

lordofthereef

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T-Mobile just announced their official pricing on the iPhone X in social media however there was no info on EIP pricing or down payments, if any. I decided to ask them and got a response. Keep in mind that I have had a pretty bad experience with reps telling me one thing and then something completely opposite on another day. Two weeks ago I was told it’s not a phone even eligible for JoD.

Long story short you have a roughly $300 down payment for the base model irregardless of credit or your trade in. If your goal is to get a new phone every year, you’re losing big on this deal. You’ll have paid off nearly 70% of the msrp by upgrade day.

If you know you’re going to keep the phone for two years they’ll give you $300 on an iPhone 6 or newer via monthly bill credits provided you stick with them for 24 months. You will still owe the down payment up front.

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rbori

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May 27, 2017
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Thank you for your post.
How do you plan on ordering the phone?
Calling on the 27 th and ad to your account?
Any suggestions?
I am a currently a T mobile client with a zero balance on my account.
PS
Can you add Apple care when buying the phone directly from T mobile?
 
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lordofthereef

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Thank you for your post.
How do you plan on ordering the phone?
Calling on the 27 th and ad to your account?
Any suggestions?
I am a currently a T mobile client with a zero balance on my account.
PS
Can you add Apple care when buying the phone directly from T mobile?
I just continues talking to them. I asked if they’d have them in stores. A new rep picked up the conversation and said they would. She recommended I call the night before. They can’t give stock numbers however they can give you a heads up on whether that number is more than 0.

I’ll probably order online and see what the estimated arrival. I have a 6 (I typed 6s but it’s a 6) to trade in. I’ll get $300 for that and just keep the phone on payment plan for two years. If I want the next phone next year my mom (who we added to our plan) will get the X. And then I’ll use her 6s as trade next year.

Should the estimated arrival be months of delay I’ll head to a Tmobile that has them in stock on launch day. I have a friend who works at a corporate store in NH so it will Save me a bit of cash in taxes anyhow haha.
[doublepost=1508869504][/doublepost]In regards to Apple care, I don’t know. I didn’t ask about that at all. I never do Apple care myself.
[doublepost=1508869926][/doublepost]Turns out you can now add Apple care through Tmovike and finance that too if you so choose. You have 14 days to add cia T-Mobile. I do believe Apple allows you to add it up through the first twelve months (initial warranty period) now for iPhones.

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eyeseeyou

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Depending on your situation, swappa is selling 7 plus 128gb models for $500+.

Possibly to get $200($500 total) more for your phone instead of $300.