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T-Mobile has shared the full details of its new JUMP! On Demand promotion that offers the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for as low as $5 and $9 per month respectively with a qualifying smartphone trade in. The exact monthly payment is calculated based on both the iPhone model purchased and smartphone model traded in.

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A base 16GB iPhone 6s starts at $5 per month with zero due upfront when trading in an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 or Galaxy Note 5. The price rises to $10 per month with an iPhone 5s, Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note 4 trade in, or to $15 per month with the trade in of most other smartphones.

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A 16GB iPhone 6s Plus starts at $9 per month with zero due upfront with an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 or Galaxy Note 5 trade in. The price rises to $14 per month with an iPhone 5s, Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note 4 trade in, or to $19 per month with the trade in of most other smartphones.

The promotion also offers the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in larger storage capacities, but upfront payments of $99.99 or $199.99 are required for 64GB or 128GB models respectively. The monthly payments for the new iPhones are $1 cheaper for 64GB models and $2 cheaper for 128GB models compared to 16GB pricing.

Each payment must be made for 18 months, at which point the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus must be returned in good condition. T-Mobile offers the option to pay an additional $164 to keep the iPhone, bringing the total cost to $524 for a 16GB iPhone 6s -- a savings of $125 over the device's full retail price through Apple.

T-Mobile also has a non-trade-in JUMP! On Demand promotion that offers the 16GB iPhone 6s for $20 per month, or 16GB iPhone 6s Plus for $24 per month, for 18 months with zero dollars paid upfront. As with the new trade-in promotion, 64GB and 128GB models are available with upfront payments of $99.99 or $199.99 respectively.

T-Mobile will honor these deals for customers who already pre-ordered an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus with a trade in by issuing an upfront bill credit.

T-Mobile will begin selling the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on September 25.

Update: T-Mobile has also confirmed it will begin selling the Apple Watch on September 25 as MacRumors previously reported. Apple Watch Sport models have the option of 24-month financing.

Article Link: T-Mobile Shares Full Details on $5/Month iPhone 6s Offer [Updated]
 

Paulshaqz

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so I'm still assuming to get this deal you would have to pay off your iPhone 6 or 6 plus for example if your on the normal jump plan?
 

BeSweeet

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We still don't know how much the buyout prices are... If the iPhone 6s is $5/mo. for 18 months, that's just $90. Surely the buyout is more than $164 (or else the total cost of a $650 iPhone 6s would just $254)?

Whats the data allowances? Bet they are Rubbish!!

All of T-Mobile US's data plans are unlimited, but some are throttled after XGBs.
 

ricktat

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Trade your Iphone 6 and get $5 per month compared to $20 with no trade = $270 for your trade in. 18 months X $15 savings

Remember this is a lease and there is a buyout at the end if you want to keep the phone or lose/break it.

Go with no trade and sell on your own.
 

Mac 128

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No wonder the iPhone 6S T-Mobile pre-orders are up 30% over pre-orders of the 6. This is an incredible deal for the average mobile phone customer, especially considering their attractive service plans.
 

oneMadRssn

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This is how I see this breaks down, for a 64GB iPhone 6S as an example:

Retail Cost: $750
Upfront cost: -$100
$4/month*18 months: -$72
Pay at end to keep it: -$164
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Difference: $414

So they are essentially paying you $414 for your trade-in iPhone 6. Not bad at all.
 

Mac 128

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So they are essentially paying you $414 for your trade-in iPhone 6. Not bad at all.
Which even if a customer is trading in their ATT iPhone 6, and has to pay $150 contract kill fee, the T-Mobile plan still makes them money.
 

ricktat

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This is how I see this breaks down, for a 64GB iPhone 6S as an example:

Retail Cost: $750
Upfront cost: -$100
$4/month*18 months: -$72
Pay at end to keep it: -$164
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Difference: $414

So they are essentially paying you $414 for your trade-in iPhone 6. Not bad at all.


You get a $126 discount if you do or don't trade. So they are giving you $288 for your phone in this case.
 

bpeeps

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Which even if a customer is trading in their ATT iPhone 6, and has to pay $150 contract kill fee, the T-Mobile plan still makes them money.
T-Mobile will pay ETF up to 650.

My question is, does the pricing extend to the iPhone 7?
 

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We still don't know how much the buyout prices are... If the iPhone 6s is $5/mo. for 18 months, that's just $90. Surely the buyout is more than $164 (or else the total cost of a $650 iPhone 6s would just $254)?



All of T-Mobile US's data plans are unlimited, but some are throttled after XGBs.
You need to include the value of your current iPhone.

$90 + $164 + trade in 16GB iPhone 6 for example (~$450 on Craigslist) = $694
 
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ricktat

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That clearly says Note 4. Note 5 = iPhone 6.

Jeesh.
from the press release. one is incorrect.

Now, your trade-in value for any old phone you own brings that monthly price down even more - $10 a month with trade-in of iPhone 5s, Note 5 or Note edge and $15 a month with trade-in of almost any other phone you own like iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, HTC M8 and Motorola Droid Turbo
 

oneMadRssn

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Which even if a customer is trading in their ATT iPhone 6, and has to pay $150 contract kill fee, the T-Mobile plan still makes them money.

Doesn't TMobile also reimburse your ETF or outstanding phone payment commitments (ATT Next for example)?
 

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I am going to bite on this. Both my wife and I are out of contract with AT&T in December. iPhone 6S stock will be back up by then. It is all very confusing honestly, but I think this is the way to go. I just hope tmo doesn't disappoint! Guess they are offering that other program as well if they do where I can jump ship in 90 days or whatever. Hopefully they can be combined. And the offers last until December.
 

adamjackson

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Ok, I'll bite. What's the catch?

Their service and Retail presence are both spotty. These programs require you go to a T-Mobile store to buy the phone and back to return the phone so they can look at it in person and then accept all of the trade / return business right then and there.

The nearest store to me is a 2 hour drive so I have to factor in over a tank of gas in my purchase. In addition to that, the service in my town is fine T-Mobile coverage. all surrounding areas in a 60 mile radius are "partner coverage" aka Roaming on 2G/3G. So if I drive down to boston, half of my trip will be roaming and if I drive up to Quebec, 90% of my trip will be roaming..then I hit Canada and have international duty to pay.

This is a fantastic deal if you live in a city. For the rest of us, T-Mobile has a long way to go. I seriously considered this for the savings but it would be like only having a phone when I'm at work or home. Not useful as I already have an iPad w/ Verizon.
 

innominato5090

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Trade your Iphone 6 and get $5 per month compared to $20 with no trade = $270 for your trade in. 18 months X $15 savings

Remember this is a lease and there is a buyout at the end if you want to keep the phone or lose/break it.

Go with no trade and sell on your own.

bingo. An iPhone 6 in good conditions is worth more than 18 * $15 = $270, especially if you have anything other than the base model.
 

ricktat

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This smells like a car lot, where you push, pull, or drag your cell phone in, and we'll give you $200 for it when you get a new one!

(Then, we'll charge it back to you with the new car... err... phone.)


You also can't do this online. You must call or go in store.
 

Surf Donkey

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from the press release. one is incorrect.

Now, your trade-in value for any old phone you own brings that monthly price down even more - $10 a month with trade-in of iPhone 5s, Note 5 or Note edge and $15 a month with trade-in of almost any other phone you own like iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, HTC M8 and Motorola Droid Turbo

Apologies then. I thought this was just another dig at Samsung just because. Even though they don't hold value as well, anyone trading in a Note 5 or Note Edge for that would be crazy. Just sell it. Note 4 would be worth it though if you wanted a 6S+.
 
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