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T-Mobile customers who purchase a smartphone or tablet on an Equipment Installment Plan, which divides the device's cost into monthly payments, can enroll in JUMP! for $12 per month and upgrade to a new smartphone or tablet once half the cost of their current device is paid off. T-Mobile covers the remaining payments following trade in.

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Now, the carrier has added a perk for iPhone and iPad owners that makes JUMP! more competitive with Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program.

T-Mobile today announced that JUMP! now includes "AppleCare Services" for no additional charge. These services include typical AppleCare+ perks such as 24/7 priority access to AppleCare technical support via chat or phone and accidental damage coverage, including the same $29 fee for iPhone screen damage.
- 24/7 priority access to AppleCare technical support via chat or phone
- Low service fees such as $29 for iPhone screen damage
- $0 for battery service
- Apple-certified repair or replacement at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers
- Hardware service with genuine Apple parts
- Software support for iOS, iCloud, and Apple-branded iOS apps
- Hardware repairs and service backed by Apple
By comparison, Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program spreads out the full cost of an iPhone and AppleCare+ into monthly payments over two years with zero percent interest, with the option to upgrade to a new iPhone after as few as 12 payments. A base model iPhone 7 with AppleCare+, for example, costs $32.41 per month.

Article Link: T-Mobile's JUMP! Upgrade Program Now Includes AppleCare+
 
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By comparison, Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program spreads out the full cost of an iPhone into monthly payments over two years with zero percent interest, with the option to upgrade to a new iPhone after 12 payments. AppleCare+ is included at no additional charge. Monthly payments start at $32.41/month.

Pretty sure Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program spreads out the full cost of an iPhone PLUS the cost of AppleCare+ over two years with zero percent interest. AppleCare+ is not free with apple's upgrade program.

Also, unless I'm missing something... why would you want to pay T-Mobile $12 a month when AppleCare+ only costs 5.38 per month?
 
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More goodies. Goodies are cheaper than network buildout.
This is true. But are you implying that they're not spending on network buildout? Because that's the completely opposite of what they've been doing the past several years. Being a new customer, I called them up yesterday about 700MHz LTE coverage in my area. The representative was very knowledgable. She quickly located my nearest tower (she was accurate because I had previously looked it up), and looked at the upgrade notes for it. She said that it says "coming soon", and not a specific date. She said that if it's coming in the next 30 days, it will have a date listed. Otherwise when they put "coming soon" on there, it generally means it will be coming within 60-90 days. She expedited overnight shipping on a free signal booster for our home that we can use until the signal improves.

I get acceptable but not great coverage with my iPhone 7 (2-3 bars), but sometimes in the basement my wife has been having issues with her iPhone SE dropping briefly, which might be because it has a smaller antenna? Not sure exactly as I thought the modems were fairly similar. I do know that the SE uses the same modem as the 6s, which supports LTE Extended (700MHz). We live near the edge of town up against woods that stretch for miles, so I expected as much. As they continue to roll out LTE Extended, the problems will become fewer and far between. In the nearby Kansas City area, they have LTE Extended which seems to be much better overall.

T-Mobile is growing quite rapidly. Before switching I did a bit of research and it seems like their year over year improvements have been massive and they are continuing to reinvest in their infrastructure. They have a promo going right now for new customers to get 20% off their service if you get a code from an employee. I applied it to my account and it was approved, and it should be active the next billing cycle. That will make three lines of service with unlimited data and calling for only $80/mo. If I'm under 2GB of data on any given line, I get $10/mo off per line, so it's conceivable that there might be a month where I only pay $50, or more likely $60 as my wife and grandparents don't use much data. That is insanely good.
 
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This is true. But are you implying that they're not spending on network buildout? Because that's the completely opposite of what they've been doing the past several years. Being a new customer, I called them up yesterday about 700MHz LTE coverage in my area. The representative was very knowledgable. She quickly located my nearest tower (she was accurate because I had previously looked it up), and looked at the upgrade notes for it. She said that it says "coming soon", and not a specific date. She said that if it's coming in the next 30 days, it will have a date listed. Otherwise when they put "coming soon" on there, it generally means it will be coming within 60-90 days. She expedited overnight shipping on a free signal booster for our home that we can use until the signal improves.

I get acceptable but not great coverage with my iPhone 7 (2-3 bars), but sometimes in the basement my wife has been having issues with her iPhone SE dropping briefly, which might be because it has a smaller antenna? Not sure exactly as I thought the modems were fairly similar. I do know that the SE uses the same modem as the 6s, which supports LTE Extended (700MHz). We live near the edge of town up against woods that stretch for miles, so I expected as much. As they continue to roll out LTE Extended, the problems will become fewer and far between. In the nearby Kansas City area, they have LTE Extended which seems to be much better overall.

T-Mobile is growing quite rapidly. Before switching I did a bit of research and it seems like their year over year improvements have been massive and they are continuing to reinvest in their infrastructure. They have a promo going right now for new customers to get 20% off their service if you get a code from an employee. I applied it to my account and it was approved, and it should be active the next billing cycle. That will make three lines of service with unlimited data and calling for only $80/mo. If I'm under 2GB of data on any given line, I get $10/mo off per line, so it's conceivable that there might be a month where I only pay $50, or more likely $60 as my wife and grandparents don't use much data. That is insanely good.


You know you didn't need the signal booster all you needed to do was to turn on wifi calling nobody really needs those anymore.
 
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You know you didn't need the signal booster all you needed to do was to turn on wifi calling nobody really needs those anymore.
We have that turned on. The problem? MEDIACOM SUCKS. My wife runs a daycare and needs a 100% working phone line. Don't ever assume that WiFi will always save you. In many areas of the country cable companies have monopolies. You don't have a choice on who you go with, and they know it and can provide crappy service. We get a good signal upstairs where we have large floor to ceiling windows overlooking the woods and cell tower down to the south. I just have to stick the booster there and we'll be solid.
 
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More goodies. Goodies are cheaper than network buildout.
Except they have done massive network buildout and are continuing to do a lot more. Honestly, compared to AT&T, their network is far more reliable, their data is faster and there is coverage in far more places. At least everywhere my wife and I go together this is the case. She has T-Mobile and I have AT&T through work, honestly her phone pretty much always works, even when mine has no coverage.
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We have that turned on. The problem? MEDIACOM SUCKS. My wife runs a daycare and needs a 100% working phone line. Don't ever assume that WiFi will always save you. In many areas of the country cable companies have monopolies. You don't have a choice on who you go with, and they know it and can provide crappy service. We get a good signal upstairs where we have large floor to ceiling windows overlooking the woods and cell tower down to the south. I just have to stick the booster there and we'll be solid.
Yes and we need to fix that to ensure that everyone has good internet service available everywhere.
 
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If I bought my iPhone 7 Plus through t-mobile jump on demand program and already paying the 12 buck device protection plan will I have apple care or will I have to wait until I upgrade to the 8 plus?
 
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Except they have done massive network buildout and are continuing to do a lot more. Honestly, compared to AT&T, their network is far more reliable, their data is faster and there is coverage in far more places. At least everywhere my wife and I go together this is the case. She has T-Mobile and I have AT&T through work, honestly her phone pretty much always works, even when mine has no coverage

I bolded the key phrase in your post. Unless you and your wife travel the whole country you don't have a basis for your statement. Believe me if T-mobile's network were so much better than At&t waaaaay more people would have switched over by now and they would be in serious trouble, the price difference is staggering
 
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This is true. But are you implying that they're not spending on network buildout? Because that's the completely opposite of what they've been doing the past several years. Being a new customer, I called them up yesterday about 700MHz LTE coverage in my area. The representative was very knowledgable. She quickly located my nearest tower (she was accurate because I had previously looked it up), and looked at the upgrade notes for it. She said that it says "coming soon", and not a specific date. She said that if it's coming in the next 30 days, it will have a date listed. Otherwise when they put "coming soon" on there, it generally means it will be coming within 60-90 days. She expedited overnight shipping on a free signal booster for our home that we can use until the signal improves.

I get acceptable but not great coverage with my iPhone 7 (2-3 bars), but sometimes in the basement my wife has been having issues with her iPhone SE dropping briefly, which might be because it has a smaller antenna? Not sure exactly as I thought the modems were fairly similar. I do know that the SE uses the same modem as the 6s, which supports LTE Extended (700MHz). We live near the edge of town up against woods that stretch for miles, so I expected as much. As they continue to roll out LTE Extended, the problems will become fewer and far between. In the nearby Kansas City area, they have LTE Extended which seems to be much better overall.

T-Mobile is growing quite rapidly. Before switching I did a bit of research and it seems like their year over year improvements have been massive and they are continuing to reinvest in their infrastructure. They have a promo going right now for new customers to get 20% off their service if you get a code from an employee. I applied it to my account and it was approved, and it should be active the next billing cycle. That will make three lines of service with unlimited data and calling for only $80/mo. If I'm under 2GB of data on any given line, I get $10/mo off per line, so it's conceivable that there might be a month where I only pay $50, or more likely $60 as my wife and grandparents don't use much data. That is insanely good.
Make sure you got the 4G LTE cellspot mini tower it's better than the signal booster the 4G LTE cellspot hooks up to your Wi-Fi router and covers you 3000 square feet and brings HD voice and it creates its own T-Mobile coverage inside your house
 
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Okay T-Mobile is getting too good to ignore. I might have to come back home.

Does anyone have a hookup code they could share? My 3 lines would all appreciate the love. Thank you.

Make sure if you get a code that you use it before March 30th or else it's no longer good. Just fair warning if you didn't know.
 
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Pretty sure Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program spreads out the full cost of an iPhone PLUS the cost of AppleCare+ over two years with zero percent interest. AppleCare+ is not free with apple's upgrade program.

Also, unless I'm missing something... why would you want to pay T-Mobile $12 a month when AppleCare+ only costs 5.38 per month?

It includes loss and theft. Also you can't pay for AppleCare+ monthly. When you're living just a little better than paycheck to paycheck that makes a difference. And yes those of us in that position can get iPhones.

This is true. But are you implying that they're not spending on network buildout? Because that's the completely opposite of what they've been doing the past several years. Being a new customer, I called them up yesterday about 700MHz LTE coverage in my area. The representative was very knowledgable. She quickly located my nearest tower (she was accurate because I had previously looked it up), and looked at the upgrade notes for it. She said that it says "coming soon", and not a specific date. She said that if it's coming in the next 30 days, it will have a date listed. Otherwise when they put "coming soon" on there, it generally means it will be coming within 60-90 days. She expedited overnight shipping on a free signal booster for our home that we can use until the signal improves.

I get acceptable but not great coverage with my iPhone 7 (2-3 bars), but sometimes in the basement my wife has been having issues with her iPhone SE dropping briefly, which might be because it has a smaller antenna? Not sure exactly as I thought the modems were fairly similar. I do know that the SE uses the same modem as the 6s, which supports LTE Extended (700MHz). We live near the edge of town up against woods that stretch for miles, so I expected as much. As they continue to roll out LTE Extended, the problems will become fewer and far between. In the nearby Kansas City area, they have LTE Extended which seems to be much better overall.

T-Mobile is growing quite rapidly. Before switching I did a bit of research and it seems like their year over year improvements have been massive and they are continuing to reinvest in their infrastructure. They have a promo going right now for new customers to get 20% off their service if you get a code from an employee. I applied it to my account and it was approved, and it should be active the next billing cycle. That will make three lines of service with unlimited data and calling for only $80/mo. If I'm under 2GB of data on any given line, I get $10/mo off per line, so it's conceivable that there might be a month where I only pay $50, or more likely $60 as my wife and grandparents don't use much data. That is insanely good.

I'm outside of Kansas City too! Getting 2-3 bars on LTE. Not sure about building penetration here though. I was getting 1 bar of 4G where I work today.
 
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Make sure you got the 4G LTE cellspot mini tower it's better than the signal booster the 4G LTE cellspot hooks up to your Wi-Fi router and covers you 3000 square feet and brings HD voice and it creates its own T-Mobile coverage inside your house
There's not really any point in getting that since the iPhone supports WiFi calling, right? That seems to work well for me. The problem is having a backup at home as our Mediacom cable internet service is unreliable, especially lately for some reason. The booster should get a great signal upstairs if my iPhone 7 manages two bars and 30mbps. It's mainly for my wife's iPhone SE which must not have as good of an antenna and she does daycare in the basement.
 
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Make sure you got the 4G LTE cellspot mini tower it's better than the signal booster the 4G LTE cellspot hooks up to your Wi-Fi router and covers you 3000 square feet and brings HD voice and it creates its own T-Mobile coverage inside your house

It's really amazing. I went from like -110 to -120 dBm to around -75 to -85 dBm. It's really worth it. Plus they didn't charge me a deposit or shipping. It was free.

Now I'm just hoping those of us on JUMP! 1.0 get included in the AppleCare+ deal. I'm not changing my plan because I like how I've got two EIP on one phone number and I don't have to pay half to JUMP!.
 
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And easy answer. If you're in JUMP! 1.0, no AppleCare. Really happy that guy clarified the difference between my plan and my JUMP! tier. Whew.

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It includes loss and theft. Also you can't pay for AppleCare+ monthly. When you're living just a little better than paycheck to paycheck that makes a difference. And yes those of us in that position can get iPhones..

I'm not judging :) I was mostly comparing it to apple's iphone upgrade program, where you do pay for AppleCare+ monthly. I suppose the loss and theft protection is personal preference, or maybe more important if you live in a high risk area/situation? I haven't lost or had one stolen yet, so I've probably saved enough on that insurance to afford a new one if it ever does happen.
 
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I'm not judging :) I was mostly comparing it to apple's iphone upgrade program, where you do pay for AppleCare+ monthly. I suppose the loss and theft protection is personal preference, or maybe more important if you live in a high risk area/situation? I haven't lost or had one stolen yet, so I've probably saved enough on that insurance to afford a new one if it ever does happen.

Ah, I suppose at that point it's just a carrier alternative. I had forgotten that AppleCare was as part of IUP. Of course my understanding is that getting T-Mobile iPhones I'm from Apple directly is a little more complicated than other carriers though I don't exactly recall why.
 
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And easy answer. If you're in JUMP! 1.0, no AppleCare. Really happy that guy clarified the difference between my plan and my JUMP! tier. Whew.

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Good to know and thanks for sharing because I’m under the old jump plan where I pay zero down for any phone and it’s basically a lease. I can also upgrade three times a year, anytime with no requirement of having any percentage of the phone paid off ( Newer jump plans I see require that at least half the phone be paid off before jumping to new phone). I’m not giving that up for nothing. I’ll just buy AppleCare through Apple.
 
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