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T-Mobile USA Announces Trade-In Offer for Existing iPhone Owners Ahead of iPhone 5 Launch

Ahead of Friday's launch of the iPhone on T-Mobile USA, the carrier has announced details on its trade-in program designed to entice current iPhone 4 and 4S users to switch carriers. The trade-in program reduces the down payment on a 16 GB iPhone 5 from $99.99 to $0, with additional credit of up $120 depending on the value of the device being traded.
“Our message to iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 customers is simple: bring in your device and trade up to iPhone 5 on T-Mobile,” said Mike Sievert, chief marketing officer for T-Mobile. “We’re making it incredibly attractive to buy an iPhone 5 by pairing an un-beatable upfront price and trade-in offer with Simple Choice, the most hassle-free and affordable rate plan in wireless.”
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The offer is valid through June 16, with the additional credit applicable to monthly service fees, an outstanding balance, accessories, or another device.

T-Mobile's new "Uncarrier" service plans unbundle device costs from service plans, allowing users to finance the full cost of their devices over 24 months while signing up for contract-free service starting at $50/month.

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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17 months ago

Nobody is going to throttle _you_, only the speed of your connection. So there is no reason why you shouldn't go to that limit.


That doesn't make any sense
Rating: 10 Votes
17 months ago
It really seems like TMobile the right by their customers. That's great, especially when you look at what AT&T and Verizon have been doing lately.
Rating: 5 Votes
17 months ago
T-Mobile isn't playing around, it's coming at all carriers pretty hard. That metro merger sure did wonders for their aggressiveness. Now, I wonder how many would actually be willing to pay their ETF to leave their current subscriber.
Rating: 5 Votes
17 months ago

I have AT&T Unlimited LTE... gotta love being grandfathered in from the iPhone 3g days.


You have 5gb until you're throttled. Use it well.
Rating: 5 Votes
17 months ago

free unlimited LTE on AT&T


Does not exist.
Rating: 5 Votes
17 months ago

Does not exist.


I have AT&T Unlimited LTE... gotta love being grandfathered in from the iPhone 3g days.
Rating: 4 Votes
17 months ago
T-Mobile is good if you use Family Plan. For example, $25 per line for 4 lines or $22 per line for 5 lines.





Line 1: $50 -------------(unlimited talk, unlimited text, 500MB of 4G speed, unlimited 2G speed)
Line 2: +$30 --------------(unlimited talk, unlimited text, 500MB of 4G speed, unlimited 2G speed)
Line 3: +$10---------------(unlimited talk, unlimited text, 500MB of 4G speed, unlimited 2G speed)
Line 4: +$10---------------(unlimited talk, unlimited text, 500MB of 4G speed, unlimited 2G speed)
Line 5: + $10--------------(unlimited talk, unlimited text, 500MB of 4G speed, unlimited 2G speed)

$10 upgrade for extra 2GB at 4G speed
$20 upgrade for unlimited at 4G speed
Rating: 3 Votes
17 months ago
I wonder what this will bring. Last time T-Mobile announced contract-free iPhones, Verizon CEO said he was ready to remove contracts too.

More importantly, even if you have T-Mobile, you have to love the effort they're putting into getting the iPhone. I wish the other carriers would put half the effort T-Mobile is putting...
Rating: 3 Votes
17 months ago
Cool, I guess. I'll still sell my old phones on the secondary market.
Rating: 3 Votes
17 months ago
I like what T-Mobile is doing. If I wasn't so completely satisfied with AT&T I might try T-Mobile. I am eager to see how they do with this different approach they're taking.
Rating: 3 Votes

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