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.

Top Rated Comments

Number 41 Avatar
74 months ago
More goodies. Goodies are cheaper than network buildout.
I'm throughly satisfied with the speed at which TMO is building out their network.

The fact that they're also doing stuff like this is why they're literally driving change in the US wireless industry.
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jimmysuzuki Avatar
74 months ago

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?
one big reason is because jump also covers theft or loss.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
74 months ago
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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FelixDerKater Avatar
74 months ago
More goodies. Goodies are cheaper than network buildout.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Septembersrain Avatar
74 months ago
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.

Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mad Mac Maniac Avatar
74 months ago
More goodies. Goodies are cheaper than network buildout.
Cheaper yes; but more importantly much faster. They are working on the network constantly, but it's going to take time for dramatic improvements.

For me the only issue has been driving through rural areas.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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