Before today’s iPhone reveal, T-Mobile was well prepared to turn the event beneficial for them as the carrier has publicly announced trade-in deals for Apple’s latest smartphone refresh. The carrier says it’s giving $300 to any customer who trades in an iPhone 6 or newer in good condition for an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or the iPhone X. For those interested in the latter, extra-costly device — which costs $999 for a 64GB model, or $1,150 for a 256GB model — a $300 credit should help ease the pain a little bit.

According to T-Mobile, Apple is offering three months of free cellular service for the new LTE-equipped Apple Watch Series 3, which piggybacks off your plan by using the same phone number. After the promotional period for the Apple Watch ends, T-Mobile says unlimited talk, text, and data for the Series 3 will cost an extra $10 a month.

T-Mobiles’s Digits service will let you add a Watch to your plan, which is the same thing that lets your phone number migrate to other internet-connected devices, like watches or a work phone, or be shared with friends and family members.

Notably,  this deal is only for T-Mobile customers who buy a new iPhone on an equipment installment plan or EIP. An EIP financing plan is separate, but intertwined with, T-Mobile’s Jump program, its hardware upgrade program that’s similar to AT&T Next and Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program. Most EIP-financed devices are eligible for Jump upgrades after the customer pays off 50 percent of the original device. Jump costs anywhere between $9 and $15 per month, so you must understand all the intricacies of your T-Mobile plan, and know whether you’re planning on upgrading after a year to whatever the next iteration of the iPhone is that comes out next year.


courtesy: The Verge


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