T-Mobile will offer the iPhone 6S for $5-per-month under leasing plan

By midian182
Sep 24, 2015
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  1. T-Mobile announced a new pricing plan on Wednesday that will see the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier offering the cheapest way for consumers to get their hands on an iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

    The company’s Jump On Demand plan will let anyone trade in their old smartphone and lease a new 16GB iPhone 6S for monthly instalments of $5 or $10, depending on the value of the trade-in phone. A 16GB iPhone 6S Plus will cost as little as $9 a month under the same plan. Once the 18 month lease is complete, customers have the option to purchase the phone for a heavily discounted price. Anyone who doesn’t have a smartphone to trade in can still use the Jump On Demand plan and lease a 16GB iPhone 6S for $20 a month.

    T-Mobile CEO John Legere tweeted that the company has seen “crazy demand” for the new iPhones, and that early orders for the devices are up 30 percent.

    T-Mobile isn’t the only carrier looking to lease out Apple’s new iPhones; Sprint is offering a 22-month leasing program for the iPhone 6S at $15 a month when you trade in a phone. The other two big wireless carriers, AT&T and Verizon, currently don’t offer leases on their devices.

    Wireless carriers are now not only competing against each other for customers’ business, but they also face competition from Apple’s own iPhone Upgrade Leasing Program. It was recently reported that Samsung may soon be following Apple’s lead and will introduce a leasing program for its own flagship smartphones.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,352   +1,945

    6 bucks a month for an iGadget? That's like $50 too much. Now if they throw in 2 years of free unlimited calls and unlimited, uncapped and unshaped 4G data as well then $6 a month for a new iPhone might not be such a bad deal. ;)
  3. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 820   +390

    I hate apple - but this competition we're seeing is great!
  4. mojorisin23

    mojorisin23 TS Booster Posts: 109   +14

    Verizon only offers leases... what are they talking about?
  5. OgnDulk

    OgnDulk TS Enthusiast Posts: 26   +6

    I use t-mobile and have for years but they offer the most deceptive and complicated plans. I get the strongest phone signal possible but their website says data is not available in my area.
    my real complaint is the utter confusion associated with their prepaid, or is it paygo?, unlimited data with 100 minutes talk or text. there's suggestion that it's a walmart only offer for only a couple of phones. on t-mobile website they sell a $30 sim card with no exact explanation for what it's for.
    I bought their 3 in 1 sim card that's supposed to be $15 but it's really $1.07. after I get it I can activate it online but to what "plan" or is prepaid even considered a plan? supposedly they offer what I consider a lifeline service for minimal users like me--$3/month for 30 minutes talk or text with extra minutes at $.10/minute. fantastic. let's see if it even exists in the real world. I have been paying $100 for 1,000 minutes good for 365 days but after 2 years I have at least 1,200 minutes left that will go to waste when I discontinue in december. well, ok, less that $9/month to keep a phone for important contacts with doctors and such but I need cheap.

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