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T-Mobile's new Jump On Demand program allows for three upgrades a year

By Shawn Knight
Jun 25, 2015
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    T-Mobile has launched a new summer campaign that’ll revisit (and improve) some of its most popular Uncarrier moves. They’re calling it Uncarrier Amped and it gets underway this weekend. Here’s everything you need to know about Jump On Demand.

    Building on the success of its original Jump early upgrade program (which is still available, by the way), Jump On Demand allows customers to upgrade their phone up to three times over the course of a 12 month period with no time limits on how long you must wait between upgrades and no fees to do so. As such, phones can be traded in without having to pay off any remaining balances.

    Customers can get started with Jump On Demand for $0 down (you won’t even have to pay sales tax). The cost of the phone and the program are rolled into one payment, eliminating the $10 monthly fee associated with the original Jump program. The new payment will be about the same as it would be with regular financing, T-Mobile said.

    Naturally, there are a few caveats to note.

    Those interested will need to buy a new smartphone to get started. What’s more, the free insurance that came as part of the first Jump plan is no more although customers can add this back for an extra $8 per month. Furthermore, T-Mobile Jump On Demand is only available in stores and only for those with approved credit. Not all smartphones are eligible for Jump On Demand.

    For those that like to have the latest and greatest, Jump On Demand is the best way to do so as it offers the most frequent upgrades of any carrier. Of course, keep in mind that behind all the smoke and mirrors, this is just a smartphone lease program.

    Unless you pay off a device in full and keep it, you’ll ultimately have nothing to show for the money you pay in each month (no return on your investment) outside of getting to use a new smartphone a few times a year.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,491   +2,043

    If I lived in America I'd use these turkey's as my wireless carrier but I'd never, NEVER sign a contract with any carrier anywhere, you always wind up losing in the long run.
     
  3. jackal2687

    jackal2687 TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +12


    The best part is there is no contract. I switched from Verizon and have never been happier. I get 3 gigs of data a month. 10 gig year round surplus in case I run out of 3 gigs. Even if I go over, I only get throttled, I don't get charged extra. I DID NOT SIGN A CONTRACT! Also music services like Spotify or Pandora arent counted towards data. So I can stream all day if I want to. Overall, I have been very happy with my service. But I live in a place with good coverage. This may not be the case for people out in rural areas.
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,554   +2,897

    It is sad that they don't have good service in our area.
     
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,491   +2,043

    Nice. It doesn't work like that over here.
     
  6. jackal2687

    jackal2687 TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +12

    Yeah I used BT when I was in the UK and that sucked. The 3G was almost unusable in most cases. The phone line was basically the only thing I had. It was pretty expensive too.
     
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