T-Mobile's Jump Program Allows Subscribers Two Phone Upgrades Per Year for $10 Monthly Fee

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Imagine if AT&T had acquired T-Mobile like it intended to do before the deal was essentially snuffed by U.S. regulators concerned about unfair competition. We'd have missed out on T-Mobile's rebirth as the so called "Un-Carrier," as the company now likes to refer to itself. T-Mobile's been thinking outside of the box, first by getting rid of service contracts, and now by introducing a new upgrade program that allows subscribers to swap their smartphone twice annually.

The program is called JUMP, and the way it works is you pay $10 per month per phone for the freedom to upgrade to a new device up to two times per year. Those who take advantage of the upgrade program need never worry about being stuck with an obsolete handset, as well as additional peace of mind over lost, stolen, or damaged devices.

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"At some point, big wireless companies made a decision for you that you should have to wait two years to get a new phone for a fair price. That's 730 days of waiting. 730 days of watching new phones come out that you can't have. Or having to live with a cracked screen or an outdated camera," said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile US. "We say two years is just too long to wait. Today, we're changing all that with the launch of JUMP! Now, customers never have to worry about being stuck with the wrong phone. And, yes - it's really as good as it sounds."

Is it worth it? The answer depends on how often you upgrade your phone and whether or not you're already paying for smartphone protection. As T-Mobile points out, the $10 fee is "just $2 more than most customers have been paying for handset protection alone."
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So for sixty dollars you get a new phone? Someone read the terms, because there is no way.

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ajm531 replied on Fri, Jul 12 2013 12:49 AM

60$?? where did you get that number? Basically its like leasing a car. The price of the phone may vary. With this program you can upgrade in six months and pay the down payment amount of the phone which usually varies between 0-150$(more than likely going to be 100-150 for the phone most people would want) then you just start paying on that device.

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i think that it is a great deal but i dont really know

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Man, why do such great offers don't happen in Danmark? I would LOVE this

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The price also seems very fair!

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