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Promoted 09-07-2016 by Discombobulated at 11:51 PM View Original Post
Update: Starting September 15, 2016, you'll need to sign up for T-Mobile ONE to take advantage of the iPhone 7 Trade-Up Offer (see forum thread for more information).

T-Mobile.com is offering their T-Mobile: iPhone 7/7 Plus Trade-In Promotion w/ a valid iPhone 6 (or Newer Model) at $0 (for well-qualifying customers) valid for New/Existing T-Mobile Customers listed below. Thanks mathew82284

Note, qualifying phones include iPhone 6, 6+, 6s or 6s+ on T-Mobile
  • Trade In: iPhone 6 (or Newer Model) for an iPhone 7 and get up to $650 in monthly bill credits over 24 months for $0
    • Note, $0 after 24-month finance agreement.
  • Trade In: iPhone 6 (or Newer Model) for an iPhone 7 Plus for just $120

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If you cancel your wireless service, your remaining balance at full price is due. For well-qualified customers via bill credits with a 24-month finance agreement and qualifying service; + taxes and fees. For all internal discussions, refer to the forum thread - Discombobulated

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Edited September 8, 2016 at 01:33 PM by cricket702
Awesome promotion from T-Mobile for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

New and existing T-Mobile customers: Starting September 9 at 12:01am PT, all new and current T-Mobile customers can pre-order a new iPhone 7 from T-Mobile and get up to $650 in monthly bill credits over 24 months when they trade-in their iPhone 6 or newer model. Want a different model or more memory? Just pay a little more upfront.
Every T-Mobile customer: T-Mobile customers enjoy unique Un-carrier benefits. No annual service contracts, no overages, free global data roaming in 140+ countries, and unlimited talk, text and data on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network that now covers nearly 312 million people.
Check out T-Mobile president and CEO, John Legere, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/JohnLegere and sign up to be notified when the new devices become available at T-Mobile www.t-mobile.com/apple. For more information on iPhone, please visit www.apple.com/iphone.

If you cancel wireless service, remaining device balance at full price is due. For well-qualified customers; pricing via bill credits after 24-mo finance agmt & qualifying service. Plus device taxes & fees. Must be active & in good standing when credits are applied; may take 1-2 bill cycles. Not combinable with other offers where trade-in is required (e.g., Carrier Freedom). Limited time offers; subject to change.


https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/new...LC&irgwc=1

http://www.tmonews.com/2016/09/t-...-6-higher/


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Get a new iPhone 7 FOR FREE when you trade in your iPhone 6, 6+, 6s or 6s+!!!! Details on http://t-mobile.com really soon!

https://twitter.com/JohnLegere/st...2107047936

This is for everyone. New and existing customers alike. We would never leave you out. *TylerDevenere

https://twitter.com/TMobileHelp/s...9376265217
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Last Edited by jayhawknative September 23, 2016 at 01:10 PM
T-Mobile has announced that this deal will be ending this SUNDAY - September 25th!!
http://www.investors.com/news/tec...mo-sunday/


As of 9/15, YOU WILL NEED TO SWITCH TO TMOBILE ONE PLAN TO GET THIS DEAL

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Costco members

If you're a Costco customer, you can submit your rebate information by going to https://promotions.t-mobile.com and using the Promotion Code 16SeptiPhone7. You must complete the trade-in process and submit your rebate request within 30 days of purchase and remain active and in good standing with T-Mobile when rebate is processed. After you complete the process, you should receive your rebate of the trade-in value in the form of a Prepaid MasterCard(R) card within eight weeks.
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AT&T and T-Mobile
The iPhone for AT&T and T-Mobile does not support CDMA and will not work on Sprint or Verizon Wireless. It will use 3G cellular technology for voice services and either 3G or 4G LTE cellular technology for data services. However, the iPhone for AT&T and T-Mobile can roam internationally on many GSM carriers around the world.

Sprint and Verizon Wireless
If Sprint or Verizon Wireless is your wireless carrier, your iPhone will work on AT&T and T-Mobile once unlocked. An iPhone activated on Sprint or Verizon Wireless also has the ability to roam internationally on GSM networks.

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All iPhone models are world phones, so you can use them almost anywhere. Which means you can roam internationally on GSM networks in over 200 countries around the world, whether you are a GSM or CDMA network customer. Availability of LTE data varies in some countries and depends on carrier support for certain LTE radio frequencies. For details on LTE network support, please see www.apple.com/iphone/LTE.

Here is a summary about whether you need to trade in by shipping or do in store trade in:

Case 1: preorder online or by phone AND submit trade in form together: you will receive a return label together with the new phone, and you will need to mail the old phone back to t-mobile and receive trade in value after about two months.

Case 2: preorder online or by phone but do not submit trade in form: you can submit the trade in form online, and later you will be able to print out a return label to mail the old phone back to t-mobile and receive trade in value after about two months.

Case 3: preorder online or by phone but do not submit trade in form: you can go to a local t-mobile store and ask them to submit the trade in form for you, and they will either print out a return label for you, or have the return label email to you for print, or have the return label mailed to you. Then you need to mail the old phone back to t-mobile and receive trade in value after about two months.

Case 4: preorder in local store AND let them submit the trade in form for you: you will receive a return label together with the new phone, and you will need to mail the old phone back to t-mobile and receive trade in value after about two months.

Case 4a: preorder in local store AND let them submit the trade in form for you AND allow them to collect your phone in the store at the time of order: you receive trade in value immediately and it is applied to your existing (post paid) account

Case 5: preorder in local store but do not submit trade in form: you can submit the trade in form online, and later you will be able to print out a return label to mail the old phone back to t-mobile and receive trade in value after about two months.

Case 6: wait until the local store has the iphone with the color/capacity you want in stock, buy the new iphone, and trade in your old iphone at the same time, they will take your old iphone and give you the trade in value immediately to your account.

Case 7: if you take the costco deal, you can go to a local t-mobile store, and ask them to submit the trade in form for you, and they will either print out a return label for you, or have the return label email to you for print, or have the return label mailed to you. Then you need to mail the old phone back to t-mobile and receive trade in value after about two months.


So the only way to do the actual in store trade in is from case 6. In all the other cases, you need to mail back the old phone with the provided shipping label and will need to wait for about 2 months for the trade in value.

Correction: Case 4a is available to allow pre-order in store and trade-in in store at the same time. No need to mail the old phone back. They will take it the moment you go through with the EIP.

The benefits of the actual in store trade in are that you will receive the trade in value immediately, no wait game. An extra benefit is that the local t-mobile stores are not so careful to inspect your old iphone and usually won't check if it has water damage because the water damage indicator is inside the phone and they can not open it up. They may look through the charging port or the headphone jack to see if the water damage indicator changes color. At least, the inspection on the old phone is much less strict than that in the t-mobile trade in center when you mail the trade in phone back.

The bad thing about the actual in store trade in is that you have to wait for the local store to have the new phone with the color/capacity you want.

I know lots of customers were told that they could do "in store trade in" by t-mobile reps for their pre orders. What did the t-mobile reps actually mean by "in store trade in" is that you can go to a local t-mobile store to submit the trade in form, but you actually have to mail the old phone back to t-mobile and wait for about 2 months for the trade in value.

Correction: I was able to go into the T-Mobile corporate store and do my preorder AND trade in the phone (i.e. physically handing the phone over for the rep to inspect, input IMEI, and register the trade in iphone 6 for credit). I saw the credit applied to my T-Mobile account at the register.

How The Trade-In Promotion will work for Tmobile customer:

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How the offer works
The trade-up offer is available to new and existing T-Mobile postpaid customers, including T-Mobile employees and @Work customers. To take advantage of this offer:

Purchase the iPhone 7: First, you need to purchase the iPhone 7 (32 GB) or iPhone 7 Plus (32 GB) during the offer period using our Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). If you want a phone with more memory, 128 GB and 256 GB versions of both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are available for an additional cost. Tax on the full sale price of your new device will be due at sale.

Trade in your old iPhone: Next, you need to trade in your fully paid-off iPhone (from any carrier). For your trade-in to be eligible for this promotion, you must own the device outright, which means you can't have a remaining JUMP! On Demand or EIP balance. Also, the trade-in device must be in good working order without physical or liquid damage and have the "Find My Phone" feature turned off.

Note: This offer cannot be combined with other offers or programs where a trade-in is required (e.g., Carrier Freedom). And, if you cancel wireless service before the end of your EIP agreement, the remaining device balance at full price will be due.
What are the steps to do trade-in after you pre-order you new iphone 7


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First time with T-Mobile?
Once you receive your iPhone 7, go to http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phone-trade-in.html.
Enter the following information:
The order number for your new device.
Your NEW T-Mobile phone number. Make sure you enter the new number that T-Mobile provides you with at the time of shipping, even if you plan to port in, or transfer, your current number to your new iPhone 7.
Complete the trade-in steps.
Ship out your old iPhone device.
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Already a T-Mobile customer?
Go to http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phone-trade-in.html.
Enter the following information:
The order number for your new device.
Your T-Mobile phone number.
Complete the trade-in steps.
Once you receive your iPhone 7, ship out your old iPhone device.
How does Tmobile process bill credit ?

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Getting your rebates or bill credits
T-Mobile will give you the value of your trade-in as a one-time bill credit. After that, we'll apply monthly bill credits toward your device monthly payments. Depending on the total of the trade-in value of your device and the monthly offer credits, your new device net cost could be as low as free after 24-month finance agreement.

If you trade in your old iPhone at a T-Mobile retail location, you can use the value of the trade-in to buy down the EIP balance instead of getting the one-time bill credit.
What if the your device you mail back to Tmobile for Trade-in deal is not qualify after inspection ( water damaged, broken screen...) ?


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When we receive your trade-in device, we will inspect the device to ensure it meets our inspection requirements. If it does, you will see a one-time bill credit for the value of your trade-in. If the device doesn't meet inspection requirements, you will get the option to have the trade-in device returned to you. If you choose to have your device returned, you will no longer qualify for the offer and will not receive any value for your trade-in.



Example: You have a 16GB iPhone 6 (trade-in value: $169) and want to get a 32GB iPhone 7 (value: $649)
- Pre- order the new iPhone 7.
You have to pay: $53( tax )+ $20( activate/ upgrade/support fee...this $20 is YMMV) + $0 down payment ( down payment will be different depends on model of the phone you order, exp: 32 GB iphone 7 is $0, 32GB iphone 7 plus is $0, 128GB iphone 7 is $99, 128GB iphone 7plus is $149.....check tmobile website)
- Waiting for the new phone arrive at your place. Then complete trade-in for your iPhone 6
- Tmobile will give you: $169 for your phone. This will be one-time bill credit back to you tmobile account.
- Then we have: $649 - $169 = $480. $480/24 months = $20/month
- In the next 24 month, You will be charged $27/month but Tmobile will also give you $20/month, which mean you have to pay net $7/month. $7x24=$168 for the credit you received.
- The total cost to get a new 32GB iphone 7 is : your iphone 6 + tax of the new iphone 7
- What if you don't want to stay with Tmobile till the end of 24 month. Let say you stay with Tmobile for 10 months and decide to switch to Verizon, which mean you have 14 months to go. Then amount of money you need to pay for keep the iphone 7 with you is:
$20 * 14 = $280

Purchasing insurance for USPS Merchandise Return Service:

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You can purchase insurance separately from USPS. Don't let them tell you otherwise.The problem is most USPS employees are unaware that you are allowed to add insurance, or they simply don't know how to do it, so they tell you it can't be done. It is covered in both the USPS consumer guide as well as the USPS employee manual (both linked below)

https://ribbs.usps.gov/shipproduc...rGuide.pdf
http://pe.usps.com/cpim/ftp/manua...00/505.pdf

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Consumers may purchase Registered Mail, Insurance, Special Handling, Certificate of Mailing and Pickup on Demand if they present the package to a USPS retail location.
Refunds for phone or in-store upgrade charges ($20/line)

1. Contact T-Mobile customer support.
2. Tell them you tried placing order via website but site kept crashing and so you had to place the order by calling/in-store
3. Ask for refund!

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In a nutshell: they are giving a $400 credit for an iP5 trade or $650 for an iP6 trade. You will get a portion of that credit up front (depending on your trade value), and the rest will be a credit toward your monthly EIP payment over 24 mos. That's it folks, no more complex than that. --jayhawknative

Trade In Values Detail (iPhone 5, 5s, SE, 6, 6+, 6s, 6s+)

https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/con...ricing.jpg (small error in this graphic, if you trade an iP5 for an iP7+, the savings is $399 still, not $419, because 769 - 370 = 399)

New and existing T-Mobile customers:
Starting September 9 at 12:01am PT, all new and current T-Mobile customers can pre-order a new iPhone 7 from T-Mobile and get up to $650 in monthly bill credits over 24 months when they trade-in their iPhone 6 or newer model.
Want a different model or more memory? Just pay a little more upfront.


If you cancel wireless service, remaining device balance at full price is due. For well-qualified customers; pricing via bill credits after 24-mo finance agmt & qualifying service. Plus device taxes & fees. Must be active & in good standing when credits are applied; may take 1-2 bill cycles. Not combinable with other offers where trade-in is required (e.g., Carrier Freedom).


You can also get the 32GB iPhone 7 Plus for $120 with trade-in. And if you'd prefer a 128GB or 256GB model, you can pay $100 or $200, respectively.[/SIZE]

****** If you plan switching to CDMA networks such as Verizon or Sprint in near future and use iPhone 7, Choose right (Verizon or yet to be announced Unlocked aka SIM-Freff model) one.******

http://www.macrumors.com/2016/09/...lack-cdma/

This is a step backward, as all 6 and 6s were both GSM and CDMA. Seems you will now have to get one of the "CDMA" models to get both.

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Is it worth it, if I plan to keep the iPhone 7 for only 1 year?

YES
- If your current iPhone which you trade in, is worth less than $324.

NO - If your current iPhone which you are considering trading in is worth more than $324.

Maybe
- If your current iPhone which you want to trade is worth something close to $324 and you don't want to deal with the hassle of privately selling it to get the most amount of $$.

This math is wrong (from heelfan108). If your iPhone 6s 16gb is currently worth $400 and you owe $324, in one year it may only be worth $200. Total cost: $324, value in 1 year: $200. If you upgrade to an iPhone 7 32gb.:Now you owe $324 and in one year you owe $324 and it's worth $400.
And this math is also wrong If your iPhone 6s 16gb is currently worth $400 and you owe $324, in one year it may only be worth $200. You failed to recognize that iphone 7 will also be $200 cheaper and the difference you will pay between 6 and 7 is still the same.

Benefits of upgrading:
- Better phone for the next year
- Warranty: Your 6S warranty just expired and now you have a phone under warranty again

Cost of upgrading
- Extra $324 minus ~$200 in value = $124 + tax, sim free

The deal obviously gets a lot worse if you have a 6S Plus 128gb since your current device is worth more and you have to pay an additional $220 to get a 7 Plus 128gb.

So is it worth it, if I plan to keep the iPhone 7 for 2 years?

YES - If your current iPhone which you trade in, is worth less than $649. (applies to most)

NO - If your current iPhone which you are considering trading in is worth more than $649. (applies to few)

[B]The iPhone 5 series is also included in this offer but you will only get a $400 effective credit instead of $650. iPhone SE is considered part of the 5 series. So if you have a 6 AND a 5 you could trade in, and think you could get more than $250 for your 6 via private sale, you may want to trade your 5 in. Especially if you have a larger capacity 6(s), or a Plus.]

Jump On Demand customers: T-Mobile has released a statement for how JUMP works. JUMP! and JUMP! On Demand info:

https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/new...demand.htm

I just got this plan. Some people have already been upgraded to unlimited for free
https://slickdeals.net/f/9059611-grabbed-former-t-mobile-4-for-120-simple-choice-10-gb-plan-extremely-ymmv?p=89084279#post89084279


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For those getting the following message:
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We're sorry. You've reached the maximum number of trade-ins allowed for this order.
According to T-Mobile its an issue with the trade-in system and they will reach out when they have a fix. Anyone else have a similar issue with a similar response from tmobile.
Just a follow-up, this message could possibly indicate that the account rep was able to submit the trade-in information on their end since they already have the IMEI number and other necessary information of the phone you are trading on file (if the phone you are trading was purchased through t-mobile).
Additional followup, someone posted the following text message which may apply to others who are getting the "reached the maximum number of trade-ins allowed" message.

Quote :
"Great News, we're ready to process your trade-in for your iPhone 7 order! You'll need to contact us anytime between 4 a.m to 10 p.m. PST at 1-844-233-6086 to complete the trade-in."
UPDATE: I just got the above message too so this pretty much is the solution for those who are getting that message

Shipping Estimates for new iPhone 7/7+ Pre-orders
T-mobile has this estimate tracker which is updated daily:
https://explore.t-mobile.com/shipping-dates


T-Mobile support page with more details:
https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-32234

T-Mobile has announced that this deal will be ending this SUNDAY - September 25th!!

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I'm confused... If the iphone 7 is free and all your doing is trading in your current phone then your not paying an increase for anything unless you want a bigger size/screen. So selling your paid and clear phone will cause you to loose about $200 since you'd probably selling it for $450 then need to pay $200 to get the 7 at $650.

If you truly get it for free then you basically are swapping out your older phone for a new one at no cost to you.
You would get a much better deal by selling your OWNED FREE & CLEAR iPhone on your own and paying the difference, with this your basically locking yourself into T-Mobile for 2 years.
trading in a 5/5c/5s isn't so bad either.

$250 for the 7 and $370 for the7+
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Most probably it would be a bill credit for 24 months.
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You would get a much better deal by selling your OWNED FREE & CLEAR iPhone on your own and paying the difference, with this your basically locking yourself into T-Mobile for 2 years.
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There's not much info...

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Congrats, you are the first to post this on SD...
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The downside is that you're on T-Mobile
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Quote from ftomasze.rn View Post :
You would get a much better deal by selling your OWNED FREE & CLEAR iPhone on your own and paying the difference, with this your basically locking yourself into T-Mobile for 2 years.
well most of them are not Big Grin
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well most of them are not http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
In order to get this deal you need to own your phone (from the little bits that I have read about the promo on Reddit).
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Quote from ftomasze.rn View Post :
You would get a much better deal by selling your OWNED FREE & CLEAR iPhone on your own and paying the difference, with this your basically locking yourself into T-Mobile for 2 years.
I'm confused... If the iphone 7 is free and all your doing is trading in your current phone then your not paying an increase for anything unless you want a bigger size/screen. So selling your paid and clear phone will cause you to loose about $200 since you'd probably selling it for $450 then need to pay $200 to get the 7 at $650.

If you truly get it for free then you basically are swapping out your older phone for a new one at no cost to you.
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Good deal to trade in 16 GB iphone 6 for iphone 7 32 GB, makes no sense if all above have the same value though.
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Can't wait to find out how this works. T-mobile isn't so bad in my area anymore due to upgraded cell towers.
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trading in a 5/5c/5s isn't so bad either.

$250 for the 7 and $370 for the7+
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Appears that trading in a 64GB 6S+ will only get you the standard 32GB 7, not a 7+ and not comparable storage.
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Appears that trading in a 64GB 6S+ will only get you the standard 32GB 7, not a 7+ and not comparable storage.
where do you see that?

what about iphone 6 plus that's on jump on demand lease mostly paid off?
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