John Legere

T-Mobile’s outspoken CEO John Legere confirmed today on Twitter that his company will be offering an iPhone 6s beginning Friday for as low as $5, $10 or $15 per month, depending on the model being purchased and older iPhone traded in, through its JUMP! On Demand device upgrade program. The lowest $5 per month pricing entails an iPhone 6 trade in, while buying a new iPhone 6s for $10 per month requires trading in your iPhone 5s.

Customers can take advantage of this offer even if they have already pre-ordered their device with a trade-in. Leggier conformed  in another tweet that pre-orders of new iPhones at T-Mobile are up thirty percent versus the previous year.

“With these incredible $5 and $10 a month deals, we’re giving customers just one more reason to come to T-Mobile,” said Legere.

“This is a deal that only the Un-carrier could create, let alone make into a reality – and the crazy demand we’re already seeing tells me the carriers’ customers just aren’t buying their BS anymore. For your new iPhone the choice couldn’t be clearer.”

Here’s the full pricing matrix for T-Mobile’s offer.

T-Mobile iPhone 6s pricing table 002

In yet another tweet, T-Mobile USA’s boss said that customers who’d pay their phone in full at the time of purchase rather than lease it with monthly payments can do so while “getting the best deal from us.”

The company revealed its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pricing last week. The entry-level iPhone 6s with sixteen gigabytes of storage is being offered for $0 down with an introductory JUMP! On Demand pricing of $20 per month ($24 per month for an entry-level iPhone 6s Plus) over the course of eighteen months, with your older device traded in.

T-Mobile iPhone 6s pricing table 001

“After your 18 monthly payments, you can hand back your phone and pay nothing more,” said the carrier. “Or you can pay just $164 more if you want to keep your iPhone 6s. That means your total cost to own your phone is just $524 – that’s a screaming deal. It’s special introductory pricing for our launch, and it won’t last long.”

So, $20 per month times eighteen months with $0 paid upfront totals $360. An additional $164 paid to keep your new iPhone brings the total cost of ownership to $524, excluding taxes and an older iPhone model trade-in.

In addition, the carrier has also rolled out a brand new ‘Lifetime Coverage Guarantee’ which essentially ensures your happiness with T-Mobile’s network.

The offer says that if at any point you aren’t completely satisfied with the network “for as long as you use your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus on T-Mobile”, you’ll get a refund for up to a full month of service. The Lifetime Coverage Guarantee promotion is valid for new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus purchases through JUMP! On Demand equipment installment plan.

In case you’re dissatisfied with network performance, the carrier will refund you “for every penny you’ve paid for your new device in the first month, or after that,” and will “unlock it at no charge so you can use it with one of the other wireless companies.”

“We’ll even refund up to a full month of your service. For phones that get unlocked, we’ll let you keep our standard interest-free payment plan at our standard prices.”

And thanks to the new iPhones’ support for 300MBps LTE-Advanced and expanded LTE bands, the devices will support the “radically expanded LTE coverage” on T-Mobile.

The carrier has more than doubled the square miles it blankets with LTE signal in just over a year while rolling out “truckloads of new spectrum that carries our LTE signal twice as far from our towers, for a massive coverage expansion, and works four times better in buildings.”

It’s called Extended Range LTE − also known as “Band 12” or “700MHz spectrum,” is already live in 170 markets and covers more than half of US population.

Again, new iPhones support T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE.

T-Mobile coverage map September 2015

In addition to Extended Range LTE, T-Mobile’s network now uses other frequencies and Wideband LTE for expanded coverage. All told, T-Mobile’s LTE network now reaches over 290 million Americans.

Source: John Legere, T-Mobile

  • AnoNymouz

    Do they ever plan on making any money? I wouldn’t even consider switching with there spotty connection. Yea sprint spark isn’t everywhere here in Chicago but at least it’s consistant.

    • Antzboogie

      Sorry your wrong T-Mobile speeds blow out all the other carriers in my area. Speed tests have confirmed this Sprint doesn’t even let you have simultaneous data. Your paying more for less for these other carriers who throttle you. I’m going to support T-Mobile.

      • 9to5Slavery

        Sprint doesn’t throttle by the way.

      • Manuel Molina

        Very true – Throttling and Sprint are different since Sprint already has slow internet speeds that they can’t throttle what is already slow in the first place. That’s why they give you unlimited data.

      • 9to5Slavery

        They have slow speeds in certain areas like other carriers have slow speeds in certain areas. Some have better support in some areas to make it faster or broader for consistency. Although in my area in Missouri, they are #1 with the help of Carrier Aggregation. Can’t wait for x3 as well. That’s why they took away permanent unlimited data for life promotion and have a temporary unlimited data as I wish you would have said.

      • Manuel Molina

        Sprint has crap data wherever you go. It’s the slowest and the only carrier that gives people dial-up 56K still on webpages. Their LTE isn’t faster than Tmo’s 4G, and LTE is suppose to be way faster. Sprint sucks and I think people would rather have no coverage with Tmo than slow data with sprint.

      • 9to5Slavery

        Where you live? Maybe you live in an area that’s not in your favor. I live in the city and I go visit parents in more rural area sometimes. I get speeds beyond 70 down. I also own T-Mobile as well, I get 36-40tops for down

      • Manuel Molina

        New York City. Sprint doesn’t exist in data speeds.

      • That’s only if T-Mobile even has a signal. Where I’m at T-Mobile has bad service therefore it is not faster and I’m not paying less for more, it’s paying less for less. It’s common knowledge T-Mobile has the worst service of all the major carriers.

      • Antzboogie

        Well that’s true for you maybe but not for me I get downloads of 30 Mbps and uploads of 15 Mbps. Those speeds are blank out. Once their coverage gets better which they say it will everything will get better. Check this picture out.

      • Manuel Molina

        That’s only because T-Mobile recently started in 94 or 96 I believe. And they went up and down with changes. Sprint on the other hand, they had much money that was blown on stupid moves like Nextel, that horrible iPhone deal they made with Apple to get the phone in the first place. I can say T-Mo has gotten loads better, so the worst service out of all carriers is hard to say since their data is extremely fast. If you go by coverage on a global scale, then yes, 4th out of the other 3 big carriers.

      • Morgan Freeman

        “Sprint doesn’t even let you have simultaneous data.” What does this mean exactly? If you are referring to talking on the phone and data at the same time, that’s a CDMA limitation.. not something Spring just decided to “not allow”..

      • Antzboogie

        Yeah that’s what I meant that’s a huge limitation and it’s a pain to have to hang up to search for something while your talking to someone on the phone. Wifi is not always available. That’s a factor I’m sure many people have taken into consideration.

      • Morgan Freeman

        I have been with Sprint for 10 years and can honestly tell you I’ve only been disappointed that I couldn’t do that one single time. It all just depends on what a person’s uses are; or for coverage- where they are located. They all have pros and cons, and overall I would say none are any better or worse than another.

      • Shinonuke

        Choose the right plan for your area and the right. In Las Vegas, all networks have strong connections. I noticed that my connection was weaker in the hospital with the Samsung Galaxy S4 verses my iPhone 5. In Sacramento, I have connections throughout with T-Mobile but certain areas have a reduction in speed which was never to a crawling slow speed like some claimed. It works great for me

    • David J Delgado

      Guys, can we please learn the difference between your/you’re? Also, T-Mobile is amazing where I am and Sprint sucks here. If I go down to the Philly area it’s the other way around. Everyone will have a different experience across carriers. Also, IIRC, in their last quarter they were profitable….

      • 9to5Slavery

        yeah in all of Missouri.. if you have carrier aggregation phone.. Sprint’s dominance here goes over 90 down…

  • Manuel Molina

    While I appreciate this guys shake up with carriers, if you look at it, you are still paying a contract someway or another. If I sold my Plus for 400 to 500, I would have had to take that money to pay out the rest of my iPhone sitting at 333 because of the lease. I paid 82 upfront. The higher the upfront, the lower the monthly payments. If I had jump, it would be but 5 to 10 dollars in a spend of 12 months is 60 to 120 dollars added onto my yearly bill. If I don’t pay upfront prices, I’m gonna add 25 to 31 dollars a month on my bill of 90 dollars of unlimited. If I wanna leave at anytime I can but have to give them the phone back or pay more than what an ETF would be. Does anyone see this? I’m kind of wishing the two-year option was as such: an option.

    • Antzboogie

      Your math is wrong and if your smart you would be able to get the new iPhone every year. You have to think smart. Your iPhone itself is $$ Contracts you still pay the same monthly price even if you pay off your phone. How does that makes sense? T-Mobile you pay your phone off your whole bill decreases they unlock the phone no problem.

      • Shadowelite123

        He’s actually right. And Nuff below is also right. T-Mobile always says no contracts but hits you with a phone payment plan contract. Their new Lifetime Coverage Guarantee is basically their best idea since at least you won’t be tied to their service while paying off the phone.

      • Antzboogie

        The other carriers all have unlock policies 90 days of continuous service phone paid off. Pay $400 to cancel contract it’s crazy.My point is they deserve credit and we should support them for at least trying what the other carriers aren’t doing. You can stay on their payment plan for the iPhone and still get your phone unlocked and leave to a different carrier while still leasing your phone that’s smart right there.

      • TwinSon

        Eh..it was kind of hard to follow but I get what he is saying.

        I signed an EIP for my 6 Plus this time last year. Was paying $31/mo for my phone. When 6S time came around, I still owed $375 on my 6 Plus but I didn’t want to trade it in because I would get nothing back. What I did do however is sell my phone for $525 on craigslist and use the funds to pay off my 6 Plus. Profit $150.

        I had the good fortune of having an old smartphone that I traded into T-Mobile to get another iPhone 6 Plus but this time at $0 Down $19/mo ($12 bill credit for my phone payment for the next 18 months). I then proceeded to trade in my 6 Plus for the 6S plus and lock in that same rate. I saw this new promotional rate plan and immediately called T-Mobile Customer Service and they confirmed I would receive this new rate plan since I traded in my 6 Plus for a 6S plus.

        So all in all I went from paying $41/mo ($31 for my phone, $10 for Jump) to now just $16/mo ($8 for phone, $8 for insurance). Did I jump through some hoops? Not really, just a little bit of elbow grease. But I’m saving $25 monthly so I feel it was worth it. In conjunction with their 10Gbs for All plan, I reduced my monthly bill from $121 to $56 before taxes.

      • Manuel Molina

        If you leave T-Mobile while leasing the phone, you owe the entire due amount in one month – keep that in mind. Anytime you leave T-Mobile, you have to pay whatever is left on the lease unless it’s paid in full, and that means you pay way more than an ETF.

      • Shadowelite123

        Yea I get you. Personally that new deal they announced is perfect but I wish that was their standard. Like on their regular plans, you leave and then you get charged for the rest of the phone. Anyways, I’ll be taking advantage of the new deal though I hope they really improved their service. Last time I had them, my cricket phone had better service than them. That should say a lot. The only thing T-Mobile had better at the time was faster data speeds but not by a lot.

      • Manuel Molina

        Look at the math: I put 82 down; I pay 28.50 a month for the iPhone. I brought a 6Plus 16GB. I paid 105.88 every month with a discount from my school. After 1 year, I stil owe 333 for the iPhone. It’s a 2 year payment plan; this is the contact. If I add JUMP, it cost me 10 dollars extra a month. That’s 38.50 plus tax. JUMP is 12 a month with taxes, that’s 12 times 12. That’s 144 more added. Yes, I’ll get a new phone each year with no down payment, but my monthly payments will be higher at 31 dollars a month or more. This also goes on your credit and mines is flawless with nothing ever late, a lot of things already paid off when obtained. So I’m giving T-Mobile an extra 144 plus 31 every month extra for the phone that’s 516. I have to give the phone back, so I spent 100 less to rent the phone. That’s not even for the plus. It’s not a win-win, bro. It’s just smarter to get a contract, flip the phone every year at 500 or 550 that pays for your 200 or 300 phone, and get the new at 150 to 200 with an yearly upgrade.

    • iPhoneWINS

      exacly j prefer to sell my old phone at a profit then get my new on on the 2 years contract for free

      • Manuel Molina

        Remember, what you put down determines your monthly payments. If you put down anything lower than 200 dollars, your monthly payments will sit at 22 to 31 dollars each month. By the end of the year, you could be sitting at 300’s or 275 left on that phone. If you did a two-year with ATT, by the end of the first year, your ETF drops to 205. That’s still cheaper than being stuck with a 300 or 250 phone. And if you leave, you owe that at the next bill cycle.

  • It’s t-mobile’s way of getting people back under “contracts.” Very slick.

  • Vince Reedy

    Tried them for a year, couldn’t take it any more. If I were in a densely populated area, maybe I could stick with them. Sometimes 30 seconds to make a call, spotty service, just had to go. I do appreciate them initiating change from the other carriers, the effects are already being seen and I hope they continue to do so.

  • n0ahcruz3

    They’re a good deal if u like to upgrade every year. And u have to return the phone, it’s a leasing program although there’s an option to keep the phone but u have to pay extra. I don’t like trading my phone i give it to family members.

  • iPhoneWINS

    Nah this leasing phones like cars is some bs

    • Rupinder

      I’m not comfortable with the idea either, but it’s the “new thing” I guess. Have to live with it now lol.

  • TwinSon

    Just called on this. Was on JoD for 2 6 Plus and traded them in when we Pre-ordered the 6S Plus, they said all orders made from the 12-24th that used a trade in will get the applicable promo rate. Hopefully all is well but I’ll gladly pay $8/mo for my phone.

  • Erick Reyes

    Second paragraph, second sentence, is supposed to say “Legere confirmed”. There is a typo there.

  • Rupinder

    Switched from AT&T a few days ago. Happy with T-Mobile more than I was with AT&T, plus my bill is lower now.

  • Dante Arellano

    So i give to yhem my iphone 6 plus 128gb perfect condition then i got iphone 6s and still have to pay 5 to 20 more????????

  • singhay559

    Just another way for carriers to keep making $

    • Morgan Freeman

      Well, for capitalism to work..you gotta make more money every year. Infinitely higher, with finite resources. It’ll fail eventually. It always does. There is no way around it. You can only pull so many marbles from the can.

      As an aside, just look at walmart.. specifically the grocery side.. the quality of meat is horrible and has been getting worse for awhile. To make more money they either needed to cut quantity for the same sale price or cut quality. They chose to cut quality. Such is the american way. Or really, the way of the world these days. It’s ALL going downhill, swirling around the bowl, somewhere in a hand basket.. pick your favorite.

  • lookHOWMADheis

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    between guns and butter.

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    nig*as with guns…

    …and nig*as with butter.

    What are the guns?
    That’s the real estate…

    …the stocks and bonds. Art work.

    Sh*t that appreciates with value.

    What’s the butter?

    Cars, clothes, jewelry, all the BS
    that don’t mean sh*t after you buy it.

    That’s what it’s all about:
    Guns and butter.

    You little, dumb motherfu*kers.