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T-Mobile tweets to announce new upgrade plans and more

T-Mobile tweets to announce new upgrade plans and more

September 23, 2015

With Apple’s announcement of its own iPhone upgrade program, the carriers need to work even harder to keep those handset sales in-house. First to respond to the new competition is T-Mobile, with a change to its Jump! On Demand upgrade program to make getting an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus even more affordable. Through a series of tweets, T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced the new plan.

If you are a T-Mobile customer, you can trade in your iPhone 6 and receive the iPhone 6s for as little as $5 per month. The iPhone 6s Plus can be had for $9 monthly under the plan. If you have an iPhone 5s, you can trade it in and get the iPhone 6s for as little as $10 per month. If you’ve already preordered with a trade-in, you can still take advantage of the offer, Legere says. You can see full details of the offer in the image below.


At the same time that T-Mobile announced the new upgrade plan, Legere also announced that preorders are up over last year. In fact, the carrier has seen 30 percent more preorders for the iPhone 6s than it did for the iPhone 6 in 2014.

In addition, T-Mobile will begin selling Apple Watch on Sept. 25, making it the second carrier behind Sprint to announce sales of the wearable device.

Sales of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will begin at 8 a.m. local time on Friday, Sept. 25 in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, and Singapore. Apple says it will have product in stock for walk-in sales, but advises customers to arrive early to be sure of getting an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. If you preordered, those deliveries should begin arriving on Sept. 25 as well, unless you’re as lucky as Twitter user @MoonshineDesign was and receive yours early.

Competition in upgrades is terrific, and I hope T-Mobile uses the increased sales to improve its network. In many regions, including my own, T-Mobile has very poor coverage. This has prevented me from moving over to T-Mobile, even though I would much rather enjoy the opportunity to upgrade my phone as often as three times a year, if need be.

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