T-Mobile JUMP changes confirmed for February 23rd

February 14, 2014
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The next round of changes will be coming to T-Mobile later this month. This time around the changes will be dealing with the JUMP program and they will be arriving on February 23rd. The once rumored details have been confirmed by Fierce Wireless, who are reporting how the changes mean upgrade limits are being removed, and tablets will also be eligible for the JUMP program.

Under the current set of rules, T-Mobile users under the JUMP program are only allowed to upgrade their device every six months. The other rules included an initial 6-month waiting period, a $10 per month payment, and having to finance the handset through the T-Mobile equipment installment plan.

As for the changes, T-Mobile has said "whenever you're ready to upgrade, trade in your device and T-Mobile will pay your remaining device payments up to 50% of the device cost." Furthermore, "there is no more waiting period or limit to the number of times you can upgrade per year."

Basically, this means once you have 50 percent of your current device paid for -- you can upgrade as often as you wish. Customers using the JUMP program will still have to pay the $10 monthly fee, and still have to finance through the T-Mobile EIP. Current JUMP customers will stick with the original set of rules, but they will be able to switch to this new setup upon reaching their next upgrade.


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  • Charles Sweeney

    ” Basically, this means once you have 50 percent of your current device paid for — you can upgrade as often as you wish.” certainly doesn’t sound like “there is no more waiting period or limit to the number of times you can upgrade per year.” If you’re saying that basically once you have meet this condition of having your device half way paid off then uhhh….there is still a waiting period. Seems to me like the article’s interpretation is wrong because TMO is saying when you are ready to upgrade, not when you’ve met the criteria to do so, they’ll pay up to 50% of the device….paying up to is the key wording here!!!! If you have to pay 50% of your device before you can upgrade then there is no up to 50% for TMO to pay as there would ONLY be 50% left. Even if a lot of people are able to pay for half the cost of their device before 6 months there technically still is a waiting period if you can’t upgrade before then. TMO is saying there is NO MORE waiting….period.