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.