T-Mobile's 'JUMP! On Demand' Lets Customers Upgrade Their Phones Thrice Per Year, For Free

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uglyduckling81

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Oh whilst it seems a bit over the top I would really like this option. My plan in Australia allows me to change phones after one year on a two year contract. I'm using a Sony Z3c and it's a piece of junk. Have so many issues with it. Turns it self into airplane mode silently, it only reveals it if I go into the settings tab to see its actually on. It's speakers are so quiet they might as well not even be there. I can't hear it ringing with it on the desk next to me most of the time. Often It just loses the ability to receive messages or data completely. I go for days thinking I'm friendless, then think to restart the phone and a heap of messages and emails are received. I can't wait to get rid of it.
 

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Let's read the fine print. "After 18 mos you must return device in good condition or exercise purchase option." Also, "All of your payments count toward the phone cost, and if you want to keep your smartphone, simply pay the remaining JUMP! On Demand payments and residual purchase amount." Hey John Legere, what's the "residual purchase amount"?
 

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Let's read the fine print. "After 18 mos you must return device in good condition or exercise purchase option." Also, "All of your payments count toward the phone cost, and if you want to keep your smartphone, simply pay the remaining JUMP! On Demand payments and residual purchase amount." Hey John Legere, what's the "residual purchase amount"?
I bought my Galaxy S4 using this program, and it was super straightforward at that time. I could either buy it outright for $600, or just pay the tax up front, then $25/month for the next 24 months (which adds up to $600). At any time I could pay off whatever balance remained on the phone.

I'm surprised to see this 18 month language you're mentioning, but I'm sure that the "residual purchase amount" is just whatever remains of the total price of outright purchasing the phone that you haven't chipped away with your monthly payments.
 

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Let's read the fine print. "After 18 mos you must return device in good condition or exercise purchase option." Also, "All of your payments count toward the phone cost, and if you want to keep your smartphone, simply pay the remaining JUMP! On Demand payments and residual purchase amount." Hey John Legere, what's the "residual purchase amount"?
I bought my Galaxy S4 using this program, and it was super straightforward at that time. I could either buy it outright for $600, or just pay the tax up front, then $25/month for the next 24 months (which adds up to $600). At any time I could pay off whatever balance remained on the phone.

I'm surprised to see this 18 month language you're mentioning, but I'm sure that the "residual purchase amount" is just whatever remains of the total price of outright purchasing the phone that you haven't chipped away with your monthly payments.
Not sure how you could have bought your S4 using the "jump on demand" program seeing it won't be available until June 28. I think you are confusing it with the regular existing jump program.
 

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Obviously I'm talking about the Jump program that existed when I bought an S4... which has become Jump On Demand.
 
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