T-Mobile announces the JUMP! upgrade program
While T-Mobile customers are surely excited about the news on the Lumia 925's price and release date, T-Mobile has made it a little easier to upgrade your Windows Phones with their JUMP! program.
The JUMP! program is also designed to provide customers with total protection for Windows Phone. The program offers the ability to upgrade to a new device more affordably and protects against malfunction, damage, loss or theft. The cost? $10 per month, per phone (plus taxes and fees).
The program kicks in on July 14th allowing customers to upgrade to a new phone, financed through T-Mobile's Equipment Installment Program (EIP), twice every 12 months after they've been in the JUMP! program for six months.
Simply trade in an eligible T-Mobile phone in good working condition at your local T-Mobile store. Any remaining EIP payments will be eliminated, and current customers can purchase new phones for the same upfront pricing as new customers, with device financing and Simple Choice Plan, a no-annual-service contract.
While it will cost you $120 a year to participate in the JUMP! program and upgrade a lot sooner than once every two years, the plan also provides insurance which is never a bad thing.
Source: T-Mobile (opens in new tab)
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
Am happy with ATT
Plus another down for new phone ($50 - $100) - so in 6 months, you pay a total of $310 to $360.
Ok, so really this is just insurance that lets you upgrade without irrepairable damage having been done to your phone.
I'm sorry, please think about our planet and what is really important in life
I just wanted to point out that this 6 month exchange plan plays into the hand of throw-away society and planed obsolescence.
Of cause they trash it. But think about transportation, refurbishing and all that stuff.