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FCKGW
May 21, 2006



Astro7x posted:

I think they just want to lock people into these new phone discounts that are essentially 2 year contracts again

Yes and? You can always buy your phone outright or pay it off early, itís a way better system than the contracts of yore.

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KOTEX GOD OF BLOOD
Jul 7, 2012



Yeah I'm gonna be with T-Mobile for at least that long anyway, I might as well get half off a new iPhone out of it

Meydey
Dec 31, 2005


Question: I'm on the T-Mobile Military ONE plan. 6 lines, nothing fancy. Current bill is $123 this month.
Looking to add a 7th line for my sister in-law to get off Cricket. Will probably get her whatever freebie Samsung phone is available. (Looks like an A32 right now?)
I assume I would need to upgrade to Magenta Miltary then? Will I lose anything significant? Also, is the 7th line $10 or $20?

Astro7x
Aug 4, 2004
Thinks It's All Real

What is the catch on this Best Buy trade in promotion.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/iphone...e774cf9d6690INT

So I can trade in my iPhone 12 Pro for $900 towards a $1,000 iPhone 13 Pro? I assume I just continue to pay off the balance I owe on my phone through T-Mobile as I normally do, but I'll have a new phone from Best Buy for $100+ Tax?

SeANMcBAY
Jun 28, 2006

Look on the bright side.




Astro7x posted:

What is the catch on this Best Buy trade in promotion.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/iphone...e774cf9d6690INT

So I can trade in my iPhone 12 Pro for $900 towards a $1,000 iPhone 13 Pro? I assume I just continue to pay off the balance I owe on my phone through T-Mobile as I normally do, but I'll have a new phone from Best Buy for $100+ Tax?

I did pretty much this but 12 mini to 13 mini and yes. T-Mobile wonít even know you traded in the the phone you have a balance on.

fourwood
Sep 9, 2001

Damn I'll bring them to their knees.

Astro7x posted:

What is the catch on this Best Buy trade in promotion.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/iphone...e774cf9d6690INT

So I can trade in my iPhone 12 Pro for $900 towards a $1,000 iPhone 13 Pro? I assume I just continue to pay off the balance I owe on my phone through T-Mobile as I normally do, but I'll have a new phone from Best Buy for $100+ Tax?
Yeah I did about the same thing around launch of the 13 Pro and as far as I can tell thereís not much of a catch at all. Itís even a better deal that the typical device credits for trade-in because you only pay tax on the $100, not the full price of the phone.

Astro7x
Aug 4, 2004
Thinks It's All Real

fourwood posted:

Yeah I did about the same thing around launch of the 13 Pro and as far as I can tell thereís not much of a catch at all. Itís even a better deal that the typical device credits for trade-in because you only pay tax on the $100, not the full price of the phone.

Oh drat... yeah, that was what I was worried about. I have like a 10% sales tax here so it would have been $200 w/ $100 in sales tax alone. but for $110 this may seem like a no brainer to me.

serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
I wish I had something clever to say.


Astro7x posted:

What is the catch on this Best Buy trade in promotion.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/iphone...e774cf9d6690INT

So I can trade in my iPhone 12 Pro for $900 towards a $1,000 iPhone 13 Pro? I assume I just continue to pay off the balance I owe on my phone through T-Mobile as I normally do, but I'll have a new phone from Best Buy for $100+ Tax?

No catch for me but I purchased my phone last year. I paid $106 with tax when I traded in my 12 pro for a 13 pro.

Astro7x
Aug 4, 2004
Thinks It's All Real

That's sweet.

I think I may just do this. Local Best Buy has the phone I want in stock today. Looks like with iCloud you can now get free storage to back up your entire phone in advance of a transfer, so you don't even need to have both phones in order to do it anymore.

serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
I wish I had something clever to say.


I backed up my phone, took my sim out and wiped it before even going to Best Buy. When I got there one of their reps just checked the phone for a couple of seconds turned it on and saw it was already wiped, asked me if I backed up my stuff. When I replied that I did they handed me the new 13 box and sent me on my way. I was in and out in like 15-20 minutes.

Glass of Milk
Dec 22, 2004
to forgive is divine

Should I be worried that T-Mobile offered me $899 on my pixel 4 to trade to the pixel 6, and once I completed the purchase i got a text from them saying a quote for $56 was accepted for my trade in?

8-bit Miniboss
May 24, 2005

CORPO COPS CAME FOR MY :filez:


Glass of Milk posted:

Should I be worried that T-Mobile offered me $899 on my pixel 4 to trade to the pixel 6, and once I completed the purchase i got a text from them saying a quote for $56 was accepted for my trade in?

If it's similar to how they did it with the iPhone 13's, then that 56 dollars is a bill credit and the rest of the credit is an EIP credit. I had $136 on my trade in last month and it was applied directly to my bill while the rest of my trade ( the rest of the quoted $799 in my case) in credit is doled out with the EIP payments.

8-bit Miniboss fucked around with this message at 20:12 on Oct 20, 2021

Humerus
Jul 7, 2009

Rule of acquisition #111:
Treat people in your debt like family...exploit them.




When I traded my Pixel XL for the 3a the way it worked was I got some pittance upfront (about $50) and the other several hundred was through bill credits. This is probably the same.

Harveygod
Jan 4, 2014

YEEAAH HEH HEH HEEEHH

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN

THIS TRASH WAR AIN'T GONNA SOLVE ITSELF YA KNOW


I'm looking to switch to T-Mobile soon. Has anyone travelled internationally with their Essentials plan? I may be visiting China or Italy in the next year or two.

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011

MR.FUSION
#TEAMTRASHMILES


Harveygod posted:

I'm looking to switch to T-Mobile soon. Has anyone travelled internationally with their Essentials plan? I may be visiting China or Italy in the next year or two.

I travel everywhere for work, the international stuff hasnít let me down yet. Itís not the fastest but it works.

Harveygod
Jan 4, 2014

YEEAAH HEH HEH HEEEHH

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN

THIS TRASH WAR AIN'T GONNA SOLVE ITSELF YA KNOW


e.pilot posted:

I travel everywhere for work, the international stuff hasn’t let me down yet. It’s not the fastest but it works.

Cool. Is it included or was that extra? I don't travel often but work may go back to sending me overseas a few times a year.

heffray
Sep 18, 2010





The slow version is free, getting normal data speeds costs money. Essentials plans don't include international data, Magenta or ONE does. Details: https://www.t-mobile.com/travel-abroad-with-simple-global. Calls are not free, but 128kbps data and SMS are free. It's pretty great for basic maps and email/web use, completely useless for streaming or media.

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011

MR.FUSION
#TEAMTRASHMILES


heffray posted:

The slow version is free, getting normal data speeds costs money. Essentials plans don't include international data, Magenta or ONE does. Details: https://www.t-mobile.com/travel-abroad-with-simple-global. Calls are not free, but 128kbps data and SMS are free. It's pretty great for basic maps and email/web use, completely useless for streaming or media.

facetime audio/whatsapp will work over the slow data for free voice

McGurk
Oct 20, 2004

Cuz life sucks, kids. Get it while you can.



I have a family member wanting to join my plan - can we do this deal if we transfer their line over? Or does it have to be a new line/new number?

https://www.t-mobile.com/news/offers/black-friday-apple
Buy one get one ON US (up to $800 off) on any two iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 models via 30 monthly bill credits on EIP when adding a new line on ANY postpaid consumer plan (new customers must add 2 new lines).

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Iíve also been looking at the above deal, but itís hard to convince myself to leave my $40/mo Metro plan, even though Iíd like to upgrade from my XR. Is it generally considered one of the better deals of the year? Iíve already got AirPods Gen 2 but I guess I could get the 3s and sell my old ones, and if the Apple TV is a code id sell that too.

Feels like Iíd be better off just putting some money aside each month and buying a handset straight out in a years time tbh, but maybe Iím not seeing the benefits?

McGurk
Oct 20, 2004

Cuz life sucks, kids. Get it while you can.



EL BROMANCE posted:

Iíve also been looking at the above deal, but itís hard to convince myself to leave my $40/mo Metro plan, even though Iíd like to upgrade from my XR. Is it generally considered one of the better deals of the year? Iíve already got AirPods Gen 2 but I guess I could get the 3s and sell my old ones, and if the Apple TV is a code id sell that too.

Feels like Iíd be better off just putting some money aside each month and buying a handset straight out in a years time tbh, but maybe Iím not seeing the benefits?

It seems like a solid deal. You don't have to trade in your XR and in my case I don't have to move to Magenta MAX either.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



I'm looking at the math and I just can't convince myself.

Metro:
Handset $1000
Trade in/Sell current XR $??? (nothing huge I'm sure but it's an OK phone still)
Line cost $40/mo

Total price over 30 months: $2,200

T-Mobile
Handset $200 after $800 trade in
Line cost $85/mo

Total price over 30 months: $2,750

It's over a few years, but it's a pretty big chunk of change. I'm guessing I could probably sell my XR for a similar amount I could sell the AirPods/Apple+ code for. I also had to laugh the promotion is for a pair of AirPod Gen 2s, but they didn't even offer those when I went to checkout, only 3s which I'd have to pay more for.

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

EL BROMANCE posted:

I'm looking at the math and I just can't convince myself.

Metro:
Handset $1000
Trade in/Sell current XR $??? (nothing huge I'm sure but it's an OK phone still)
Line cost $40/mo

Total price over 30 months: $2,200

T-Mobile
Handset $200 after $800 trade in
Line cost $85/mo

Total price over 30 months: $2,750

It's over a few years, but it's a pretty big chunk of change. I'm guessing I could probably sell my XR for a similar amount I could sell the AirPods/Apple+ code for. I also had to laugh the promotion is for a pair of AirPod Gen 2s, but they didn't even offer those when I went to checkout, only 3s which I'd have to pay more for.

Have you checked Appleís trade in on your phone ? You could always just trade in directly at apple, buy the unlocked version of the 13 or 13 pro, and just pay the difference and be done with it.

And as I think noted, today you would also get a $100 gift card (think itís $100 for an iPhone).

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EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



$200 for the XR at the moment, it's not a huge amount but sometimes it's just simpler to go that route. I think at this point I'll probably just wait until the next release and put some money aside over the next bunch of months, and hopefully the trade in amount won't be a huge amount difference (X is $200 and 8 is $160 atm).

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