T-Mobile Launches Phone Trade In Program

T-Mobile is introducing a retail Trade-In program aimed at giving customers a “cost-effective way to purchase a new phone and upgrade to America’s largest 4G network.” T-Mobile customers with existing handsets will be able to earn money that can be used toward the purchase of a new handset especially those running on T-Mobile’s 4G network. Customers can earn up to $300 with the trade in of their old devices, even devices that belong on the networks of other carriers. Devices must meet a set of minimum criteria including being fully functional, having an intact and working display and being free of liquid damage and corrosion.

T-Mobile’s trade in program will be available at any T-mobile store in partnership with The Wireless Source, a leader in consumer electronics programs. T-mobile representatives will be able to determine the trade in value of each device and process a check for the quoted amount via a mail-in rebate process. Customers will receive a voucher, shipping label and bubble pack to ship their device to TWS and then sent a check in the amount of the quote.

“T-Mobile is committed to providing the latest, most innovative and affordable technology to new and existing customers,” said Ami Silverman, senior vice president of sales, T-Mobile USA. “If device purchases can be made even more affordable through the value offset of T-Mobile’s Trade-In program, we want customers to have that option. We encourage them to take advantage of it so they can stay connected no matter what their budget, current device or mobile provider.”

 

Press Release:

T-Mobile USA Launches Trade-In Program for Used Handsets

T-Mobile Trade-In program enables customers to save on new device purchase whether opting for the latest messaging device or trading up to one of the fastest smartphones running on America’s Largest 4G Network

BELLEVUE, Wash. — May 17, 2011 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today introduced a retail Trade-In program, aimed at giving customers a cost-effective way to purchase a new phone and upgrade to America’s Largest 4G Network. T-Mobile’s Trade-In program provides customers with the ability to trade existing mobile devices for money that could be used toward the purchase of a new handset — including any new smartphone running on T-Mobile’s 4G network.

T-Mobile is dedicated to making the latest wireless devices and mobile Internet services more affordable to more people. Through the Trade-In program, customers can offset the cost of a new phone purchase by up to $300 with the trade in of their old device. Even devices from other wireless carriers are eligible as long as they meet the minimum criteria, i.e., being fully functional, having an intact and working display, and being free of liquid damage or corrosion.

Customers can take advantage of the Trade-In program at any T-Mobile retail store. In partnership with The Wireless Source (TWS), a leader in consumer electronics collection programs, a trained T-Mobile representative will determine the trade-in value of each device and a check for the quoted amount will be given to the customer via a mail-in rebate process. Customers receive a voucher, shipping label and bubble pack mailer and simply ship the old phone to TWS at their convenience. They will then be sent a check from TWS in the amount of the quote once the device is received in good working condition.

“T-Mobile is committed to providing the latest, most innovative and affordable technology to new and existing customers,” said Ami Silverman, senior vice president of sales, T-Mobile USA. “If device purchases can be made even more affordable through the value offset of T-Mobile’s Trade-In program, we want customers to have that option. We encourage them to take advantage of it so they can stay connected no matter what their budget, current device or mobile provider.”

Customers have the ability to check the estimated value of their device before going to a T-Mobile retail store and learning more about the T-Mobile Trade-In program athttp://www.mytradeins.com/.

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  • Chris Yoder

     The new pop-up ads are driving me to stop visiting.

    • AdrianMT4G

       And they’re so funny because they will stay in the middle of the screen no matter how far, fast, or long you scroll down! Lmao!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucas-LeCompte/47912789 Lucas LeCompte

     the only thing thats worth anything are the iphones.  Everything else is alright, but its not a whole lot.  

  • Auser72

    Okay, now that is great news. Now I don’t have to come up with sob story for retention dept. every 4-6mths

    • Drlewistwo

      Well, there’s one reason for t-mo’s demise. Customers that want things They shouldn’t be eligible for by crying ” I’m gonna leave if…” sad…

      • Listen

        One reason for their demise? Welcome to America and its implementation of the free market… supply and demand…where consumers have options…and the right to demand… regardless of reason.
        I hope you enjoy your stay.

      • Listen

        One reason for their demise? Welcome to America and its implementation of the free market… supply and demand…where consumers have options…and the right to demand… regardless of reason.
        I hope you enjoy your stay.

      • Listen

        One reason for their demise? Welcome to America and its implementation of the free market… supply and demand…where consumers have options…and the right to demand… regardless of reason.
        I hope you enjoy your stay.

      • Listen

        One reason for their demise? Welcome to America and its implementation of the free market… supply and demand…where consumers have options…and the right to demand… regardless of reason.
        I hope you enjoy your stay.

  • Auser72

    Okay, now that is great news. Now I don’t have to come up with sob story for retention dept. every 4-6mths

  • Kevychevy795

    Okay so here is my situation, I have the T-Mobile G2 and was wondering can I trade it in to get the T-Mobile G2x? And in this offer do you do all of this online, or is it that you go to a retail store? Is it available in all areas? Someone, HELP!

  • Kevychevy795

    Okay so here is my situation, I have the T-Mobile G2 and was wondering can I trade it in to get the T-Mobile G2x? And in this offer do you do all of this online, or is it that you go to a retail store? Is it available in all areas? Someone, HELP!

  • Scrap4good

    You can do this through other companies. Nice idea, bit late to the game. I do it with digicircle.com & sprint for work all the ttime

  • Anonymous

    They must mean up to  $300 with multiple phones, because the trade-in values aren’t much, plugged in the old phones I have lying around (all work and in good  condition) – the G2 nets $70, the (original) Cliq $20, and the original Shadow $0!

    • ChisB

      how did you get to check your phones? Did you have the promo code to log in? 

      • Anonymous

         I don’t have a promo code. The Start Now button didn’t work for me at first either with Firefox 4, but when I switched to Internet Explorer, it did work by just hitting the Start Now button.

        • ChisB

          oh nice. Thanks 

    • Guest

      You can actually get a full $300, the only phone you can get that with though is the iPhone 4G at 32GB. It also has to be damage free. Your local store should have a sheet with all the approximate tradein prices, I know we do.

    • DetroitTechnoFan

       Thanks for alerting me to the fact that I’m better off staying on the Cliq than trying to trade it out. It’d be a great backup phone if I got another.

  • Omgitzjose

    this isn’t new I went a month ago and they offered me 80 bucks for a G2 ..I said goodbye! lol

    • WWWYKI!

      Wow. Thanks for saving me a trip. Was thinking of doing the same thing with my G2 while reading the article. $80 is no good for me 

      • http://www.facebook.com/omgitzjose Jose Guitian Cicero

         its dumb because theyll give you 140 for the mytouch 4G

  • Anonymous

     nice, i get $120 for the hd2. htc sensation ill be waiting for you lol

  • Anonymous

    It will be a great opportunity to get Sensation. I’ll trade in mytouch 4 along with 6 phones.

  • http://profiles.google.com/nuotang Nuo Tang

    Awesome, my SE Z800 blast from the past is valued at $0 awesome.  At least nokia gave an extra $170 for it to buy their new phone. heh

  • Soloaffiliated

    CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW MUCH YOU GET FOR (SAMSUNG GALAXY S 4G) PLZ.

    • Anonymous

      $150 for Galaxy S 4G 

    • DetroitTechnoFan

       $150 in perfect condition. For comparison, a perfect condition AT&T Captivate is only worth $60

  • CradleOfChaos

    I called 6 stores around town, and they all toldf me the same thing.. They are not doing this in stores, you have to go online to do it. Anyone else have similiar problems?

    • Eleni

      In 2 stores I’ve had my phones appraised. One 2 weeks ago, and one 3 months ago.

  • CradleOfChaos

    So this is what you have to do…

    You take your phone down to the store, they determine the amount you get.. and you receive a check in the mail. They do not credit the amount towards a new phone in their store. I dont know if I misread that, but yeah, thought yous should know :) 

    • Eleni

      You don’t even get a check. You get one of those giftcards like you would through the mail in rebate.

  • Thereugo67

    I hope I can trade in some G2s there in mint condition. I want a Sensation, well 2 of them.

  • Eleni

    This has been around for awhile. Back in February I had asked them.how much I’d get for my phone.

  • http://c0rinne.net Corinne

    Better to sell on craigslist or ebay.

  • Scoot2006

    http://www.mytradeins.com/images/pricelist.pdf
    Hmm, $130 for my N1. Not bad.

  • Anonymous

     try this promo code: cellhub

  • Anonymous

     $150 for Iphone 3GS 16GB

  • Dominic Geiger

    Just go into a BestBuy or RadioShack and trade your phones in. At least a G2 goes for 150$ on credit over there.

  • Junior

     Can i trade in my Nexus One?

  • Cupcake

    70bucks for my G2?!  A phone that only came out less than 1yr ago?!  No thanks…I’ll sell it on Ebay first! 

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

      The 8gig Micro SD card that came w/my G2 is worth 1/2 that, yep I say no way….. 

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Lol I wonder how many new phones you’d have to trade in to get that $300.  Ebay and Craigslist are your friends in situations like this.

  • alex

     this is worse than gamestop -_-

  • alex

     this is worse than gamestop -_-

  • alex

     this is worse than gamestop -_-

  • alex

     this is worse than gamestop -_-

  • alex

     wow my dad bought my mytouch 4g for $465, and only $130 in perfect condition is this gamestop?

  • AdrianMT4G

     I wonder how much they will give me for a brand new MT4G.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    doesnt work, when i click start now nothing happens

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    nothing happens when i click Start on it, i wana see how much my HD2 will trade in for

    • Oce

       $120 for the HD2.

  • Vibrant Addict

    YES!! ….

    Wait, the site doesn’t work. :(

    • Vibrant Addict

       WOW, this is worse than playground robbery. $150 for my Vibrant it seems, forget this program.

  • Psaux

    How to force the site to work in one easy step.  Go here:
    http://www.mytradeins.com/URLAction.do?fetchType=tmtradeinsite

    Probably not worth bothering with anyway… They value a pristine G2 at $70. :P

    (begin technical rant)
    As for the workaround, their sloppy developers didn’t check that their inputs were really POST, so you can GET like that.  Also, they exposed the opcodes in the JS … lucky us.

    I believe the reason it doesn’t work for Firefox is that FF tries to be efficient about the submits and they’re not fully synchronous as a result.  Since their click handler function doesn’t return false to prevent the click from propagating, this means it triggers the surrounding A tag’s HREF before the form can go off.  Since they were sloppy on a third level and didn’t use a “#” for the content of the HREF, that means it forces a page refresh before the form can be processed.  Awesome, no?

    Hopefully they’ll notice a glut of people using that link in their logs and realize they’ve got issues they need to fix.
    (end of technical rant)

  • ungibbed@gmail.com

    I’m afraid of what my trade in value would be for my BlackBerry Bold 9700. It’s flawless but on Craigslist, all I get are scam attempts.

    • chris

       u need to uncheck the email box and put ur phone number. trust me after running a business on craigslist, this was the way to go.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/35HLVJSI34LMH5M274SCGWDZBY mike

     Really bad promo offer…just sayin’.

  • http://twitter.com/sulu600 Steve Park

    $40 for a MT3G.

  • Anonymous

     http://www.vipshopper.us

  • Anonymous

     http://www.vipshopper.us

  • Steveo

     got $120 for my HTC HD2. I aint complaining

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

      wow im not settling for anything lower than $300 for my HD2s value, thnk God for the Used Phone Blackmarket

    • Anonymous

       Would you be complaining if I said that used HD2′s are getting well over $200 on Craigslist and ebay?  They are sought after due to it’s excellent hardware and ease of wiping and running android.  

    • Senor Chang

      I sold my HD2 on ebay back in January for $200.

      If your goal is to get some cash with less effort, then yeah, no complaints.  call it an $80 ‘convenience fee’.

      Also realize that some old smartphones are more ‘sought after’ than others.  The HD2 can still get you some decent cash because its ‘hackability’ is so great.  Not many other phones can be hacked to have Android, WP7, WinMo and Linux. 

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    God did have reasons for making Ebay and Craigslist… this is one of them

  • Anonymous

     85 bucks for my Nexus One? Yea right. I can probably get like $110 off some sucker on the streets, no lie.

    • http://indonewyork.com IndoNewYork

       you’d get even more selling it on ebay

    • Fred_Flintstone

       DYE_NA_SAUR phone

  • http://www.absolutefiction.com Jed Tylman

    Funny how people seem surprised not to get much for their old phones.
    What did you expect?

  • Anonymous

     tinyurl.com/24n4nqb

  • Aerofanbig

     Sell it on craigslist or ebay. And for that matter, BUY them that way too lol I got a NIB DEFY for 200 bones flat. 

  • Ms_Matrix2515

     I have a Mytouch Slide and they told me I could get $60 bucks! I was thinking why is it soo low. I know I could get at least a $100 for it on Craigs. I mostly sell my old phones there anyway, so maybe I should just stick with it.

    Although I will check out bestbuy to see what I could get for it.  Does anyone know if they give you cash or do you have to get a phone on the spot with the credit?

  • Ms_Matrix2515

     I just checked at BestBuy and I could get $81.00 for the Slide and Radioshack offers $55.27. I think I still get a better deal on Craigslist.