T-Mobile SCORE! is a program that had you pay $5 per month and then get a free entry-level phone after 6 months or a discount on any smartphone after 12 months. One year after its launch, though, SCORE! is coming to an end.
T-Mobile today began alerting customers that the SCORE! program is being discontinued. The SCORE! page on T-Mobile’s website outlines what will happen to customers enrolled in SCORE!, explaining that anyone already in the program will get one more upgrade. Existing SCORE! users can continue to make monthly payments until December 31, 2016. After that date, all SCORE! customers will be eligible for their 12-month benefit, and T-Mobile says that they’ll have 60 days to use it before their upgrade eligibility expires.
When asked why SCORE! was coming to an end, a T-Mobile spokesperson gave the following statement:
“With JUMP! and JUMP! On Demand, we’ve got the best upgrade programs in the industry. JUMP! On Demand allows you to upgrade to the hottest devices whenever you want, up to three times per year, and no additional fees.”
We haven’t really heard much about SCORE! ever since it was announced one year ago, but it was always another option for folks to upgrade to a new phone. Because of that, it’s kind of a bummer to see the program going away, but at least anyone that’s already enrolled will get one more upgrade before it bites the dust.