T-Mobile reportedly working on new program for customers to buy phones

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There have been some rumblings lately about JUMP! On Demand and whether or not it’ll be going away soon, and while there’s still nothing official on the matter, a new report has come out that claims that T-Mobile may have another program for buying phones in the works.

A new report claims that T-Mobile is planning a new Un-carrier move that wants to give customers a phone-buying plan that’ll be commitment free and include a lifetime warranty and insurance. This way, if you break your phone and want a new one or you just want to switch from your current device to a new one, you can. That’s according to marketing materials allegedly seen by Android Authority, who claim that this new plan is likely to launch in Q3 2017.

The current JUMP! On Demand program lets you trade in your phone for a new one during the lease period. However, insurance isn’t included with JOD!, and your device must be in good working condition when you want to trade it in for a new phone. By including insurance, is an improvement that this rumored program could offer over JOD!.

Today’s report also claims that T-Mobile plans to offer its own device. As with T-Mo’s rumored phone payment program, details on this device are pretty light, but the report does say that T-Mo’s phone will be focused on offering flagship-tier features and a more affordable price.

Source: Android Authority

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  • Petey07

    Is JOD still available to sign up? when I need to upgrade my lines, thinking of just getting on to JOD

    • Corey Jalette

      Yes but most stores don’t do it anymore for the initial sign up for it. Once you have your first device ordered online or by calling, then you can upgrade in store after that. I’ve been told some stores still allow it but it hasn’t been the case with stores in my area. So I just signed up online. It’s a great program, and I hope that this would be something on par with JOD, doubt it would be better but I hope Mr Leger proves me wrong.

      • Petey07

        I have a couple lines that are on the JOD, but would want to sign up a couple more lines when we upgrade. I might just have to call them. I didn’t know you can sign up online? I have the original jump that i’m paying $12 a month, but its seems that the JOD is a better option for me.

        • steadymobb

          Let me knowwhat happens. Same boat. Have the old jump

        • Darrel Felming

          Was just told 3 times today through online chat with TMO CSR(s) that JOD is no longer available unless you currently already have it so I would love for them to be proven wrong or my S8s will come directly from Samsung instead who is still offering me a GearVR free with each device, no down payment and no activation fee…

        • Petey07

          I’m pretty dissapointed with TMO not offering and deals for the S8/S8+, while other carrier has some type of deal.

        • Francisco Peña

          wait for this summer

        • There is a deal. Pay $180 to have the phone for 6 months and then swap it for the Note 8 when it comes out. It’s called Jump on Demand.

        • Romdude

          Yup, that’s what I’m going to do, plus I’ll be back to 100% battery capacity after turning in the S8+ that’s already at 90% capacity after six months.

        • Corey Jalette

          I would try talking to them on Twitter. Most of the live chat reps on the website don’t listen to you at all. The Twitter people are pretty decent tho.

        • Prove them wrong. Look at their site. They still offer JOD front and center. Nothing has changed. I’m not sure where these people are calling or going. It’s possible they are getting confused between resellers and actual T-Mobile stores. If you walk into one of those ghetto check cashing place that also sells phones, they probably aren’t going to be offering you Jump on Demand.

        • Corey Jalette

          You can’t do it alone on the t mobile site, You have to chat with a rep to have them do it but yes online talking to them or by calling them you can add it.

      • According to TMo, the store personnel have been “re-educated” on this. They were never supposed to stop offering it.

        • arandomperson7

          Store reps won’t offer it until TMobile pays them commission

  • Mike

    How much is the S8 and S8+ with JOD . I currently have the Note 5 and I wanna get the S8 but I love the Note series and will get the Note 8. If JOD price is reasonable I might consider if not I’ll wait for the Note 8.

    • steadymobb

      30 for s8. 130 for s8+… Plus overall taxes for device

      • Mike

        I knew the down payment cost. Do u know what the monthly cost is?

        • Fitz

          30

        • steadymobb

          30

    • The nice thing about JOD is you can get the S8+ today, and the swap it for the note 8 when it comes out and just keep making the payment (actually each time you jump you go 1-2 billing cycles without a payment in between)

    • DM725

      S8 is $36 a month on JOD in NY. It’s really $30 but they don’t tell you about the taxes and fees built in to the lease. It probably ranges from $32-36 depending on the state you live in.

  • Philip

    I take care of my phone. I save money and when I sell, I get more money back too. Killing 2 birds at once.

    • Curious – how often do you upgrade to a different phone and whether that ends up costing you less? I’m a huge fan of JOD because it’s a simple lease. And with no down payment, that can make “using” an expensive flagship for six months cost somewhere around $180 total. You’re always making a payment, but I would never have a phone for two years anyway. Do you find that you can do even better buying and then selling? This is a serious question because I figure the lease deal is so good, they are losing money on it. But maybe buying and selling is a better approach. I really don’t know.

      • Jim McNevin

        I bought a OnePlus 3, everything any other flagship does and no need to pay $25-$30 a month for life. There are many other devices that work perfectly on T-Mobile network, do everything any other flagship does for a lot less.

        • Larry E

          I was a big fan of the OnePlus when it came out. I bought two of them for my family. That being said, they did not last very long. After about 1 year, my wife’s started having intermittent battery issues. My son’s main phone mic stopped working about the same time, but the local repair shops said it wasn’t worth repairing b/c the part had to be special ordered from China.

          Samsung/Apple are expensive, but I’ve had several of these devices that have lasted 4+ years.

        • Romdude

          Repair is the key when it comes to OnePlus. Which is why I am keeping my phones on Jump so I can switch every year (for my line it is every six months). You lose about 20% battery capacity per year so the longer you keep it, the less they last you through the day. That’s the main advantage when you are buying a phone that doesn’t have an removable battery.

        • steveb944

          Send it back to OnePlus, especially if it was near the year mark their customer service is good.

          Also, I believe OP started offering warranties.

        • I had the OnePlus One and loved it! But the follow-up model had no NFC, which is where they lost me. In general though, OnePlus phones are a tremendous value.

      • Francisco Peña

        He could probably take care of it in a case, and get it a few months after its come out, when the prices go down. That’s what i do, I wait for the prices to come down. So at any time, I’m on a flagship device, just a few (usually 6-8) months old.

        I don’t mind the JoD this way. Bought a MotoXDE outright new, although a yr old for $200, and it still works. Then got a G4 over 7 months from launch, and did the JoD for under $500. Payments were just $16+t. This past holiday season, got a G5 for only $5 more per month. Not going to pay $30+ for a new device per month when I know the prices will go down.
        Now, I’m waiting for summer to do a S8 if they do a BOGO like last yr.
        No need to pay premium prices for a phone at launch just because I want to be an early adopter. Besides, my wife’s G4 is up in June, so perfect time to switch. Or I may just pay if off and keep it for my 3rd line. Need a new battery though as its starting to drain quicker.

      • The One

        Great question! The key is to purchase a phone for less than the full retail price and to also keep it for at least 2 years. When you lease a phone through the carrier, they are charging you the full retail price of the phone and breaking it up into equal monthly payments. The only advantage is that you can upgrade whenever you want; however, you’re still paying full price for these upgrades and carry all the risk by never owning the device.

        If you buy the same device at a discount elsewhere, you instantly save that amount vs the retail price, and for each month you keep the device after 2 years, you’re continuing to pocket the savings. Plus, if the phone holds at least some of it’s value, you can sell it and apply that income towards the purchase of another new phone to continue saving even more. And if you are always upgrading every 6 months, just do as someone else mentioned and wait a couple months after the phone comes out and buy at a discount and resell each time you upgrade. #winning

      • J.J.

        I used to the same before jump and bout to start it back up. Upgrade about once a year. For example(very basic analysis, not exact but close) first phone you incur the most cost but say the phone is 750. Put like 200 down on regular eip so you now owe 550. Pay the 30 bucks a month for let’s say 11 months till the next model comes out. so far you have payed 330 in payments plus the 200 up front equaling $530 for the year. You now owe about 20 give our take for taxes and stuff on a 11mo old flagship. If kept in pristine condition (pay off the 20 owed) sell for say 450 and use the 430 left over as down payment on new flagship( with much less monthly) and repeat. Only issue is if you break it then you will lose a ton in resell

        • Compared to JOD at about $360/year with no down payments, JOD is a better deal, yes?

        • J.J.

          Yes with 0 down phones. But the trend now it’s that the most premium model (which i like to get) on jod requires a down payment. At 130 for the s8+ and say 3 phones a year would be 390 a year just in down payments. 360 in monthly(at 30/mo or so, so 3 phones a year at 750 per year.

        • I don’t think I’ve paid a down payment yet on JOD, but if you do have to make a down payment, which appears to be the case for the “+” version this time around, then I see your point. In my experience so far, you could take at least $90 off that figure (because the three times I’ve jumped, they didn’t charge me for the current month and for the first full month – basically skipped two payments). So, for example, I got a phone in October, jumped in December, and my first phone payment for all of that ended up being due on my February bill. The payment for the first phone never kicked in. But those are details that I can’t say are standard practice because I have no idea. I may have just been lucky with the timing. But they definitely don’t charge a payment on the current month for JOD (except of course a down payment if there is one).

  • SK

    Had JOD with promotion on Note 5. Lease ended last month and I paid out remaining amount. Now I own the device. In total I paid 630. It has been 19 months and no issues. This works for me as I am planning to change after another year and half.
    Will not go for JOD as you don’t own the device. If you break it or lose it during lease then you pay full amount and then pay to buy new device.

    So I can see why TMo plans a different program.

  • F4LL0U7

    Hopefully this comes in time for the Pixel 2…

  • The One

    Please don’t be tricked into thinking these leasing programs do anything to save the customer money. T-Mobile is a business, and just like all businesses, it exists solely to make a profit. They are only offering JOD or any variation of it because it makes THEM money, not because it saves you any.

    If you enjoy the convenience of upgrading anytime with this program, then great – more power to you! But do so knowing that you’re paying for that convenience by paying full retail price (plus tax) in perpetuity.

    • Jeffrey Blattman

      What?!? Businesses try to make profits? Tell us more Mr. Wizard.

    • Corey Jalette

      For how many times I upgrade it actually saves me money over purchasing each phone outright or on eip. Simply because instead of paying the taxes for the whole device each time I’m only paying for how long I’m using the phone. Since JOD has them in the monthly cost. And with having the option to not have insurance to save money is something many people like.

      • DM725

        Yea, I am saving money. I paid for the upfront tax on the LG V20 when new, was paying $30 a month for it, then paying $12 for Jump. The S8 is just $36 a month with nothing upfront. So I’m saving $8 a month and can dump it whenever I want. Win.

        • The One

          Yes, I understand that it’s convenient to change phones this way, but you’re still paying for them in perpetuity. Plus, at your current rate, you’ll drop $864 over the next 24 months…The S8 only costs $720, even if you factor in a stupid high 10% sales tax, that still only $792. So you’ll be paying nearly $75-100 more than someone who just walked in and paid cash. IF that same person really wanted to upgrade 6 months later, he could sell his device for at least half what he paid for it, put that toward the new device, and will, once again, be paying less than you while you continue to shell out $36/mo to rent a phone for the rest of your life.

          Look, we all like the idea of having a new phone. But despite how good Jump sounds, there are more cost-effective ways to spend our money on these gadgets.

        • DM725

          Wrong. The S8 is $750 plus tax. So roughly $820.

          I’m paying $648 for 18 months with an optional balloon payment of $216. I can ditch the phone whenever I want.

          The standard finance of $750 for 24 months is $31.25 a month. If you pay $31.25 a month for 18 months and add the upfront sales tax, you have paid $630.

          $648 vs. $630. I can have the newest and greatest every 3 or 4 months while the finance requires you to hold on to that phone long term. The phone will almost always be worth less than you owe on it.

          Oh and paying upfront for something that is 0% interest finance is silly, and you will lose hundreds when you go to sell it after 6 months.

        • The One

          It’s silly to upgrade every 6 months. Either way, you’re throwing away money.

        • DM725

          I just proved otherwise. It’s all the same, except I have the newest piece of technology, which is what I want.

        • arias415

          All T-Mobile phones are the exact same price whether you but outright or do JOD, down to the last penny. There is no interest, no fees and no additional charges.

        • The One

          I know, but his payments didn’t add up. That’s what I was explaining.

    • Paul Garrison

      WOW! Mind blown!

    • Adam

      Phone leases are perfect for my friends that get a new leased car every three years and a new phone every one. According to them I am stupid for blowing my money on extravagant vacations, when I could be buying something useful.

      • DM725

        I agree with your friends but my wife would agree with you.

      • The One

        You can spend your money on whatever you want. We should just know the difference between a snagging a good deal and paying for convenience. Just like with car leases, people are always too quick to say its a great deal without doing the real math to realize that it’s not.

    • Francisco Peña

      You only pay full retail if you get a phone when it comes out. If you wait a few months, the prices go down and you aren’t saddled with the higher cost.

      I got a G4 8 months after launch and paid under $400 for it on JoD. Paying about $400-450 for my G5 a few months after it came out.

      Why pay $700+ when a few months later its lower cost? Waiting for a BOGO deal on the S8, like they had last yr.

      • DM725

        Yea but by the time the BOGO deal comes around, I’ll have had my S8 long enough to want the next new phone.

      • The One

        The LG G series doesn’t play by the same rules as the Galaxies and iPhones of the world. You got a lower price because the demand was so much lower. The G5 especially was a bust. By comparison, iPhones will continue to cost full retail price until the new model comes out.

      • Bailey Collins

        You should have gone to the sale at Best Buy last month. The AT&T and Verizon LG G5s were $120. Figure in a mandatory one month of service and you have a bargain. Granted the G5 had the quirky mods but since most people just put their phone in a case, who cares?

  • Rick_Diesel

    It’s my understanding you already cannot activate a new line of JOD. TMobile realized that unless you’re buying $100 of accessories for your phone, they really don make much on JOD customers outside of service because if you upgrade every 4-6 months, the money on your lease most likely barely covers cost of acquisition, Should be interesting, uncarrier moves have been hit and miss lately

    • (J²)

      It sounds that T-Mobile’s Uncarrier will focus on a JUMP 4.
      Jump 1 dissolved into Jump 2 several years ago and Jump on Demand is Jump 3.

      It doesn’t sound like T-Mobile is doing away with the idea but instead tweaking it again.

      Like any other equipment purchase program, the carrier is trying to make devices more affordable via installments to encourage customers to hold more lines, have more devices and upgrade more often. It is not intended to be a source of revenue. Carriers make their money off of service and features. A secondary source of revenue is accessories.

      The selection of devices available on Jump on Demand are limited because the goal is for the carrier to recoup the losses/difference in the balance at the time the device is traded in.

      I signed up for a line on Jump on Demand last month. It’s restricted to high end devices.

      • Romdude

        I’m on Jump 1 and no way I’m getting rid of it.

    • Croq

      There are rumors that they are closing JoD to new subscribers at the end of this month, but it is still working as of a week or so ago. Also, the same rumors state that existing JoD customers will be allowed to continue jumping for the time being. Note that you cannot do it in store, you have to call in or use T-Force (though T-Force may only be able to help with JoD upgrades).

      • Corey Jalette

        Only have to call in the first order for JOD, then you can upgrade in store anytime woth JOD as long as you have it.

      • Nionx

        I just started a new JOD! For my wife’s S8. I called in the order. Stores can’t do it but customer service can

        • arandomperson7

          Store’s can do it, but the T-Mobile doesn’t pay commission for new jod so reps pretend it doesn’t exist

      • This rumor is false.

    • DM725

      I just moved to JOD with the S8 release.

    • The One

      I’d be shocked if they’re not making money by leasing phones. Think about it, you’re basically paying full retail price for a phone you’ll never own because you keep turning it back in. This means you’ve really just been paying for depreciation. So now that you’ve turned it back in, T-Mobile gets to mark up the device and sell it as “Refurbished” and gets to make a profit on that same phone for a second time. They’re winning

      • arias415

        Not true phones are sent back to a refurbisher who sells to other retailers. T-Mobile does not sell those phones that are traded in usually. The refurbisher buys the phones at contacted low prices negotiated before hand. T-Mobile incentive is to keep you on T-Mobile, since one of the biggest reasons people port out is to get a new phone. There’s no direct money for T-Mobile from jump on demand but the benefits of the program drives customer retention and that is gold.

      • If you make full use of JOD, they aren’t making a penny on the phone. But they are creating a win win where they make money from the customer on services. It’s fair. And fair is what wins market share in this business today.

    • That is not true. In fact, T-Mobile has come out and said specifically that they still offer JOD for new customers despite what you may have heard. And I would agree that they don’t make money on EVERY JOD customer, but for every one of those, there are probably 10 that don’t turn their phone in and end up paying for the whole thing. The comments here clearly demonstrate that most people don’t know the difference among Jump, JOD, EIP, or any other way of paying for a phone. And they make plenty of dough on the service.

      • arandomperson7

        T-Mobile, however, pays their sales reps $0 in commission if a customer chooses jod, essentially making it no longer offered

  • rex2745

    So from this rumor the new upcoming JOD plan will have insurance included which is cool but what they need to offer is zero UPFRONT FEES! I just paid $200 for an upgrade to the iPhone 7 Plus and when the iPhone 8 comes out im pretty sure im gonna have to pay $200 upfront again this adds up if they dropped the upfront fees i will jump to this new plan u can even increase the monthly payments idc just take away the upfront fees they are ridiculous on JOD plans

    • Corey Jalette

      They do have 0 upfront, for most phones. IPhone 7 plus included, but the Galaxy s8+ was not included in that. You have to make 12 consecutive on time payments and keep making payments on time to receive $0 down. Takes 1 year to get it done but it’s wonderful and really worth paying your bill on time.

      • Ron Kinsey

        Never missed a payment all these years, yet some phones require a down payment.

        • Tony Meeks

          I work at t mobile and as you can see my profile is with the ceo. The 12 monthly payments are correct. You cant ever go past the due date thats were some consumer end up messing up. They think as long as they get there payment sometime that month there fine nope because it hurts your eligibility on qualifying for such devices. You can get any phone zero down just depends on your account and history.

        • Melissa Cardenas

          I got an lg v20 wich i paid off completely . been late on 2 payments ,went to go ask how much would i have to put down to get an s8 plus . lady said 160 ,not bad at all .

        • Alexander III

          I’m sorry Tony Meeks, but as a FRONT LINE employee who sells iphones all day, every day…there are NO iphones for 0 down regardless of credit. All iphones at this point require a down payment. Of course it’s smaller for tenured customers with good credit, but everyone INCLUDING EMPLOYEES have to pay the required down payment. If you are unsure of prices we always have it listed in C2 if you would like to re-educate yourself on the pricing. Let’s all be on one page and not give out incorrect information to our customers.

        • Tony Meeks

          Using your head with C2 sweet. Than you should know what a well qualified customer is and how that works and can help a consumer. If you never seen a zero down consumer for a iphone 7 in any gb form i feel for you. Try and keep up the good work and we can talk about this in person at peak once you get there :)

        • Tony Meeks

          On top of what i already wrote you watch this video.

          https://youtu.be/n6X3q5qEx1Y

        • Smart. Very smart.

      • rex2745

        False.. IPhones have mandatory upfront fees they can’t be waived i have paid my phone on time for the past 10 years.. android phones are usually $0 upfront but iPhones always have an upfront fee that you have to pay which is sometimes $50+ the iPhone 7+ is $150 upfront right now i believe

        • Corey Jalette

          Not sure why you haven’t been able to get it, after my 1 year they tried charging me till they contacted customer service from the store and they changed my credit class because it clearly states that on the mytmobile page when I log in, under alerts. I walk into the store and walk out without paying a penny. Until the Galaxy s8+ came out. So no, not false.

        • Corey Jalette
        • Tony Meeks

          Yep on time monthly payments is what helps with change if credit class in most cases it takes 2 months after 12 months on time paying for the system to update a on time 12 month payment account. But a simple call in amd audit of the account we will push through on the spot.

        • Tony Meeks

          I work at t mobile and as you can see my profile is with the ceo. The 12 monthly payments are correct. You cant ever go past the due date thats were some consumer end up messing up. They think as long as they get there payment sometime that month there fine nope because it hurts your eligibility on qualifying for such devices. You can get any phone zero down just depends on your account and history.

        • Corey Jalette

          Thank you. Lol

        • Ron Kinsey

          I have never been late and they want 130 down for the S8+

        • Corey Jalette

          The s8+ is the only exception to this. They claim its to keep costs down. But they just want the money out of ya so they can get more money on resale when you trade it in. Seams like they’ll be doing that more often now that phones are so expensive.

        • Tony Meeks

          Depends on account history. How many on time monthly payments have you had and are you trying to get the highest GB for that phone ? An i would check on how much you have financed already because that could be why you may owe something or how much you habe left on the phone your trading in or keeping. I would call consumer service and ask why is there a down payment. Without looking at your account them would be the variables.

        • Wait a couple of weeks and then call customer service and tell them you want it for zero down. They can and will adjust the monthly payment accordingly.

        • Ron Kinsey

          Cool, thanks for the info.
          Will do that.

        • Ron Kinsey

          I tried today, hehe but no go. I will wait and try again.

        • mikeZo6

          not true at all been with tmo 17 years NEVER NEVER LATE, excellent credit and iPhone 7 32 gig was not $0 down

        • Tony Meeks

          Has to have been something on the account to why you didnt get zero down. Could have been lots of things. Did you call customer service to see why you had to put money down?

        • arias415

          Got mine zero down

        • Prode

          are you on JOD?

        • A lot of people here are confusing EIP and Jump, with Jump on Demand. They are three different payment programs, each with different characteristics. Jump on Demand is a straight LEASE. Nothing fancy. It doesn’t include nor does it require insurance. You do not own the phone at the end of the payments – unless you buy it at the end. It usually requires $0 upfront What many people pay as a down payment is moved to the end of the lease and is what you pay to exercise your option to buy the phone. If you add up the payments and the final buyout payment, the total is usually exactly what you would pay if you bought the phone outright. In other words, this lease is costing you nothing, and you have the benefit of never paying for the initial depreciation of the phone. That’s why you’d be hard pressed to beat the JOD deal. For once, it’s more than a fair deal for the consumer. Which is why I don’t suspect it will be around forever, but hope that it is.

      • gmo8492

        I don’t know how exactly that works since I have always bought unlocked phones, but last year I preordered the V20 through T-Mobile and had to pay $160 up front they said it was a down payment plus taxes. Been a customer for 10 years and I had to pay it in order to preorder the phone, the rest of the balance was on EIP and I sold it 2 months later to my cousin just to pay off the remaining balance and got a OnePlus 3T. I guess it really depends on who you ask.

    • The One

      Your credit score directly correlates to the amount of down payment is required. Think of it just like leasing a car.

      • Prode

        He most likely bought a higher storage level which has a down payment no mater what. The 32gb models are $0 down only.

        • They do often run a special a few weeks after release where they waive the upfront fee for the higher storage option for a Jump on Demand upgrade. I did it with my Note 5, from 32GB to 64GB. The only restriction on JOD is that you cannot jump to the EXACT same phone (of any color). But you can jump to a different storage capacity model of the same phone.

    • Mike

      Do you expect T-Mobile to take risk on everybody with below average or bad credit ? Most phones can be bought with $0 to little or nothing down for the expection of newer higher priced phones for people with average and above credit.

    • I have yet to pay anything but $0 upfront for JOD.

  • kev2684

    Any trade-in offer available for the S8+ yet? Best Buy already has it for $15 a month with trade-in for Sprint, AT&T and Verizon.

    • ericdabbs

      No. I have been looking for a trade in offer from Tmobile but nothing yet.

    • Corey Jalette

      The only deal for the s8+ for tmobile they just released again a day or two ago, you get a a gear vr and controller for free.. Very disappointing.

  • My Note 5 and Note 7 were both $32/month with taxes and no down payment. In fact, They don’t start billing you until AFTER the first FULL month that you have it. So, I had the Note 5 for 6 months and paid $180 total. Had the Note 7 for three months, paid $32 (and they refunded me that $32 because of the exploding issue, but I’m not counting on that to happen every year)

    • Limeybastard

      You must be special, else I’m being ripped off as per usual again in the state of Florida.

      • That could be the case. Maybe it’s different prices everywhere. But, at least from where I am, I can’t imagine that JOD is profitable for them in any way… Unless there are enough people that never Jump, but even in those cases, with the payment at the end to own it, the total of all the payments add up to their retail price on the phone or a bit less.

  • JG

    In regards to T-Mobile offering its own phone…

    What if T-Mobile has reached out and asked Google to help them produce a carrier specific phone. T-Mobile was the first carrier to offer an Android device and they seem to be the lead partner with Project Fi, so they seem to have a pretty good working relationship with Google. And who better to tap for an Android phone.

    Google is allegedly working on three new devices. Muskie and Walleye, the successors to last year’s Pixel phones, and a mysterious Taimen. So far, all we know about Taimen is that it most likely is a phone and not directly related to the Pixels (i.e., we’re not having a Pixel, Pixel L and Pixel XL this year). Taimen could be the T-Mobile phone.

    Stock Android, just like the Pixel cousins, with Google taking care of the monthly updates. With just T-Mobile’s account management and T-Mobile Tuesday apps added. Hardware specifically designed to take full advantage of T-Mobile’s various carrier aggregation and spectrum (including the new 600Mhz)…

    • Mike

      You do know HTC produced the Pixel. Verizon just happened to buy exclusive carrier rights to the phone.

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