Tag Archives: Upgrade

Over 50,000 BlackBerry users have upgraded to a new device since April’s “loyalty offer”

Back in March/April T-Mobile and BlackBerry had something of a public fallout. T-Mo had been reaching out to existing BlackBerry-toting customers offering them an upgrade to an iPhone. BlackBerry’s chief responded, calling the marketing effort “inappropriate and ill-conceived”. After various back and forths involving a trade-in offer and a $100 ShopBlackBerry discount, T-Mobile launched a new “loyalty offer” in April. Customers upgrading their BlackBerry phones for … [read full article]

MetroPCS legacy network switch-off in Philadelphia scheduled for September 30

Ever since T-Mobile merged with MetroPCS last year, the two have been working together to replace the purple carrier’s old legacy network with a more modern LTE network. What that means is that in certain locations over the past 12 months, the old network has been switched off, freeing up some much needed spectrum for T-Mobile to use elsewhere. More recently, Las Vegas [read full article]

Sprint Prepares T-Mobile JUMP! Competitor With Its “One Up” Early Upgrade Program

  I really can’t wait to see how T-Mobile CEO @john_legere tweet reacts to the news that Sprint is preparing to launch its very own JUMP! competitor. Calling it “One Up,” Sprint is the last of the national carriers to echo T-Mobile’s early upgrade program after AT&T and Verizon launched their own programs soon after T-Mobile went live with JUMP! While it’s safe to argue that AT&T Next and Verizon EDGE … [read full article]

AT&T Mimics T-Mobile, Introduces “AT&T Next” Smartphone, Tablet Upgrade Program

AT&T will copy follow T-Mobile’s lead with their JUMP! upgrade program and introduce “AT&T Next.” With Next, AT&T customers will have the opportunity to buy a new smartphone or tablet every 12 months with no activation, upgrade or financing fees. With AT&T Next, customers purchase a smartphone or tablet with no down payment and agree to pay monthly installments for the device. … [read full article]

Verizon Set To Introduce JUMP!, Call It “VZ Edge” Instead

In a move that will have T-Mobile customers screaming “we had it first,” Verizon Wireless looks set to introduce “VZ Edge,” their own early upgrade plan for customers. In simple terms, Verizon will allow customers to upgrade their devices more often to “stay on the leading edge of technology.” The boys at Droid-Life got their hands on a slide right out of a Verizon training session highlighting customers ability to upgrade to a … [read full article]

Public Service Announcement: T-Mobile’s JUMP! Upgrade Program Launches Today

We’ve already covered T-Mobile’s JUMP! upgrade program in in great detail and there’s already some existing stories on the blog for your reading pleasure including a basic background of JUMP! and whether or not the right program for you. You can find JUMP! fully detailed in the launch post from July 10th or watch T-Mobile CEO John Legere explain the meaning behind the program in the video clip below. So, is … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s JUMP! Upgrade Program, Just How Good Of A Deal Is It?

Note: The $10 monthly fee includes T-Mobile’s PHP insurance plan which makes it a good deal financially, but the real question remains the JUMP! upgrade timeframe. The $8 PHP bundle includes Insurance and Extended Warranty protection. Next business day shipping is included on all replacements. There are $20, $50, $100, $150 or $175 deductible tiers depending on the device using insurance.  JUMP! certainly caught … [read full article]