T-Mobile ending PDP+ insurance requirement for #GetOutoftheRed promotion


UPDATE: T-Mobile has confirmed to me that while PDP+ is no longer required, customers that want to take advantage of #GetOutoftheRed must sign up for a T-Mobile One Plus ($10 per month) or T-Mobile One Plus International ($25 per month) add-on.


Two months after its launch, T-Mobile has made a change to its #GetOutoftheRed promotion.

Starting August 2nd, T-Mobile will no longer require switchers to enroll in Premium Device Protection Plus (PDP+) to qualify for the #GetOutoftheRed promo. PDP+ is a $15 per month insurance plan that protects against loss, theft, and accidental damage and also includes McAfee ID Protection, McAfee Content Protection, and more.

With the #GetOutoftheRed promo, Verizon customers can switch to T-Mobile and bring their iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel, and Google Pixel XL. T-Mo will pay off whatever remaining balance is left on the device and the customer can keep their phone. The promo previously required switchers to sign up for PDP+, but that will no longer be the case starting later this week.

This change makes the #GetOutoftheRed promotion a bit more attractive to would-be Verizon switchers, as their T-Mobile bill would be $15 less per month. Some folks just don’t care to have insurance on their device, or maybe they don’t want insurance through their carrier, and soon customers taking advantage of the #GetOutoftheRed offer won’t have to get PDP+ insurance.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Tinger12

    With such a quick pull of this requirement it seems like it could have to do with some legal issue facing the program.

    I am not a legal expert, just my initial opinion.

    • Clayton Indicott

      I think they received a lot of complaints about it. Sprint tries to do it also on their “free service for a year promo”

  • BLaQSupaman

    It only said you had to enroll, it never said you had to stay enrolled. I dropped it as soon as i received the money for switching.

  • bkat11

    Sprint is holding phone numbers hostage right now for those porting out apparently

    • Crackers luv M3TH

      I’ve ported my number from Sprint to Verizon with no problem 3 months ago. I wonder if people are canceling their Sprint line first before porting if so Sprint will try to hold your number.

  • Noremacam

    If you’ve had smart phones long enough – and not break them – your old phone becomes your insurance in the event of catastrophe.

  • Sharti24

    It’s Ridiculous that tmobile charges $10 extra for HD video and tethering. It ends up being the same price as verizon (minus their taxes and fees of course)

    • Andrew Singleton

      so is it rediculous? or is it offering a lower price to those who are fine with 480p on mobile and seldom, if ever, tether (most people)?

  • Charles Burt

    I would make the jump from Verizon to T-mobile if T-mobile had service where I live (85634). I live in Southern Arizona and Verizon is the only carrier out here. The GetOutofTheRed promotion is very enticing because all three of our lines, 2 iPhone 7s and a Pixel XL qualify.

    • Sharti24

      Dang, not even Att covers that area. I bet verizon pays the big bucks to lease tower space out there

      • Brad C

        Nah, it’s just legacy Alltel coverage out that way. Verizon has both the A+B blocks if i recall.

        AT&T is all PCS in most of AZ, so they did not bother building out that way

        • Sharti24

          Att has a nationwide 700mhz band 17 license. They can expand out there if they really wanted to

        • Brad C

          Right, but that’s what.. 5-10MHz. That would become congested so fast, and with as little of people that live in southern AZ, it’s just not worth it.

        • Sharti24

          Its 10×10 700mhz, Same as Verizon. Att is supposed to be on verizons level of coverage. Guess not

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  • Keith Storm

    How long do you have to stay on the Plus account? Can you downgrade after you get your prepaid card?