T-Mobile Smartpicks will highlight feature-packed smartphones with affordable prices


Alongside the new T-Mobile Revvl, T-Mo today made a couple of other announcements that target affordable smartphones.

First up is T-Mobile Smartpicks. With this program, T-Mo wants to help customers find affordable smartphones “that are raising the bar in terms of features and specs.”

T-Mobile Smartpicks has a dedicated webpage on T-Mo’s website. On it, T-Mobile is highlighting phones like the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime, LG Aristo, LG K20 Plus, and ZTE ZMAX Pro. When it launches tomorrow, the T-Mobile Revvl will also be a part of the Smartpicks program.

T-Mobile is also amping up its JUMP! On Demand program. T-Mo explains that most of the smartphones available through JOD are higher-end models, but now T-Mobile is making several of its Smartpicks available through JOD, too.

Here’s the list of Smartpicks that’ll be available through JUMP! On Demand starting tomorrow, August 10th:

  • T-Mobile REVVL for $0 down and $5 per month
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime for $0 down and $7 per month
  • LG K20 Plus for $0 down and $8 per month
  • LG Aristo for $0 down and $7 per month
  • ZTE ZMAX Pro for $0 down and $8 per month

Also of note is that T-Mobile recently tweaked its JUMP! On Demand program to allow upgrades once every 30 days.

Source: T-Mobile (1), (2)

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  • Acdc1a

    Actually it’s exactly what the market needs.

    • Fan_Posting

      Well state, Well stated, thank you!

    • riverhorse

      Yep, the price surprised me…more like a Metro PCS price.

      It would be perfect if they could have something considered an upgrade to like the Zmax Pro– @ even larger size and storage.

  • George Salcedo

    Stay very far away from low to mid-range Samsung devices, the Avant was awful and their core prime devices sucked too.

    • riverhorse

      I have the Avant, which was advanced in its time period-no complaints here. What did you find wrong with it?

      Now…nowadays, you’re advice is correct; but not because something is mechanically deficient with today’s releases. Rather, because the size, ram, storage space, battery(capacity, unremovability), usb, no sd(some) are too low-capacity…but then again, that has been the case for their flagships- other brands have had better phones @ lower prices.

      I have always stayed away from Samsung flagships because I don’t want to pay extra for the privilege of smaller size, lesser specs and missing features.

      It’s kinda like the Pepsi-Coke phenomenon. Pepsi always wins the blind taste tests, but guess who has the lion’s share of the market….

      • George Salcedo

        The Avant was low end even at the time, if froze frequently and rebooted itself many times per day. Samsung just doesn’t support it’s low end devices enough, LG low/mid range devices actually get software updates as well.

        • Mike

          The Avant is 3 years old and was discounted for a reason. The J3 is a budget phone and you shouldn’t expect it to perform like the S8 or a high end phone. For someone who just uses social media, listens to music, and isn’t expecting bells and whistles this is a good enough phone.

        • riverhorse

          I would add that the quality / usability of budget phones(vs top end) wasn’t as mediocre say, 5-10 years ago.
          The last 2-3 years have witnessed a steep dropoff.

        • Mike

          Well the technology is a lot better then 10 years ago.

        • riverhorse

          Yes overall. But now we do so much more with phones… that the spec gap between budget n high end PLUS base level budget specs remaining fairly flat for so long now… renders budget phones fairly useless. Years ago I could use an LG Esteem for work and do everything someone with the late$t and greate$t could.

        • riverhorse

          I used it for work… Delivery and dispatching… Hundreds of daily calls, texts n emails… Hotspot at work…

          Sorry you went thru all that.

  • James Veley

    Also make note that you don’t really need insurance now with these JOD devices in most cases if you crack a screen you can just do JOD pay a $40 damage and just get a different device.