T-Mobile now taking iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 3 pre-orders


Right on schedule, T-Mobile today began taking pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available for pre-order in 64GB and 256GB configurations and Gold, Silver, and Space Gray color options. As of this post, all models appear to have an estimated ship date of September 21st-September 22nd.

The Apple Watch Series 3 is also available for pre-order in 38mm and 42mm sizes and Gray, Black, Sand, and Fog Sport Band color options. Ship dates for these models vary, with some estimated to ship as early as September 25th while others are expected to ship as late as October 20th.

As a refresher, here’s what the EIP pricing for Apple’s new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 3:


For customers that’d prefer JUMP! On Demand, you can get the 64GB iPhone 8 for $0 down and $29 per month or the 256GB iPhone 8 for $219.99 down and $23 per month. The 64GB iPhone 8 Plus is $0 down and $33 per month, while the 256GB iPhone 8 Plus is $279.99 down and $24 per month.

T-Mobile is running a couple of deals for the iPhone 8. First up is its iPhone upgrade program, a one-time benefit that’ll let you buy the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or upcoming iPhone X on EIP and then when you pay off 50 percent of it, you can trade it in and wipe out your payments to upgrade to a new model.

Additionally, T-Mobile will give you up to $300 off (via 24 monthly bill credits) on a new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X when you trade in an iPhone 6 or newer and buy your new phone on EIP.

Apple Watch Series 3 buyers should know that they can get their first 3 months of service for their new watch for free. After that, unlimited talk, text, and data with Digits will cost $10 per month with autopay.

Finally, it’s worth noting that the iPhone X will be available for pre-order on October 27th and will begin shipping on November 3rd.

So did any of you pre-order an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or Apple Watch Series 3? Or did something make you pass on these devices, like the iPhone 8’s lack of 600MHz LTE support or the upcoming iPhone X?

Sources: T-Mobile iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 38mm, Apple Watch Series 3 42mm

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  • Cellphone Chris

    Still no word on JOD pricing for the X?

    • Shanita

      Not yet.

  • Britt Wright

    Ordered iPhone 8, 64BG…no down payment, free overnight shipping and only tax was owed (56.09). Monthly payments will be $16.67.

    • Plutarco jimenez

      How did you get free over night shipping

      • Britt Wright

        There is an option when you order.

        • Carlos Martinez

          Did you trade in an iPhone?

        • Britt Wright

          I am trading my 6s in.

  • Ruben Pantoja

    I have a quest about the bill credits. So since they are given over the course of 24 months but let’s say i get an iPhone and payoff the EIP way early and decide to switch carrier. What would happen to the remaining bill credits? Would they be refunded or am I stuck with Tmobile for the remainder of the 24 months?

    • The Waz

      you would lose those credits. I had the same issue last year and i lost them.

  • SurvivingSunnyvale

    This article is missing the info that T-Mobile is throttling Apple Watch LTE connections to 512Kbps.

    • Gator5000e

      They changed that policy. Now it’s full LTE, although I don’t know what the watch is capable of obtaining.

  • Plutarco jimenez

    How did you get free overnight by shipping

    • Chivonne Martinez

      free overnight shipping – it’s a glitch! :)

    • Shanita

      Tmobile customer care said overnight is standard with iPhone 8.

  • HeatFan786

    4th generation of crappy design. Woo hoo.

  • Joshua Miller

    Any word on jod pricing

    • Shanita

      I know that the iPhone 8 plus 64GB is 0 down $30 monthly and the 256GB is $279 down and $24 monthly. I hope this helps.

      • Laura Lee Jones

        I believe it’s the iPhone 64 GB is $79.99 down so that the monthly payments are $17.50 (with the $300 trade in).

  • Carlos Martinez

    I don’t see the EIP listed on the Tmobile site. I see 79.99 down and 17.50 monthly but that doesn’t equal to 799.99. When I log in and use jump without a trade in it asks for 379.99 down and 17.50 a month. Why is it listed above in the article 79.99 down and 30 a month on EIP.

    • Britt Wright

      It might be because you aren’t doing a trade and why it is a higher down payment? I know that they are giving up to $300 for a trade…

    • Plutarco jimenez

      It’s 79.99 down and 30 monthly that other price if you turn in a 300 dollar trade in

  • john

    I don’t know what happened but I tried to upgrade to the 8 and the 8 plus from my two lines with 7 & 7 plus which I got on monthly installments since last year around this time and the reps tell me I am not getting the $300 credits when sending them back. He says the one I got are jump on demand . Wish I could save $300 on each phone. Pls explain

    • Plutarco jimenez

      You had to paid off those phones completely and return then in perfect condition to get any credit

      Since you most likely didn’t paid them off you had to return them

  • I’m hopping for early delivery

    iPhone 8 plus

  • Eboogz

    Anyone preorder the Apple Watch Series 3? Just curious on your estimated shipping date..

    • loudiamondfilipino

      I preordered one last night. Estimated shipping date is 10/30/2017 – 11/10/2017. Yikes…

      • Eboogz

        I ordered at 4am CST and mine says 9-25 thru 10-9. Feels so far away.

        • loudiamondfilipino

          Ahhh lucky! I guess I missed the window. Don’t know what I’m gonna do for another month and a half with this weakass Timex. I’m just tryna be like Dick Tracy already

        • Eboogz

          Are you planning on upgrading to the 8 or X? I have the 7plus so I’m on the fence about it

  • superg05

    public service announcement


  • Gator5000e

    On the phone trade in, how do you know what they will give you for your trade in? It’s not an automatic $300 for a regular 6, I take it.

    Also how much time do you have to send them your phone trade if you order online? Do they supply the packaging or do you arrange your own mailing? Or do you take it to a local store?

    Not sure how that works.


    PS – I ordered a watch about 4am on the 15th and shipping date is between October 2nd and 7th.

    • A. S.

      Hi, it’s $300 for any trade-in of an iPhone 6 or higher in good working condition. Of course, it’s in bill credits though. In regards to the trade-in, you mail it back to them after you receive your new phone. I think you have 20 days to do so. They provide a shipping label, but I don’t think they provide you with shipping materials…. if you upgrade in-store or over the phone, you’ll be charged an additional $20 so order via app or online to avoid that fee.
      I preordered on the 18th and my phone will be arriving tomorrow :) it was worth is for me as I have a 6S plus with only 16GB.

      • Gator5000e

        Thank you! I ordered one as well. One more quick question, if you see this. The $300 comes off the price of the phone (I understand it’s in credits). So what does that mean for calculating the 50% threshold I would need to have paid off to upgrade next year?

        • A. S.

          You’ll make the 50% threshold one year from now. If I use the 8 Plus as an example: $799 – down payment of $79=$720. $720/2=$360. $360/12=$30. $300/12=$12.50. Tmobile will be paying $12.50/month and you will be paying $17.50/month. You will reach that threshold in 12 months.
          However, you will lose any remaining bill credits. So, if you upgrade at 50% balance next year, Tmobile bought your trade-in for $150.
          Hope that helps!

        • Gator5000e

          Absolutely. Thanks!!

  • Bo Kimble

    Where are all of the “I got my tracking number” posts for the iPhone 8?

    Everyone must holding out for the iPhone X.

    • John

      I’m trying to figure that out too. Cause T-Mobile said that my watch will be delivered on October 23rd. But, I remember for the past two years prior to the iPhone 7 T-Mobile also said the same thing but my phone was delivered on the first date of released. I ordered an Apple Watch this time.

      • Bo Kimble

        I got a tracking number today (for delivery tomorrow) if an iPhone 8 Plus (Leaving Louisville, KY).

        I have Jump On Demand, and I’ll try to get the X on October 27 and use the 8 Plus until whenever I get the X.

        Can’t complain about being able to jump every 30 Days.

        • John

          Lucky you! Lol

    • Shanita

      I got my tracking number last night. My iPhone 8 plus will be delivered tomorrow!

  • Eboogz

    Anyone get their tracking for the Series 3 LTE?

  • Luis Hernandez Lopez

    Anyone know how much the down on the 64GB iPhone X will be on Jump on Demand?