T-Mobile announces new iPhone BOGO deal


With just a few days to go until Mother’s Day, T-Mobile today revealed a new smartphone deal.

Starting Friday, May 11th, customers who buy an iPhone can get up to $700 back on a second iPhone. This deal is available to new and existing customers and applies to the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

To get this deal, you’ll need to buy both iPhones on EIP and port in a line from a non-T-Mobile carrier. You’ll also need to pay any applicable down payment and taxes at the time of purchase and trade in a qualifying device. The list of qualifying devices looks like this:

Apple iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 5s, Samsung Galaxy S8, GS8+, GS8 Active, GS7, GS7 edge, GS7 Active, GS4, GS5, GS6, GS6 edge, GS6 edge+, GS6 active, Note4, Note5, Note8, LG G6, LG V20, LG V30, LG V30+, LG G5, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

Once you meet the requirements, you can go to T-Mobile’s promotions site and enter the promo code 18Q2APLBOGO and as well as your devices’ IMEI numbers. Within 6-8 weeks, you’ll get a prepaid MasterCard card worth up to $700. You’ll also receive the value of the trade-in device as a one-time store credit applicable towards your bill or other purchases.

If you’re looking for an accessory to go with your new iPhone, T-Mobile is also running a deal that’ll get you $215 off an Apple Watch or iPad when you buy any iPhone. This discount is applied via 24 monthly bill credits.

Finally, if Android is more your thing, T-Mobile is offering a deal that’ll let you buy an LG V30 or LG G6 and get a second one for free. Both phones must be purchased on EIP, but no trade-in or port-in is required.

Sources: T-Mobile (1), (2), (3)

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  • Mickey T

    Port in? or add a new line? Port-in means I can just port over a current line on the account right?

    • TaekwonBo

      Port in a number from a non tmobile carrier and trade in an eligible device.

      • Chanki Lee

        Should bring it from Sprint since they are different company but same in same time lol

    • Andrew Singleton

      correct. new line not required.

      • pda96

        So bring a # from carrier X, for example, and replace an existing TMO # with the carrier x’s #?? Do I understand this right?

        • Andrew Singleton

          yes. don’t forget about the trade-in.

        • pda96

          But why would anyone want to do this? Is this when you have a person leaving TMO and is replaced by another person from a different carrier?

        • Andrew Singleton

          adding a line and porting a number ALSO qualifies, but for whatever reason, t-mobile has opened it up to the example you gave. not sure why.

  • bman893

    And the new tmobile shows its face with these shifting promos it’s only a matter of time before contract requirements are back

    • Andrew Singleton

      This is how iPhone promotions have previously worked… plenty of promotions t-mobile has still use a 2-year commitment system, so contracts wouldn’t be necessary.

  • pda96

    Not biting. I’d rather have the BOGO deal without monetary limits and without trade-ins. Also, this deal is only for One and Simple Choice w/Unlimited customers only. Other Simple Choice customers are locked out. Last but not least, none of the current iPhones supports band 71. So why not wait for the next release?

    Try harder, Mr. Legere, if you want to steal customers from your rivals.

    • Sayahh

      I don’t mind the port-in, but they lost me at “trade in.”

  • Ron Kinsey

    I believe the V30 supports band 71

    • SirStephenH

      Yes, it does. It supports ALL of T-Mobile’s bands and technologies.

  • Ron Kinsey

    I don’t understand why the LG phones are the only ones that don’t require all the hoops.

    • SirStephenH

      Because Apple is more greedy?

      • Francisco Peña

        Because LG needs to give stuff away for people to notice?

  • brybry

    ATT had the best deal where they covered the full cost of the 2nd device for a time. Tmobile and Verizon only cover upto the price of the 8 on the freebie.

  • Sharti24

    I’m Not buying a new iPhone until it supports 600mhz band 71. Until then I will stick with my 6s plus

    • UniBroW

      Totally agree, hanging onto my 7 plus right now

  • Joseph Moran

    “This deal is available to new and existing customers”

    I’m sorry, but something doesn’t add up here. How is this deal available to existing customers if you have to port in a number to T-Mobile in order to qualify?

    Seems to me that by definition, only a new customer would be able to qualify, unless you somehow were a T-Mobile customer and also had an account with another carrier too. (And I can’t imagine there are many people that would apply to.)

    • Former YU Guy

      think of it as an add a line offer. if you don’t have any clue how to get a line with another carrier to port in, you need to think a little harder (ex: AT&T GoPhone)

      • Charmed79

        It’s stupid to go buy another phone and get another account with someone else, just to then port it in to tmobile, how about just give existing customers the deal without a port in!

  • Deihmos

    T-Mobile deals have been terrible lately for existing customers.

    • rdubmu

      Completely agree. I don’t need to add a line and don’t have one to port. They are already all on tmobile

  • John Anthony

    Do I have to trade in 1 phone or two?

    • Aaron A.

      You have to trade in one phone.
      A few months ago they had the same deal I traded in a Galaxy S4 worth $10 and ported in a number from FreedomPop(At&t). They did everything in the store for me. So didn’t have to go online sign up for promotion.
      2 iphone 8 plus’ paid like $320(2 down payment $79 each, 2 sim card $25 each + tax) in the store. 2 months later received the $700 visa card and used it to pay off one of the iphones.

      • Petey07

        This sound ideal, but I already have 6 lines, and don’t need that extra line… but at least this deal doesn’t give “bill credit” so getting the rebate card and pay off one of the EIP is better (then obviously can cancel the new line).

  • Francisco Peña

    I’ll pass… If I moved my 3 SC lines (one is free) to the One plans, even taking the phones we currently have, but swapping phones 2-3 to get the LG deal, we’d still be paying over $180 pe rmonth. up from $144 now.

    • Andy Madeit

      The LG deal didn’t require a plan change at all. I just did it and kept my old simple choice plan.