Rumor: REVVL V+ 5G could be next free phone offer from T-Mobile’s 5G for All campaign

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Update: According to a report, the OnePlus Nord N200 5G is still in stock at T-Mobile and is available for free with a working trade-in. The device will remain on sale until August 26th.

It looks like T-Mobile will once again change the free 5G device it will be offering under its Great Free 5G Phone Upgrade program. 

According to a report, it’s possible that T-Mo will be changing the free device from the OnePlus Nord N200 5G to the upcoming REVVL V+ 5G. Originally, T-Mobile offered the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G as the free device under its 5G for All campaign. But the Un-Carrier changed things up last month. 

The REVVL V+ 5G smartphone has not yet been released into the market. It is slated to go on sale tomorrow on T-Mobile’s stores and websites. Earlier this month, the device already made its debut on Metro by T-Mobile. 

Another report suggests that we could see the REVVL V+ 5G being offered as a free smartphone by T-Mobile. It’s possible that it could replace the Nord N200 5G as the free device that T-Mo will be giving away to customers, especially since the latter is currently backordered to mid-August. To help respond to the low stock of the Nord, the REVVL V+ 5G could take its place in the offer. But then again, nothing official has been announced yet. 

The REVVL V+ 5G comes with a 6.82-inch HD+ display. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 CPU with 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. The device has three rear-cameras and a 16-megapixel front-facing sensor. There’s also a 5,000mAh battery powering the device. Once it becomes available, it will retail for $199.99.

 

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  • fyah

    Th CPU in this phone is better than the Nord n200.

  • Andrew Dunn

    My only concern with these Revvl phones is updates. I owned the original and got I believe 4-5 updates in 2 years. Not sure if it’s improved with the phone releases after. Great price though!

    • Bklynman

      You got 5 updates for low price/low mid range phone?

      • Willie D

        I think he refers to security updates not actual Android or UI updates.

  • Willie D

    More like 5G Free Phone Downgrade.

    • marque2

      It depends what your 4g phone was, doesn’t it. I wouldn’t trade in my Samsung 21+ Ultra phone, but if my phone is a middle of the road from 4-5 years ago it might be worth the switch. You can also get old flip phones for like 10 bucks on ebay and use that for trade-in. 10 bucks for a phone, I wouldn’t spit on it.

      Note with the original Samsung 32 5g (or was it 31) it was a really poor deal – to the point where my friend was going to give me flip phone for free, and we figured it wasn’t worth the bother. This Nord 200 is a reasonable phone, and I think the Revvyl will be an even better deal.

      • The Dogs Of War!

        I think 1+ is better because I believe it will get at least one update,not sure about this phone those.

  • Mike Thaler

    Am I missing something? I can really take in any working phone and get a new phone that works on 5G? What’s the catch?
    Are there any areas that have 5G service and don’t have the other bands?

    • marque2

      No catch. You can even use a 20 year old flip phone if it powers on. Your second question is more difficult. There has been some debate over how 5g works. Tmobile uses stand alone (SA) which supposedly makes a connection using 5g only, but many have said Tmobile is really using the 4g to set up the connection. SA could theoretically allow you to use the 600Mhz band (outdoors) to connect where the higher frequency 4g bands can no longer travel.

      It is hard to tell on a phone if “5g” is truly being used, but I have noticed where Tmobile upgraded to 5g both 4g and 5g have approximately doubled in speed. And you get the benefit with 4g phones as well. Maybe if I lived in a more rural area I would see more difference.

    • marque2

      I should also note speed is dependent on many things – with bands can be muxed together, how many bands, can the muxing mix 5g and 4g and 3g and if they can on which bands.

      5g also has many options that are built into the phone chip set (SA as I mentioned below) I believe the LG Velvet can split the upload and download data streams, and also the 5g phones can support x number of 100mhz bandwidth channels, with top end phones supporting up to three, and low end phones supporting 0.6. (channels have to work on a contiguous space, so say Tmobile has 100mhz of some band and some local safety service is using 5mhz of it smack in the middle of the band, the phone would only be able to do a 47.5mhz channel, because the frequency is now not contiguous – tmobile has lots of problems like that with the educational band they got from Sprint)

    • The Dogs Of War!

      Yes you can. You just have paid the taxes on it and I believe the upgrade fee.

  • Mike Thaler

    So I can take in ANY old working phone and get a brand-new one? No requirement for a new line? How will they know it’s working? Older phones use bigger sim cards. Anybody here Get this deal?

    • Neoprimal

      Yes, any old working phone. Not sure about a new line, I got mine for a current line. They test the phone you carry on to make sure nothing’s broken and that it works. I got the Oneplus. I traded in my 1st gen Revl+ which never got an Android update. The phone is free using line credit so you can’t just get the new phone and then swap carriers. They charge for the phone and then credit the charge on your bill. If you end up swapping service, then the line credit would stop and technically you’d have to then pay for the phone. So there’s no downside if you’re a T-Mo customer and plan to remain one but there will be an issue if you plan shenanigans.

    • Charmed79

      They will not let us trade in our two older phones for this deal, we have tried, it tells us the phones are not eligible to trade in. Even though it literally says “Any working phone” We have tried a store, online, calling and tforce. They will not take the phones as a trade in no matter what the website says. One is a K20 the other is an S7

      • The Dogs Of War!

        That odd. I gave my friend my old Moto 490,and my sister my Moto Razer. The store took both. They have to be undamaged. I would try a different store or call again.

        • Charmed79

          We are going to try calling again in a bit, I want that deal LOL

        • Charmed79

          Finally got a different person from t-force that was able to help, they got it done for us.

  • The Dogs Of War!

    I check this phone out. It is great looking handset. It is big and heavy. It has metal brace that run around the whole phone. I just might get it to replace my v-30 as my back up phone.