T-Mobile unveils Forever Upgrade promotion for iPhone 13 lineup


Apple unveiled its new iPhone 13 series earlier today. And along with the announcement, T-Mobile revealed a new “Forever Upgrade” promotion. 

Through this promotion, you can get a free iPhone 13 with 5G model under an eligible plan when you trade in an eligible device. You will also need to lock in up to $800 off in trade-in value forever. With this, you can upgrade to the latest iPhone every two or more years and get up to $800 off. And this can go on forever. 

“T-Mobile is America’s leading 5G network with the fastest 5G speeds and most 5G coverage, and with Forever Upgrade we’re setting a new bar for value, too. Customers can get the powerful new iPhone 13 today, lock in its value, and upgrade to the latest iPhone every two years… FOREVER,” T-Mobile Consumer Group’s EVP Jon Freier said. “This is exactly the kind of industry-shaking innovation customers expect from the Un-Carrier. With the new 5G iPhones on Us, Forever Upgrade, the leading 5G network, a plan built for 5G with Magenta MAX and a free year of Apple TV+ on Magenta plans, T-Mobile is THE destination for Apple fans.”

And if you’re not ready for a Forever Upgrade option, you can still get a free iPhone 13 pro (or up to $1000 off iPhone 12 or 13 series) with 30 monthly bill credits on T-Mo’s zero-interest Equipment Installment Plan when you trade in an eligible device on Magenta MAX or Sprint MAX. 

There is also an option to get half off on the iPhone 13 Pro or up to $500 off any new iPhone 13 model via 30 monthly bill credits when you trade in an eligible device on any T-Mobile plan. 

The new iPhone 13 lineup supports T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G network. If you use this device, you’ll be able to see an indicator on the status bar when you are using T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G. 

The last option is to get an iPhone 13 or iPhone 12 model and get a second free on T-Mobile (up to $800) with 30 monthly bill credits when you add a qualifying line on any T-Mobile plan. 

If you are interested in getting any of the devices under the iPhone 13 lineup, T-Mobile will start accepting pre-orders on September 17th. The device will be available starting September 24th. For more information, you can visit T-Mobile’s website.


Source: T-Mobile

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  • steveb944

    The details and fine print are useless for non Max.
    Up to is the worst thing they could say, I’ve always liked this model, this much value.

  • latinyork

    no good options

  • Rich

    Any news on Jump On Demand pricing?


      I have been looking for the JOD pricing as well. So far can’t find anything.


      This is what I was told without them looking at my account.

      These devices will be available on JOD for order, but we aren’t quite yet able to see specific pricing for individual users. Instead, we have general pricing for those who are well-qualified.

      For the iPhone 13 mini 128 GB, the down payment for well qualified customers would be $0 and then $29.99 each month for 18 months.
      For the iPhone 13 128GB, the down payment for well qualified customers would be $49.99 and then $30.00 each month for 18 months.
      For the iPhone 13 Pro, the down payment for well qualified customers would be $249.99 and then $28.00 each month for 18 months.
      For the iPhone 13 Pro Max 128GB, the down payment for well qualified customers would be $349.99 and then $26 each month for 18 months.

      • Rich

        Thanks! Also seems to line up with everything I’ve seen thus far too. Most saying it will be basically the same as the 12’s. What they are doing is everything more then $750, which is the max they will write a lease for, becomes the up front. The rest gets broken down over the 18 and the differences comes down to what the buy option price at the end will be.

        I wish they would reevaluate that $750 max now that iPhones are all quite a bit higher then that. They should make it so the 13 regular and maybe the pro, in addition to the mini, could be $0 down. Some of the JOD attraction fades when we have to sink a bunch in at the start of each Jump.

        • THXULTRA

          Totally agree no flagship is $750 anymore. Apple gives you $640 for a trade in 12 pro so better to just buy from them and trade in every year. Insurance is much cheaper through apple too. Will probably switch to apple this year.

  • resource

    Magenta Max only upgrades is crappy new policy

  • fyah

    My. I’ll would go up $80 a month if I move up to magenta max.

    • fyah

      “my plan”

  • dcmanryan

    30 months of bill credits on everything now? Magenta Max now only get the good discounts now? This new T-Mobile flat out sucks.

  • Khumphan Amaratana

    At what time preorder start

  • Andrew

    First time I won’t be upgrading since I skipped iphone 5. What a bunch of terrible promos and pretty mediocre updates. Almost seems like this is the year they really want us to flip to a two or more year upgrade cycle

  • krisstofer

    no love for my old ..old plan Simple Choice? well, not jumping out of the ship yet.


      Magenta Max is a lot more expensive then simple choice also. A ipad is $20 a month extra vs $10, each line also cost more. I could just finance the iphone from apple for the amount extra it would cost us to switch to Magenta Max… I will pass.

      • krisstofer

        same here.

      • Ben

        Especially since I received free Unlimited fro all 10 lines on SC. No way am I switching.

  • Ceefu

    My bill would go up 38% per month on the Magenta Max plan. Hard pass.

  • Acdc1a

    “with 30 monthly bill credits”

    Taken right out of the Deathstar playbook.

  • BigCTM

    I came to T-Mobile to get away from Verizon doing the same kind of upgrades only for the best plans. Now T-Mobile is doing it for Magenta Max and it sucks big time. At least it’s a lot cheaper than Verizon…

  • Ja D

    Most people do not need Magenta Max, maybe is time switch to AT&T

    • John Huynh

      I’m a current AT&T Fiber customer that has T-Mobile right now (and with T-Mobile for over a decade). AT&T has been promoting 25% off their plans if you get their wireless. So $26.25 per line for 4 (granted before taxes and fees). Still, with the great deal from AT&T, I’m ready to try something new, especially with the crappy device promotions from T-Mobile.

  • Jim L

    Any details on the various promotions? Last year’s iPhone 12 “2020 Apple Upgrade P3” was half off the phone via 30 credits and a $200 prepaid card TMO loyalty bonus for ‘long term’ customers. Was nice to get the extra $200 with that promo.

  • Nikitao1

    Not a great deal if you really think about it… Paying between $10-15 extra per month for the higher rate plan, plus financing the phone for 30 months. Even though you can get the new phone “free” your still paying them the difference. TMobile knows most people won’t use as much data, hotspot and international features as you’re paying extra for so they still get their monetary fill. Just creative verbage to make this sound like a good deal. You could buy a new phone anywhere and basically pay it off every two years and trade in to get the next device free.

  • Bklynman

    They are doing this on all their phones, to get the best price, you have have max plan. Thanks to Samsung saying they would upgrade all their phones(or just their so call flagship phones?)For 3 yrs.
    Not sure how the India lawsuit against Samsung or is it against all phone makers to update their phones for 7 years, will affect us here if India wins. No I didn’t read the article just saw the headline about the suit. I think from now on I will be buying my phones from Swappa and the Backmarket. Still using The Note9 as my main phone, think I will buy the Note 20 next yr at half price,either at the above or see what kind of deal Samsung has on it.

  • Matt

    30 months.
    That’s 2-1/2 years.

  • stuman19741974 .

    So for us Simple Choice plan users (that do not plan to get rid of this great plan), is the Best Buy trade-in program the best option to upgrade to a 13 without adding a line? I’ve not found anything better yet.

    From what I read, it’s basically just $180 flat (+tax) to upgrade from a 12 to 13.

    • Jesus Rosales

      Yeah honestly the best buy promo is one of the best ones I found. Will you be trading in?

  • At this point, T-Mobile offers nothing great for it’s existing users. For new users, they have some tempting PHONE deals, but you have to sign up for one of their more expensive Plans. I’m locked into my plan and have just started buying the devices from the OEM directly. I get a device, trade it in the following year for the latest version while getting a $800 trade-in value, also I get better pricing on the insurance (save over half on this alone).

    T-Mobile has been also raising their insurance prices and created tiers. It used to be one flat rate for all devices, but they’ve changed it to where the most expensive devices are $18-$20 for coverage. If I were to buy an iPhone 13 Pro Max from Apple, it would be $8-$9 to cover that device.

    This ain’t for everyone, but it works for me ATM.