Changes Reportedly Coming to T-Mobile’s JUMP! – Upgrade at Any Time, No Limits, and Tablets Added (Updated)

According to an internal memo received by Tmonews, changes are coming to T-Mobile’s JUMP! early upgrade program on February 23. The monthly payment plan, which seemed to ignite a new trend in the wireless space, will no longer have any time constraints or upgrade limits, and will soon include tablets as well.  (more…)

Chart: Verizon Edge vs. AT&T Next vs. T-Mobile JUMP vs. Sprint One Up

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Now that Sprint has joined the other three major U.S. carriers by making their early upgrade plan official, we felt as if a simple chart was in store to help display most of the fine print from each. And while we wouldn’t necessarily recommend that you participate in any of these outside of T-Mobile’s, we know that monthly payment plans are an attractive option for those who want to keep current data plans and upgrade often. So below, to help those of you in that category out, you’ll find a comparison of Verizon Edge, AT&T Next, T-Mobile JUMP!, and Sprint One Up(more…)

Verizon Edge is Now Live – Most Top Tier Phones Start at $25.22 Per Month

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Shortly after T-Mobile (JUMP!) and AT&T (Next) revealed new upgrade-often, monthly payment plans, Verizon joined the party with Edge. We’ve already compared all three, essentially coming to the conclusion that the options from AT&T and Verizon are nothing short of rip-offs that double charge you for the same device, while T-Mobile’s is at least a somewhat fair choice. But no matter what we think, Edge (which is now live) is an option for those who want to upgrade often and also do not want to have to pay an upfront down payment. Edge will allow customers in good standing the chance to get a phone at a relatively low monthly price and zero down, other than the activation fee and first month’s payment.  (more…)

T-Mobile Drops Huge Lineup of Devices to $0 Down Starting Tomorrow

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As far as monthly payment programs for devices go, T-Mobile’s JUMP! program is probably your best bet. T-Mobile is looking to make that deal even better starting tomorrow with a deal on almost all of their top smartphones and devices. Head into a T-Mobile store tomorrow and as a part of their JUMP! program you can grab a top smartphone for no money down upfront.  (more…)

Comparing Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile’s New Upgrade Plans

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The newest fad in the wireless industry has quickly become upgrade plans. After Verizon and AT&T both extended upgrade periods out to 24 months, we have since seen T-Mobile and AT&T officially announce new options to upgrade, but all signs point to Big Red joining them in August. T-Mobile’s is called JUMP!, AT&T’s is called “Next,” and Verizon’s will be called “VZ Edge.”

It’s pretty obvious that carriers have realized that upgrades are simply another way for them to rake in cash, by implementing fees or locking customers into payment plans that will keep them on their network. So to try to help explain all three of these new plans, I’ve attempted to break down some basic examples below. It’s a long one, so strap in.  (more…)

T-Mobile Announces “JUMP!” as New Phone Upgrade Policy, Lights Up 116th LTE Market, Intros Sony Xperia Z

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T-Mobile is still on stage in New York at the time of writing this, unveiling all sorts of new company initiatives, but since the press release for it all has already gone live, let’s talk about it. We’ve got four big things to discuss:  their new JUMP! phone upgrade policy, the launch of their 116th 4G LTE market, a new family option, and the release of the Sony Xperia Z on their network.  (more…)