T-Mobile Announces New 'Jump' Program, LTE Expansion and More

Posted July 10, 2013 at 7:19pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8464 views

T-Mobile held an event today, which the carrier claimed would be their 'boldest move yet.' At the event, T-Mobile announced a new JUMP program that allows you to upgrade your device whenever you want at subsidized prices. For $10 a month, you can trade in to a new phone at most twice every 12 months. You pay the same price as a new customer would if you decide to sign up for the JUMP program. Note that you do have to trade in your phone in order to get a new device at subsidized pricing.

JUMP! from T-Mobile is designed to provide customers with total protection for one of their prized possessions: their smartphones. It offers the freedom to upgrade to a new device more affordably and protects against malfunction, damage, loss or theft - all for just $10 per month, per phone (plus taxes and fees). That's just $2 more than most customers have been paying for handset protection alone.

Beginning Sunday, July 14, customers can choose to upgrade when they want, not when they're told with JUMP! Here's how it works: Customers can upgrade to a new phone, financed through T-Mobile's Equipment Installment Program (EIP), twice every 12 months after they've been in the JUMP! program for six months. Simply trade in an eligible T-Mobile phone in good working condition at a participating store location. Any remaining EIP payments will be eliminated, and current customers can purchase new phones for the same upfront pricing as new customers, with device financing and Simple Choice Plan, a no-annual-service contract. With JUMP!, current customers never pay more for their new phones than new customers.


The carrier also announced that their 4G LTE network has been expanded to reach 157 million people in 116 markets.

Major metropolitan areas where T-Mobile's 4G LTE network service has launched include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, and many others. The company debuted 4G LTE less than four months ago.

T-Mobile remains on target to deliver nationwide 4G LTE network coverage by the end of the year, reaching 200 million people in more than 200 metropolitan areas. In addition, T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ network service is available to 228 million people nationwide. By combining 4G HSPA+ and LTE network technologies, T-Mobile can provide customers with a strong, seamless nationwide 4G network experience.


Finally the company also announced available for three new devices: The Xperia Z from Sony, Nokia Lumia 925 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. The carrier is also introducing a new Family Plan for those with less than stellar credit.

Beginning July 14, families can get four Simple Choice Plan lines with unlimited talk, text and Web and up to 500MB of high-speed data for only $100 per month (plus taxes and fees) - no credit check and no annual service contract required.

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Cachondo - July 11, 2013 at 3:48pm
I had TMobile since they were Omni Point here. They used to have great customer service but it all went to $#!t a few years back. Their plans are awesome though and this Jump thing is a great idea. No need to renew the contracts. Also when I moved reception was not the best. I have Sprint now and it works great in my house. Tried Thieves TT and they were horrible here so it all depends on the area. Verizon really is the best but their plans suck and are super expensive.
Cachondo - July 11, 2013 at 3:50pm
The Jump idea is great. I hope other carriers can offer that option as well.
Dildo baits - July 12, 2013 at 12:38pm
You might wanna read about sprint article here, it's bad though, 5 people have said it.
HitlerBinladin - July 11, 2013 at 2:49am
Man T-mobile has always taking advantage of these hard working Mexicans and black people. Working hard with no credit. Duh!! of course they can always upgrade and sign up an extension of their contract.
Cachondo - July 11, 2013 at 3:51pm
You're an ignorant piece of crap. Actually crap is better than you. You should apply for a position with Paula Dean. Oh wait, she's going downhill too. Hahahaha.
NoGoodNick - July 10, 2013 at 11:37pm
That's a great deal. I'd be tempted to jump Verizon for this if I could get a T-Mobile signal where I live.
dasjadry - July 10, 2013 at 11:16pm
I was with TMobile/EE in the UK absolute shit service from the network, staff and store. I cancelled a 3G iPad plan, 4G iPhone plan and 3G iPhone plan. Bunch of W***ers!
Dude - July 11, 2013 at 3:17am
Must be renamed as "Jump out from tmobile"
TmobileFanBoy - July 10, 2013 at 8:41pm
Way to go Tmobile! Show those bastards at scam T&T and VeriSUCK who's boss! I've been a Tmobile customer since they were Power Tell and I knew that if I hung in there with them that they wouldn't disappoint me.
culua - July 11, 2013 at 3:52am
They have great great plans but I have the worse customer service ever since I sign up with them. Ived been charge over usage of minutes text and data which is bulllshiit because I have unlimted everything plan. God you dont know ever month I have to call them and scream at them on the phone because there stupid mistakes. It seem like they doing this on purpose and want me off there carrier.
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