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T-Mobile sweetens phone-upgrade program, axes fee to join

1 year 7 months 27 minutes ago June 25, 2015 Jun 25, 2015 Thursday, June 25 2015 June 25, 2015 10:24 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW YORK - T-Mobile is revamping its phone-upgrade program by eliminating a $10-a-month charge for the most popular phones.

The wireless carrier shattered longstanding industry practices two years ago by eliminating two-year service contracts and letting customers upgrade phones before they are fully paid off. T-Mobile charged $10 to participate in the Jump program, on top of the cost of the phone, paid in monthly installments.

AT&T and Verizon soon followed with their own programs - but they didn't charge the monthly fee.

T-Mobile's new Jump On Demand program makes customers eligible for upgrades automatically without paying that fee. Customers will be able to upgrade up to three times a year, which is more frequent than what rivals allow. Eligible phones include leading ones from Apple and Samsung.

The changes start June 28.

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