T-Mobile really wants you to ditch Verizon, offers to pay off your iPhone or Pixel
Are you currently a Verizon customer? Well then, T-Mobile would like to have a word. The magenta carrier will be launching a new campaign called #GetOutOfTheRed on May 31. This basically should entice Verizon customers to switch to T-Mobile.
How will it achieve that? Well, if you’re with Big Red and switch to TMo, the latter will pay off the iPhone or Pixel you bought from Verizon. You have to sign up for the T-Mobile One plan, but you do get to keep that device you already own. You must however add Premium Device Protection to your plan, an insurance option that costs $15 per month and covers loss, theft, or accidental damage.
Here’s the full list of handsets supported: iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel, and Google Pixel XL. If you meet all these prerequisites, you’ll get a digital prepaid Mastercard for the amount you owed Verizon when you switched. This should typically arrive within 15 days of your move. OK, so what if you’re not a Verizon customer, but instead are with Sprint or AT&T? There’s a deal to be had there too if you switch, but it isn’t as sweet. T-Mobile will pay off your device as well, but only if you buy a new smartphone using the carrier’s installment plans. You won’t, however, need to trade in your existing device for this to work.
Finally, and not related to all of the above, T-Mobile says that if you have two voice lines on the One plan you can get two additional lines for the price of one. So afterwards you’ll have four, but only pay for three. The cost of that free line will be offset through bill credits. This promo will be available tomorrow.