is t mobile serious right now? vol scam artists

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I have been on t-mobile since they were a small company called voicestream wireless... OG family corporate plan

anyway, I walk in today to upgrade my phone and the salesman starts talking about the JUMP plan, you gotta be kidding me that spending $600 for a galaxy 4 or iphone 5 is considered a good deal :smh:

damn shame what companies are doing now to long time customers

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Mr Dink

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I had the same frustration when I was getting a new phone. The only way you can really do it the old-fashioned way is with Best Buy.
 
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It's similar to using a credit card or something. You're paying much more over time, but the customer has the immediate satisfaction of walking away with the latest device and the company is smiling b/c they'll be cashing out. Surprised it took them this long to figure this out.
 
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It's similar to using a credit card or something. You're paying much more over time, but the customer has the immediate satisfaction of walking away with the latest device and the company is smiling b/c they'll be cashing out. Surprised it took them this long to figure this out.
I think this, and people getting the phone for cheap, opting out of the contract, unlocking and then flipping the phone was another huge red flag
 

do work son

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you can put down 150 on the phone, and pay 20 extra on your bill until the phone is paid off too though.
 
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It's just like leasing a car minus the end of the lease option of paying a ridiculous amount to call the car your own. I still w/ my Fave5 and get my subsidize phones through 3rd party retailers
what's the cheapest way to get a galaxy 3 or 4?
 
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Not sure what Jump is, but isn't $600 the typical price if you're buying a phone off contract?
 

Mr Dink

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still paying the 600 though
You're still paying the 600 if you're doing it the old fashioned way. The reason why you're paying let's say $200 upfront with a contract is because you're really paying off the phone with your cell phone bill. What T-Mobile decided to do was give unlimited everything for dumb cheap, then have you pay off the phone for $20 a month for however long.
 
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still paying the 600 though
You're still paying the 600 if you're doing it the old fashioned way. The reason why you're paying let's say $200 upfront with a contract is because you're really paying off the phone with your cell phone bill. What T-Mobile decided to do was give unlimited everything for dumb cheap, then have you pay off the phone for $20 a month for however long.
yup, reason why I did this.
 
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So what happens if you "jump" into a phone and you see another phone next month that you want? It seems like they'll make you pay for both phones still, as in paying 40/month instead of 20.
 
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The only people complaining about t-mo's pricing on phones are ones who don't understand that they're paying for their "subsidized" phone through their monthly phone bills.


smh at phones costing 600 though. i only use em for text, calling, music, and internet rarely
Get yourself a dumb phone. No one's forcing you to pay $600 for a device that you're not going to take advantage of
 
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So what happens if you "jump" into a phone and you see another phone next month that you want? It seems like they'll make you pay for both phones still, as in paying 40/month instead of 20.
once the phone is 50% paid off, you can trade it in and a new phone and start the process all over again. This whole thing that ALL of the major companys are switching to is for people that want a new phone while in contract, that dont want to wait the 2 years to get a new phone, and dont want t pay the full up front $6-700 full retail price that you would have to pay. It just breaks down into your monthly bill.
 
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These plans are great but the average Joe just doesn't seem to understand how they work.
Tmobile- 600 phone + (60 bill x 2years)= 2040
Everyone else- 300 phone + (90 bill x 2years)=2460
 
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T Mobile is winning, I rather pay $20 and upgrade whenever than drop half a stack on a phone I won't want next year
 
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