T-Mobile Trade-In Funds

T-Mobile is instituting a phone trade-in program, taking not only their own handsets, but a handset from any carrier and offering up to $300 that could be used towards the purchase of a new T-Mobile phone. The best part? You can put your trade-in money towards any phone, including some of their beastly 4G handsets.

Got an old flip-phone that’s collecting dust? Wanna trade up to the latest 4G device but watching the wallet? T-Mobile is making it even more affordable to upgrade with a new retail Trade In program that provides customers with the ability to trade existing mobile devices, from any carrier, for cash (up to $300) that could be used towards the purchase of a new handset – including any smartphone running on T-Mobile’s 4G network. Customers just need to go to any T-Mobile retail store with their old device, where a trained T-Mobile representative will determine the trade-in value of each device and a check for the quoted amount will be given to the customer via a mail-in rebate process. It’s a great way to step up to 4G without spending a ton.

Full presser is after the break.

More: MyTradeIns.com

T-Mobile USA Launches Trade-In Program for Used Handsets

T-Mobile Trade-In program enables customers to save on new device purchase whether opting for the latest messaging device or trading up to one of the fastest smartphones running on America’s Largest 4G Network

BELLEVUE, Wash. — May 17, 2011 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today introduced a retail Trade-In program, aimed at giving customers a cost-effective way to purchase a new phone and upgrade to America’s Largest 4G Network. T-Mobile’s Trade-In program provides customers with the ability to trade existing mobile devices for money that could be used toward the purchase of a new handset — including any new smartphone running on
T-Mobile’s 4G network.

T-Mobile is dedicated to making the latest wireless devices and mobile Internet services more affordable to more people. Through the Trade-In program, customers can offset the cost of a new phone purchase by up to $300 with the trade in of their old device. Even devices from other wireless carriers are eligible as long as they meet the minimum criteria, i.e., being fully functional, having an intact and working display, and being free of liquid damage or corrosion.

Customers can take advantage of the Trade-In program at any T-Mobile retail store. In partnership with The Wireless Source (TWS), a leader in consumer electronics collection programs, a trained T-Mobile representative will determine the trade-in value of each device and a check for the quoted amount will be given to the customer via a mail-in rebate process. Customers receive a voucher, shipping label and bubble pack mailer and simply ship the old phone to TWS at their convenience. They will then be sent a check from TWS in the amount of the quote once the device is received in good working condition.

“T-Mobile is committed to providing the latest, most innovative and affordable technology to new and existing customers,” said Ami Silverman, senior vice president of sales, T-Mobile USA. “If device purchases can be made even more affordable through the value offset of T-Mobile’s Trade-In program, we want customers to have that option. We encourage them to take advantage of it so they can stay connected no matter what their budget, current device or mobile provider.”

Customers have the ability to check the estimated value of their device before going to a T-Mobile retail store and learning more about the T-Mobile Trade-In program at http://www.mytradeins.com/.

 
There are 27 comments

gtg465x says:

If it's anything like AT&T's trade-in service, you're much better off selling your phone on Craigslist. AT&T wanted to give me $80 for my Captivate in perfect condition. I then proceeded to sell it for $250 on Craigslist.

gtg465x says:

If it's anything like AT&T's trade-in service, you're much better off selling your phone on Craigslist. AT&T wanted to give me $80 for my Captivate in perfect condition. I then proceeded to sell it for $250 on Craigslist.

Again, you’re talking about AT&T - the company run by douchebags

dan4patriots says:

all carriers are douchebags

kurioskurion says:

For the record, it's not at&t that runs the flip swap program. They partner with a completely different company that quotes and buys the new phone. This comment is like blaming at&t, or any other carrier, for crappy service when using Asurion to process an insurance claim. Seriously people need to stop hating carriers for things they're not even in control of.

El Jefe says:

So...which carrier do you work for? :-)

gtg465x says:

AT&T doesn't run it, but they facilitate and promote it. If you choose to offer and promote a crappy third party service in your stores then you better be ready to take some heat.

Consider the recent Epsilon data breach. The companies that used Epsilon to secure their user data (Best Buy, Target, Citygroup, etc.) were the ones who (rightfully) took some of the heat even though it wasn't directly their fault.

jdm4u says:

Yea, I agree. Its only good if you do it when you are upgrading, but like previously stated, might as well sell it online for a higher price.

netposer says:

I would like to know which phone trade-in gets you the max of $300?

devonck says:

Well it sure isn't for a Nexus One - lousy $85 offer. Pass.

junglejunkie says:

Jeeze what an insult.

anthonok says:

iphone 4 32gb

radgatt says:

This is a great idea that will never be implemented at Verizon.

cesarb says:

How do i check for the price online? It's asking me for a promo code...

Wondering how much I can get for the Nexus S when the Sensation comes out...I'm guessing around $100. Might as well sell it on Ebay or Craigslist.

ScottJ says:

The best trade-in I've seen is through eBay's Instant Sale: http://green.ebay.com/instantsale/?utm_source=ebay&utm_medium=GlobalHead...

$273 for a Nexus S in excellent condition. You could still most likely best that on eBay or Craigslist but it's not bad for a sure thing.

isseyphresh says:

Knew nothing about this thanks for the info!

frankrey says:

its a bad idea....most people are going to sell their once 500-400$ phones for like 80$ , that is called taking advantage of people....

biggbrother2 says:

What is the promo code? What a stupid website that is...

uansari1 says:

They're seriously low balling.. $85 for a Nexus One, $70 for a G2.. I'm sure selling on CL will be way better for anyone.

carlosrey23 says:

First of all read the article, when you get to the bottom there is a link. Once it open click "stat now" if you don't have a promo code. I found it didn't open from chrome, I had to open it from IE.

As for the value...any trade-in program is going to suck. With that said, some people just want the hassle free experience.

I checked the value of my G2...$75, my BB9700 $120. I really cannot understand that pricing policy.

I'll be trading my BB8520 for $65 when the sensation comes out!

ScottJ says:

"I'll be trading my BB8520 for $65 when the sensation comes out!"

My gf has a 8520. I'm trying to get her onto an Android. I've been researching what I can get for it. They fetch about $120 - $150 via eBay auction. I wouldn't accept $65. I sold a Nokia 5310 for that via eBay. I got $50 for my old Blackberry 8320. Heck, I even got $20 for a 10-year old unlocked Nokia GSM candy bar phone that still worked.

It's quite amazing what things, especially electronics, can get on eBay. I sold a fried iPhone 3G motherboard for $50.

bgwavrder says:

Great program for anyone that wants make a very charitable contribution to T-mo. The picture is perfect and this program will allow you to add to T-mobile's pile of money.

kek0000 says:

HTC HD2 in perfect condition = $120. Hmmm ... glad I just sold my HD2 on ebay for $250.

Trade in offers are always on the low side, kinda like trading in your car at a dealership as opposed to selling it privately. There is always overhead to consider with companies. It cost money to put that site up, and to hire the employees to process the requests and so on and so on. To stay in business they have to make a profit so not knocking them for that.

If you don't want to deal with the hassel of selling it yourself and shipping it off, it isn't a bad deal at all. Best Buy only offered me $85 for the HTC HD2.

ScottJ says:

"Best Buy only offered me $85 for the HTC HD2."

$142 on eBay Instant Sale. No, I don't work for eBay, I've just found their trade-in value to be the highest though I've never taken advantage of it myself.

kirky says:

Selling via Craigslist is the way to go. I just sold three weeks ago my bronze G1for a $100.