thomasleavitt 5/12/2014 | 5:24:07 PM
re: T-Mobile: Might As Well JUMP JUMP's combination of handset insurance with upgrade protection is a real winner for higher end handset buyers. If I'd've had jump in place, I wouldn't be stuck paying three more months of payments on my S3 and my wife's S2 after they both died 21 months into their purchase contracts. Would've upgraded much earlier. I'm fine "renting" my phone indefinitely.
DanJones 1/13/2014 | 7:28:20 PM
re: T-Mobile: Might As Well JUMP FYI, Sprint came out with an early upgrade program after Jump and has just dropped it v. suddenly:

John Legere is unsurprisingly tweaking their nose about it on Twitter:

John Legere@JohnLegere 5m

Really, @Sprint? Way to #Jump ship. You're not one-uping anyone these days! http://tchno.be/1a38aAc

Sarah Thomas 7/12/2013 | 4:55:15 PM
re: T-Mobile: Might As Well JUMP haha, proud to say I've never lost my phone...well never not found it at least. I suppose paying the deductible (which could be as much as another phone on contract) is still better than paying the unlocked price.
milan03 7/12/2013 | 4:38:26 PM
re: T-Mobile: Might As Well JUMP Sarah, you can still upgrade twice a year, $10 JUMP comes with insurance and covers lost or stolen phone. There will be a deductible, but you still qualify for the next device, after the first 6months.
DanJonesLRMobile 7/12/2013 | 3:45:25 PM
re: T-Mobile: Might As Well JUMP A lot of people, Sarah? Or just one person? ;-)
Sarah Thomas 7/12/2013 | 3:16:31 PM
re: T-Mobile: Might As Well JUMP That's a good point. It definitely makes for flashy PR. Too bad it requires a phone trade in. I know a lot of people who tend to lose their phones, so would appreciate the ability to upgrade twice a year instead.
MordyK 7/12/2013 | 2:54:49 PM
re: T-Mobile: Might As Well JUMP I think that the breadth of people this applies to is irrelevant. This is targeted to the tech early adopter who needs the latest gadgets, but that demographics influence is out-sized. This may be a brilliant marketing ploy, and I wonder if it's being underwritten as Marketing or customer acquisition costs.
DanJonesLRMobile 7/12/2013 | 2:45:08 PM
re: T-Mobile: Might As Well JUMP Yeah they were asked about conditions. They claim it just has to work and not be completely wrecked and they can recondition.
Sarah Thomas 7/12/2013 | 2:10:10 PM
re: T-Mobile: Might As Well JUMP JUMP sounds nice in theory, but I don't see it appealing to that many people -- maybe just those early adopters who have to have the latest devices. It's still pretty expensive if you're tacking on an extra $10 per month, plus let's see how strict they are with trade-in and evaluating damage.
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