T-Mobile's new 'Forever Upgrade' program for the iPhone 13 isn't really forever

15 September 2021
Terms of the "Forever Upgrade" don't look too happily ever after.

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Anonymous, 15 Sep 2021Why Americans buy phones from carriers? Just buy unlocked p... moreBecause Americans are slaves to their Carriers

  • Tazdvl1313

A, 15 Sep 2021Of course it says that in T&C. Any company would be stu... moreNot just that but from a legal stand point they have to put that because what if in a month the world found out that Iphones were causing the pandemic let's say, and they go bankrupt trying to prove it not true. No more Apple no more Iphone. Legally I'd it's not in there they are responsible for you getting an $800 credit every 2 years.

  • formercanuck

I have T-Mobile, and its great where I live. It isn't so great (often poor) in many other areas. Since I do have a legacy TMobile One plan (not One plus), I'd effectively be paying more in monthly expenses than the promotion is worth. This is no benefit to me in this regards.

CptPower, 15 Sep 2021Well when comes to robbery T Mobile is as nasty as apple. ... moreWho said they're forcing people to upgrade?

  • Anonymous

yiyo, 16 Sep 2021i work at tmobile and i can tell that this service is trash... moreI had Verizon and T-Mobile blows it away in every single category

  • yiyo

UnHappyCustomer, 16 Sep 2021T-Mobile - worst carrier in the world.i work at tmobile and i can tell that this service is trash and the leader of 5g is lies. that title goes to verizon

  • UnHappyCustomer

T-Mobile - worst carrier in the world.

  • Anonymous

A, 15 Sep 2021Of course it says that in T&C. Any company would be stu... moreYes, this is being a responsible business. What if Apple no longer sells the iPhone? What if Apple decides that the iPhone will sell for $200 only? T-Mobile has a company responsibility to make sure they are not backing themselves into a legal corner where users could sue them.

  • Anonymous

Every 24+ months...

Well when comes to robbery T Mobile is as nasty as apple.
Forcing its customers for something they wouldnt want.
Hope like Sounth Korea fined and Sued apple for bad habbits and practicies US regulations and courts does the same.

  • A

Of course it says that in T&C. Any company would be stupid not to put that in case they notice in 4 years it’s a bad choice for them and people start going against the forever promise. They clearly as of now have an example for so on and so on in year 2027 on the page. IT IS forever until they remove it or overhaul it like anything else in the world

  • kek

Anonymous, 15 Sep 2021I'll list two very important reasons people do this in... moreAdding to these two, carriers in the USA are always in an all constant war with each other.

So, jumping from one carrier to another, aside from bands differences, depending from where you live, might mean you will get a worst service.

  • Anonymous

FatShady, 15 Sep 2021and you'll be stuck with just one carrier forever... i... moreThis is not true. You are under no obligation to stay with any carrier, including T-Mobile.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 15 Sep 2021Why Americans buy phones from carriers? Just buy unlocked p... moreI'll list two very important reasons people do this in the United States:

1. They can get very good financing options buying from the carrier. I'm talking about 0% interest for 2 years, sometimes even a lower retail price. If you buy a phone outright from the rest of the world on a credit card, for instance, you'll be paying interest until it's paid off. Or just paying all of the cost upfront which means less money in your pocket.

2. Buying from the carrier grants access to immediate device support locally (as in a shop) and hassle free RMA/warranty replacements. Simply walk into any of the thousands of carrier branch offices and get a replacement same-day.

FatShady, 15 Sep 2021cause they can't afford to pay for the phone, so they ... more^ This right here. It's the only reason why the US is a cesspool of Galaxies and iPhones. Most other phones don't have a good deal with the carriers so it's usually one of those two phones.

Anonymous, 15 Sep 2021Why Americans buy phones from carriers? Just buy unlocked p... morecause they can't afford to pay for the phone, so they buy with monthly payment plans or something similar.

Anonymous, 15 Sep 2021Why Americans buy phones from carriers? Just buy unlocked p... moreYou can buy from a carrier and it will be still an unlocked device. At least here in Europe.

  • Anonymous

Why Americans buy phones from carriers? Just buy unlocked phones like the rest of the world.

and you'll be stuck with just one carrier forever... i don't see this as a good deal tbh, no matter how nice it looks.