Yup – T-Mobile will give you $1000 off your phone! (full details below).
For a limited time, T-Mobile will give you $1,000 towards a new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. The crazy part is you can trade-in devices as old as a Samsung Galaxy S9 to get this deal – which was released back in 2018!
To get this deal there are 3 main things you must fulfill:
1) Have a Magenta MAX line (Magenta Plus or T-Mobile One PLUS plans – these are older grandfathered plans)
2) Trade-in an eligible device (we’ll go into this in detail later)
3) Purchase the Z Flip3 in EIP (T-Mobile’s Payment plan)
It seems like a really good deal to get $1000 for using a Samsung Galaxy S9 as a trade-in, but in order to get this deal, the Magenta MAX plan is needed – which is the most expensive plan that T-Mobile has. It costs $15 more (taxes are included) than the regular Magenta plan.
Note: You will get the $1,000 credit in 2 parts. The upfront cost of the trade-in, and the rest of the $1000 will be divided into 24 months as bill credits. Yes, you have to stay with T-Mobile for 24 months to fully offset the cost of the EIP. I have my order confirmation all the way at the bottom .
I won’t go into the bonus perks of having a Magenta MAX plan, but if you did want to get this phone for free, paying $15 extra for 24 months, is $360. If you want to calculate it that way, the Z Flip3 would cost you $360 more than your normal Magenta line.
What devices can you trade-in to get the $1,000 maximum offer? T-Mobile has a wide range of available trade-ins. Everything from newer devices such as the iPhone 11 Pro Max (which I don’t recommend using as a trade-in), all the way to older devices such as the Galaxy S9, and even LG, OnePlus and Google Pixel phones are available.
If you don’t have one of those phones listed, you can get $700 in bill credits. The iPhone 6 was released in 2015. That is crazy that T-Mobile will give you $700 for trading in this device!
If you don’t have a trade-in, you can still take advantage of this deal. I bought a Samsung Galaxy S9 for $129 on Swappa. Swappa is an online marketplace for gadgets. The awesome thing about Swappa is they verify the phone, by having the seller take pictures with a generated code (so you know its the phone they’re actually selling), and they check the IMEI of the phone, to verify it isn’t stolen.
If you’re going to go this route, buy one in good/mint condition. I’d also suggest just taking the Swappa phone into T-Mobile to make sure its qualified for the trade-in.
I placed my order this morning for a lavender Samsung Z Flip3 5G. It cost me the sales tax and shipping of the Z Flip3 AND the cost of the trade-in (total about $190).
As previously stated, you get a one-time credit for the trade-in phone. In my case, that is $45. The rest of the $999.99, in my case $954.99, will be divided into 24 and that will be my bill credits for the 24 months.
What do you think? Are you sold on getting a new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 for $1000 off using a trade-in + Magenta MAX?
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