T-Mobilereally wants you to buy your iPhone 6s from the company, offering you the 16GB model for a total payment of just $524 on its 18-month JUMP program – a discount of $125 off the normal price of $649. You pay just $20/month for 18 months, at the end of which you can either hand back the phone and walk away, or pay $164 more to keep it. T-Mobile has described this as special introductory pricing which “won’t last long,” but hasn’t given a specific expiry date.
The company also promises you won’t be locked to the T-Mobile network if you’re unhappy with its coverage, which is notably improving with the iPhone 6s, as discussed below. Any time you want to switch carriers, T-Mobile will unlock the phone free of charge to let you take it to a new carrier – and you still continue on the same financing deal for the iPhone itself …
T-Mobile’s flamboyant CEO John Legere says that he is confident no one will want to switch once they’ve experienced T-Mobile’s Extended Range LTE service, which is supported by Apple for the first time in the iPhone 6s. The network operates on the 700MHz spectrum, and is around four times better at penetrating walls to give stronger signals inside buildings. Extended Range LTE on the T-Mobile network currently covers around half the U.S. population, with the company expanding it at the rate of a quarter of a million homes per week.
You’ll be able to pre-order from Saturday via the T-Mobile website, in-store or by calling 1-800-937-8997.