Is the T-Mobile Trade-In Program a Good Deal?
Read our T-Mobile trade-in program review to find out if T-Mobile is the best option for selling your used phone
Want to know if T-Mobile has a good trade-in program? Let’s find out!
Is the T-Mobile trade-in program a good deal?
The following chart compares how much T-Mobile will pay for some popular phones versus trade-in offers found on Flipsy.com (as of 08/24/2020).
|iPhone XS Max (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$345 credit||$463 cash|
|iPhone XS (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$255 credit||$411 cash|
|iPhone XR (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$207 credit||$360 cash|
|iPhone X (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$207 credit||$356 cash|
|iPhone 8 Plus (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$141 credit||$270 cash|
|iPhone 8 (ATT 64GB Gray)||$100 credit||$178 cash|
|iPhone 7 Plus (Sprint 32GB Black)||$78 credit||$165 cash|
|iPhone 7 (T-Mobile 32GB Black)||$46 credit||$99 cash|
|Galaxy S9 Plus (Verizon 32GB Gray)||$123 credit||$210 cash|
|Galaxy S9 (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$100 credit||$180 cash|
|Galaxy Note 8 (Verizon 32GB Gray)||$74 credit||$145 cash|
|Galaxy S8 Plus (Verizon 64GB Black)||$71 credit||$138 cash|
|Galaxy S8 (AT&T 64GB Black)||$60 credit||$110 cash|
|Galaxy S7 Edge (Sprint 32GB Black)||$28 credit||$64 cash|
|Galaxy S7 (T-Mobile 32GB Black)||$15 credit||$46 cash|
|Phone not listed? Find your exact phone on the T-Mobile trade-in page, then compare it to offers on Flipsy.com|
As the table shows, T-Mobile is not the highest-paying option; in fact, T-Mobile pays an average of 58% less than Flipsy vendors for the models we compared.
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T-Mobile also only pays in store credit, applied to your bill within three billing cycles. That means your payout must be spent with T-Mobile, while Flipsy vendors offer cash payment options that can be spent anywhere. T-Mobile does occasionally offer trade-in deals. Currently, you can save $300, $200, or $100 on the iPhone XS when you trade in an eligible phone with finance agreement and wireless service. Keep in mind the value of your trade-in might be greater than that discount.
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How the T-Mobile trade-in program works
Start by visiting the T-Mobile trade-in page, then:
- Browse for your phone and select it
- T-Mobile will present you with an offer; accept it, and they’ll generate a free, printable prepaid shipping label
- Send your phone to T-Mobile; once they receive it and confirm its condition, credit will be applied to your account within three billing cycles
With lower, delayed payments limited to store credit, T-Mobile does not have the best trade-in deal. If you want more money, in cash, and fast, it pays to check Flipsy first.
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