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 12/06/2019).
|iPhone XS Max (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$385 credit||$505 cash|
|iPhone XS (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$315 credit||$452 cash|
|iPhone XR (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$250 credit||$334 cash|
|iPhone X (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$250 credit||$359 cash|
|iPhone 8 Plus (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$185 credit||$290 cash|
|iPhone 8 (ATT 64GB Gray)||$127 credit||$208 cash|
|iPhone 7 Plus (Sprint 32GB Black)||$104 credit||$192 cash|
|iPhone 7 (T-Mobile 32GB Black)||$59 credit||$122 cash|
|Galaxy S9 Plus (Verizon 32GB Gray)||$131 credit||$201 cash|
|Galaxy S9 (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$113 credit||$176 cash|
|Galaxy Note 8 (Verizon 32GB Gray)||$68 credit||$175 cash|
|Galaxy S8 Plus (Verizon 64GB Black)||$66 credit||$135 cash|
|Galaxy S8 (AT&T 64GB Black)||$60 credit||$116 cash|
|Galaxy S7 Edge (Sprint 32GB Black)||$30 credit||$76 cash|
|Galaxy S7 (T-Mobile 32GB Black)||$20 credit||$57 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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