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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 07/20/2022).

iPhone SE 3 64GB Verizon$175$178
iPhone 13 128GB Verizon$400$522
iPhone 12 128GB Unlocked$310$432
iPhone SE 2 64GB AT&T$80$121
iPhone 11 64GB Sprint$175$218
iPhone XS Max 64GB Verizon$175$258
iPhone XS 64GB Verizon$110$178
iPhone XR 64GB Verizon$110$166
iPhone X 64GB Verizon$100$174
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Verizon$75$162
iPhone 8 64GB AT&T$60$87
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Sprint$35$63
iPhone 7 32GB T-Mobile$30$30
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 128GB AT&T$285$260
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 256GB Verizon$375$562
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 128GB Verizon$500$540
Samsung Galaxy S22+ 128GB T-Mobile$445$375
Samsung Galaxy S22 128GB AT&T$350$305
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip2 T-Mobile$140$200
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 AT&T$350$508
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 512GB Verizon$420$555
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 128GB AT&T$330$353
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G 128GB Verizon$275$261
Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G AT&T$260$355
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G Unlocked$140$260
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus 5G Sprint$225$242
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G T-Mobile$185$200
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Plus 5G 512GB Verizon$155$295
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Plus 256GB Sprint$135$194
Samsung Galaxy S10 AT&T 128GB Unlocked$85$126
Galaxy S9 Plus 64GB Verizon$30$88
Galaxy S9 64GB Verizon$30$77
Galaxy Note 8 64GB Verizon$30$80
Galaxy S8 Plus 64GB Verizon$15$77
Galaxy S8 64GB AT&T$15$51
Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB Sprint$0$31
Galaxy S7 32GB Verizon$0$25
Find Current Trade In Prices for Smart Phones @ Flipsy

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 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:

  1. Browse for your phone and select it
  2. T-Mobile will present you with an offer; accept it, and they’ll generate a free, printable prepaid shipping label
  3. 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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