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 09/14/2021).
|iPhone XS Max (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$228 credit||$347|
|iPhone XS (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$158 credit||$252|
|iPhone XR (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$136 credit||$247|
|iPhone X (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$134 credit||$235|
|iPhone 8 Plus (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$85 credit||$200|
|iPhone 8 (ATT 64GB Gray)||$75 credit||$120|
|iPhone 7 Plus (Sprint 32GB Black)||$35 credit||$102|
|iPhone 7 (T-Mobile 32GB Black)||$32 credit||$51|
|Galaxy S9 Plus (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$30 credit||$129|
|Galaxy S9 (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$30 credit||$92|
|Galaxy Note 8 (Verizon 32GB Gray)||N/A||$110|
|Galaxy S8 Plus (Verizon 64GB Black)||$15 credit||$95|
|Galaxy S8 (AT&T 64GB Black)||$15 credit||$55|
|Galaxy S7 Edge (Sprint 32GB Black)||$5 credit||$30|
|Galaxy S7 (Verizon 32GB Black)||$5 credit||$25|
|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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