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T-Mobile, one of the largest network carriers in the US, has recently been in the news for reasons that are likely to upset many of its users. Just last month, we learned about a price hike from the carrier. Last week, T-Mobile temporarily removed Google Authenticator support.

Now, in another disappointing decision for the users, T-Mobile is planning to prevent users from paying off their device installment plans (EIP) early, as by doing so, they'll end up losing their remaining bill credits.



T-Mobile Doesn't Want You To Pay Off Your Device Installment Plans Early


T-Mobile, as a way to attract users, has been offering a promotional 24-month bill credits program on some devices for a long time. Based on the offer, users are eligible to receive up to 100% of their monthly Equipment Installment Payment or EIP back as bill credits, making the device effectively free if one stays with the carrier for 24 months.

Currently, one can pay off their EIP early while still receiving bill credits for the entire 24-month period, allowing them to free their credit line and start a new EIP, while still benefiting from the offer. Unfortunately, this is about to change soon


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The folks at The Mobile Report have gotten access to a document from T-Mobile, revealing that the carrier will link the EIPs to bill credits (officially called Recurring Device Credits or RDCs) pretty soon. What this means is that users who pay off their EIP early will also stop receiving the remaining bill credits.

The document states that this new policy will be effective starting July 1 of this year for customers who bought their devices on or after that date. You don't need to worry if you've taken advantage of the promotion before the said date


Why is T-Mobile Bringing This Change?


This move is going to disappoint a lot of users, for sure. As to why T-Mobile is doing this, there's no clear answer yet. Customers will stick to their service for 24 months, regardless of whether they pay off their EIP early or not. There are a few possible explanations, though.

T-Mobile might want to limit users from purchasing devices through this promo, paying off early, and selling them while they continue receiving credits


Another reason could be related to T-Mobile's recent acquisition of Mint Mobile and Ultra Mobile. The deal required the carrier to commit to a new unlock policy, allowing users who have been activated on the T-Mobile network for over 60 days to unlock their devices. By linking EIP to monthly credits, it would limit users from buying and selling their devices or switching to another carrier.

Or, T-Mobile may simply want users to consider their Go5G Next plan, which is also mentioned in the leaked document and allows users to upgrade their device every year.

These are probable reasons, and T-Mobile has yet to officially announce the upcoming change. Its website still says that you’ll continue to receive the monthly bill credits even if you pay off your EIP early, so there's still time if you're thinking of purchasing a device through this promotion
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 1 month ago '04        #2
jholla31  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 1 month ago '17        #3
Ifeellikekobe  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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My bill is $240 month. T-mobile really caught me slipping. Im going back to a prepaid phone.
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 1 month ago '14        #4
breezeus313 
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 Ifeellikekobe said
My bill is $240 month. T-mobile really caught me slipping. Im going back to a prepaid phone.
I get my phone from the iPhone upgrade program and use visible service. Only pay $100
Phone include apple care
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 1 month ago '21        #5
Thtgiraffeneck 
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 Ifeellikekobe said
My bill is $240 month. T-mobile really caught me slipping. Im going back to a prepaid phone.
240? I got mobile and it's 280 for unlimited everything 4 lines 3 phones 14 pro max and 1 galaxy fold 5. If you paying 240 just for yourself they robbing you blind
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 1 month ago '14        #6
Swade009  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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This is what the other big 2 carriers do already…
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 1 month ago '09        #7
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x108 OP
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 Ifeellikekobe said
My bill is $240 month. T-mobile really caught me slipping. Im going back to a prepaid phone.

just find a phone on amazon instead of leasing it
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 1 month ago '06        #8
whammy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14
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I have family members that said T-Mobile already does this.
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 1 month ago '18        #9
BlackjesuS  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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It's a 2 year contract...so does it really matter in the end? Other than the slickdealing sim swapper
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 1 month ago '04        #10
Javon23  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x30
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All i care About is the day they take away my Sprint Discounted plan is the day I leave Tmobile
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 1 month ago '07        #11
KoolBreeze 
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 breezeus313 said
I get my phone from the iPhone upgrade program and use visible service. Only pay $100
Phone include apple care
Visible wireless? Been thinking bout switching from tmobile to there. 3 lines unlimited for $90 if im looking at it right. its pretty solid? and whats this iphone upgrade program?


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 1 month ago '14        #12
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 KoolBreeze said
Visible wireless? Been thinking bout switching from tmobile to there. 3 lines unlimited for $90 if im looking at it right. its pretty solid? and whats this iphone upgrade program?
It’s good, they use Verizon towers since they’re owned by Verizon. The annual iPhone upgrade is basically you buy the phone from apple, you get AppleCare with it but you’re basically paying for it. So depending on what phone it’s split the payments up for 24 months no interest and it’s unlocked
Also you can try visible for 15 days if you download the app
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 1 month ago '04        #13
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 Swade009 said
This is what the other big 2 carriers do already…
Came to say this…I’m legit thinking about switching the T-Mobile. I used to work for Verizon and I’ve had Verizon for 10+ years but lately the service has been trash. My Tmobile prepaid e-sim number has been service. Also, I don’t think Verizon or AT&T has a 24 month payment option, only 36 months. That’s a plus for T-Mobile.

 1 month ago '21        #14
Tlatoani  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Ifeellikekobe said
My bill is $240 month. T-mobile really caught me slipping. Im going back to a prepaid phone.
How?

My family plan of 4 is like $140.
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 1 month ago '22        #15
Mainman301  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Paying $9 a month overseas. Lol America be ripping people TF off
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 1 month ago '17        #16
Ifeellikekobe  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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 breezeus313 said
I get my phone from the iPhone upgrade program and use visible service. Only pay $100
Phone include apple care
 Tlatoani said
How?

My family plan of 4 is like $140.
Yep How? I just been paying. This sh1t about to get fixed real soon
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 1 month ago '16        #17
Picassowalters 
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 Ifeellikekobe said
My bill is $240 month. T-mobile really caught me slipping. Im going back to a prepaid phone.
That’s insane. I’m at $150 w/ unlimited everything, 2 phone lines and Apple Watch w/ service


Last edited by Picassowalters; 06-20-2024 at 09:24 PM..
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 1 month ago '08        #18
jtdatruth  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 KoolBreeze said
Visible wireless? Been thinking bout switching from tmobile to there. 3 lines unlimited for $90 if im looking at it right. its pretty solid? and whats this iphone upgrade program?
Just an fyi, Visible doesn't do family plans...single line only so each line needs its own email address. I'm locked in to Visible + for $35 a month though so it's been a great value.

 1 month ago '17        #19
Jdmficial 
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 Ifeellikekobe said
My bill is $240 month. T-mobile really caught me slipping. Im going back to a prepaid phone.
240 a month??? Y’all are out here paying this much monthly??!?!?


Bro I pay 30 dollars. It works PERFECT for me

 1 month ago '07        #20
tre0624  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 Ifeellikekobe said
My bill is $240 month. T-mobile really caught me slipping. Im going back to a prepaid phone.
What u got multiple items on your bill? Why the fu#k is it so much smh

 1 month ago '07        #21
tre0624  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 Picassowalters said
That’s insane. I’m at $150 w/ unlimited everything, 2 phone lines and Apple Watch w/ service
U ain't as bad as him but why the hell u got a apple watch with service lol. How often u out the house without your phone

 1 month ago '20        #22
UncleSpo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x41
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 4 weeks ago '16        #23
Picassowalters 
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 tre0624 said
U ain't as bad as him but why the hell u got a apple watch with service lol. How often u out the house without your phone
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 4 weeks ago '08        #24
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 Tlatoani said
How?

My family plan of 4 is like $140.
Word I got 4 lines for 100. Unlimited everything. Comes out to like 121 with taxes
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 4 weeks ago '04        #25
ualreddyknow187 
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Man if I didn’t work for Apple and get a discount i would be crying on Verizon. i got 5 lines and only pay 250 and that’s with me financing an iPad Pro m4.if I didn’t it would be twice that

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