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T-Mobile wants to help you score cheaper smartphones – here’s how

Published Jan 26th, 2015 9:10AM EST
T-Mobile Score Plan

Looking to buy even cheaper smartphones? T-Mobile’s got you covered under the new Score! plan — yes, strangely enough the “Un-carrier” has a plan which you’ll have to pay every month to get cheaper access to some of the hottest smartphones in its stock. Fortunately, the plan only costs $5/month, and it’s still less expensive than paying full price for your next smartphone.

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The longer you stay on Score, the better the smartphone deals you can expect, even if you’re on prepaid T-Mobile service.

After six months of payments — a total of $30 — you’re guaranteed an upgrade “at no additional cost to an entry-level 4G smartphone.” After 12 months, users get exclusive discounted pricing on every phone in T-Mobile’s lineup that’ll be bigger than the $60 paid for Score during a year.

For example, the Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2, priced at $79.20 is available free of charge after six months Score payments. After 12 months, subscribers will pay $499 for the 32GB Nexus 6 (instead of $649.99), $510 for the Galaxy S5 (instead of $609.60) and $599 for the Galaxy Note 4 (instead of $749.76).

Presumably, by this time next year, the deal will also be available on the “hottest smartphones” that will be launched during the following year. However, prepaid customers might not have access to the same devices as postpaid customers, though discounts on included handsets appear to be equally interesting.

The iPhone is not included, at least for now, in the Score offer.

More details about T-Mobile’s new mobile move are available at the source link.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.