Jul 10 AT 8:22 PM Dima Aryeh 20 Comments

T-Mobile is giving away 730 Galaxy S4s to celebrate the announcement of JUMP

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Two year contracts have been a staple of the major carriers here in the US, but with T-Mobile’s recent un-carrier efforts, their contracts are a thing of the past. And as AT&T and Verizon lengthen their upgrade times from 20 months to 24, T-Mobile is busy unrolling Un-carrier 2.0, which includes their new JUMP program.

JUMP is a service that you pay $10 a month for, and 6 months after signing up, you can upgrade again to any phone you like. You hand in your old phone and stop paying for the payment plan on it entirely. Then, you can upgrade in the same way twice a year, whenever you want. That fee also includes theft, loss, and damage insurance, so you’re protected from damaging, losing, and not liking your phone.

Part of the reason they introduced this is because they say two years is too long to wait. CEO John Legere went on about how ridiculous it is, and we agree. Now they’re starting a social media campaign called #Hate2Wait, which allows people to tell T-Mobile why they hate to wait for their two year contracts to expire. And the best part about this campaign is that they’re giving away some devices. Samsung Galaxy S4′s to be exact, and a whopping 730 of them. One for every day you wait in a two year contract.

To win one, you’ll have to tell your story of why you think two years is too long to wait for an upgrade on Facebook or Twitter/Instagram/Vine, mentioning T-Mobile along the way. You’ll need to use the hashtag #Hate2Wait and use any media you like, whether it’s text, photos, or videos. You could win a Galaxy S4, or if you’re the first prize winner, you’ll get the phone, a year of service, and have your story featured in a national ad campaign by T-Mobile.

You should definitely enter and tell T-Mobile why you hate to wait. Hit the source link to check out the rules and to submit your story. And hey, tell us too! We’d love to know. Why do you think two year contracts are simply too long?

Source: T-Mobile

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • redraider133

    Tmo is pulling no punches. I like what they are doing and hope they can really put some pressure on the big two.

    • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

      I think that they have a chance as long as they put this much effort into building out their network.

  • Klaus Pabst

    I never was happier with a carrier!

  • surg3d

    Way to go tmo! Shake things up!

  • jamal adam

    T-Mo is on a roll.

  • sly

    I wonder if TMO would get upset if I tell them I #Hate2Wait for their LTE? No, j/k I love you, TMO! (but seriously, hurry up with the LTE rollout) :)

  • MC_Android

    2 years is too long? Damn, you Americans have it easy. Still 3 year contracts here in oligopolistic market that is Canada…

    • epps720

      3 years should be considered cruel and unusual punishment

    • Jorge Eslava

      ‘Merica!

  • scubabum

    I hope other carriers will follow T-Mobile footsteps.
    Way to go, T-Mobile.

  • Richard Yarrell

    No question leaving VERIZON was the BEST THING i ever did. This ride on tmobile has been wonderful this past year. The Galaxy Note 3 in October will be my third line of service. Today nothing beats Tmobile

    • Mike

      Definitely hear you on leaving Verizon. Will be leaving Verizon for a local Mom/Pop company that has been in business for 60+ years and wireless for 23 and utilizes the T-Mobile network for their nationwide or roaming network.

      I see you have made some enemies that have nothing better to do than give your comments a thumbs down.

  • alean

    I’m glad I left Verizon !!! Their not as reliable as they claim !!! I’m happy with T-Mobile !!!!!!!!!!¡

  • donger

    Free phone!

  • Jmburks42

    I think more than a year to have to keep a phone is too long because technology changes so quickly these days. 4k displays and multiprocessor chips coming out next year. If I wait 2 years I’ll be behind on the current tech.

  • Andrew Asproulis

    #Hate2Wait

    Waiting 2 years in a contract? Hmmm..well that’s synonymous with putting your life, family, and friends on hold along with your 2 year contract. Jobs, employment, and your life all move with rapid changes in technology.

  • lara paulosky

    i always get the hand me downs phones from my twin sister. waile she gets a new phones all the time. i always ak my dad for a upgradge and he always tells me no evean when i tellhim i will be paying for the phone my self.

  • Brianna J.

    #Hate2Wait I have been with T-Mobile for 4 years now.The jump plan is the best idea I have ever heard of.This is a great company I just think existing loyal customers should be rewarded more often.

  • Leroy L. Valdez

    2 years? Does technology wait for 2 years? If technology waited 2 years where would we be? A person can get the latest, newest phone today and within a year it is obsolete. When you have to wait to upgrade your phone you fall behind. Waiting for 2 years is waiting too long.

  • melissa ghoisington

    til I saw the receipt 4 $7473, I have faith that my neighbours mother had been truly receiving money in there spare time on their apple laptop.. there uncles cousin had bean doing this for less than nineteen months and recently paid for the debts on their villa and purchased a new Porsche 911. this is where I went, http://www.Kep2.cℴℳ

  1. Tmo is pulling no punches. I like what they are doing and hope they can really put some pressure on the big two.

  2. Klaus PabstGuest 2 years ago

    I never was happier with a carrier!

  3. Way to go tmo! Shake things up!

  4. T-Mo is on a roll.

  5. I wonder if TMO would get upset if I tell them I #Hate2Wait for their LTE? No, j/k I love you, TMO! (but seriously, hurry up with the LTE rollout) :)

  6. 2 years is too long? Damn, you Americans have it easy. Still 3 year contracts here in oligopolistic market that is Canada…

  7. I hope other carriers will follow T-Mobile footsteps.
    Way to go, T-Mobile.

  8. No question leaving VERIZON was the BEST THING i ever did. This ride on tmobile has been wonderful this past year. The Galaxy Note 3 in October will be my third line of service. Today nothing beats Tmobile

    • MikeGuest 2 years ago

      Definitely hear you on leaving Verizon. Will be leaving Verizon for a local Mom/Pop company that has been in business for 60+ years and wireless for 23 and utilizes the T-Mobile network for their nationwide or roaming network.

      I see you have made some enemies that have nothing better to do than give your comments a thumbs down.

  9. aleanGuest 2 years ago

    I’m glad I left Verizon !!! Their not as reliable as they claim !!! I’m happy with T-Mobile !!!!!!!!!!¡

  10. Free phone!

  11. I think more than a year to have to keep a phone is too long because technology changes so quickly these days. 4k displays and multiprocessor chips coming out next year. If I wait 2 years I’ll be behind on the current tech.

  12. Andrew AsproulisGuest 2 years ago

    #Hate2Wait

    Waiting 2 years in a contract? Hmmm..well that’s synonymous with putting your life, family, and friends on hold along with your 2 year contract. Jobs, employment, and your life all move with rapid changes in technology.

  13. lara pauloskyGuest 2 years ago

    i always get the hand me downs phones from my twin sister. waile she gets a new phones all the time. i always ak my dad for a upgradge and he always tells me no evean when i tellhim i will be paying for the phone my self.

  14. Brianna J.Guest 2 years ago

    #Hate2Wait I have been with T-Mobile for 4 years now.The jump plan is the best idea I have ever heard of.This is a great company I just think existing loyal customers should be rewarded more often.

  15. Leroy L. ValdezGuest 2 years ago

    2 years? Does technology wait for 2 years? If technology waited 2 years where would we be? A person can get the latest, newest phone today and within a year it is obsolete. When you have to wait to upgrade your phone you fall behind. Waiting for 2 years is waiting too long.

  16. melissa ghoisingtonGuest 2 years ago

    til I saw the receipt 4 $7473, I have faith that my neighbours mother had been truly receiving money in there spare time on their apple laptop.. there uncles cousin had bean doing this for less than nineteen months and recently paid for the debts on their villa and purchased a new Porsche 911. this is where I went, http://www.Kep2.cℴℳ