Apr 25 AT 7:34 AM Nick Gray 20 Comments

HTC One S now available from T-Mobile, trade-in a smartphone and get $100 back


The T-Mobile HTC One S is now available T-Mobile. If you’re looking to save a little cash, trade-in an old smartphone and T-Mobile will give you a guaranteed $100 when you purchase the HTC One S (or any other 4G phone). If you bring in an iPhone, T-Mobile will double the offer and reward you with a guaranteed $200. If T-Mobile deems your trade-in is worth more, they will reimburse you accordingly.

Qualifying smartphones include any Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone, or Symbian 9.0+ device and customers will be required to sign up for a new two year contract which is subject to a $300 early termination fee. Unfortunately, the cash back offer isn’t immediate. To receive your “cash” you must mail in the trade-in handset, trade-in voucher, and proof of purchase. Once all your paper work is processed, T-Mobile will mail you a pre-paid debit card within 60 days.

If you’re looking to buy a new phone or had plans to pick up the HTC One S today, T-Mobile’s Magenta Deal Days is a great way to save some extra cash. Anyone trading in an iPhone for the HTC One S will essentially get the phone for free after the $50 mail-in rebate and trade-in reimbursement are processed.

Are any of you planning on purchasing the HTC One S? Will you take advantage of the Magenta Deal Days offer or will you try to recuperate a little more cash by listing your phone on CraigsList or eBay?

Before you head down to your local T-Mobile store, check out our HTC One S review to see if it is the right phone for you.

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Spring Cleaning Can Pay Off at T-Mobile When Customers Purge Their Old Phone and Step Up To a New Smartphone Running on America’s Largest 4G Networkâ„¢

From April 25 to May 8, T-Mobile’s “Magenta Deal Days” is back, offering customers a $50—$200 guaranteed credit when trading in an old cellphone for a super-fast 4G smartphone

BELLEVUE, Wash. – April 24, 2012 – Cleaning out your tech closet to trade in an old phone for a trade up to a super-fast 4G smartphone has never been easier or more affordable than during T-Mobile’s new “Magenta Deal Days” promotion. Customers have the opportunity to receive a guaranteed trade-in value of $50—$200 when they exchange their old working phone and upgrade to a new, super-fast T-Mobile 4G smartphone. The two-week sale will take place from Wednesday, April 25, through Tuesday, May 8.

The “Magenta Deal Days” trade-in offer allows customers to receive a guaranteed value toward any           T-Mobile 4G smartphone, including the Samsung Galaxy Sâ„¢ II, the HTC Radar â„¢ 4G and the hot new HTC Oneâ„¢ S powered by Android4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich) and equipped with a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED screen, an 8-megapixel camera with “Pure Capture,” DLNA and Beats Audioâ„¢ integration.1

“T-Mobile continues to make getting a great 4G smartphone easy with our latest ‘Magenta Deal Days’ promotion,” said John Clelland, senior vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “No matter how old their phone, and even if it’s valued less, T-Mobile will offer customers a guaranteed minimum trade-in value so they can get rid of those old devices gathering dust and move up to a newer, faster T-Mobile 4G smartphone.”

In partnership with The Wireless Source Inc. (TWS), a leader in consumer electronics collection programs, a trained T-Mobile representative will determine the guaranteed trade-in value of each device and a rebate card for the quoted amount will be given to the customer via a mail-in rebate process. Customers have the ability to check the guaranteed value of their device before going to a T-Mobile retail store by snapping the below QR code or going to http://m.t-mobile.com/4Gtrade to find out how much they will receive for the trade-in. In-store, customers receive a voucher, pre-paid shipping label and bubble pack mailer and simply ship the old phone to TWS at their convenience. They will then be sent a rebate card from TWS in the amount of the quote once the device is received in good working condition.2

New customers will be eligible for this deal when they trade in their old smartphone and sign up for a qualifying T-Mobile Classic or Value plan with a two-year agreement. Existing customers also can take advantage of this offer if they are eligible for an early upgrade, meaning 18 months or more on their current contract.

The following is a list of the guaranteed trade-in value T-Mobile will offer for old devices:

Device Platform Guaranteed Trade-In Value3
iPhone (iOS) $200.00
Android, Blackberry, Windows, Symbian 9.0+ OS $100.00
Any Other Phone $50.00

In addition to the Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Radar  4G and HTC One S, other new smartphones customers can trade-up to as part of the “Magenta Deal Days” trade-in offer include the following:

  •        Nokia Lumia 710
  •        Samsung Exhibitâ„¢ II 4G
  •        Samsung Galaxy S® Blazeâ„¢ 4G
  •        T-Mobile myTouch® 4G Slide
  •        T-Mobile myTouch® Q
  •        T-Mobile myTouch® T
  •        BlackBerry® Boldâ„¢ 9900 4G
  •        LG® DoublePlayâ„¢
  •        HTC Amazeâ„¢ 4G
  •        HTC Sensationâ„¢ 4G

The “Magenta Deal Days” promotion will be available at participating T-Mobile retail stores nationwide. For more information about T-Mobile’s products, services and the “Magenta Deal Days” promotion, visit http://t-mo.co/HkPh9J.

1 For the complete Beats Audio experience, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones required, may be sold separately.

2 Devices must meet minimum criteria (i.e., being fully functional, having an intact and working display and being free of liquid damage or corrosion).

3 Customers will receive a minimum of $200, $100 or $50 when they trade-in any working device to purchase a 4G smartphone. Customers who trade in a device that is valued at more than the minimum will receive the full value of their device. Customers who trade in a device that is worth less than the corresponding amounts above will receive the guaranteed minimum for their trade-in, provided the device meets the criteria specified above. Only one device can be traded in per subscription line.

Via: TmoNews

Source: T-Mobile

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • thekaz

    Holy crap. HTC One and $100 back… why can’t Verizon compete with this?

    • Omgee mobile

      Because $100 dollars mailed and a 6-8 week mailed rebate isn’t really that much of a deal. I’m waiting until the announcements at Unboxed before I decide if I’m getting the One S. This deal goes on until the 8th of May.

  • MrMrMan

    Verizon has better phones.

  • OutofPlace

    No way I would take this deal and trade my G2X for $100. I could get way more than that on Craigslist. I think I have an old BlackBerry propping open a door somewhere in the house though…

  • Nathan D.

    Cool deal let see if I can make a friend bite this deal :-)

  • ZzX44

    Why are they giving 2x the amount for fruitphones?

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      Because most people trading in a fruitphone will be coming from another service provider.

  • Vance

    Posting from my brand new One S! Finally! I worked on the tmo store manager for a while but got $50 off in store, waived activation, $50 off first bill, $50 MIR, $100 trade in for my HTC Desire, plus a free external 1950 mAh battery pack… Just in case :)

    • professandobey

      Good job! Dave Ramsey would be proud.

  • Everseeker

    What you work him over with… a Tire Iron?
    That sounds like a good deal…

    • Vance

      I think it was a little bit easier to negotiate because there are 3 t-mobile stores in a 7 mile radius (not counting Walmart and Costco) and it was a new activation, not just an upgrade. Anybody on here should be able to get the same thing!

  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

    $100 for my old, unused G1? Hm… any documentation on smartphone limitations?

    • Vance

      Go to their website and click on the get a quote section to find out for sure how much you’d get.

      • Jesse

        Just found out that they’ll give $100 for my old Dash (HTC S620, “Excalibur”). So, apparently Windows Phone includes the old Windows Mobile handsets.

        • Jesse

          Though, it’s not very likely I’ll sign up for another contract. I’d rather buy outright and go prepaid. Got to see if I can do the $30 Monthly4G 100 minutes + unlimited text and data with a microsim.

      • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

        Lame. Only $10 for my fully-functional excellent condition G1 :( Curse you misleading advertising!

        • Jota169

          Did you use the promo code in the flyer? With the promo code it is guaranteed that they will give you $100, with out that promo code they will give you the $10 you saw.

          • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

            I did not… Nice catch. I can’t read.

  • NotBadADeal

    Traded in my IPhone 3G 8gb for $200 not bad eh?

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