T-Mobile’s JUMP! On Demand is the name given to their handset leasing plan, which typically lasts for 18-months and allows customers to upgrade up to three times a year. We write ‘allowed’ because T-Mobile has just improved JUMP! On Demand to allow upgrades every thirty days.
Customers will soon be able to conceivably swap their device more than twelve times a year. To some people this feels like hard work, to others this sounds like the ideal opportunity to explore many different smartphones and constantly have the latest device, trends and features.
Currently, T-Mobile’s handsets available on JUMP! On Demand are either high-end flagships or part of an entry-level line – introduced along with the T-Mobile REVVL. At the time of writing this piece, this means that both the current Apple iPhone 7 family and the previous iPhone 6S family, LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the Moto Z2 Force Edition, and the LG Stylo 3 Plus are eligible. We’d expect new handsets such as the LG V30, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple iPhone 8 family to be available on JUMP! On Demand later in the year.
As this is a leasing plan and customers are responsible for any damage with the device, America’s third largest national carrier recommends customers use an insurance product to keep their device safe. Earlier in the year, T-Mobile introduced their Premium Device Protection Plan support and insurance product, but of course there are alternatives available. Insurance means that should you crack the display of your $1,000 flagship, it is repaired without you having to pay for it yourself out-of-pocket. An unfortunate side effect of the ever-rising prices of flagship devices is that the cost of repairs also tends to rise, but T-Mobile’s inexpensive REVVL is one way to counter this.