• T-Mobile Introduces the OnePlus 6T: Only $249 after $300 Trade In




    Hey T-Mobile fans!

    Are you itching for your next Android upgrade? T-Mobile has you covered! T-Mobile today has introduced the long awaited OnePlus 6T for a great price of $549. Still not convinced? Well the Magenta carrier is sweetening the deal by offering $300 off with eligible trade in! A flagship phone for only $249? You read that right! Tell me more...

    This isn't "up to $300," but rather $300 off period by trading in one of the following:

    Apple: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
    Google: Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL
    LG: V30, V30+, G7, V20, G6
    Motorola: Z2 Force, Z2 Play, Nexus 6
    OnePlus: 6, 5T, 5, 3, 3T, X, 2, 1
    Samsung: Galaxy S8 series, Note 8, Galaxy S7 series, Galaxy S6 series, Note 5



    As a refresher, this thing is seriously packing the goods and rounding out the top are:

    6.41 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340×1080
    Snapdragon 845 processor
    8GB of RAM, and there’s
    Up to 256GB of built-in storage
    3700mAh battery
    16MP front facing camera / 20MP rear
    Android OS: PIE 9.0

    As a T-Mobile flagship it includes all the necessary LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 66, and 71 plus it supports gotta have geek features like 256 QAM, 4×4 MIMO, carrier aggregation, and License Assisted Access (LAA)

    The OnePlus 6T goes on sale at 3 a.m. PT on Thursday, Nov. 1, and will be available at T-Mobile stores and on T-Mobile.com. New York City residents can purchase the phone from T-Mo's Times Square store starting Monday at 5 p.m. ET.

    T-Mobile will sell the OnePlus 6T model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage.

    EIP Pricing: $0 down and $24.17 per month for 24 months on EIP.
    JOD Pricing: $28 down and $24 per month for 18 months with a $120 buyout.

    With eligible trade in at this price this phone is the one to beat and settling for another mid range phone would make no sense. Who's getting one?

    Still on the fence? Check out this awesome video:





    https://www.tmonews.com/2018/10/oneplus-6t-t-mobile-official-launch-price-specs/
    This article was originally published in forum thread: $300 off with Trade In: T-Mobile Introduces the OnePlus 6T started by @TheRealDanny View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. DRNewcomb's Avatar
      DRNewcomb -
      $300 trade-in for a OnePlus One is probably the best deal.
    1. @TheRealDanny's Avatar
      @TheRealDanny -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRNewcomb View Post
      $300 trade-in for a OnePlus One is probably the best deal.
      Definitely. If I was in the market for a new Android and was previously only considering a mid range device due to price I'd take this over any of the others.

      Flagship looks/features with the best LTE-A capabilities on my favorite network at a budget price.
    1. shilohcane's Avatar
      shilohcane -
      6 T review

      https://youtu.be/_6-XjSvbJsE
    1. cellphone-guy's Avatar
      cellphone-guy -
      I hope they offer this on Metro too.

      Sent from my Z982 using HoFo mobile app
    1. L33's Avatar
      L33 -
      Doubt they'd give you $300 for a One plus one.
    1. ilvla2's Avatar
      ilvla2 -
      Verizon will also support it by the end of the year, and it looks like U.S. Cellular might, too. Other than an in display fingerprint reader (whoopee), it really doesn't bring anything new or innovative to the table.
    1. macuser09's Avatar
      macuser09 -
      Quote Originally Posted by L33 View Post
      Doubt they'd give you $300 for a One plus one.
      It is on the T-Mobile page that they will give $300 for anything from a OnePlus One to the OnePlus 6. From the wording it does not sound like it even has to be a phone on an active line. If that is the case, one could buy a cheap phone from the list and trade that in toward the new phone. It is possible they are doing this to clear out some of the phones on the used market.
    1. @TheRealDanny's Avatar
      @TheRealDanny -
      Quote Originally Posted by macuser09 View Post
      It is on the T-Mobile page that they will give $300 for anything from a OnePlus One to the OnePlus 6. From the wording it does not sound like it even has to be a phone on an active line. If that is the case, one could buy a cheap phone from the list and trade that in toward the new phone. It is possible they are doing this to clear out some of the phones on the used market.
      Smart dude!

      Five years ago T-Mobile was offering a $300 promo when you trade in any Android phone and activate a new line. I remember back then people were going to Wal-Mart and buying cheap $19 Android phones and using those as trade-in's.
    1. macuser09's Avatar
      macuser09 -
      Quote Originally Posted by @TheRealDanny View Post
      Smart dude!

      Five years ago T-Mobile was offering a $300 promo when you trade in any Android phone and activate a new line. I remember back then people were going to Wal-Mart and buying cheap $19 Android phones and using those as trade-in's.
      I saw the V20 on Swappa for around $130. Not as good as $19 but still a decent benefit. If only they would take the LG G4 I would get rid of that thing before it decides to boot loop again.
    1. kizagjo's Avatar
      kizagjo -
      So, i was 14th in line for the phone at NYC yesterday.
      Just to clarify some points.
      - Yes you can trade in a 1+ 1. No, it doesn't have to be active, but it does have to work, and it can't be cracked.
      - T-Mo ONLY carries the 128gb in midnight black! ONE SKU.
      - T-Mo version is SINGLE SIM (not sure if the dual sim holder will work), and i heard the bootloader is locked.
      - Carrier Locked to T-Mo for 45 days.
      - Bloatware is on it, but consists of 2 T-Mo apps (can't remember which)
      - $300 is credit. Not sure how it's broken down monthly.

      I didn't get the phone, as i wanted the 256 version.
      I'm also Canadian, and they wanted an extra $40 if you wanted to buy the phone unlocked.
    1. Nardva's Avatar
      Nardva -
      What's the cheapest phone you can buy new or new for a trade in?

      Sent from my LGUS997 using HoFo mobile app
    1. Falcon_73's Avatar
      Falcon_73 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kizagjo View Post
      So, i was 14th in line for the phone at NYC yesterday.
      Just to clarify some points.
      Great. Thank you for this report. I'm planning on getting the phone, but will probably get online. My last few phones have had dual-SIM and I'm not giving that up. I have an Asus, so no upgrade credit for that anyway.

      What do I lose out on for buying online, being a TMo user? Just the credit?
    1. kizagjo's Avatar
      kizagjo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Falcon_73 View Post
      What do I lose out on for buying online, being a TMo user? Just the credit?
      yes. Esp if you have an older 1+ phone, this is a great deal to just 'trade up'.
      But if the other things matter to you, then i'd get it online.
    1. Falcon_73's Avatar
      Falcon_73 -
      I ordered it online this morning. Direct. I should get it by Tuesday. I look forward to giving it a spin. My current phone is severely hobbled by only 3GB of RAM. (Nokia 6.1)
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      Attachment 160329

      OnePlus has, in a forum post, clarified the differences between the T-Mobile-branded 6T and the unlocked version you can now buy direct from OnePlus.

      If, for whatever reason, you can't see the image above, the major differences are as follows:

      T-Mobile: mirror black
      Unlocked: midnight black, mirror black

      T-Mobile: 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage
      Unlocked: 6 GB + 128 GB, 8 GB + 128 GB / 256 GB

      T-Mobile: single SIM card slot (because carriers)
      Unlocked: dual SIM card slot

      T-Mobile: T-Mobile network only
      Unlocked: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon

      The T-Mobile version can be network-unlocked once the phone has been paid off in full and used on the network for 40 continuous days. Once the device is network-unlocked then the bootloader will then be unlockable as well. The chart actually shows an error in its bottom-right cell: I'm fairly certain that phones purchased direct from OnePlus have bootloaders that are also unlockable rather than unlocked—the latter would be a pretty big security risk to those who don't understand what any of this means.

      Finally, there are two additional hardware features that you'll find on the company's previous OnePlus 6 but not on either version of the 6T—one is the headphone jack, the other is the notification LED. Never settle!

      Source: OnePlus Forums via XDA
    1. crazyhick's Avatar
      crazyhick -
      Ordered mine today. I have been waiting for the right Dual Sim phone to switch from running iCrap with digits.

      If all goes well, I will be selling my old 8plus at the end of next week.

      One of my co-workers runs a OnePlus 6 with AT&T and prepaid T-Mobile and loves it. I will be running it with work- AT&T and Home- post paid T-Mobile in a band 71 area.
    1. yomuppet's Avatar
      yomuppet -
      Let's say you don't have an old phone around to trade, and you live in a state with sales tax, your costs is going to be $579 + $49 tax + $100 to buy an old phone -$300 trade-in credits over 24 months = $428. That's not a great price, in my opinion, compared to things like the LG G6 for $350+tax direct from t-mobile with no trade-in BS. And it probably has a better camera. Sure, the OP6T has a better/newer processor and more RAM, but this trade-in seems like a lot of hassle to not save much money. If you do it via phone they're going to charge you $30+ for the SIM/upgrade fees, which they're pretty stickly about nowadays. I don't know what the store charges, but I read something about it being $10 less, so $20+ ish.

      If you have an old phone on the list hanging around already, it seems like a deal, since you'll get more than you'd otherwise if you sold it directly. If you're planning to buy a phone to trade-in, though, not as good of a deal as it seems like on the surface.
    1. crazyhick's Avatar
      crazyhick -
      the tmo version is not worth it to me. I looked at it today and decided to order the dual sim 256g version online. Now I have to wait. At least if it works for me, when I sell my iCrap 8plus I will get more than what I paid for the OP6T
    1. Falcon_73's Avatar
      Falcon_73 -
      Dual-SIM all the way. My last few phones have all been dual-SIM and I can't imagine going back to single SIM. That's the main reason I ordered my 6T from the OP store.

      It seems the norm outside of NA to have dual-SIM. Why is even the "Un-Carrier" afraid of it here, since they are the best?
    1. cyberstoic's Avatar
      cyberstoic -
      Quote Originally Posted by acurrie View Post
      Attachment 160329

      OnePlus has, in a forum post, clarified the differences between the T-Mobile-branded 6T and the unlocked version you can now buy direct from OnePlus.

      If, for whatever reason, you can't see the image above, the major differences are as follows:

      T-Mobile: mirror black
      Unlocked: midnight black, mirror black

      T-Mobile: 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage
      Unlocked: 6 GB + 128 GB, 8 GB + 128 GB / 256 GB

      T-Mobile: single SIM card slot (because carriers)
      Unlocked: dual SIM card slot

      T-Mobile: T-Mobile network only
      Unlocked: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon

      The T-Mobile version can be network-unlocked once the phone has been paid off in full and used on the network for 40 continuous days. Once the device is network-unlocked then the bootloader will then be unlockable as well. The chart actually shows an error in its bottom-right cell: I'm fairly certain that phones purchased direct from OnePlus have bootloaders that are also unlockable rather than unlocked—the latter would be a pretty big security risk to those who don't understand what any of this means.

      Finally, there are two additional hardware features that you'll find on the company's previous OnePlus 6 but not on either version of the 6T—one is the headphone jack, the other is the notification LED. Never settle!

      Source: OnePlus Forums via XDA
      The one thing that should be noted, is that we don't know for sure that once the device is carrier unlocked that the bootloader will be unlockable. I think I will wait 40 days until those that bought them attempt the unlock and see if the bootloader is indeed unlocked. Otherwise I will get the unlocked one from OnePlus