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So long as you stay with T-Mobile for the remainder of that financing term (which you probably plan to in order to get the 0 discount we discussed above), you should still be able to continue getting those credits even if you trade in the phone to Apple.
This method also gets you into T-Mobile’s “Forever Upgrade” program that guarantees that your new Pro Max will be worth at least 0 in two years, should you want to trade it into the carrier then.
For the first 0, Apple will either give that to you as an instant credit if you choose to pay for the phone in monthly installments or as a credit after you trade in the 12 Pro Max. Once Apple’s part of the deal is set, you’ll receive a promo code to enter on T-Mobile’s website to receive the remaining 0 as bill credits dished out over the course of 24 months (a little less than per month).
Eli Blumenthal contributed to this story.
The credits are being given regardless of the storage capacity of your iPhone 12 Pro Max, so if you purchased the 128GB version last year at ,099, you might be able to trade up to the 256GB version of the 13 Pro Max and pay for part of the phone’s taxes.
You also need to either be interested in switching to T-Mobile or already be a current T-Mobile customer, and you would like to sign up for (or agree to keep) their Magenta Max plan — which includes perks like the HD-tier of Netflix and 4K video streaming while on a cellular connection.
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