Mobile Will Pay Off Your Verizon Google Pixel, If You Switch

T-Mobile likely has some other announcements that will be aimed at bringing customers to their network, as it is currently the fastest growing wireless carrier right now, adding over a million customers each quarter for almost three years now.

Switchers must first pay off their phones and receive T-Mobile's payoff in the form of a digital prepaid MasterCard that typically arrives within 15 days, the carrier said. Verizon lost 289,000 net postpaid phone users in the first quarter, as it was slow to respond to unlimited-data offerings from T-Mobile and Sprint, while T-Mobile maintained its remarkable momentum by adding 798,000 postpaid phone customers.

If you have one of those phones, T-Mobile will pay off what you owe - "whether you owe $1 or $1000" - and let you keep it, which it turn allows you to use it on T-Mobile's network after the switch. In a video that was released today, T-Mobile's Legere points out that ever since Verizon started offering unlimited service, its network speed has declined by 14%. Verizon topped T-Mobile when we tested LTE speeds, though T-Mobile claims Verizon's network is slowing after Big Red launched unlimited data plans a year ago. "It's no surprise a full 75 percent of people say they wish they could keep their phone if they switched carriers".

T-Mobile on Wednesday also announced that customers with at least two T-Mobile One voice lines can get two additional lines for the price of one. Eligible phones include the iPhone SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7 and 7 Plus models, but not the 6. The latest is aimed at Verizon customers, particularly those who own a Google Pixel or Pixel XL. The #GetOutOfTheRed campaign was launched with this announcement and will be available to customers across the country for a "limited time", starting May 31. As with the Verizon deal, no trade-in of the old phone is required for AT&T and Sprint customers. This makes the switching process especially easy. With Verizon's "Big Red" nickname in mind, the nation's third largest carrier is helping you #GetOutoftheRed. T-Mobile has said that it's going to cover the cost of the device for all Verizon customers who switch to its network.

For all customers, T-Mobile also announced that it is upping its prioritization threshold to 32GB, instead of 30GB.

  • Carolyn Briggs