T-Mobile USA now lets you trade-in old handsets

By Gary Johnson - May 18, 2011

Many of us when we get a new cell phone just chuck the old one it replaced in a draw and forget about it. Now there is another option as T-Mobile USA lets you trade-in old handsets for a nice shiny new one.

The company has just announced its new Trade-in Program where consumers can take their unwanted handsets to T-Mobile stores, and then swap them for credits towards a new handset. According to an article by Todd Haselton of BGR, customers can get up to $300 off the price of a new phone.

The old cell phones do need to be working with an undamaged display, and be free from water damage or corrosion. To take advantage of the trade-in offer just head off to your nearest T-Mobile store where you can get a quote for you handset from a representative.

Your handset is then mailed off and you will receive a check from a T-Mobile partner, The Wireless Source. A website has been set up where you can get an instant quote for your handset; it currently offers $250 for a fully functional 16GB iPhone 4.

It is not currently known how long you have to wait for the check to arrive after sending off your old handset.

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