T-Mobile wants to buy your old phone, regardless of who made it

Summary:Via the company's new trade-in program, customers can give T-Mobile their old phones in exchange for money, and hopefully a T-Mobile phone.

Tired of that iPhone? Give it to T-Mobile.

Via the company's new trade-in program, customers can give T-Mobile their old phones in exchange for money. T-Mobile will pay up to $300 for your device, though we're not sure what phone will net you a buy back price that high.

The program's guidelines are pretty generous.  T-Mobile only requires that traded-in phones have "an intact and working display, and being free of liquid damage or corrosion."

But what's particularly interesting about T-Mobile's program is that the company will buy back devices that aren't even available on its network. A 32 GB version of the iPhone 3GS, for example, can net you as much as $170.

Of course, T-Mobile's buyback program isn't driven by an insatiable desire for your old phone, but rather, to put it simply, you. The company hopes that, in the process of getting rid of your dinky old device that you will be compelled to pick up one of their flashy new ones. Will it work? Probably.

Topics: Mobility, Telcos

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Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

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