Phone upgrade cheaper through Apple than T-Mobile?

  • 15 September 2021
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I am eligible for an upgrade for my phone, so I’ve been looking into getting a 64GB iPhone 12.  I am on my wife’s family plan, and am not authorized to make changes to her account.  

On the T-Mobile website, the cost of the phone I want is $830.  However, on the Apple website, the cost is $649.  This includes the option to trade in my iPhone 7.  

I can’t understand why it would be so much cheaper to go through Apple.  T-Mobile are basically asking me not to buy my new phone through them.  Is there something I’m missing?  If I buy the 12 from Apple, will I be able to move it over to my T-Mobile plan?  

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