In the market for a phone that won’t break the bank? T-Mobile’s new, budget-friendly Revvl phone is just $5 a month.
The Alcatel slab runs Android Nougat and has a 5.5-inch HD screen, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5MP shooter on the front, a quad-core 1.5GHz Mediatek processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable to 128GB), a 3,000 mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor. It goes on sale tomorrow for $0 down and $5 a month with T-Mobile’s “Jump! On Demand” plan, or $125 in total.
“Not everyone walks into a T-Mobile store and wants the latest flagship,” T-Mobile Chief Operating Officer Mike Sievert wrote in a blog post. “Many of our customers are looking for ways to keep up with the Joneses—in terms of features—without needing to keep up with the Kardashians—in terms of how much they spend.”
A flagship like the Galaxy S8 will set you back $0 down and $33 per month on a Jump plan; the S8+ is $130 upfront and $30 per month. The iPhone 7 runs about $26 per month.
Rumors about the Revvl have been circulating for a few months; reliable leaker Evan Blass just yesterday posted photos of the phone and its packaging on Twitter. Now it’s official.
T-Mobile Revvl in the wild, with retail package pic.twitter.com/UHpWTgUkyL
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 8, 2017
T-Mobile is also making some changes to its Jump! On Demand program, which lets you switch to a new phone up to thre times a year and pay nothing for the upgrade as long as you trade in an eligible handset. Starting tomorrow, customers will be able to purchase budget smartphones from big brands—like the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime, LH K20 Plus, LG Aristo, or ZTE ZMax Pro—on Jump! On Demand for $0 down and just $7 to $8 a month.