Customers would get store credits for Apple products, while manufacturer Foxconn would resell the iPhones after fixing them up.
iPhone fans, you can still take advantage of carriers' hot deals, but see the new devices in person to ensure you're getting the right one, says CNET's Marguerite Reardon in this edition of Ask Maggie.
Will the new policy convince more owners of non-iPhone devices to jump ship to Apple?
Good until March 8, the deal lets you trade in an older Surface tablet toward the purchase of a new Surface Pro 3.
The carrier's new family plan model rewards customers who band together and guarantees at least $15 trade-in value for any phone.
The carrier will also offer up to $350 per line to T-Mo subscribers to cover costs related to switching networks.
Like the carriers and other retailers, Target will offer the new iPhone for preorder on September 12 -- a week before it officially goes on sale.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon touts T-Mobile's new no-contract plans for iPhone users jumping ship from other carriers, and offers advice on which trade-in program to use.
Customers can trade in their existing iPhones (or other smartphones) for a better monthly rate.
"I wouldn't rule it out," John Legere says about emulating Sprint's leasing model, but adds that there are no plans to roll one out in the near future.