OnePlus 6T launches today, T-Mobile offering $300 off trade-in deal

By | 1st November 2018
OnePlus 6T Mirror Black Midnight Black

The OnePlus 6T is here.

OnePlus's new Android flagship officially launched today, and for the first time, it's available from a U.S. carrier in addition to being sold by OnePlus. You can buy the OnePlus 6T from T-Mobile with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $0 down and $24.17 per month for 24 months, or $580 full retail. T-Mo is selling the Mirror Black version of the OP6T.

If you buy from OnePlus, you can get a OnePlus 6T with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $549, an 8GB/128GB model for $579, or an 8GB/256GB version for $629. Also of note is that OnePlus is offering two colors for its device: a glossy Mirro Black finish and a matte Midnight Black model.

While T-Mobile may not have quite as many versions of the OnePlus 6T, it does have a trade-in deal. If you buy the OnePlus 6T on a monthly Equipment Installment Plan and trade-in an eligible device, you can get $300 off in the form of 24 monthly bill credits. The devices that are eligible for trade-in are:

  • Google Pixel: XL, 2, 2XL
  • iPhone: 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus.
  • LG: V30, V30+, V20, G7, G6
  • Motorola: Z2 Force
  • Nexus 6
  • One Plus: 6, 5T, 5, 3, 3T, X, 2, 1
  • Samsung: GS8, GS8+, GS7, GS7+, GS6, GS6+, Note8, Note5

Finally, it's worth mentioning that there are some differences between the T-Mobile and OnePlus versions of the OnePlus 6T. The T-Mobile model only has one SIM slot while the OnePlus version has two, for example, and the T-Mo model also comes preloaded with two additional apps: T-Mobile to help you access your account and a Device Unlock app.

OnePlus 6T T-Mobile OnePlus differences

The T-Mobile OnePlus 6T is also network locked to T-Mo, but you can request to get it unlocked after it's paid in full and has been on the T-Mobile network for 40 consecutive days. The bootloader on the T-Mobile OnePlus 6T is locked out of the box, too, but is unlockable after the phone is no longer network locked to T-Mobile.

OnePlus says that software updates may be slightly delayed for the T-Mobile OnePlus 6T compared to the version sold by OnePlus. This is due to the "additional level of certificatoin required by T-Mobile on all software releases", but OnePlus and T-Mo say that they're working to minimize this waiting period.

So now that it's officially here, are you going to buy a OnePlus 6T?