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T-Mobile offers two types of promotional credits to provide discounts to customers on their bill: promotional credits for lines or service and Recurring Device Credits (RDC). Learn how promotional credits work below.


What are promotional credits

T-Mobile offers qualified customers discount device promotions and discounted line or service promotions using promotional credits. Promotional credits are applied directly to your account after you qualify for a promotion.

T-Mobile also offers discount device promotions and discounted line or service promotions using rebates. For more info, check out Carrier Freedom™ or check your rebate status.


How promotional credits for lines or service work

  • To receive promotional credits for discounted line or service promotions, you must meet all requirements of the promotion.
  • Some promotional credits will apply to your account automatically once you meet the promotion requirements.
  • Other promotional credits require you to enroll on
  • You can have more than one promotional credit per line at a time as long as the promotions are allowed to be combined.
  • The credits may take up to two full bill cycles to start after you qualify for the promotion.
  • On the bill, you will see a promotional description for your credit.


How Recurring Device Credits (RDC) work

  • To receive Recurring Device Credits (RDC), you must purchase your device on EIP and meet any other requirements of the promotion.
  • You may have one Recurring Device Credits (RDC) promo per line at a time. To get a new Recurring Device Credits (RDC) promo and keep your current credit, you must pay off the existing EIP first.
    • If you pay off your EIP early, you’ll continue to receive the promised Recurring Device Credits (RDC) as an account-level credit through the remaining months of the promotional credit period (up to 24 or 36 months).
    • Additionally, you can't pay off an EIP by deducting the remaining Recurring Device Credits (RDC) installments from the remaining EIP balance. The full EIP balance must be paid to close out the plan.
  • It can take up to two bill cycles for your Recurring Device Credits (RDC) to appear on your bill. If you don't see the credit on the first bill, you'll receive two credits on your next bill.
  • If the Recurring Device Credits (RDC) promo is greater than your EIP payment, you'll see two credits on your bill; one credit for the same amount of as your EIP charge and a second for the balance of the remaining promotional credit.
  • Recurring Device Credits (RDC) can't be sped up to pay off your device faster.
  • If you cancel your T-Mobile service, you'll lose any remaining Recurring Device Credits (RDC), and all remaining EIP balances become due immediately.

Recurring Device Credits (RDC) notifications

After you've met the eligibility requirements and accepted a Recurring Device Credits (RDC) promotion, you will receive a text notification that you qualify and have been enrolled in the promotion. For promotions that require a port-in or trade-in, or are future dated, we send notification after you've met the eligibility requirements.

If you make changes to your account that make you ineligible for a promotion, we'll send you a message with a link to My T-Mobile so you can take a look at recent changes you made to your account.

Note: Our T-Mobile for Business and government customers don't receive text notifications about Recurring Device Credits (RDC) promotions.


Get details on your Recurring Device Credits (RDC)

You can find the details on your Recurring Device Credits (RDC) on the T-Mobile offer details page by looking for the Promo code for your offer.

You'll receive your Promo code in the promotion enrollment notification. It also appears on your T-Mobile bill.


Losing promotional credits

We want you to take full advantage of our promotional credit. So, please keep in mind the following, which will disqualify you from continuing to receive promotional credits:

  • Exchanging or returning a device outside of the offer window, where the qualifying EIP is closed
  • Canceling or changing the plan or service that is required for a credit promotion
  • Not signing your E-signature or completing the EIP during the promotional period
  • Performing a JUMP! upgrade to a new device from a device with a credit
  • Returning one phone purchased as a BOGO (buy one, get one) offer (BOGO promotions require that you keep both phones and qualifying service)
  • Not following the terms of the promotion (for example, you must purchase and activate the device on the same day)

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