Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile will become the first national carrier to extend its installment-payment program beyond smartphones and tablets to include accessories.
Starting July 20 as part of a permanent program, T-Mobile customers can take advantage of the carrier’s EIP (equipment installment plan) extended-payment option on all accessories priced from $69 to $250, a spokesperson said. The deal applies to wearables such as the Samsung Gear Fit, wireless speakers, headphones and other products. All will be available with $0 down.
The EIP is available through stores owned by T-Mobile and through T-Mobile-branded stores operated by third parties.
Previously, a spokesperson implied that the extension of the EIP program to accessory sales was part of a special promotion.
Separately, T-Mobile announced a promotion through Sept. 2 to give consumers $100 off when they buy an iPhone and iPad together at T-Mobile stores and the carrier’s website.