The T-Mobile REVVL Plus has been released three months after the company launched the budget-friendly REVVL line. The addition of the plus is going to give T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) customers a bigger screen, battery, and a price increase of $75.
At $200 the REVVL Plus is entering a segment with a lot of competition. However, T-Mobile is offering the phone with its JUMP! or Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). This should make the price easier to justify for budget-conscious consumers and small businesses.
JUMP! and Equipment Installment Plan (EIP)
The JUMP! and EIP plans from T-Mobile are attention grabbers because of their very low monthly payments. You can get the new REVVL for zero down and $9 a month on the 18-month JUMP! on Demand lease. With EIP, you will need to put down $8 and make 24 monthly payments of just $8.
These are prices most everyone can afford, part of the reason for the success of the first REVVL. The company said it sold almost three times more than it had forecast. And with $1,000 smartphones now becoming the norm for high-end devices, T-Mobile is going after the low to mid-range segment.
John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, said in a press release announcing the new phone, “As smartphone prices soar, the REVVL Plus bucks the trend, delivering high-end features — like bigger screens, better cameras, longer battery life, biometric security and more — at an unbeatable price.
T-Mobile REVVL Plus Features
- 2.0 GHz Octa-Core processor
- 6 inch full HD IPS display
- 32GB storage expandable to 128GB
- 2GB RAM
- 3,380 mAh battery
- Dual 13MP and 5MP rear facing / 8MP front facing cameras
- Android N operating system
- Fingerprint sensor
- Special edition black and magenta color
Small Business Use
The REVVL Plus is not going to compete with the likes of the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8+. But if you are looking for a phone that will give you voice, video, and text communications on 6 inch HD screen with 3,380 mAh battery and no frills, this will do.
The REVVL Plus is going to be available on November 17, 2017, in T-Mobile stores nationwide.
I guess it is a good phone if your goal is just call and text.
This is a low-end phone and it is good for calls and text especially for your customer service reps.
24 monthly payments of $8? That’s pretty affordable even for the smallest business.
That is one of the biggest selling points, but the phone has some solid features for just $200.