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T-Mobile is seemingly continuing with its “Un-carrier” parade, as the company just announced a new program called “SCORE!” that lets customers add $5 per month to their bill to get some steep discounts on smartphone upgrades. Essentially, enrolling in this program lets you subsidize one of your own future smartphone purchases, but it looks like T-Mobile is going to try to make the investment worth your time.

The company says that after six months in the program (which would cost you $30 over that time), members would be able to get an entry-level smartphone completely free. The example T-Mobile gives is the Alcatel ONETOUCH Evolve 2, which the company sells at retail for about $80. This means that members of SCORE! would be able to get about a $50 discount on this basic phone.

If you don’t need a basic smartphone, T-Mobile is also offering a deal for those who stay in the program for at least 12 months, a total of $60 in monthly payments. Currently the carrier claims that these members would qualify for a free phone like the LG L90 (which is a bad example because it’s currently on sale for $50). Otherwise, T-Mobile promises that those who have been enrolled in SCORE! for 12 months will be able to get at least $150 off the price of a flagship like the Samsung Galaxy S5.

The SCORE! program is open to every single T-Mobile customer, including those who just jumped on board with the new Simply Prepaid plans announced earlier this month.

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