USA: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. What are the plans, prices and offers from all major carriers?
Verizon’s plan is to release the Samsung Galaxy S8 under at least two plans. With their 2-year installment plan, a (recent smartphone) trade-in, plus Unlimited Data, users will pay $15 a month for 2 years for a total of $360 USD. Users can do the same thing without the phone trade-in for $30 a month for 2 years for a total of $720.
Verizon also has the Galaxy S8 Plus with the same plan (with trade-in) for $20 a month for a total of $480 USD. Without trade-in, that same deal will be $35 USD a month for 2 years for a total of $840. Verizon will also be selling a VR package which includes the new Gear VR headset (with controller) and a pair of Harmon Kardon headphones and a 256GB micro-SD card for a total of $99 USD.
AT&T’s sale of the Galaxy S8 will include one plan that costs $25 a month for 30 months for a total of $750. The Galaxy S8 will also be available with AT&T’s Frequent Upgrade plan for $31.25 a month for a total of $750. The Galaxy S8 Plus will cost $28.34 a month for 30 months for a total of $850, or $35.42 for 24 months and a total of $850 with the Frequent Upgrade plan.
T-Mobile will be selling the Galaxy S8 for a final retail price of $750. They’re doing so with a $30 down payment and cost $30/month for 24 months on the T-Mobile Equipment Installment Plan. They’ll also be selling the Galaxy S8 Plus for a final retail price of $850 on a plan with $130 down and $30/month for 24 months on a Mobile Equipment Installation Plan.
T-Mobile’s deal is offering the devices on pre-order starting tonight at 9:01 PM Pacific Time online. Pre-orders from T-Mobile will get a free Gear VR with new controller and “Oculus content (a $180 value)”. T-Mobile “@Work” customers will get a DeX adaptor for free at launch when they pre-order.
MetroPCS is also getting in on the action early with a Galaxy S8. They’ll have the Galaxy S8 available for one cost – all up front – for $729 USD. MetroPCS customers will also get the Gear VR with controller for free when pre-ordering the Galaxy S8.
US Cellular will have the Galaxy S8 available for free. Not free without a qualifying trade-in, and this is only for new customers, but free is in there, nonetheless. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be available on US Cellular starting at $40 per line per month for data for four lines, or $60 per month for a single line with Autopay and Paperless billing. Customers purchasing a Galaxy S8 from US Cellular between March 30th and April 20th will get a Gear VR and controller for free.
Pre-orders for most of these carriers – including the ones that have not announced details yet, exactly – are starting tonight.
April 21st is the general consensus for when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be shipping to carriers and customers.