Grab a new and unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 for $469.99

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T-Mobile is currently offering the Samsung Galaxy S6 for $579.99, which is $100 off its regular asking price for the 32GB model. If you’d like to save even more cash, though, turn to eBay.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is now being sold by eBay user “breed” for $469.99. This is the 32GB model and it comes new and unlocked. Buyers get their choice of four colors: black, white, blue, and gold. The blue version isn’t sold by T-Mobile.

The model of Galaxy S6 that’s on offer is the SM-G920I version that offers HSPA connectivity on 850/900/1900/2100MHz, as well as support for LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, and 17. That means that while you’ll only get HSPA on T-Mo’s 1900MHz network, this S6 should play nicely with all of T-Mobile’s LTE coverage. However, T-Mobile-specific features like Wi-Fi Calling aren’t included with an unlocked, carrier-free version of the S6.

If you’re willing to forgo T-Mo features like Wi-Fi Calling, this is a pretty solid deal on the Galaxy S6. While the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ are taking most of the Samsung spotlight lately, the Galaxy S6 is still a solid phone, especially if you don’t want to carry a big ol’ phablet in your pocket.

Anyone going to pull the trigger on this deal?

Via: Droid-Life
Source: eBay

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  • besweeet

    Looks like it’s missing band 4/AWS HSPA+/UMTS. The lack of Wi-Fi Calling/HD Voice/VoLTE could be a dealbreaker for many.

    • Prod1702

      it shows band 4 in the op, but yes because it is not a T-Mo device goodluck with support when you have problems since T-Mobile will do nothing.

      • besweeet

        The post doesn’t mention 1700/2100 HSPA, just 2100 (which is different from band 4).

        • Prod1702

          yes but it says it has LTE Band 4 which is what T-Mo uses. He said that it will not get HSPA+ on anything but 1900mhz. It will get LTE on Band 4.

        • besweeet

          I see now.

        • Prod1702

          I still wouldn’t get it because it has no VOLTE on T-Mo and if you need data while on a call you will not get HSPA+ in most areas.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          Tmobile has band 2 HSPA in a lot of areas due to them switching over and AWS will for strictly for LTE

        • Prod1702

          you’re still better off getting a T-Mobile S6 and getting it unlocked so you get the T-Mo updates and best support.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          True but some people like the better deals of unlocked devices

        • Moby

          Right, no HSPA 1700/2100.

    • This is one reason I don’t really care much about devices like the One Plus or Moto G because yes they may TECHNICALLY “work” on T-Mobile? They’re not the best possible experience.

      • besweeet

        Completely agreed. I’ll always stick with T-Mobile-branded devices for the proper optimizations and experience.

      • VG

        I am in complete agreement. Gone are the days when any unlocked Android phone that supported the required LTE bands would suffice. Now that WiFi Calling and VoLTE on band 12 are major features for T-Mobile’s network, I only use phones that are sold and fully supported by T-Mobile.

        • orlando duran

          Volte is not just on band 12…my note 3 is not bad 12 compatible and I get HD calling ,which is what volte is

        • Moby

          This is false information. HD calling is just a better call quality.

          VoLTE stands for voice over LTE. This means that the phone won’t have to drop out of LTE down to HSPA for a voice call. On your phone, as soon as a call comes in or goes out, you’ll see the LTE change to HSPA. That means your phone doesn’t have VoLTE.

        • orlando duran

          Except your wrong…..the note 3 does in fact have HD calling and does NOT switch to HSPA. Chew on them apples

        • HD call is not the same thing as VOLTE, but your Note 3 does have VOLTE: bit. ly/1J8lbEa

        • Moby

          You’re still wrong in saying that HD calling and VoLTE are the same thing. My post correctly describes the difference between the two.

    • Jay J. Blanco

      Tmobile is shutting down AWS HSPA so it’s no use for newer GSM phones to support it. & of course the S6 has HD calling

      • besweeet

        As far as I know, the AWS HSPA shutdown isn’t happening everywhere, especially in areas like Florida where they already have a 20×20 LTE setup in most areas.

        • Jay J. Blanco

          If tmobile keeps growing fast eventually they will cannibalize AWS HSPA for LTE in Florida. & switch to band 2 hspa

        • besweeet

          They’re already using 20×20 on band 4 for LTE in addition to 5×5 for AWS HSPA, and some PCS for EDGE and HSPA. I don’t think 25×20 is possible without CA. I think they would have to use band 2 for LTE CA.

    • It doesn’t seem to the case:

      2G GSM

      GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900

      3G UMTS

      B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)

      4G FDD LTE

      B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B17(700), B18(800), B19(800), B26(800), B28(700)

      (v. bit. ly/1MAuJw8 )

      • besweeet

        Interesting. I wonder why the seller sites don’t list it?

      • Why does the device have a Sprint LTE band (26)?

        • Indeed, band 26 (a superset of bands 5, 6, 18, 19) is operated only by Sprint. Yet, it misses band 20, very important in Europe.

  • ji

    the king of price jump…………… galaxy s6!!!!
    from 749 to 469. good job. i would never purchase any samsung devices

    • Richard Roma

      Yeah, I couldn’t believe the price drop of the S6.

      • Bklynman

        Just think of all the people that jump on The Note 4,how much will it drop now? What I have read on here very few people ever had a problem with The Note 3., I am only guessing the reason why Sammy came out the 5,so fast is because too many problems with the 4?

        • Android_God

          Ya, it’s a conspiracy.

        • orlando duran

          Very little problems with the note 4. If people did what they are supposed to, such as doing master reset after any os update, like going from kit Kat to lollipop. My wife has the note 4, zero problems because I knew what to do

        • Bklynman

          That cool,but not everyone know what to do,or how to do it,I am just going by what I have read on here,how some people had there phones not working right after the updates,or how they came with bad cameras.Also why does Google has to comeout with different os, every year half?

    • Brian Fetz

      just goes to show you what there trying to do too consumers !! price gouging at the fullest !!

    • the2000guy

      If people think the same on iphones, then the price wouldn’t be so high.

      • Kiwini

        Let’s see if Apple makes the basic version at 32gb for 649 or continues with the 16gb with the strategy of pushing people to the higher priced mid-level version which has 64gb. Thats $750 for a phone. I wonder if Google will be price conscious & go back to the value pricing that made the 2013 Nexus so attractive to people. A $350 phone I’m still using with a $45 5gb LTE plan..
        But if you price it similar to an iPhone, theres less incentive.. (not that many iPhone owners I know even consider Android but I know many Android users who have switched & or would consider. I know I would. My niece in grad school for computer science just gave up Android for iPhone & she says she doesn’t miss anything & is pretty happy.. Wish Tmobile test drive would have iPhone 6 so I could try both the device and the network)

  • Ordeith

    I’m just not feeling the need for $480 worth of phone anymore.

    • Acdc1a

      BINGO!

      I am much happier with my $249 phone than I was with my S5

    • Marcelo_L

      Every time I use my father’s 640 (which I got for him for Father’s Day), I feel a little envy, because it IS, a pretty decent phone. Which, at any moment of the day, you can now walk into a Walmart, and pick up for $99. Hello?!

      Now, if TMo gets the 950 or 950XL (Chances are they’re not, and let AT&T carry the darned thing), THEN I could upgrading to a Windows Phone (which is where I started out with in smartphones).

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  • Mark Williams

    But does it have a US warranty???

  • smacsteve

    No, I’d rather pay the extra Ben and get the one that works with all of the T-Mo channels.

  • SirMakoto

    Alex, the previous owners of this site never really posted any deals of this kind, and i was kinda surprised to see one posted a few weeks ago, and it doesn’t seem to generate a lot of interest for the readers.

    i personally won’t buy any other model besides t-mobile specific. the warranty would be most important for me. i rather buy a used one off CL or swappa, and samsung would still honor the warranty even if you don’t have a receipt, but int’l versions might be different.

  • Chad Blackburn

    Terrible phone can’t wait to use my jump

  • Kiwini

    If carriers are all now getting rid of subsidies and contracts, can’t we get to a point where every device will work on every carrier so there’s real competition & consumers can switch based on price, service, coverage etc. If you need to pay for a phone in installments, the carrier still basically owns you even if theres no contract because you gave to buy the phone (and then it won’t necessarily work on another carrier). But if you’re paying $600-$900+ for a phone, you should be able to switch carriers whenever you want with that device, esp when carrier plans and rates are changing so frequently