New Samsung promo will cover the payments on a new Galaxy phone until 2016

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If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, Samsung wants to make it a Galaxy.

A new Samsung promotion promises to make the payments on a new Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 until 2016. The offer is good whether you buy your phone on an installment plan or a lease and will cover payments up to $120 total.

If you’ve got a recent iPhone model, Samsung will sweeten this deal. If you trade in an iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus and then buy one of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Phones, it will make the payments until 2016 and also give you a $100 Google Play credit to treat yourself to some new apps and games.

Samsung’s new promo runs from September 25 through October 9. There are some steps to follow if you’re interested in signing up for it, including submitting the IMEI and Wi-Fi MAC address of your new phone, but that effort could save you up to $120 on a shiny new Galaxy smartphone. Sounds like a fair trade to me.

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  • Unknown

    So if I trade in my iPhone 6 Plus, I’d get a $100 google play credit…am I missing something here? Why on earth would anyone want to do that?

    • steveb944

      You’re missing the ‘trade in’ value.

      In addition to the trade in value and the base promotion, you get the $100. You could possibly profit off it.

      • Joe

        Yeah you could just sell the $100 play credit for $80

      • RedGeminiPA

        It would be MUCH better to pay off the remaining balance on the iPhone and sell it on eBay, where you would come out MUCH further ahead. The iPhone is still the only phone with actual resale value. You could get at least $600 out of it, if it’s in good shape, and depending on which model you have (16, 64, 128?). Any “trade-in” crap is based on wholesale prices, not resale value.

        • steveb944

          Most people don’t want to deal with the hassle of reselling. Hence why programs like Jump! do so well.

  • This promo would bring the price of an S6 at T-Mobile to $280!!!

    • YABD

      Why 380? Can you detail me that? I am lost.

      • T-Mobile is discounting the S6 by $180 to $500. With Samsung throwing in up to $120, that’s $380. And, if one trades in his iPhone, that’s another $100, or an S6 for as low as $280!!!

        • YABD

          I am jumping now!!!!!

        • Prode

          you can have your S6 with crap battery life, and Samsung update support with t-mobile.

        • RedGeminiPA

          Wrong. It’s UP TO $120 worth of device payments. $20.83 would be the device payment ($500 / 24), so you’d only get $62.49 in total (payments starting in October – 3 months x $20.83), if you’re lucky, unless you’re trading in a qualifying iPhone for the extra $100 Google Play credit… if you ever even get it. That still isn’t $100 towards the cost of the phone.

          $500 – $62.49 = $437.51, not $380

          Check the clause carefully. Samsung may require the device to be sold at full retail price to qualify for the promo, which means you’d end up paying MORE.

        • I did say up to $120. If you’re going to play this pedantic game, pay more attention.

        • PiCASSiMO

          I’ve checked… the $180 discount is gone. SGS6 starts at $580, which was $500 late last week. So the even with $24 x 3 months = $72 rebate, you were better off buying directly from T-Mobile for $500.

          ————————

          T-MOBILE:

          Pay today: $0 + $24.17 x 24/Mo. If you cancel your wireless service, remaining balance on phone becomes due. Total $579.99 0% APR O.A.C. for well-qualified buyers.

          Or pay in full today at checkout: $579.99

          ————————

          The LG G4 is still at $480…

          Pay today:$0 + $19.99 x 24/Mo. If you cancel your wireless service, remaining balance on phone becomes due. Total $479.76 0% APR O.A.C. for well-qualified buyers.

          Or pay in full today at checkout:$479.76

  • steveb944

    If you can’t beat em, give it away./troll

    That’s actually pretty good. It gives them the opportunity to increase market share, discount for the customer to a reasonable price point, and stay relevant in this period.

    • RedGeminiPA

      AT&T is just greedy. That’s why I left them a long time ago. If anything, T-Mobile is in bed with Apple… and so is Sprint… since they’re offering these extremely cheap iPhone leases.

      Actually, they’re just trying to keep their own sales up, since Apple is offering their own device financing now. Competition is good.

  • Slightly Impressed

    Does this work on the JUMP! Program for phones other than the iPhone?

  • Joe

    This is only if you trade an iphone correct?

  • Are sales really that much under expectations? All these promos where they are trying to give these phones away, haha. If the phones are good and they are happy with the functionality they removed, let them stand and sell on their own lol

    • I totally agree!!!

    • Trevnerdio

      Not even an IR blaster anymore? Wow, what were they thinking? I was with Samsung for 4 years; I have a G4 now.

      • Yeah. I’ve been with them for a lil over 4 years. I still have my Note 3, waiting for LG ‘s next one, or Moto X, when it gets VolLTE for T Mo. Might be switching to Verizon soon, don’t know if I’m willing to give up unlimited data

    • TBN27

      It’s unfortunately true that they are losing smartphone sales. There was an article
      Saying how the Galaxy S6 is not selling well and they are looking at cuts to their mobile division. This is a repeat of the Galaxy S5; a phone that has all the features that the Samsung faithful love.

  • YABD

    Eventually we are going back to contract, just pay 10 dollars a month if you stay 2 years.

  • mike

    It seems that all of the carriers are offering highly discounted phons on payment plans or on a lease basis. Isn’t this a subsidized phone that you pay for on a 24 month basis? Is this just a smoke and mirror way to get high quality phones in the hands of new customers and help keep existing customers in the network? Recent reports suggest that fewer customers are updating every 2 years and waiting for 3 years to up grade. Has this trend hit the carriers that hard that they have to offer I phones as low a $1 to $5 per month. Seems crazy to me.

    • Trevnerdio

      3 years? How do people do this? I start losing my mind after a year. So I upgrade every 6-8 months now.

  • loving my old note

    If only “it” had a removable battery and a microsd slot…
    I’ll stick with last years model!

  • bydavidrosen

    So confused… so my girlfriend is on the Jump Plan (not the new Jump on Demand but the older jump plan) with a Note 4. If she jumped to the Note 5… Would this promotion apply?

    • Luis Vazquez

      Good question…

      • Ryan Griffith

        Page 2 of terms and conditions

    • Ryan Griffith

      Yes it would. Check page 2 of the terms and conditions

  • lomsha

    They are desperate lol.

  • XT14N

    It only works if you pre-register an iPhone. Otherwise, if you’re moving from another Samsung device, it doesn’t work. Title of the article should state that….

    If someone was able to get the offer by moving from another Samsung device, let me know!

    • Ryan Griffith

      Yes it is possible. Check page 2 of the terms and conditions

  • rex2745

    I honestly like this idea not using promotions but lowering the cost of phones in general i don’t think phones should cost almost $1000 cell phones have probably increased in price by almost $700 in just a few years back in the day u could’ve brought a phone for $300 the most and own it compared to almost $1000 now that’s why i think its better to lease your phone now rather than buying it outright u save money plus you get to upgrade your phone every year or so technology is all about moving forward i cant be using my old gs4 even though it works there’s new better phones every year i would like to have and i don’t plan on switching from tmobile anytime soon so the lease plan really is pretty good hopefully this lowers the cost of all phones at least back to $500 company’s are charging way to much for their phones

    • JayMo86

      If you compare the phones back then to the phones now you’d be crazy. I paid $299.99 for my motorola razer…I know that phone doesn’t stand a chance against the galaxy 6. that phone is definitely worth twice as much as my razer

      • Trevnerdio

        It’s about buyer expectation. Whatever they find “reasonable,” even though it’s pushing the boundary, they’ll sell it for that price.

        • JayMo86

          Expectation, reasonable, and “pushing the boundary” are all subjective measures. There are plenty of phone options that are available to meet everyone’s “expectations” Ie. Nexus, one plus, etc…

        • Trevnerdio

          Let’s say 300% profit margin is reasonable. Or even 400%. With companies charging nearly $1000 for a phone, that no longer becomes reasonable. That’s just buying out of routine, out of habit. People have been conditioned to accept these eorbitantly high prices.

        • JayMo86

          The only reason why they’re conditioned to accept those prices are because they never end up paying the full cost since they turn in they’re phones got a new one

        • Trevnerdio

          Of course. I do that on T-Mobile, but not every carrier has a deal that sweet. And some people just prefer to buy outright anyway.

  • KingCobra

    Times must be hard over at Samsung.

  • George

    Dear (not anymore) SamsungI: nstead of concentrating on promos and discounts, concentrate on updating and supporting your flagship devices for long time (3 – 4 years). Otherwise you will keep on losing your customers. Oh, also update them within 3 months of new android version release.

    • bakgwailo

      Even Google on the Nexus line won’t support for 4 years.

      • George

        What an argument. Nexus 4 was sold for $349 and was fully supported for three years. Galaxy S5 and Note 4 were sold for 650 and 800 respectively like iphones. By this math, samsung should support for six years. I am only asking for 3 – 4 years.

    • TaylorW86

      Why would Samsung concentrate on upgrading a 3-4 year old phone? Samsung doesn’t want you to be happy with a 4 year old phone, they want you to come buy a new phone. Every year. That’s how business works. Samsung depends on repeat purchases, not longtime customer loyalty, they aren’t selling timeshares.

      • jeffy

        that maybe true but apple supports iphones for YEARS, 4S has been supported and APPLES definitely WAY WAY WAY more successful than Samsung, supporting doesnt do much except give customers peace of mind, i owned a s4 worst phone of my life, never getting a galaxy again.

      • (J²)

        Apple supports 3 – 4 year old devices. The iPhone 4s received iOS9 this month. Love them or hate them, the company has a formula that simply works. Customer loyalty is key! If Apple did not have this, they would have nothing.

        Apple releases iOS to older devices while releasing new hardware with even more capabilities. As a long time customer, I’ve purchased the iPhone 4, 5, 5S, 6 and now 6S but not because I felt obligated to or because the company pushed me to upgrade. Year after year, I’ve upgraded accepting that my older model was good enough but still I wanted to experience Apple’s new offerings.

        I’m actually interested in several Android OS phones but due to the short life cycles, I know that I’d essentially need to upgrade each year and the resell value on the phones are very low. As a consumer, this keeps people away.

        I agree, Samsung (or any manufacturer) isn’t going to earn customer loyalty by releasing products with incredibly short life cycles.

      • George

        Then do not sell the phones for 650 – 700 bucks. If you want to sell high-end phones and make hefty profit, then support them for long time like apple does. Copying apple for ‘non replaceable battery, lack of sd card slot’ is not so great. Copy them for their long support. Customers are not foolish (atleast many of them) to come back to you again and again if you treat your high end customers like crap. This is especially true when customers are realizing the true value of their phones as there are no contracts any more.

  • JBLmobileG1

    Looks like Samsung is scared of the competition… Apple mainly. Notice how this deal only applies to their newer phones which lack a removable battery and expandable memory. If I wanted an iphone I would have gotten an iphone. Since the newest Samsung devices are now like iphones but running Android… I probably would go with an iphone. Hopefully Samsung will realize their mistakes before its too late and actually use, at the very least, the removable memory on future devices.

    • itguy08

      They could start by making their phones not suck. GS5 was one of the worst phones I’ve owned. Glad I righted that mistake with a iPhone 6+

  • twomanychoices

    so they cover payments tell 2016 WAIT THERE ONLY THREE MONTHS LEFT OCT, NOV, DEC.

    • JJCommonSense

      Shhhhhhh! Dont tell nobody.. LMAO!

    • (J²)

      As I mentioned above:

      There needs to be some clarification but upon double checking, some Samsung device installments are $30+/month.

      If the promotion started in September, technically including the month of
      September that would be 4 months which could reach up to (or even
      exceed) $120.

      • RedGeminiPA

        If you get a new phone in September (3 days left including today), you won’t even get the first bill until October. No matter how you slice it, you’re getting 3 months worth. If you get it in October, you’re getting 2 months left. Based on your $30 you keep rambling about, the best you’re getting is $90. The phone payment would have to be $40 to actually get the whole $120 credit before the end of the year.

        • (J²)

          Actually,

          That’s incorrect. It truly depends on your billing cycle and when your EIP becomes effective. This is not something that is the same for everyone.

          Please do some research, I’ll be billed tomorrow :).

          Without further details, there’s no telling how flexible Samsung will be with reimbursements.

    • YABD

      I totally agree with you.

  • steven berson

    STILL HAVENT RECEIVED MY NETFLIX CODE SAMSUNG!

    • Blaz3

      Me either thought I was the only one

      • steven berson

        I feel like at the last minute there going to say they gave out all the netflix codes. I think the fine print said first 45k customers. Im not doing another samsung promo again, very poor implementation.

        • Zee

          I received mine today, I just emailed them and they responded by giving me a code.

        • steven berson

          Thanks man. I emailed them also and got the code. However they never sent it to be before. I guess ill contact them directly. Thanks guys!

        • Phone Guy

          I got the Netflix code, SUPER easy. And it was for more than they promised. Now i have an additional year of the 4 account Netflix. And I already ordered my free high speed wireless charger tonight. The promotions are spot on and easy.

    • Daniel323la

      Check your SPAM FOLDER, mine was there!

  • George

    So if my eip payment is only $20 then I will only receive $20 discount for the 3 months that are covered, even though its up to $120 discount. Kinda confused.

    • (J²)

      There needs to be some clarification but upon double checking, some Samsung device installments are $30+/month.

      If the promotion started in September, technically including the month of September that would be 4 months which could reach up to (or even exceed) $120.

  • guest

    my eip payment on my note 4 is 650 will they pay that off for me since i misplaced the phone and cant find it anywhere.since im wasting money on somthing i dont have

    • eanfoso

      Obviously not, sounds like a personal problem to me. You could have gone with a much more cheaper phone (Nokia lumia 635?) but no, take responsibility for your choices.

    • (J²)

      This is why you should always purchase insurance. There should be even more of an incentive to purchase insurance on something you do not fully own (similar to a car).

      Just to throw it out there, if you rent an apartment investing in renters insurance would also cover you in instances like these. Renters insurance typically cover portable electronic devices even if the loss may have occurred around the world.

  • YABD

    Until 2016 and up to $120 total. We are just few months away from 2016 and payments kick in one bill later, this special sounds to me kinda shark. Why this offer wasn’t offered earlier?

  • PiCASSiMO

    “If you’ve got a recent iPhone model, Samsung will sweeten this deal. If you trade in an iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus and then buy one of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Phones, it will make the payments until 2016 and also give you a $100 Google Play credit to treat yourself to some new apps and games.”

    I’m confused. We’ve got 3-months left in 2015. Say I’ve decided to pick-up the SGS6 32GB model for $650, divided by 24-months of payments = $27/month. So if I have a iPhone 6 Plus, I will get 3 x $27 = $81 + $100 google play credit = $181 for a iPhone 6 Plus trade in?

    This promo doesn’t make sense, as value of these phone vary from $35 (iP4s 16GB) to $355 (iP6+ 16GB) with Gazelle.

    • Manny

      See my comment above. It’s from their terms and conditions

  • Alex

    I don’t know if it’s been posted here yet in an article but everyone who does the Samsung promo for the Samsung pay and activate a card, you get a free wireless charger or flip case when you activate samsung pay on the galaxy s6, s6 edge or note 5. Just an FYI

    • Phone Guy

      Thanks. Very helpful information.

      • Alex

        No problem I think the promo had just started yesterday,but still I think it’s worth mentioning for anyone looking for a free wireless charger.

    • Terry

      It is for the Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge + devices. the Galaxy S6 is not listed on the promo. Darn it.

      • Alex

        That’s really weird because on samsung’s website it shows all 3 devices will include the charger. it doesn’t seem right to only do two devices

        • Terry

          Yea. I thought it weird as well, however when I tried to submit for the promo, it says that my device is not eligible for the promo.

  • Manny

    A.

    For the Trade-in Offer : Participants who participate through the Trade-In Offer and
    sumbt a valid Offer claim as set forth above will receive : (i) a 5100 Google Play credit
    and, (ii) a check for up to three (3) months to cover the leasedlinstallment payment
    plan payments made by Participant for the Qualifying Device through December 31,
    2015, not to exceed $40 per month or a total of $120. Actual value will vary based on
    the length of the leaselinstallment plan agreement and the Samsung device. The total
    check amount for the lease/installment plan payments will not exceed $120.

    B.

    For the Non-Trade-in Offer : Participants who participate through the Non-Trade in
    Offer and submit a valid Offer claim as set forth above will receive a check for up to
    three (3) months to cover the leasedlinstallment payment plan payments made by
    Participant for the Qualifying Device through December 31, 2015, not to exceed $40
    per month or a total of $120. Actual value will vary based on the length of the
    leaselinstallment plan agreement and the Samsung device. The total check amount
    for the lease/installment plan payments will not exceed $120.

  • debbie

    anyone have the link to apply for this credit