Samsung to offer Galaxy Note 8 discount of up to $425 to Note 7 owners

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UPDATE: Samsung’s offer page is live. You’ll need to enter the email address you used to register or return your Note 7 to confirm that you had the device, then trade in your current smartphone to get a discount on the Note 8. The phones that are eligible for trade-in include the iPhone 5 and up, iPhone SE, Galaxy S5 and up, Note 5, LG G4 and up, and Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

 

ORIGINAL: If you owned a Galaxy Note 7 and you’re thinking about moving to a Galaxy Note 8, Samsung’s got a deal that may push you over the edge.

Samsung says that U.S. consumers that had a Note 7 can get up to $425 off the cost of a Note 8. To get that discount, you’ll need to have had a Note 7 and trade your current smartphone into Samsung. The deal will go live on Samsung.com when pre-orders go live tomorrow, August 24th.

Samsung hasn’t spilled the full details on this offer, so it’s unclear exactly which devices qualify and how much of a discount Samsung will give you for each model.

Folks that take advantage of this offer will be buying from Samsung, not from T-Mobile, so T-Mo’s EIP and JUMP! On Demand programs won’t be available. This could be a good deal for anyone that did have a Note 7, though, because $425 is a significant chunk of the Note 8’s $930 price tag. So if you had a Note 7 and you’re thinking about upgrading to a Note 8, it might be worth looking into this deal tomorrow.

Thanks, JP!

Source: Engadget

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  • Verizonthunder

    How about just give credit to those loyalist, who previously purchased then return due to recall the full $425 discount. Otherwise, this stunt could burn Samsung with more games, and lack of support to those who stuck by the company brand.

    • Whoaaa Nelly Johnson

      Yeah so I’m with Tmobile so how is this going to work? I had a note 7 then S7 edge now S8 so how does this whole process work?

      • ggfb20

        Perhaps the editor of tmonews can reach out to the un-carrier for us and ask if they will honor the samsung discount. I tried reaching tmobile via Twitter to include their main handle, John, Des, and even Mike, all to no avail. I’d also like to know if the Note 8 has the radio for 600mhz. Those are the only questions left unanswered.

        • Iphart

          No 600 MHz.
          you still have to go outside of your house to make a call!

        • Bklynman

          Too funny!!!

        • Trevnerdio

          Idk, 700 is giving me 4/5 bars most days in my condo haha

      • Ed Tranosky

        exactly. all of our note 7 were recalled, so why should a carrier bought phone be excluded? That isn’t fair, we had to deal with all that crap. So, anyone that bought from a carrier is excluded?

        • Mike

          Because you were refunded thru tmobile

    • 1ceTr0n

      Yeah…. things don’t work that way. Companies don’t give a fook about “loyalty” anymore

    • Aaron Tillery

      So because Samsung already gave you a discount because you had to return a phone that was unsafe you think that they should just give their loyalists another $425 in cash for what exactly

  • 1ceTr0n

    I’ll be lucky if I can get $150 outa my Note 4 via craigslist

    • Bklynman

      You should get more than that,I just check on Ebay Note3 are still going for $150 to $200.I have a Note 3.

  • Petey07

    If T-Mobile offered this for us former note 7 owners which the credit applied against the EIP which reduce the amount owed, I would jump on it.

    I’ll wait to see if T-Mobile going thru some deals later on lol.

  • leslie cruz

    so how can we do this? i check my samsung acct and my note 7 its registered there. will it be a link? i try to get more info but no luck

  • Vizzy

    Gonna call tmobile now and ask

    • Billy_Boy2019

      Ask about BOGO’s

      • Mike

        You’re expecting a bogo deal on phone not even released

        • Iphart

          Absolutely.

        • Billy_Boy2019

          You’re absolutely correct, BOGO’s don’t usually start until the phone is actually launched! With that being said, I’m going to WAIT! I lose out way to often from pre-ordering, when I do have the phone in my hand from pre-ordering unbelievable deals come out! As much as I do want the phone and I do want it asap prior pre-ordering has taught me to wait!

          On a side note, when I did call T-Mobile it sounded extremely busy! But, the sound on the reps voice when I said I’ll wait was priceless, it almost sounded like she heard “I’ll wait” at least 10 times before me. Hopefully, with Samsung trying to outdo Apple’s iPhone 8, Samsung will make some amendments esp with the iPhone 8 debut coming before the Note 8 actually launches! Good luck everyone

        • noh1bvisas

          Sprint is offering a BOGO on it

        • Mike

          It’s saving 50% on a lease . You still have to pay the difference at the end of the lease to own the phone. This only affects potential JOD customers.

        • noh1bvisas

          close enough

        • Mike

          go on ahead and lease the phone thru Sprint . Also you can jump to another phone until after 12 payments plus your service is gonna suck anyway.

        • noh1bvisas

          i have no intention of going to sprint, thanks.

  • Billy_Boy2019

    This is not a deal at all, you have to give something to receive something! Crazy!!! You already have our Note 7’s (I bought 3 of them and returned 3 of them), also you have our or my loyalty! Mr Legere please do something about this I know I’m not the only one who had to return my Note 7’s! Last thing, I called T-Mobile last week to verify that they did indeed still have my 3 Note 7’s on file and they did

    • Stephen

      You had your Note 7’s, returned them and got a full refund. In addition you should have received additional bill credits. Now you have an opportunity to save more by trading in an eligible device. Heck they aren’t going to give you a $900 phone for free. If you don’t have an eligible device that is paid off, go by a Iphone 5s from Wal-Mart for $99.

      • Billy_Boy2019

        Understood, I wouldn’t want a free phone. Taking everything into consideration like the next big iPhone it will be debuting on Sep 15 (Samsung Note 8’s officially sale date) and then officially going on sale Sep 22, I just think Samsung needs to get their phones out there! So, I’m thinking BOGO’s right off the bat because just like the current S8’s you know they are coming. It’ll be beneficial for everyone, that’s all i was thinking

  • Matt Macaluso

    Why are there so many T-Mobile questions… Did you guys all just skip over this?

    “Folks that take advantage of this offer will be buying from Samsung, not from T-Mobile, so T-Mo’s EIP and JUMP! On Demand programs won’t be available.”

  • Vizzy

    Just got off the phone with tmobile, they told me even with zero pay leasing expect to pay $270 out of pocket . Done with these people I’m going to finish paying off my S8 plus and imma go to another carrier T-Mobile is getting too expensive

    • Koolme666

      So you don’t care about the 930 dollar price tag which is almost enough for a months rent, but your complaining about 270 dollars down payment?

      • Vizzy

        I live in New York City one of the most expensive places to live in the world, yeah I am complaining about a downpayment because I’ve been with the company for over 10 years and for a while I been on the wrong JUMP program having to put down payments on phones which I usually upgrade 2 to 3 times a year.. I’m constantly losing money on my upgrades

        • Koolme666

          Well, if you live their then you must have money, if you don’t then why live their. You know you really don’t need to have the newest phone, aside from that, the issues you have are with T-Mobile, I’ve been with them for 13 years, the worst thing that happened to me was being put on a lease for my note 5s and they fucked me on that

        • Vizzy

          T-Mobile’s customer service has gone downhill in the last 2 years you could call on any given day a few times a day and you’ll get completely different answers from different sales reps and then you see different information on Facebook different information on Twitter different information on Instagram it’s crazy. Me personally I like to stay on top of Technology even though it doesn’t change that much often in the cell phone industry. TMobile is just horrible at advertising and describing different features

        • Koolme666

          I compleletly agree, I feel like they don’t care about the customer anymore and lie to you to make you think you need this this and that, half the time i can’t even talk to someone who speaks proper English no offence to anyone else. I apologize for my previous comment, I understand the frustrations that tmobile has had the last month’s to a year

        • Vizzy

          It’s cool no offense taken, this is a forum where we all come to share our experiences sometimes we might not agree with each other’s comments but hey we agreed on something lol just sucks the world couldn’t work like this

        • Koolme666

          Oh yeah I agree, I would get this phone myself but I can’t justify purchasing a phone for 930 overtime, I waited for the s7 to go on sale to 350 and I’ve had it for 6 months and it’s totally being dumb on me, dropped calls, overheating from just minimal usage, battery dies fast, and I’m not a heavy user horrible phone for me, I keep coming to Samsung though that’s my fault

        • Bklynman

          Not everyone has money to live here,even people that have here all our lives got stuck here,job,family,etc. What wrong with NYC is people watch friends,sex in the city,think NYC is like that they all want to move here,even in the bad areas rent is going sky high.That one of the reason everything cost so much here,we are one of the few city’s that have lights on the highways.

    • They want you to put that down, to keep the EIP to just 2 years and to not have you paying $80/month for the phone. The phone is $1000, you can’t pay $30/per and be finished paying in 2 years.

  • Prince Revolver

    How the hell would I give them a phone I had to give back?

    • g2a5b0e

      Read the article properly before making silly comments.

      • Prince Revolver

        I already did that smart guy. The phone I currently have isn’t even an option to trade in on the site. Mind your business unless you know what you’re talking about.

        • Koolme666

          Dude you didn’t say anything in your post about your current phone, you said ” how am I supposed to give back a phone i don’t even have? ” so what’s your deal

        • Prince Revolver

          It clearly says “you’ll need to have had a Note 7 and trade your current smartphone into Samsung.” < I don't have my Note 7. Now refer back to my original comment. I didn't have to say anything about my current phone because I read the article and went to the site and it's not an option. Once again, mind your business.

        • Koolme666

          Did you take your medication today? Where the hell in your previous post, your first post, does it say anything about what your talking about ? Ha as far as I know the article states to trade in your current phone it doesn’t matter what it is. Get a grip

        • Prince Revolver

          “How the hell would I give them a phone I had to give back? ” You got serious problems. That or you’re just bored and need someone to talk to. Again. Mind your business. Not hard to do.

        • Koolme666

          Your talking about the note 7…. which it stated you have to have had given the phone back. Why make a post if you don’t like the response your going to get. Get the phone and stop crying.

        • Prince Revolver

          Because it’s dumb for Samsung to expect people to give them a phone they specifically told Note 7 owners to return. That makes zero sense. Same as having limited options to what phone they’ll take. Nothing to do with crying.

        • Koolme666

          Dude I’m done talking to you Samsung isn’t asking anyone to give them back the note 7… all they want is to know you’ve purchased one. Take your meds, good night

        • Prince Revolver

          Nowhere does the article state all they want to know if you owned a Note 7. You honestly made that up.

        • Stephen

          It’s really very simple. If you HAD a Note 7, you should have returned it last year. Samsung is now offering the credit for people that HAD (not currently have) the Note 7 and trade in an eligible device (FYI a Note 7 isn’t even an eligible device because it should have already been turned in). If you don’t have an eligible device, go by a straight talk iphone 5s from Wal-Mart for $99. That way you still basically get $325 off the Note 8

        • Prince Revolver

          My guy. Thanks.

        • steadymobb

          Lol… Are you being serious. Some people, man.

        • Prince Revolver

          No I’m being mysterious, not serious.

        • Koolme666

          Hurry up and respond

        • g2a5b0e

          No need to get mad because you looked foolish. It’s okay.

        • Prince Revolver

          I’m not mad. Today is a nice day.

      • Koolme666

        Lol I know nobody seems to be reading the article and just skimming through it. It says ” you have to have HAD the note 7 to qualify”

  • Joseph Guy

    272 for note 8 with tax plus 145 for my 50 percent its an lot of money

  • Philip

    Note 7? I thought Samsung wants everyone to return the Note 7 and nobody gets to keep them! What about Note 5 owners?

    • Koolme666

      People seemed to have missed it or read it to fast ha, it says you have to have HAD a note 7 and trade your current phone in. Hope that clears it up ha

  • Kevin

    First they push the update to limit your Note 7’s battery at 60%, slowly killing your phone to force you return the phone, and then they offer discount for those who didn’t return? WTF kind of marketing strategy is that?

    • g2a5b0e

      You should work on your reading comprehension. That’s not at all what this article said.

    • Stephen

      Note 7s should have already been returned. This offer is if you trade in an eligible device that you completely own. The intent is that it’s the device you used to replace the Note 7, but it doesn’t have to be. For example I’m trading in a refurbished Straighttalk Iphone 5s that I purchased from Wal-Mart for $50.

  • Francisco Peña

    You know, I posted this on the initial Note 8 thread early afternoon when CNET reported it (before Endgadget), and you all deleted my post.

    Thanks TMON….

    • Bklynman

      I posted this up too before Alex did,for some reason he didn’t delete my post. Got from Cnet too.

  • cambam

    no one is reading this correctly lol

  • steadymobb

    Just to let everyone know, this does not work with any version of the s8. You also need to provide verification (receipt or order confirmation).

    • Stephen

      I didn’t have to provide receipt or order verification. I simply had to use the email I used to register my Note 7 that I purchased directly from T-Mobile.

  • Bklynman

    Mmmmm no 600mgz,radio on this phone,more likely will not have the new os,on it,wonder what the price of it will be on Swappa,and Ebay? The V30,G6? Of course(2018) Tmo will not have of these phone in there Refurb,/used phone sec.

  • skippyalpine

    Well I am trying to order and I am seeing a $300 trade in for my current phone, doesn’t matter if I owned a note 7 or not but not $427. Nothing at all for former Note 7 owners. Samsung really does suck

    • DC_Guy

      I’m seeing the same thing. I held off in hopes that they would add it later in the day, but for now I’m only seeing a $300 offer for my phone. I’ll try again when I wake up.

      • skippyalpine

        Not sure if you found the appropriate link. I did get my phone ordered with the 425 discount

  • Vizzy

    The $450 rebate from what I’m reading on Reddit is basically saying you need to have a phone that’s already paid out right to get the discount and it’s only available through Samsung no other carriers are accepting this rebate. Take that with a small grain of salt

    • steadymobb

      It’s correct

    • Jorge Vargas

      No you don’t.

      Check your eligibility below.
      Please enter the email you used to register or return your Galaxy Note7. You can also use the email you used to claim one of our national promotions.

      Email SUBMIT
      By submitting this form you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

      By taking this offer from Samsung, you are not excused from your contractual EIP or lease payment obligation to the carrier or retailer for the device that was traded in.

  • corepreacher

    I just ordered and got $300 for my trade in and a $229 gear 360 camera, bringing my phone cost down to $400!! Score

    • Haze1nut

      Assuming samsung makes good on their trade in value. After the last debacle where they screwed people over, i wouldn’t trust samsung. Tmobile also does device trade ins. Id go down to a store before ever trusting samsung again…

      • AnthonyReyes

        t-mobile will not give you much

        • Haze1nut

          Unless one is offerring a promotion, they use the same service to determine trade in value. Except Apple. Apple will give you less than the ecoatm at the mall.

  • Stephen

    Anyone on JOD or Jump that want the Note 8 and had the Note 7 should do the following for best savings.

    1) Purchase a Straightalk Iphone 5s from Wal-Mart. They have them new for $99 and sometimes refurbished for $50.
    2) Purchase the Note 8 directly from Samsung, select Iphone 5s as the trade-in device (credit of $425).
    3) Do a JOD upgrade to something like the Revvl to clear the remaining balance on your current phone and to minimize your new balance.

    Then you can keep the Revvl as a back up, pay it off in full and sell it, or I’ve also heard some have had luck with returning the device they jumped to and simply pay the restock fee. In my mind, this is the best way to get the Note 7 buyers credit and reduce your overall costs for the device.

  • Vlad

    Does anyone realize that new 360 camera costs $175 on Amazon, not $229 like Samsung and most of everyone else keep saying

    • Stephen

      On any promo (Samsung and other companies), they’ll tell you the value at the “suggested retail value” not the going competitive rate offered by retailers.

  • Deihmos

    The phone cost $930? That’s ridiculous.

    • Mike

      Look at the specs and build . You get what u pay for. The iPhone 8 is going to be higher priced.

    • It is ridiculous, the big discount for Note 7 users is the only reason I am getting the Note 8. And you’ll always be able to sell it for a profit, having paid under $600 for it

  • iAmOssinac

    Couple of things to look at all

    1. Samsung is offering a Trade In of UP TO $300 depending on the device that you have>> https://www.screencast.com/t/8EwgbCUMFi
    2. Samsung is then offering either an option of a Gear 360 for $229 OR the combination of a 128 GB Memory Card with Fast Wireless Charger >> https://www.screencast.com/t/Rn65kMndRv9
    3. On the web, there is no option or discussion in reference to the “up to $450” as a previous Note 7 Customer

    • Stephen

      Your not looking in the right place. From Samsung home page scroll down and you’ll see a big black box with “Special opportunity for former Galaxy Note7 owners”. Click learn more and go from there.

  • MadJoe

    How does one opt for the Note 7 discount? The preorder page isn’t showing it to me.

    • Stephen

      From Samsung home page scroll down and you’ll see a big black box with “Special opportunity for former Galaxy Note7 owners”. Click learn more and go from there.

      • MadJoe

        Thanks, I did find it already but I appreciate the reply none the less. Now the wait begins…

  • tranceformer978

    Just got the trade in email from Samsung. I guess you can trade in select phones, not just the Note 7, and get a discount. Doe anyone know if Samsung maintains a list of what they value phones at? I don’t have the Note 7 anymore (returned it), but I do have an unlocked G4 I use for traveling. Depending on how much Samsung values my G4, the promo might be worth it for me.

    • Stephen

      G4 is on the list of eligible devices. If you were a Note7 owner, you get $425 for the trade-in.

      • tranceformer978

        deleted

        • Stephen

          If it’s an eligible device, powers on and holds a charge, function disply and no cracked screen, normal wear and tear, not blacklisted, and factory reset with no software locks, then yes you get $425 for the trade-in.

        • MiltonBx

          I’m wondering if phone that you send in, have to be your current carrier.

        • Stephen

          It does not have to be on your current carrier, it doesn’t even have to be a phone you use. Just has to meet the requirements is all. I’ll be trading in a refurb Iphone 5s I got from Wal-Mart for $50.

  • Bklynman

    That is so true,in NYC 1 bedroom could cost anywhere from 1500 or more,that why I will not buy any phone which will cost more than$250.right now,with 600mhz,coming online at the end of the year,the new OS,that will be coming out. I wrote this in other posts,wonder how much these $500 to $1000,phones will be next year on the used phone market. Half price? Less? Lg G5 is going less than $250 new on B&H photo,if it had a little bigger screen I would get it,it is unlock.

  • killjoytre

    You dont need to physically have a Note 7. Go to the link https://promos.samsungpromotions.com/Note7Loyalty/ . If you bought a Note 7 in the past it will automatically recognize it. Then as long as you will trade in another phone you get the big discount. At the end of the day your order will come to $544 including tax. Note: Im not sending my current s7 to trade in. i bought a cheap used LG G4 I plan on sending in, cost 50 bucks.

    • Bemi

      Where did you buy it from? Need one too

      • killjoytre

        ebay. just find one that has a clear screen and light wear. no one is looking for that phone so most buyers will take what you offer.

  • Joshua Stockton

    http://www.samsung.com/us/galaxy/note8/Note7Promo/ – this explains it all. If you are like me and settled with the S7edge then Samsung will offer up to 425, which is a better deal than trading it in or selling it back to T-Mobile. I’m not on Jump so this is a great deal, pretty much a wash. Not a discount per se but it’s making it even for me.

  • Nicolas Lalaurette

    I’m screwed. I originally traded my nexus 6 for the note 7. After all the back and forth exchanging phones I decided to stick with Samsung (never had a Samsung phone prior to the note7) and opted for the note5 because at the time the water resistance wasn’t important at the time. Obviously I don’t own the note5 because I’m still making payments on it, and unless it’s paid in full I cannot traded it in for the $425 discount that is only available through Samsung.com I don’t think the phone is worth the hassle of paying off the note5 or buying a cheap iphone5 to trade in and jump onto a cheaper phone in order to get rid of the note5. Unless t-mobile comes up with a better offer (I’m not saying they have to) I guess I’ll stick with the note5 a little longer.

    • Yeah it is, when all is said and done I’ll probably be paying no more than $660 for the Note 8, after spending $60 to get a used G4 to send to Samsung, and then after I JUMP to the REVVL and sell it to get out of my V20 remaining balance. That’s better than paying $1000

  • Billy_Boy2019

    I just came back from BB and the Note 8 looks and feels beautiful I don’t know how Samsung does it but as big as the Note 8 is it fits perfect in the hands! The screen is so crisp with beautiful colors, both front and back is so smooth, the camera is perfect just like all Samsung, the 2x optical zoom is seamless (I tested it out on the rep who’s also a friend) and the S pen I think is the same from the Note 7. If you are thinking about getting the Orchid Grey I highly recommend going to BB first because the shade is totally different from the S8 and I totally didn’t like it at all, please do yourself a flavor and check it out before buying! Now back to the feel of the Note 8, I was there for like 10 mins holding it switching it from hand to hand thinking AMAZING! With all of this being said, I’m still waiting because I know for a fact that deals are 100% coming especially with the iPhone 8 just around the corner! ✌

    • Nicolas Lalaurette

      Just came back from best buy, the phone doesn’t feel that big at all. I held it right against my note 5 and the note8 is just a tad taller but narrower. I’m so glad I stopped by the store.

      • Billy_Boy2019

        Do you like the Orchid Gray?

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          I really liked the way it looked. I always ordered black phones, but the orchid gray reminds me to that battleshit grey audi has.

        • Billy_Boy2019

          Nice, I think I’ll go back and have another look at it, I didn’t like out when I first seen it! Are you going to hold out on preordering it?

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          I already pre-ordered the black one. I just couldn’t pass that $425 discount on the phone.

        • Billy_Boy2019

          Nice, that’s through Samsung, correct? So, you have to make payments to Samsung each month?

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          Right, that beats leasing it from tmobile for $930.

        • Billy_Boy2019

          Cool, it seems to me like it’s like step selling and right now it’s Samsung’s turn. I haven’t seen any of the carriers really offer any deals as of now and trust me they have to eat too! Carriers don’t make any money when Samsung is doing all of the selling, soon it’ll be the carriers turn and since we are here it’ll be T- Mobile’s turn soon and they got to beat Samsung!

          T-Mobile goals are to 1. Add more customers 2. Have new and old customer add more lines (phone) 3. Have new and old customers lease phones and 4. Sell phones!

          I think better deals are on their way!

        • noh1bvisas

          tmo is really cheap on their trade-ins, too.

        • Billy_Boy2019

          Of course, all companies are in the business of making $$$ and one way to do that is not to give the max on used products!

        • noh1bvisas

          well, i read the cost to make a note 8 is $350. i’m not feeling sorry for them.

        • Billy_Boy2019

          As you shouldn’t!

        • I agree, hahah. The discount is the main reason I pre-ordered it.

        • I actually liked the Gray, it looks blue. But I ended up ordering unlocked from Samsung, and unlocked only comes in Black. Not a big deal, seeing as a case will be immediately going on it anyway

  • Nicolas Lalaurette

    So Qualcomm confirmed back in April that the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem will support 600Mhz frequencies, is that something could be enabled via firmware?
    I remember back on the nexus 4 LTE came turned off by default but you could root your phone in order to enable LTE. I’m not saying that rooting is the solution, but if the modem supports it, I don’t see why they wouldn’t enable it via an update.
    https://www.qualcomm.com/news/onq/2017/04/05/qualcomm-technologies-leading-pack-help-make-600-mhz-mobile-devices-reality

    • Stephen

      It’s been reported that the SD 835 and transceiver supports band 71, however the unknown is the antenna. It’s my understanding that the testing protocols for band 71 haven’t been finalized yet and T-mobile wouldn’t say a device supports band 71 without the approvals (even if the hardware supports it). Maybe band 71 can be activated via firmware update, but only time will tell.

      • Nicolas Lalaurette

        So the SoC can have different antenna modems? I figured the SD 835 only came with the SG X16 LTE modem. Like you said, time will tell, but for now I’m not worried.

        • Stephen

          My understanding is you have three main component; modem, transceiver, and antenna. All would have to be 600Mhz compatible to have any hope of activation by firmware update. Best thing to do is assume the Note8 won’t get it and if it does, well then that’s just a bonus.

  • mreveryphone

    I just ordered a Note 8 for $500… Mind blown

  • Bemi

    I want to order the Note 8 from Samsung. What do i do with my LG V20 from Tmobile? I feel like thats the only thing holding me back. How are you guys doing that? Are you guys getting protection plan too?

    • Stephen

      Do you have the V20 on Jump of JOD?

      • Bemi

        Yes, I do.

        • Stephen

          Then what you need to is the following. Purchase an eligible device for cheap, I would suggest the refurb Iphone 5s from TotalWireless . com. You can get the phone for about $68 with coupon code TOTAL15. Order the Note8 and choose Iphone 5s as your trade in device. When the Note8 arrives, do a Jump/JOD to a cheap phone, such as the Revvl to eliminate the payments on the V20. Then you can keep the Revvl as a back up or pay it in full and sell it.

          Some people have had luck with a little trick to get out of JOD, but it’s not guaranteed to work. Basically, you do a JOD upgrade through 611 or T-force, but don’t sign the new agreement you get in your email. Then same day or next day go turn in your V20 at the store. Since you didn’t sign the new agreement, it’s get’s cancelled within a couple days.

        • Bemi

          I had a note 7, would I still have to do a trade in with Samsung to get the $425 discount?

        • Stephen

          Yes, that’s where buying the cheap Iphone comes in. If you didn’t have a Note7, the trade-in values are reduced. For example, without having owned a Note7, the trade in value for the 5s is $200 instead of $425.

        • Bemi

          Ah, got it! Yea I’m eligible to jump. So I’ll jump to something cheap. Get the Samsung care plan that would be equivalent to to the tmobile insurance with a cheaper deductible of $100 instead of $175

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          Thanks Stephen, I did just that. Now the waiting game starts.

        • Mike Sage

          Thanks very much for the tip! Totalwireless is 100% legit? No chance of icloud lock? Many thanks

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          Total wireless belongs to tracphone so should be 100% working units with no issues. I will be receiving mine today, I will update you after I opened it.

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          I just got home and there was the fedex box with my iphone 5s trade-in. Comes in a white box (refurbished) Turns on, its sim unlocked so I popped my tmobile SIM to test it out, clean IMEI and not icloud locked. For $74 you can’t go wrong. Thanks a lot @disqus_n8NuBnktL1:disqus for the help.

    • Nicolas Lalaurette

      You will have to pay off your V20, otherwise you won’t be able to trade in a phone that has a balance (owned by t-mobile). The other option is to jump to a cheaper phone (if you’re due to jump) and pay that one off, I really don’t know how the latter would work though. I’m going to stick to my note5 for the time being, I really don’t like any other phone out there. If Google doesn’t pull that Verizon exclusive crap I might look into the new Pixel.

    • Boggleboes

      LG v20 get you the 450 off.

    • Do like I am doing. Once you get the Note 8, jump from your V20 to the $125 REVVL phone, pay off the whole balance, then sell it. I have had the V20 for like 10 months, balance is still $400+

  • Cellphone Chris

    Former Note7 owner using an S8+ now; luckily I had an iPhone 5 laying around collecting dust. Using this offer, I pre-ordered an unlocked Note8 with Gear 360 for $510, including a corporate discount with Samsung and sales tax. From there I’ll most likely sell the unlocked Note8, pocket the profit, and Jump from S8+ to a T-Mobile-branded Note8, getting a 2nd promo offer.

  • Cellphone Chris

    From the article: “Samsung hasn’t spilled the full details on this offer, so it’s unclear exactly which devices qualify and how much of a discount Samsung will give you for each model.”

    You might want to update the article to reflect that the $425 credit is available on any of the eligible devices.

    • MiltonBx

      I’m wondering if the $425 credit is for all the phones they mention or maybe it varies on the condition of the phone. Would a good iPhone 5C give you the full $425 credit?

      • Cellphone Chris

        The credit is the same for all phones listed, as long as they meet minimum conditions (intact screen, powers on, no liquid damage, etc.)

  • Joe

    One thing I know is that these new phones are becoming stupidly expensive. Remember when the note series phones were $700 and the galaxy phones were $550-600? I guess we can say $500 is the new mid range price…

  • Carlos Vega

    I have a 5c. It says 5 an above. Would it be acceptable because I don’t see it part of the trade ins.

    • I don’t think the c versions count, just iphone 5 or 5Se and above

  • Nicolas Lalaurette

    I feel guilty, I just pulled the trigger on the Note8 via samsung.com Now I have to find a cheap iphone 5 to trade in.

    • I got a S5. Lol They’re a bit cheaper than the iPhone 5 and will get you the same result.

      • Nicolas Lalaurette

        I got a factory refurbished iPhone 5s for $74 shipped.

        • iancc

          where?

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          Total wireless. Com

        • iancc

          thanks fam

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          Stephen here is the first one who suggested the idea. I’m just following and spreading his advise.

    • noh1bvisas

      i did the same thing – picking up a g4 on the cheap.

    • You should have picked the G4, they are cheaper, I got 1 for $60, not blacklisted, no cracked screen, powers on and hold charge.

  • carlos quintanilla

    How does the battery life compair to the v20. I use it for work allot. e-mails calls texts doc viewing ext. Usually by 1pm I’m having to swap batteries to get through the rest of my work day by 5 or 6. Couldn’t imagine having to stop my day to charge the phone or have a battery pack in my pocket.

    • Mike

      Samsung phones have great battery life the software manages power quite well.

    • Craig Whatcott

      the V-20 was the worst phone I have ever owned I couldn’t take any longer and switched to the galaxy S8 and love it, the battery in the S8 is better than the note 8

  • Bemi

    Just spoke to a Samsung Care representative and was told that samsung care doesn’t offer lost or stolen protection. That’s might be what’s keeps me from taking advantage of the Samsung deal.

    • Nicolas Lalaurette

      Yeah, they do cover accidental damaged, but no loss. I haven’t lost a phone in over 10 years but you never know. Can you add device protection from tmobile on a phone that is not theirs?

      • Bemi

        It’s been a while since I’ve had a device stolen. Knowing that if it did there is nothing Samsung can do. With Tmobile I just pay the deductible and it’s sent next day to me. I just ordered it from Tmobile. Still have the option to cancel if need be. I know I’m just going to jump to the next Note when it comes out.

    • Samsung Premium Protection doesn’t cover lost/stolen? I’m wondering if you buy a T Mobile version, through samsung, is the phone covered by T Mobile JUMP insurance. I bought unlocked from Samsung, still waiting for shipment notice

      • Bemi

        Should be able to its called a bring your own device protection plan. They just have to inspect the phone first from what I was told. Call a store and see if they offer it.

        • In the 10+ years with T Mobile I’ve never had a phone lost or stolen, so it’s kind of moot, but you never know what could happen.

  • noh1bvisas

    i just pre-ordered from samsung. $300 trade-in for a g4. sweet. now i just have to find a cheap one to trade-in. swappa has some for $100.

    • Nicolas Lalaurette

      Go to total wireless. Com and buy a refurbished iPhone 5s without the service for $74 shipped. No hassle with black listed phones or cloud locked.

      • noh1bvisas

        tradein on the 5s is only 200. i’ll do better with a g4 (300).

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          Oh your not a note7 owner, former note7 owners get $425 no matter which phone you trade in from the list.

        • noh1bvisas

          no, i have a v20 now.

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          But you never had a note 7 then? I just want to make sure you’re not missing on anything.

        • noh1bvisas

          no, i never had a note 7. thanks.

  • Haze1nut

    So not a discount, just a trade in promo… Which they may or may not honor, like the last trade in promo they had…

    • noh1bvisas

      what happened?

      • Haze1nut

        “Which they may or may not honor, like the last trade in promo they had…”

    • Nicolas Lalaurette

      I also want to know.

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  • Omegajb

    Not breaking news but this isn’t a discount since I have to trade in a phone that I already paid for.

    • noh1bvisas

      depends what you are trading in. samsung is giving premium trade-ins for many phones. buy a cheapo and trade that in if you want.

    • Nicolas Lalaurette

      you could get $200 for a refurbished iphone 5s which you could get for $74. I see that as a deal.

  • Julio Serrano

    previous note 7 owner. Why cant we trade the gs8+ for the note 8?

    • Nicolas Lalaurette

      I’m sure you can if you call them up. What did you get when you returned the note7?

  • Sergio Bobillo

    Just got a text from T-Mobile saying great news and to get ready they will be sending the Note 8 soon! Wow that fast!!!

  • Critic4U ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I think samsung should of gave registered note 7 owners, the discount without having to trade in anything.

  • Billy_Boy2019

    I just got off the phone with T-Mobile’s CSR and it’s 100% (BOGO)happening this coming Fri! 100%, same rules: 1. Open a new line 2. Pay the taxes on both phones 3. They send you one of the phones and 4. In 6 to 8 weeks (More like 3 to 4 weeks) T-Mobile will send you prepaid card so you can buy another Note 8!

    YES!!!!!

    Please call T-Mobile right now to verify

  • Limeybastard

    Sammy have reduced their trade in prices for the phones. S5 trade in is now only 200$

  • With this discount I was willing to buy. At the regular $930, I was not going to buy. I pre-ordered with Samsung, the unlocked version, total was $556 with me trading in a $60 LG G4 I bought off of ebay. It’s true though, Note 7 users shouldn’t have had to turn in anything.

  • Aaron Doubet

    This is not a discount for all former Note 7 owners. After a year and a half of fighting with att returning the note 7, I went back to my note 4. I cannot get the discount because the note 4 is not a “trade in” device. Top calling this a note 7 owner discount because some if us are not getting anything from Samsung!