Samsung Offering New Smartphone Trade-In Program Via Facebook

As if the awesome feature set of the Galaxy S III wasn’t enough to entice you to switch, Samsung is stepping up their game with a new opportunity on their Facebook page called “Samsung Upgrade.” If you upgrade to a new Samsung smartphone, they’ll offer you up to $300 for your old phone.

Upgrading is simple. You’ll get a quote, purchase a new Samsung smartphone, and mail in your old phone within 30 days. Then you’ll get a check mailed to you for your refund. If you’ve already purchased a new Samsung smartphone, have the proof of purchase handy.

The offer is good for any purchase of the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note or “other Samsung phones,” you’ll just fill out the form on Samsung’s Facebook page and send out your old phone. The form asks you the basic information any trade-in site will, like is the screen cracked, does it have water damage, etc.

I’m having a hard time jumping on the page now, so I wasn’t able to try any T-Mobile specific devices, but The Verge managed to try some trade-in quotes and was offered $140 for a Galaxy S II, 8GB iPhone 4 received an offer of just $115, and the Motorola DROID Bionic comes in at $85. In other words, if you’re looking to grab the most cash for your old Tmo device via a trade-in, you’ll probably want to try elsewhere or try T-Mobile directly via their own trade-in offer page.

Still, if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get some cash for your old phone, you can do a lot worse than Samsung directly. Hit their Facebook page and grab your quote now.

Samsung Mobile USA

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  • LTEstyles

    Looks like they partnered up with gamestops top trade in value maker to see how much phones should be worth. Better off selling on Craigslist.

  • Rob Daman

    glad i sold my S2 with a broken digitizer for $100 locally.

  • tomsliwowski

    I think they’re using the same company for both Samsung and T-Mobile tradeins. I tried multiple phone models on both and got identical quotes.

    • jian9007

      They are. It’s Clover Wireless for both. T-Mobile page will show The Wireless Source as the company providing the quote, but they are actually Clover Wireless, just using a different name.

  • Waaay to low than selling it off eBay or craigslist.

    • Anton Yatsenko

      eBay is declining for sure, as the above guy mentioned. I sold my HD2 last summer for $200, for which eBay took $20 fee… I would rather sell items on Craigslist.

  • Auser72

    They offered $135 for my SGS2. I can at least twice that on Ebay or craigslist!!!!But it’s still a good option for those who would rather go that route.

  • Out2l8

    Holy Cow!! $25.00 for my mint condition Nexus One phone!!!!!!


  • Vra23

    Up to $300??? more like up to $30.00 (HTC T-mobile G2). I can’t wait till T-mobile goes out of business

    • It’s not through tmobile, it’s Samsung ..complain to them. Besides that the g2 is two years old did you really expect to get $300

      • Tbyrne

        Well of course steadymobb, that’s exactly what V expects. No doubt spoiled from birth and feels entitled to everything he/she desires.

    • Secret Shopper #42

      lmao! not the shiniest tool in the shed now, are we. 

  • sAnIL ,,, ;)

    100 for my sgs2 … wtf ….

  • schtum

    Heh, $8 for my MyTouch 4G with a cracked screen. That’s better than I get anywhere else…

  • Izzybrexx

    His much for a GSM gnex with a crack screen?

  • BahamasGeek242

    I really don’t know what people are expecting on a trade in you will never get close to the value of you’re phone.  Sell it on eBay or craigslist.  People that use trade in usually do not want to deal with the hassle of eBay or craigslist 

  • Josue

    $162 for a international galaxy thanks ill find an idiot who i can sell it for more..any one wanna but it lol 

  • kevin

    Samsung keep saying their S2 is way better than iPhone 4S…but their quoted price for S2 is $135 and iPhone 4S is $300.  Samsung just slapped its own face. I’m not an Apple fan boy but damn…how ironic…

  • Mloudt

    Some people say ebay or craigslist. Well ebay is declining in popularity and I never used it but I do use craigslist. Craigslist you can hit owner up directly and negotiate them to lower price. I would recommend using craigslist to buy or sell any phones. Don’t ever buy a phone from the carrier. Most people on craigslist sell phones between the lowest price which is contract price and the highest price which is non contract retail price. With the G Note coming out on 8/8 and the S Blaze Q supposeldy coming out 8/15 people will be selling a lot of TMO phones higher end also to try to get these new phones. Anytime a new device is released check your local craigslist and I guarantee you will find a good deal.

  • Gagglecon89

    They offered me $50 for my Samsung Vibrant

  • Secret Shopper #42

    So, do you really need proof of purchase to do this? Cuz, I have like 4 phones (pretty good condition) between 0-2 yrs old. Can you just trade in anything? (from their list, of course).

  • A Griffith

    Galaxy Nexus working with no cracked screen… $170? What the hell… I can probably get close to $300 on CL.