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Best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Deals

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Samsung’s long-awaited Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones are finally available in retail stores, and with their availability comes a brand new wave of deals. But what you’ll pay for the new flagship phones largely depends on where you buy them.

Currently, Walmart has a deal that takes $150 off the Galaxy S9. How does that stack up with other offers? Here are the best deals for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ so far.

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Galaxy S9 Deals: Samsung and Carriers Compared

Carrier Galaxy S9 Price S9 Monthly Payments Galaxy S9+ Price S9+ Monthly Payments Trade-In Rebates?
Samsung $719.99 $30/24 months $839.99 $35/24 months Up to $350
Verizon $799.99 $33.33/24 months $929.99 $38.74/24 months Up to $350
AT&T $789.99 $26.34/30 months $914.99 $30.50/30 months Up to $350
T-Mobile $720 $30/24 months $840 $30/24 months + $120 down Up to $360 off
Sprint $792 $33/18 months $912 $38/18 months Up to $350

Walmart

For the absolute lowest price — no one comes close to Walmart’s offer. The retailer is taking $150 off the S9 and S9+ when you purchase the phone in-store and sign up for a installment agreement with AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint.

The best part is that Walmart’s discount stacks with AT&T’s current 50 percent off promo. So you can purchase an S9 at Walmart for $639, sign up for AT&T Next to cut that price by 50 percent for a new price of $319.50, and then pay $10.65 for 30 months. It’s a remarkable deal and possibly the best launch deal we’ve ever seen.

AT&T

Through March 31, AT&T customers who purchase Samsung’s S9 via AT&T’s Next installment plan will pay $26.34 for 30 months for the S9 ($789.99 total) or $30.50 for the S9+ ($914.99 total). However, new and existing customers will get 50 percent off their S9 when they purchase the phone on AT&T Next with a new line of service. If you purchase an S9+ or Note 8 under the same plan, you’ll get a $395 bill credit.

In addition, AT&T is offering up to $350 in credits if you trade-in your old phone. And if you have an older phone, AT&T has the most aggressive trade-in offer as they will give you a minimum $200 credit as long as your phone has a value of at least $20. Otherwise, trade in a Galaxy S7 family phone and get a minimum $300 credit or trade in a Galaxy S8, iPhone 8, LG V30, or Google Pixel 2/XL phone for a minimum $350 credit.

Additionally, if you open a new line from a competitor, AT&T will give you a $150 bill credit, which stacks with the above offers for potential savings of $500.

Verizon

Verizon’s customers can expect to pay $33.33/month (over 24 months) for the S9 and $38.74/month for the S9+. That works out to $800 for the S9 and $930 for the S9+ when you pay full-price — the most expensive of any carrier.

However, Verizon will have multiple promos with the launch of Samsung’s new flagships. It’s most enticing will be its trade-in offer, which takes up to $350 off the S9 or S9+ when you trade-in your old device. The credits will break down as follows: $100 credit: Apple iPhone SE, HTC M9/M9+, LG G4/V10, Moto Z Play/Turbo 2, Samsung Galaxy S5/Note 4/Note Edge. $200 credit: iPhone 6/6 Plus, HTC 10, LG G5/V20, Moto Z Droid/Z2 Play, Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge +/S6 Active/Note 5. $300 credit: iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6S Plus, Google Pixel/Pixel XL/Pixel 2/Pixel 2XL, LG G6/V30, Moto Z2 Force/Z Force, Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S7 Active. $350 credit: iPhone X/8/8Plus, Galaxy S8/S8+/Note 8. The credits will be applied over the span of 24 months.

Alternatively, you can get a $150 prepaid MasterCard when you port in a new line of service. This promo stacks with the trade-in offer, so you could potentially get up to $500 off a new S9 or S9+ if you activate a new line of service and trade-in your current phone.

Other promos include $10 off select Samsung accessories for Verizon Up customers with active Samsung phones, 50 percent off select Samsung tablets with a 2-year agreement, $100 off a Gear 3 smartwatch with 2-year agreement (with purchase of an S9 or S9+), and a Samsung Fast Charge Power Bundle for $99.99.

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Sprint

Sprint has one of the best Galaxy deals you’ll find. For a limited time, lease a Galaxy S9 or S9+ and get an additional Galaxy S9 for free (after a $33 per month credit). If you don’t need two phones, Sprint charges $792 for the Galaxy S9 and $912 for the S9+ when you buy the phone outright. However, the carrier is offering up to $350 off with an eligible trade-in and via the carrier’s 18-month Sprint Flex program. After discount, you could pay as little as $13.55/month for the S9 or $18.55/month for the S9+. Or you can opt for the Galaxy Forever program, which lets you trade up to a new Galaxy after 12 months.

Additionally, you can get a $150 prepaid Visa card when you open a new line of service.

Trade-in credits are as follows — $150 credit: GS6, GS6 Edge, GS6 Edge+, GS6 Active, Note 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 plus, LG G6, LG v20, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL. $250 credit: GS7, GS7 Edge, GS7 Active, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, LG v30+. $350 credit: GS8, GS8+, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

For a limited time (and while supplies last), when you purchase a new Galaxy S9 or S9+, Sprint will give you the chance to name your own star. The International Star Registry has set up a Webpage where customers can redeem/name their star. While it’s not the dollar-off discount we had wished to see, we give them credit for having one of the most unique promos we’ve seen for any phone launch. 

T-Mobile

Few carriers are as aggressive with price cuts as T-Mobile, and that’s proving to be the case with the Galaxy S9. The carrier has the lowest prices on the S9 and S9+ if you buy the phones outright at $720 and $840, respectively. Buy the phones in installments, and you’ll pay $30 per month over 24 months for either phone; the Galaxy S9+ requires a $120 down payment, though.

To max out your savings, you’ll want to trade-in an eligible phone, which can cut the price of the Galaxy S9 by half. That’s right, T-Mobile is offering up to $360 in savings with trade in. Better yet, T-Mobile’s trade-in plan is one of the most generous with many phones that qualify for the full $360 credit. For instance, The Galaxy S8, S7, and Note 8 families all qualify for the $360 credit. Likewise, the iPhone 6s through iPhone 8 all qualify for the $360 credit, as do the LG V30 and V30+. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S4 through the S6 family, iPhone 5s through iPhone 6, LG V20, LG G5, and LG G6 all qualify for the $200 credit.

Samsung, Best Buy and More

Samsung is selling its own phones for $720 (Galaxy S9) and $840 (Galaxy S9+). The Galaxy S9 costs $30 a month over 24 months unlocked. The Galaxy S9+ goes for $35 a month over 24 months, but you don’t have to pay $120 upfront like you would at T-Mobile, which requires a down payment. 

Best Buy is offering a variety of savings when you trade-in your old phone and purchase your new Galaxy through them. For instance, your Galaxy S8 gets you a $350 rebate, as does the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. You’ll get a $300 rebate from Best Buy by trading in any Galaxy S7, iPhone 7, Pixel 2, or LG V30. Finally, Best Buy will give you $150 back for trading in an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s or 6s Plus; any original Pixel; any Galaxy S6 model; the Galaxy Note 5; and the LG G6 or V20.

Wholesale clubs are also getting in on the discounts. Sam’s Club is offering a $150 Sam’s Club gift card if you purchase and activate your new Galaxy at a Sam’s Club store. They’re offering the Galaxy for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular.

Prepaid Carriers

The prepaid carriers are also getting in on the S9 deals. For the absolute lowest prepaid price, Boost has the S9 for $594.15 via coupon code “LUCKY”. The coupon is available for a limited time only and can be used on any Android phone.

StraightTalk is offering the S9 for $699.99 and the S9+ for $829.99. Just keep in mind that in our tests StraightTalk had the slowest LTE speed and provided one of the worst customer service experiences we’ve gone through.

MetroPCS also has the S9 for $699 (they currently don’t offer the S9+). Lastly, Cricket has the S9 for $749, which is not only the highest prepaid price, but also higher than Samsung’s direct price.

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