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Verizon has the Lowest Prices on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Posted by Kellex March - 26 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

Believe it or not, Verizon has the best full retail (off contract) pricing on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. To see pricing for each carrier, you can check out our pricing guide, but the numbers are substantially lower in all tiers (32GB, 64GB, and 128GB) on Big Red than they are at AT&T and T-Mobile, or even US Cellular. Sprint is hiding their pricing and doing some gimmicky lease program, so we can’t really compare anything there. 

If you start at the 32GB model of the Galaxy S6, Verizon is as much as $80 lower in some cases. At the 64GB level, they are up to $70 lower, and at the 128GB level, they beat everyone by $65. With the Galaxy S6 Edge, it’s an even bigger gap. At the 32GB level, they are as much as $93 lower. At 64GB and 128GB, you are looking at $89 and $85 differences, respectively. We should also point out that because of these lower full retail prices, that their monthly payment plans split up into 24 payments are also going to be the lowest in most cases.

Here is a look at Verizon’s full retail pricing compared to the rest:

galaxy s6 edge price comparison

And here are each carrier’s comparable payment plans:

galaxy s6 edge pricing comparison5

So does this all mean that everyone should run to Verizon to buy the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge? Well, no. First of all, it’s no secret that their service prices are hovering around the highest in the industry. You also have to keep in mind that their phones aren’t exactly great for jumping between carriers should you fulfill your payment plan or buy at full retail and want to go elsewhere. You should have no trouble locking onto AT&T’s HSPA network with a Verizon phone these days, but the chances of you getting an LTE signal are slim.

With that said, if you are open to any carrier at the moment and have decided to pick up the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, want to buy at full retail or through a payment plan, and also don’t mind overwhelming branding, Verizon is currently looking like the cheapest option (without factoring in service).

Verizon has the Lowest Prices on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is a post from: Droid Life

Galaxy S6 Pricing & Availability Roundup

Posted by wicked March - 26 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

Galaxy S6 Availability Feature

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available for sale across the big four US carriers on April 10th, but most pre-orders start tomorrow, March 27th. Which network is the right choice for your new phone? That’s a question whose answer received a new wrinkle today as announcements about pricing and bundled perks landed from all angles. Here’s the rundown of Samsung offerings as we know them, but it’s worth mentioning that HTC’s newsroom was just as busy rattling off the same pre-order and availability dates for its flagship One M9. If you’re on the fence between the two devices and the deciding factor is price, don’t miss Mathew Brack‘s companion roundup on HTC availibility.

First off, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint will have working handsets in stores tomorrow, so make your way down to the show room floors for a hands-on with these newly glass covered marvels of engineering. Both models will be available in 32, 64, and 128 GB versions, and come in your choice of black, white, or gold – sadly, the navy blue and emerald green options are not yet destined for the American market.

Verizon

Pre-order: April 1, 2015.

Availability: April 10, 2015.

Other than a few tweets and teases, Verizon has been silent on the specifics of its Galaxy S6 plan pricing. Watch this space for details as they become available.

AT&T

Pre-order: March 27, 2015.

Price: $0 down.

  • Galaxy S6 (32 GB): $22.84/month for 30 months ($685.20 total) on AT&T Next 24.
  • Galaxy S6 Edge (32 GB): $27.17/month for 30 months ($815.10 total) on AT&T Next 24.
  • 64 GB and 128 GB versions will scale accordingly

Activation Fee: $40/line

Perks: Save $50 on a Samsung Gear Circle Bluetooth Stereo Headset with the purchase of any Galaxy S smartphone on AT&T Next.

Next 24 is AT&T’s early upgrade trade-in plan (if you can call two years “early”), and allows for new phone purchases after 24 months. However, keep in mind that phone installments are spread out across 30 months instead of 24, so lower monthly rates actually correspond to higher costs if you don’t end up trading in.

T-Mobile

Galaxy S6 NetflixPre-order: March 27, 2015. According to the press release, “T-Mobile will begin shipping the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to pre-sale customers before the devices go on sale in stores Friday, April 10.” What this means for pre-order arrival date is unclear, but the implication is that T-Mobile customers will be among the first to unbox their new devices.

Availability: April 10, 2015

Price: $0 down

  • Galaxy S6 (32 GB): $28.33/month for 24 months ($679.92 total)
  • Galaxy S6 Edge (32 GB): $32.49/month for 24 months ($779.76 total)
  • 64 GB and 128 GB versions will scale accordingly

Activation Fee: None, with a Simple Choice plan.

Perks: One year of free Netflix to the first 92,000 pre-orders placed by April 12th. If you’re switching from another carrier, T-Mobile will pay off your remaining phone payments (up to $650 with trade-in) and termination fees (re: Uncarrier 10 Event for more details).

The full announcement and order links can be found here.

Sprint

Sprint Galaxy S6 PromoPre-order: March 27, 2015.

Price: $0 down

  • Galaxy S6 (32 GB): $20/month for 24 months ($480 total) on Sprint Galaxy Family Share.
  • Galaxy S6 Edge (32 GB): $25/month for 24 months ($600 total) on Sprint Galaxy Family Share.
  • 64 GB and 128 GB versions will scale accordingly.
  • Offer ends May 14, 2015

Activation fee: $36/line

If this price strikes you as low, you’re not alone. Details come courtesy of what looks like a poorly scanned and poorly edited fax posted to Sprint’s official newsroom. The title reads like click-bait, but the “deal” itself is bundled into the $200/month unlimited family plan – all the calls and texts you can handle, with 20 GB of data to share. At roughly $70/month per person for a 4 line family, this could be a good deal depending on the size of your family. The fine print is too pixelated to make out, so watch out for hidden conditions.

Summary

Samsung PromosIn addition to the individual promos from each carrier, Samsung has a dedicated portal for offers available to every Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge owner. The page is empty at the moment, but check back for a revised perk list as the launch date grows nearer.

All else being equal, this collection of offers shows Sprint to be the best option for low monthly payments, T-Mobile to have you covered on Netflix and early unboxing, AT&T to cost you more in the long run (but offer a discount on earbuds), and Verizon to open pre-orders 5 days late. However, anyone who has waded into the quagmire of contracts, costs, and coverage that is the US telecom market can attest that these numbers are far from the complete picture. Always make sure to read the fine print (not all of which is available at the time of this writing), and pick the best option for your own unique circumstance.

 

Will you be pre-ordering a new Samsung flagship tomorrow? Which carrier has your vote? Let us know in the comments below, and check back for more launch details as they become available.

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AT&T has the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge available for pre-order starting tomorrow

Posted by wicked March - 26 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

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With the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge going on sale nationwide on April 10, we’re seeing a bit of activity amongst the carriers regarding pre-orders. We have T-Mobile putting their S6/Edge variants available for pre-order starting tomorrow and like the uncarrier, so too will AT&T. However, unlike T-Mobile, AT&T will not be shipping devices tomorrow. Here’s how you can snag the device on AT&T.

You can pre-order the S6 or S6 edge from AT&T’s web site or retail locations in either black sapphire, white pearl or gold. You’ll be able to pick any of the three storage options ranging from 32GB, 64GB or 128GB.  The 32GB version of the S6 will cost $22.84/month on AT&T Next 24, and the 32GB S6 Edge will cost $27.17/month on the same plan.

As far as a standard contract is concerned though, we’re not seeing anything in terms of pricing from the carrier. That said, if you do decide to go the 24 monthly installment route, you’ll get $50 off of Samsung’s Gear Circle. The kicker for that is, you don’t have to buy the new flagships, as it applies to all Samsung phones on Next. We have the press release for you below.

Full Press Release:

Get the Next Big Thing from AT&T for $0 Down on AT&T Next; Save $50 on Samsung Gear Circle™ with Purchase of Any Samsung Galaxy® Smartphone on AT&T Next

DALLAS, March 26, 2015 – Starting on March 27, you can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S® 6 and Galaxy S® 6 edge from AT&T1 on www.att.com and AT&T retail locations in Black Sapphire, White Pearl or Gold Platinum and select from 32GB, 64GB or 128GB2 storage options. Pricing starts at $22.84 per month on AT&T Next 243 for the Galaxy S 6 with 32GB and $27.17 on AT&T Next 243 for the Galaxy S 6 edge with 32GB.  

Get a first look at the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge beginning March 27 at participating AT&T stores in the U.S.

Samsung Gear Circle Offer

Save $50 on a Samsung Gear Circle Bluetooth Stereo Headset when you buy a Galaxy S 6, Galaxy S 6 edge or any other Samsung Galaxy S smartphone on AT&T Next.4

Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge Features

The Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge smartphones blend design with high-power performance and meaningful innovation to keep you connected, productive and entertained. The Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge embody the perfect marriage of glass and metal.  Additional key features include:

  • Materials:  The unibody design features Corning® Gorilla Glass® 4 and aluminum frames to blend durability and innovation.
  • Displays: Both devices have 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED® displays with 577ppi. The Galaxy S 6 edge delivers Samsung’s first dual-edge smartphone – a uniquely designed dual curve screen that cascades the left and right sides of the smartphone. This allows you to easily and discreetly view news, updates and messaging notifications.
  • Cameras: The cameras launch fast, so you can capture quick moments beautifully; just double tap the home buttons while in any application to open up the cameras. Auto-Real time High Dynamic Range (HDR), Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and IR detect White Balance provide advanced light sensitive and crisp camera solutions to take pictures that look great even if the light isn’t perfect. You can also flip the smartphones to the front and take wide-angle selfies.
  • Voice Calling: HD Voice capable.5
  • Operating Systems: Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop).
  • Processors: Accomplish more with Samsung’s fastest and most powerful processor in a smartphone – both devices come with Octa-core application processors with 64-bit platforms.
  • Battery Life: The Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge feature embedded wireless charging technology that works with most wireless charging pads on the market, so there’s no more looking for a cord or place to plug in.6 Ultra Power Saving Mode gives you up to 24 hours of talk and text time with only a 10 percent charge,7 and Fast Charging powers the devices up to 50 percent in about 30 minutes.8

Supporting Quote 

“AT&T is proud to add the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge to our industry leading portfolio of Samsung smartphones and the network with the nation’s strongest LTE signal.9 Samsung pushed the design and innovation envelope by enhancing essentials such as the camera and display, while combining its fast and powerful processor with a stunning metal and sophisticated glass design.” – Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Device Marketing and Developer Services, AT&T Mobility.

Device Eco-rating

The Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge both earned four out of five stars on AT&T’s Eco-Rating system. The system rates the environmental factors of AT&T branded handset devices. AT&T created the Eco-Rating system to empower consumers to make better informed decisions when selecting a device. For more information about this device’s rating, AT&T’s Eco-Rating System, and how you can join AT&T in making a difference, please visit http://att.com/ecospace.

Supporting Resources

1AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

2Portion of memory occupied by existing content.

3Requires 20-mth or 24-mth 0% APR installment agreement and qualifying credit and wireless service. Tax due at sale.  If wireless service cancelled, device balance due. Service costs additional. Other charges and restrictions apply. AT&T Next Requirements: www.att.com/shop/wireless/next.html#fbid=mkEz9ThvDiO.

4Samsung Gear Circle Bundle Offer:  Offer ends May 11, 2015. Offer available at AT&T owned-stores, att.com, and select participating dealers only. Must buy a Samsung Galaxy smartphone on an AT&T NextSM installment agmt w/ qual. monthly wireless svc plan (voice & data) and will get $50 instantly off a Samsung Gear Circle Bluetooth Headset. Must buy items together.  Discounts: Offer may not be combinable w/ other credits, discounts & offers. Device Limits:  Purch. limit & limit of 4 financed devices per wireless acct may apply. Device prices may vary by location. Return/Restocking:  If return smartphone w/in 14 days w/o headset, will owe the discount of $50.  Restocking fee up to $35 on smartphone may also apply. AT&T Next:  Req’s well-qualified credit. Wireless svc is req’d (voice & data) & is add’l. Tax due at sale. If wireless service is cancelled, remaining device balance is due. Visit att.com/next for details. Gen. Wireless Svc Terms:  Subject to Wireless Customer Agmt. Credit approval required. Other fees & a deposit may apply.  Other Monthly Charges/Line: May include taxes & fed./state universal svc charges, Reg. Cost Recovery Charge (up to $1.25), gross receipts surcharge, Admin. Fee & other gov’t assessments which are not gov’t req’d charges. Offer, terms, restr’s & options subject to change and may be modified, discontinued, or terminated at any time without notice.  Coverage & svc not avail. everywhere. Other restr’s apply & may result in svc termination.

5AT&T HD Voice has limited availability in select markets and may not be available in your area.  To experience HD Voice, both parties must be in AT&T HD Voice coverage using AT&T HD Voice-capable devices. Other restrictions apply.  See www.att.com/hdvoice for details.

6Wireless charging pad sold separately.

7Based on laboratory testing. Results may vary. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, carrier network, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls, and voice, data and other application-usage patterns.

8Fast Charging requires Fast Charging compatible charger to work. Testing under laboratory conditions.  Results may vary.  Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other applications usage patterns.

9Nationwide carriers’ LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on average LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions of people and businesses around the globe stay connected through leading wireless, high-speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. We’re helping people mobilize their worlds with state-of-the-art communications, entertainment services and amazing innovations like connected cars and devices for homes, offices and points in between. Our U.S. wireless network offers

customers the nation’s strongest LTE signal and the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network. We offer the best global wireless coverage.* We’re improving how our customers stay entertained and informed with AT&T U-verse® TV and High Speed Internet services. And businesses worldwide are serving their customers better with AT&T’s mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at www.youtube.com/att.

© 2015 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Reliability and signal strength claims based on nationwide carriers’ LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere.

*Global coverage claim based on offering voice and LTE data roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offering the most wireless smartphones and tablets that work in the most countries.

- See more at: http://about.att.com/story/preorder_samsung_galaxy_s6_and_galaxy_s6_edge.html#sthash.AjzHqjEk.dpuf

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HTC One M9 Prices at Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint

Posted by Kellex March - 26 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

Now that we have Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge pricing and availability out of the way, it’s time to focus our attention for a minute on the HTC One M9. Like Samsung’s flagships, the One M9 will go up for pre-order tomorrow, March 27, and arrive at most carriers April 10. Since there is only one model, pricing here is pretty straight forward, with a full retail price sitting right around $650 at most places, but there will also be monthly payment options.

Here we go, again. 

(We will update this post as we have more information from additional carriers.)


AT&T

Availability: Pre-orders start March 27 at 12:01AM ET and the phone will be available in stores April 10.

Colors:  AT&T will have Gold on Silver and Gunmetal Gray with 32GB of storage.

Pricing:

  • AT&T Next Pricing ($0 down for all options): AT&T Next 24 — $23.64; Next 18 — $29.55; Next 12 — $35.45
  • 2-year contract: $199.99
  • No contract: $708.99

Bonus:  If you buy the S6 or S6 Edge, you can save $50 on the Samsung Gear Circle, which is a Bluetooth headset.


T-Mobile

Availability: Pre-orders start March 27 at 6:00AM PDT and the phone will be available in stores April 10. T-Mobile claims that if you pre-order, you will receive you phone “weeks it’s available for everyone else.” So if you choose to pre-order either the One M9, you should have it before April 10.

Colors:  T-Mobile will have Gold on Silver with 32GB of storage.

Pricing:

  • $0 down + $27.08/month x 24, $649.92

Verizon

Availability:  Pre-orders start April 1 and the phone will be in stores on April 10.

Colors:  Verizon will have Gold on Silver and Metal Gray with 32GB of storage.

Pricing:

  • 2-year contract:  $199
  • Verizon Edge:  $24.99/month x 24

Sprint

Availability:  Pre-orders start March 27. Sprint didn’t announce an in-store date.

Colors:  Sprint will have Gold on Silver and Gunmetal Gray with 32GB of storage.

Pricing:  Sprint refuses to list normal pricing like normal carriers.

Lease:  For $0 down and $20/month for 24 months, you can not own the HTC One M9.


Unlocked Version

Availability:  HTC will sell an unlocked model that will be sold directly from HTC’s online store $649 starting at 12:01AM ET March 27. In the past, their unlocked phones have worked best on AT&T.


Other Retailers

  • Amazon, Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, Costco Wholesale and Target will all sell the HTC One M9.

HTC One M9 Prices at Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint is a post from: Droid Life

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Prices at Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint

Posted by Kellex March - 26 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

Samsung announced this morning that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge go up for pre-order starting tomorrow, March 27, with nationwide availability opening up on April 10. That doesn’t mean that all carriers will have the device available that day, so we thought we would gather all of the information from individual carriers and slap it for you in a single post. Let’s make this easy – well, as easy as it can be with two phones, three colors, three storage sizes, and who knows how many price points and payment plans.

Here we go. 

(We will update this post as we have more information from additional carriers.)


AT&T

Availability: Pre-orders start March 27, but AT&T hasn’t said when the actual in-store date is. My guess is April 10, but we will update this post as that becomes official.

Colors:  AT&T will have the Black Sapphire, White Pearl, and Gold Platinum models available for pre-order on March 27.

Pricing:

  • Galaxy S6
    • Next 12: $34.25 (32GB), $39.25 (64GB), $44.25 (128GB)
    • Next 18: $28.55 (32GB), $32.71 (64GB), $36.88 (128GB)
    • Next 24: $22.84 (32GB), $26.17 (64GB), $29.50 (128GB)
    • 2-year contract: $199.99 (32GB), $299.99 (64GB), $399.99 (128 GB)
    • Full retail: $664.99 (32GB), $764.99 (64GB), $864.99 (128GB)
  • Galaxy S6 Edge
    • Next 12:  $40.75 (32GB), $45.75 (64GB), $50.75 (128GB)
    • Next 18:  $33.96 (32GB), $38.13 (64GB), $41.05 (128GB)
    • Next 24:  $27.17 (32GB), $30.50 (64GB), $33.84 (128GB)
    • 2-year contract:  $299.99 (32GB), $399.99 (64GB), $499.99 (128GB)
    • Full retail:  $792.99 (32GB), $888.99 (64GB), $984.99 (128GB)

Bonus:  If you buy the S6 or S6 Edge, you can save $50 on the Samsung Gear Circle, which is a Bluetooth headset.


T-Mobile

Availability: Pre-orders start March 27 and the phone is available in stores on April 10. T-Mobile claims that if you pre-order, you will receive you phone “before the devices go on sale in stores.” So if you choose to pre-order either the S6 or S6 Edge, you should have it before April 10.

Colors:  T-Mobile will have the White Pearl and Black Sapphire models of both the S6 and S6 Edge available for pre-order on March 27. The Gold Platinum edition of both phones will be available as soon as they get inventory, which they expect to be “no later than April 10.”

Pricing:

  • Galaxy S6 32GB – $0 down + $28.33/month x 24, $679.92
  • Galaxy S6 64GB – $99.99 down + $27.50/month x 24, $759.99
  • Galaxy S6 128GB – $199.99 down + $27.50/month x 24, $859.99
  • Galaxy S6 Edge 32GB – $0 down + $32.49/month x 24, $779.76
  • Galaxy S6 Edge 64GB – $99.99 down + $31.66/month x 24, $859.83
  • Galaxy S6 Edge 128GB – $199.99 down + $31.66/month x 24, $959.83

Bonus:  T-Mobile customers who order either phone before April 12 can receive a 1-year Netflix subscription for free.


Verizon

Availability:  Verizon has only stated that pre-orders for the S6 and S6 Edge begin April 1.

Colors:  Verizon will carry Black Sapphire and White Pearl models of each.

Pricing:

  • Galaxy S6
    • Edge:  $24.99 (32GB), $29.16 (64GB), $33.33 (128GB) for 24 months
    • 2-year contract:  $199.99 (32GB), $299.99 (64GB), $399.99 (128GB) after $50 mail-in rebate
    • Full retail:  $599.99 (32GB), $699.99 (64GB), $799.99 (128GB)
  • Galaxy S6 Edge
    • Edge:  $29.16 (32GB), $33.33 (64GB), $37.49 (128GB) for 24 months
    • 2-year contract:  $299.99 (32GB), $399.99 (64GB), $499.99 (128GB) after $50 mail-in rebate
    • Full retail:  $699.99 (32GB), $799.99 (64GB), $899.99 (128GB)

Sprint

Availability:  Sprint opens pre-orders for the S6 and S6 Edge March 27. The device arrives in stores on April 10.

Colors:  Sprint will carry Black Sapphire, White Pearl, and Gold Platinum models.

Pricing:

  • Not yet announced.

Lease option:  Sprint is running a “free” phone lease for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. You can get an S6 at no cost if you sign a 24-month lease on the phone (they’ll give you a $20/month credit), and also sign-up for their Sprint Unlimited plan at $80 per month (unlimited talk, text, data). If you want the Galaxy S6 Edge, you are looking at $85 per month.


US Cellular

Availability:  US Cellular opens pre-orders on March 27 and the device will arrive in stores April 10.

Colors:  US Cellular will carry the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in White Pearl and Black Sapphire.

Pricing:

  • Galaxy S6 32GB:  $199 with 2-year agreement; $680 full retail; $34/month x 20
  • Galaxy S6 64GB:  $299 with 2-year agreement; $770 full retail; $38.50/month x 20
  • Galaxy S6 Edge 32GB:  $299 with 2-year agreement; $790 full retail; $39.50/month x 20
  • Galaxy S6 Edge 64GB:   $399 with 2-year agreement; $880 full retail; $44/month x 20
  • Payment plan:  US Cellular also offers device payment plans with $0 and payments divided up over 20 months

Other Retailers

  • Best Buy, Amazon, Costco., Sam’s Club, Target and Walmart will carry both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Carrier model availability at each should match up with the schedules of each carrier above.
  • Cricket, Boost Mobile, and MetroPCS will all carry the Galaxy S6.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Prices at Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint is a post from: Droid Life

AT&T and T-Mobile reveal Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge pricing

Posted by wicked March - 26 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

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This morning Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will arrive in the United States on April 10th, with pre-orders beginning March 27th. Now T-Mobile and T&T have chimed in with a few other details, including how much they will sell the handsets for.

T-Mobile’s pricing details

As expected, the premium design on the Galaxy S6 means pricing is going up, but not dramatically so. The 32GB model will cost $679.92, the 64GB model for $759.99, and the 128GB version for $859.99. For those interested in T-Mobile payment plans, the 32GB model can be yours for $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $28.33, the 64GB model for $99 down and 24 monthly payments of $27.50, and finally the 128GB model for $199.99 down and 24 monthly payments of $27.50.

The Galaxy S6 Edge’s pricing has also been revealed, coming in at $779.76, $859.83 and $959.83 for the 32, 64 and 128GB versions respectively. Monthly payment rates will begin at $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $32.49, with the 64GB and 128GB models costing $31.66 a month, with the former requiring a $99.99 down payment and the later requiring $199.99 down.

Keep in mind that all of these devices also come with a free year of Netflix for those buying from the Uncarrier, a value of $107.88.

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AT&T pricing details

While T-Mobile breaks down the pricing for all models, AT&T isn’t quite as clear. The carrier will carry the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options in black, white or gold but only has outed pricing for the 32GB Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

The Galaxy S6 start at $22.84 monthly (for 30 months total) on Next 24, which comes to $685.20. The Galaxy S6 Edge starts at $27.17 a month (for 30 months total) on Next 24, at a total cost of $815.10. The AT&T Galaxy S6 offerings don’t come with a year of free Netflix, but they are offering $50 off on the purchase of a Samsung Gear Circle Bluetooth Stereo headset through AT&T Next.

Anyone planning on getting the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge through T-Mobile or AT&T? For those interested in other carrier pricing, we’ll be sure to update as soon as we learn more! Also, be sure to check out our full review:

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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Pre-Orders Open in the US on March 27

Posted by Kellex March - 26 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

Tomorrow should be a fun day – you get to decide if you want to buy one of Samsung’s new devices, the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge, or the HTC One M9. All devices go up for pre-order starting tomorrow, but we’ll save HTC info for another post. Let’s talk now about how you can order one of Samsung’s new flavors. 

Starting tomorrow, March 27, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will go up for pre-order in the US. The phone will officially arrive for sale on April 10. Here in the States, the S6 and S6 Edge will be available in Black Sapphire, White Pearl, and Gold Platinum. That means no blue or green, which is really too bad. Maybe Best Buy will get an exclusive on the blue model at a later date? Maybe? Please?

Carriers that will carry both the S6 and S6 Edge include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon. Boost Mobile, Cricket, and MetroPCS will only carry the Galaxy S6. Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy, as well as Amazon, Costco, Sam’s Club, Target, and Walmart will also carry both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Samsung, as is typically the case, is leaving it up to carriers to confirm their own specific dates and pricing.

NOTE:  We now have pricing, thanks to T-Mobile. 32GB Galaxy S6 starts at $679; 32GB S6 Edge starts at $779.76.

NOTE 2:  We are tracking all US carrier pricing and availability here.

Want to get your hands on either device before April 10 to decide of pre-ordering is for you? At participating AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and US Cellular Stores, along with Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy, you can get an “exclusive first look” starting tomorrow. In other words, if you are interested in these phones, get your butts into the big flagship stores near you.

Who is pre-ordering?


Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge U.S. Pre-Orders Begin March 27; Available Nationwide April 10

Reimagined from the ground up, the next big thing is almost here, delivering Samsung’s most powerful smartphone experience

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ — March 26, 2015 — Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung), the No. 1 global smartphone manufacturer1, today announced the Galaxy S® 6 and Galaxy S® 6 edge will be available in the U.S. beginning April 10, with pre-orders starting March 27. Blending elegant, sophisticated design and high-power performance, the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge deliver to consumers and businesses an unmatched mobile experience.

“We have completely reimagined the Galaxy experience from the ground up by listening to what matters most to our customers,” said Gregory Lee, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America Headquarters. “The Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge are more than just beautiful – they’re better. We’ve improved the smartphone essentials – camera, battery, display – and redesigned the phone experience so our consumer and business users are empowered to do more.”

In the U.S., the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will be available in Black Sapphire, White Pearl and Gold Platinum — in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB2 memory options. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless will carry both the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge, while Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS will carry the Galaxy S 6. Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy, as well as Amazon.com, Costco Wholesale, Inc., Sam’s Club, Target and Walmart will also carry the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge. Carriers and retailers will confirm specific pricing and availability.

The Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge embody the best of form and function – packing incredible performance and features consumers and business users care most about into a beautifully sleek frame.

  • Premium Materials: A unibody design blends beauty and durability, featuring Corning® Gorilla Glass® 4 and an aluminum frame so it’s durable enough to withstand everyday life.
  • Advanced Camera: Intuitive front- and rear-facing cameras allow consumers to snap high-quality photos, no matter the lighting situation, and quickly capture any moment, anywhere.
  • Battery Management: Power management essentials create peace of mind for users so there is no need to worry about battery life. With built-in wireless charging, users can quickly and conveniently charge their phone on almost any wireless charging platform (charging pad sold separately). Fast Charging gives users up to four hours of battery life with a 10 minute charge and a 50 percent charge in about half an hour. Ultra Power Saving Mode affords users up to 24 hours of talk and text time when the battery is at 10 percent3.
  • Advanced Technology: Equipped with an advanced processor and display, the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge elevate productivity and deliver an exceptional entertainment experience.
  • Business-Ready: With Samsung KNOX, the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge are secure and protected right out of the box. With wide support for MDM partners and KNOX enhancements enabled at launch, IT administrators can simplify deployment and device management.
  • Dual Edge: The Galaxy S 6 edge breaks the traditional conventions of smartphone design to deliver the world’s first dual-edge smartphone. The edge display adds features unique to the curved design, including People Edge and information tickers so users can easily and discreetly view news updates and messaging notifications.
  • Samsung’s Milk Services: Both the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will come preloaded on select carriers* with Samsung’s streaming entertainment apps, Milk Music™, powered by Slacker, and Milk Video™.

Consumers can get an exclusive first look at the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge beginning March 27 at participating

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular stores in addition to Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy. A list of participating locations is available at www.samsung.com/galaxys6preview.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop beginning to roll out for the AT&T Galaxy Note 3

Posted by wicked March - 25 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

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Following in the Galaxy Note 4’s footsteps from earlier today, Android 5.0 Lollipop is now beginning to roll out to the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The update comes in at a hefty 1.2GB and carries build number N900AUCUEOC1.

Much like other updates on AT&T, this build of Android 5.0 is rolling out in stages. So if you have an AT&T Note 3 and haven’t received the update yet, don’t fret – it will make its way to your device within the next few days. When you do receive the update notification, make sure you’re on a solid Wi-Fi connection, as the update can’t be downloaded using your mobile data plan.

With all that said, what exactly are you getting with the 5.0 update? For starters, you’ll get a good amount of Material Design enhancements, though the design changes are much less noticeable on Samsung devices. You’ll also receive the usual slew of Lollipop features including priority mode notifications, new battery saving features, more security improvements and much, much more.

If you have yet to receive the update and would like to check manually, head to Settings>General>About device>Software updates>Check for updates.

Have you received your Android 5.0 update yet? How are you liking it so far?

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T getting Android Lollipop now

Posted by wicked March - 25 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

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Earlier today AT&T starting rolling out the Android Lollipop update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Turns out that is not the only Note device on AT&T getting Lollipop today as the carrier started rolling out the update for the Galaxy Note 3 as well.

AT&T’s support site does not indicate whether the update includes some of the additional apps the Galaxy Note 4 is receiving, like Evernote or Amazon Shopping. There is also no indication as to whether Samsung modified the update from Samsung to ensure the mute mode works properly.

Users can wait for the OTA update notification to show up on their device to start the update process. They can also check to see if the update is available for them by going to Settings –> General –> About device –> Software updates –> Check for updates.

source: AT&T

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AT&T Galaxy Note 3 Also Appears to be Getting Lollipop Today (Updated)

Posted by Kellex March - 24 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

AT&T’s Galaxy Note 4 may not be the only Note receiving its update to Android 5.0 Lollipop today. According to a couple of our readers, a 1GB update is also rolling out to the Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T that is more than likely a bump to 5.0.1. The update is crawling at the moment, just like the Note 4’s update, so it could be a minute before we know for sure. What else could it be, though? 

AT&T has yet to update their support site for the Note 3, so we also don’t have that official confirmation. Once we know for sure, we’ll update this post.

In the meant time, Note 3 owners on AT&T, let us know if you have an update available by going into Settings>General tab>About device>Software updates>Check for updates.

Update:  Here is a screenshot of the massive update in progress.

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Update 2:  It’s now official through AT&T support.

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  • Android version:  5.0
  • Baseband Version: N900AUCUEOC1
  • Kernel Version: 3.4.0-4335446
  • Build Number:  LRX21V.N900AUCUEOC1
  • Upgrade file size:
    • KK MR (NC1) = 1197.08MB
    • 4.4.4 MR (NJ5) = 1054.72MB
Cheers Justin and William!

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