Where to buy the Galaxy S9: Best deals for your new phone
Everywhere you can buy the Galaxy S9 and S9+, and where to get the best price.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are coming on Friday, March 16, but pre-orders are already open and carriers are falling over themselves to give you a good deal on an early purchase of Samsung's latest phones. Here are all of the latest deals from the top carriers and retailers.
You'll be able to pick up the Galaxy S9 for $33.33 per month and the Galaxy S9+ for $38.75 per month. Both of those are the prices over 24 months, meaning you'll ultimately pay $799 for the S9 and $929 for the S9+. Ouch. To help reduce those costs, you can trade-in an eligible phone on Verizon and get a credit up to $350 (details below). Additionally, Verizon is offering a $150 prepaid MasterCard if you port your existing number to a new line of service.
- $350 credit: iPhone X/8/8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+/Note 8
- $300 credit: iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus, Google Pixel/Pixel XL/Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL, LG G6/V30, Motorola Z2 Force/Z Force, Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S7 Active
- $200 credit: iPhone 6/6 Plus, HTC 10, LG G5/V20, Motorola Moto Z Droid/Z2 Play, Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge/S6 edge+/S6 Active/Note 5
- $100 credit: iPhone SE, HTC M9/M9+, LG G4/V10, Motorola Moto Z Play/Turbo 2, Samsung Galaxy S5/Note 4/Note Edge
AT&T has upped the price for the phones beyond what you'd pay unlocked or from T-Mobile. The carrier is advertising $26.34 per month for the GS9 and $30.50 per month for the S9+ – but that's over 30 months, so the full price comes out to $790 and $915, respectively.
T-Mobile is matching the unlocked pricing of $720 for the Galaxy S9 and $840 for the S9+. T-Mobile says that the S9 series plugs into its new 600MHz spectrum, which offers more coverage in rural areas. T-Mobile is doing its usual trade-in bill credit deal for the new phones, offering $360 off either the Galaxy S9 or S9+ with an eligible trade-in. Here are the phones eligible for $360 in credit:
- GS8 Active
- GS7 edge
- GS7 Active
- Note 8
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8+
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7+
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s+
- LG V30
- LG V30+
Here are the older phones eligible for a smaller $200 in credit:
- GS6 edge
- GS6 edge+
- GS6 active
- Note 4
- Note 5
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6+
- LG V20
- LG G6
- LG G5
On Sprint you'll pay $792 for Galaxy S9 and $912 for Galaxy S9+, but they're also available through Sprint's Galaxy Forever lease program, which allows you to upgrade to the newest Galaxy after 12 months, for $33 per month for S9 and $38 per month for the S9+.
Sprint's prepaid carrier Boost Mobile is also planning to sell the Galaxy S9, but things are simple: only the small phone, only in black, and only on the full sale date with no pre-orders.
You can buy the carrier versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ for Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, plus the unlocked version (we recommend that one) at their usual prices. Best Buy runs its own trade-in program, and also typically matches whatever the carriers are offering directly in terms of incentives. Best Buy also offers 24-month no-interest financing if you have a Best Buy credit card.
If you prefer buying your phones directly from the manufacturer (consider it!), without all the bloatware and potential SIM locking, Samsung is offering both the S9 and S9+ unlocked from day one.
In the U.S., you'll pay $719 for the Galaxy S9 and $839 for the Galaxy S9+, but both are available with Samsung's financing program if you'd prefer to pay over several months.
Samsung is also offering college students additional savings on both devices.
If you're a Comcast customer rocking that Xfinity Mobile life, you can order the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, and Midnight Black. On March 16, the phones will officially launch both online and at physical Xfinity Stores.
To help commemorate the launch fo the Galaxy S9/S9+, you'll be able to get a $250 prepaid gift card when purchasing a select Samsung phone on a new line of service before March 22. Better yet, Xfinity Mobile is also offering a guaranteed $200 credit when trading in a qualified device.
It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Rogers will carry the Galaxy S9 and S9+. The amount you pay depends on which plan type you choose, with the pricing working out as follows:
- Premium+ Tab: $249 for the Galaxy S9 / $379 for the Galaxy S9+
- Premium Tab: $449 for the Galaxy S9 / $579 for the Galaxy S9+
- Smart Tab: $599 for the Galaxy S9 / $729 for the Galaxy S9+
- Talk & Text or No Tab: $999 for the Galaxy S9 / $1129 for the Galaxy S9+
You can get either the S9 or S9+ for as low as $0.93 after trading in an eligible device with activation on a 2-year Share Everything plan, but you'll need to either buy the phones in person or have them ship to your local Rogers store to take advantage of this. As if that wasn't enough, Rogers is also offering a free Samsung Fast Wireless Charging Stand (a $90 value) with the purchase of a Galaxy S9/S9+ on select 2-year Share Everything Plans. Unlike the above promo, this is available both in-stores and online.
In addition to Rogers, you'll also be able to get the Galaxy S9 through TELUS. The regular S9 will cost between $250 and $450 upfront depending on which plan you choose, with the same holding true for the S9+ that varies at $380 and $580. For customeres that pre-order before March 15, TELUS is offering a $150 bill credit that's applied directly to your account.
Bell is selling the S9 and S9+ for $250 on a 2-year term with an $80/month contract, or $450 for a $70/month contract. It's $1019 outright. The S9+ costs $380 and $580 in the same configurations. As with all other carriers, the phone comes in either grey or purple.
In Canada, Samsung is selling the Galaxy S9 and S9+ unlocked, starting at $960 for the smaller phone and moving up to $1100 for the larger one. Both phones remain unlocked once you put a SIM card into them, but they download (and keep) the carrier details from the first SIM that was inserted into them, much like their carrier counterparts. In Canada, Samsung is offering only the Lilac Purple and Titanium Grey models.
O2 in the United Kingdom is selling the Galaxy S9 for £49.99 upfront and then £56 per month for 24 months. If you want the larger and more impressive Galaxy S9+, you'll pay the same £49.99 upfront cost but a more expensive £61/month charge.
Thanks to the O2 Recycle program, you can score £100 off the purchase of either phone when trading in the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, S6, S6 edge, or S6 edge+. To ensure you get these savings, you'll want to get your pre-order in by March 15 and trade-in your current device by April 15.
Vodafone is also offering the Galaxy S9 series in the UK, and for the regular S9 you'll pay £29 upfront followed by £59/month. If you want to step up to the Galaxy S9+, you'll pay a bit more ay £49 upfront and then £69 per month.
For EE Mobile customers, you can get the Galaxy S9 for £58 per month and the S9+ for £68 per month. The former comes with 64GB of storage while the latter has 128GB, but no matter which you choose, you'll be able to get the phones in either Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, or Midnight Black.
Similar to a lot of other carriers, EE Mobile is also running its own trade-in deal. If you have a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, you can trade it in to EE and get a £250 discount on either the S9 or S9+.
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