Verizon Wireless was quick on the draw when it came to announcing its launch plans for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ from Samsung.
And since the official announcement by Samsung that the upcoming handsets would launch on April 21, the other carriers have trickled in with their own announcements. Each of the major wireless carriers in the United States will be opening up pre-orders for both smartphones beginning on March 30 (most as early as 12:01 AM), and each of the carriers will have the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ available to buy on April 21, both online and in their physical retail stores.
Pricing is what needs a bit of parsing. So, here we are:
The Big Blue carrier will have “sneak peeks” at the Galaxy S8/S8+ beginning on March 31 at some of its retail stores. As far as pricing goes, with AT&T Next the Galaxy S8 can be had for $25 per month for 30 months. The Galaxy S8+, on the other hand, will cost AT&T subscribers $28.34 per month for 30 months.
Sprint will let subscribers pick up the Galaxy S8 for $31.25 per month for 18 months, or $31.25 per month for 24 months with equipment installment billing. The Galaxy S8+ is priced at $35.42 per month for 18 months, or with installment billing $35.42 per month for 24 months.
T-Mobile (and MetroPCS)
The Galaxy S8 has a $30 down payment and costs $30 per month for 24 months on the T-Mobile Equipment Installment Plan. JUMP! On Demand customers can snag the device for $0 down and just $33 per month. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S8+ will be available for $130 down and $30 per month for 24 months on EIP, with the same down payment and monthly payment amount for JUMP! On Demand customers.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S8 will be available at MetroPCS beginning on April 21 and cost $729.
U.S. Cellular is putting the majority of the focus of pricing on the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on a free device, as long as customers trade in an eligible handset towards their new flagship of choice (either the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+).
So, looks like a similar launch across the board. Do you plan on picking up the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+?Like this post? Share it!