AT&T, Verizon and Sprint release their pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

The other day, we passed along to you T-Mobile's pricing for the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S 6 edge. At the same time, we had the pricing for the 32GB model of both phones for AT&T. But now we have the rest of AT&T's pricing for both devices, along with the prices that Verizon will charge for the two models. We also have some information pertaining to Sprint's leasing of the handsets...
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1. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Waiting for the S7, or a flagship device with a removable battery.

6. lamborghini

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

would you guys forget about the removable battery and micro sd. When are you ever going to switch the battery out or always carry an extra battery in your pocket. Also, memory card slot slows down phone. There are less and less of phones with these features and will eventually be phased out just like cd players in cars.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I always carry an extra battery, and swap it out when needed. And no, the microsdxc card does not slow down the phone. I wish purple with no idea what they're talking about would stop saying this. It will read and write slower when it is the target, but other than that it will not have an effect.

20. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sorry mate but you very wrong, the problem with the sd card is not the sd card but the sd card reader It damages the bandwidth of the memory control amd make all of the phones r and w speeds slower when the sd card is not even in the phone, I.e. Why iphone as the fastest speed amd then it's 1+1 and they both not got the best mem cash can buy, then next down with a very big gap is the note 4 and then all the other phones with an sd card reader, on a small note the s6 ufs memory needs more bandwidth so there is no way sd card will be offered very soon on all phomes

30. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sorry, but you are wrong. The placement of an SD reader slot in a device does not slow the device down, or "damage" the bandwidth in any way, least of all when no card is inserted.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The slot itself? No! The cards though? Yes! Even if you buy the fastest microsd card, it is slower than the internal flash storage. However, it wont effect your device speed unless you move your apps to it. I confirmed this on my Note 4. Even though some of the data remains on the internal storage, the rest has to load from the sdcard and since its slower it does take longer. But its not a drastic crawl. But it is slower.

32. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

If you're so bothered by an sd card, don't use one. Just use the internal memory. But, don't let the manufacturers take away another choice for those that do use them.

29. giantsali

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

Many polls (users voted typically in the 1500+ range) have more than a third saying they want a removeable battery AND Micro SD card slot. I myself, can live without a removabe battery. Everywhere I go, I have a charger available. If I am traveing, I carry a charger pack. as for the sd card, now thats bull s**t. They are forcing me to pay $940 (with tax) for a phone with 128gb when the alternative, would have been the 16gb flavor, plus my already purchased and paid for ultra msd card. Now what do i do with my used msd card? Not to mention that I need that amount of storage and also swap those cards between two different phones. The typical android user, will at the very least, be using an sd card. What samsung did, is tell those most loyal to it.... TO GO f*** URSELF! they are basically forcing people to pay an extra $150 for the right to have less memory and no removeable battery. as for the looks, like most people who use android...we case that shit up!

45. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

speak for yourself. I dont buy cases for phones, especially Android ones. I do by Samsung flipcover that has the window for it extra features, not for protection as it offers basically none at all.

31. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I would like you to give as many reasons as possible on why eliminating a removable battery is good for the consumer. I bet you can't list more than 3. In contrast, I can name 10 reasons why having a removable battery is great for the consumer. If you are a consumer, I would opt for the most reasons rather than the 3. You're paying good many for a phone. I don't know why you would ignore to most failed component in it. As far as sd cards, why does it bother you that many of us are for expandable memory? Do you like paying more for a phone and having the flexibility taken away? There is much more to sd cards than speed. John B.

35. Blazers

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

An extra battery is almost mandatory for the battery challenged Note 3.

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Because when I had my Note 3, I only charged it every other day, like I do my Note 4.

39. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You didn't say that when the iPhone was only doing it. Now that Sammy has it, you're saying it's pointless. SIT DOWN SOMEWHERE!!!

41. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

@Lamborghini, it's myopic to apply cubicle requirements to all others. It's a rare day I don't swap batteries. Blame 18+ work days, heavy travel, etc. When I'm playing, I'm riding 75-125 miles, using the phone every mile. A plug isn't always convenient in either circumstance. Certainly, given adequate storage, losing the card slot is feasible. It would be attractive operationally, too. But I find the retail upcharge by vendors bordering on scalping, e.g., an additional $100 for 32 GB.

7. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I'm waiting for Galaxy Note 5. A flaghsip among flaghsip. A 5.7" phone. Not a small 5.2" flaghsip. If samsung decide Note line will always have SD-Card & removeable battery, will you jump from S to Note?

9. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

To hell with the first half of 2015. Note 5 will be majestic. Basically if Samsung can keep SD and Removable battery, give us a faster more efficient exynos chip, a larger 2k screen, Even better camera, stereo speakers and a larger battery, what more could you ever want.

12. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

If the S6 ends up being the most sold Android device ever why should Samsung continue to add sd cards and removable batteries to the Note series? And at those retail prices Samsung will do better than everyone in Android combined.

22. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Why? Because samsung can get 2 different kind of user. The one that nag for SD-card and removeable battery, should buy THE MORE EXPENSIVE galaxy note.

21. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

If they keep sd cards then ufs is out of the window and the phone will lag as the sd card readers damage bandwidth of the r and w speeds of the phone without the sd card even being in it

33. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I can't believe someone as old as myself is going to stoop down to pathetic, irrational comments but, I'm rather sick of your LAG BS. It holds no merit. Remove the sd cards if it bothers you and use the internal memory. Bet you 10 to 1, you won't notice a difference. I've never met a generation that is so excited about manufacturers take stuff away and charging more for the product. It's time to put your wallet away and start thinking about your financial obligations rather than pissing it on to manufacturers that only have your money in sight. John B.

42. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

@JaneChenLong, I've already seriously considered it. I'm running into more users with the Note. Few use the stylus, although I used to use on back in the Windows Mobile 5 days, but that was a small screen/large hands issue.

36. mushpika

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Buy S5.

3. lamborghini

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

To all you Verizon haters, lowest retail price out of all 4 carriers, Verizon is the best I have been with them since 1994 when it was airtouch and I have never had a problem or dropped a single call. True they may be more expensive but you get what you pay for. Also, I dont understand how the s6 $599.99 on verizon and htc m9 is $649.99 on verizon and the s6 is a much better phone. I am definitely getting a gold s6 32 gb

15. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I had the same idea until I played with both phones at Bestbuy. The S6 Edge actually felt better in my hands and the Edge is near perfect when consuming media; general usage is improved because the phone feels so good. So when compared to a $650 M9 the $50 premium is worth it.

26. LisaIsMe

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

Ooh, I'll have to check out Best Buy close to me and see if they have it. I'm thinking of getting one there, because they offer free wireless charger. I have Verizon and do not like that I have to pay $50 more just to get it back later in a rebate (did I read that right?). That's not really a deal. But I want to see how the Edge feels. I'm worried that if I'm holding it, the edges of my palm/fingers will trigger it to turn on. Or worse - that when I'm using it, if I swipe weirdly that it will open the side contacts. Worried that it will be like the charms bar of Windows 8. Drove me nuts when I was playing a game on my laptop, and I'd get close on the touchpad and the damn charm bar would always open.

4. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

How come Verizons outright prices are lower than others? Is there a catch, like the phone being locked or has different bands etc? Can't all phones these days accept pretty much any GSM/LTE sim card for most of the world?

5. 4GDataAbuser

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Verizon is waaaaayyyy cheaper than at&t

10. alouden unregistered

There is always a catch: Verizon's plans are more expensive. And 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. That being said, I am not buying the phone from AT&T either.

14. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I'm a Verizon customer for over 10 years now and sometimes if you want the best you got to pay for it. Verizon has been extremely dependable for me and their Edge plan is better than the traditional 2 year contract because of the $25 discount you receive off each line. The only time when a 2 year year contract will work better for you is if you can get the phone free but that would take close to a year on a phone of this caliber.

16. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

this overpriced, overhyped phone will be on the shelves in masses at a lot of stores while Apple gobbles more and more business from Samsung due to high price, confusing masses of Samsung devices and mediocre S6 and S6 Edge
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