PSA: The cheapest Samsung Galaxy S8 can be found at Boost and Virgin Mobile


As of last week, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is widely available across the US, with all relevant carriers and retailers offering it. As you may know, the Galaxy S8 is a bit more expensive than last year's S7, and you can't get it for less than $720 (off contract) from any of the four major carriers. What you might not know is that you can get the S8 for just $649.99 if you don't mind buying it from Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile (Sprint's two prepaid brands).

Both Boost and Virgin Mobile are offering the Samsung Galaxy S8 only in black, with no carrier branding to be found anywhere on the phone. It appears that the handset can be unlocked for free, but only after using it for at least 12 months on Boost or Virgin. You'll have to pay $649.99 for the phone, wait for it to arrive to your house (if you're not getting it from a brick and mortar store), then activate it online and choose a pre-paid monthly plan starting at $35 per month. More details can be found at the source links below.

So, is anyone willing to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 from Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile?

P.S.: In case you are wondering, Boost and Virgin Mobile do not sell the larger Galaxy S8+ (which would have been more expensive anyway).

sources: Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)

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4 Comments

1. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Cant you buy it outright and just use it on your carrier immediately?

2. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

No ... "You'll have to pay $649.99 for the phone, wait for it to arrive to your house (if you're not getting it from a brick and mortar store), then activate it online and choose a pre-paid monthly plan starting at $35 per month."

3. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Boost and Virgin Mobile uses Sprint ......Sooooooooo

4. Ron2010

Posts: 3; Member since: May 01, 2017

Is this the cheapest ? I don't think so. I have pay only 199 € with a abonnement from 35 € a month for 24 months.

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