Deal: buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge from T-Mobile, get a free Galaxy Grand Prime

Deal: buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge from T-Mobile, get a free Galaxy Grand Prime
In the light of Samsung's commercial success with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, we can't help but think that the numerous promotions that retailers and carriers have created around the current-gen Samsung flagships have played a significant role. Last week, we told you that Costco is offering a free 32-inch Samsung HD TV with each Samsung Galaxy S7 purchase. If you'd rather have a free mid-range smartphone instead, T-Mobile's new promo on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 is exactly what the doctor ordered.

T-Mobile is now offering the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, a mid-range handset, for free with each Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge purchase. To qualify for the deal, you need to purchase either the standard Galaxy S7 at $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $27.92 ($669.99) or the Galaxy S7 edge at $0 down and 24 monthly installments of 30 ($779.99).

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is a mid-range smartphone that launched back in 2014. The raw specs include a 5-inch display running at 540 by 960 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable integrated storage space, as well as 4G LTE connectivity. In the imaging department, the Galaxy Grand Prime features an 8MP primary camera and a 5MP selfie shooter on the front.

If you're not much of a specifications expert, what you should know is that the Galaxy Grand Prime offers sufficient processing power for basic tasks, but performance in 3D-intensive games or other demanding apps is modest at best.

T-Mobile says that this promotion is only available for a limited time, but the Magenta carrier does not provide a more exact timeframe. As such, you might want to hurry and place a purchase if this seems like a tempting deal to you.

source: T-Mobile



1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Before the haters come running talking about Samsung offering deals to sell the S7's. This is a T-Mobile deal. Learn the difference. Samsung's deal was buy an S7/S7 Edge and get a free Gear VR with apps. Carriers deal were BOGO. Retailers liek Best Buy were offering gift cards and free cases. Just remember, retailers and carriers buy their stock from the OEM. They can do anything to encourage sales. Ratailers who sell phones get a commission from carriers for the sign-ups they get. So encouraging deals is a good thing. Don't be salty because Apple is to cheap to give away crap. The carriers were doing BOGO on iPhone's too.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Nobody cares about the pe*** measuring contest about who's flagship costs more. This is the consumer winning out with producers fighting for their money by giving better and better deals. iFans can be as happy as they want getting less and less for their money, no need to rationalize it for them. I am more than happy to grab a Nexus 6p or S7 for hundreds less than they got their iPhone because they can totally pay for the privilege of getting shafted by their cult and be happy about it. Also, you are wrong, the carriers and retailers do not buy their products from Samsung, they sell it on Samsungs behalf. Most deals cut into Samsung's bottom line. Apple is the only one that SELLS their product to resellers and therefore, any deals only hurt the resellers. That is why all carriers and retailers pretty much hate Apple and try to promote people away from Apple products. This is also why they did away with contracts and went to payment plans because they get the fact that they only hurt themselves by selling iPhones in the way that Apple forces them to.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What country do you live in? Carriers must purchase a certain amount of stock from the OEM. How do you think carriers get phones? How do you think they were subsidizing the cost? How do you think they are able to offer BOGO deals? They do this because they purchase the phones and sell them to their customers. Same for retailers. They order phones just liek we do. In order to receive a shipment, they must pay a certain percentage which varies. The carriers phones are paid for by the carriers corporate office. These OEM's aren't shipping product with no money. I don't know who told you otherwise. In order for a carrier to give away a phone, they would have to recoup the cost by other means. Which is usually with data plans. How do you think VZW or Sprint who are not GSM carriers, get a phone that si designed to specifically work on their network? Because they pay the OEM to make a phone for it.

2. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

ah sweet, a free coaster!

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I find it rather embarrassing for Samsung and its 'Patriots'... Samsung Users often point out that their Samsung S Series is the only Smartphone that can practically hold a candle against an iPhone... According to statistics, yes it does... But when you put into consideration all those BOGO Deals, Massive Discounts and 'Deals'; The S Series's success seems rather... Er... 'Predictable' and 'Quite Expected'... I'm sorry, lads... But your beloved S-Series can't compete with iPhone 'Head to Head', at least not now... Perhaps in upcoming years considering iPhone sales are fluctuating terribly lately...

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

LOL, are you stupid or something? (don't really need to ask in your case but I'll be nice) This is the best part of not being an iFan. We get better products for far less and with extras most of the time. Because competition is what forces manufacturers to fight for each and every consumer. All these BOGO deals and discounts help us not you iFans. Honestly, this is why iFans are seen to be so stupid most of the time. They just don't get simple math, and then the smart ones get a bad rep because the stupid ones far out numbers them (they're also the most vocal about their stupidity).

4. middlehead

Posts: 469; Member since: May 12, 2014

If it worked for full retail purchases, I'd probably bite.

9. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Thumbs up to you sir, you just spoke my mind.

10. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Since when did specs like this became mid range? This is probably the lowest range of phones. Snapdragon 400, OMG, becomes midrange all of a sudden

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