As long as your phone turns on, Samsung will give you $200 for it towards an S10 purchase
trade in any phone that responds to the conditions below, get $200 for it, and apply those towards the purchase of a Galaxy S10e, S10 or S10+. The deal effectively lowers the S10+ price down to $800, the S10 to $700, and so on. Not bad for a clunker you may or may not use as a backup phone at some point.Now, however, it has an option to
The handset you will mail to Samsung after receiving your brand new Galaxy S10 model, however, will have to be FCC-approved with the respective label, so if you bought an obscure Chinese phone from Amazon on the cheap, it won't do. If you have an FCC label on the back, though, and the phone is in working conditions, all you have to do is restore it to factory settings, wiping your data clean in the process, and give it to the courier to deliver to Samsung.
In addition, you may be able to trade in a device with a cracked display. In section c) above, Samsung stipulates that as long as the phone you are trying to slip it fits its Cracked Screen Offer requirements, you are good to go. The thing is that those requirements are not entirely set in stone, and it is often up to the sole discretion of the rep accepting the trade-in phone to decide whether the crack is worth repairing.
You do have to ship your old gear within 15 days of receiving the new Galaxy and if Samsung deems it outside of the abovementioned requirements, it will only apply $25 discount to your purchase that basically covers the shipping costs. In any case, it's nice to know that the $200 trade-in option for any old phone is there, so you can start ruffling through your drawers for long-forgotten handsets to ditch in favor of the latest and greatest.