Samsung Galaxy S5 users will receive $600 worth of app subscriptions out of the box

Samsung revealed that it will offer more than $600 worth of exclusive mobile content and subscriptions to the future users of the Galaxy S5 flagship. The Korean company said that it is currently collaborating with 16 content providers in order to include promotions in the soon-to-be-launched flagship smartphone. Samsung's promotions will include premium subscriptions for several health-centric services, such as RunKeeper, MapMyFitness, Lark, Skimble, and some cloud ones, such as Dropbox and Bitcasa.


And here are the gifts that future users of the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be able to benefit from:

Bitcasa1TB storage for 3 months
Bloomberg Businessweek +Free Subscription: 12 Months
BlurbFree $5 Coupon
BoxFree 50 GB for 6 months and $60 value
Cut the Rope 2$10 in game credits
Dropbox50GB for 2 years, $100 value
EasilyDo Pro6 months free EasilyDo Pro
Evernote3-12 month free subscription (dependent on country)
Flick DatFree download of $2 paid app
Lark1 year premium service
LinkedInFree LinkedIn Premium account for 3 months
MapMyFitness6 months free premium service
Paypal$50 voucher on PayPal merchants
RunKeeper1 year free premium service
Skimble6 months free premium service
Wall Street JournalFree 6 month subscription to Wall Street Journal

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be availablefrom April 11 in more than 150 different countries. Youcan check our hands-on with the much-anticipateddevice here.


source: Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Gifts via SamMobile

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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62 Comments

1. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Samsung has realized they're at the end of there rope and now has to lure buyers in with freebies in order to keep sales up. I wouldn't care if you folks have the phone away I'd never own your plastic junk

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

You do realize by doing this, Samsung is partner up with other software/site companies to make money together. What if there is a site/service/app that an user never uses before and like the product after months of free trial? Then they are more willing to subscribe to that service after the trial ends. It's a win-win for both Samsung and the companies that partners with them. This will help Samsung capture a lot of average consumers which that love free stuff and don't really look into what the device is all about.

60. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

The problem with this is, say someone buys the s5 mainly for the health features that Samsung has shown off, well it is now apparent that all those health features are just apps installed on the phone. After all the subscriptions run out the phone doesn't even boast those features..

13. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Samsung is the largest phone manufacturer in the world with sales approaching 350 million devices sold. This hardly qualifies as being at the "end of its rope." Judging by your comment, I presume you've never owned a cellphone until metal. This would make you unqualified to judge the fact that phones have been made of plastic for over 28 years without any complaints. In fact, only the rich could afford the the $1500- $2100 plastic cheap crap back then and yet no one complained about it. John B.

18. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I've owned one Samsung phone and that went back less than a week of owning it. The radios in the phones suck where I live I'm lucky to get any service where as the HTC and Motorola phones I've owned get 3G and 4G all the time. Continuous dropped calls also on the Samsung I had and that was even in an area with good service and at the time on the phone with tech about the phones issues. So yes they are junk and they sell so well because folks like gimmicks.

42. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

Your Samsung phone received no service yet your HTC and Motorola did. Seems completely legit.

43. GeekMovement unregistered

Can I ask which Samsung phone that was?

44. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

If my memory serves me correctly it was the first galaxy I could be wrong on model but I went with the Rezound instead so what ever Samsung had at same time the Rezound was out is what I got.

46. GeekMovement unregistered

ah i see. Well whichever phone it was, I can certainly understand your point of view. I never really had a solid experience with Samsung until the Galaxy S III and forward. The S3 actually froze on me before when I really needed it, so later I tried the HTC One. LOVED everything about it except it kept getting hot quickly so I switched to the Note 2. From my experience Samsung has been solid since the Note 2. I'm still eager to try HTC again; I know all of these top manufacturers are capable of amazing devices so I love them all.

56. christophersalse

Posts: 99; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

If I based my opinions on past phones than I would never had bought another HTC after my awful experience with the Rezound.

52. downbeat4

Posts: 94; Member since: Dec 03, 2010

That would be like me saying "Bose headphones are sh:t, like I bought a pair once and like, the right headphone was blown, I brought them back a week later. Bose is total garbage!" Get over yourself dude.

15. maherk

Posts: 6942; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Trust me, even if Samsung didn't add these free gifts, the S5 will still be the best seller, and mark my words, it ll sell more than the S4, don't forget the millions who will be able to upgrade from their S3.

20. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Your stupid as hell. Ban me for that. this dude is crazy and someone had to say it.

24. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Your opinion --> invalid.

48. christophersalse

Posts: 99; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

At the end of their rope? You must me joking.

51. downbeat4

Posts: 94; Member since: Dec 03, 2010

Weeeeeelllll, ain't you just too cool fo' school.

57. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

great products like S5 dont need to do that in order to gain sales, its not like some hopeless iFruit or some gimmicky Taiwanese Ultrapixel stuff.

2. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

They should offer a free eye test

5. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Or a white stick for their blind following

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Blind following or blind hate ?! Even if this phone is awful (which it isn't) a sensible person would still buy this phone use all the freebies and re-sell it and still earn a healthy profit. Stop living up your arse ! People like you hate because you wanna hate not because you have a reason.

17. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

In response to your first question; blind following similar to Apple's. In response to your second statement, no I have a reason to hate, I wanted at least $12 of Cut the Rope in app purchases..... the scoundrels

21. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Must be a Apple user. LOL.

3. grams17

Posts: 22; Member since: May 10, 2011

Still not worth it.

4. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

they should give as a cashback..

32. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, the only thing on that list I would want is the Paypal credit because it almost equates to cash. Otherwise it is all useless to me mostly.

40. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i want instant cash real cash :D :P

7. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

Haters gonna hate! If you have nothing constructive to offer, why comment at all?

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Breaking news: Haters gonna hate !

11. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

A free Note 3 or S4 is more attractive than $600 worth of disposable apps.

12. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

LOL, still wouldn't waste a dime on this mess!

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