You can save up to $500 on the Samsung Galaxy S9 at Verizon and Sprint (trade in and switching required)
The brand new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ can already be reserved on Samsung's website, but that's only if you want to get the unlocked versions of the phones. If you need an S9 from one of the major US carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint), you have to wait until March 2, because that's when pre-orders will be open.
While you're trying to decide whether or not to buy a Galaxy S9, we thought you'd want to hear about two offers that'll be available at Verizon and Sprint. Both carriers will allow you to save up to $500 on an S9 or S9+, but only in certain conditions.
At Verizon, you can get up to $350 credit - applied over 24 months - if you trade-in an old smartphone for a Galaxy S9, plus a $150 prepaid card if you port-in a number (naturally, this means a new line activation is required).
Sprint also offers up to $350 credit with a trade in, but it looks like this is available only if you lease a Galaxy S9 or S9+ on Sprint Flex for 18 months (a lease means you don't get to keep the phone after 18 months unless you're paying extra, but you can easily upgrade to a newer model). According to Sprint, when you trade in an eligible device, you can lease a Galaxy S9 for as low as $13.55 per month, and a Galaxy S9+ for as low as $18.55 per month. Similar to Verizon, Sprint is also offering a $150 prepaid card to folks who switch and port a number (new line obviously required).
Both Verizon and Sprint will accept pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S9 series starting 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, March 2 - that's tomorrow. The phones will come in three color variants: Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple. So, do you plan to buy an S9 or S9+ via any of these two carriers?