Samsung apologizes for putting Verizon SIM cards in Sprint's Galaxy S9 packages

Samsung apologizes for putting Verizon SIM cards in Sprint's Galaxy S9 packages
If you are a Sprint customer, and have preordered your Galaxy S9 and S9+ directly from Samsung, you might have been in for a funky surprise upon going to the porch, and taking the wraps off the shipment. 

The Sprint Galaxy S9 packages seemingly contained... Verizon SIM cards, as you can see above. Samsung has apologized for the mismatch, and is reportedly now shipping the correct SIMs to their Sprint customer orders as we speak. 

Adding insult to injury, the unlocked Galaxy S9 costs just $719.99 over at the Samsung USA store, while Sprint and Verizon charge quite a bit more for their versions.

source: Reddit

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31263; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Somebody was hella sleepy on the job, or highly distracted.

2. theot14430 unregistered

God knows we don’t want Verizon

5. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Yeah, why would you want coverage and fast data speeds.

3. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Oh man, someone is fired. Good on Samsung for apologizing and correcting the error in good time. They have a track record of owning up to their errors, which is good to see as a consumer.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31263; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True words.

6. Jrod99

Posts: 756; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Ouch. That would of really suck. I see Verizon I see red. Not their red but anger.

7. Foxgabanna

Posts: 607; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Too bad they weren't AT&T Sim cards so sprint users can see what a quality network is like.

8. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

As a non-american, I don't understand why anyone would buy a not unlocked phone.

9. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Well I'm american and have Verizon yes there more expensive their phone but completely 100% unlocked so no worries there . When I travel to Europe I just buy a sim over there and pop it on my Verizon note 8 which supports all of Europe's lte bands and works great no need for unlock code . Then once I get back to the US pop in my Verizon sim card.

10. Dadler22

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Get the hint guys lol

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