Samsung Galaxy S20 and Ultra 5G preorder deals at Verizon, T-Mobile, Best Buy or AT&T

Samsung Galaxy S20 and Ultra 5G preorder deals at Verizon, T-Mobile, Best Buy or AT&T
Are you wondering what's the best deal on a Galaxy S20 Ultra preorder? Trade-in values, free gifts, instant discounts? Well, check out how to preorder the new S20, Plus and Ultra from Samsung, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, or Best Buy before you even try it. We kid, that's why we are here, to let you know everything there is to know about the handsets. 

Despite the official February 21 preorder start date, some are commencing their sales earlier, and there are even preorder registration pages up and running at Samsung itself, as well as at various carriers and retailers.

Samsung Galaxy S20, Plus and Ultra preorder gift and trade-ins review

Galaxy S20, Plus and Ultra preorder deals at Samsung:

  • Free Galaxy Buds+ 
  • Up to $600 trade-in discount
  • $100 (S20), $150 (S20 Plus), or $200 (S20 Ultra) in Samsung store credits

Samsung's own web store may not be the best place to preorder the new Galaxy S20 series, unless you are gunning for the unlocked version. That's because all the free gifts and extended trade-in values are also available if you get them from, say, the carriers stores or Best Buys, but those are also tacking on their own perks. Here's how much money you'll get for your aging phone when you swap for an S20 model during the preorder window.

Galaxy S20 trade-in prices for Galaxy S10, S9, Note 9, iPhone 11, Pro and Max

Galaxy S20, Plus and Ultra preorder on T-Mobile

While we were wondering about the repercussions of the most expensive series of Galaxy S phones that Samsung has ever announced, T-Mobile sent us a memo to detail the Galaxy S20, Plus and Ultra prices and availability on its budding 5G network.

Not only will it have all three models available to take advantage of its high-speed network earlier than anyone, as S20 preorders on T-Mobile start February 20, but the carrier is also rolling 5G out to more places - 95 extra towns and cities, to be exact - in order to celebrate the launch.

Pricing for the new smartphones are below - all monthly payments are for two years on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan:

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G T-Mobile customers can get the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G in Cosmic Gray and Cosmic Black in 128GB for $58.34/month ($0 down, FRP: $1399.99) and in 512GB in Cosmic Black for $58.34/month ($199.99 down, FRP: $1599.99).

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G: T-Mobile customers can get the Samsung Galaxy S20 in Cosmic Gray, Cloud Blue and Cloud Pink in 128GB for $41.67/month ($0 down, FRP: $999.99).

  • Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G T-Mobile customers can get the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G in Cosmic Gray, Cloud Blue and Cosmic Black in 128GB for $50/month ($0 down, FRP: $1199.99) and in 512GB in Cosmic Black for $50/month ($149.99 down, FRP: $1349.99).

T-Mobile free Galaxy S20 BOGO deal

With an eligible trade-in, you can get half-off on the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and the S20 Ultra. What's even better is the traditional BOGO deal that the Uncarrier is hosting once again. You can get a BOGO of up to $1,000 when you add a new line, which means that if you opt for the $999 Galaxy S20 5G, the second one could be yours for free. Additionally, you will be eligible for $200 in Samsung credit when you pre-order.

Verizon has the best Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and Ultra 5G preorder deals 

Verizon announced that it is releasing all of the Galaxy S20 models on its network on March 6, and preorders start February 21. This includes the little one that doesn't sport mmWave modem filters. 

Verizon's S20 is apparently an exclusive model with an Ultra Wideband modem support tacked on, and not supposed to only work with 5G on the low-band network that Verizon will be launching later in the year. 

The basic S20 5G, however, will be arriving later in the spring at Verizon, and is currently grayed-out as an option on Samsung's web store.

Samsung's newest members of the Galaxy S family will solidify the mmWave 5G lead of Verizon and AT&T over their competitors (35 markets for AT&T, 34 for Verizon), as both the S20+, and the souped-up Ultra model, fully support the extremely short and fast spectrum. Unfortunately, Verizon has no twofers or other discount offers that are extra to what Samsung is already offering.

Galaxy S20 Plus and Ultra preorders on Verizon start February 21 with a free Galaxy S20+ BOGO offer at the monthly prices and free gifts below:

  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (6.9”) starts at $58.33 a month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment ($1,399.99 retail).
  • Galaxy S20+ 5G (6.7”) starts at $49.99 a month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment ($1,199.99 retail).
  • Galaxy S20 5G (6.2”), designed for Verizon's 5G network, starts at $41.66 a month for 24 months ($999.99).
  • Galaxy S20 preorders start February 21 with up to $200 Samsung credit and free Galaxy Buds+.

  • AT&T Galaxy S20, Plus and Ultra preorder deals

    AT&T just released its Galaxy S20 series pricе and preorder details, and, lo and behold, it has sweetened Samsung's already generous trade-in deal that gives you, say, $600 for a Galaxy S10 in good condition towards the price of its next-gen series. Thus, the only thing you have to pay for the S20 would be $400, and you can do that in installments.

    America's second largest carrier, however, will cover even that remainder amount if you port in a number and sign up for one of its 5G plans like the AT&T Unlimited Extra or Elite together with the phone's purchase. 

    For the Galaxy S20+, AT&T will cover up to $999 with an eligible trade-in, leaving you on the hook for just $200 to get Samsung's golden middle child in the S20 series with the huge 4500mAh battery.

    The Galaxy S20 Ultra, however, enjoys no "free phone" offers from AT&T, as it's the phone for millionaires to get, what with the $1400 starting price tag, and the $1600 end one that are higher than even what Samsung's first horizontal foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip clamshell, commands.

    It does, however, participate in the "up to $1000 off with a trade-in" program, too, so you can get it for $400 if you go through all the hoops that AT&T lists in its small print below:

    "UP TO $1000 CREDIT W/ TRADE-IN OFFER: Limited time offer. Requires port-in of new line from an eligible third-party carrier to receive up to $1000 off eligible S20 5G, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra 5G devices (max credit of up to $1000 for port-in of new line; $500 for new line without port-in. Req’s trade-in of eligible smartphone and purch. of new eligible smartphone on qualifying 0% APR installment plan (30 mos. up to $53.33/mo.). 

    Other installment options may be available and vary by location. If buying on the AT&T Installment Plan with Next Up, customer is responsible and will not receive any credits for an additional $5/mo. for the Next Up upgrade feature. $0 down: Well-qualified credit may be required for $0 down on device, or down payment may be required. Max discount will not exceed the lower of the device cost or the max credit you are eligible for under this offer. Eligible Smartphones: After all credits, get Samsung S20 5G, S20+ 5G, S20 Ultra 5G (priced up to $1600) for up to $1000 off."

    Eligible Galaxy S20 trade-in smartphones on AT&T: (Port or adding a new line)

    • Apple:iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
    • Samsung:Galaxy A50, A7, A8+, A9, Note8, Note 9, Note 10, Note 10+, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S8 Duos, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S9+ Duos, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10E
    • Google:Pixel 2, 2XL, 3, 3 XL, 3a, 3a XL
    • LG:G8 ThinQ, V40 ThinQ, V50 ThinQ
    • Motorola:Z4
    • Other: RED Hydrogen One, Razer 2, OnePlus 5

    Best Buy Samsung Galaxy S20, Plus and Ultra preorder gifts and trade-in prices

    While not as enticing as the free Galaxy S20 off deal that AT&T offers, the Best Buy instant discounts of $150 for the S20 and S20+, or $50 for the Ultra, are nothing to scoff at when compounded. 

    With a trade-in value of $600 for your old Galaxy S10, or $700 for your iPhone 11 Pro, for instance, and $150 Best Buy discount, you can get the Galaxy S20 5G and S20+ models for up to $850 less.

    In addition, Samsung will give you $200 in store credit when you preorder, and tack on free Galaxy Buds+ for the quick ones, for $500 in gift, cards or store credits, on top of whatever trade-in value you can muster for your trusted old daily driver. Keep an eye on this space, we'll be adding more retailers as new preorder deals get announced.

    Related phones

    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
    • Display 6.9 inches
      3200 x 1440 pixels
    • Camera 108 MP (Quad camera)
      40 MP front
    • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 12GB RAM
    • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
    • Battery 5000 mAh
    • OS Android 10
      Samsung One UI



    8. kouakuma1

    Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 12, 2020

    Where is the Best Buy instant discounts of $150 mentioned in this article?

    3. looneyhouston

    Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

    There is no way in hell T-Mobile is letting anyone who has any jump plan get anything over $720 worth of phone without paying the remainder as a down payment. Trust me from experience and I have "well qualified credit" on my account.

    6. Blazers

    Posts: 794; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

    JOD is different from installments. JOD requires $649 down.

    7. VZW4LIFE

    Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 11, 2011

    You must not know the right people @looneyhouston... I upgraded to a Note 10+ 5G on Jump, only had to pay taxes... But that was before the S20 Ultra shook it's "Sweet Sweet Candy!" In front of my face! :) Thinking of upgrading again! :D

    2. Johnabis

    Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 17, 2011

    I thought Samsung also gave a $35 instant credit for those who preregestered? also are you sure that even if you still preorder the S20 Ultra from say T-Mobile instead, that you get the free Galaxy buds+ and the $200 Samsung store credit?

    4. mattperham

    Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 14, 2020

    I'm not so sure you even get both the credit and buds if you order direct from Samsung. Their own site says: "Get up to $200 Samsung credit, that can be used towards Galaxy Buds+, select TVs or accessories, when you pre-order select Galaxy S20 models starting February 21st." That tells me you only get $200 credit that can be used TOWARDS the Buds+. I don't see anywhere on their site or in advertising material I've received from them that states you get the Buds+ free. The only promotions I've seen available direct from Samsung are the credit, which ranges from $100 (Base S20), $150 (S20+), and $200 (S20 Ultra). There is also the additional $35 credit added if you reserved before the reveal event, bringing the totals to $135 (Base S20), $185 (S20+), and $235 (S20 Ultra). I'd love to see where people are finding advertising that says you get the Galaxy Buds+ for free, on top of the credit, when you pre-order. I also haven't seen any mention that the credit will be given to phones purchased outside of Samsung directly either, though in the past they have done this by having you submit a photo of your receipt to claim promotions that were offered direct on Samsung, so it could be the same process this year.

    11. blueyzfr6

    Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

    Galaxy S20, Plus and Ultra preorder deals at Samsung: Free Galaxy Buds+ Up to $600 trade-in discount $100 (S20), $150 (S20 Plus), or $200 (S20 Ultra) in Samsung store credits

    1. ECPirate37

    Posts: 359; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

    I did the pre-order through the Samsung site. I'm debating on whether to trade my Note 10+ in for the S20 Ultra. I will probably cancel it closer to time, but $700 seemed like a fair deal. I just wish they had better colors for the Ultra. The color is the main reason I'm thinking of cancelling. I won't mind waiting another 8 months or so for the Note 20+, or whatever the best version of that is. Just like I'm currently waiting to decide if I want the P40 Pro Premium (or whatever that will be called) or wait for the Mate 40 Pro. The Mate 30 Pro is a little disappointing to me. It's still one of the best phones on the planet, but I really don't think it's much better than my Mate 20Pro. Biggest bonuses are the fingerprint reader is SUPER zippy, and low light photography is a LOT better. However, the zoom isn't much better than the Mate 20Pro.

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