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As usual, those who preordered their Galaxy S20
, Plus or Ultra
models from Samsung or from carriers like Verizon or T-Mobile, were not only able to take advantage of any deals and promos for early birds, but are also getting the phones way before the official March 6 launch date.
Social networks and forum threads are full of posts about this or that OP getting their Samsung Galaxy S20
, S20+ and Ultra prematurely, and also full of impressions about the phones and the shipment speeds.
The Galaxy S20 comes out early but shipments surprise
A Reddit OP got their S20 order in the mail way ahead of the estimates, yet opening the box delivered only Samsung's dongle for transferring data from their old phone to a new one. Bummer.
How big is the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with a case on?
Others, however, have been handling the phones for a good 24 hours already, and have managed to get them nice rugged cases to boot. Is the Galaxy S20 Ultra a big phone? Well, have a look at it with a rugged case on that OP vsingh93 posted
, and draw your own conclusions.
We are providing a link to the FloveMe case shown here below if you are all of a sudden interested to get such a tough wrapper, and Samsung also has rugged official cases for the Galaxy S20, S20+ or Ultra on its website you can use your store credits for.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra looks pretty bulky with a rugged case on
Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S20 on Verizon 5G
One of the bigger conundrums around the new models in the US is the base Galaxy S20 arriving later on Verizon. Its 5G network is now built around the ultra wideband mmWave that offers the fastest 5G speeds but later in the year Verizon will have it on lower frequencies that provide better coverage, and that's when the Galaxy S20 5G will launch in its carrier stores.
You can buy the unlocked Galaxy S20 from Samsung right now, though, and use it on Verizon right away, though, and the carrier also said it will support the Z Flip as a BYOD gear
activated on its network no questions asked, despite its Motorola Razr
How to get the Galaxy S20, Plus or Ultra Samsung store credit on T-Mobile or Verizon
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 they are also tacking on their own perks and BOGOs.
Here's how to claim the Samsung store credit on the Galaxy S20 ($100), S20+ ($150) and S20 Ultra ($200) purchase:
- If you preorder from the Shop Samsung app or Samsung.com you can redeemed it the credit directly at checkout.
- If you got the Galaxy S20 from T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T or Sprint, download the Shop Samsung app on the phone, and register your preorder.
- Go to My Inbox on the Shop Samsung app, and tap 'see if I'm eligible' to get the store credit notification (those will start rolling out March 4, so have patience)
- Upon approval, you can use your up to $200 Samsung Galaxy S20 store credit to get the Buds+, a case or anything else on Samsung.com or the Shop Samsung app.