Verizon prices the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, and reacts to T-Mobile's Sprint merger


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. 

Verizon further announced that it is bringing all of the S20 models to its network, including the little one that doesn't sport mmWave modem filters. Verizon's S20 is apparently an exclusive model with an Ultra Wideband mmWave 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. 

Verizon Galaxy S20, Plus and Ultra prices and preorder start


  • 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+


If you had been hoping for twofers or discounts, so far there are none on the Galaxy S20 series, and Verizon is not an exception here. Just like on the other carriers, it starts the S20 off from a grand when the preorders commence on February 21, then tacks two Benjamins for the S20+, and four for the Ultra. Bummer, but these are the times we live in.

Samsung's great trade-in offers, however, are valid, as well as the free Galaxy Buds+ gift with each purchase. As a reminder, Samsung will give up to $200 credit with each S20 series purchase, so the total gift amount of up to $350 should offset the exorbitant pricing at least a little bit.


Verizon reacts to the T-Mobile/Sprint merger news

Despite the commotion around the Galaxy S20 series announcement, and the brouhaha that U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero caused today when announcing a nod of approval for the biggest merger in US wireless ever, Verizon managed to keep its act together, and issue the following statement:


Now, the only thing that's left for Verizon, besides being snarky when talking about the merger, is to make a reaction video about it, as it already did with for the Galaxy S20 launch above.

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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

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6 Comments

5. boriqua2000

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Waiting for the foldable note 11 in September.

6. Rashaan75

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 17, 2015

Indeed

4. Rashaan75

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 17, 2015

Definitely going to wait til the summer time for the S20 Ultra!

3. CDexterWard

Posts: 146; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

As always, patience is key here. Wait long enough and the deals will start rolling in. Never pay full price because the phone value drops faster than you can blink. I got my S10+ 4 months ago and it ended costing me only $450 after all the discounts.

2. Sergpop

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 21, 2019

We are at the time when you can trade your car as a down payment for a new phone, with $ 54 / a month for 24 month

1. OneLove123

Posts: 1328; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Moto G stylus is a steal.ahahaha

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