We're just a day away from Samsung Unpacked 2019, when the forthcoming Galaxy S10 and S10+ will ultimately replace the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+'s flagship status.
But that's good news for frugal shoppers since it means you can now score an S9 or S9+ at their lowest prices to date.
If you purchase the phones direct from Samsung, you can expect to pay $719.99 for the unlocked S9 and $839.99 for the unlocked S9+. However, there are multiple discounts you can take advantage of based on your carrier.
Buy either phone from Samsung and activate it on AT&T and you'll get $300 off. That lowers the cost of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ down to $419.99 and $539.99, respectively. Meanwhile, get the Sprint or Verizon-tied versions, and you'll get $200 off which knocks the S9 down to $519.99 and the S9+ down to $639.99.
T-Mobile and US Cellular customers will save $100 instantly and pay $619.99 for the Galaxy S9 or $739.99 for the Galaxy S9+. What's more, you can stack your savings and get up to $300 toward your purchase by trading in your current eligible device.
If you don't want to pay for the devices up front, Samsung's Verizon Device Payment Program lets you finance the unlocked Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ for $30/month or $35/month, respectively. Both payment plans span over the course of 24 months.
- Galaxy S9 for $419.99 ($300 off via AT&T activation)
- Galaxy S9+ for $539.99 ($300 off via AT&T activation)
- Galaxy S9 for $519.99 ($200 off via Sprint or Verizon activation)
- Galaxy S9+ for $639.99 ($200 off via Sprint or Verizon activation)
- Galaxy S9 for $619.99 ($100 off via T-Mobile or US Cellular activation)
- Galaxy S9+ for $739.99 ($100 off via T-Mobile or US Cellular activation)
Credit: Tom's Guide
Galaxy S9 Deals: Samsung and Carriers Compared
|Carrier||Galaxy S9 Price||S9 Monthly Payments||Galaxy S9+ Price||S9+ Monthly Payments||Trade-In Rebates?|
|Samsung||$719.99||$30/24 months||$839.99||$30/24 months||Up to $300|
|Verizon||$799.99||$33.33/24 months||$929.99||$38.74/24 months||Up to $800|
|AT&T||$789.99||$26.34/30 months||$914.99||$30.50/30 months||Up to $200 |
|T-Mobile||$720||$20/36 months||$840||$31.25/24 months + $90 down||$685|
|Sprint||$792||$5/18 months||$912||$10/18 months||$650|
Best Buy is currently selling the unlocked Galaxy S9 and S9+ for $619.99 and $739.99, respectively. For new and existing customers, Best Buy is taking up to $200 off the Galaxy S9 or S9+ when you upgrade your device on either the Verizon or Sprint wireless network.
Sprint customers will save $672 on a Galaxy S9 or S9+ when they buy and activate a new line with Sprint's installment billing plan. Get an AT&T-tied S9 at Best Buy, and you'll pay $26.34 a month for 30 months — the same price that AT&T is currently charging when you buy directly from the carrier. Sprint customers can will pay $5 a month on Sprint's 18-month Flex Plan whereas a Verizon-tied S9 from Best Buy will cost you $24.66 a month for 24 months.
If you want to purchase a no strings attached unlocked phone, you'll save $100 on either device.
For a limited time, Walmart has the Straight Talk Wireless prepaid Galaxy S9 smartphone on sale for $599.99. This matches the carrier's direct price which requires activation on their network and monthly service plan.
Alternatively, you can purchase an unlocked Galaxy S9 for $719.99 and get a free Samsung Wireless Charger Duo ($120 value). You can also get the Galaxy S9+ and Samsung Charger Wireless Charger Duo bundle for $839.99.
Big Red is giving you two ways to save on the purchase of your new Galaxy phone. New customers who switch to Verizon and you'll get $300 off the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+. Existing Verizon customers will get $100 when they upgrade their device. An eligible trade-in is required.
Discounts will be applied as credits of on your monthly account over the course of 24 months.
AT&T is currently selling the Galaxy S9 at full price ($789.99) on AT&T's Next installment plan (30 months at $26.34/mo.) or AT&T Next Every Year (24 months at $32.92/mo.) and get a second S9 for free. Alternatively, you'll get $790 off a second S9+. However, keep in mind the device will be "free" in the form of bill credits (applied to your account), so you'll need to purchase both devices at full price upfront. The deal also applies to the Note 9. You can also get a $200 trade-in credit on eligible devices in good condition when you buy a Galaxy S9 or S9+.
If it's the lowest monthly price you're after, Sprint has Galaxy S9 for $5/month (normally $33/month) or the S9+ at $10/month (normally $38/month). Both require an 18-month Sprint Flex lease, and you've got to open a new line of service.
The UnCarrier Network currently offers a Galaxy S9 or S9+ deal that costs you $55 per line with an unlimited plan for 2 lines. New customers will pay just $10/month after $360 in bill credits over the course of 36 months. You must enroll in T-Mobile's AutoPay feature and have a qualifying trade-in device to take advantage of this deal.
Eligible trade-in devices include the Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, V30+, and G7.
Not to be outdone by the major wireless carriers in the U.S., the prepaid carriers are also getting in on the S9 deals. Metro by T-Mobile has the best price on the S9, with the phone costing $549 when you switch. Join the Boost network and you'll pay $649.99 for the S9.
Neither carrier sells the S9+.
StraightTalk is offering the S9 for $599.99 and the S9+ for $729.99. The carrier also lets you buy phones on installment plans, though that will cost you more than if you just bought the phone outright
Galaxy Deals in the UK
A number of mobile phone retailers in the UK are offering fantastic S9 and S9+ deals. The one that has caught our eye comes courtesy of Mobiles.co.uk. The retailer is offering a Samsung Galaxy S9 (64GB) on Vodafone for £50 up front, then pay £23 a month for 24 months. For this, you get 4GB of data and unlimited texts and calls. In total, it means that the phone is yours for £602. The SIM free version of the phone will cost you £709.
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