During the recent weekend, T-Mobile took the opportunity to debut a new buy one get one special offer for Samsung’s flagship device, the Galaxy S8. Specifically, the third biggest wireless carrier in the United States has decided to offer a prepaid card worth $750, which should cover the cost of a second Galaxy S8 unit to customers opt to get an additional line of service and purchase both the first and second devices under T-Mobile’s equipment installment plan. Even though the major US mobile operator has stated that the deal is made available for a limited time only, it did not disclose a specific expiry date for the offer.
Those who are availing of this special offer will have to complete a $30 down payment (including taxes) for each device, and they also better beware that T-Mobile charges $25 for a SIM starter kit. Also, according to T-Mobile, it is possible that an upgrade support charge in the amount of $20 may be required. The mobile operator will apply the rebate by way of a prepaid Master Card issued directly by Citibank within eight weeks of purchase, as opposed to a cash back or service credit arrangement.
It is safe to say that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is the most talked about smartphone release right now, and it is pretty understandable how wireless carriers and other tech firms are so eager to leverage the phablet’s popularity. Just a week ago, another major US wireless carrier, AT&T, started offering at least $200 off of the price of a Galaxy S8 or a Galaxy S8 Plus for customers who are willing to trade in an old handset worth $20 or more. Even Samsung itself is joining in on the fun -- more than a week ago, the South Korean tech giant announced that it was offering a six month subscription to Netflix, as well as mobile accessories, free of charge, to those buying the Galaxy S8.
Looking at the bigger picture, all the attention Samsung’s Galaxy S8 flagship is currently enjoying certainly does not hurt the US smartphone industry. Various industry watchers have pointed out how smartphone growth in America has stalled just a bit -- according to Strategy Analytics, the volume of smartphone shipments in the country has decreased by 4 percent year over year during the first three months of 2017. For many players, leveraging the Galaxy S8’s popularity right now appears to be the most sensible thing to do.
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