Samsung Galaxy S6 Preorders Start March 27 With AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2015-03-26 Print this article Print
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T-Mobile is also offering customers of other carriers up to $650 to pay off each of their old devices with former carriers, while also paying any early termination fees on up to 10 lines to move over to T-Mobile.

"Samsung's built insane power into two beautiful bodies—you have to hold these phones in your hands and experience them for yourself," John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, said in a statement. "And now that we've knocked down every barrier the other guys use to lock you in, there's no reason to wait to come over to the Un-carrier to grab Samsung's Next Big Things."

T-Mobile is also offering customers a free one-year subscription to Netflix if they order their new Samsung Galaxy S6 devices before April 12. Qualifying customers must visit to get a Netflix promo code redeemable at for a $107.88 credit ($8.99 per month for 12 months) on their new or existing Netflix account, according to T-Mobile. The offer is good through April 12 for as long as supplies of the codes last.

Customers will also be able to buy a new Samsung Qi Wireless Charging pad for $49.99 starting April 10 through T-Mobile so they can take advantage of the wireless charging capabilities of the new devices.

Earlier in March, Samsung reportedly upped the production of the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones due to a high level of consumer interest and promising numbers of preorders around the world, according to an earlier eWEEK story. Instead of producing 7 million Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices in April, Samsung has placed orders for an extra 1 million units, boosting its order to 8 million smartphones for the month. Samsung had previously said it had ordered 5 million of the smartphones for March, bringing the total production for the two months to 13 million phones.

The improvements in the new S6 smartphones over the previous Galaxy S5 model are many, ranging from a chassis made of aircraft-grade aluminum to a higher-resolution 5.1-inch, quad HD Super AMOLED (Super active-matrix organic LED) display, Samsung's latest eight-core 64-bit Exynos 7 processors and new LPDDR4 flash RAM.

A successful launch for the next Galaxy is very important for Samsung, which continues to battle its way out of a slump caused by cheap smartphones from China and the release of the new and improved iPhone 6 models from Apple. Samsung has been losing market share and revenue to its rivals and is already in the midst of plans to pare back its model line and cut production costs to better compete, according to earlier eWEEK reports.



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