Samsung's Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Available Through Carriers March 11

 
 
By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2016-03-04
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Samsung's Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Available Through Carriers March 11

    Samsung's latest flagship smartphones will be available from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless in the United States.
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    AT&T Offers the S7, S7 Edge on AT&T Next 24 Plans
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    AT&T Offers the S7, S7 Edge on AT&T Next 24 Plans

    AT&T will sell the 32GB model of the Galaxy S7 starting at $23.17 a month for 30 months, for a total of $695.10. The 32GB S7 Edge starts at $26.50 a month for 30 months, for a total of $795. AT&T is offering the S7 and the S7 Edge with the preloaded DirecTV app to allow customers to get a more integrated DirecTV experience on their handsets. The app features a Quick Remote capability that allows the smartphone to act as a remote control when viewing programming at home.
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    Sprint Offers Installment or Galaxy Forever Plans

    Sprint customers can buy a 32GB Samsung Galaxy S7 under a 24-month installment plan at $27.09 per month for a total of $650.16, or a 32GB S7 Edge for $31.25 a month, for a total of $750. Buyers can also get a second handset for half-price under a special offer. Sprint customers can also get an S7 under its Galaxy Forever plan that allows handset upgrades after the 12th of 24 payments is made. The S7 is $25.99 per month, for a total of $623.76, while the S7 Edge is $30.50 per month, for a total of $732.
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    T-Mobile Offering a Free Year of Netflix With Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge

    T-Mobile is selling a 32GB S7 handset for $669.99 after 24 payments ($27.92 for 23 months plus $27.83 for the final payment), or an S7 Edge for $779.99 after 24 payments ($32.50 a month for 23 months plus a final payment of $32.49). The carrier is also providing a free year of Netflix service to customers with the purchase of one of the phones.
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    S7 Galaxy Phones Through Verizon Include Advanced Calling

    Verizon offers Advanced Calling capabilities, including HD voice and video calling, through its network on both S7 Galaxy phones. The S7 can be purchased in 24 installment payments at $28 per month, for a total of $672, while an S7 Edge can be purchased for $33 per month, for a total of $792.
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    U.S. Cellular Offers Installment Pricing or Two-Year Contracts

    At U.S. Cellular, Galaxy S7 buyers can get their handsets through installment plans or through two-year contracts with lower device costs. Under a 24-month installment plan, a 32GB Galaxy S7 starts at $28 a month, for a total of $672, while an S7 Edge is $32.50 per month, for a total of $780. Under a two-year agreement, a 32GB Galaxy S7 is $199, while a Galaxy S7 Edge is $299.
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    Samsung's earlier Galaxy S5 devices were water-resistant, and now that capability is backā€”in both the S7 and S7 Edge handsets. Users of the new handsets can let them get wet in normal use, thanks to IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. Buyers can again use their phones in the rain or around liquids without worrying about harming them.
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    Free Samsung Gear VR Headset With Purchase, While Supplies Last

    Customers who preorder a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge or buy one before March 18 will be eligible to receive a free Gear VR virtual-reality headset and 6 VR games, worth a total of about $150 value, while supplies last. The promotion is available through Samsung.
 

Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, will go on sale March 11 from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless in the United States. These handsets are packed with enhancements that Samsung hopes will lead to robust sales in a crowded marketplace. Each carrier is offering the handsets on varying financial terms, through installment plans or direct purchases and no-interest monthly payments. The latest Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 handsets are water-resistant and are powered by Qualcomm quad-core 2.15GHz/1.6GHz processors for U.S. users and include 4GB of LPDDR4 memory, 32GB of built-in storage, microSD expansion slots, a 12-megapixel dual-pixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Galaxy S7 Edge features a 5.5-inch quad-HD Super AMOLED display and a screen that wraps around both right and left edges of the device, while the Galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch quad-HD Super AMOLED display. Preorders are being accepted presently. Peruse this eWEEK slide show for the full details and pricing for the latest Galaxy S7 smartphones from each carrier.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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