The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are perhaps some of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017, at least so far. And now that they are official, many people are wondering when they can get their hands on one. Well we have the details on all of the carriers and retailers where the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be available, and have compiled it all into one place. So you can decide whether you want to switch carriers, or even buy the smartphone outright, and use it on whatever carrier you'd like (perhaps even an MVNO).
The nation's second largest carrier, AT&T, will be offering up the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus on pre-order beginning March 30th and it'll be priced at $750 and $850 respectively. Those that want to pick up the Galaxy S8 on AT&T Next can expect to pay $0 down and $25/month, or via AT&T Next Every Year can grab it for $31.25/month. When it comes to the Galaxy S8 Plus, it's $28.34 on AT&T Next and AT&T Next Every Year will cost you $35.42.
AT&T also has a couple of great offers to help tempt you into picking up either of Samsung's new products. You can get up to $750 in credits towards a second Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus. You can also get a free Gear VR headset with an Oculus content bundle, or pick up a Gear S3 for $49 on a 2-year contract. The final promotion allows you to pick up a Samsung Galaxy Tab E and/or a Gear S2 for $0.99 each on a new two-year agreement.
B&H Photo will be offering up an unlocked version of both flagship smartphones from Samsung. This means the device will work on GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, but you won't be tied to a specific carrier. This is actually a good purchase for those that travel to other countries often. The company has not announced when the two devices will be available or what the prices will be just yet.
Over at Sprint, you are able to pre-order the Galaxy S8 on March 30th, and it'll cost you $31.25 per month for 18 months, while the larger Galaxy S8 Plus will set you back about $35.42 per month for 18 months. Sprint also announced that those that pick up the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus, will be able to upgrade to the next Galaxy smartphone after making 12 lease payments, however this is only available for a limited time. Sprint is also offering up the Gear VR and Oculus content pack freebie, for those that pick up either device.
T-Mobile is going to be offering up pre-orders on the two Samsung flagships beginning on March 30th, and they'll be priced at $750 and $850. Now those that don't want to purchase it at the full retail price can grab either on T-Mobile's EIP for $30 per month and the Galaxy S8 will require a $30 down payment, while the Galaxy S8 Plus will require a $130 down payment. Those who pre-order will also get a Gear VR headset, along with some great Oculus content, which is about a $180 value.
Verizon is starting their pre-orders on March 30th as well, and will be pricing the two devices cheaper than their competitors. Bringing the Galaxy S8 to customers for $30/month or $720 full retail price. With the Galaxy S8 Plus coming in at $35/month or $840 full retail price. Verizon is also offering up a bevy of smartphones that can be traded in for bill credits to lower the cost. Verizon will also be selling the Gear VR and Gear 360. If you pick up the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus from Verizon, you are also eligible for the Gear VR and Oculus content bundle.