If you want the hot new Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone and you own a working smartphone, now’s the time to check the trade-in deals at Verizon. Verizon is offering to give you at least $100 in the form of a gift card good toward purchase of the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge in exchange for your old, working smartphone. These are the latest and greatest Samsung smartphones, the ones in the news now. Check this April 7 review on TechCrunch.com, which is favorable. Engadget.com’s review, also dated April 7, raises concerns about the difficulty of getting inside the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with a 5.1-inch screen. That’s about halfway between the screen sizes of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge each have 1440×2560 pixels in their display screen, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. The operating system is Android 5.0.2, nicknamed Lollipop. The microprocessor is a quad-core product from Exynos.
There are more Samsung deals now at Verizon: If you have a recent model Samsung phone to trade in, you’re in luck: you get at least $150 back for trading in a Samsung Galaxy S4, or $200 for a Samsung Galaxy S5. To get any of these trade-in values, your trade-in needs to be in good working condition. You’ll receive a Verizon gift card in return. The trade-in offers will only be in effect for a limited time; end dates are not specified yet.
There are a few more specials at Verizon on Samsung products: If you buy a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge, you can get one of Samsung’s smart watches, the Samsung Gear S, for $199.99. The regular price on the Gear S is $349.99 with a new 2-year cell phone contract.
Alternatively, you can get a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, a tablet with 10-inch screen, for $99.99. These normally cost $229.99 with a new 2-year contract. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet is also available for $249.99, and it lists for $499.99 with 2-year contract. All these prices require a new 2-year Verizon contract for each device.
Finally, one more incentive: If you come over to Verizon from another carrier, you can receive a one-time credit of $100 toward your monthly service for any new smartphone activated on Verizon Edge.
The prices for the Samsung Galaxy S6 at Verizon are in line with prices you’d pay for the latest iPhone: $199.99 for the base model with a new two-year commitment to Verizon service. These base models have 32 gigabytes of storage. To get the price down to $199.99, Verizon is offering a rebate in the form of a $50 debit card, over and above the trade-in deals mentioned above. That mail-in rebate debit card will take up to 6 weeks to receive, and it expires 12 months after it’s issued. Check Verizon.com for details.