1. turb0wned's Avatar
    Best Buy has the option to buy the unlocked version... Not sure if to take a chance on it being that Samsung hasn't done a good job updating the unlocked version of the S7E. Anyone getting this one? I know an article on Sammobile came out a few weeks ago that Samsung stated they are vowing to give the unlocked models monthly security updates.

    I'm on Verizon so I'm also wondering if that model is the same as the unlocked on (like apple does) and if it doesn't have any carrier branding.
    03-29-2017 01:08 PM
  2. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    i was also thinking about getting this version as well. Looks like it cost about $200 extra.
    03-29-2017 01:11 PM
  3. turb0wned's Avatar
    i was also thinking about getting this version as well. Looks like it cost about $200 extra.
    It's not an extra $200... Its $824 on best buy.
    03-29-2017 01:16 PM
  4. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    my math could be wrong, but it was 915.99 for the S8+ full retail and then 715.92 if you spread it out over 24 months.
    Unlocked S8+-s8-plus-best-buy.jpg
    03-29-2017 01:23 PM
  5. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    my math could be wrong, but it was 915.99 for the S8+ full retail and then 715.92 if you spread it out over 24 months.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	S8+ Best Buy.JPG 
Views:	39 
Size:	35.8 KB 
ID:	255274
    Your math isn't wrong, you are just looking at the wrong phone.

    Here is the unlocked version:


    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=7qeSu7w_
    03-29-2017 01:27 PM
  6. Storm24's Avatar
    It also won't be available for pre-order until May 9th. So it seems it will be at least a few weeks after the phones are released to carriers. I think I am going to go with T Mobile. They are really good with updates...
    03-29-2017 01:29 PM
  7. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    Your math isn't wrong, you are just looking at the wrong phone.

    Here is the unlocked version:


    Samsung Galaxy S8+ LTE with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) Black SM-G955UZKAXAA - Best Buy
    Thanks.

    i am really tempted to get this, verizon adds so much crap to their phones.
    03-29-2017 01:33 PM
  8. turb0wned's Avatar
    Unlocked S8+-s8-.png

    Not sure where the confusion is coming from but the unlocked model is $824.
    03-29-2017 01:39 PM
  9. madgalaxy's Avatar
    I am go with the Carrier version (AT&T) this time around - I can always disable the bloat. Nougat is already out on the carrier S7's, but is now where to be seen on the unlocked versions, which is sad.
    03-29-2017 01:40 PM
  10. turb0wned's Avatar
    Wonder if the verizion model works on all carriers though.
    03-29-2017 01:43 PM
  11. nonie's Avatar
    I am go with the Carrier version (AT&T) this time around - I can always disable the bloat. Nougat is already out on the carrier S7's, but is now where to be seen on the unlocked versions, which is sad.
    Have you seen it on the att site yet. I use att also. Wondering there price for full purchase.
    03-29-2017 01:49 PM
  12. Ev C's Avatar
    I'm gonna go with the ATT version. Hopefully no drama this year with Best Buy. Sometimes if you are not getting activation and you are paying outright regardless of carrier model they tell you can't get the goodies. This is variable depending on which Best Buy you go to and how knowledgeable who you deal with is. Get there early because I'm wondering will I be eligible for the $100 off and the freebies. Every year there is always confusion about this. I normally buy my phones outright and just put my current sim card in. I was able to get the Gear S2 with the Note 7, but the year before with the Note 5 they wouldn't give me the $200 gift card without activation.
    03-29-2017 01:54 PM
  13. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I might consider ordering or buying the unlocked version. Will it work with wifi calling with Tmobile?
    03-29-2017 02:08 PM
  14. sqa4life's Avatar
    I'm gonna go with the ATT version. Hopefully no drama this year with Best Buy. Sometimes if you are not getting activation and you are paying outright regardless of carrier model they tell you can't get the goodies. This is variable depending on which Best Buy you go to and how knowledgeable who you deal with is. Get there early because I'm wondering will I be eligible for the $100 off and the freebies. Every year there is always confusion about this. I normally buy my phones outright and just put my current sim card in. I was able to get the Gear S2 with the Note 7, but the year before with the Note 5 they wouldn't give me the $200 gift card without activation.
    Their website said "save "up to" $100" plus free gear. No other details about this "up to" $100 fine print.
    Not sure if we'll get $100 + free gear.
    03-29-2017 02:46 PM
  15. nonie's Avatar
    Has att said what there promotion will be with purchase yet?
    03-29-2017 02:54 PM
  16. turb0wned's Avatar
    Their website said "save "up to" $100" plus free gear. No other details about this "up to" $100 fine print.
    Not sure if we'll get $100 + free gear.
    It says Samsung will be the one shipping the free vr to you, so it looks like thats a Samsung promotion not best buy.
    03-29-2017 03:09 PM
  17. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    i really am tempted to go this route, hated the verizon splash screen on startup.
    03-29-2017 07:50 PM
  18. J4To's Avatar
    I'm in the middle of switching to T-Mobile from At&t so I was hoping to get an unlocked version.

    Anybody with a Note 7 remember that crap At&t pulled with the box? Lol...
    03-29-2017 11:51 PM
  19. turb0wned's Avatar
    I'm in the middle of switching to T-Mobile from At&t so I was hoping to get an unlocked version.

    Anybody with a Note 7 remember that crap At&t pulled with the box? Lol...
    Yeah at&t does that to a lot of Samsung phones. I don't see the need for that.
    03-30-2017 02:27 AM
  20. Ev C's Avatar
    I'm in the middle of switching to T-Mobile from At&t so I was hoping to get an unlocked version.

    Anybody with a Note 7 remember that crap At&t pulled with the box? Lol...
    ATT is horrible with their boxes. Hopefully they got the message last year. Many including myself lit them up on twitter. The crappie ATT box ruins the experience for all of 5 minutes. But that's 5 minutes I can never get back. Lol!
    J4To likes this.
    03-30-2017 02:54 PM

Similar Threads

  1. S8 comes with Bluetooth 5 unlike G6
    By Maknora in forum LG G6
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 05-06-2017, 05:04 PM
  2. What do S7 Edge owners think of the S8/S8+?
    By mysamsungs7e in forum Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
    Replies: 106
    Last Post: 04-18-2017, 04:37 AM
  3. AT&T Galaxy S8+ Pricing
    By AlphaVictor87 in forum Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-02-2017, 09:21 AM
  4. Guard S8 and 3 month return period
    By philly in forum Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-31-2017, 08:25 AM
  5. S8+ & iPhone 7 plus side by side
    By EMGSM in forum Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-30-2017, 06:46 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD