With the Galaxy S8 reveal just around the corner, it’s about the right time for carriers to start burning off inventory of this generation’s handset. It looks like T-Mobile is getting the party started, with blowout sales on the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and LG V20.
All three of those handsets are available for $15 per month, assuming you already have a T-Mobile Simple Choice or T-Mobile One plan. Your payments run for 24 months, which brings the total cost of any of those phones to $360, which is a huge discount, given that they normally retail for $700 a pop.
There’s no real catch here, other than that you’re going to be tied to T-Mobile for the next two years. That’s not really such a bad thing, considering the unlimited data plans the company is currently offering, and the fact that T-Mobile’s network is basically on par with Verizon these days.
The sale on all three devices makes sense given that MWC is just around the corner. At that show, we’re expecting to see the new LG G6, and probably some kind of details on the Galaxy S8. With the latter phone in particular there’s going to be big upgrades to the current generation, so it makes sense for T-Mobile to burn off as much stock as it can right now. Plus, by only offering the discount as a two-year payment program rather than cash upfront, it should help tie customers onto its network.
Just bear in mind as you go into a store that some T-Mobile stores have been caught out cramming extra services, like phone insurance or Jump On Demand onto bills without permission. Of course, you can order the upgrade online, which is probably the easiest and most legally binding way of getting in on the discount.