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Samsung will pay you up to $220 to ditch your iPhone for a Galaxy S6 or Note 5

Published Sep 28th, 2015 4:24PM EDT
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Don’t look now, but Samsung is really doing its best to take your money, even if that means having to pay you money to do it. Rather than further lowering the price of the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy Note 5, Samsung now says it’ll pay your phone installments through 2016. Unsurprisingly, you’ll get more money if you’re willing to ditch the iPhone in favor of a new Galaxy model.

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According to a promotion page on Samsung’s site, Samsung is ready to cover the monthly cost of the phone until 2016, as long as you buy a flagship device. That’s up to $120, Samsung says, excluding “activation fees, taxes and data/wireless costs and charges.”

The list of eligible handsets includes the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, and you must purchase your selected device through T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon or U.S. Cellular on an installment plan.

In other words, Samsung is going to pay up to three installments for the phone, and that’s if you hurry and order one by the end of October.

On top of that, if you’re ditching an iPhone, Samsung will give you $100 Google Play free credit that’s going to be valid for “music, movies, games and more of your favorite entertainment.”

This isn’t the first time Samsung has tried to lure in iPhone users with huge discounts on top-shelf Android devices. Recently, the giant South Korean handset maker kicked off a try-before-you-buy program for iPhone users that proved to be quite successful — however, Samsung has yet to tell us how many iPhone customers it converted to Galaxy with the program.

In case Samsung’s proposal sounds like something you’d be interested in, then check out the source link to learn more details about it. Unfortunately, the program is only valid in the U.S., so international iPhone users looking to give the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy Note 5 a try will still have to pay full price for either device.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.