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AT&T Postpaid Customers: 64GB Samsung Galaxy S9 Smartphone (Activation Required) EXPIRED

$10/mo for 30-Mos.
$599.99
+ $30 Activation Fee
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Best Buy has for AT&T Postpaid Customers: 64GB Samsung Galaxy S9 AT&T Smartphone on sale for $9.99/mo. via 30-month AT&T Next device payment plan (~$299.99 total + $30 one-time activation fee). Activation for new or existing AT&T customers on an upgrade or new/added line required (plans start at $60/mo.). Shipping is free or select free store pickup. Thanks TeddyHeisman

Details:
  • AT&T Next is not a wireless service contract to remain on AT&T for 30 months (your actual wireless plan costs are separate).
  • 'AT&T Next' is what the device payment plan is named and breaks down the full ~$299.99 cost of the phone into $9.99/month for 30 months if you choose to continue paying for it that way.
  • However, the device may be paid off to keep/own at any time after activation once added to your account if the customer chooses, which close out the AT&T Next payment plan completely.
  • On the installment agreement shown while checking out, you will see a '$300 down payment' listed. This is not owed at any time ever by the customer and merely refers to the instant discount by Best Best being applied to the device's retail cost: $599.99 retail price - $300 discount (listed as a 'down payment') = $299.99 (what the customer owes in total for the phone).
  • Once you've paid the full $299.99 (+ $30 one-time activation fee) for the device - whether right away in your AT&T account dashboard once activated, over the full 30 month installment period, or any other time before 30 months in payments have been made - the device is yours to keep and fully paid off.
Specs:
  • 5.8" 2960x1440 Super AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 845 Processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Internal Storage
  • microSD card slot (up to 512GB)
  • Cameras: 12 MP rear / 8MP front
  • IP68 dust/water proof
  • 802.11ac WiFi / NFC / Bluetooth 5.0 LE / FM Radio
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB 3.1 Type C port (Quick Charge 2.0)
  • Qi Wireless Fast Charging Support
  • Fingerprint reader (rear) w/ Samsung Pay
  • Iris scanner
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo (upgradable to 9.0 Pie One UI)
  • Release Date: March 16, 2018
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Great deal on a barely 1 year old phone at Best Buy. Picked mine up Thursday for $13.33/mo and got a $100 gift card after price matching to the new low price. You will have to pay sales tax on the full amount of the phone ($599).

Unlocked $399: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sams...Id=6191423

ATT Next $9.99/mo: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sams...Id=6198947
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Time to check your meds dude.
Second that.
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But is ATT NEXT program their way of getting you to accept a term contract or can you just pay it in full and still pay the same amount overall??
att next is not a service contract. It's the device payment plan. You can pay off the balance at any time.
msrp of galaxy s9 is $599 at at&t, if you take the phone from best buy on at&t next plan , your financed amount for the phone is $299 and the difference of $300 will be adjusted as down payment on your first statement.
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att next is not a service contract. It's the device payment plan. You can pay off the balance at any time.
msrp of galaxy s9 is $599 at at&t, if you take the phone from best buy on at&t next plan , your financed amount for the phone is $299 and the difference of $300 will be adjusted as down payment on your first statement.
Getting it for $299 on the Next plan, won't mess with the current data plan I'm on now? Can just keep everything the way it is, no matter what? I just feel a "Gotcha" coming...

And AT&T will unlock it for me after a couple months of service? I want to be able to use it on vacations overseas with another SIM card..
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The only issue with the unlocked model vs the Att branded one is that you won't get VoLTE & wifi calling with the unlocked one. At&t blocks access to those features via IMEI
So, only way to get all features is to buy a locked phone and activate it for 1 or 2 years on TMO, Sprint, etc.??
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NO AT&T traitor CNN mother company.
lol, I think I read one time that ATT was the #1 lobbying company in DC.
but if you look to closely at any company, you'll find plenty of reasons to hate it.
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I would buy a Pixel 3a instead of this. Unlocked, best smartphone camera, cleaner user interface, monthly updates and unlimited photo storage, headphone jack. Just my 2 cents.
A midrange Snapdragon 670 versus last year's flagship. Not everybody prefers stock Android. I would anyday pick One UI on S9 over stock Android which I find to be super boring. Camera, no contest though.
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How much would bestbuy trade in my unloked s9 for. As I not getting VOLTE and wifi calling features on my unlocked phone brought from samsung website.
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I'm needing the phone for use on T-Mobile and it seems to me its better to pay a little more and get an s10. What do you guys think?

Best buy also has an ASUS ZC600KL-5Q on sale but it doesn't have band 64 or 71...
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Let me make this understandable for everyone. This deal is good if you are on a post paid account meaning not prepaid. You must activate at store meaning the the $399 or$299, depending if your on att it seems, will be billed to your att account. You will pay taxes out of pocket and the 299/399 will be on att next installments for 30/24 months. This deal does not specify if a new line(phone number) is required or not because if it is upgrade eligible on the promotion then I would say it is a SLICKDEAL
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Let me make this understandable for everyone. This deal is good if you are on a post paid account meaning not prepaid. You must activate at store meaning the the $399 or$299, depending if your on att it seems, will be billed to your att account. You will pay taxes out of pocket and the 299/399 will be on att next installments for 30/24 months. This deal does not specify if a new line(phone number) is required or not because if it is upgrade eligible on the promotion then I would say it is a SLICKDEAL
I just ordered the S9 on at&t next (30 installments of 9.99 each). You can upgrade an existing line. Don't need to add a new line on at&t
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So you'd be re-upping for another contract commitment?
No contract commitment and I confirmed by calling AT&T last night
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For ATT Next, dumb question: can i activate it, pay if off with $300 total for the device to ATT, get it unlocked, and cancel the line for maybe some kind of refund, just to keep the phone as close as $300? Thanks for those familiar with the case.
Sorry I can't answer your full question, but I do know that with ATT you can pay off your device only after one month of service. In other words, you gotta keep the line for at least one month of service, only then does the option to fully pay off open up to you. Inquire with Best Buy or ATT for clarity.

I also know that ATT does some promos with bill credits, meaning you gotta keep that service up to get your little piece of the promo discount each month. But this says "9.99 a month" so I think you're good, you'd wanna ensure that it shows on next month's bill as "9.99 for 30 months, 300 bucks" (or something like that, anyway). There's also the activation fee, which you can call and request be waived, and apparently they often will waive it. If you wanna try it out, you've got 14 days to return it and cancel the contract, BUT Best Buy has a restocking fee on activated devices (smartphones).
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Getting it for $299 on the Next plan, won't mess with the current data plan I'm on now? Can just keep everything the way it is, no matter what? I just feel a "Gotcha" coming...

And AT&T will unlock it for me after a couple months of service? I want to be able to use it on vacations overseas with another SIM card..
ATT next is not a service plan, it is device installment plan. you service plan should remain same with ATT next. You can pay off the balance of the financed amount anytime before the planned 30 /24 months on ATT next.
ATT will provide you the unlock code , if the device finance amount is paid off and the device activation date is at least 6 months or older.
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Sorry I can't answer your full question, but I do know that with ATT you can pay off your device only after one month of service. In other words, you gotta keep the line for at least one month of service, only then does the option to fully pay off open up to you. Inquire with Best Buy or ATT for clarity.

I also know that ATT does some promos with bill credits, meaning you gotta keep that service up to get your little piece of the promo discount each month. But this says "9.99 a month" so I think you're good, you'd wanna ensure that it shows on next month's bill as "9.99 for 30 months, 300 bucks" (or something like that, anyway). There's also the activation fee, which you can call and request be waived, and apparently they often will waive it. If you wanna try it out, you've got 14 days to return it and cancel the contract, BUT Best Buy has a restocking fee on activated devices (smartphones).
Thank you for your detailed suggestion. I also realized the phone needs to be on ATT network for 6 months to be unlocked. Bill credits really sucks, I felt carriers started to implement that after Sprint $5/mo Essential lease deal back in 2017. So no one can really get cheap premium phones from lease deals any more.
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All contact/carrier bonded phone deal is not worthy unless your bill is paid by the company or someone else. All these promotion values is easily offset by their overpriced plans compared to prepaid ones
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