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128GB AT&T Samsung S20 FE 5G - $180 - bill credits - no trade-in required

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AT&T offers 128GB Samsung S20 FE 5G for its current Unlimited service plan customers for $5 a month for 36 months after bill credits. No trade-in is required.

https://www.att.com/buy/phones/sa...-navy.html

"Get Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G for $5/mo.
Get the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G 128GB for $5/mo. for 36 mos.
5G req's compatible plan. May not be in your area. See att.com/5Gforyou [att.com] for 5G coverage details.

*Limited Time Offer.
You'll need to:
Purchase a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G 128GB on a qualifying 0% APR installment agreement, including taxes on full retail price (up front) and $30 activation/upgrade fee.
Activate or maintain postpaid unlimited wireless service (min. $75/mo. for new unlimited customers before discounts.). AT&T may temporarily slow data speeds if the network is busy.

After that you'll get:
Up to $520 in bill credits on Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G 128GB

Important notes:
Credits start within 3 bills and will be applied in equal amounts over the term of installment agreement. You will receive catch-up credits once bill credits start.
If you cancel wireless service, your credits will end and you'll owe the remaining balance on the installment agreement.
For new lines if you cancel service on any other line on your account within 90 days of activating a new line under this offer, device credits will stop.
If buying on the AT&T Installment Plan with Next Up, customer is responsible and will not receive any credits for an additional $5/mo. for the Next Up upgrade feature.
Credit card may be req'd (except MA, PA, ND)"


I don't have an Unlimited service plan, but I was able to get the phone for $200 by calling the customer loyalty department and extending my contract for 2 years. You can reach the customer loyalty department by calling (800) 331-0500 and saying "customer loyalty".

I think it's a pretty good price for the last year's flagman phone. I'm one of those long-time customers that don't get any love from AT&T since I don't want to upgrade my service to Unlimited. Nor do I have a valuable phone to trade in. So, with this deal, I was finally able to upgrade my phone for a reasonable price.

Here are the phone specs from GSM Arena [gsmarena.com]:
NETWORK
Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only) CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands (USA): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71
4G bands (International): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66
5G bands (USA): 2, 5, 41, 66, 71 Sub6
5G bands (International): 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 41, 78 Sub6
Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat19 1800/200 Mbps, 5G

BODY
Dimensions: 159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4 mm (6.29 x 2.93 x 0.33 in)
Weight: 190 g (6.70 oz)
Build: Glass front, plastic back, aluminum frame
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

DISPLAY
Type: Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
Size: 6.5 inches, 101.0 cm2 (~84.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~407 ppi density)
Always-on display

PLATFORM
OS: Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G (7 nm+)
CPU: Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU: Adreno 650

MEMORY
Card slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
UFS 3.1

MAIN CAMERA
Triple: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.4, 76mm (telephoto), 1/4.5", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.0", 1.12µm
Features: LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS

SELFIE CAMERA
Single: 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.74", 0.8µm
Features: HDR
Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps (gyro-EIS)

SOUND
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack: No
32-bit/384kHz audio
Tuned by AKG

COMMS
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC: Yes
Radio: No
USB: USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go

FEATURES
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, compass
Virtual proximity sensing
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

BATTERY
Type: Li-Ion 4500 mAh, non-removable
Charging: Fast charging 25W
Fast wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Battery life: Endurance rating 110h
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good deal if its a new phone and you have ATT service. you dont find many old flagships for $180. this is the last of its kind with a microSD slot.
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Just saw this in an email, not a bad deal at all, only $5 a month for 36 months.
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good deal if its a new phone and you have ATT service. you dont find many old flagships for $180. this is the last of its kind with a microSD slot.
I just received mine. It's a brand new phone. Comes with Android 11 installed. Samsung supports 3 OS updates, so it'll get Android 12 as well.
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Plus activation?
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Quote from izarkhin :
AT&T offers 128GB Samsung S20 FE 5G for its current Unlimited service plan customers for $5 a month for 36 months after bill credits. No trade-in is required.

https://www.att.com/buy/phones/sa...-navy.html

"Get Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G for $5/mo.
Get the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G 128GB for $5/mo. for 36 mos.
5G req's compatible plan. May not be in your area. See att.com/5Gforyou [att.com] for 5G coverage details.

*Limited Time Offer.
You'll need to:
Purchase a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G 128GB on a qualifying 0% APR installment agreement, including taxes on full retail price (up front) and $30 activation/upgrade fee.
Activate or maintain postpaid unlimited wireless service (min. $75/mo. for new unlimited customers before discounts.). AT&T may temporarily slow data speeds if the network is busy.

After that you'll get:
Up to $520 in bill credits on Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G 128GB

Important notes:
Credits start within 3 bills and will be applied in equal amounts over the term of installment agreement. You will receive catch-up credits once bill credits start.
If you cancel wireless service, your credits will end and you'll owe the remaining balance on the installment agreement.
For new lines if you cancel service on any other line on your account within 90 days of activating a new line under this offer, device credits will stop.
If buying on the AT&T Installment Plan with Next Up, customer is responsible and will not receive any credits for an additional $5/mo. for the Next Up upgrade feature.
Credit card may be req'd (except MA, PA, ND)"


I don't have an Unlimited service plan, but I was able to get the phone for $200 by calling the customer loyalty department and extending my contract for 2 years. You can reach the customer loyalty department by calling (800) 331-0500 and saying "customer loyalty".

I think it's a pretty good price for the last year's flagman phone. I'm one of those long-time customers that don't get any love from AT&T since I don't want to upgrade my service to Unlimited. Nor do I have a valuable phone to trade in. So, with this deal, I was finally able to upgrade my phone for a reasonable price.

Here are the phone specs from GSM Arena [gsmarena.com]:
NETWORK
Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only) CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands (USA): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71
4G bands (International): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66
5G bands (USA): 2, 5, 41, 66, 71 Sub6
5G bands (International): 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 40, 41, 78 Sub6
Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat19 1800/200 Mbps, 5G

BODY
Dimensions: 159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4 mm (6.29 x 2.93 x 0.33 in)
Weight: 190 g (6.70 oz)
Build: Glass front, plastic back, aluminum frame
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

DISPLAY
Type: Super AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
Size: 6.5 inches, 101.0 cm2 (~84.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~407 ppi density)
Always-on display

PLATFORM
OS: Android 10, upgradable to Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G (7 nm+)
CPU: Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU: Adreno 650

MEMORY
Card slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
UFS 3.1

MAIN CAMERA
Triple: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.4, 76mm (telephoto), 1/4.5", 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.0", 1.12µm
Features: LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS

SELFIE CAMERA
Single: 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.74", 0.8µm
Features: HDR
Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps (gyro-EIS)

SOUND
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack: No
32-bit/384kHz audio
Tuned by AKG

COMMS
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC: Yes
Radio: No
USB: USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go

FEATURES
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, compass
Virtual proximity sensing
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

BATTERY
Type: Li-Ion 4500 mAh, non-removable
Charging: Fast charging 25W
Fast wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Battery life: Endurance rating 110h
Question - how did it end up at 200 for you? isn't 36*5 + 30$ (activation) take you to 210? Also they let you keep your grandfathered (non-unlimited plan)?
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Question - how did it end up at 200 for you? isn't 36*5 + 30$ (activation) take you to 210? Also they let you keep your grandfathered (non-unlimited plan)?
I don't have Unlimited and didn't want to upgrade my service. So, I called customer loyalty. They ran my info through the system and said that the best price they could give me was $199.99 plus tax, paid upfront, if I was willing to sign a 2-year contract. They also waived the activation fee. So, I paid $269.11 on the spot ($199.99 + tax on the full price).
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Plus activation?
Yes, $30 activation fee
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Picked it up today. Upgraded from s9+ and I have to say this is a great phone. Great screen really fast good cameras and only 5 bucks a month. Will upgrade to 12.
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I don't have Unlimited and didn't want to upgrade my service. So, I called customer loyalty. They ran my info through the system and said that the best price they could give me was $199.99 plus tax, paid upfront, if I was willing to sign a 2-year contract. They also waived the activation fee. So, I paid $269.11 on the spot ($199.99 + tax on the full price).
Is this common practice now to pay taxes on full price, before discount? I don't remember this being the case a few years back.
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Is this common practice now to pay taxes on full price, before discount? I don't remember this being the case a few years back.
Yes, it applied to pretty much all the carrier phone deals I've seen here. I guess the reason is that, unlike with retail discounts, the carrier subsidizes part of the phone's cost. Meaning that the discount is applied AFTER you purchase it. You can think of it as an instant cashback.
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Just saw this in an email, not a bad deal at all, only $5 a month for 36 months.
Hi Brother,

Im new to USA and looking for basic phone.How it will be $5 per month?

how much I need to pay for phone and how much I need to pay for plan.Im sorry to ask all these basic questions and what is credit.Plz help me bro I will buy one phone.
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Picked it up today. Upgraded from s9+ and I have to say this is a great phone. Great screen really fast good cameras and only 5 bucks a month. Will upgrade to 12.
I just ordered a pre-owned s20 fe 5g direct from Samsung trading in my S10+ and it was $149 and included a set of Buds2. Should get the phone next week.

seeing this deal I'd still go that route because I hate bill credits and being on a contract, but I am using AT&T right now
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Hi Brother,

Im new to USA and looking for basic phone.How it will be $5 per month?

how much I need to pay for phone and how much I need to pay for plan.Im sorry to ask all these basic questions and what is credit.Plz help me bro I will buy one phone.
So it is only $5 per month on your bill which doesnt start for 2 months. Other than that all you have to pay is the $30 upgrade fee which will go on your bill. So the only thing you have to pay is the tax on the phone, which is around $60 up front. After using for a few days I really like Android 11 cant wait for 12 which this phone is supposed to get the upgrade in January maybe sooner. The only negative I have so far is the no 3.5mm for headphone, but I found the type-C to 3.5mm adapter, but most of my headphone are wireless, always nice to have it though if I forget them. Backup restore was almost seamless, love that feature. I showed it to my son who has a Iphone 12 and he couldnt believe how nice the screen and how fast it is, very responsive for games, opening apps, etc. Also if you need a quick cheap case or screen I took my wifes extras from here Samsung A51 almost identical until I get my order in.
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I just ordered a pre-owned s20 fe 5g direct from Samsung trading in my S10+ and it was $149 and included a set of Buds2. Should get the phone next week.

seeing this deal I'd still go that route because I hate bill credits and being on a contract, but I am using AT&T right now
The S10+ will upgrade to Android 12 and the only thing you will lose is the 3.5mm jack. After using for a few days I really like Android 11 cant wait for 12 which this phone is supposed to get the upgrade in January maybe sooner. The only negative I have so far is the no 3.5mm for headphone, but I found the type-C to 3.5mm adapter, but most of my headphone are wireless, always nice to have it though if I forget them. Backup restore was almost seamless, love that feature. I showed it to my son who has a Iphone 12 and he couldnt believe how nice the screen and how fast it is, very responsive for games, opening apps, etc. Also if you need a quick cheap case or screen I took my wifes extras from here Samsung A51 almost identical until I get my order in.
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