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Google Fi: 512GB Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Smartphone Pre-Order Expired

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Google Fi offers New / Existing Customers: 512GB Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Smartphone Pre-Order for $599.99 with Activation of Phone and when you Port-In Number to Google Fi (New customers only). Shipping is free.

Thanks to community member DontBanMePlz for finding this deal.

Note: Samsung Galaxy S23 will be released on February 17, 2023.

Offer notes:
  • Google Fi is technically running two different offers with two different sets of terms and conditions. New customers to Google Fi must port-in a number to be eligible for the discount. Existing Google Fi customers do not have to port-in a number.
  • To check which terms apply to your account, on the "Customize device" screen during checkout, click the link that says "Promo details"
  • You will be taken to a corresponding page terms page depending on if you are a new customer or are considered an existing customer.
  • Either way, the phone must be activated within 30 days of shipment, and must remain in good standing on a full service plan for at least 120 days.

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  • About this deal:
    • Offer is valid until February 16, 2023 at 11:59PM PT or while supplies last.
    • For individual plans, limit one per person. For group plans, limit one per group plan member.
    • Offer is only available to U.S. residents 18 years or older, and requires Google Pay and Google Fi accounts.
    • Unless otherwise stated, this offer cannot be combined with other offers.
    • Discount is not transferable and is not valid for cash or cash equivalent.
    • If Fi determines that this offer is used in connection with abuse, misuse, or fraud, or if the account used to purchase the phone is not in good standing, the discounted amount will be charged to your Google Pay account.
    • Void where prohibited.
    • You may further reduce the cost of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra by trading in an eligible device.
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*** Port-in of number is NOT required. This is available for both new and existing Google Fi subscribers and works for existing Google Fi numbers/lines. I have confirmed this with Fi, and it clearly states this when checking out:

"$600 off Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra when you activate it on an existing Fi line. Plus, free storage upgrade included."

The mod who made this an FP put the wrong info in the OP ***

Google Fi users can get $600 off the new Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and $500 off the S23+/S23. Plus, you get free storage upgrade ($180 value).

Works for existing or new Google Fi Users. Must maintain Google Fi account for 120 days. No trade in required, but Google Fi is giving up to $500 for trade-ins (although the trade-in values seem to be pretty bad).

So:
  • $599.99 + tax for S23 Ultra
  • $499.99 + tax for S23+
  • $299.99 + tax for S23
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Last Edited by hpham_53 June 18, 2023 at 07:44 AM
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[Added on 6/13/2023 by hpham_53)
Since the promotion-completion date is approaching for members who activated their S23 phones around mid-Feb 2023, I'm adding some info below on how to verify that your promotion was Earned, and how to Cancel/Pause Fi service after that.

* How to Verify that your S23 promo was Earned:
There's a countdown in your Billing-->Fi Savings-->In Progress that shows how many more days your Fi service has to remain active. The countdown will never say zero day. On the 120th day, it will stay at "1 more day". On the morning of the 121st day, the countdown should say "Stayed (past tense) active on Fi for 120 days in a row". Then later in the day, the In Progress column disappears, and the promo discount gets moved to the Earned column. At that time or later, it's safe to Cancel or Pause your Fi service.

You can use this Date Calculator: https://www.timeanddate.com/date/dateadd.html
Enter your activation date as the Start Date, select Add 121 days and it'll show the date when it's safe to cancel/pause your Fi service.

* How to Cancel your Fi service:
In your Fi account, click on Account-->Your Plan, scroll down until you see "Leave Google Fi". Click on that and follow the on-screen instructions. You'll have the options to Let Go your Fi phone number, or Transfer To Another Provider. (There used to be an option to port it back to Google Voice, but I think it's no longer available). If you choose to let go your Fi number, your Fi service will be cancelled IMMEDIATELY. If you choose to port out, your Fi service will remain active until your Fi number has been ported out to another provider.

* How to Pause your Fi service;
In your Fi account, click on Account-->Your Plan, scroll down until you see "Pause Service". Click on that and follow the on-screen instructions. Your Fi service will be paused and Automatically Resumed after 90 days, unless you cancel it before 90 days are up. Once it's Resumed, you can leave it Active, or Cancel it, or Pause again (I don't know how many times you can Pause). If you have a lot of remaining referral Fi credit (which is not refundable), you can choose Pause instead of Cancel to wait and see if there will be new Fi promotions in the future to use up your Fi credit.

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For those thinking about buying a phone number on Ebay to port in...approximately 13.99....Some of those numbers are valid for only xx days. Here's how to deal with that...Fi allows you to change the port-in number/info up to the moment you're about to activate the S23. So, put in any valid phone number and its info at ordering. When you receive the "Order Shipped" email from Fi, order a phone number on Ebay. The phone shipment takes about 2-days to arrive. When you have the phone, log into your Fi account and change the port-in number and info to the number bought on Ebay, then download the Fi app to the S23, and run it to activate the S23. [added by hpham_53 on 2/12/2023]


For those who need a valid cell number to port to take advantage of this deal...

I ordered the $5 per month plan on hello mobile website. It includes talk text and 500 MB data. Free sim and taxes included. The account number for porting is given to you in an email and you can see it as well by logging into your account online, no need to use their app. The porting pin is the last four digits of your phone number, I confirmed that with customer service. The new cell number which they provide will show up in your account I believe once you get an email that the sim has shipped. Hope this helps some here who need a valid phone number to port and do not want to take any risk with GV numbers as things may have changed this year.

And bonus, the $5 hello mobile plan second month is free. No coupon code or referral required. This comes in handy just in case the delivery date keeps getting pushed back by Google Fi.

Hello mobile does have a port protection lock on your account I recently found out. You can either call their customer service and ask them to remove it, or through chat on their website. This can be done in advance to avoid any headaches. If you forget to do this step ahead of time and your port into Google fi fails, you can contact customer service after the fact and then resubmit the port to Google fi.


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Quote from FakeBro One important note people.

For 120 days every night at 12 Fi will ping the SIM, if it is not inserted into the phone you bought you get 500$ charged back. You have to use the Fi SIM in the S23 you buy for entire duration of promo. Learned it the hard way.
THIS IS NOT TRUE! IT DOESN'T PING EVERY NIGHT.
Instead what is true, you will register the Google Fi sim card with the new phone. You can keep using it if you want, or what some people do it they toss that brand new registered sim card and throw it in a drawer (Do NOT use it in another device for 120 days!) and forget about it for 120 days and just keep paying your google fi phone bill using the cheapest plan available which is about $20 per month. They will then take a different sim card from their existing cell carrier (verizon, tmobile att etc...) and put it in this brand new s23 Ultra and start using it like normal. After 120 days you will see the $600 credit post to your account, then you can cancel your google Fi sim card that you forgot about when you tossed it in your drawer 120 days ago. This is an unlocked phone, so it is not locked to google fi. You just need to register the google fi sim card 1st, then ensure that google fi sim card doesn't go into another cell phone for 120 days. But feel free to put in your old existing sim after you register the google fi sim.

Next question usually is how do I get a "burner" phone number to port over since I was never an existing google fi user?
Seems like there are 2 answers (Not Risky or Risky)
1) Not Risky - pay a little more and get a $13 Boost Mobile numbers via eBay is the safest bet.
2) Risky - The fine details stat that you must port a phone number that has the ability to do voice, text , and data. So that means you land line will not work, and neither will your google voice phone number. However if you go to the google fi page it has an area where you can enter a phone number and it will say your google voice number or https://www.numberbarn.com/ is good to go. (Numberbarn cost $7, but is supposedly a landline only, not data, and text also.) Some people caution you that google can revoke the $600 per the fine details that state voice, text, data numbers only. The person who did use numberbarn said he got his new phone number pretty quick, maybe 1 or 2 hours. (But are you a real slickdealer unless you are trying to save $13?)
See post #640 vs post #677 & #679 (and many more soon) Others (posts #683 are saying that google honored google voice number ports during the S22 deals last year and so they shouldn't be a problem this year. Do whatever you are comfortable with. Another safe option is get a number through Tello with 500mb, unlimited texting and 100 calling minutes for $6. (One user has reported they have transferred 5 google voice accounts on previous trade in deals successfully.)


A few people have texted google chat and there have been conflicting answers, so google chat people say google voice is not allowed, some google chat says it is allowed.
If you can risk the $600 then port a google voice number, or do the $7 numberbarn. If you don't want to risk it, then get a boost mobile number off ebay and use that number as your port number.



Port-in of number is NOT required. This is available for both new and existing Google Fi subscribers and works for existing Google Fi numbers/lines. I have confirmed this with Fi, and it clearly states this when checking out:

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$600 off Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra when you activate it on an existing Fi line. Plus, free storage upgrade included.
The mod who made this an FP put the wrong info in the OP.



Port-in IS required for new Fi users
Port-in IS NOT required for existing Fi users.



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Standard shipping dates seem to be slipping on the S23 Ultra models (it shows on the last step of checkout). Standard (free) shipping times I'm seeing as of the time of this post:
Lavender: Feb 21 - Feb 22
Cream: Feb 24 - Feb 27
Phantom Black/Green: Mar 6 - Mar 13
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Just checked my order for a Phantom Black and it still says delivery by Feb 21-22. I'm guessing the pre-orders will be processed in a FIFO fashion if Google is saying March 6-13 for orders placed now?
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Yeah maybe, my says Feb 23-24 for Black
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Yes, it's FIFO. The black and green ones are more popular and more people ordered them, so orders placed now for those colors will take longer to ship.
The trade-in values below are no longer valid. On 2/6/2023 Fi SIGNIFICANTLY reduced the values of trade-in phones.

Please come update these values always.

Model Prices  
iPhone SE 3RD Gen $130 (64GB) $140 (128GB) $150 (256GB)   
iPhone SE 2ND Gen $70 (64GB) $80 (128GB) $85 (256GB)   
iPhone 13 Pro Max $535 (128GB) $560 (256GB) $585 (512GB) $610 (1 TB)  
iPhone 13 Pro $500 (128GB) $525 (256GB) $550 (512GB) $575 (1 TB)  
iPhone 13 Mini $265 (128GB) $315 (256GB) $365 (512GB)   
iPhone 13 $360 (128GB) $390 (256GB) $410 (512GB)   
iPhone 12 Pro Max $425 (128GB) $445 (256GB) $465 (512GB)   
iPhone 12 Pro $345 (128GB) $365 (256GB) $385 (512GB)   
iPhone 12 Mini $230 (64GB) $240 (128GB) $250 (256GB)   
iPhone 12 $275 (64GB) $290 (128GB) $305 (256GB)   
iPhone 11P Max $250 (64GB) $280 (256GB) $310 (512GB)   
iPhone 11P $205 (64GB) $225 (256GB) $245 (512GB)   
iPhone 11 $310 (64GB) $330 (128GB) $350 (256GB)   
iPhone XR $120 (64GB) $130 (128GB) $140 (256GB)   
iPhone XS $120 (64GB) $130 (256GB) $140 (512GB)   
iPhone XS MAX $175 (64GB) $185 (256GB) $195 (512GB)   
iPhone X $110 (64GB) $120 (256GB)    
iPhone 8 $65 (64GB) $70 (128GB) $75 (256GB)   
iPhone 8 Plus $85 (64GB) $90 (128GB) $95 (256GB)   
Galaxy Z Fold3 5G $500 (256GB) $520 (512GB)    
Galaxy Z Fold2 5G $290 (256GB)     
Galaxy Z Flip 5G $170 (256GB)     
Galaxy Z Flip3 5G $265 (128GB) $275 (256GB)    
Galaxy Z Flip $150 (256GB)     
Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G $260 (128GB) $280 (256GB) $300 (512GB) $320 (1 TB)  
Galaxy S22+ 5G $160 (128GB) $190 (256GB)    
Galaxy S22 5G $130 (128GB) $140 (256GB)    
Galaxy S21 Ultra $80 (128GB) $401 (256GB) $416 (512GB)   
Galaxy S21+ $329 (128GB) $339 (256GB)    
Galaxy S21 FE 5G $135 (128GB) $145 (256GB)    
Galaxy S21 $270 (128GB) $280 (256GB)    
Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G $230 (128GB) $240 (256GB) $280 (512GB)   
Galaxy S20+ 5G $182 (128GB) $192 (256GB) $212 (512GB)   
Galaxy S20+ 5G $160 (128GB)     
Galaxy S20 FE 5G $130 (128GB) $130 (256GB)    
Galaxy S20 FE $135 (128GB) $140 (256GB)    
Galaxy S20 5G $153 (128GB)     
Galaxy S20 $140 (128GB)     
Galaxy S10+ $105 (128GB) $110 (512GB) $115 (1 TB)   
Galaxy S10E $60 (256GB)     
Galaxy S10 Lite $95 (128GB) $95 (512GB)    
Galaxy S10 5G $100 (256GB) $105 (512GB)    
Galaxy S10 $75 (128GB) $80 (512GB)    
Galaxy Note 9 $80 (128GB) $85 (512GB)    
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G $115 (128GB) $420 (256GB) $440 (512GB)   
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra $280 (256GB) $280 (512GB)    
Galaxy Note 20 5G $225 (128GB) $245 (256GB)    
Galaxy Note 20 $250 (128GB) $250 (256GB)    
Galaxy Note 10+ 5G $305 (128GB) $305 (256GB) $315 (512GB)   
Galaxy Note 10+ $155 (256GB) $165 (512GB)    
Galaxy Note Lite $80 (128GB)     
Galaxy Note 10 5G $95 (256GB)     
Galaxy Note 10 $115 (256GB)     
Galaxy Fold $315 (512GB)     

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Do you get charged the $599 immediately or upon shipment of the phone? Anyone confirm? If ship date is March 13 thats a long way away...
They will ping your cc for the order amount, but doesn't actually charge until it's shipped.

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Sorry but that is not entirely true. After activating new phone sim with Google Fi, as long as you don't insert the Google Fi sim in a "different phone", you are fine. Most, like myself, simply tossed the Google Fi sim in a drawer and no problems getting the $500. Using a different carriers sim in the S22 the entire time.
FakeBro, stop spreading Fake information. This is 100% not true. In the last 3-4 months, I purchased 3 Fold4 and all were just activated on the device and now the sim is seating in the drawer, and never got a chargeback. And one device has already crossed the qualification period and the other 2 will complete their qualification window in 12-15 days.
Just an FYI on obtaining a valid cell number to port. I posted this earlier on in the thread but seems to have been overlooked by many as this is a long thread.

I ordered the five dollar per month plan on hello mobile website. It includes talk text and 500 MB data. Free sim and taxes included. The account number for porting is given to you in an email and you can see it as well by logging into your account online, no need to use their app. The porting pin is the last four digits of your phone number, I confirmed that with customer service. Hope this helps some here who need a valid phone number to port and do not want to take any risk with GV numbers as things may have changed this year.

And bonus, the five dollar hello mobile plan second month is free. No coupon code or referral required. This comes in handy just in case the delivery date keeps getting pushed back by Google Fi.

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02-01-2023 at 10:51 AM.
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Wow damn, that's a good deal for the S23!

I did it for the S22 myself. Samsung's promos weren't off to a resounding start yet.
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02-01-2023 at 10:56 AM.
02-01-2023 at 10:56 AM.
This seems to be a better deal than with Samsung. Their trade deals also are not good. Fi is giving more tradein value. With $400 trade-in for S21 ultra and $600 off for Fi bring your own number this deal brings down cost of S23 Ultra 512gb to just $200.
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02-01-2023 at 10:59 AM.
02-01-2023 at 10:59 AM.
how long do you have to stay on Google Fi?......can the phone be unlocked after a fairly short period of time?
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02-01-2023 at 11:01 AM.
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add line and port in required?
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02-01-2023 at 11:01 AM.

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This seems to be a better deal than with Samsung. Their trade deals also are not good. Fi is giving more tradein value. With $400 trade-in for S21 ultra and $600 off for Fi bring your own number this deal brings down cost of S23 Ultra 512gb to just $200.
They are giving only $280 for 256gb S22 Ultra :-(
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how long do you have to stay on Google Fi?......can the phone be unlocked after a fairly short period of time?

Remain active and in good standing for 120 consecutive days. Pausing, changing, or suspending the account will void the promotion
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Quote from DontBanMePlz :
They are giving only $280 for 256gb S22 Ultra :-(

I just checked trade in for a s21 plus 5g and it's 329
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wow, ultra is cheaper than P7P
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Google Fi has $600 discount for samsung S23 Ultra pre-order for 512 GB version.

https://fi.google.com/about/phones/samsung
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02-01-2023 at 11:16 AM.
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Quote from SensibleSeagull1421 :
Google Fi has $600 discount for samsung S23 Ultra pre-order for 512 GB version.

https://fi.google.com/about/phones/samsung
Thanks for sharing. Full promotion details:
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$600 off Samsung S23 Ultra, plus free storage upgrade included

Purchase a Galaxy S23 Ultra 512GB phone for the price of a Galaxy S23 Ultra 256GB from fi.google.com [google.com] and get an additional $600 off. The $180 value of the storage upgrade is reflected in the discounted price of the 512GB phone on fi.google.com [google.com]. And the added $600 discount will be automatically applied at checkout for a total of $780 off. New Google Fi customers must transfer (port-in) your number to Fi from your current carrier to be eligible.
How do I qualify for the discount?
  • You must be a new Fi customer. A new Fi customer is someone who has never had Fi service or someone whose last day of Fi service took place more than 180 days before making a purchase with this promotion.
  • To qualify for the full discount, you need to:
    • Purchase the device or currently be in a group plan with the purchaser.
    • Activate the phone on a full service plan (data-only SIMs do not qualify) within 30 days of the shipment confirmation.
    • You must also bring/transfer your number to Fi within 30 days of the shipment confirmation email. Numbers ported in must be from carriers that have calling, voice and data services. Fi-to-Fi number transfers are not eligible.
    • Remain active and in good standing for 120 consecutive days. Pausing, changing, or suspending the account will void the promotion.
  • The discounted price will automatically apply during checkout. If you do not meet the conditions above, the discount will be charged to your Google Pay account to match the full price of the phone.

Any other details to know?
  • Offer is valid until February 16, 2023 at 11:59PM PT or while supplies last.
  • For individual plans, limit one per person. For group plans, limit one per group plan member.
  • Offer is only available to U.S. residents 18 years or older, and requires Google Pay and Google Fi accounts.
  • Unless otherwise stated, this offer cannot be combined with other offers.
  • Discount is not transferable and is not valid for cash or cash equivalent.
  • If Fi determines that this offer is used in connection with abuse, misuse, or fraud, or if the account used to purchase the phone is not in good standing, the discounted amount will be charged to your Google Pay account.
  • Void where prohibited.
I hope this helps,
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02-01-2023 at 11:19 AM.
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S22 ultra is $260 and S21 is $270. My S22 is $130... Is this a joke?
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02-01-2023 at 11:20 AM.
02-01-2023 at 11:20 AM.
So I have an S22 now. If I trade it to Samsung for an S23 (no plus/ultra for either), it'll cost me $550 to upgrade (based on current trade-in values).

If I get Fi for 120 days at $20/mo (I don't need more than 6 GB), I'm paying $80 + fees for Fi, plus $300 for the S23, AND I can still sell my S22 elsewhere. Does that sound right?

When I use this link: https://fi.google.com/buy-devices it's just showing me the full price for the S23, even when adding a plan (minus the 'free storage upgrade' to 256 GB). Maybe I'm doing something wrong.

Edited to add: This is as a new Fi customer, getting a new #. I don't care about the #.
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