Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus Pre-Orders Tonight
Starting tonight, pre-order the Galaxy S8 at T-Mobile for just $30/month and get a FREE Samsung Gear VR with controller and awesome Oculus content—a $180 value!
Bellevue, Washington — March 29, 2017 — Samsung’s most advanced superphones are coming to America’s most advanced network. And here’s why that’s all kinds of awesome: T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced customers with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be the first to tap into the combined power of three T-Mobile advanced LTE technologies and can deliver up to double current speeds on what is already America’s fastest LTE network.* How fast are we talking? Like maybe download-a-2-hour-movie-in-15-seconds fast on the phone’s Infinity screen. All this makes the Galaxy S8 the first gigabit-class smartphone ever on the T-Mobile network.
“You know what happens when you combine the most advanced LTE network in the country with Samsung’s most powerful phone ever? An entire industry has to redefine the word ‘fast.’” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “Anyone upgrading to the Galaxy S8 can see up to double their current LTE speeds in nearly 300 cities nationwide! That’s a clear first place finish for the Un-carrier.”*
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be the first smartphones ever to simultaneously harness the power of three advanced LTE technologies already built in to the T-Mobile network—including 4x4 MIMO, carrier aggregation and 256 QAM. Only the Un-carrier’s network has this trifecta of speed-boosting technologies. T-Mobile achieved a global first with the rollout of 4x4 MIMO last year, and has launched more LTE Advanced technologies than anyone else in the industry. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be the very first devices that enable T-Mobile customers to use LTE-U to tap into underutilized unlicensed spectrum on the 5 GHz band. T-Mobile already has more capacity per subscriber than AT&T and Verizon, and the addition of LTE-U will only extend that lead and further improve the Un-carrier’s blazing-fast speeds. And, LTE-U will make it possible for T-Mobile to bring its forthcoming Gigabit LTE to more places across the country. And then there’s this… Samsung’s latest superphones will also be able to tap into T-Mobile’s new AWS-3 spectrum. Translation? Even more capacity and even more speed.
There’s never been a better time to head to the Un-carrier and unleash your new Samsung superphone with T-Mobile ONE, all in, monthly taxes and fees included. You’ll be rocking America’s fastest 4G LTE network, according to multiple independent studies (Speedtest.net,*Twin Prime and even the*FCC), with LTE availability that’s neck and neck with Verizon (OpenSignal).
T-Mobile customers can pre-order the Galaxy S8 tonight at 9:01 p.m. PT at www.t-mobile.com. To sweeten the pot, when you pre-order the Galaxy S8 at T-Mobile for just $30/month on the Un-carrier’s Equipment Installment Plan ($30 down, FRP: $750), you get a FREE Gear VR with controller and Oculus content, a full $180 value! If you’re looking to go big, the Galaxy S8+ will also be available for pre-order for just $30/month on EIP ($130 down, FRP: $850). MetroPCS customers can also get in on the same VR goodies by purchasing the device when it launches on April 21 (FRP: $729).
“The Internet wasn’t meant to be metered in bits and bytes, so it’s insane that wireless companies are still making you buy it this way. The rate plan is dead — it’s a fossil from a time when wireless was metered by every call or text.” John Legere 1/5/2017