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Verizon Galaxy S5 Now Up for Pre-order at $199, BOGO Deal in Effect

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Were you waiting for Verizon to open up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5? That time has now come. For $199 on-contract (after $50 rebate) or $599 at full retail, you can pre-order Samsung’s 2014 flagship with an expected shipping date of April 11, the planned global launch date of the phone.

Verizon’s version of the GS5 is like everyone else’s in that it sports a 5.1″ FHD Super AMOLED display, 16MP camera, 2,800mAh battery, Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, fingerprint scanner, heartrate monitor, and Android 4.4 underneath a revamped TouchWiz (full specs). You can see the heartrate monitor and fingerprint scanner in action here. You’ll find a quick video tour of the phone here. And last, here is how the Galaxy S5 compares to the Galaxy S4, plus other phones. 

Verizon is currently only selling the 16GB model, but remember that the phone supports micro SD cards up to 128GB.

You can buy the phone in either black or white.

If you buy the phone now, Verizon is running a BOGO (buy one, get one free) deal just like they are with the HTC One (M8). As long as you buy the phone on-contract, they’ll hand you another phone for free (on-contract). You can choose the Galaxy S5 or HTC One (M8).

Verizon Link

  • TheDude

    I switched from apple to samsung and kept my unlimited data.

  • Todd Nguyen

    I upgraded for the Bogo offer today and lost unlimited. However, customer service says they have a Verizon Max plan for anyone losing unlimited. You’ll pay the same $30 a month for 6GB of data instead of 2GB. You have to call customer service when activating your phone upon receipt and ask for this Verizon Max plan.

    It better work as promised…..I saved the chat record.

    • mcdonsco

      Would be great if some months I didn’t hit 18gbs!

      Would need to be at LEAST 12GB a month for me to consider.

      • chris

        get wifi!

        • JoshGroff

          What is this Wi-Fi of which you speak?

  • mcdonsco

    What am I missing here? Either:

    A) Add two lines to existing account @ $20/mont for both; BOGO S5’s = $200+$480 (over two years) = $680, Sell one for $500 (“NIB”), Now you just paid $180 for the phone?

    B) New customer sign up; two lines; BOGO S5’s = $200+$700 in ETF’s, sell one for $500 (“NIB”), Now you just paid $400 for the phone?

    I have to be missing something, especially with the first one…?

  • nosedive94

    I was going to buy one, but a 32GB option is a must have for me.

    • JS

      remember that the phone supports micro SD cards up to 128GB

    • mcdonsco

      I have a hard time with that too; but currently my 32gb note 3 has 21gb’s free and everything I keep installed on my phones is on it now…everything else (photos, music, vid’s etc) all goes to the SD card.

      My only concern with 16GB is resale.

      • nosedive94

        I have a 32GB SIII currently with a 32GB SD card, both of which have around 4GB left, so you can imagine my frustration with this arrangement.

  • RaptorOO7

    I chatted with a Verizon rep and asked about the 32GB, they have nothing on it and kept pushing the 16GB and commenting on the 128GB microsd card capacity even after I explained you cannot store apps on the card and the available space is too low. They still tried. I said no thanks.

  • Hacksaw

    So can I buy one get one free, then wait a couple of months and take my 2 new phones to T-Mobile and have them pay the ETF so that I dont have to deal with the VZW 2 year noose?

    • Jeff Badger

      Yes, but you’ll need to turn in your VZW phones to T-mobile. You can’t keep your current phone and must purchase one from them.

      • Hacksaw

        Ahh, good point. Thanks.

  • Devin Nickle

    No go for me until I see the 32gb for $249 straight up. SD card support is all farked up on KitKat. 8 to 10 gigs of space after TouchWiz isn’t gonna cut it.

    • guest

      It’s 11 gb… do your research

      • Devin Nickle

        That’s still weak for a supposed flagship phone…..

        • JoshGroff

          It’s fine if you have unlimited and stream everything or are always around Wi-Fi. Sure, you can’t have a ton of massive HD games installed, but why would you need more than 2 at a time anyway?

  • http://www.pcprocare.com/ Barry Taylor

    Would it be considered an upgrade or downgrade from the LG G2? I currently own the G2, and have been very impressed by the overall experience. However, I’d like something a little more in the spotlight. Of course I’ve upgraded to 4.4.2 and did camera mod.. But there’s just been no exciting things happening with it.

    • AjMobileGuru

      I would think its a sideways movement. Of course with Samsung, you will get the updates quicker than LG.

  • AJ McKay

    I’m sure this is a good device performance wise, but my god does it look pedestrian/outdated. Just my opinion, don’t shoot me.

  • NickA

    Does anyone know if they will be available in the store on the 11th? And does shipping by the 11th mean they will ship on the 9th or 10th and we will get it on the 11th?

    • YEMan0443

      Can’t say for sure, but my experience of pre-ordering from Verizon I’ve actually received the phone earlier than the release date.

  • dsignori

    Will Verizon get the 32 GB version later?

    • PoisonApple31

      32 GB version usually becomes available after you buy the 16 GB version.

  • mcdonsco

    Good thing I managed to pull a fast one on best buy recently with my unlimited data plan…would have had to pay the difference from an lg g2 to the s5…but bb idiots let me upgrade for upgrade pricing with out switching my plan from unlimited AND without resetting my contract…sold that phone (iPhone 5s 32gb) for $730 then did it again for a note 3 ($199)…though 2nd time it did reset my contract, but not my unlimited data…now I’ve MORE THAN paid for the s5 (almost twice over actually).

    Thanks Bestbuy!

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      How’d ya pull that off? I’ve gone to them and they always told me they can’t xfer an upgrade and save my unlimited

      • PoisonApple31

        In the mobile industry, if the CSR won’t do what you want, you just keep moving to the next CSR until they do what you want them to do.

        • Bill Hill

          So true

      • mcdonsco

        First one was apparently just an idiot store rep (or new?)…bought an iPhone 5s 32gb online for in store pickup for $249…pocked it up, activated etc with no problems and ZERO plan changes.

        Quickly realized its back to android I go, so I did it again with a note 3 (figuring in high resale as I was sure I would get the s5 when it hits), went in to pick it up; different bb though (didn’t want him to say “hey, didn’t you just?”)… This guy caught it though…canceled it…thought I was defeated…but in car in bb parking lot I ordered note 3 again but shipped it to my house. Once I got it I just put my Sim in it and turned it on…

        All activated and done…I still have unlimited data but it did reset my contract date (but what do I care…more than covers entire cost of s5 full retail and made a little more money than that even).

  • teeerex

    I’d be so tempted to get the S5 and then try the M8 for free lol

    • Brian Eagen

      I don’t know if they do mix-and-match. Be sure to ask, because they might limit you to two of the same.

  • mcdonsco

    Buy one for $199 and get a 2nd free!

    Buy one for $599 and; screw you.

    I love BOGOs on unlimited data.

    • PoisonApple31

      lol BOGOs on full retail pricing – that’d be a nasty hit on the company’s bottom line.

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      They make their money back in getting 2x 2 year contracts from you

    • AngryBadger

      Doesn’t Verizon still include the subsidy price in the plan price regardless of how you purchased phone? (screwed over again)

      • mcdonsco

        Yes, but max data on T-Mobile is not a massive amount less plus, still full retail for phones and have to deal with tmobiles data network which in my area stinks; and being a Realtor, I need reliable data all over town, not just in one or two locations.

        So…works for me and worth it…

        Though I would like to see tmobiles data network improve to the point where it works for me; saving money at all would be nice…but right now that little bit of savings isn’t worth it.

        • AngryBadger

          Oh yeah, I agree with you (use network that suits you best). I just wish more carriers would take into account how you paid for the phone and apply applicable fees as such. ;)

  • BEwing12

    I hate it when I up for an upgrade and then they throw out a BOGO offer that I can’t take advantage of, And also keep my unlimited data.

  • Cael

    Well the M8 had a good run on Verizon.

  • fillyo75

    I ordered a balck 16gb, I don’t play games or use a bunch of apps, so not worried about storage, and have an SD card, so I am all good.

    • PoisonApple31

      I’m in your boat. I have the Note 3 and have used a whopping 6 GB internally and 5 GB on my SD card.

  • Bob G

    All these BOGO deals are almost as if Verizon is scared of another carrier…

    • Adrynalyne

      Verizon is not new to BOGO.

      • PoisonApple31

        Other than the M8 before it, BOGO on brand new / just released smartphones? I cannot recall this happening?

        • Adrynalyne

          Well, no, not on newly released, but they have done it throughout the last few years, and not always when the phone is old and crusty.

    • Dominick White

      Yes they are scared of Att

      • cns2007

        I doubt that. They added 1.7 million net new wireless subscribers last quarter. I think AT&T did little over half that.

        • Dominick White

          I know, was being a bit sarcastic. Because I believe that Bob G was hinting thst Verizon was doing these deals because of T-Mobile

          • cns2007

            Ah, my bad.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Verizon doesn’t blink.

  • Zachary Wood

    FINALLY!!!!!!!

  • WCM3

    Holding out for the premium GS5…here’s to hoping

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Yes me too

    • Justin Larmay

      Should be out around April 11th, 2015. Right?

  • Scott Tucker

    16gb…pathetic.

    • The Narrator

      8gb*

    • PoisonApple31

      It’s 10.7gb usable. Still pathetic, but better than S4.

    • nosedive94

      It’s a complete deal breaker. At least offer the option for us power users!

      • nosedive94

        I was able to get my SIII in 32GB the day it was available in stores, so what changed?

  • Paul

    Can we BOGO 2 phones off-contract or do they need to be on-contract for the discount.

    • Paul

      Nevermind. Found the answer. It’s NO

  • The Narrator

    They must be desperate! Like HTC! /s

    • Cael

      Clearly they are and you are just as desperate.

  • Zack

    Does anyone know if Best Buy will match this offer? I want to order from Best Buy to do the sim card trick and keep my unlimited data, but BOGO from Verizon is very tempting as well since both mine and my wife’s phone are due for upgrades.

    • Zachary Wood

      Most likely BestBut Mobile goes threw verizon so go to your local BestBuy. I believe they will

      • Adrynalyne

        They are not a Verizon store. So you have to see if they will match the deal.

        • Zachary Wood

          I work at bestbuy and i believe they do the same thing verizon store do. Im doing the same thing (sim card trick and keep unlimited data) but without the bogo. Going to preorder today

          • Zachary Wood

            Just check with your local ones. It depends who you get customer service wise

          • Adrynalyne

            They might for this offer, but generally speaking, the specials between Best Buy and Verizon do not match each other.

          • Kelly OBrien

            I’m new to this but can somebody explain the Sim card trick I have two upgrades available on my lines now I have unlimited data and my wife does not. I want to keep my unlimited data . A little clarification is appreciated thanks

          • mcdonsco

            wondering what the sim card trick is too…?

          • Zachary Wood
    • mcdonsco

      Whats the sim card trick?

  • jbegs

    Are there coupon codes still out there? Do they still work?

    Edit: VERIZON30 or VZWDEAL

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Check them…and let us know

    • Todd Nguyen

      Both codes do not work for the M8 or S5. I checked.

  • r0l

    Can apps natively run on microSD in Kitkat now? If not 16GB even with microSD just seems ridiculous. I’d try it out but I have a Moto X…

    • Devin Nickle

      Nope. Keeping my Droid Maxx for now cuz it has KitKat +32gb.

  • BSweetness

    Pleasantly surprised to see an off-contract price that’s $50 lower than the off-contract price from AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

    • Kisuk3

      Yeah that has got to be a mistake

      Its so un-Verizon

    • jbegs

      It’s $249.99 with a mail-in-rebate “debit card.”

      • BSweetness

        You’re talking about the subsidized price with a 2-year contract. I’m talking about the off-contract price.

        • jbegs

          You are correct. My fault. Having the prices a little lower at Verizon helps with those holding on to unlimited still.

  • michael arazan

    Too Bad in order to get the BOGO deal, both contracts must be up for renewal for existing customers

  • spudskier

    So black or white only aaaaand the price is only good in new lines or when upgrade is available. I have three months left, no dice for me, just full price :(

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Is this new to you?

      • spudskier

        No, would be nice if they had helpful deals for existing customers as well though…

  • Jimmy T

    No Blue or Gold? Good job Verizon…..

    • Termite

      I’m so SICK of Verizon!!!!! They wait forever to release the pre order and when they finally do, limited colors? Why can’t you just be cool Verizon?

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        None of the carriers here have other colors…

    • BSweetness

      All of the major U.S. carriers are only offering Black and White at launch…

    • The Narrator

      Verizon doesn’t hand out bandaids for your wounds

    • Arnold

      You want bandaid?

  • Kyle Coppess

    Wow Kellen, you’re up early ;)

  • vwbeetlvr

    Good deal. Too bad I can’t do it because I will lose unlimited data. Must use loopholes.

    • Joe

      Add a line, bogo it, and then you can have the free phone.

      • Adrynalyne

        You left off the part of paying for the additional line and data plan for two years.

        • Ian

          Swap a dumb phone on the new line and remove data plan like I did. I pay $10/mo. for access. Times 24 months $240 < $350 ETF

          • Adrynalyne

            Yep. Its not a free phone then, however. Its also closer to 15 a month after fees.

            So using 240 for the line, and adding 199 subsidy for first phone….you are still paying for the device. ;)

            The BOGO deal is only a steal if you pay ETF and try to turn a small profit.

            If you plan on keeping it…not such a fantastic deal.

          • Ian

            So my wife has unlimited and needed a new phone. We opened two new lines on our family plan and did BOGO on a pair of S4’s for $100, I took both new devices off their new lines and put dumbs on. I won’t go as far as $15 a month cause fees aren’t as bad here but $12/mo. X 2 lines X 24 mos. = $576. Now we also got $100 bill credit for each new line activated.

            Let see if you kept up. Spent: $100(2 S4s) + $576(future line access charges) = $676
            Received: $200(new line actv. bill credits) + $450(sold the second S4) = $650

            Conclusion: I paid $26 for a new S4 and kept unlimited data for my wife while also gaining 2 new “emergency phones”

            Still not a free phone, but I’d definitely call it a steal.

          • Adrynalyne

            I guess it depends on your buying habits.

          • Zachary Wood

            HELL YA!

          • Stan

            Thank you for sharing this story. I’m thinking of doing this ….
            Current Plan:
            Line 1 … S3 w/ Unlimited Data
            Line 2 … Samsung Knack (upgrade eligible)

            Order the S5 BOGO. Use Line 2 and then Add another line.
            Take Lines 2 & 3 and switch them over to dumbphones and give them to my parents.
            Then sell the S5’s

            Hope it works.

            How did you get the $100 bill credits?

          • pebs74

            this is a test

          • eric815

            Do you realize the $10 dumb phone plan comes with $5 in taxes per month. I learned the hard way. So $15 times 24 months = $360 > $350

        • pebs74

          this is a test 2

      • Jeremy

        I checked, and they said they can’t stop you if you do BOGO from cancelling immediately and selling the extra, and paying the ETF.

        • Ian

          Had a rep in a corporate store try to tell me I couldn’t cancel and ETF in the first 6 months after I asked him if the above scenario was possible. He was lying obviously. I think they need lines to stay open for X amount of time to get their commission/quota.

        • mcdonsco

          Vut your paying two etfs then aren’t you? Because both lines have to be new or qualify for an upgrade.

    • Thomas

      If you pay full retail you won’t lose your unlimited data.

      • The Narrator

        Unlimited data isnt worth $600+ tax

        • T4rd

          I’d bet it is for a lot of people here. I just transfer my upgrades to my 3rd line (that another family member uses) that’s already on tiered data and use that line.

          • Arnold

            ^^ This is the way to go.

          • The Narrator

            Yes, because everybody does this /s

        • Boblank84

          Not only that you are still paying vzw to subsidize your phone even when you pay full retail. Unless they have changed and discount your monthly bill after the contact is over. A 600 phone ends up costing much more with Verizon’s inflated Monthly prices. I understand wanting to keep unlimited data, but it seems to me most that do are getting hosed.

          • fillyo75

            You are forgetting that fact that verizon does have the best service.

          • Boblank84

            That’s subject to location, but is also somewhat irrelevant as the same logic would apply on att.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            No downside to paying full retail and keeping unlimited. A. You’re not tied in a contract….B. You don’t have to worry about Data overages

          • Boblank84

            i think you missed my point. im only talking about cost. The added cost of paying full retail for a device and then paying for the device again (partially) is the downside.

          • mcdonsco

            Depends on use and needs. T-Mobiles pricing of course is much better (assuming the use of fox fi like I do on Verizon); problem is here in Portland OR tmobiles data network is lacking to say the least…their voice and text network is fine; couldn’t tell a difference from theirs and Verizon’s…but data was a MUCH different story.

        • Cael

          It surely is if you use over 10 GB.

          • The Narrator

            If only porn was so important to others.

          • Cael

            Haha no. I don’t have a laptop anymore, so my phone is my laptop. I have a full time job so 40 hours a week and I finish my work quickly and sometimes have nothing to do for the full 8. So when I’m at work with nothing to do?: I use Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, and Showtime. I play games that require internet connection. Etc etc. I don’t use the work’s wifi because it still blocks stuff like Facebook which I don’t use.
            So no, you don’t have to download/watch porn to get over 10 GB and just because you are limited doesn’t mean I have to be.
            Haters gonna hate.

        • mcdonsco

          Isn’t your old phone worth something?

          I’m on unlimited data and I buy a new phone about every 4 months. Costs me about $100 each time (difference of selling old phone and buying new one).

          • Ian

            $100 every 4mos = $300/yr X 2yrs(avg. length of contract) = $600. Same boat. Although you get new phones more often…which is a plus

          • mcdonsco

            Yes,its a matter of what its worth to each person…I’m a gadget freak, to me its worth the money to not be bored with my device and have the latest and greatest; part of that is because I’m on it ALL DAY LONG in my business (Realtor)…I know plenty of folks that even after two years with a device and an upgrade available on non-unlimited plans aren’t sure they want to “mess with a new phone”…

            To each their own.

        • teeerex

          Oh yes it is sir. I’ve done the calculations on how much data I use on unlimited and what it cost! I save well over 1000 a year with unlimited data cause think about it. 29.99 for unlimited data. . It’s what 80.00 just for what 10 gig? So right there is 50 bucks per month saved. . plus if you use data like I do. Hell I use over 100 in a month easily which comes out to let’s see 80×10 at10 gig A MONTH!!!! 800 dolla worth of data and to top it off I don’t have to pay 30 to 60 a month for cable Internet or wifi f you will. Unbelievable savings going the unlimited rout. Hell you pay 199 just to upgrade with a non unlimited plan. I can sell my S4 and then I pay maybe 199 for full price lol

          • The Narrator

            Yes, i do realize Porn can get pretty hefty on the data.

          • Cael

            You must be jealous cause you are only limited to two 1080p porn videos a month and you hit your data limit. Use your desktop computer.

          • mcdonsco

            What the hell are you doing to use over 100gb of data per month?

            You’re one of the reasons vzw is sticking it to everyone else for data!

          • PoisonApple31

            He’s using it as his home internet as well – extremely easy to hit over 100gb then! In the two weeks I did that before I said goodbye to unlimited, I went through 60gb.

          • mcdonsco

            I guess if you live by yourself in a small apartment or something that would work OK..but in a house with others, laptops, desktops, phones, tablets … That doesn’t work.

          • Michael Evans

            The reason vzw is screwing people is to make stockholders happy.

          • teeerex

            Because I’m using it as my home internet, that’s why!! If you want unlimited data and not have to cry about overages, then pay full price like I do. Save yourself an extra internet bill at home and then some!!! I guarantee you there are thousands if not millions who have the unlimited data package and I’m getting around 50 mbps down and 10 up where I live even if that is the case so us unlimited peeps aren’t the reason trust me :)

          • mcdonsco

            Wow, I dont even know how to respond to such a nonsensical post.

          • teeerex

            Just messin with ya brah. But yeah unlimited data rocks!

          • tekism

            Foolish mob mentality. Vzw wants more $$$ plain and simple. You’re just another sheep.

        • James Hill

          I get better throughput with my tethered G2 than most home internet subscribers I know in my area. I save $600 a year on home internet easily.

        • chris125

          When you actually use a lot of data it is. $600 is nothing compared to what you would pay in a 2 year contract for tiered data

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        Yeah but you don’t get a BOGO offer with paying full retail.

      • GreaterClarendon

        The Verizon Wireless Site is not letting my simply purchase with no contract – it advertises at $599 No Contract, but then it forces me to Upgrade or to Add a Line to complete the Transaction. So effectively, I cannot purchase it for $599 and keep my $29 unlimited data plan. I went to the Best Buy Website, and for $750 + Tax I can preorder the Samsung Galaxy S5 as a replacement phone on Verizon Wireless. But any way to purchase without contract on VZW a phone for $599 and not be forced into their new plans?

        • Thomas

          You have to call customer service or go into a Verizon store. They removed the option a while back when ordering online. It’s the way they trick folks into signing up for one of their new plans.

        • mcdonsco

          When I want a phone on launch day I DO NOT pre-order as you never know if it will arrive on launch day or ship on launch day…and even if it arrives on launch day, what time does ups/FedEx get to your house?

          No, I walk into bb and buy it (after they price match Verizon of course, their full retail prices are absurdly inflated).

    • teeerex

      Exactly full retail at 599 that’s not too shabby I was expecting to pay 699 for full retail. I think that’s cheaper than what the S4 cost at full retail.

      • PoisonApple31

        Note 3 is $699.99 full retail at Verizon. $700 for an S5 would be steep.

      • mcdonsco

        I was expecting $649 – just lowered my note 3 on eBay and craigslist to get it sold faster now that I know it’s $50 cheaper than what I expected.

    • MichaelFranz

      my loophole is set. Debating on pulling the trigger, might even try for the Bogo :)

    • bwhittenberg

      Me too..and I use 60+gb a month..I use it as my main internet source at my house..I dont pay for cable tv or internet anymore. Why would I when I get 20mb up and down on my 4g..but the downside is not being able to upgrade :(

    • BRUCKHEIMER

      If you have a another regular phone line on your account or add a new line of service with an old regular phone laying around, you can do a contract on that line and get the S5 for the contract price, then turn around and leave that regular phone on that line and just replace your new smartphone on contract for that other line to keep your unlimited data plan by using the eligibility from the other line to get around paying full price for your new smartphone and keeping your unlimited data plan, adds $10 more to the account if you have to add new line of service, but still cheaper then purchasing a new smartphone at full retail price and making sure you don’t lose your unlimited data plan by still getting a new smartphone for cheaper price.