While the world was opening up pre-orders for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 on March 27, Verizon held back because they are a “leader, not a follower.” Thankfully, today is April 1, the super serious, perfect day to do anything on the internet. Yep, Verizon pre-orders are now live for the three Android flagships that will dominate headlines for the foreseeable future.
The Galaxy S6 comes in black, gold, or white, and starts at $24.99 per month on Edge, $199 with a 2-year contract, or $599 at full retail. The Galaxy S6 Edge comes in the same colors, but starts slightly higher at $29.16 per month on Edge, $299 with a 2-year contract, or $699 at full retail. The HTC One M9 is the same price as the Galaxy S6 and comes in either silver or gunmetal grey.
Verizon Links: Galaxy S6 | Galaxy S6 Edge | HTC One M9
Just a quick heads-up, but if you were planning to pre-order the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, or HTC One M9 from Verizon tomorrow (April 1), know that the listings will go live at 3AM ET (12:00AM PDT). In other words, east coasters, you won’t be able to buy these phones right at midnight, you will instead have to wait a couple of hours. As for you west coasters, well, you do get to click “buy” at midnight. (more…)
Back in early February, Verizon pushed out an Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its version of the Galaxy S5. Most people couldn’t believe it, as this was the first S5 variant in the US to see the jump to 5.0, which almost never happens with major updates for Verizon’s line of Android phones. As it turns out, being first wasn’t such a bonus for owners of the phone. (more…)
The LG G2 on Verizon is receiving an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop beginning today. I said “G2″ not “G3.” That was on purpose, because this really is the G2 we are talking about and not the much-newer, less glossy, G3. The update is a big one that is talked about at length in a 6-page document posted by Verizon. We included all six pages below to quench your curiosity. (more…)
This morning, T-Mobile announced that it has taken its Uncarrier approach to coverage maps. What does that mean? Well, they are ditching the “predictive coverage estimations” that other carriers use to show network availability and are instead using crowdsourced, customer-verified network connections to show how far their network reaches. (more…)
According to a few tip emails we have received, it appears that a couple Best Buy locations here in the US are accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on Verizon.
From the information we received, a Best Buy location in Williamsville, NY is accepting VZW pre-orders, but other than that, the tips we received only say which state they are in, which were California and New York. We know, it’s vague. (more…)
It’s pre-order day for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and One M9. Well, at least on carriers not named Verizon. Big Red pre-orders for these phones won’t start up until April 1, so keep that in mind.
Regardless, each of these phones is now purchasable through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. You can also get them from many retail locations, such as Best Buy. And as a bonus, if you order the Galaxy S6 through Best Buy, you get a free wireless charger. (more…)
Believe it or not, Verizon has the best full retail (off contract) pricing on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. To see pricing for each carrier, you can check out our pricing guide, but the numbers are substantially lower in all tiers (32GB, 64GB, and 128GB) on Big Red than they are at AT&T and T-Mobile, or even US Cellular. Sprint is hiding their pricing and doing some gimmicky lease program, so we can’t really compare anything there. (more…)