Pre-order the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 for $199.99, and get one free when you buy two

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Heads up, Verizon heads: the company has just put their version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 up for pre-order. There are a couple of surprises here.

For starters, the device costs $199.99 on a new two-year contract agreement, a trend Verizon seemingly ditched in 2013 where their high-end smartphones consistently started at $299.99. That comes to just $599.99 off-contract.

Unfortunately Verizon makes no mention of Edge pricing, though we aren’t sure if that’s due to the device still being on pre-order status. We’ll be reaching out to Verizon to see if this thing will be available through Edge. If so, simply take the $599.99 off-contract price and device it by 24, as you’d be paying $0 down if you opt to go that route.

The other surprise is that they’re offering a buy one, get one free deal on it for a limited time, meaning you’ll be able to get two of these bad boys for the price of one. Not jonesing for two of the same devices? You’ll be able to swap the second one out for an HTC One M8 (read our review) or a Samsung ATIV SE if you fancy those instead. That’s a pretty sweet deal if you and someone else on your account are upgrading at the same time, so be sure to take advantage.

The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 is slated to ship April 11th, which is right in line with what we’ve been hearing for pretty much everyone else. And fret not about the latest Gear 2 devices being available, as those will be up for grabs on the very same day.

[Verizon]

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  • Sleerts

    With the Verizon S5 you can plan to never get OS updates just like the S4.

    • Fred Marshall

      You can expect that from ANY android phone with VZW…

    • PoisonApple31

      Wasn’t the S4 the first to get Jellybean out of the major carriers? Only exception though :P

    • tim242

      As opposed to HTC? Update coming by the end of the month. Update coming by the end of next month. Update coming by the end of quarter. Update coming by the end of the year. Sorry, no update for you

  • mhmmd123

    The Edge and all their plans way to expensive.

  • Dan

    Any word on 32GB versions?

    • Peter Wilcox

      My sales rep is going to get back to me today on this..

  • DDroid45

    Galaxy S5 16 gig version $199
    HTC ONE M8 32 gig version 199.99
    - I made my choice rather easy

    • irishrally

      The one with the best display ever tested and insane battery life? Even better than the G2 and Note 3 battery life. Check out these charts.

      http://www.androidauthority.com/battery-tests-samsung-galaxy-s5-363014/

      • Roaduardo

        Regardless of whatever figures charts point to it will always come down to one’s own personal needs/wants. Charts are good to help with that decision though.

      • DDroid45

        No where on the charts I see a comparison to the M8, but still that’s nothing to make me want it, truth is that phone use less premium materials to build and yet all they want to offer is 16gigs for $199, I’ll take the 32 gig M8 variant for $199

        • irishrally

          Make sure you get a premium Aluminum case to put around your phone with premium materials. Premium.

          • malcmilli

            or you can just not use a case, and everything will be fine…

    • tim242

      DAT camera, DAT bezel…

  • Peter Wilcox

    I am not going to purchase this till Verizon has the 32 gig version.

    • h4rr4r

      You worried that much about all the space the bloatware will take up?

      • Peter Wilcox

        No I currently have the 32 gig of S3 and I am using 19 gig’s on the internal storage with the current apps so waiting around for the 32 gig will be a benefit for me. Plus the 32 gig one also if people remember v. 16 gig of S3 had less hardware problems .

  • blest

    Look at Verizon trying to be the good guy now lol.

    • barondebxl

      They should start by unlocking their bootloaders.

  • BronzeLincolns

    “That comes to just $599.99 off-contract.”

    just $600?? hahahaha…

  • Haggie

    I’ll buy either an S5 or an M8 in the secondary market after people using them really decide which is best and I’ll pay a quite a bit less than the off-contract price. Plus, I won’t be tied to a Verizon contract, so I can move to T-Mobile at half the price when they have 4G LTE to my house.