T-Mobile’s Sweet Samsung Galaxy S8 Buy One, Get One Free Promo Starts Today

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T-Mobile enjoys its position as an underdog in the U.S. wireless market, and CEO John Legere takes pride in throwing stones at larger rivals like Verizon and AT&T. The third-place wireless carrier is once again taking aim at the big dogs with a new Samsung Galaxy S8 promotion that comes just in time for Mother’s Day. Customers that purchase a brand-new Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ will be eligible to receive a second Galaxy S8 for free (with some caveats of course).

If you choose to purchase a Galaxy S8, you’ll have to put $30 down and pay $30 a month for 24 months ($750 total). If you decide to purchase a Galaxy S8+, you’ll still pay $30 per month, but $130 must be put down at the time of purchase ($850 total). You'll have to adhere to the same stipulations for the second "free" smartphone. Now come the caveats; both smartphones must be purchased on an equipment installment plan (EIP) and at least one of the smartphones must be on a new T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice Unlimited line.

The “free” Galaxy S8 comes into play by T-Mobile providing customers with a $750 prepaid MasterCard. And we should mention that it will take 8 weeks for that card to arrive in your mailbox after you first receive your smartphones and sign up for a new line of service. However, once you receive that prepaid card, you can use it to pay off the balance on the second Galaxy S8 (making it free) or use the funds to splurge on something else of your choosing (wherever MasterCard is accepted).

The BOGO promotion also extends to the Galaxy S8+, but you’ll have to make up for the $100 difference between the retail cost of the smartphone and the $750 prepaid MasterCard.

Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launched in late April to much fanfare. The smartphones are powered by Qualcomm’s 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor and feature 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch curved QHD+ Super AMOLED displays respectively, each covered in Gorilla Glass 5. As we noted in our HotHardware review of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, both are top-notch flagship Android devices with great looks, excellent build quality, peppy performance and long battery life.