Live in the U.S. or Canada? Here’s what you need to know about buying the Galaxy Note 9!
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is here, and as you probably know by now, there’s a lot to get excited about. The all-new S Pen is more powerful than ever before, the cameras are shaping up to be the best we’ve seen from Samsung to-date, and the massive 4,000 mAh battery should be perfect for road-warriors.
Galaxy Note phones are usually available just about everywhere, and with the Note 9, that’s no different.
Whether you live in the United States or Canada, here’s everything you need to know about where to buy Sammy’s latest and greatest.
For customers in the United States, pre-orders for the Note 9 are live now with official sales opening up on August 24. Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple are the two colors being sold in the country and are available no matter where you buy the phone.
Starting first with AT&T, the carrier has both the 128GB and 512GB models that are priced at $999.99 and $1249.99, respectively. While you can pay that full price upfront if you’d like, you’ll also be able to finance both storage configurations over 30 months for $33.34/month and $41.67/month.
If you’re looking to get more bang for your buck, AT&T’s giving customers $1,000 in credits when buying two Note 9’s in one transaction. One new line of service is required to get this, but even so, that essentially works out to getting a 128GB Note 9 for free!
On top of that, Note 9 pre-orders also come with a free pair of AKG headphones or 15,000 Fortnite V-Bucks + an exclusive Galaxy skin. Alternatively, you’ve got the option of getting all three of these goodies for $99.
Moving over to T-Mobile, everyone’s favorite Un-Carrier is selling the Note 9 in 128GB and 512GB flavors. Full retail pricing is the same, meaning that the 128GB version will set you back $999.99 while the 512GB one is going to cost $1249.99.
Alternatively, you can get the 128GB model for $30/month and $279.99 down on an equipment installment plan or $29/month for 18 months and $279.99/down with Jump! On Demand. The 512GB version is $529.99 down + $30/month for 24 months on an installment plan and $529.99 down + $26/month for 18 months with Jump! On Demand.
Looking to sweeten the deal even more? T-Mobile’s offering 50% off the Note 9 via 24 monthly bill credits when you trade-in an eligible Samsung phone. On top of that, you’ve got your choice between free AKG headphones or 15,000 V-Bucks and a Galaxy skin in Fortnite. If you want both, you can pick up the headphones and Fortnite goodies for just an extra $99.
Similar to AT&T and T-Mobile, Verizon is also selling the 128GB and 512GB Note 9.
By default, you’ll pay $999.99 and $1249.99 for each model, respectively. For Verizon’s installment plans, you’ll pay $41.66 for the 128GB unit and $52.08 for 512GB over the course of 24 months.
To make that deal a bit sweeter, Verizon’s also running a buy one, get one free promo when you purchase the 128GB Note 9.
This deal is available for a limited time, and if you don’t want a second Note 9, you can also get the Galaxy S9 or S9+ for free in its place. As if that wasn’t a good enough deal on its own, placing your pre-order by August 23 will secure you with either a free pair of AKG noise-canceling headphones ($299 value), 15,000 V-Bucks and a special Galaxy Skin in Fortnite ($150 value), or you can purchase both of them for $99.
If Sprint’s your carrier of choice in the U.S., your choices are a bit more limited. Specifically, Sprint is not selling the 512GB Note 9.
Instead, you can only pick up the 128GB model. Pricing is the same $999.99, but you’ve also got the option of leasing it for 18 months with the Sprint Flex plan for $41.66/month.
For a limited time, however, Sprint’s letting customers get the Note 9 through Sprint Flex for 50% off —resulting in a final price of just $20.83/month.
Lastly, if you pre-order through August 23, you can get your choice of free AKG headphones, 15,000 Fortnite V-Bucks + an exclusive Galaxy skin, or the headphones, skin, and V-Bucks for just $99.
Post-paid carriers are fine and dandy, but if you prefer buying pre-paid, Straight Talk Wireless has your back as it’s also carrying the Note 9.
Similar to Sprint, Straight Talk is selling just the $999.99 128GB model with no 512GB variant anywhere to be found.
Straight Talk customers also have access to the pre-order bonus, allowing them to get the free AKG headphones, 15,000 V-Bucks + Galaxy skin, or all three for $99.
U.S. Cellular isn’t nearly as popular as the above carriers on our list, but even so, it’s still carrying the Galaxy Note 9. Better yet, you can choose to pick up either the 128GB or 512GB configuration!
Pricing is the same at $999.99 and $1249.99, and you can also finance both models over 30 months for $33.30/month and $41.64/month, respectively.
While you won’t find any BOGO deals here, U.S. Cellular is offering the same Samsung promo found with most other carriers. If you pre-order the Note 9, you can get 15,000 V-Bucks + the Galaxy skin for Fortnite or free AKG noise-cancelling headphones for free. Alternatively, you’ve got the option of getting the V-Bucks, skin, and headphones for just $99.
For the last U.S. carrier on our list, we’ve got Xfinity Mobile.
Like most other carriers, Xfinity Mobile is selling the Note 9 in 128GB and 512GB options for $999.99 and $1249.99. You can buy the phone outright if you’ve got the cash, or finance it over the course of 24 months to lessen the stress a bit on your wallet.
If you purchase a Note 9 on Xfinity Mobile, activate a new line, and port over an existing number, you can get a $300 prepaid card that you can use wherever you’d like.
Stepping away from carriers, Amazon is one of the many retailers in the U.S. that’s got the Note 9 up for grabs.
The official listing hasn’t popped up on Amazon quite yet, but in the meantime, you can pick up an international unlocked 128GB model for around $1078.
No U.S. warranty comes with this version of the phone and it’s sold by a third-party seller, but right now it’s your best bet for purchasing a Note 9 via the site.
Best Buy is the go-to store for all things tech, and as expected, you’ll be able to purchase the Note 9 here, too.
Just like the Note 8, Best Buy allows you to purchase the Note 9 through AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, or completely unlocked. Best Buy typically matches any promotions being offered by carriers, in addition to running its own from time to time. As such, if you’re looking for the vest best deal, you’ll want to hit up Best Buy’s site to see what’s being offered.
If you decide to pre-order the Note 9 through Best Buy, the retailer is touting a savings up to $200 with a qualified activation. For customers that prefer buying unlocked, you can save up to $450 with a qualified trade-in of an old device.
B&H is known for offering killer deals on new tech, and with the Galaxy Note 9, that’s no different.
You can pick up the Note 9 at B&H in 128GB and 512GB flavors and pricing is the same at $999.99 and $1294.99. However, B&H gets a nice edge as 0% tax is collected on your order if you live outside of New York or New Jersey.
Pre-ordering the Note 9 gets you your choice of free AKG headphones or 15,000 V-Bucks + the Galaxy skin for Fortnite, or you can buy all of this for just $99.
As if that wasn’t good enough, B&H customers also get a free DeX Pad and a Samsung Qi Wireless Charger Duo in either black or white (an extra value of $218.99).
Rounding out our U.S. picks, the Galaxy Note 9 will be sold on Samsung’s official website and through the ShopSamsung app. Shocking, right?
Along with selling the unlocked version of the phone, Samsung also lets you buy the AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile Verizon, and U.S. Cellular variants. And, although it should go without saying at this point, the 128GB option costs $999.99 and the 512GB model is $1249.99.
Samsung does offer financing to help make your purchase more managable, and if you pre-order through August 23, you can get a pair of AKG noise-canceling headphones or an exclusive Fortnite Galaxy skin and 15,000 V-Bucks.
If you want the Fortnite items and the headphones, you can get everything for $99.
Last but certainly not least, trading in a qualifying device will allow you to get up to $450 off your order.
Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 9 in Canada are open right now with official sales beginning August 24.
The 128GB Ocean Blue model is available at all carriers/retailers, but if you want the 512GB Midnight Black option, you’ll need to buy the Note 9 directly through Samsung.
The first Canadian carrier on our list, Bell, is selling just the 128GB Note 9.
Buying the phone without any service will set you back $1379.99, and depending on the two-year term that you choose, you can decrease the upfront cost to either $749.99 or $549.99.
Pre-orders are live right now, and if you reserve your Note 9 between now and August 23, you’ll get a free pair of Gear IconX earbuds (retail value of $299.99)
Rogers is also carrying the Galaxy Note 9 in the 128GB flavor, and just like Bell, placing a pre-order through August 23 will secure you with free Gear IconX earbuds that typically sell for $299.99.
Pricing for the Note 9 on Rogers is as follows:
- No Tab — $1299
- Talk & Text Tab — $1299
- Smart Tab — $899
- Premium Tab — $749
- Premium+ Tab — $549
TELUS has also been confirmed to carry the 128GB Note 9, and depending on which plan you choose, the outright price varies quite a bit:
- Pay $950 outright and then $85/month on a two-year plan
- Pay $750 outright and then $95/month on a two-year plan
- Pay $550 outright and then $105/month on a two-year plan
Similar to other Canadian carriers, pre-ordering the Note 9 through TELUS will allow you to get free Gear IconX earbuds.
If Freedom Mobile is your carrier of choice, you’re in luck!
The 128GB Galaxy Note 9 is available with all of Freedom’s plans, and as expected, pre-ordering it will allow you to get free $299 Gear IconX earbuds.
Pricing for the Note 9 works out as follows:
- $1300 with no plan
- $820 + $20/month MyTab Boost for 24 months on current $30+ plans
- $600 + $25/month My Tab Boost for 24 months on current $40+ plans
- $200 + $35/month My Tab Boost for 24 months on current $50+ plans
- $0 + $35/month My Tab Boost for 24 months on current $60+ plans
Last but not least, you can pre-order the Galaxy Note 9 directly through the Samsung Canada website.
You can get the same Ocean Blue model with 128GB that’s available at all the carriers, but this is the exclusive place to go if you want the 512GB Midnight Black configuration.
The 128GB Ocean Blue Note 9 will set you back $1299.99 while the 512GB Midnight Black model costs a whopping $1629.99.
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Updated August 21, 2018: Updated listings for U.S. Cellular, Amazon, and TELUS.
August 21, 2018 at 04:32AM