Samsung has launched a new promotional offer aimed squarely at iPhone owners. In a bid to attract Apple’s users to the latest lineup of Galaxy smartphones, the South Korean competitor will now let iPhone users take one of three new models for the “ultimate test drive” for a full month.
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In order to qualify for this offer, customers will need to visit a special Samsung website from their iPhone. Using a desktop browser will notify potential switchers that they need to use an iPhone specifically—not just any mobile phone will do.
Once they’ve logged onto the site with the correct mobile device, users will be asked to choose their current carrier from a list of major US cellular providers and then select which Galaxy model they’d like to try. Available models include the Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and Galaxy Note5. The terms and conditions also mention the Galaxy S6, but that model isn’t currently listed on the selection page.
Upon choosing a phone, users will need to provide some basic information, such as their name, address, and contact information. From there, the final step is to provide credit card details. Customers who keep the phone beyond the 30-day trial period will be charged the full price of the device, but those who return it in time will only be charged $1, according to the promotion’s website.
Once you’ve finished the final steps, you’ll be charged $1 to verify your credit card details, and then you’re in. You should receive your test phone soon. The phone will come setup with a data plan, but Samsung hasn’t said whether that’s a limited plan or a special unlimited offer for testers.
Interestingly, one 9to5Mac reader notes that Samsung places no hold on the credit card you register, meaning they have no way to guarantee that they’ll be able to charge the full price of the phone to the card in the event that it isn’t returned in time.
@macmixing lol ok that makes more sense. No they just charge you a $1. If you don't return in 30 days with included label, they charge $720—
Omar Correa (@OmarCorrea) August 21, 2015