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So you want the new Samsung flagship, and you want it at a discount. You're also not part of a family plan (so the admittedly nice Buy One, Get One deal isn't for you) and you're deathly afraid of papercuts, so the current mail-in rebate promotion from Verizon is out. Don't worry, picky penny-pincher: Amazon is here to save the day with a $99.99 Samsung Galaxy S5, no conditions or hoops required.

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Well, that's not completely true. $99.99 is the on-contract price, of course, and you'll have to be a new Verizon customer to take advantage of it. (You can also add a line to a family plan.) If you're a current Verizon user with an upgrade to burn, Amazon wants $149.99, which is still cheaper than you could get the phone without resorting to multiple lines. Want one without any contractual strings attached? Good for you, savvy consumer - that'll be seven hundred greenbacks.

The discount applies to both the black and white versions of Samsung's dimpled darling, which appear to be the only colors that Verizon is offering at the moment. Also note that since the Galaxy S5 doesn't officially launch until April 11th, this is technically a pre-order, though you can get your phone even faster if you're an Amazon Prime subscriber. Since we're talking about flagship phones on Verizon, don't forget that you can currently get the carrier version of the One M8 for $139.99, whether you're a new or returning customer.

Source: Amazon - Verizon Galaxy S5 White, Verizon Galaxy S5 Black

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • _artem_

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    • Somedude

      Lol

    • PoisonApple31

      What person is going to buy that from Amazon when Verizon has it on their website for $100 cheaper?

      • markt9002

        Who would buy a contract phone, when it's very clear that going the contract route is $800-2000 more than prepaid after twenty-four months. Without discounts though work, or family plans, the cheapest Verizon 1GB plan is $100 a month after taxes and FCC fees. That's $2500 over the course of 2 years with this S5, and you're bound to go over your measly 1GB once in a while, which adds to the bill.

        • Anonymoused

          Measly 1GB? Do you not have wi-fi in your house? I've never gone over 700mB of data a month in the 3 years I've had a smartphone, including 3 months I was out of state and using 4G LTE solely, as there were no Wi-Fi connections. I download apps and music quite frequently, including saving 320kbps mp3s from Google Play Music to my phone. I torrent quite frequently and leave 4G on pretty much all day (no Wi-Fi on trains!). I consider myself a hardcore data user and I've never even met 1GB, though my family plan is for 14GB. 1GB is more than anybody needs.

          • markt9002

            1GB is a small amount. I have WiFi at work, and at home. I typically use about 2GB a month. I have tried getting away with 1GB on AirVoice, but I'd always hit my limit about 5 days before, and I was being conservative. VZW is overpriced any way you cut it, even if you're only getting 1GB of data. 1GB of data and unlimited calling can be had for $30/month on H2O (AT&T's HSPA+ network.)

  • Somedude

    Shamesung aka samesong aka swinesung aka snoutsung aka spamsung sucks. Don't buy their products. They are the mafia in Korea. They even work with weapons there, and they control the whole economy of that country. They practically are above the law in Korea. Don't support the mafia.

    • SQ609

      Really?? To each his own. If you don't like Samsung then that's your business. But don't spew your venom on the rest of us. It's called freedom of choice. And I bet you have a Samsung product or by product in your home somewhere. Go look...

      • http://thegumshoe.com/ Michael Crider

        Both of you go sit in the corner until you can behave.

      • Somedude

        I don't have any samsung product. I don't support the mafia. I have some lg, Panasonic, sony, toshiba, whirlpool, and apple products. And what I am saying about samsung is 100% true.

        • Roh_Mish

          They have Samsung components.

          • Somedude

            I know. And that's inevitable. But I would never buy a samsung "final" products.

          • Somedude

            I know. And that's inevitable. But I would never buy a samsung "final" products.

          • Somedude

            I know. And that's inevitable. But I would never buy a samsung "final" products.

        • GearDev

          Who do you think makes most of the components for your electronics? Samsung makes the majority of all semiconductors in the market so go ahead and be a hypocrite. Stop trolling

          • someguy

            Well that sure shut somejerk dumb mouth haahahah. No ewcape from Samsung! Kneel and kiss their toes!

          • Somedude

            Kneel and kiss apple and google toes. Those 2 are the real Kings. And watch out with Microsoft. They finally have arrive in the right path. I would never buy a samsung final product. I don't like to support mafia unless it's inevitable (like components)

          • Somedude

            I know. That's inevitable. But I will never buy a samsung final product. Foxconn also make some atrocities, and almost every product is made by them. That's inevitable...

        • xanok

          "I don't buy Samsung because they're the mafia but I'm ok being spied on by LG."

  • SQ609

    Really?? To each his own. If you don't like Samsung then that's your business. But don't spew your venom on the rest of us. It's called freedom of choice. And I bet you have a Samsung product or by product in your home somewhere.

  • mustbepbs

    The Samsung Galaxy S5:

    We can't give this shit away!

    • xanok

      It hasn't even come out yet and they sold like 40M S4s.

    • shojus

      The M8 already kills this phone! Yes, the S5 does have a better camera but that's about all it has going for it... If you are in to custom roms and kernels than you will be happy to know that the M8 just got S-Off'd today and that will make this phone even better with all of the dev support. Samsung is going downhill IMO because they are locking down all of their phones so tight that we can't do what we could in the past w them. More bloated software that slows it down and the same plastic! M8 for the win!

      • Anonymoused

        Never had a problem rooting/using custom roms and kernels on my S3 or S4. You don't seem to know what you're talking about.

        • shojus

          Ya, I am totally clueless... Lol

  • ryan villegas

    yucc what an ugly ass phone

    • Anonymoused

      Agreed. I love the phone's features but it's hideous. If I need an upgrade, I'd get the S5 though. It's not like anybody ever sees my phone.

      • ryan villegas

        alright yea i do think its technically superior but ergonomics mean a lot too

        • Anonymoused

          I personally just toss my phone into a wallet case and it sits in my bag 70% of the time, so as long as I can hold it comfortably enough to take a photo or play a game for a few minutes, I'm set. But I know a lot of people opt not to use cases and how it feels in their hand is very important.

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