Samsung offering iPhone owners a Galaxy Note 5 to 'Test Drive' for 30 days [Update]
Update: Due to "overwhelming" demand, Samsung has run out of Test Drive phones to loan out. The company is now working to have more available for trial. A Samsung spokesperson had this to say:
Original story: With in-store sales of Samsung's latest Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ kicking off, the vendor has launched a new promotion called the "Ultimate Test Drive" aimed at getting iPhone owners to switch over to a Galaxy phone. Through this promotion — limited to U.S. residents — Samsung will be giving out a Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy S6 edge (sorry, no standard GS6) to use completely free, including cellular service, for 30 days. (Sound familiar?)
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The process of getting in on the Test Drive is pretty simple — just head to Samsung's promotions site from Safari on an iPhone, tell it which phone you want to try, which carrier you use, and with a $1 "processing fee" you'll have a phone shipped to you. There will even be a "smart switch" cable in the box to help you in getting data over to the new phone.
The shiny new Note 5 or S6 edge+ is yours to use for 30 days, without any obligation — naturally Samsung is just hoping you'll love the experience so much that your next phone may be a Note 5 or S6 edge+. After the 30-day trial is finished, you'll get a grace period of five days to return either handset using the shipping label provided by Samsung. Failing to do so will incur a charge of $820 (in the case of the S6 edge+) on your credit card, which is the full retail value of the handset. For all other damages, including a cracked screen, scratches or scruffs and any water-related damage, Samsung will charge $100 on your card.
You can find more details on the promo page at the link below, and read all the terms and conditions behind the offer here.
Update 2: As it turns out, Samsung is offering some extra incentive for those who decide to purchase. Buyers will receive $100 in Google Play credit, along with an extra $100 in trade-in value if they turn over their old phone to their carrier or retailer.
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