Samsung decided to make August its month in an effort to give its two newest flagships, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, plenty of time in the limelight before Apple launched its own newest phones. Now, Samsung isn’t content on just announcing the devices: It wants iPhone owners to actually use them, too.
In this case, that comes with “no obligation,” other than just a single dollar and the current use of an iPhone as your primary device. Samsung is calling it the “Ultimate Test Drive,” and it will allow iPhone owners to try out either the Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 edge+ for 30 days for just $1. The promo also includes the regular Galaxy S6 edge. Those interested just need to visit SamsungPromotions.com from their iPhone’s Web browser, then follow the onscreen instructions to pick a carrier and device.
Unfortunately, as of this writing, it would appear that most of the test devices have already been picked up. Selecting any one of the AT&T-branded models only provides a “that device is not available right now.” However, some are having luck getting devices with Verizon or Sprint, so it’s at least worth trying. It’s always possible Samsung adds more devices, too.
It should be pointed out that Samsung will charge you either $720 or $820 for the full price of the device if you don’t return it within 30 days and skip the 5-day grace period, too. And, if you return the handset you test drove with a broken screen, water damage, or other major issues, Samsung will charge your credit card you put on file $100. So, keep the test drive clean.
Do you plan on trying out a Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 edge+?