The Galaxy S10 is officially introduced to the public with four versions, including Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10E, and a 5G-powered model, which will arrive in the first half of this year.
The Galaxy S10 lineup is released to compete with the 2018 Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, Pixel 3 and other rival flagships. If you are planning to buy a new phone released in early 2019, the Galaxy S10 can be on your shopping list.
Previously, Samsung used to put a huge gap between the announcement date and the launch date, but this year has changed. The Galaxy S10 is now on sale right.
Galaxy S10 pre-orders was introduced on February 21st, two weeks earlier ahead of the global release date on March 8th. In other words, there is only one week left before the Galaxy S10 goes on sale in the United States and other markets.
If you are interested in purchasing one, there are a few steps you should know before their release date.
Check Your Upgrade Status
If you are going to purchase a Galaxy S10 phone, it’s necessary to check your upgrade status to ensure you’re eligible. In case you are not eligible for an upgrade, you will not be able to pre-order or purchase the Galaxy S10.
Checking your current upgrade status is not difficult since it only takes a few minutes as long as your account information is handy. You can check your upgrade online at Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, U.S. Cellular, and T-Mobile.
You can also contact your carrier’s customer service to check if you want to talk to someone.
Track Your Order
After making a Galaxy S10 pre-order, you need to pay attention to messages or emails to you from your retailer or carrier.
The store where you purchase your Galaxy S10 from will provide you the delivery details as well as a tracking number. If you choose UPS My Choice/ FedEx app, there will be a notification about shipments.
If you are out of the house on the day the phone arrives, you have to plan accordingly. Your delivery requires your signature.
Important Information to Pre-Order Galaxy S10
Pre-ordering a Galaxy S10 requires more than a credit card number. It’s important to collect specific information on hand before you start the pre-order.
- First, you need to have your carrier login information, including the username and password for your account.
If you aren’t the main account holder, you should get the information from the one in charge before proceeding.
Make sure your Social Security Number/ the account holder’s SSN is available as well as the account billing information whenever you make an order.
Some carriers will ship your pre-order to the main billing address, so if it’s not your current shipping address, you should note that before the pre-order.
If you plan to purchase the phone in a store, you also need this information. Make sure the primary account holder to authorize your purchase. Those who are not able to pre-order your Galaxy S10, you should check their credit card again.
When you purchase a Galaxy S10 from a retailer and you don’t normally shop at, it can be flagged as fraud. If you don’t usually buy expensive items on the card, it might be flagged due to the Galaxy S10’s price.
Evaluate Trade-in Options
While the Galaxy S10 is quite expensive, fortunately, there are still some ways that you can save some money. If you make a pre-order with a Galaxy S10, you can save up to $550 through a qualifying trade-in. However, your current phone needs to be in great condition to take the most advantage of the offer.
You can also look into trade-in websites such as Gazelle and NextWorth and know the price you can set for your current phone. Trade-in values could fluctuate as we push toward the Galaxy S10 release so you’ll want to make sure you get top dollar for your old smartphone.
If you would like to protect your new Galaxy S10 with a case, screen protector, you start doing accessory research right now.
Although has just want on sale, there is already a ton of Galaxy S10 accessories. You can find a long list of accessories from Samsung and a wealth of third-party accessories available on the market.
Backup Data On Your Current Phone
If you are going to make a pre-order, it’s also important to back up data on your current phone.
Backing up your current data allows you to quickly switch to your new Galaxy S10 without wasting time. There’s also a good chance your phone is already backed up if you are using one of the automatic backup options like Samsung Cloud. However, you still need to double check and ensure everything is still good to go.
If you are currently using an iOS device, you can easily switch from iPhone to the Galaxy S10 with the help of Samsung Smart Switch app.
With the Samsung Smart Switch app, you can seamlessly transfer your contacts, photos, apps, and other files to your new Galaxy phone.
With the release date of Galaxy S10 lineup, it’s also a great time to start researching carriers and their data plans. You should also check your current data plan and see if you have to make adjustments to your current data plan.
If you spend more time digging in your current usage, you can save up a large amount of money. You should call a rep or go to a store to ask questions.
You can also research other carriers if you want to get a better deal and service from another provider.
The Galaxy S10 will be available for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon in the US. Each carrier has its pros and cons.