If you are a power android user in the market for any of the general best phones you can buy right now, it’s practically impossible not to at least consider Samsung’s state-of-the-art Galaxy S22 family.
With a built-in S Pen, arguably the best display in the entire mobile industry, a massive battery that can be charged at lightning speed at 45W, and a super versatile quad rear camera with a 108MP sensor, the 6.8 -inch S22 Ultra is… obviously not very affordable.
But it should be just as obvious to a seasoned bargain hunter that you don’t have to pay the full $1,200 retail price for this beast if you don’t want to, with everyone from Samsung itself to Amazon, Best Buy, and even Google offer multiple ways to save big on an almost daily basis these days.
While some of the highest discounts come with mandatory device trade-ins, and other great deals include sweet freebies and cool gifts, the latest Fi promotion is probably a little less complicated than you might expect.
New customers of Big G’s MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) are currently looking to save as much as $600 in savings by simply activating the Galaxy S22+ or S22 Ultra on a new “full service plan” and porting an existing number from another carrier.
If the deal looks familiar, it’s because Google Fi has previously offered $500 discounts on similar terms. That price cut has actually remained unchanged for the “vanilla” Galaxy S22, which still costs $299.99 and up, while getting a significant $100 increase to bring the S22 Plus and S22 Ultra down to just $399.99 and $599.99 respectively with no trade-in required.
Unfortunately, there is no love for existing Fi subscribers or new ones without transferring a song, so clearly, Google’s main (and possibly only) goal here is to increase those customer numbers at the expense of rivals in the wireless industry.
Meanwhile, although a $400 Galaxy S22+ may feel irresistible, there are no words to describe how much value the S22 Ultra offers starting at $600. In other words, if you can afford it, you should absolutely cough up the extra $200 without any hesitation.