Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile began taking pre-orders Friday for the $999 Samsung Galaxy Note9 smart phone, enticing customers with an offer of a $300 prepaid card.
The pricey device will begin shipping Aug. 24 in Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple. It will include the S Pen styles, a 4000 mAh battery, Bluetooth Low Energy support, a dual aperture lens camera and 128 GB of storage. (A 512 GB version is available for $1,245.)
Xfinity Mobile is one of six U.S. wireless carriers to sell the 128 GB version online and in stores, with Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular also carrying the device. Charter’s Spectrum Mobile has not yet announced plans to sell the Galaxy Note9.
Comcast is offering 0% APR for 24 months on the phone, with payments set at $41.67 a month. Customers can capitalize on the promotion by buying the Galaxy Note9 and opening a line.
Other operators are offering aggressive promotions, as well.
Verizon, for example, will deliver another 128 GB Galaxy Note 9, or a free Galaxy S9 or S9+, for purchasers who open an additional line of service.
AT&T is offering 30 months of zero-interest financing (reducing the monthly payment to $33.34). And customers who open an additional line can also get a free additional Galaxy Note9, or an S9 or S9+.
Sprint, meanwhile, is offering 50% off with its Sprint Flex Lease plan, rendering the monthly payment to $20.83.
For its part, Comcast reported additions of 204,000 Xfinity Mobile lines in the second quarter, bringing its total served lines 781,000
“By combining the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE with 19 million Wi-Fi hotspots, Xfinity Mobile provides a network built for consumers to take full advantage of the advanced features Samsung has built into the new Galaxy Note9,” said Billy Stephens, senior VP of wireless devices and supply chain for Xfinity Mobile, in a statement. “We’re uniquely positioned to help customers save on their cellular data charges as they enjoy streaming, gaming or surfing on the Galaxy Note9’s beautiful infinity display.”