The Galaxy Note 4 is a superb smartphone, but enjoying its big-screened delight can sometimes mean spending big money. There are big differences between networks’ prices. Here are the best phone plans for the Galaxy Note 4.
Prices were correct when posted and don’t include trade-ins. Plan prices are based on customers with reasonable credit ratings.
If you’re buying the phone outright, T-Mobile currently charges $699.84 for the Note 4, although you’ll also need a $15 SIM starter kit. If you’d rather not pay anything, $79.16 per month over two years gives you 1 GB of LTE data, although once again you’ll need to fork out for that SIM kit.
Breakdown: For 1 GB LTE data per month you’ll pay $15 up front and $79.16 per month.
Verizon sticks with the RRP with a price of $699.99 for the Note 4. However, if you’re willing to commit to a two year contract the price drops to $299.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. If you go for the 1 GB of shareable data with unlimited talk and texting that’s $70 per month for two years.
Breakdown: For 1 GB per month over two years you’ll pay $299.99 for the phone after rebate, plus $70 per month.
AT&T is a little on the pricey side if you’re buying the Note 4 outright: it charges a hefty $845.99 for the phone without a contract. That price drops to $299.99 on a two year contract, or you can get the phone for free if you subscribe to an AT&T Next plan. It’s not really free - you pay for the phone in monthly instalments - but as the plan is discounted the total bill works out at $78.20 per month over two years. Over two years that works out at just £20 more if you’d rather not pay anything up-front for the Note.
Breakdown: For 1 GB per month over two years you can pay nothing for the phone and $78.20 per month, which is $1876.20, or you can pay $299 for the phone and $65 monthly, which is $1859.99.
Like AT&T, Sprint has several ways to buy the Note: full retail at $720, on a two-year contract for $299.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, or via its two-year leasing and two-year Easy Pay options that give you the phone with no money down. If you go for the lease option, you’ll pay $25 per month over two years over and above your plan costs, and if you go for Easy Pay you’ll pay $30 per month. The difference between the two is that when you lease, you don’t own the phone.
Breakdown: For 1 GB per month over two years you’ll pay $299.99 and $60 per month.