In order to get Samsung back on top, T-Mobile USA is offering a huge deal for Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge customers: One free year of Netflix. That’s $100 worth of value attached onto several other deals T-Mobile has launched through its Un-Carrier program. It should bring even more customers over to T-Mobile, already grabbing eight million last year.
This is one of the first Netflix deals to be tied onto a carrier. There is already a free month when a user signs up to the video streaming service, but Netflix is not known for extending the offer to more than one month.
That means either T-Mobile or Samsung have paid Netflix a huge amount, considering there has already been 40 million pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. T-Mobile has not released numbers on how many pre-orders it has received.
T-Mobile has most likely made the deal with Netflix, considering it is not available on AT&T, Verizon Wireless or Sprint.
Samsung has made its own deals this year, including a deal with Microsoft to add OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Microsoft waived the Android patent fee from Samsung, potentially costing over $1 billion (£670 million).
On past devices, Samsung offered 100GB of Dropbox storage and free music streaming on Spotify. This new deal seems to trump them all, considering Netflix is a huge service.