The Samsung Galaxy S9 pre-orders are live in the United States and countries around the world. If you’re thinking about putting in an early order, make sure you do some prep work before you pull the trigger on a new device.
If you’re planning to pre-order the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+, there some tasks you should perform if you want the process to go smoothly.
Pre-orders for Android phones aren’t as hectic as iPhone pre-orders and the Galaxy S9 won’t sell out in the United States. Carriers and retailers have ample Galaxy S9 stock available and that means you can take your time preparing to buy your next smartphone.
Before you pre-order you’ll want to weigh your options and decide on the best place to order your Galaxy S9. You’ll want to prep for an early shipment and learn how to track your order to your doorstep. This way, your phone won’t be sitting on your doorstep while you’re at work.
Our guide will also take you through a few other useful tips including a simple way to check your upgrade status and some trade-in ideas for those of you looking to cut down the Galaxy S9’s price.
Remember, you’ll need a decent amount of information handy if you want to pre-order a Galaxy S9 so you’ll want to have some very specific details on hand when you go to buy your phone in March.
Check Your Upgrade Right Now
If you're planning to buy the Galaxy S9 in the near future you'll want to make sure you're eligible for an upgrade. Do it before you go to buy the phone or before you head into a store.
If your upgrade isn't until late April or later, you might not be able to put in an online pre-order for the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ since your line isn't eligible.
If your upgrade comes early enough in the year, there's a chance you'll be able to snag a Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ on their street date.
Checking your current upgrade status is easy and should only take you a few minutes to complete.
Here's how to check your upgrade online at Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular. You can also call your carrier's customer service line and check your status if you prefer to talk to someone.