Samsung is on a roll lately as the smartphone maker has launched a lot of Android based devices that have sold very well with the general public. That includes its latest release, the Galaxy S III, which the company said sold over 10 million units in less than two months.
Now Samsung is offering people who purchase a new smartphone made by their company a direct way to get a refund from their old hardware. It launched the new Samsung Upgrade website today, and it will give people up to $300 for their old smartphone; that high price is only if you have an iPhone 4S from AT&T that has 64 GB of storage.
The process is simple. The website has an online form where you select which smartphone you currently own. Yes, iOS, Blackberry and Windows Phone devices are listed in addition to Android. Then you tell the site if the phone is still in good working order and the site generates a quote. After you purchase a new Samsung phone, you mail in your old phone within 30 days. After that, you should receive a quote for the amount that you were given for the phone by the website.
People who have already purchased new Samsung smartphones can still participate, if they still have their device's proof of purchase. Samsung also offers a separate process for people who might have six or more old smartphones a way to get a refund as well.
While we have seen online refunds for old smartphone hardware in the past, its rare that a smartphone company would launch such an effort.
Source: Samsung Upgrade website