Trade in old phone for Galaxy S III or Note in the UK, get free Galaxy Tab 2

If you just so happen to live in the UK, Samsung is currently running a promotion that you might like to get involved in. If you are looking to upgrade your current smartphone to either a Samsung Galaxy S III or a Samsung Galaxy Note, you may be eligible to trade in your old phone to get a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.

Depending on the device you are trading in there are different options of Tabs to get. Currently if you trade in a Samsung Galaxy S II or iPhone 4 you'll be eligible for a free Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, while the iPhone 4S gives you either the Tab 2 7.0 or Tab 2 10.1. Samsung doesn't have any other phones you can trade in at the moment, but they claim they will be adding new phones every day; in the future there may be options to trade in a phone for a discount on either of the Tab 2 devices.

Naturally your old phone must be in a good working condition to be eligible for the trade-in, and also you must 16 years of age or older. It seems as though the way the promotion works is you buy a Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note first, and then you provide its IMEI number to start the trade-in process. The terms and conditions don't seem to state exactly when you must have bought either of these smartphones, so we assume if you bought one earlier and you still have one of the eligible phones lying around, you can score a free Samsung tablet.

On the other hand, while this promotion is good for some, it may be a better option to simply sell your old phone on eBay and use the funds to buy a Galaxy Tab 2. Generally speaking a used iPhone 4S 16 GB will go for £350+ on eBay, which is £35 more than it costs to purchase a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (16 GB Wi-Fi only) through Expansys. If your phone is only eligible for the Tab 2 7.0, it might be better to sell it and buy a Google Nexus 7 for just £159.

Anyway, if you do want to go through with the promotion, head to the source link below.

Via: Phandroid
Source: Samsung UK | Thanks to techbeck for the tip via the forums!

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i know i may sound stupid. but....i'm a little confused. i got SG2, do i have to upgrade to SG3 from my t-mobile before getting the tab? the upgrade promote looks pretty confusing. first page says upgrade to sg3 or note but when clicking trade in button, it says upgrade to tab 7 or tab 10.

So if I traded in my 10-month-old iPhone 4S 16GB (which I'd get around £300-£350 for on eBay) for a Galaxy S III 16GB (currently £445), I'd get a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (£300) included?

I must be reading it wrong somehow...

King Mustard said,
So if I traded in my 10-month-old iPhone 4S 16GB (which I'd get around £300-£350 for on eBay) for a Galaxy S III 16GB (currently £445), I'd get a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (£300) included?

I must be reading it wrong somehow...


You need to upgrade to the SIII and then trade in your 4s for the Tab 2 10.1. So you can't use the 4s in a trade in for the SIII.

Yeh some of these offers are laughable, a galaxy s2 or iphone4s is far more valuable than a pathetic 7" tablet.

I have my old iPhone 4 sitting around doing nothing. So i might trade it in for the 7" Tab 2. I have an old iPad 1 and starting to notice how slow it is compared to other tablets/smartphones. So this Tab while being a little smaller still could replace it.

DrakeN2k said,
Sorry but when my contract ends I will trade in or sell my SGS2 for a WP8

Totally.

Unfortunatly for a friend of mine, he was too eager to get in on wndows phone just over amonth ago and traded his SG2 for a Nokia 900..... yeah, i did explain WP8 release was coming...
As it turns out, he didn't like the apps (or rather lack of) that the Windows Phone had to offer and kept wanting to do things the old way of 'theres and app for that' and traded his Nokia 900 in for a SG3. He say's he's more then happy with it now.. if only he had waited a bit, he could have got this offer

sagum said,

Totally.

Unfortunatly for a friend of mine, he was too eager to get in on wndows phone just over amonth ago and traded his SG2 for a Nokia 900..... yeah, i did explain WP8 release was coming...
As it turns out, he didn't like the apps (or rather lack of) that the Windows Phone had to offer and kept wanting to do things the old way of 'theres and app for that' and traded his Nokia 900 in for a SG3. He say's he's more then happy with it now.. if only he had waited a bit, he could have got this offer


Agreed, this is somewhat of my situation, I got an S3 after giving up my HTC Radar, the only reason being, I wanted a good camera and some good apps (DropBox being one of the most important ones)... No that I am on S3, I am missing the convenient 'contacts' book I had in my WP (where you clicked on the alphabet and moved to the name you wanted), and the physical camera button, I believe it should be a must for all new smartphones. Other than that I am loving my S3.... and oh I just HATE it how Samsung has copied iOS and every menu option is on the top screen (save, cancel, back etc). its such a big screen and its rather inconvenient, it does not make sense to have them on top... sorry got off topic.

DrakeN2k said,
Sorry but when my contract ends I will trade in or sell my SGS2 for a WP8

lol, why downgrade? Whats next? Are you going back to windows 3.1? or Windows 8? lol

Neobond said,
But then you couldn't take advantage of the wonderful offer?

Where is it a wonderful offer? Trade a good working smartphone for a tablet? Then you have to buy a new smartphone anyway.

Luis Mazza said,

Where is it a wonderful offer? Trade a good working smartphone for a tablet? Then you have to buy a new smartphone anyway.


try trading in your current phone and lets see how much you will get for it.

still1 said,

try trading in your current phone and lets see how much you will get for it.

If it is unlocked you might be able to get $400 for your used smartphone depending on what you got. But yeah, if you are in the market for a tablet and a phone and don't want to hold onto your old phone this is the way to go.

Edit: Never mind. You only can get a 10.1" tablet if you trade in a 4s otherwise it is a 7" tablet. Nothing wrong with a7" tablet, but it isn't worth $500. That's really not that great of a deal to be honest.

This 'special offer' is laughable at best. In Italy you just buy the SGS3 (no contract though, you have to pay it full price, around 600€) without any turn-in of old phones and, after registering the new SGS3 IMEI to some website you'll get a free Galaxy Tab 2 7.0"