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This is what Samsung’s Note 9 costs on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 9 provides more of everything that fans of big phones want: more battery, more screen, and more power. The phone is now available for purchase in stores now that the preorder period is over. If you snoozed on it until now, you won’t get a free set of AKG noise-canceling headphones or a load of Fortnite V-bucks (the popular title’s in-game currency).

For those who waited, the offers available at launch aren’t bad, however. If you buy the Note 9 from Samsung, you’ll get a few accessories for free. It’s also supported and available through every carrier in the US, several of which are offering decent trade-in specials that we saw during the lead-in to the Note 9’s release.

Samsung

Buy it outright: the base model with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM costs $999. The $1,249 option improves on that with 512GB of onboard storage and 8GB of RAM.

Monthly installments: For the 128GB model, it’s $41.67 per month for 24 months, which totals to just a few cents over the $1,000 mark. The 512GB model costs $52.08 per month but keeps the same total you’d pay for the phone outright.

Special offer: Buying from Samsung directly will award you a complimentary Duo wireless charger and your choice of a Note 9 case. You can also trade in your current device for up to $300 off the Note 9.

Verizon

Buy it outright: The base model costs $999; the upgraded option costs $1,249.

Monthly installments: Practically the same prices as Samsung, just a penny less per month for the 128GB model. The 512GB model will cost $52.08 per month for 24 months.

Special offer: Verizon offers a “buy one, get one” special for Note 9 phones. If you pay for both upfront, then the carrier will credit you for the second device over a 24-month period.

AT&T

Buy it outright: Standard pricing here: $999 for the 128GB model and $1,249 for the upgraded 512GB device.

Monthly installments: For those on AT&T’s Next plan, the Note 9 starts at $33.34 per month for 30 months. AT&T’s Next Every Year plan subscribers pay $41.67 per month for 24 months. The cost per month for the 512GB model is $52.09.

Special offer: Like Verizon, AT&T also offers a “buy one, get one” promo for the Note 9, though it is set to end on August 30th.

T-Mobile

Buy it outright: The 128GB model is $999, while the upgraded phone with 512GB of storage is $1,249.

Monthly installments: To finance, T-Mobile requires $279.99 down for the 128GB model, followed by $30 per month for 24 months. If you want more storage and power, the 512GB option is $529 down and $30 per month for 24 months. In both cases, the totals equal the cost if you were to purchase outright.

Special offer: If you have a Samsung device to trade in, you can earn up to $500 in billing credits over 24 months for newer Samsung-made phones, including the Note 5 and the Galaxy S7 series. Anything older may still be eligible for $250 back in credits.

Sprint

Buy it outright: You’ll pay $999 for the 128GB model with 6GB of RAM or $1,249 for the top model, which has 512GB of storage and is upgraded to 8GB of RAM.

Monthly installments: Sprint Flex lease costs $20.83 per month for 18 months. Then you’re able to buy the phone outright or return it for an upgrade.

Special offer: Sprint is touting 50 percent savings on the Note 9 over an 18 month lease locked at $20.83 per month, offering new subscribers (and those who open a new line) a chance to buyout the phone for $250 after the lease ends. This brings the total cost of the phone to $624 before tax.

However, the same promo doesn’t extend to current subscribers just looking to upgrade. Flex will cost $41.67 per month for 18 months, and you’ll have the option to buyout the Note 9 for $250, or exchange it for a different phone.

Xfinity Mobile

Buy it outright: Xfinity charges the standard for both models: $999 for 128GB and $1,249 for the 512GB option.

Monthly installments: For the cheaper model, it’ll cost you $41.67 per month for 24 months on Xfinity Mobile’s network. The carrier offers the 512GB Note 9 variant at $52.08 per month for 24 months.

Special offer: New customers can earn a $300 credit for opening a line with Xfinity Mobile and porting over your phone number. It doesn’t lower the price of the Note 9 at the time purchase, but it’s a perk nonetheless.


Amazon

You can find the Note 9 at Amazon bundled with the Wireless Charger Duo and a DeX pad for $999. The 512GB model also includes the same products in the bundle, but costs $1,249.

Updated 3:22pm ET, August 28th: Amazon now offers the Note 9 in both configurations, and its bundle is the best option right now for those who want to buy this phone unlocked.