Verizon is asking for $129.99 for the device, with a new two-year contract of course. This has always been the Stratosphere II’s price over at Big Red.
But now you can buy one of these smartphones for just $0.01 – so effectively free. All you need to do is get it from Amazon. Yes, you’ll need to sign the two-year contract still. However, the one cent pricing applies to both new customers as well as upgraders, which isn’t something you normally see when a price gets cut like this.
The only downside to this offer is that Amazon doesn’t have the Stratosphere II in stock right now. It’s backordered. Of course, you can still order one, you’ll just have to have a bit more patience after that, until it finally arrives at your doorstep. The savings may be worth the wait, though. That said, it’s your call.
The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II is obviously the follow-up to the original Stratosphere from last year. It comes with a full physical side-sliding QWERTY keyboard (which will undoubtedly be its main selling point), a 4-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p Full HD video recording, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of built-in storage, microSD slot, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1,800 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
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