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Samsung Drops Free Festival Tickets To Galaxy Flagship Buyers

A new Samsung phone and free festival tickets? A deal no party animal can leave unnoticed.

Prior to the next Galaxy release, Samsung has launched an awesome offer bundle. Anyone who buys Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8 or Tab S3 between 29th January 2018 and 18th of February 2018 is eligible to claim a pair of tickets to must-see festivals and gigs: Little Mix, Forbidden Fruit, Nickleback, Chas & Dave, Katy Perry and many more.

To make sure you don't miss out this summer, we've prepared a round up of the best Samsung flagship deals currently available. Let's drop the beat!

Galaxy S8

Released in April 2017, the S8 is a decent phone to get this year bearing in mind that the S9 duo won't have major design changes. We couldn't wait to get our hands on one. Powerful and sleek flagship with impressive 5.8-inch screen, day long battery life and a headphone jack!

You can get it SIM-free from Curry's PC World for £629 in Pink/ Orchid Grey/ Coral Blue/ Black. Free next day delivery or collection at a store is available, so you won't be kept away long from your new shiny toy.

If you're more inclined to go for Galaxy S8 on 24 months contract, EE and 02 offers are pretty sweet.


  • 15GB of data
  • Unlimited texts and minutes
  • 4G network
  • No upfront cost
  • £192 cashback claimable after 6, 8, 12, 18 months being in contract
  • £37.99 per month (£29.99 after cashback)

    Total cost over 24 months: £719.76


  • 5GB 10GB Data
  • All-you-can-eat texts and minutes
  • 4G Network
  • No upfront cost
  • £96 cashback claimable after 6, 8, 12, 18 months being in contract
  • £36.00 per month (£32 after cashback)

    Total cost over 24 months: £768

Galaxy S8 Plus

The bigger brother is stunning in the same way, but if you prefer larger screens then this might be your choice. Ultra thin bezels, large 6.2 inch AMOLED screen, bigger battery are Galaxy S8 Plus pros to name a few. S8 duo is performance efficient and packs latest camera and security tech.

SIM Free

Paying today £729, you can get the Plus delivered next day from Curry's.

Unlocked Galaxy S8 Plus will cost you £739 from GiffGaff. But there is a little catch: if you don't have an active GiffGaff Sim, you will need to buy a minimum of £10 goodybag of minutes and data which can be cancelled any time.

In terms of contract offers, there aren't any bargains. We'd imagine if you're a contract buyer, you will choose depending on data usage. We've spotted the best deal from 02:

  • 10GB 20GB Data
  • Unlimited minutes and texts
  • No upfront cost
  • £96 claimable cashback
  • £45 per month (£42 after cashback)
  • Total cost over 24 months: £1,008

Galaxy Note 8

With Note 8 Samsung made infinity screen bigger, perfected S-Pen sensitivity and this is the first Galaxy phone with dual camera set up for wow quality photos. The Note 8 is all in one: IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, 6GB of RAM, iris scanning tech along with fingerprint reader on the back, 3300 mAh battery and 10nm processor under the hood. On top of that custom emoji and GIF creation with S-Pen.

SIM Free

If you're on GiffGaff, the Note 8 will cost you £839 today. Purchasing Note 8 from GiffGaff without active SIM will include minimum tarif package of £10 which will last for one month from phone arrival and can be changed or cancelled any time.

Other retailers like Argos, Very, Samsung Online Shop offer is £869 and from Samsung you can get a free wireless charger to enjoy fast charging without any plugging in.


Currently O2 is smashing it with Note 8 double data tariff deals. For £45 per month, the lowest monthly cost currently among major networks, you can choose 30, 20 or 10 GB of data. Cashback schemes apply. The most cost appealing deal is:

  • 10GB20 GB of data
  • Unlimited calls and texts
  • No upfront cost
  • £144 cashback
  • £45 per month (£51 before cashback)
  • Total cost over 24 months: £1,080

Wrap up

What can be better than enjoying summer gig for free with ultimate flagship phone? Definitely the fact that you can recycle your old phone and get extra beer money to put in the pot for the time being.

Looking at total contract costs for over 6-inch Samsung current flagships, the Note 8 is definitely the one to go for and dual camera won't hurt. To make sure you haven't missed any deals from UK's leading networks, visit Mobile Phones Direct where you will find everything compared in one place.

Samsung promotion closes on 18th of February, so if you decide to upgrade make sure to claim your free tickets before closing date from participating retailers. You can find all relevant offer information and terms here Keep in mind that free tickets worth up to £140 are subject to availability and are served on first-come basis with participating retailers only.


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