Samsung phones can be purchased from wireless service providers such as Verizon, as well as from electronics retailers such as Best Buy. General retailers such as Amazon and Overstock also sell various models of Samsung phone.
Each listing for Samsung phones on the Verizon site contain a description of that model's features and functions, as well as detailed pricing information based on the type of service the customer buys in conjunction with the phone. For example, customers are able to purchase the phone at a reduced price when signing up for a two-year coverage contract as compared to purchasing the phone without agreeing to any contracted service period.
Customers who purchase Samsung phones through Best Buy have the option of signing up for cellular service with one of several different providers, such as AT&T or Sprint. Each listing on the site contains user reviews of the phone as well as details about any additional coverage options, such as warranty coverage in the event of damage to the phone.
Many of the Samsung phones sold on Amazon are unlocked, which means that they can be activated on any cellular network. However, these phones are often priced higher than in-network phones and do not feature any contract-based discounts.