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Samsung offers the chance to 'unbox' festival tickets with S8, S8+, Note8 and Tab S3 deals

Monday, January 29th 2018 by Emma Woollacott

Customers buying a new Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, Note8 or Tab S3 in the next couple of weeks will get a nice little perk this summer: a pair of festival tickets worth up to £140.

The deal is available through several network providers: O2, EE, Three Mobile, Giffgaff, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Mobile and BT.

Retailers Very, Littlewoods, Argos, John Lewis, Curry's PC World, AO.com, Mobile Phones Direct, Carphone Warehouse and Amazon are also taking part, and the deal is of course available through the Samsung Experience Store and Samsung Shop online. Notably, though, Vodafone is not on the list.

The offer is available with devices bought between now and midnight on 18 February. Customers simply need to open the Samsung Members App and click on the 'Unbox your tickets' banner to claim, in what we're assured is a quick and simple process.

You'll need to register your product, provide proof of purchase and the IMEA number of your device. You'll then be sent a unique ticket code that you can use to sign up for your chosen event.

You've got until 4 March to choose and apply for your free tickets, which are available on a first-come-first-served basis and can't be resold. Apparently, though, there are more than 86,000 tickets up for grabs through the scheme.

Free festival tickets - but not for Glastonbury

So where can you expect to be taking your new phone or tablet this summer?

The events on the list fall between 1 April and 31 December. Unsurprisingly, you won't be getting free tickets to Glastonbury. But the events on the list do include British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018, featuring everyone from Eric Clapton to Bruno Mars.

Also on the list are All Points East, a new 10-day event in East London's Victoria Park at which LCD Soundsystem, The xx and Bjork are to headline; and the Farr festival, an electronic music and arts festival held within Bygrave Woods in Hertfordshire.

For those prepared to travel a little farther afield, there's the Forbidden Fruit festival in Dublin, as well as the Rock en Seine festival in Paris and the Metropolis festival, again in Dublin.

Slightly higher-brow are the Edinburgh Castle Concerts this summer and Summer Nights At The Bandstand in Glasgow; and free tickets are also available for a new festival, All Together Now, in Ireland.

Samsung likes to pitch its products as the phones of choice for festivals, highlighting the low light camera of the S8 and S8+ as the best way to capture the coolest images.

And some of the companies taking part in the free tickets promotion have excellent deals on the phones. Three, for example, is advertising the S8 for just £39 a month, for a 24-month deal with 1GB and all-you-can-eat minutes, as long as you sign up for a direct debit or similar recurring payment.

EE, meanwhile, has plans costing as little as £36 a month.

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