It seems that Samsung is truly serious about upping the ante when it comes to luring iPhone users across to Android. Samsung recently unveiled its “Ultimate Test Drive” program that allowed iPhone users to get their hands on a Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, or Galaxy S6 for a simple $1 outlay. Now, it seems that those who were excited to take Samsung up on the offer are in for an additional treat if they decide to make the switch across to Samsung and Android permanent.

Samsung’s recent disappointing performances in the smartphone market aren’t exactly a secret. The South Korean company’s financial postings have shown that the smartphone behemoth is struggling to make an impact, in what is essentially a saturated market. The “Ultimate Test Drive” program, which was designed to give iPhone owners a chance to experience what Samsung has to offer for thirty days with minimal outlay, has now been made even more attractive with the addition of a $200 incentive for those who decide to stick with Samsung hardware.


Samsung is offering both financial recompense and Google Play credit to those who ditch Apple’s iPhone in favor of Samsung and Android. Those who take part in the Ultimate Test Drive program and make the move a permanent one, will receive a $100 Google Play Store credit to purchase apps, movies, TV shows and music. Those individuals will also receive a check to the value of $100 as a special thank you from Samsung, but only if that person traded in an iPhone to their carrier or retailer.


There’s never been a clearer indication that not only is Samsung struggling to grow its market share, but also that the company feels that Apple’s iPhone is the main reason for those troubles. Getting involved in the process and claiming the incentive is fairly easy and has been made as quick and efficient as possible by Samsung. If you took advantage of one of the Samsung devices on offer as part of the Ultimate Test Drive program and decided to keep it, then simply point your Web browser to and enter the email which you had used as part of the initial promotion.


Once verified, Samsung will issue an email with a $100 Google Play credit code for use in the store. If there was an iPhone traded in as part of the process, and has been verified, then Samsung will also issue a $100 check through the post. What could be easier than that? Are you ready to make the switch to one of Samsung’s latest smartphones?

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