State and local agencies that offer first responders free unlimited talk, text and data through T-Mobile's Samsung 5G phones for a limited time, the carrier said Friday. That includes phones like the recently released Galaxy Note 20 5G, as well as the Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy A71 5G and Galaxy A51 5G. The $250 Galaxy A21 with 4G LTE is also an option.can get up to 25% off
"While pushing the bounds of 5G mobile technology, Samsung and T-Mobile both recognize the importance of first responders staying connected at the most critical times," Taher Behbehani, head of Samsung Electronics America's mobile B2B division, said in a statement.
State and local fire, police and emergency medical service agencies get free unlimited smartphone service through T-Mobile's Connecting Heroes program, which kicked off earlier this year.
Companies are launching more 5G phones as the . Apple is later this year, which . In addition to higher speeds, 5G is hyped to revolutionize niches such as self-driving cars, virtual and augmented reality and telemedicine services such as remote surgery.
T-Mobile's new offer, an update to its, is the latest perk in a year that has seen all three major US wireless carriers offer discounts to those who help their communities. In April, during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, on Fios and wireless service to include nurses and teachers. AT&T launched its first responder discount in March and later .
T-Mobile didn't specify how long the Samsung phone offer will last and declined to comment on an end date.
CNET's Eli Blumenthal contributed to this report.