Virtual Reality is one of the newest and most exciting technologies. Simply by putting on a pair of high-tech glasses you can be transported to another world and experience excitement, fear and joy, as you choose.

For a limited time you can get a free VR headset worth £119 if you buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ with BT Mobile.

The Galaxy S8 is the flagship smartphone in Samsung’s range, and was critically acclaimed at launch. Buy it from BT Mobile before November 2 and you can the free Gear VR headset and Controller as well.*

What is the Samsung Gear VR?

Samsung’s Gear VR is a great way to experience virtual reality from your home.

The Gear VR is a headset powered by Oculus Mobile. Slide your S8 or S8+ into the front of the unit and put it on - with adjustable secure straps and foam cushioning it’s comfortable to wear.

Once on you’ll get a 101-degree field of view, so instead of looking straight ahead like when you watch TV, you can look up, down, left and right to really feel immersed in the action.

As well as getting the headset with this deal, the offer includes the free Gear VR2 Controller (which normally costs £49).  You can use this remote control to navigate through the menus, adjust the volume and initiate actions such as drawing, firing, teeing off at golf and moving.

What can I watch using the Gear VR?

A staggering 800 apps, available to download from the Oculus store, are compatible with the Gear VR and allow you to experience things you have never done before without leaving your house.

Try free solo climbing with The Climb, explore life underwater with The Blu and take a tour of the White House with the Obamas in The People’s House. Go racing in Project Cars, play instruments in Jam Session VR and relax in House of Meditation.

Many of the apps, such as Google Earth VR, Cirque Du Soleil VR and Minecraft, are free to use.

Graphic of Gear VR on someones head

Samsung Galaxy S8 highlights

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have some brilliant features, including facial detection, so you can unlock your phone simply by lifting your phone up to your face.

They are water and dust resistance, so you don’t have to worry if you spill water on your phone.The 12-megapixel camera has bright f/1.7 and ‘Dual Pixel Camera’ for great photos in low light and for fast-moving action, selfie lovers can use the f/1.7 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

Fast performance is promised from the Octa-core processor, while there’s 64GB of storage, plenty of space for photos and videos.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 tariffs

Choose from four plans, with the 6GB and 16GB plan you get the free BT Sport app.

  • 500MB data, unlimited texts, 400 minutes - £37/month (BT broadband customers) £42/month (non-BT broadband customers), £170 up-front
  • 3GB data, unlimited text, unlimited minutes - £42/month (BT broadband customers) £47/month (non-BT broadband customers), £120 up-front
  • 6GB data, unlimited texts, unlimited minutes, free BT Sport app: £47/month (BT broadband customers) £47/month (non-BT broadband customers),£50 up-front
  • 15GB data, unlimited texts, unlimited minutes, free BT Sport app: £52/month (BT broadband customers) £57/month (non-BT broadband customers), £20 upfront

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