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Just bought a Samsung phone? You may be owed a free Gear VR

Gear VR

Update: Those in the UK can't benefit from the free Gear VR deal - it's now confirmed just to be for those who live in the US.

If you've bought a brand new Samsung phone in the last week, you may be able to claim a free Gear VR headset to plug your new gadget into.

Samsung is giving away the virtual reality tool to anyone who bought a Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ or Galaxy Note 5 from a participating retailer since June 1.

Sadly the deal is only for the US right now – Samsung has now confirmed to TechRadar there are no plans to bring this offer to the UK.

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You need to have bought – or you could buy one in the coming weeks – your phone from AT&T, Best Buy, Costco, Metro PCS, Sam's Club, Sprint, Target, T-Mobile, US Cellar, Verizon or Walmart.

Once you've bought the phone you'll then be able to go to this link and submit a form to claim your free Gear VR.

If you're set to upgrade to a new Samsung phone you'll still be able to claim the deal until June 19, so there's still plenty of time.

James Peckham

James is Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He has also worked on other leading tech brands, such as T3 and Gizmodo UK, as well as appearing as an expert on TV and radio for the BBC and other publications. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for all the latest smartphone news.