Alot of new information about Galaxy S4’s arrival plans in the U.S. market have surfaced recently, and now Samsung has confirmed many of these details.
There are seven carriers in the United States that will see the Galaxy S4 arrive late April and into early May. First we have the four big dogs: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint. Next, we have the some of the smaller carriers like U.S. Cellular, C Spire and Cricket.
So when are they coming exactly? Not everything is set is stone, but here is a list of the carriers and when the phone is believed to be arriving:
Officially, Verizon hasn’t said much at all about the Galaxy S4’s launch date. Luckily a leaked Staples document points towards April 30th. Of course this isn’t guaranteed accurate.
AT&T is taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 as we speak. The phone will cost $200 on contract, or $640 for those buying it outright. The ship date is April 30th, which also happens to be the rumored Verizon ship date.
Like AT&T, the Galaxy S4 will set you back $200 on contract, though it is a bit pricier upfront at $750. As for when it is arriving? According to U.S. Cellular, it has an estimated arrival of 4 weeks from the pre-order start date. That means it is likely going to arrive sometime in the middle of May.
Samsung says it is coming, beyond that we know little. If we had to take a guess on arrival timeframe, I’d say mid-to-late May.
T-Mobile starts pre-orders on April 24th, with May 1st as the release date. As excepted, the phone will follow their new ‘uncarrier’ approach, meaning you will pay $150 upfront, with 24 payments of $20 a month. You will also have the option of paying $630 outright.
C Spire Wireless
Little information is known about when this small carrier will end up with the Samsung Galaxy S4. Like Cricket, I’d guess sometime in mid-to-late May. Again that’s just speculation.
Sprint starts pre-orders for the Galaxy S4 tomorrow actually., though no information on the actual release date. Sprint will sell the Galaxy S4 for $250 contract, but right now they are offering a $100 credit for folks that switch their number from another carrier over to Sprint – which is kind of like getting the Galaxy S4 for $150 for first-time Sprint customers.
Outside of carriers, major retailers like Walmart, Costco, Radio Shack, Staples and others will also carry the flagship Samsung handset.
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