T-Mobile announces Samsung Galaxy S4 price and availability
BELLEVUE, Wash. — April 17, 2013 — America’s Un-carrier continues making bold moves to give consumers affordable, unrestricted1 and hassle-free ways to get the latest 4G LTE smartphones.
T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced today the Samsung Galaxy S® 4 will be available online at www.T-Mobile.com beginning April 24 for just $149.99 down — plus monthly device payments — for qualifying customers with the new Simple Choice Plan.
The availability of Samsung Galaxy S 4 comes as T-Mobile is delivering the most popular smartphones in revolutionary new ways and giving customers far more flexibility with how they buy and use their wireless devices.
“Samsung has a proven track record of delivering the ‘Next Big Thing’ in smartphone innovation,” said John Legere, president and CEO, T-Mobile USA. “By combining our bold, Un-carrier moves — no restrictions, no limits and an unbeatable value — with Samsung’s leading-edge technology, you’re going to get the most from your Samsung Galaxy S 4 at T-Mobile —hands down.”
T-Mobile is the only major U.S. wireless company offering the Samsung Galaxy S 4 with the following:
- No annual service contract plus unlimited talk, text and Web on a blazing-fast nationwide 4G network.
- The ability to save money upfront and every month over AT&T, Verizon and Sprint through the Simple Choice Plan.
- HD Voice for nationwide crystal-clear high-definition calling and reduced background noise.
- Smartphone Mobile HotSpot feature for sharing the Samsung Galaxy S 4’s connection to the T-Mobile 4G network with up to five Wi-Fi capable devices (tablet, e-reader, laptop, portable gaming device and more). Smartphone Mobile HotSpot is included with every Simple Choice Plan.
Simple Choice Plan
T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan starts with a base rate of $50 per month for unlimited talk, text and Web with 500MB of high-speed data at up to 4G speeds. Consumers can add up to 2GB of high-speed 4G data for $10 per month per line or get unlimited 4G data for an additional $20 per month per line. Customers can add a second phone line for $30 per month, and each additional line is just $10 per month. There are no caps and no overages, and no restrictive annual service contracts.
T-Mobile 4G LTE Network
T-Mobile’s 4G LTE rollout complements its existing nationwide 4G network covering 225 million people, which third-party tests show already rivals or beats existing LTE networks in many markets. T-Mobile’s advanced 4G LTE network is currently available in seven metropolitan areas: Baltimore; Houston; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Phoenix; San Jose, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The company expects to reach 100 million people with 4G LTE by midyear and 200 million nationwide by the end of 2013. 4G LTE devices like the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will automatically and seamlessly connect to T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network where 4G LTE has not yet launched.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 joins a growing line-up of T-Mobile 4G LTE devices. The device features the latest Android operating system — Android™ 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) — and a speedy 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor. In tandem with T-Mobile’s blazing fast and unlimited 4G speeds when paired with the Simple Choice Plan with Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data, the Galaxy S 4 enables customers to quickly upload or download their favorite photos, videos and TV shows without worrying about expensive overage charges.
With a 13-megapixel camera paired with a vivid 5-inch Full HD SuperAMOLED® (1920 x 1080) display, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 offers a sophisticated multimedia experience for capturing and sharing amazing photos. Advanced camera features include:
- Dual Camera for recording stills or video with the front and rear cameras simultaneously.
- Eraser Shot to remove unwanted objects or people from an otherwise perfect picture.
- Drama Shot for snapping a burst of 100 images in four seconds to create animated GIFs.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 also offers new enhancements for discovering and watching your favorite programs — whether at home or on the go. New entertainment features include:
- Samsung WatchON is a whole new way to use your phone with your TV. It transforms your Samsung Galaxy S 4 into an integrated smart remote to control your home entertainment system including TV, set-top box and DVD player. With the WatchON service, you can get recommended TV, movies and sports according to your personal tastes.
- Samsung Smart Pause will automatically pause videos playing on your Samsung Galaxy S 4 if you turn your head away and resume once you’ve looked back.
Pricing & Availability
Starting April 24, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will be available for T-Mobile customers for $149.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $20 for well-qualified buyers for 0% APR O.A.C. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 will be available online at http://www.T-Mobile.com starting April 24, and at select T-Mobile retail stores and through select dealers and national retail stores starting May 1. For more information, visit https://explore.t-mobile.com/samsung-galaxy-s4.
Customers can find more information about Simple Choice Plan at http://explore.t-mobile.com/whyt-mobile.
 Financing is available on approval of credit online and in participating locations. If a customer with an EIP plan cancels service, the full balance owed on the phone becomes due. Not available in the District of Columbia.
About T-Mobile USA:
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the first quarter of 2013, approximately 34 million mobile customers were served by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM, HSPA+ and LTE. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.
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1. james1 (Posts: 97; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
WHAT!!!! I thought they said it will be $99 down payment + $20/each month = $579, why is it $630 now!!!
2. akki20892 (Posts: 3651; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
all device put 450$ or 500$......this is expensive one 630$......!!! 630$ for no commitment price dude, just for device.
21. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
Nothing beats Samsung or Tmobile that's for sure.
10. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
That is for the iPhone 5.
Every phone released is going to have its own price and deal.
T-Mobile seems to be asking more for the S4.
The $20 on top of your plan is still cheaper than most other carriers.
You also have the added bonus of paying off the balance to get a new phone or walk away. With other carriers you are locked in for 2 years regardless (unless you purchase it out right). The way the iPhone 5 is configured now, you can hop between AT&T and T-Mobile and get full benefits from both networks.
Verizon just released a 12 month purchase deal, but I believe you actually pay a finance charge with them too. T-Mobile is interest free. So, with Verizon, you have a more expensive plan, MUCH higher payments (12 months versus 24), finance charges to boot. Granted Verizon has LTE, but T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42 is not that far off from LTE, with LTE on the way. Imagine having LTE and then if that is not around falling back to 42, that would be T-Mobile and you would essentially have "fast" full time. With Verizon, with no LTE you fall back to CDMA 3G ... very slow.
Unless T-Mobile coverage is absolutely terrible in your area, or areas where you travel ... T-Mobile seems like a no brainer.
5. AndiAllDay (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)
They are secretely adding finance charges!!! all phone companies are SCAM; whichever way you look at it!
6. PostmanLV (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
question,If I purchase it through a retailer such as bestbuy will I be able to still get contract pricing or will they do the same 20 a month like T Mobile
11. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 78; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
You will get the contract pricing bc best buy still offers contracts. Which means you will commit to a two year contract. Your upfront costs will be cheaper but Over two years it may be a one or two hundred dollar diffence in what you pay.
12. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2679; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Contract pricing. The Simple Choice plans are currently only available through T-Mobile.
7. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
So what's the buy it all at once price? Do you get a discount of any kind?
9. phoneman09 (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
Even if you buy the phone outright its still a better deal, than if you were to buy it from either Negri or Expansys. $630 for the S4? That's a good price.
14. JunitoNH (Posts: 984; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
That's a lot of money for plastic, backed by bad customer service. However, I think the $amshunites, will make it a successful launch.
24. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Aw, someone's still salty their fave fruit company keeps offering them the same damn phone year after year after year after year XD!
15. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
l donot care... come to papa sammy my boy
16. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
So really you will pay 90$ for a plan. So tell me the difference from this and being on a two year contract??? Yet you still pay 150$ upfront??
T-mobile: if you wanna end your contract early you will have to pay for the rest of your phone. 630$ minus X amount per month.
Every other carrier: if you wanna pay a early term fee 175$ or 350$ minus X amount per month.
Stop trying to sugar coat your thieving ways T-mobile.
17. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 78; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
Not everyone buys a phone 2 or 3 times per year. There are people who can keep a phone for upwards of 4 years. If you did that, then you'd save that $20 per month. Plus you have the option to pay it off at any time. But I do agree with you. They are all thieves. Especially Verizon and AT&T.
19. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
'sammy' never EVER copied apple or anybody else. ios was made to look like touchwiz and not the either way. Sony and LG stole their amazing pentile unatural colors amoled technology. sammy was the first one to get a smartphone on the market (SGS 0). They invented the PLASTIC. The workers at their factory's committed suicide by creating an unhealthy environment. They never EVER applied dirty low and very 1870's tactics in their marketing strategies by intentionally and falsely denigrating the competition. We all love sammy because sammy is so good to us. If we fallow sammy like a legion of blind trolls one day, one day maybe we will get a hard on. ha ?!
p.s. I'm a paid troll anti sammy
20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
wow, T-Mobile went from overpricing their Galaxy models to offering the best deal for the latest one. cool beans. o:
23. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2679; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Overpricing? They were priced a little higher because you were saving hundreds over the life of your contract. I have no problem paying an extra $80 upfront for a phone to save $15 a month for the next two years. If you call that overpricing, math may not be your strong suit.
22. davenycept (Posts: 177; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
I hate this why does tmobile do this...I was happy with contract prices...now they want us to spend $600? Really this isn't right
26. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 78; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
I guess math isn't your strong suit either.