T-Mobile announces Samsung Galaxy S4 price and availability

T-Mobile announces Samsung Galaxy S4 price and availability
So, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S4 will launch on T-Mobile earlier than expected. While May 1 was originally supposed to be its release date, the carrier has now announced that the smartphone will be available to its customers on April 24. The Galaxy S4 will be up for purchase online on that date. Then on May 1, the Galaxy S4 will land at select T-Mobile retail stores throughout the U.S.

As for its pricing, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be offered with a Simple Choice plan from T-Mobile. That means no long-term commitment, low monthly service fees, and speedy 4G data service, but it also means you'll be paying the smartphone's full cost over time. So while the Galaxy S4 will be priced at $150 upfront, the rest of its cost will have to be paid in 24 monthly installments. That's $20 per month for two years, bringing the total cost of the device to $630. Still, considering that the carrier's Unlimited plan costs $70 monthly, that's still a pretty good deal. 

To learn more about the Samsung Galaxy S4 and its availability at T-Mobile, feel free to go over the full press release below. Better yet, why don't you read our Samsung Galaxy S4 review and learn what makes this hot smartphone so great?

source: T-Mobile

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. james1

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

WHAT!!!! I thought they said it will be $99 down payment + $20/each month = $579, why is it $630 now!!!

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

all device put 450$ or 500$......this is expensive one 630$......!!! 630$ for no commitment price dude, just for device.

21. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Nothing beats Samsung or Tmobile that's for sure.

10. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 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.

3. iushnt

Posts: 3141; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Excited..

5. AndiAllDay

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

They are secretely adding finance charges!!! all phone companies are SCAM; whichever way you look at it!

6. PostmanLV

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 11, 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: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 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 unregistered

Contract pricing. The Simple Choice plans are currently only available through T-Mobile.

7. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 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: Mar 23, 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: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 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: Jan 22, 2013

l donot care... come to papa sammy my boy

16. idroidequis

Posts: 103; Member since: Jan 23, 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: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 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.

18. Stayfly2407

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

I'll be getting tmobile, leaving AT&T.

19. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

wow, T-Mobile went from overpricing their Galaxy models to offering the best deal for the latest one. cool beans. o:

23. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

25. PhoneAddiction

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Agreed!

22. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 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: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I guess math isn't your strong suit either.

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