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T-Mobile announces Samsung Galaxy S4 price and availability

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Apr 2013, 08:33

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...

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posted on 17 Apr 2013, 08:37 2

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!!!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 08:39 4

2. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; 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.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 22:21 2

21. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

Nothing beats Samsung or Tmobile that's for sure.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:01 3

10. theoak (Posts: 324; 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.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 08:47 4

3. iushnt (Posts: 2257; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


posted on 17 Apr 2013, 09:03 2

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!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 09:25

6. PostmanLV (Posts: 18; 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

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:25

11. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 79; 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.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:26

12. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

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

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 10:12

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?

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 10:53 2

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.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:32 1

14. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; 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.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 15:07

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!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:35 3

15. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:50

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.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:23 3

17. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 79; 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.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:47 3

18. Stayfly2407 (Posts: 57; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 15:13

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

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 15:31

20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; 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:

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:16 3

23. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; 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.

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 08:15

25. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 79; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


posted on 18 Apr 2013, 01:02

22. davenycept (Posts: 200; 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

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 08:16

26. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 79; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)

I guess math isn't your strong suit either.

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